Notice Type: Sources Sought Notice Posted Date: 14-JAN-14 Office Address: Department of the Army ; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ; USACE District , San Francisco ; ATTN: CECT-SPN1455 MARKET ST., 17TH FL San Francisco CA 94103-1398 Subject: Upper Guadalupe River Flood Risk Management Project , Reach, 12, Santa Clara County, California Classification Code: Z - Maintenance, repair, and alteration of real property Solicitation Number: W912P7-14-S-0001 Contact: James E Garror , Contract Specialist, Phone 415/ 503-6988, Fax 415/ 503-6694, Email James.E.Garror@usace.army.mil - Shirley A. Turnbo , Contracting Officer, Phone 415-503-6987, Fax 415-503-6694, Email email@example.com Description: Department of the Army U.S. Army Corps of Engineers USACE District , San Francisco This SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE is for market research purposes ONLY - No award will be made from this Sources Sought. However, this research will assist us in determining the availability of small business firms for a potential small business category type set-aside. NO SOLICITATION, SPECIFICATIONS, OR DRAWINGS ARE AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME; therefore, do not request a copy of said documents. Potential offerors having the skill and capabilities necessary to perform the described project are invited to provide feedback via email at James.E.Garror@usace.army.mil . All responses will be used to determine the appropriate acquisition strategy for a potential future acquisition. Specifically, the purpose of this notice is to gain knowledge of potential small business (SB) sources in the following categories: Small Business, Certified 8a, Certified HUB Zone , and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), to provide services for: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers San Francisco District is seeking sources to support on the items listed below for which the applicable NAICS code is 237990, Upper Guadalupe River Flood Risk Management Project , Reach 12. The Federal Supply Code (FSC) will be Z299. The Standard Industrial Code (SIC) used is 1629. The size standard for small business is 33,500,000.00. Interested parties sought for Upper Guadalupe River Flood Risk Management Project , Reach 12 project located at the Upper Guadalupe River, CA. Project will be solicited as an Invitation For Bids (IFB) contract to include clearing and grubbing, care and temporary diversion of water, planting riparian vegetation, and furnishing and installation of in-stream structures. All responses will be analyzed in order to determine the appropriate strategy for a potential future acquisition. Particularly, the purpose of this NOTICE is to gain knowledge of potential small business sources including certified HUBZone small business, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned small business, Veteran-Owned small business, Certified 8(a) small business, Women-Owned small business, etc. Other than Small Business may respond to this notice in the event the market does not indicate significant Small Business interest. Project Description: The Upper Guadalupe River Flood Risk Management Project , Reach 12, consists of channel modifications to improve the river geomorphology, construction of woody instream structures, construction of maintenance access roads, and removal of non-native/invasive plant species. The project also includes installation of an irrigation system and planting riparian vegetation to mitigate for losses of shaded riverine aquatic (SRA) cover in the other reaches of the river. Reach 12 extends from Branham Lane Bridge at its downstream end to Blossom Hill Road Bridge as its upstream end. The reach is 5,500 feet long and passes under the State Highway 85 overpasses. The river in this reach was re-aligned in the late 1930's when it was used as gravel quarry. The vegetation was substantially altered at that time. The SCVWD operates three (3) ponds adjacent to, but separated from the river, which are used for recharging the groundwater through percolation. There were gravel spreader dams constructed to divert the river flow to the percolation ponds - but these have already been removed. The reach is relatively straight except for a bend near the midpoint of the reach. Reach 12 is intended primarily as mitigation for work occurring along other reaches (downstream) of the Upper Guadalupe River Flood Risk Management Project . Reach 12 will provide mitigation for loss of riparian forest and SRA cover in other reaches, as well as loss of urban forest in other reaches. The project design considers the constraints imposed by the Reach 12 site, which include the following: * Percolation ponds adjacent to the river * Existing soil characteristics (both for planting and engineering design) * Very limited sediment supply due to existing upstream reservoirs * A proposed continuous maintenance road along the west bank and portions of east bank * Limited right of way at some locations * Existing vegetation - both that needs to be removed and those that need to remain * Unsuitable soil with above average concentrations of mercury A Maintenance Period of three to four (4) years after construction will be part of the contractor's obligation to ensure the vegetation is established. The work includes, but is not limited to; clearing and grubbing, care and temporary diversion of water, earthwork including excavation and fill for channel work, construction of slope protection, construction of maintenance access road and access ramps, planting riparian vegetation, construction of irrigation system, construction of a raised berm, furnishing and installation of in-stream structures, removal of invasive and non-native vegetation, construction of chain-link fencing and maintenance of planting. Capabilities and Qualifications: 1. Clearing and grubbing The Contractor shall provide a qualified biologist to survey the construction area for eggs or young migratory birds just prior to construction or any site disturbance such as clearing or spraying. 2. Care and temporary diversion of water Prior to dewatering, all native fish and other native vertebrates that may be affected by instream activities shall be removed from the work site by a qualified fisheries biologist provided by the Contractor and placed upstream or downstream as appropriate. Qualifications for the fishery biologist include: expertise in the areas of resident or anadromous salmonid biology and ecology; expertise in handling, collecting, and relocating salmonid species; certification by the American Fisheries Society as a Certified Fisheries Professional; possession of a valid Scientific Collection Permit issued by California Department of Fish and Wildlife ; and possession of an (Endangered Species Act) ESA Section 10 Permit issued by the NOAA Fisheries for takes of ESA listed species. The Contractor shall retain a fisheries biologist with expertise in the areas of resident or anadromous salmonid biology and ecology, fish/habitat relationships, and biological monitoring; and, handling, collecting, and relocating salmonid species. The biologist will monitor activities prior to and during in-channel activities especially during temporary blockage or redirection of the flow of water through the use of cofferdams or culverts. 3. Planting riparian vegetation The Contractor shall hold a California State Landscape Contractor's License and have a minimum of 5 years revegetation construction experience. The Contractor shall submit three references for similar work completed within the last 5 years. 4. Furnishing and installation of in-stream structures Provide a list of personnel working on the project including name, title, and statements of their current positions and previous experiences. Selected personnel shall have been involved in bioengineering design and construction efforts similar to the proposed work site within the last 2 years. 5. Intent: To construct in-channel structures. A principal objective of installing engineered structures in the channel is to create conditions more representative of natural conditions. The wood debris structures proposed for the project were designed to emulate in-stream natural wood debris accumulations that occur in unmanaged streams of the Central California Coast , taking into account the site constraints and constraints of working in an urban area. Because of this, contractors should keep in mind that while the completed in-stream structures should be extremely stable and secure, they should have a somewhat chaotic appearance resembling natural conditions, not the "clean, orderly" look of traditional engineered structures. Your response is limited to 5 single-sided pages total - using 10pt font. Please label your email response as follows: Subject: Response to W912P7-14-S-0001: Sources Sought market research for " Upper Guadalupe River Flood Risk Management Project , Reach 12." All interested contractors or potential offerors having the skills and capabilities necessary to perform the described services above should notify this office in writing by email or mail by 5:00 PM Pacific Time on February 13, 2014 . Submit response and information to: mailto: James.E.Garror@usace.army.mil , CESPN-CT, US Army Corps of Engineers , San Francisco District , 1455 Market St. , 17th Floor, Suite 1741, San Francisco, CA 94103-1398. Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USA/COE/DACAW07/W912P7-14-S-0001/listing.html
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