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A.01.23 - CJD Elevators INDUSTRY DAY Announcement RSVP Questionnaire (1).pdf

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Chief Joseph Dam Powerhouse Freight and Passenger Elevators Industry Day
06 December 2022
RSVP Questionnaire

1. Name of Company/Organization:

2. Major Industry –

a. Prime or Sub?

b. Construction Contractor?

c. Significant subcontractor?

• With whom would you be partnering?

d. Supplier?

e. Primary North American Industry System Code (NAICS):

3. The Government is seeking industry advice, based on industry experience and/or

expertise), to successfully accomplish the replacing the passenger elevator in kind, and
replacing the freight elevator with one with capacity to 10,000 pounds..

Project Description for Hydraulic Freight Elevator

This section is a general summary of the required work and is not all-inclusive. The
work described within these specifications include, but not necessarily be limited to
the scope listed below.

• Full replacement of the Hydraulic Freight Elevator.

o Installation of a new elevator system and equipment to replace the

existing, uprating the elevator capacity from 5,000 to 10,000 pounds,
and bringing the freight elevator machine room up to code by
enclosing the space in a one-hour rated envelope.

o Existing features to be demolished include, but are not limited to, the

hydraulic pump, the oil heater/cooler, oil reservoir, frequency
controller, hoist way cables, hydraulic plunger, elevator car, elevator
car safeties, elevator electrical system and wiring including all
traveling elevator car power and communications cabling, disconnect
switches, motor feeders elevator car lighting and all associated
controls including controller cabinets.

o The elevator car to be provided with new operating controls,

communication devices, new elevator lobby doors and call stations at
each floor landing. The existing heavy duty sidewall rails should be

Chief Joseph Dam Powerhouse Freight and Passenger Elevators Replacement
RSVP Questionnaire

reused if possible.

o The elevator machine room and shaft will be upgraded to meet

current code compliance. The upgrade will include any repair needed
for the hoist way walls and mechanical ventilation.

o Provide smoke detector in machine room that sends elevator to

designated floor and provides an alarm signal (light and sounder) to
both the Passenger Elevator machine room and Control Room fire
alarm control panels (FACPs).

Project Description for Powerhouse Passenger Elevator

This section is a general summary of the required work and is not all-inclusive. The
work described within these specifications includes, but not necessarily be limited to
the scope listed below.

• Full replacement of the Powerhouse Passenger Elevator.

o Installation of a new elevator system and equipment to replace the

existing. Bringing the passenger elevator machine room up to code by
replacing the wall separating the machine room from the staircase
with a two-hour rated wall.

o Existing features to be demolished include, but are not limited to: the
hoist motor; the hoist gear box, elevator brakes, hoist way ropes,
wedge sockets and shackle rods, rope brake, rope deflector sheaves,
speed governor, elevator car and counterweights guide rail shoes,
elevator car safeties, counterweights and cable compensation chains,
oil buffers for the elevator car and counterweights, elevator electrical
system and wiring including all traveling elevator car power and
communications cabling, disconnect switches, motor feeders elevator
car lighting and all associated controls including controller cabinets.

o The elevator car to be provided with new operating controls,

handrails, communication devices, new elevator lobby doors and call
stations at each floor landing.

o The elevator machine room and shaft will be upgraded to meet

current code compliance. The upgrade will include any repair needed
for the hoist way walls and HVAC improvements, and elevator hoist
way pressurization alternative (in lieu of required enclosed lobbies).

o Provide new or replace (as required) smoke detectors in machine

room and elevator lobbies that will alarm the FACP and initiate the
following actions: Sends elevator to either the designated or alternate
level, local alarm (light and sounder) at the FACP, demote alarm
(light and sounder, silence-able) at Control Room FACP, elevator
hoistway pressurization, stairwell pressurization.

o A Control Structure fire alarm will signal the Passenger Elevator

FACP to initiate elevator hoistway pressurization.

All work shall be performed at Chief Joseph Dam & Powerhouse facilities.

Chief Joseph Dam Passenger and Freight Elevators Replacement
RSVP Questionnaire

4. The Government is seeking information for the aspects listed below.

• The Government is interested in learning how industry views this work. If
interested, would your firm self-perform this contract or would you be or
team with a major specialty subcontractor?

• Please provide one to three (maximum) project descriptions where work
included replacing both existing freight and passenger elevators, and
increasing the capacity of one or both. Please identify whether this work was
self-performed or with specialty subcontractors.

• Most solicitations of this nature are open for 30 days and 45 days at the most.
Would a 45-day solicitation period be sufficient to obtain pricing from subs
and prepare the RFP? If not, and in your experience, what would be a
reasonable solicitation period?

• The Government has estimated a 18-month period of performance for this
contract. Given the current supply chain and personnel shortages, would 18
months be sufficient to complete the work? If not, and in your experience,
what would be a reasonable period of performance?

5. Please provide any additional comments or perspectives you may have that may be

beneficial to the Government.

To attend, interested vendors must pre-register by filling out the attached questionnaire and
emailing to Geraldine Kemp (Geraldine.L.Kemp@usace.army.mil), Contract Specialist, and
Mamie Brouwer (mamie.s.brouwer@usace.army.mil) Project Manager with the following
subject line “RSVP – CJD Elevators Industry Day” by 18 November 2022 at 3:00 PM
Pacific Time. Telephone requests will not be accepted.

Chief Joseph Dam Passenger and Freight Elevators Replacement
RSVP Questionnaire