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Solicitation - W912EE22B0008 - RED RIVER BASIN, CATAHOULA PARISH, LOUISIANA LOCK AND DAM NO. 1 (BOGGS) TAINTER GATE REPLACEMENT   2

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Note: Bid opening due date and time have been rescheduled for 13 December 2022 at 2:00 PM Local Time. The bid schedule has been revised and replaced in its entirety. Please use the revised bid schedule in Amendment 0006 when preparing and submitting bids.

Description of Work: The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, intends to issue an Invitation for Bids (IFB) Solicitation Number W912EE22B0008 for Red River Basin, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, Lock and Dam No. 1 (Boggs) Tainter Gate Replacement.

The work consists of furnishing all plant, labor, materials, and equipment, and removing existing steel Tainter gates, and fabricating and installing new steel Tainter gates. Principal features of the work include mobilization and demobilization, dewatering of the Tainter gate bays, demolition and disposal of the existing steel Tainter Gates, fabricating, painting, delivering, and installing the new steel Tainter Gates including seals, wire rope, and accessories, trial operation and skinplate watertightness testing, and environmental protection.

This IFB will be for one (1) Firm Fixed-Price Construction Contract. This procurement is unrestricted. The North American Industrial unres Classification System (NAICS) Code 237990 with a size standard of $39.5 Million. In accordance with FAR 36.204, the magnitude of this construction project is estimated to be between $10 Million and $25 Million. The official plans and specifications will be available on the SAM website at https://sam.gov/. Bidders may register on the Interested Vendor’s List (IVL) at https://sam.gov/ and retrieve an IVL from the same location. Compact disc and hardcopies will not be available. Telephone and fax requests for this solicitation will not be honored. Bidders are encouraged to check often for changes (AMENDMENTS) to posted solicitations. Amendments,

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Note: Bid opening due date and time have been rescheduled for 13 December 2022 at 2:00 PM Local Time. The bid schedule has been revised and replaced in its entirety. Please use the revised bid schedule in Amendment 0006 when preparing and submitting bids.

Description of Work: The United States Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg District, intends to issue an Invitation for Bids (IFB) Solicitation Number W912EE22B0008 for Red River Basin, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, Lock and Dam No. 1 (Boggs) Tainter Gate Replacement.

The work consists of furnishing all plant, labor, materials, and equipment, and removing existing steel Tainter gates, and fabricating and installing new steel Tainter gates. Principal features of the work include mobilization and demobilization, dewatering of the Tainter gate bays, demolition and disposal of the existing steel Tainter Gates, fabricating, painting, delivering, and installing the new steel Tainter Gates including seals, wire rope, and accessories, trial operation and skinplate watertightness testing, and environmental protection.

This IFB will be for one (1) Firm Fixed-Price Construction Contract. This procurement is unrestricted. The North American Industrial unres Classification System (NAICS) Code 237990 with a size standard of $39.5 Million. In accordance with FAR 36.204, the magnitude of this construction project is estimated to be between $10 Million and $25 Million. The official plans and specifications will be available on the SAM website at https://sam.gov/. Bidders may register on the Interested Vendor’s List (IVL) at https://sam.gov/ and retrieve an IVL from the same location. Compact disc and hardcopies will not be available. Telephone and fax requests for this solicitation will not be honored. Bidders are encouraged to check often for changes (AMENDMENTS) to posted solicitations. Amendments, if/when issued, will be posted to the above referenced website for electronic downloading. This will be the only method of distributing amendments prior to closing.

Bidders must have and maintain an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) at http://sam.gov and must include the NAICS code they are bidding under to receive a Government contract award. If the bidder is a Joint Venture (JV), the JV entity shall have valid SAM registration in the SAM database representing the JV as one business/firm/entity. If at the time of award a bidder is not actively and successfully registered in the SAM database, the Government reserves the right to award to the next prospective bidder. For additional information regarding this solicitation, please contact Andrew McCaskill via email at andrew.mccaskill@usace.army.mil.

Technical inquiries and questions relating to the solicitation are to be submitted via Bidder Inquiry in ProjNet at www.projnet.org when the solicitation is made available. The solicitation, including any amendments, shall establish the official opening and closing dates and times.

BID OPENING DATE AND TIME: 13 DECEMBER 2022 AT 2:00 PM LOCAL TIME. THIS PROCUREMENT IS UNRESTRICTED. IT IS ISSUED UNDER NAICS 237990, UNRES FSC CODE Y1PZ, FOR ONE (1) FIRM FIXED-PRICE CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT.

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The Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers is soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) from large scale construction projects (exceeding $25 million) for the following project:

FY 22 LEASE OF CUTTERHEAD, HYDRAULIC PIPELINE DREDGES (NOT LESS THAN 24-INCH DIAMETER), FULLY OPERATED WITH ATTENDANT PLANT AND PERSONNEL, WITH A DRAFT NOT TO EXCEED 9 FEET, FOR CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE DREDGING WITHIN THE VICKSBURG DISTRICT OR OTHER DISTRICTS WITHIN THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY DIVISION.

DESCRIPTION AND MAGNITUDE OF WORK: The work consists of furnishing, delivering, and operating cutterhead, hydraulic pipeline dredges (not less than 24-inch diameter), fully operated with attendant plant and personnel, with a draft not to exceed 9 feet, for construction and maintenance dredging within the Vicksburg District or other Districts within the Mississippi Valley Division.

Period of Performance: 1825 calendar days after award.

Some of the factors that may be considered regarding their use are:

a. The involvement of multiple contractors and/or subcontractors working in multiple crafts or trades.

b. The complexity of the project.

c. Shortage of skilled labor in the region.

d. Completion of the project will require an extended period of time.

e. The use of PLA's on other comparable projects.

f. The promotion of the Governments long term programs interests such as training of skilled workforce for future projects.

g. The possibility of labor disputes that threaten timely completion.

h. Additional costs from use of PLAs may be cost prohibitive. A PLA is defined as a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations that establishes the terms and conditions of employment for a

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The Vicksburg District Corps of Engineers is soliciting comments from the construction community addressing the potential use of Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) from large scale construction projects (exceeding $25 million) for the following project:

FY 22 LEASE OF CUTTERHEAD, HYDRAULIC PIPELINE DREDGES (NOT LESS THAN 24-INCH DIAMETER), FULLY OPERATED WITH ATTENDANT PLANT AND PERSONNEL, WITH A DRAFT NOT TO EXCEED 9 FEET, FOR CONSTRUCTION AND MAINTENANCE DREDGING WITHIN THE VICKSBURG DISTRICT OR OTHER DISTRICTS WITHIN THE MISSISSIPPI VALLEY DIVISION.

DESCRIPTION AND MAGNITUDE OF WORK: The work consists of furnishing, delivering, and operating cutterhead, hydraulic pipeline dredges (not less than 24-inch diameter), fully operated with attendant plant and personnel, with a draft not to exceed 9 feet, for construction and maintenance dredging within the Vicksburg District or other Districts within the Mississippi Valley Division.

Period of Performance: 1825 calendar days after award.

Some of the factors that may be considered regarding their use are:

a. The involvement of multiple contractors and/or subcontractors working in multiple crafts or trades.

b. The complexity of the project.

c. Shortage of skilled labor in the region.

d. Completion of the project will require an extended period of time.

e. The use of PLA's on other comparable projects.

f. The promotion of the Governments long term programs interests such as training of skilled workforce for future projects.

g. The possibility of labor disputes that threaten timely completion.

h. Additional costs from use of PLAs may be cost prohibitive. A PLA is defined as a pre-hire collective bargaining agreement with one or more labor organizations that establishes the terms and conditions of employment for a specific construction project and is an agreement described in 29 U.S.C. 158(f).

Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Policy:

a. Project Labor Agreement (PLA) is a tool that agencies may use to promote economy and efficiency in Federal procurement. Pursuant to Executive Order 13502, agencies are encouraged to consider requiring the use of project labor agreements in connection with large-scale construction projects.

b. An agency may, if appropriate, require that every contractor and subcontractor engaged in construction on the project agree, for that project, to negotiate or become a party to a project labor agreement with one or more labor organizations if the agency decides that the use of project labor agreements will:

1. Advance the Federal Governments interest in achieving economy and efficiency in Federal procurement, producing labor-management stability, and ensuring compliance with laws and regulations governing safety and health, equal employment opportunity, labor and employment standards, and other matters; and

2. Be consistent with law.

Reference: Provision: 52.222-33 Notice of Requirement for Project Labor Agreement Clause 52.222-34 Project Labor Agreement.

In consideration of the above factors, and any others which may be deemed appropriate, the construction community is invited to comment on the use of PLAs. Of particular interest to the Government are responses to the following questions:

a. Should PLAs be executed on selected large dollar contracts within the above referenced location by the Vicksburg District? What other factors should the Corps consider before deciding to include PLA provisions in a Vicksburg District contract? What type of project should or should not be considered for PLA?

b. Is the use of PLAs effective in achieving economy and efficiency in Federal procurement? What is the estimated relative cost impact, or any other economies or efficiencies derived by the Federal Government, if using PLAs? Will a PLA impact the cost of submitting an offer?

c. Is the use of PLAs effective in producing labor-management stability? Have labor disputes or other labor issues contributed to project delays in the local area?

d. Is the use of PLAs conducive to ensuring compliance with laws and regulations governing safety and health, equal employment opportunity, labor and employment standards, and other relevant matters? Are there instances where these standards have not been met on Federal contracts in the local area? Were PLAs used for those specific contracts?

e. Projects will require multiple construction contractors and/or subcontractors employing workers in multiple crafts or trades. Do you foresee any work on projects that may result in both the prime contractor and at least one subcontractor, or two or more subcontractors, employing the same trade?

f. Are there concerns by prime contractors on the availability of skilled construction labor? Information may reference current apprenticeship statistics and workforce age demographics.

g. Completion of anticipated projects will require an extensive performance periods. Will a PLA impact the completion time? What is the anticipated volatility in the labor market for the trades required for the execution of the project? Would a PLA benefit a project which contains a unique and compelling mission-critical schedule?

h. Where have PLAs been used on comparable projects undertaken by Federal, State, municipal, or private entities in the geographic area of this project?

i. Will the use of PLAs impact the ability of potential Offerors and subcontractors to meet small-business utilization goals?

Please provide your comments via e-mail to Andrew McCaskill, Contract Specialist at andrew.mccaskill@usace.army.mil no later than close of business on 31 May 2022.

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Solicitation Number
W912EE
Response Deadline
Dec. 13, 2022, 3:00 p.m. EST (originally: Sept. 8, 2022, 2:30 p.m.)
Posted
Nov. 30, 2022, 4:45 p.m. EST (originally: Aug. 9, 2022, 3:47 p.m.)
Set Aside
None
Place of Performance
Marksville, LA 71351 UNITED STATES
Source
SAM
PRIMARY CONTACT
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Title
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Name
Andrew McCaskill
Email
andrew.mccaskill@usace.army.mil
Phone
6016315248
Fax
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SECONDARY CONTACT
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DEPT OF DEFENSE>DEPT OF THE ARMY>USACE>MVD>W07V ENDIST VICKSBURG
Last Updated
Nov. 30, 2022
Archive Date
Dec. 28, 2022