H399--Elevator Inspection Service


Subject: H399--Elevator Inspection Service
Solicitation Number: 36C24222Q0058
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 541350
Notice Published: 11-24-21
Response Due: 11-26-21

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office: VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF
Contact: Christopher Weider, Contract Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (716) 862-7461
Office Address: ALBANY, NY 12208
Place of Performance: James J. Peters VA Medical Center 130 W Kingsbridge Road, Bronx 10468

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Amendment 0002: The purpose of the amendment is to correct an oversight in the quote request chart contained in the Amendment 0001 document and remove all mentions of semi-annual inspection. Amendment 0001: The purpose of this amendment is to confirm that semi-annual inspections are not required. As stated in the Statement of Work and as evidenced in VA Form 10-6167, this solicitation is for annual and 5-year inspections. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as an RFQ. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2021-07 (eff. 09/10/2021). This solicitation is set-aside for SDVSOB firms. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541350, with a small business size standard of $8 Million. The FSC/PSC is H399. The Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 2 (James J. Peters VA Medical Center, 130 West Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10468-3904) is seeking to acquire Elevator Inspection Services. All interested companies shall provide quotations for the following: (See Attachment36C24222Q0058_1). STATEMENT OF WORK Elevator Inspection Service James J. Peters VA Medical Center (JJP-VA) Scope of Work: Contractor shall provide elevator inspection services twice annually, located at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center, 130 W Kingsbridge Road, Bronx, NY 10468. In accordance with ASME A17.1, ASME A17.2, and ASME A17.3, the contractor shall provide a copy of their QEI certification with the RFQ. Vendor shall schedule/coordinate inspection/testing of listed units with COR and Service Company two weeks prior to inspection/testing procedures. Objective: Contractor shall observe and inspect the Service Company perform five-year load tests when applicable and annual safety test of elevators and dumbwaiters listed in accordance with all the terms, conditions, provisions, specifications, and schedules listed herein. These specifications cover the inspections of elevators and dumbwaiters, the annual tests of governor and safety devices, of elevators and dumbwaiters during the period of January 1st through December 31st for the base year period and all renewal option periods. Inspections and documentation shall be in accordance with American Society of Mechanical Engineers A17.1, A17.2, A17.3, A17.4 most recent edition and addenda standard. Performance Period: The government seeks an award for a period of one year, effective the award date, with four option years. Type of Contract: Firm-Fixed Price Technical: Pursuant to ASME A17.1, ASME A17.2, ASME A17.3: The Contractor must provide proof of QE-1 certification. A copy of this certificate must be provided with offer. Annual Safety Test: An annual safety test will be performed on elevators/dumbwaiters. Safeties shall be subjected to an annual running test as indicated in the Safety Test Instructions on VA Form 10-6167, "Report of Test of Elevator Governor and Safety Devices". The slowest operating speed, at no load test required for annual test as indicated in the Safety test instructions on VA Form 10-6167, Report of Test of Elevator Governor and Safety Devices . The elevator maintenance company is required to furnish the tools and labor to perform the annual no-load tests. The inspection contractor will witness and certify the inspection. Phase I Lobby Key Switch and Phase II Service check should be accomplished during the annual safety check. Inspections are to be made in accordance with the Safety Code for Elevators, ASME A17.1 latest edition. Elevators are to be run at slow speed. Five Year Safety Test: A five-year safety test will be performed on elevators and dumbwaiters listed when applicable. Safeties shall be subjected to the ASME testing standards for car and counterweights, governors and oil buffers as indicated in the Safety Test Instructions on VA Form 10-6167, Report of Test of Elevator Governor and Safety Device which is included in this contract. All work is to be performed in accordance with 5- year inspection test requirements, ASME A17.1 latest edition. NOTE: During the performance of the five (5) year test requirements, adjacent elevators shall be removed from service in the interest of safety in accordance with ASME A17.2.1. Test leveling zone and leveling speeds with contract load. Test the door pressure and kinetic energy. Test governor pull through tension. Record the following: capacity, speed empty up and down, speed loaded up and down, safety jaw tripping speed, over-speed governor tripping speed, safety slide on the rails, governor pull through, governor plate speed, car level after test, buffer return time, complete firefighters service check as applicable, and safety rope pull out as applicable. Perform all inspections and tests in strict accordance with ANSI/ASME A17.1 plus A17.2. List code violations observed during tests. A five-year load test is required based on DIV II - 210.2. Next due date is December 2022. Testing requires 50 lb test weights. No fifty-five-gallon drums filled with water or 1000 lb weights will be accepted for use on load tests. The elevator maintenance company is required to furnish weights, tools, and labor to perform the five-year full load test. The elevator inspection contractor will witness and certify the inspection. Reports: The contractor shall complete VA Form 10-6167, Report of Test of Elevator Governor and Safety Device upon completion of the inspection. For all items on such forms which are not applicable, the notation "NA" (not applicable) shall be made. On the reverse side of such forms, the contractor shall clearly indicate any adjustments, repairs, or replacements necessary to correct troubles encountered, shall definitively justify such recommendations, and shall furnish specifications sufficient to enable VA to purchase the materials required for such purposes (and cost estimate if available). Also, on the reverse side of the forms, the contractor shall advise whether the elevator parts have been kept clean and lubricated where necessary. Reports will be prepared and submitted in original and two (2) copies, not later than 15 working days following the inspection to the VA Medical Center which was inspected - Attention: Engineering Service (138), COR as noted at time of award. To become fully aware of the scope of work, offerors should thoroughly review the specifications prior to submitting their offer. Failure to understand the contract requirements shall not relieve the successful offeror from performing in accordance with the strict meaning and intent of the specifications. Safety Requirements: In the performance of this contract, the Contractor shall take such safety precautions as the Contracting Officer or his designee may determine to be reasonably necessary to protect the lives and health of occupants of the building. The Contracting Officer or his designee will notify the Contractor of any noncompliance with the foregoing provisions and the action to be taken. The Contractor shall, after receipt of such notice, immediately correct the conditions to which attention has been directed. Such notice, when served on the Contractor or his representative at the site of work, shall be deemed sufficient for the purpose aforesaid. If the Contractor fails or refuses to comply promptly, the Contacting Officer may issue an order, stopping all or any part of the work, and hold the Contractor in default in accordance with the Default clause in this contract. Executive Order 14042: Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors: 1. Contractor employees who work in or travel to VHA locations must comply with the following documentation requirements: If fully vaccinated, shall show proof of vaccination NOTE: Acceptable proof of vaccination includes a signed record of immunization from a health care provider or pharmacy, a copy of the COVID-19 Vaccination Record Card (CDC Form MLS-319813_r, published on September 3, 2020), or a copy of medical records documenting the vaccination. If unvaccinated and granted a medical or religious exception, shall show negative COVID-19 test results dated within three calendar days prior to desired entry date. Test must be approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for emergency use or full approval. This includes tests available by a doctor s order or an FDA approved over-the-counter test. Documentation cited in this section shall be digitally or physically maintained on each contractor employee while in a VA facility and is subject to inspection prior to entry to VA facilities and after entry for spot inspections by Contracting Officer Representatives (CORs) or other hospital personnel. Documentation will not becollectedby the VA;contractorsshall, at all times,adhere to and ensure compliance with federal laws designed to protect contractor employee health informationand personally identifiable information. 2. Contractor employees are subject to daily screening for COVID-19 and may be denied entry to VA facilities if they fail to pass screening protocols. As part of the screening process contractors may be asked screening questions found on the following website:COVID-19 Screening Tool.  Regularly check the website for updates. Contractor employees who work away from VA locations, but who will have direct patient contact with VA patients shall self-screen utilizing the COVID-19 Screening Tool, in advance each day that they will have direct patient contactand in accordance with their person or persons who coordinate COVID-19 workplace safety efforts at covered contractor workplaces. Contractorsshall, at all times, adhere to and ensure compliance with federal laws designed to protect contractor employee health informationand personally identifiable information. 3. Contractor must immediately notify their COR or Contracting Officer if contract performance is jeopardized due to contractor employees being denied entry into VA Facilities. Schedule of Inspections and Work Hours: The contractor shall coordinate with the Elevator Maintenance contractor and provide VA Medical Center staff with an expected testing schedule. Work required in the performance of this contract shall be performed during the VA Medical Center's regular administrative working hours, which are 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays. The contractor shall notify the COR or designee, at least 2 weeks in advance to coordinate the time and date of the inspection. The COR shall accompany the contractor as an observer during the entire time of each inspection. Upon arrival to perform inspection all service contract personnel must check in and out before providing services. Location for checking in and out during normal business hours will be indicated at time of award. Service tickets must be signed and dated, indicating work complete or incomplete. Qualifications of Inspectors. The inspectors shall meet the qualification requirements of ASME QEI-1. Inspectors shall be certified by an organization accredited by ASME in accordance with the requirements of ASME QEI-1. The inspector certification must be current, and proof of certification must be submitted with offer. Certification must be kept current during the term of the project. When any updates to the certification are completed, a copy must be provided to the CO and COR within 10 calendar days of the update certification. The last five-year load test at James J. Peters VA Medical Center occurred in December 2017. James J. Peters VA Medical Center Security and Privacy: All contractors/vendors must report to bldg. 100 1st floor, room 1A-04 to be checked in and badged before entering the Facility and must return to same location to be checked out and return badge upon completion of their day. The badge must be worn at all times while working at the facility. The Contractor will be responsible for ensuring compliance by its employees with the security regulations of the Veteran s Administration where work is performed under this Contract. Contracted employees will have to self-register at https://www.tms.va.gov/learning/user/SelfRegistrationUserSelection.do. Once registered, enroll in class va10176 VA Privacy and Information Security Awareness and Rules of Behavior. Contractors must provide signed certifications of completion to the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) during each year of the contract life. No unauthorized Photography or Video on medical center premises. Per VA Regulations 1.218(b) (23) Use of recording devices of any kind to record patients or employees is strictly prohibited. Upon completion or termination of the applicable contract(s) or agreement(s), return and/or destroy, at Covered Entity s option, VA information gathered, created, received, or processed during the performance of the contract(s) or agreement(s). No data will be retained by Business Associate, or contractor, subcontractor, or other agent of Business Associate, unless retention is required by law and specifically permitted by Covered Entity. As deemed appropriate by and under the direction of Covered Entity, Business Associate shall provide written assurance that all VA information has been returned to Covered Entity or destroyed by Business Associate. If immediate return or destruction of all data is not possible, Business Associate shall notify Covered Entity and assure that all VA information retained will be safeguarded to prevent unauthorized Uses or Disclosures. Prior to termination or completion of this contract, contractor/subcontractor must not destroy information received from VA, or gathered/created by the contractor in the course of performing this contract without prior written approval by the VA. Any data destruction done on behalf of VA by a contractor/subcontractor must be done in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requirements as outlined in VA Directive 6300, Records and Information Management and its Handbook 6300.1 Records Management Procedures, applicable VA Records Control Schedules, and VA Handbook 6500.1, Electronic Media Sanitization. Self-certification by the contractor that the data destruction requirements above have been met must be sent to the VA Contracting Officer within 30 days of termination of the contract. See Attachment36C24222Q0058_1 forInventory of Vertical Transportation End of Statement of Work Place of Performance Address: 130 W. Kingsbridge Rd. Bronx, NY 10468-3904 United States of America 1. The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. The full text of VAAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/index.asp. 2. The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (SEP 2021) Addendum to 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items applies; see further below on this notice for details. FAR 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998) FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management (OCT 2018) FAR 52.204-16, Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (AUG 2020) FAR 52.204-24, Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (OCT 2020) End of Addendum to 52.212-1 FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (FEB 2021) Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website located at https://www.sam.gov/portal in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications Commercial Items. If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required. 3. The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (OCT 2018) Addendum to FAR 52.212-4: FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998) http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html (FAR) and http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/index.asp (VAAR) FAR 52.204-13, System for Award Management Maintenance (OCT 2018) FAR 52.204-18, Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (AUG 2020) FAR 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services (NOV 1999) 30 days of contract expiration FAR 52.217-9, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (MAR 2000) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days of contract expiration; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least60days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceedfive (5) years. FAR 52.223-99 Ensuring Adequate COVID-19 Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors. (OCT 2021) (DEVIATION) Definition. As used in this clause- (a) United States or its outlying areas means The fifty States; The District of Columbia; The commonwealths of Puerto Rico and the Northern Mariana Islands; The territories of American Samoa, Guam, and the United States Virgin Islands; and The minor outlying islands of Baker Island, Howland Island, Jarvis Island, Johnston Atoll, Kingman Reef, Midway Islands, Navassa Island, Palmyra Atoll, and Wake Atoll. (b) Authority. This clause implements Executive Order 14042, Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, dated September 9, 2021 (published in the Federal Register on September 14, 2021, 86 FR 50985). (c) Compliance. The Contractor shall comply with all guidance, including guidance conveyed through Frequently Asked Questions, as amended during the performance of this contract, for contractor workplace locations published by the Safer Federal Workforce Task Force (Task Force Guidance) at https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/contractors/. (d) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (d), in subcontracts at any tier that exceed the simplified acquisition threshold, as defined in Federal Acquisition Regulation 2.101 on the date of subcontract award, and are for services, including construction, performed in whole or in part within the United States or its outlying areas. VAAR 852.212-70, Provisions and Clauses Applicable to VA Acquisition of Commercial Items (APR 2020) VAAR 852.203-70, Commercial Advertising VAAR 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set Aside. (NOV 2020) By the end of the base term of the contract or order, and then by the end of each subsequent option period VAAR 852.232-72, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests VAAR 852.270-1, Representatives of Contracting Officers VAAR 852.219-74, Limitations on Subcontracting Monitoring and Compliance (JUL 2018) This solicitation includes VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation is subject to the limitation on subcontracting requirements in 13 CFR 125.6. The Contractor is advised that in performing contract administration functions, the Contracting Officer may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the Contractor s compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to Contractor s offices where the Contractor s business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the Contractor s compliance with this requirement. All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement to ensure the Contractor s business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the Contracting Officer in assessing the Contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the Contractor to protect proprietary information as required byFAR 9.505-4, Obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The Contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the Contracting Officer to assess the Contractor s compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. 852.219-77 VA Notice of Limitations on Subcontracting Certificate of Compliance for Services and Construction (SEP 2021) (DEVIATION) (a) Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 8127(k)(2), the offeror certifies that (1) If awarded a contract (see FAR 2.101 definition), it will comply with the limitations on subcontracting requirement as provided in the solicitation and the resultant contract, as follows: [Contracting Officer check the appropriate box below based on the predominant NAICS code assigned to the instant acquisition as set forth in FAR 19.102.] (i) [X] Services. In the case of a contract for services (except construction), the contractor will not pay more than 50% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs as set forth in 852.219-10 or VOSBs as set forth in 852.219-11. Any work that a similarly situated VIP-listed subcontractor further subcontracts will count towards the 50% subcontract amount that cannot be exceeded. Other direct costs may be excluded to the extent they are not the principal purpose of the acquisition and small business concerns do not provide the service as set forth in 13 CFR 125.6. (ii) [ ] General construction. In the case of a contract for general construction, the contractor will not pay more than 85% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs as set forth in 852.219-10 or VOSBs as set forth in 852.219-11. Any work that a similarly situated VIP-listed subcontractor further subcontracts will count towards the 85% subcontract amount that cannot be exceeded. Cost of materials are excluded and not considered to be subcontracted. (iii) Special trade construction contractors. In the case of a contract for special trade contractors, the contractor will not pay more than 75% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs as set forth in 852.219-10 or VOSBs as set forth in 852.219-11. Any work that a similarly situated subcontractor further subcontracts will count towards the 75% subcontract amount that cannot be exceeded. Cost of materials are excluded and not considered to be subcontracted. (2) The offeror acknowledges that this certification concerns a matter within the jurisdiction of an Agency of the United States. The offeror further acknowledges that this certification is subject to Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001, and, as such, a false, fictitious, or fraudulent certification may render the offeror subject to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties, including prosecution. (3) If VA determines that an SDVOSB/VOSB awarded a contract pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 8127 did not act in good faith, such SDVOSB/VOSB shall be subject to any or all of the following: Referral to the VA Suspension and Debarment Committee; A fine under section 16(g)(1) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 645(g)(1)); and Prosecution for violating section 1001 of title 18. (b) The offeror represents and understands that by submission of its offer and award of a contract it may be required to provide copies of documents or records to VA that VA may review to determine whether the offeror complied with the limitations on subcontracting requirement specified in the contract. The Contracting Officer may, at their discretion, require the Contractor to demonstrate its compliance with the limitations on subcontracting at any time during performance and upon completion of a contract if the information regarding such compliance is not already available to the Contracting Officer. Evidence of compliance includes, but is not limited to, invoices, copies of subcontracts, or a list of the value of tasks performed. (c) The offeror further agrees to cooperate fully and make available any documents or records as may be required to enable VA to determine compliance with the limitations on subcontracting requirement. The offeror understands that failure to provide documents as requested by VA may result in remedial action as the Government deems appropriate. (d) Offeror completed certification/fill-in required. The formal certification must be completed, signed, and returned with the offeror s bid, quotation, or proposal. The Government will not consider offers for award from offerors that do not provide the certification, and all such responses will be deemed ineligible for evaluation and award. Certification: I hereby certify that if awarded the contract, [insert name of offeror] will comply with the limitations on subcontracting specified in this clause and in the resultant contract. I further certify that I am authorized to execute this certification on behalf of [insert name of offeror]. Printed Name of Signee: _________________________________ Printed Title of Signee: ________________________________ Signature: ______________________________________________ Date: ___________________________________________________ Company Name and Address: _______________________________ _________________________________________________________ VAAR 852.242-71, Administrative Contracting Officer (OCT 2020) The Contracting Officer reserves the right to designate an Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) for the purpose of performing certain tasks/duties in the administration of the contract. Such designation will be in writing through an ACO Letter of Delegation and will identify the responsibilities and limitations of the ACO. A copy of the ACO Letter of Delegation shall be furnished to the Contractor End of Addendum to 52.212-4 FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (SEP 2021). The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable: all of subparagraph (a) subparagraph (b)(4) subparagraph (b)(8) subparagraph (b)(21) subparagraph (b)(22) subparagraph (b)(27) subparagraph (b)(29) subparagraph (b)(30) subparagraph (b)(31i) subparagraph (b)(32i) subparagraph (b)(33) subparagraph (b)(35i) subparagraph (b)(36) subparagraph (b)(44) subparagraph (b)(51) subparagraph (b)(58) subparagraph (b)(60) subparagraph (c)(1) subparagraph (c)(2) Wage Determination 2015-4187 Rev. 18 subparagraph (c)(7) subparagraph (c)(8) all of subparagraph (d) all of subparagraph (e) Other terms and conditions: Invoices CONTRACTOR REMITTANCE ADDRESS: All payments by the Government to the contractor will be made in accordance with FAR 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management. INVOICES: Invoices shall be submitted in arrears annually, after performance tasks are complete and accepted. GOVERNMENT INVOICE ADDRESS: All Invoices from the contractor shall be submitted electronically in accordance with VAAR Clause 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests. Tungsten Network: https://us.tungsten-network.com/ All quoters shall submit the following: A technical capability statement, relevant technical credentials and training of current staff members, past performance references, and a price submission. All quotes shall be sent to the Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 2 via email to the Contract Specialist at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Award will be based upon a comparative evaluation of quotes in accordance with the Simplified Acquisition Procedures of FAR 13. Comparative evaluation is the side by side pairwise comparison of quotes based on factors resulting in a Contracting Officer decision for the quote most favorable to the Government. Options will be evaluated at time of award. Award decision factors: Basis for Award. The Government will issue a purchase order to the responsible quoter whose quotation conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate quotations: Technical Capability Past Performance Price Evaluation Approach. The Government will evaluate quotations using the comparative evaluation process outlined in FAR 13.106-2 (b) (3), where quotations will be compared to one another to determine which provides the best benefit to the Government. The Government reserves the right to consider a quotation other than the lowest price that provides additional benefit(s). Quotations may exceed minimum requirements of the solicitation. The Government reserves the right to select a quotation that provides benefit to the Government that exceeds the minimum requirements of the solicitation but is not required to do so. Each response must meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation. The Government is not requesting or accepting alternate quotations. The evaluation will consider the following: (1) Technical Capability: The quotation will be evaluated to the extent to which it can meet and/or exceed the Government s requirements as outlined in the solicitation and based on the information requested in the instructions to quoters section of the solicitation. The quotation should provide a clear and demonstrative explanation of the organization s ability to perform elevator inspection services as described in the statement of work. The following discussion points will be utilized to evaluate this requirement: Technical Proficiency: The contractor must understand the requirement in accordance with the Statement of Work including potential risks and methods of mitigation. Contractor Experience: The Contractor must have performed 3-5 projects of similar scope within the past 5 years. The Contractor shall be a firm regularly engaged in elevator inspection. Their expertise and experience shall be of such extent to ensure inspectors have the skills, knowledge, and education to safeguard the public by confirming elevators, escalators, and other conveyances are code compliant and operating safely. Experience with VA Form 10-6167 is preferred. Employee Certifications/Licenses/Degrees/Training: The contractor must hold a current National Association of Elevator Contractors (NAEC) Qualified Elevator Inspector (QEI) certification with at least 5 years of experience. (2) Past Performance: The past performance evaluation will assess the relative risks associated with a quoter s likelihood of success in fulfilling the solicitation s requirements as indicated by the quoter s record of past performance. The past performance evaluation may be based on the contracting officer s knowledge of and previous experience with the supply or service being acquir...