Renew Cheetah Conservation Station Africa Trail (CCS-AT) at the Smithsonians National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZCBI)


Subject: Renew Cheetah Conservation Station Africa Trail (CCS-AT) at the Smithsonians National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZCBI)
Solicitation Number: 33330224RF0010014
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 236220
Notice Published: 05-14-24
Response Due: 05-23-24

Agency: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
Office: SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
Contact: Virginia Chan This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (202) 633-7253
Office Address: ARLINGTON, VA 22202
Place of Performance: Washington, DC 20008

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Amendment 0006 to the RFP is hereby issued and attached for download. The purpose of the amendment is to make the following changes to the Solicitation: Responses to RFIs 94 to 165 ------------- Amendment 0005 to the RFP is hereby issued and attached for download. The purpose of the amendment is to make the following changes to the Solicitation: Responses to RFIs 63 to 93 ------------- Amendment 0004 to the RFP is hereby issued and attached for download. The purpose of the amendment is to make the following changes to the Solicitation: RFI and Bid due dates extended. ------------- Amendment 0003 to the RFP is hereby issued and attached for download. The purpose of the amendment is to make the following changes to the Solicitation: Responses to RFIs 6 to 62 -------------- Amendment 0002 to the RFP is hereby issued and attached for download. The purpose of the amendment is to make the following changes to the Solicitation: Responses to RFIs Pre-Bid Site Visit Sign-in Sheet -------------- Amendment 0001 to the RFP is hereby issued and attached for download. The purpose of the amendment is to make the following changes to the Solicitation: Response to RFI ---------------- NOTE ** Final Drawings are too large to upload as 1 PDF file. Drawings have been uploaded as 3 separate pdf files.** To Upload Full Drawings, copy/paste Dropbox link below: https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fo/ungbmamlf2xe5lnyt96g6/h?rlkey=d6ysup55uecxot596i4s3rgdk&dl=0 ***** The Smithsonian Institution is seeking offers needed to complete the Renew Cheetah Conservation Station Africa Trail (CCS-AT) Project at the at the Smithsonian Institutions National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZCBI), located at 3001 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20008, as described herein and the Contract Documents, including, without limitation, in the Specifications and Drawings for SF Project No. 2033108, dated November 3, 2023. The Smithsonian currently estimates that the fixed price for the entire project will be more than $10,000,000. The Period of Performance for the contract is 730 calendar days from the Notice to Proceed. SCOPE OF WORK The Contractor shall furnish all supervision, labor, materials and equipment needed to complete Renew Cheetah Conservation Station Africa Trail at the Smithsonian Institutions National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute (NZCBI), located at 3001 Connecticut Ave, NW, Washington DC 20008, as set forth on the Drawings for SF Project No. 2033108 and in these Specifications, both dated November 3, 2023. Scope of work involves mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) system upgrades, along with security and related building infrastructure improvements, stormwater management and yard renovations, added containment fencing, and pedestrian surface repairs. As part of this project, nearly all site and building infrastructure will be revitalized, which will restore operational functionality and support animal care needs. In addition, due to erosion caused by intense storm run-off, the structural foundation for the station must be replaced and raised up to prevent future deterioration. The containment fence, visitor barriers, and security systems will be replaced in response to AZA inspections and recommendations, and to reduce the deferred maintenance backlog. Structural improvements will be made to address the safety of maintenance workers and support best practices in animal welfare and management of their habitats and housing. Specifically, work under this project includes but is not limited to: a) Selective demolition of stormwater and separate-contaminated piping, fencing, concrete, curbs, gutters, HVAC and electrical systems, and trees to accommodate new systems. b) Structural demolition, bracing, shoring, and underpinning, and new work. c) Installation of new asphalt, generator, utilities, and layout of service yard. d) Re-grade and installation of new drainage system, select utilities, fencing, planting, and irrigation system at moat fill areas along perimeter of site. e) Re-grade and installation of new utilities, substrate, shade structures, deadfall, dens, boulders, animal drinkers, enrichment feeders, trees, plantings, hot wire, and irrigation in exhibit yards. f) Re-grade and installation of new stormwater curb inlets, utilities, retaining walls, ramps, substrate, concrete, shade structures, and animal drinkers in management yards. g) Installation of new push board system, animal transfer chute system, fencing, gates, and door control system in management yards. h) Asbestos containing material (ACM) and lead based paint (LBP} abatement. i) Installation of new insulated paneling, and roofing on barns. j) Installation of new flooring, wall partitions, unit heaters, animal drinkers, and mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and fire protection systems in barns. k) Fill of existing openings, cutting of new openings, and installation of new doors and windows in barns. l) Installation of new radiant heat floor system and BAS system. m) Conversion of open enclosure to new keeper office with new office layout, HVAC, and electrical systems work. n) Conversion of open enclosures to new animal space with new stall layout plans, HVAC, and electrical systems work. o) Conversion of existing animal space into consolidated utility space with new mechanical, plumbing, electrical, and fire protection equipment. p) Installation of new sprinkler and dry-concealed fire protection systems. The area will be closed to visitors, but some animals will remain in area adjacent to the construction site and staff will need access near the construction zone to continue to care for the on-site animals. Critical Elements of the Work: The successful Contractor shall be fully qualified to install critical elements of the Work, as listed below: a) Working with an occupied campus with Public, Staff and Animals b) Coordination of Specialty Trades within a small site footprint c) Coordination and installation of specialty animal doors, shifting systems and manual operated remote door controls. d) Coordination and installation of multiple subsurface utility systems in a congested area e) Coordination and installation of Subsurface drainage and water conveying systems. f) Coordination and installation Radiant floor g) Coordination and installation of Animal containment fencing Subcontracting Goals The subcontracting goals for this project are:40% with small business concerns. At least 7% of total planned subcontracting dollars shall be placed with Small disadvantaged businesses (SDB), including Historically Black Colleges andUniversities or Minority Institutions; 7% with Women-owned small businesses (WOSB); 4% shall be placed with Hub-zone Small Businesses (HubSB), 4% with Veteran-owned small businesses (VOSB); and 4% with Service Disabled Veteran-owned small businesses (SDV). Davis Bacon Wage Determination DC20240002 shall apply. THE PROPOSAL DUE DATE IS THURSDAY, MAY 16, 2024, AT 3:00 PM EASTERN STANDARD TIME.