Maintenance Dredging of Jamaica Bay Inlet, Queens, New York Federal Navigation Project

Solicitation Number: W912DS-08-B-0011

Agency: Department of the Army

Office: U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Location: U.S. Army Engineer District, New York

Notice Type: Solicitation

Original Posted Date: June 23, 2008

Posted Date: September 2, 2008

Response Date: Sep 05, 2008 2:00pm

Original Response Date: Aug 28, 2008 2:00 pm Eastern

Archiving Policy: Automatic, 15 days after response date

Original Archive Date: August 23, 2008

Archive Date: September 20, 2008

Original Set Aside: N/A

Set Aside: N/A

Classification Code: Y — Construction of structures and facilities

NAICS Code: 237 — Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction/237990 — Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction

Solicitation Number: W912DS-08-B-0011

Notice Type: Solicitation

Synopsis: Added: Jun 23, 2008 3:13 pm Modified: Jul 30, 2008 8:45 amTrack Changes

The New York District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers proposes to perform maintenance dredging of Jamaica Bay Inlet, New York, Federal Navigation Project, with subsequent placement of the dredged material as beach nourishment along the Riis Beach, Queens, New York. The proposed maintenance dredging would remove approximately 335,000 cubic yards of sediment to a depth of 20ft. below Mean Low Water with 1 ft. allowable over-depth in the Jamaica Bay Inlet Channel. The volume will be broken down in the following order: Basic Work 85,000 cubic yards – 22 days, Option 1 40,000 cubic yards – 5 days additional, Option 2 30,000 cubic yards – 4 days additional, Option 3 30,000 cubic yards – 4 days additional, Option 4 30,000 cubic yards – 4 days additional, Option 5 20,000 cubic yards – 3 days additional, Option 6 20,000 cubic yards – 3 days additional, Option 7 20,000 cubic yards – 3 days additional, Option 8 20,000 cubic yards – 3 days additional, Option 9 30,000 cubic yards – 4 days additional. The apparent low bidder shall be officially notified by the contracting officer to submit the following information: a) name, location, point of contact, b) evidence of the daily production capability and the output rates of at least 8,000 cubic yards per day for their proposed integrated system of dredging and placement. In addition, a synopsis (narrative detailing the operation to move the dredged material from the dredging site to its final resting place) of the proposed operation is also to be submitted by the apparent low bidder. Bidders should consult with Section 00800 paragraph 1A.1 of the Specifications for detail submittal requirement. The Apparent low Bidder shall, within 15 calendar days from the date the Apparent low bidder is notified of being the low bidder, provide copies of all required permits and approvals for transfer, transportation, dewatering and/or other processing (if any), and final disposal of dredged material, and shall submit evidence of such permits and approval. The Contractor will be required to commence work within five (5) calendar days after the date of receipt by him the notice to proceed, to prosecute said work diligently and to complete the work ready for use not later than twenty two (22) calendar days after the receipt of the notice to proceed. The contractor is required to maintain an integrated production of at least 8,000 cubic yards per day. It is anticipated that dredging/placement would take place within the approximately time period of 16 September 2008 to March 31 2009. The work is estimated to cost between $1,000,000 to $5,000,000. Plans/Specs for the subject project would be available on/about July 30, 2008 with bid opening on/about August 28, 2008. It is the intention of the Government to award and issue NTP by the end of August 2008 with dredging to follow immediately. Liquidated Damages – $1571.00 per calendar day of delay until all work under the contract are accepted. This is an UNRESTRICTED Procurement, with HubZone Price Evaluation Preference (FAR 52.219-4). The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 237990, Dredging. The business size standard is $18,500,000. The SIC CODE is 1629, which is Other Heavy and Civil Engineering Construction. Large business concerns must submit as part of their bid a subcontracting plan for this project in accordance with FAR Clause 52.219-8 and FAR Clause 52-219-9. Failure to submit an acceptable subcontracting plan may make the Offeror ineligible for award of the contract. The small business subcontracting goals for this procurement are 70% of the total subcontracting dollar value. Of that 8.8%should be placed with Small Disadvantaged Businesses, 6.2% with Women Owned Small Businesses, 7% with HUBZone Small Businesses, 9.8% with Veteran Owned Small Businesses and 3% with Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses. HUBzone Price Evaluation Preference will be applied IAW 52.219.4 entitled “Notice of Price evaluation preference for HUBZone small business concerns”. Bid opening will be on or about 08 August 2008 at 2:00PM Eastern Standard Time, in Room 1841 of 26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York 10278. The media selected for issuance of the synopsis/solicitation and amendments shall solely be at the discretion of the Government; accordingly, the media utilized for this project shall be the Internet and CD-ROM. Paper copies of this solicitation and amendments if any will not be available or issued. 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Checks should be sent to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 1843, New York, New York 10278. Registration Requirements: DFARS 252.204-7004 Required Central Contractor Registration (CCR) applies to this procurement. Prospective contractors must be registered in the Department of Defense (CCR) Database prior to award. Lack of registration in the CCR will make an offeror ineligible to download the solicitation and for award. Information on CCR registration and annual confirmation requirements may be obtained by calling 1-888-227-2423 or via the Internet at NOTICE! The Federal Acquisition Regulation requires that Past Performance Information (PPI) be collected on DoD contracts. The Government has now implemented a web-enabled application that collects and manages contractor past performance data. Effective 1 Apr 2007, the system, CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT REPORTING SYSTEM (CPARS) requires both the contractor and government to submit their portion of the CPARS report via the internet for service contracts in excess of $1,000,000. More definitive guidance and instructions will be incorporated in the solicitation and resultant contract. In the meantime, to become familiar with the system, the CPARS website has a computer based training module and a practice session for your use at by following the links to Training. The Point of Contact is Ivan V. Damaso, Contract Specialist, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, New District, 26 Federal Plaza, Room 1843 New York, New York 10278-0090 Phone: 917-790-8708; Fax: 212-264-3013. The Technical manager is Rafal Turek. He can be reached via Phone: 917-790-8534.

Contracting Office Address: Attn: CENAN-CT, 26 Federal Plaza
New York, New York 10278-0090

Place of Performance: U.S. Army Engineer District, New York CENAN-CT, 26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York 10278-0090
United States

Primary Point of Contact: Ivan V. Damaso. [email protected]; phone: 9177908708

Secondary Point of Contact: Shaukat M Syed, Contract Specialist
[email protected]; phone: 917-790-8176
Fax: 212-264-3013

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