Navy issues RFP for $5B multiple award contract

Dive Brief:

  • The Naval Facilities Engineering Command (NAVFAC) Atlantic has issued a Request for Proposals for an eight-calendar year, Indefinite Shipping and delivery/Indefinite Amount (IDIQ) International Contingency Construction (GCC) Multiple Award Deal (MAC) value up to $5 billion in foreign and domestic building projects. Proposals are thanks Oct. 5.
  • NAVFAC options on issuing four contracts below the MAC, and the winners will compete for activity orders for building projects “in support of pure disaster response, humanitarian endeavours, conflict, emergent mission critical requirements, or projects with similar characteristics.” Some activity orders could also require structure providers and incidental support providers as properly. 
  • The activity orders will be both Expense-Plus–Award-Rate (CPAF) or Agency-Set-Price tag (FFP) agreements. The MACs, which will be issued for an first just one-calendar year interval to just about every profitable bidder, are subject to renewal by using 7, just one-calendar year options. Contractors that do not submit bids for far more than two activity buy RFPs chance their choice not staying renewed. 

Dive Insight:

Possible bidders, according to the solicitation, need to have major logistical and effectiveness capabilities. The MAC incorporates a wide range of projects these kinds of as:

  • Dredging 
  • Airfield services construction 
  • Administrative and academic facilities 
  • Electrical electricity distribution methods Interaction facilities 
  • Water and sewage therapy plants 
  • Enemy containment and processing facilities 
  • Creating envelope repairs 
  • Fencing 
  • Garbage disposal and recycling facilities 
  • Warehouse services and transportation depots for building materials 
  • Rail facilities 
  • Bridges and causeways 
  • Health-related clinics and discipline hospitals 
  • Highway building  
  • Pier and waterfront construction 
  • Chemical, organic and radiological space decontamination 
  • Environmental restoration

Specified the scope of the likely projects and the staffing the requirements for these mega contracts, building firms that have a international footprint or that can set up just one rapidly — and that have completely ready methods — are the kinds that will qualify. 

Earlier this calendar year, for case in point NAVFAC enhanced an current MAC by $ten million, bringing it to a full worth of far more than $ billion. The six contractors that won the appropriate to bid on activity orders for that deal are important building providers AECOM Specialized Providers Inc., Aptim Federal Providers LLC, CH2M Hill Constructors Inc, Environmental Chemical Corp., Fluor Intercontinental Inc. and Perini Management Providers Inc. Like the most modern RFP thanks Oct. 5, the activity orders are for a selection of building projects all over the world and in the U.S.

General public companies, not just the navy, use IDIQ MACs when they are not sure particularly what providers they will need. Contractors are not guaranteed that they will win work, but will normally get a foundation deal on the first award. As component of NVFAC’s most current solicitation, profitable bidders will get a foundation activity buy award of $twenty five,000. 

A further gain of the IDIQ MAC for general public companies is that as component of the bidding course of action, contractors typically provide device pricing for labor and products, enabling the govt, be it the navy or local, to lock in pricing for the time interval of the deal. They also do not have to open up up a new bid course of action for just about every challenge that will come together. 

But more compact contractors are not essentially locked out of IDIQ MAC prospects. On Aug. 26, the Navy announced that it awarded a $240,000 IDIQ MAC to four contractors — Mechworks Mechanical Contractors Inc., North State Mechanical Inc., R&W Construction Co. Inc. and Siler Excavating LLC — out of a discipline of eleven bidders to get on building projects at Marine Corps Foundation Camp LeJeune in North Carolina. That work below that MAC will include new building, renovations, alterations and restore for mechanical, electrical and plumbing projects.