C219--520-21-3-7049-0001 - 520-21-708 EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades - CBOCs (VA-21-00065033)


Subject: C219--520-21-3-7049-0001 - 520-21-708 EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades - CBOCs (VA-21-00065033)
Solicitation Number: 36C25621R0142
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 541330
Set-Aside: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
Notice Published: 06-10-21
Response Due: 07-14-21

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office: VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF
Contact: Contracting Officer, Cynthia Kinsman This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (228) 523-5062
Office Address: RIDGELAND, MS 39157
Place of Performance: Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System 400 Veterans Avenue Biloxi, MS 39531


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1. A-E Services are being procured in accordance with the Selection of Architects and Engineers Statute (Public Law 92-582), formerly known as the Brooks Act, and implemented in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 36.6. All submissions will be evaluated in accordance with the evaluation criteria listed herein. The Government will not pay, nor reimburse, any costs associated with responding to this request. The Government is under no obligation to award a contract as a result of this announcement. Firms will be selected based on demonstrated competence and qualifications for the required work. The NAICS Code for this acquisition is 541330 and the applicable Small Business Size Standard is $16.5M. The area of consideration is RESTRICTED to a 500-mile radius for each of the CBOC locations: JACC CBOC, 790 Veterans Way, Pensacola, Fl 32507; Eglin CBOC, 100 Veterans Way, Eglin Air Force Base, FL 32542; and Panama City CBOC, 2600 Veterans Way, Panama City Beach, FL 32408, in which either the A/E Firm s Primary or already established Auxiliary/Satellite Office must be located. Note: The 500-mile radius will be measured by one or more of the nationally recognized commercial free on-line mapping services from the Primary or already established Auxiliary/Satellite Office Address to each of the above CBOC addresses (shortest driving distance option). In-order to use the address of an already established Auxiliary/Satellite Office, the A/E Firm must have employees of their firm who are currently (before and at the time of SF330 submission) physically located at the Auxiliary/Satellite Office and are on the A/E s Payroll not employees of an actual or proposed subcontractor or on the payroll of an actual or proposed subcontractor. a. Contract Award Procedure: The proposed A/E services will be obtained by a Negotiated Firm-Fixed Price Contract. Interested parties shall ensure current Licensing and have a current registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) database at https://sam.gov/ and the Vendor Information Pages database at http://www.va.gov/osdbu well as have submitted the current cycle VETS-4212 Report http://www.dol.gov/vets/vets4212.htm (for contracts in the amount of $150,000 or more). The SAM clause at FAR 52.204-7 changed effective (Oct 2018) and now requires that offerors be registered in the SAM database at the time an offer is submitted and at the time of contract award. According to FAR 52.204-7, registered means, among other things, that the record in SAM be marked as Active . Therefore, failure of a proposed SDVOSB to be registered at the time the SF 330 is submitted and at the time of contract award shall result in elimination from consideration as a proposed contractor. b. SDVOSB Requirements: In accordance with VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside, a service disabled veteran-owned small business concern agrees that, in the performance of the contract, at least 50 percent of the amount paid by the government for contract performance will be to service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. c. Design Costs: All offerors are advised that in accordance with VAAR 836.606-73(a) the total cost of the architect or engineer services contracted for must not exceed 6 percent of the estimated cost of the construction project plus any fees for related services and activities. Additionally, FAR 52.236-22 Design Within Funding Limitations, will be applicable to this procurement action. Design limitation costs will be provided to the most highly qualified AE firm selected to complete the design. The total magnitude of construction (not design) for the three projects is between $1,000,000 and $2,000,000. 2. SELECTION CRITERIA: Discussions with at least three of the most highly qualified firms will be held after the evaluation board s review of the information submitted in response to the selection criteria. The selection criteria for this acquisition are listed below: Note: Each Evaluation Factor below is to be specifically addressed not only through the submission of the SF330s but also in Narrative Format to clearly show how each Evaluation Factor is formally addressed. The selection criteria for this acquisition will be in accordance with FAR 36.602-1 and VAAM M836.602-1 and are listed below in descending order of importance. (1) Professional qualifications necessary for satisfactory performance of required services to include specific experience and qualifications (i.e. education, training, registration, certifications, overall relevant experience, and longevity with the firm) of personnel proposed for assignment to the project, and their record of working together as a team. (2) Specialized experience and technical competence in the type of work required, including, where appropriate, experience in energy conservation, pollution prevention, waste reduction, and the use of recovered materials. Provide a minimum of five (5) similar projects to include technical capabilities in design quality management procedures, Computer-Aided Design and Drafting/Building Information Modeling, equipment resources, and laboratory requirements for the firm and any proposed subcontractors. In addition, provide information concerning the effectiveness of the proposed project team (including management structure, coordination of disciplines, subcontractors, and prior working relationships). (3) Past performance on contracts with Government agencies and private industry in terms of cost control, quality of work, and compliance with performance schedules. Provide information concerning superior performance ratings on recently (last 5 years from date of qualification submission for this project) completed VA projects (equivalent medical/hospital facility) as well as the reputation and standing of the firm and its principal officials with respect to professional performance, general management, and cooperativeness. Provide information concerning any claims against the firm because of improper or incomplete architectural and engineering services. (4) Capacity to accomplish the work in the required time to include the available capacity of key disciplines to perform the work (in the required time). (5) Post-award construction services to include professional field inspections during the construction period, review of construction submittals, support in answering requests for information during the construction period, and support of construction contract changes to include drafting statements of work, and cost estimates. (6) Location in the general geographical area of each project (500 Mile Radius) and knowledge of the locality of each project (to include knowledge of geological features, climate conditions, and local construction methods that are unusual or unique). (7) Identification of, and commit to, the use of service-disabled Veteran-owned small businesses, Veteran-owned small businesses, and other types of small businesses as subcontractors. 3. SUBMITTAL REQUIREMENT: This project is a 100% set-aside for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) concerns under VAAR 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Dec 2009). All original Standard Form (SF) 330 packages shall be submitted to: Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System (NCO 16) ATTN: Cynthia Kinsman - Ref: 36C25621R0142 400 Veterans Ave, Bldg T102 Rm A110 Biloxi, MS 39531 (a) All SF 330 submissions shall be clearly marked with the subject line displaying the Solicitation Number 36C25621R0142. The SF 330 form may be downloaded from www.gsa.gov/forms . Completed SF 330s shall include the primary firms, subcontractor firms, and any consultants expected to be used on the project. All submissions shall be in black and white no color submissions. (b) Firms that meet the requirements listed in this announcement are invited to submit three (3) copies of the completed SF 330 including Parts I and II as described herein and one CD-ROM of the SF 330 submittal as a single pdf file, to the above address no later than 3:00 P.M. (CST) on WEDNESDAY - JULY 14, 2021. FAX AND/OR E-MAIL SUBMISSIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Late proposal rules found in FAR 15.208 will be followed for late submittals. (c) Interested firms shall address each of the seven (7) Selection Criteria in their SF 330 s and additional documents/submittals. Interested firms shall limit the Narrative Information to support all seven (7) Evaluation Factors to ten (10) pages total (beyond the SF330s). Any additional Narrative Information past ten (10) pages total will not be considered. Failure to provide Narrative Information to support each of the seven (7) Evaluation Factors may negatively affect the interested firms Factor(s) Rating and subsequently their Overall Rating and Standing. 4. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. THERE ARE NO SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS AVAILABLE. This is a request for SF 330 s Architect/Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. This requirement is subject to Availability of Funds. 5. PROJECT INFORMATION: ARCHITECT-ENGINEER SCOPE OF WORK PROJECTS 520-21-707 EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades JACC CBOC, 790 Veterans Way, Pensacola, FL 32507 520-21-708 EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades Eglin CBOC, 100 Veterans Way, Eglin Air Force Base, FL 32542 520-21-709 EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades Panama City Beach CBOC, 2600 Veterans Way, Panama City Beach, FL 32408 GENERAL The Architect-Engineer (A/E) to provide services for preparation of design development documents, specifications, working drawings and cost estimates to produce three separate construction packages EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades JACC, EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades Eglin, and EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades Panama City . The design must, as a minimum, be in accordance with all current and applicable codes (NFPA, JC, OSHA, UBC, EPA) and Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) publications (Master Construction Specifications, Construction Standards, etc.). VA DESIGN GUIDES AND ASSOCIATED SPECIFICATIONS: A complete listing of all VA technical documents available for use can be found on the VA website at http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/catalog.asp. The following documents will be used as a guide for the completion of this design project. Significant deviations from these guides must be approved by the COR and justified in writing. VA Design Alerts: http://www.cfm.va.gov/cfm/til/alertDesign.asp PG-18-3, Design and Construction Procedures: http://www.cfm.va.gov/CFM/TIL/cPro.asp PG-18-10, Design Manuals for Various Trades: http://www.cfm.va.gov/cfm/til/dManual.asp Fire Protection Design Manual: www.cfm.va.gov/ til/ dmanual/ dmfire.pdf PG-18-1, VA Master Construction Specifications: http://www.cfm.va.gov/til/spec.asp PG-18-9, Space Planning Criteria: http://www.cfm.va.gov/CFM/TIL/planning.asp PG-18-4, Standard Details: http://www.cfm.va.gov/CFM/TIL/sDetail.asp CFM Cost Estimating https://www.cfm.va.gov/cost/ PG-18-12 Design Guides (graphical, by function) https://www.cfm.va.gov/cfm/til/dGuide.asp PG-18-5 Equipment Guide List: https://www.cfm.va.gov/CFM/TIL/equip.asp H-7545 VA Cultural Resource Management Procedures https://www.cfm.va.gov/til/catalog.asp PG-18-17 Environmental Compliance Manual https://www.cfm.va.gov/til/etc/NEPAGuidance.pdf PG-18-15 Minimum Requirements for A/E Submissions https://www.cfm.va.gov/til/aeDesSubReq.asp PG-18-13 Barrier Free Design Guides https://www.cfm.va.gov/CFM/TIL/accessibility.asp PG-18-14 Room Finishes, Door, and Hardware Schedules https://www.cfm.va.gov/cfm/til/room/RoomFinishes.pdf The following references should also be used to complete the design documents: VA Standards Alert 017 Infrastructure Standards for Telecommunications Spaces and all standards, guides, and manuals incorporated by reference (https://www.cfm.va.gov/til/sAlert/sAlert017.pdf) 04-01 SOW Attachment 01 - VHA Required Div 01 Spec Sections 04-02 SOW Attachment 02 - VA OEHRM Site Infrastructure Reqs 1.8 04-03 SOW Attachment 03 - SOCAMES 6 Design Alert 1 04-04 SOW Attachment 04 - Sensitive Infrastructure Data Classification Memo 04-05 SOW Attachment 05 - 01 32 16.01 EHRM Arch and Eng CPM Schedule Spec 04-06 SOW Attachment 06 - PG 18-15 AE Submission Reqts Vol C 04-07 SOW Attachment 07 - Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines 04-08 SOW Attachment 08 - VHA Directive 1061 04-09 N/A No Attachment 04-10 HEFP Reviewed EHRM Readiness Infrastructure Self-Assessment-Updated-22MAR2021-Biloxi (Note to A/E: Only utilize information on this spreadsheet referencing the JACC, Eglin and Panama City CBOCs. The Biloxi campus information does not pertain to this contract) Where conflicts exist between VA adopted codes and standards and the documents on the TIL, the A/E shall bring this to the attention of the VA. The resolution of the conflict shall be made by the authority having jurisdiction for VA to ensure consistency department wide All document packages moving forward for construction procurement pass through legal and technical reviews. The A/E is responsible for revising bid documents to incorporate comments provided by those reviews. In accordance with Telecommunications and Special Telecommunications Systems Design Manual, February 2016 (https://www.cfm.va.gov/til/dManual/dmTelecomm.pdf), paragraph 1.2 (d), Telecommunications design must be performed and stamped by a BICSI Registered Communications Distribution Designer (RCDD) for all projects. PROJECT SCOPE: The scope of work for this contract shall include but not limited to the design services to produce three separate construction document packages: 520-21-707, EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades - JACC Biloxi, MS, 520-21-708, EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades Eglin CBOC - Biloxi, MS, and 520-21-709, EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades Panama City CBOC - Biloxi, MS for the Gulf Coast Health Care System. The Architect Engineer contract will include investigative services; schematic design; preparation of design development documents; preparation of construction documents including architectural, structural, electrical, mechanical, and any others necessary for complete construction documents, with reviews; cost estimates; reproduction of design documents; construction period services, including answering request for information (RFI), preparing Issue to Changes (ITC), and not limited to cost estimates for modifications; site visits; final inspection; as-built drawings and other necessary items pertaining to CPS and As-Built requirements. Each of the package for the projects below are to be regarded as separate and distinct, from the fee proposals to the construction documents, and through construction period services. The project specific verbiage is described separately in the three scope writeups below: 520-21-707, EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades JACC CBOC The location of the JACC CBOC is 790 Veterans Way, Pensacola, Florida 32507 *Critical for Go-Live The scope of this project includes but not limited to the following infrastructure improvements:  Electrical (electrical panel upgrade, power (normal, emergency)), Bonding, UPS, Building Management System interfaces, assess for new and upgrades to existing HVAC, reconfiguration, expansion and renovation of existing space (demo, new construction, finishes, cable) as necessary, communication infrastructure (new Data outlets, patch panels, upgrade to Cat 6A cable) in rooms as necessary, physical security upgrades as necessary, assess and upgrade fiber within building as necessary. 520-21-708, EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades Eglin CBOC The location of Eglin CBOC is 790 Veterans Way, Pensacola, Florida 32507 *Critical for Go-Live The scope of this project includes but not limited to the following infrastructure improvements:  Electrical (electrical panel upgrade, power (normal, emergency)), Bonding, UPS, Building Management System interfaces, assess for new and upgrades to existing HVAC, reconfiguration, expansion and renovation of existing space (demo, new construction, finishes, cable) as necessary, communication infrastructure (new Data outlets, patch panels, upgrade to Cat 6A cable) in rooms as necessary, physical security upgrades as necessary, assess and upgrade fiber within building as necessary. 520-21-709, EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades Panama City Beach CBOC The location of Panama City CBOC is 2600 Veterans Way, Panama City Beach, Florida *Critical for Go-Live The scope of this project includes but not limited to the following infrastructure improvements:  Electrical (electrical panel upgrade, power (normal, emergency)), Bonding, UPS, Building Management System interfaces, assess for new and upgrades to existing HVAC, reconfiguration, expansion and renovation of existing space (demo, new construction, finishes, cable) as necessary, communication infrastructure (new Data outlets, patch panels, upgrade to Cat 6A cable) in rooms as necessary, physical security upgrades as necessary, assess and upgrade fiber within building as necessary. CONSTRUCTION COST LIMITATION: The following construction cost limitations shall pertain for the construction contract. Dollar amounts listed are estimates of available funds and the bid package will be structured around funds available, or estimated to be available, at the time of construction contract negotiation. The A/E is required to design within funding limitations per FAR 36.609-1 and are limited to a 6 percent architect-engineer fee per FAR 36.609-1. The A/E Cost Estimate shall not exceed the projects estimated construction contract price for three construction projects below: FY23 Construction JACC CBOC: Magnitude of Construction is between $500,000 and $1,000,000 FY23 Construction Eglin CBOC: Magnitude of Construction is between $250,000 and $500,000 FY23 Construction Panama City Beach CBOC: Magnitude of Construction is between $100,000 and $250,000 DESIGN SERVICES: The A/E shall prepare all working architectural and engineering plans. There will be three submissions and a final for working drawings, specifications, and cost estimates. Prior to starting the working drawings, concept drawings showing room and site orientation, functions and layout will be prepared. Once the site is approved for each service/function, the working drawing design shall begin. The floor plans for the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical drawings shall be at the same scale as the architectural drawings to facilitate checking. A/E discussion with the medical center personnel concerning requirements will be arranged by the COR. At each submission, all drawings shall be dated and appropriately labeled, "PRELIMINARY SUBMISSION," "FIRST WORKING DRAWINGS SUBMISSION," etc., in large block letters above or next to the title block. In each submission, the A/E shall incorporate the material specified in the prior submission, revised per the comments made by the VA at the prior review. Provide computations and sizing calculations for electrical, mechanical, and structural designs. For computerized calculations, submit complete and clear documentation of computer programs, interpretations or input/output and description of program procedures. Symbol identification of working drawings shall be as follows: Cover Sheet (includes Index to Drawings 1 Site Planning Drawings L1 Sub-Surface Identification Drawings B1 Architectural Drawings A1 Architectural Miscellaneous Drawings DE1 Structural Drawings S1 Sanitary Drawings W1 Plumbing Drawings Pl Heating, ventilating, Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration Drawings H1 Steam Generation Drawings G1 Outside Generation Drawings Dl Electrical Drawings E1 Building Number shall precede the classification identification (building No. 148 as example) 148-A1, 148-Pl, 148-El. Drawings shall be number in sequence within each classification, for example 148- Al, 148-A2, etc., referring to Building No. 148-first architectural sheet; Building No. 148-second architectural sheet, etc. Directly below the drawing number, the position within the series that each drawing occupies shall be shown, for example, Sheet 1 of 30 (Plumbing Sheets), Sheet 2 of 30 (Plumbing Sheets), etc. Drawings for each new project shall begin with number one. The drawings will be distinguished by their project titles and dates. When more than one classification of work, for example, architectural and electrical, is involved in a single drawing, the drawing number shall show the symbol for the major work classification, the indication that other work is shown on the same drawing shall be noted above the title block. When work including two or more buildings is described on a single drawing, the sheet shall bear the number of the building involving the work on the major magnitude, the indication that work on the other buildings is shown on the same drawing shall be noted above the title block. Drawings shall be prepared on a reproduction of VA Form 08-6231, Title Block. As- built documents shall be prepared using the VA current Auto Cad version compatible Computer Aided Design Software. Equipment capacities shall be listed on working drawings. All drawings shall be carefully delineated to distinguish between new, existing, and replacement items of work. The A/E shall pay particular attention to the fact that during the working drawing development stage approved design development plans are not subject to change at the request of the hospital staff without proper justification and approval of the COR and/or Contracting Officer. The A/E shall design per VA construction standards, design manuals, etc. located at the following website: http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/. In addition, the A/E shall follow the Instructions to A/E Firms . The development of design documents and drawings will be done in accordance with all VA criteria PG-18-15 Minimum AE Submission for NRM and Minor Construction (see Attachment 13) projects and including the VACO Physical Security Design Manual for Mission Critical facilities (See submission requirements below). If submission requirements described in this SOW require additional information above and beyond what is required by PG-18-15, Volume C, the A/E shall adhere to the submission requirements of the SOW. Contract documents will have both English and metric units. A/E shall provide the following quantities of review materials at review as indicated for each of the three separate projects for the JACC, Eglin and Panama City: REVIEW DRAWINGS SPECIFICATIONS COST ESTIMATES 1st 2 sets and 1 half size 1 2 2nd 2 sets and 1 half size 1 2 3rd 2 sets and 1 half size 1 2 FINAL 2 sets and 1 half size 1 2 Also, provide PDFs of the drawings (individual drawing PDFs and combined drawing set PDF), specifications and cost estimates for each review. Provide a design narrative at each review (both paper copies and PDF). Individual PDF drawing file names shall be labeled so that the entire set is in order in the following arrangement following the symbol identification example above: 1 42 - L1 -Cover Sheet to 13 42 E1 Electrical Drawings. The A/E shall provide metric equivalents to all measurements on construction drawings and specifications. CONCEPTUAL DESIGN DESIGN CHARRETTE REPORT (CONCEPT DESIGN SELECTION): After the site investigations, the AE will be required provide a charrette meeting to present their findings to VA Biloxi and Contracting Officer to develop a conceptual design for the EHRM Infrastructure Upgrades. Following the meeting the AE will submit a charrette report with concept designs to include a preliminary cost estimate. Following the charrette report the AE will provide a follow up meeting to select a concept design. DESIGN DEVELOPMENT FIRST CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS REVIEW (35% REVIEW): Specifications: Submit an index of all VA Master Construction Specification sections intended for use. Include a brief description of any A/E originated sections to be used. Submit a list of all the submittals that the Contractor will be required to provide. Update for each of the following reviews. Master Specifications, Design Manuals, Design Guides, etc. may be downloaded at http://www.cfm.va.gov/TIL/. Architectural: Submit as a minimum, a double line layout for each area. Include all plumbing fixtures and fixed equipment at a scale not less than 1/8" = 1'0". Submit 1/4" = 1'0" scale floor plans of special rooms such as the endoscopy suite, recovery room, etc., to show layout and identification of equipment. Include elevation views as necessary. Show schematic sections, as needed, to define the building and/or equipment concepts. Show roof and penthouse plans if required. Show legends which at a minimum reflect all items denoted on drawings at this submission. Fire Protection: Submit floor plans showing initial assessment of required fire code features of new and remodeled areas. Show legends which at a minimum reflect all items denoted on drawings at this submission. Fire Code Review: Submit documentation that demonstrates an independent Fire Protection Engineer review was accomplished. Indicate any deficiencies found during the review, changes incorporated into the documents to correct the identified deficiencies. Structural: Show the selected structural system for new procedures, if required. Show beam depths, slab thickness, column sizes, and expansion joints. Submit supporting calculations. Show method used to resist lateral loads. Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning: Submit the basis for design, including design calculations, parameters and factors, which will be used in subsequent computations. Reference the source of all data. Include methods to be used in sizing ducts and piping. Provide a written description of the air conditioning systems and refrigeration plants considered for the project with final economic and energy analyses to justify final system selections. Analyses shall consider the cost effect of systems on the entire project. Provide total cooling and heating loads for each affected area in the project. Provide flow diagrams for the chilled water system, hot water systems, steam systems, and typical air handling units, air distribution, and exhaust systems. Chilled water diagram shall integrate primary and secondary flow as required. Submit single line duct and piping layouts for typical floor plans. Show smoke and fire protection features of the HVAC system. Show equipment locations and layout. Indicate sizes and locations of main ducting and piping. Plumbing and Sanitary: Submit, as minimum, outline plan drawings showing sizes of main lines and points of connection to existing. Indicate any major equipment changes which may be necessary and sizing and utility requirements of replacement equipment. Show any modification to roof drains, storm drain connections as required for design. Electrical Submit, as minimum, floor plan showing new and existing panel locations and sizes. Indicate point of connection to existing distribution centers. Submit a typical floor plan section indicating location and type of lighting fixture to be used in each space along with any special feature such as under-floor raceways, power outlets, exit lights, fire alarm, and signal system devices. Provide cut sheets of proposed lighting fixtures. Incorporate LED lighting as allowed for budget and lighting requirements. Asbestos: not used RS Means Cost Estimates: A/E shall submit a construction cost estimate simultaneously with the drawings for this project at each project submission. This estimate shall show the cost of construction which would be expected to be reflected by the Construction Contractor's bids, if the bids were submitted on the same date as the estimate. The level of detail for this estimate shall be consistent with the degree of completeness of the drawings being submitted. Simply stated, this means that if a construction element is shown, it must be priced; if it is shown in detail, it must be priced in detail. For detailed elements, "lump sum" or "allowance" figures will not be acceptable. The detailed estimate will contain unit cost, quantity, and total cost for both materials and labor. Each division (architectural, electrical, mechanical, etc.) will be broken down in the above manner. Also, provide a detailed letter on how the final cost estimate was derived. Such as, Sources used (RS-Means), Past Projects, Bidding Climate, SDVOSB Escalations, and Software Used. All costs shown shall include all labor insurance and taxes, sales taxes on material, and applicable upper and lower tier Contractor and Sub-Contractor markup. Where labor is used in the cost estimate the A/E shall include welfare and pension fund costs in labor units as appropriate. Show a sub-total of Labor and Material for each sub-heading. Show sales tax as a percentage of material. With every submission provide a proposed schedule and project duration. SECOND CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENTS REVIEW (75% REVIEW): Specifications: Submit bound and edited VA Master Specifications of each discipline for review. Include any A/E originated sections to be used. Editing and marking up of Master Specifications shall easily identify modifications, deletions, and insertions. Submit an updated list of all the submittals that the contractor will be required to provide. Architectural: Submit near complete floor plans and half complete details, schedules, and large scale 2. plans. The architectural working drawings should be at least 75% complete. Show room titles and numbers, door sizes, types and swing on the 1/8" scale plans. Dimension corridors and stairs. Indicate and identify fixed and portable equipment and plumbing fixtures. Draw exterior elevations at 1/8" scale unless the building is of such size that a complete facade cannot be shown on the standard size sheets, in which case draw the elevations at 1/16" scale. Show story heights, penetration, materials, penthouses, architectural screens, roof enclosures, skylights, and stacks on elevations as applicable. Show room finish symbols on the 1/8" scale floor plans only and key them to the room finish schedule in Section 09 06 00 of the specifications. Show general notes, door, hardware and window schedules. Include other schedule information. Indicate all fire partitions, smoke partitions, and safety and protective elements (including lead linings and radio frequency shielding). Draw reflected ceiling plans of typical areas and special rooms, indicating all ceiling mounted equipment, lighting fixtures, air diffusers, registers, etc. Fire Protection: Submit floor plans showing continued development of required fire code features of new and remodeled areas. Show legends which at a minimum reflect all items denoted on drawings at this submission. Fire Code Review: Submit documentation that demonstrates an independent Fire Protection Engineer review was accomplished. Indicate any deficiencies found during the review, changes incorporated into the documents to correct the identified deficiencies. Interior Design: Where existing spaces occur that require refinishing, a survey shall be prepared to include color, materials, furnishings, and window treatments. Submit a 75% completed color design containing selected colors, textures, and materials listed in the proper format. This shall include manufacturers by name, number, and pattern. They will be coded and located for both interior and exterior. Color board shall be NO LARGER than 24 x 30 . The back of the board shall have the finish schedule of the products recommended. Precisely and clearly illustrate the development and refinements of the interior design. This may be sketches, illustrations, and/or colored floor plans for typical interior areas. One paste-up board, which may be returned, is required. Structural: Submit drawings to scale showing tentative sizes of columns, beams, and slabs if structural reinforcing is required. The structural drawings shall be complete enough to correlate with architectural and mechanical featur...