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February 11, 2009
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The General Services Administration, Public Buildings Service is issuing a public announcement to interested firms who are qualified to participate in a nationwide contract for Laser Scanning Services.

The General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS) is issuing a public announcement to interested firms who are qualified to participate in a nationwide contract for Laser Scanning Services. Interested firms should submit their specialized experience in the fields of Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, NAICS 541990 (Other Related Technical Services).

Background: In July 2003, the General Services Administration (GSA), Public Buildings Service (PBS), Office of the Chief Architect and Construction Programs (OCA-CP) established the National 3D-4D-BIM Program. To date, OCA-CP has initiated over 70+ capital projects across the nation using an array of 3D, 4D, and Building Information Modeling (BIM) technologies in support of GSA business needs. BIM visualization, coordination, simulation, and optimization from three-dimensional (3D), four-dimensional (4D), and BIM computer technologies serve GSA in meeting customer design, construction, and program requirements. GSA is committed to a strategic and incremental implementation of 3D, 4D, BIM technologies. Further information on GSA's BIM Program can be found at www.gsa.gov/bim.

Description of Services: Professional 3D Laser Scanning services will be rendered under this contract on an as-required basis for all Government Agencies administering or funding, in whole or part, design and/or construction programs. 3D Laser Scanning services may be required at any time during a project/properties development and delivery, including: planning, design, construction, operations, facility management and/or disposal. Services shall be performed for many project types, including, but not limited to: new construction, renovations, and modernizations. (See Draft Statement of Work).

This contract may be used to order services required in the design and implementation of 3D laser scanning and BIM. These services include, but are not limited to the following:

1) Exterior & Interior 3D-Laser Scanning

2) Transform 3D laser scanning point cloud data to BIM models

3) Professional BIM Modeling Services based on 3D laser scanning data including, but not limited to:
  • a. Architectural
  • b. Structural
  • c. MEP
  • d. Civil
  • e. Facility Management
4) BIM-based analysis & applications including, but not limited to:
  • a. Visualization
  • b. Clash Detection
  • c. Constructability analysis
5) Integration of multiple BIMs & analyses

6) Integration between multiple BIM softwares

7) BIM Implementation Support, including:
  • a. Development of BIM assessment and project implementation plans
  • b. Selection of VDC software
  • c. Support to project design and construction firms
  • d. Review of BIM models & analysis completed by other service providers
8) Development of Best Practice Guidance, Case Studies, Procedures and Training Manuals

9) Development of long- & short-term 3D Laser Scanning implementation strategies,

10) Development of benchmarking and measurement standards and programs

11) 3D Laser Scanning and Modeling Training, including:
  • a. Software specific training
  • b. Best Practices
Locations: The firms must be able to provide Laser Scanning services for the GSA Central Office and Regional Offices nationwide. The GSA Regions are (1) New England, Boston, MA; (2) Northeast & Caribbean, New York, NY; (3) Mid Atlantic, Philadelphia, PA; (4) Southeast-Sunbelt, Atlanta, GA; (5) Great Lakes, Chicago, IL; (6) The Heartland, Kansas City, MO; (7) Greater Southwest, Fort Worth, TX; (8) Rocky Mountain, Denver, CO; (9) Pacific Rim, San Francisco, CA; (10) Northwest/Arctic, Auburn, WA; (11) National Capital, Washington, DC.

Period of Performance: The contract period of performance will be for a base year, with 4 one-year options; a total expected contract duration of 5 years.

Response Packages: THIS IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY. The response package must consist of five separate tabs: TAB I: Cover letter; TAB II: Narrative; TAB III: Company Recommendations; TAB IV: Company Profile; TAB V: List of local and nationwide offices within the United States (US); and TAB VI: Company Specialized Experience. The tabs must include the following:

TAB I (Cover Letter): The cover letter must be on letterhead and include: 1) GSA reference number and title of the project: 2) An introduction of your company; 3) Company size; 4) Business establishment date; and 5) Point of Contact including name, title, address, telephone number, fax number and email address.

TAB II (Narrative): A written narrative of the company's previous experience with and methodology to provide nationwide services for Laser Scanning (include number of years performing Laser Scanning Services).

TAB III (Company Recommendations): The Company may provide recommendations to the attached Draft Statement of Work based on previous experience. Recommendation should relate to: 1) Recommended NAICS codes; 2) Labor Categories; and 3) New methodologies currently being used in the Industry; and 4) Other comments related to the SOW.

TAB IV (Company Profile): The company profile shall include: 1) Size Standard; 2) If Small Business, type and certifications; 2) all company NAICS codes; 3) average annual gross revenues for the past three years; and 4) number of employees.

TAB V (List of Company and Subsidiary Offices): The list of company and subsidiary offices must include the name of the operating firm (prime or subsidiary firm), city, state, and zip code.

TAB VI (Company Specialized Experience): The format is as follows: 1) Name and Address of Agency/Firm; 2) Type of Service Provided (Laser Scanning Related Services only, please); 3) Title of Project; 4) Period of Performance; 5) Indicate if your company was the prime contractor or the subcontractor; and 6) provide in detail the services provided under the project.

All packages must be submitted on or before 12:00 p.m., February 19, 2009, to Ms. Paris N. Marshall, 18th and F Street, NW, Room 4302, Washington, DC 20405. Email packages are preferred. Faxes are not acceptable. This is not a solicitation for proposals and is for informational purposes only. Proposals are not requested at this time and will not be considered. For more information, please contact Ms. Paris N. Marshall by email at paris.marshall@gsa. (No telephone inquiries please.)

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