Request for Qualification - Construction Management for the Centre Block Rehabilitation (EP748-151886/C)
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- Date closing
- 2015/09/25 14:00 Eastern Daylight Time (EDT)
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- Solicitation number
- Region of delivery
- National Capital Region
- Notice type
- Letter of Interest (LOI)/Request for Information (RFI)
- Trade agreement
- Agreement on Internal Trade (AIT)
- Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement
- Canada-Peru Free Trade Agreement (CPFTA)
- North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)
- World Trade Organization-Agreement on Government Procurement (WTO-AGP)
- Canada-Panama Free Trade Agreement
- Tendering procedure
- All interested suppliers may submit a bid
- Competitive procurement strategy
- Best Overall Proposal
- Procurement entity
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- End user entity
- Public Works and Government Services Canada
- Contact name
- Bédard, Alain
- Contact phone
- (819) 775-5571 ( )
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- Contact address
185 Sparks Street 185, rue Sparks 3rd Floor - 313/3ème étage - 313 Ottawa Ontario K1A 0S5
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Trade Agreement: WTO-AGP/NAFTA/AIT/Canada FTAs with Peru/Colombia/Panama Tendering Procedures: All interested suppliers may submit a bid Competitive Procurement Strategy: Best Overall Proposal Comprehensive Land Claim Agreement: No Nature of Requirements: *** THIS NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT AMENDMENT IS ISSUED TO EXTEND THE BID CLOSING DATE FROM SEPTEMBER 15, 2015 AT 2:00PM TO SEPTEMBER 25, 2015 AT 2:00PM.*** NOTICE OF PROPOSED PROCUREMENT This procurement consists of a two-phase selection process. Phase 1 will consist of a Request for Qualification and Phase 2 will consist of a Request for Proposal. PROJECT IDENTIFICATION: Project Number: R.011816.250 Request for Qualification Construction Management Services Centre Block Rehabilitation Project Centre Block, Parliament Hill, Ottawa, Ontario PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) is initiating a process to pre-qualify Respondents for the provision of Construction Management (CM) services for the Centre Block Rehabilitation project located at 111 Wellington Street, Ottawa, Ontario. This Request for Qualification (RFQ) defines the requirements for the prequalification of Respondents for this work. Interested firms are required to respond to this RFQ. The three highest ranked Respondents after the RFQ will be invited to submit competitive responses for this work during the Request for Proposal (RFP) phase of the solicitation. The construction management services are required from contract award, expected to be in spring/summer 2016, for a duration of eight to twelve years depending on the options approved for implementation. Active construction is anticipated to start in 2018 once the building has been vacated. In order to provide guidance as to the degree of undertaking and complexity, the scope of work may include but is not limited to the following elements, to the extent possible given the building's heritage designation: · restoration of the building envelope, including selective security mitigation measures; · seismic upgrade; · excavation of the basement subject to viability and cost benefit; · new mechanical, electrical, and vertical transportation systems; · new information technology, multimedia and security systems; · parliamentary office suites and broadcast capable committee rooms; · adjustment to allow additional seating to the Senate Chamber and the House of Commons Chamber; · complete fit-up of the building, including special purpose space; · restoration of designated heritage spaces; · specialized art handling for the removal, storage and return of heritage assets and the main collection of the Library of Parliament; · conservation of fixed and moveable heritage assets; and · significant conservation of exterior and interior masonry, wood, plaster, paint, art glass, fabric and metals. BACKGROUND: The Centre Block is the core component within the Parliament Hill complex, occupying a central position between the East Block, the West Block, the Library of Parliament and the emerging Visitor Welcome Centre. The Gothic Revival style of the original mid-19th Century building was specifically chosen to allow a rich and complex relationship between the wilderness escarpment to the north and the great lawn to the south. In its rebuilding after the disastrous 1916 fire, the exterior style was maintained and a new Beaux-Arts interior created to update the building and allow an increased public presence. It displays a multitude of stone carvings, including gargoyles, grotesques and friezes in keeping with the Victorian High Gothic style. The building is connected with the Peace Tower, built between 1919 and 1927, and the Library of Parliament. It houses the Senate and House of Commons Chambers and offices of numerous Senators, Members of Parliament and senior administration or both legislative houses, as well as many ceremonial spaces such as the Hall of Honour, the Memorial Chamber and Confederation Hall. Major renovations were first proposed in the 1960's. At that time the original mechanical and electrical systems were already more than 40 years old. Nothing was done for another nine years when a basement fire prompted improvements to the life safety systems. In the mid-1970s, a complete rehabilitation was proposed but was postponed; however emergency exiting from the Peace Tower was improved. By 1998, the Centre Block Underground Services had been constructed. This facility included underground electrical switchgear, transformers, emergency power generation and centralized Information Technology facilities as well as storage and support space for the House of Commons. It also provided limited improvements to House of Commons material handling capability. Since 1999, only emergency repairs and regular maintenance have been undertaken to allow continued occupancy of the building. The last significant rehabilitation was the repair to the Peace Tower and south façade, completed in the late 1990s. Repairs to the building such as the courtyard parapets and some of the penthouses have been completed and other similar interventions are ongoing. The Centre Block, including the Peace Tower, requires significant rehabilitation in the very near-term as many of its major systems and components will be at risk of critical failure by 2019, with total failure predicted by 2025. Due to the interdependencies of the Centre Block building systems, it must be decommissioned at one time and emptied before any invasive work can begin. A challenging aspect of this project's scope will be to integrate the Visitor Welcome Centre Complex, aligning the Long Term Vision and Plan's direction for a connecting concourse spine for pedestrian movement and independent but connected material handling facilities. The work is expected to begin in 2016 and continue until 2032. BASIS OF SELECTION 1. To be declared compliant, a respondent must meet the mandatory requirements identified in the Request for Qualification. 2. Responses meeting the mandatory requirements identified in the Request for Qualification will be evaluated based on the following criteria: - Experience and achievements of respondent on projects - Experience and expertise of key individuals - Capacity of the Respondent - Internal governance structure of the respondent - Approach and Methodology - Presentation and case scenario SECURITY REQUIREMENT: This selection process is subject to security requirements as detailed in section 7. of the RFQ. ENQUIRIES: To ensure the integrity of this RFQ process, all enquiries and other communications regarding the RFQ must be directed only to the Contracting Authority identified at the email address below. Interested Respondents should not contact any other employee of Canada or other persons involved in the project to discuss questions regarding the RFQ. Non-compliance with this requirement during the prequalification period can, for that reason alone, result in disqualification of a Respondent. Canada designates the following person as the Contracting Authority: Alain Bédard Public Works and Government Services Canada Acquisitions Branch, Centre Block Rehabilitation Project Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Tel: 819-775-5571 RFQ DOCUMENTS: Firms/Entities intending to submit a Response to this RFQ should obtain the RFQ documents through the Government Electronic Tendering Service at http://Buyandsell.gc.ca/tenders or at the toll-free number 1-855-886-3030. Amendments, when issued, will be available from the same government electronic tendering service. Firms/Entities that elect to base their Responses on RFQ documents obtained from other sources do so at their own risk and will be solely responsible to inform the procurement calling authority of their intention to respond to this RFQ. RESPONSE RECEIVING: Sealed Responses will be received at: Public Works and Government Services Canada, Bid Receiving Unit, Place du Portage, Phase III, Main Lobby Core 0A1, 11 Laurier Street, Gatineau, Quebec, K1A 1C9. For more information on the major rehabilitation of the Centre Block, please visit http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/collineduparlement-parliamenthill/ba tir-building/faqpec-qaaftcb-eng.html Canada retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. Documents may be submitted in either official language of Canada Delivery Date: Above-mentioned The Crown retains the right to negotiate with suppliers on any procurement. 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