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Foreclosurepedia is in receipt of a pre solicitation announcement from the National Park Service. Fundamentally, the work requested is well within the scope of most of the Contractors within the Industry. If this is something you would like Foreclosurepedia to pursue, upon your behalf, please feel free to reach out and schedule an appointment.

There is no bid package, solicitation, specification or drawings available with this announcement.  This announcement has not been posted on FEDBIZops.  Response is strictly voluntary; no reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this sources sought announcement or any follow-up information requests.  If you chose to submit a package, clearly identify the park and project on your package, your socioeconomic status (8(a), HUBZone, Service Disabled Veteran, WOSB, EDWOSB, Small) and follow-up two weeks after the announcement closes to check on the status of the project.

Your response is due no later than COB MST December 22, 2014.  The Government anticipates conducting a competitive acquisition for this requirement.  The amount of interest or lack thereof will determine the possibility of a competitive set-aside or full and open competition (the size of a small business firm includes all parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, etc. – see 13 CFR 121.103 and 13 CFR 121.108.  What are the penalties for misrepresentation of size status?  All firms should be certified in ORCA<> 4.1201-Policy).

Please refer to the new SBA changes regarding HUBZone firms effective October 1, 2011.

Analysis of the quantity and quality of responses to this sources sought announcement will be considered in the market research being conducted, and in the making of any small business set-aside determination for this requirement.

NAICS Code:  238990

Estimated Cost Range:  $5,000,000 – $10,000,000

Estimated Period of Performance:  September 2015 – March 2016 and September 2016 – March 2017

Project Description:  The project will reconstruct portions of the cave tour trail along the Historic Tour route within Mammoth Cave.  Existing trails will be reconstructed using concrete pavers, concrete paving or other suitable materials.  The project includes removal of dust and surface dirt from the existing trail surfaces, reconstruction of the surface (including some fill to reduce extreme grade changes), installation/replacement of steps, elevated walkways in two locations, upgrade of safety rails and installation of lint guards along most of the edges of the trails.

Contractors should address the following in their Capability Statements:

  1. Experience as a Prime contractor performing the following work:
  2. Experience renovating, repairing or replacing concrete pavers, concrete paving or other suitable materials in areas with historic or cultural significance.
  3. Experience working in confined spaces with logistical challenges of ingress/egress for equipment, materials and waste
  4. Specifications including weight limits on existing concrete pavers
  5. Working without heavy equipment/use of hand tools only
  6. Experience working in sensitive areas with limits on disturbance and special approval for operations such as welding or use of propane equipment.  Internal combustion equipment is not allowed.  Containment of dust will also be important
  7. Experience working in areas where all ground disturbing activities will be monitored by an archeologist
  8. Experience on multi-year individual projects with seasonal work stoppages
  9. High humidity environment (cave humidity relative constant at 87%)
  10. Relevance of Project Experience to this Project:
  11.  Difficult project coordination, communication and logistics in cultural sensitive/unique environment
  12. Work with National Park Service, or projects with similar administrative requirements
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