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ID: 36C10F21R0017 • Type: Sources Sought


The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Seeks Expressions of Interest for a Construction contract at Great Lakes National Cemetery. At this time, we are attempting to identify potential small, bondable, and experienced businesses such as: (1) Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB): (2) Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB); (3) 8(a) contractors, (4) HUBZone Small Businesses, (5) Women Owned Small Businesses (WOSB), (6) and/or Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB) that are capable of meeting this construction requirement. Project Location: 1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd., San Antonio, TX 78209 Project Description The Dept of VA has a requirement to expand the Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas. This project will construct additional gravesites and cemetery improvements on the existing cemetery (expansion of Admin bldg. and renovation of Public Information Center space, new Honor Guard Bldg, new Maintenance complex storage facilities, Committal Shelter upgrades) and includes development of approximately 45 acres of land, approximately 19,500 pre-placed crypt full casket gravesites, 1000 oversize pre-placed crypt casket gravesites, approximately 3,600 traditional in-ground cremains and approximately 10,200 columbarium niches. Also includes new roads and repair of existing roads, rear maintenance entrance, parking, access, utilities, communication infrastructure improvement, physical security upgrades to facilities, site improvements, signage and site furnishings for the entire cemetery, new irrigation system, improved drainage, Facility Condition Assessment improvements. The Ft Sam Houston National Cemetery Ph 3 expansion is planned as a Design-Bid-Build acquisition for award in FY21. The Office of Construction and Facilities Management (CFM) will provide 100% design plans and specifications to prospective offerors. The approximate project duration will be 810 calendar days from the Notice to Proceed. The estimated magnitude for this project is between $20,000,000 and $50,000,000. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) of 237990 (Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction) with the size standard of $36.5 Million. The Dept of VA is considering conducting this acquisition as a best value with tradeoffs in accordance with FAR Part 15, Contracting by Negotiation. Sources Sought Notice This Sources Sought Notice is for market research purposes in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10. It does not constitute a solicitation and is not to be considered as a commitment by the Government. Firms interested in submitting their capabilities for this project must include the following information compiled into a Capabilities Package: Cover letter/introduction that includes company name, address, DUNS Number, point of contact with phone number and e-mail address; Business size determination and qualifying small business status, if a small business; If, applicable provide evidence of SDVOSB or VOSB status through registration at VIP (; If, applicable provide evidence of ability to offer as a small business under NAICS Code 237990 and listing in the System for Award Management (, with representations and certifications; Bonding capacity Provide a letter from your surety on surety letterhead that affirms your company s bonding capacity to furnish a bid bond, payment bond, and performance bond for a project between $20-$50Million. Contractor Capability Statement, which shall include, but not be limited, to the following: Corporate Experience: Provide at least three (3) projects in the past seven (7) years that are Valued at approximately $10M or greater in construction costs and; Demonstrate your company s experience constructing or managing the construction of projects that match the following characteristics. VA/NCA National Cemetery projects State/local/private cemetery projects Projects requiring the construction of multiple features typical to a National Cemetery such as pre-cast, placed crypts; columbaria niches, memorial walls, cast or natural stone columbarium caps, cast or natural stone veneers, turf (sod) placement and maintenance, tree and shrub placement and maintenance, irrigation systems with mainlines exceeding 4-inch in diameter, irrigation central control systems, roadways, wetlands/environmental remediation or restoration. Building construction, building remodel, mass/fine grading & excavation, site utilities, paving, new golf courses or expansions, regional parks, multiple sport-fields complexes, or multi-phased land development projects larger than 10 acres. Describe your experience with as many of the elements of construction identified, below, as you can: Mass/fine Grading & Excavation Site Utilities Prefer to see projects involving earth work and grading for cemeteries, parks or site development projects of at least 10 acres. Site Utilities Demonstrate experience with storm water management systems and site drainage for flat sites. Demonstrate experience with potable water distribution from a well, or municipal source Demonstrate experience with sanitary waste systems, both POWTS & municipal. Paving Paving projects may include private & local asphalt roads; concrete curb & gutter, asphalt parking lots, and concrete sidewalk, on site development projects of at least 10 acres. Experience Michigan or northern US climates is preferred, but not required. Landscaping Landscaping projects involving planting and lawn installation for cemeteries, parks, golf courses or other site development projects of at least 10 acres in climates similar to Holly, MI. Irrigation Irrigation system installation for cemetery, park, golf course, or other types of development sites of at least 10 acres. Include experience with irrigation ponds, wells, pumping systems if you have it. Precast Concrete Burial Components Demonstrate experience with successful fabrication and installation of precast crypt and precast columbarium, if you have it. Phasing and Continuity of Operations Demonstrate experience with best practices to successfully complete phased site work at an occupied and functioning facility in a way to minimize noise and dust and minimize detrimental effects on cemetery operations. Current Project List: Provide a detailed list of ongoing contracts & projects; the description shall include project type, award amount, award date, and estimated completion date. Project Labor Agreement or PLA (optional): The Government is collecting information from interested businesses to determine whether the use of a Project Labor Agreement (PLA) is appropriate for this Great Lakes National Cemetery Project. If you believe a PLA would be in the Government s best interest, please respond with a brief narrative supporting your position. Please submit Capability Packages via email to: Alea Barnes, Contracting Officer at no later than 12:00 p.m. CT on February 15, 2021, in the subject line state Fort Sam Houston Phase 3 [Company Name]." Note that this mailbox will only accept e-mails of 15MB in size or smaller, so you may break your submission into multiple emails if needed. All information concerning this requirement, when it proceeds to solicitation, will be posted only on the Federal Business Opportunities website ( At this time, no solicitation exists, therefore, please DO NOT REQUEST A SOLICITATION PACKAGE.


Response Deadline
Feb. 15, 2021, 1:00 p.m. EST Past Due
Feb. 3, 2021, 4:22 p.m. EST
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Current SBA Size Standard
$45 Million
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Evaluation Criteria
Best Value
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82% of similar contracts within the VA Headquarters had a set-aside.
On 2/3/21 VA Office of Construction and Facilities Management issued Sources Sought 36C10F21R0017 for Ft. Sam Houston - Maj Construction due 2/15/21. The opportunity was issued full & open with NAICS 237990 and PSC Y1PC.
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Alea J Barnes   Profile
(224) 610-7307


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