PROPOSAL SUBMITTAL INSTRUCTIONS 1. PROPOSAL SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS -- Proposals shall consist of three components: a. Previous Experience Proposal; b. Technical Qualification Proposal; and c. Price Proposal. An original and two (2) copies are required. Proposals shall be submitted to: Department of Veteran Affairs VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System Contracting Office (90C-H) Attention: Pamela Rayburg 7180 Highland Drive Pittsburgh, PA 15206 Proposals are due by the date/time specified in block 13 of Standard Form 1442. ***PROPOSALS SUBMITTED BY FAX OR E-MAIL WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED*** Offerors shall submit a single package to the address shown in Block 8 of the Standard Form 1442. The package shall include one (1) envelope containing the signed original documents listed below, and two separate envelopes containing photocopies of the same documents. Documents to be submitted consist of the following: A. STANDARD FORM 1442: with Blocks 14 through 20 properly filled-out by the offeror. B. OFFER GUARANTEE (BID BOND): In accordance with solicitation provision 52.228-1, Bid Guarantee. Failure to furnish a bid guarantee in the proper form and amount, by the time set for opening of bids, may be cause for rejection of the bid. C. DOCUMENTATION OF TECHNICAL ACCEPTABILITY: Proposals received in response to this solicitation will be evaluated in accordance with procedures outlined in Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 15 for the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable Offer (LPTA). The following significant evaluation factors will be used as the basis for technical acceptability: 1. PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE. To be technically acceptable, offerors must provide evidence that they have already performed at least project that involved experience pertaining to MEP (mechanical, electrical, plumbing) and audio visual system installation including lan/data and cabling, in particular hospital and office renovations, similar in size and scope to the requirements of this solicitation. Provide: a. Contract Descriptions. Include the following contract information: (1) Contract/Order Number and Award date. (2) Contract /Order Type. (e.g., indefinite delivery/ indefinite quantity (IDIQ), firm fixed price (FFP), time & material (T&M) labor-hour (LH), Cost Reimbursement). (3) Contract /Order Total Dollar Value. Initial and final or projected final, if contract is ongoing. For projects under IDIQ contracts, include total capacity and give the actual amount of money obligated. (4) Contract/Order Period of Performance. Indicate, by month and year, the start and completion, or “ongoing”, dates for the project (5) If the prime contractor, provide name of subcontractor(s), place of performance, CAGE Code and DUNS number. If the work was performed as a subcontractor, also provide the name of the prime contractor and POC within the prime contractor organization (name, address, email and telephone number). (6) List of Quality Awards or Quality Certifications (7) Procuring Contracting Officer’s name, address, phone number, Fax number and email address (8) Administrative Contracting Officer’s (if different from the above) name, Address, phone number, FAX number and email address (9) Government (Customer) Technical POC’s (Contracting Officer’s Representative) name, address, phone number, FAX number and email address (10) Relate each contract listed with task areas in our requirement. Identify in specific detail for each contract listed, why or how you consider that effort relevant or similar to our effort. In determining relevancy, consideration should be given, but not limited to, such things as service similarity, size and complexity, contract type, contract environment, division of company proposing, and subcontractor interaction, if applicable. (11) Provide a narrative explanation on each contract listed describing the objective achieved and any cost growth or schedule delays encountered. For any Government contracts which did not /do not meet original requirements with regard to cost, schedule, or technical performance, a brief explanation of the reason(s) for such shortcomings and any demonstrated corrective actions taken to avoid recurrence. (12) A copy of any cure notices or show cause letters received on each contract listed and a description of any corrective action by the offeror or proposed subcontractor. (13) The offeror shall provide the required information concerning termination actions. The information shall be submitted for ALL contracts it has had terminated, in whole or in part, for default during the past 3 calendar years and any contracts which are currently in the process of such termination. This information is required for any contract, similar or not to the proposed effort. 2. TECHNICAL QUALIFICATIONS. To be technically acceptable, SDVOSB construction firms who submit an offer must provide information regarding the technical qualifications of the proposed project staff, to include the individuals who will be responsible for (a) Project Management, (b) Quality Control, and (c) Safety Compliance. Include management approaches used to control cost, construction schedules, managing detailed technical requirements for MEP and audio visual installations, and a brief resume of each key individual. These items will be evaluated to determine if they meet the technical requirements for a project of this nature. 3. PRICE. As an LPTA source selection, price is the most important factor in determining the award selection among those offers that are technically acceptable. Offers that are not technically acceptable cannot be selected, regardless of price. The Government requests a supplemental cost breakdown in a sealed envelope marked “Cost Breakdown Information”, in excel format to be included in with initial price proposal. Price will be evaluated for fairness and reasonableness through the use of price analysis. The price evaluators will also check for appearance of unbalanced line item prices. Price is to be submitted in Block 17 of the Standard Form 1442. I) PRICE PROPOSAL CONTENT --- Submit the following: a. Fully completed Standard Form (SF) 1442 and Price/Cost schedule. b. Price breakdown for price analysis. c. Fully completed provisions at the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) web site, https://orca.bpn.gov/.