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Opportunity closing date
21 May 2019
Opportunity publication date
15 May 2019
Value of contract
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Added: May 14, 2019 5:07 pm

SUBJECT: Maintenance, Inspection, and Testing of the Electrical Power Distribution System

DISCLAIMER: This Sources Sought is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. Neither unsolicited proposals nor any other kind of offers will be considered in response to this Sources Sought. Responses to this notice are not offers and will not be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this Sources Sought. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked Proprietary will be handled accordingly. Responses to the Sources Sought will not be returned. At this time, questions concerning the composition and requirements for a future Request for Quote will not be entertained.

SUBJECT: The Department of Veterans Affairs is conducting market research in order to provide Maintenance, Inspection, and Testing of the Electrical Power Distribution System. The government anticipates an awarding a one Firm Fixed Price contract that will provide the support services listed within the below attachment.

OBJECTIVE: See attachment.

RESPONSE INSTRUCTIONS:

Name and Address of Company

Any small business designation as certified by the Small Business Administration

A through description of experience in managing support requirements of this nature.

A description of your business type whether it is a Small business, Large business, Service Disabled Veteran Owned, or Veteran Owned.

CONTACT INFORMATION: Any questions related to this Sources Sought shall be directed to Craig Armagost craig.armagost@va.gov. All information regarding Capabilities Statements or any other proprietary information relative to this Sources Sought shall be submitted via email to craig.armagost@va.gov no later than 1300 (1 pm) EST on 5/21/2019.

ATTACHMENT 1

STATEMENT OF WORK

Maintenance, Inspection, and Testing

of the Electrical Power Distribution System

1. Introduction:

This Statement of Work (SOW) describes the requirements for the maintenance, inspection, testing, and/or calibration of the Electrical Power Distribution System and all of its components. These work items are referenced as Maintenance and Testing in this document, hereafter.

It is the intention of the Louis A. Johnson VA Health Care System to acquire all labor, equipment, and materials to perform electrical testing on the facilities electrical system and components.

This SOW describes the requirements for the Qualified Electrical Contract Professionals known as Contractors in this document, hereafter. Contractors who are contracted by VHA Medical Center to perform maintenance and testing of the Electrical Power Distribution System, and all of its components, shall meet or exceed all requirements stated in Section 2 of this SOW.

This SOW describes the requirements to establish maintenance and testing reports.

2. Qualifications of Contractors:

Contractors shall complete all testing and certifications in accordance with standards established by the National Electrical Testing Association (NETA). In addition, Contractors must complete the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) approved 10-hour construction safety training prior to beginning work. Contractor shall submit to the contracting officer and contract officer representative copies of all applicable training prior to work commencement.

Contractors shall have technical trainings, and track records of working experience in maintenance, inspection, and testing of the Electrical Power Distribution System and its components in healthcare, industrial, educational, and commercial facilities for a minimum of five (5) continuous years.

Contractors shall have safety trainings either on-the-job or class-room type - in electrical safety outlined in the OSHA Standard 29 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 1910 Subpart S Electrical, and the NFPA 70E Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace. Training certifications shall be submitted to the VA Contracting Officer prior to work. If no training certifications are available, the contractor Employer shall certify that he/she has met this requirement in writing, and submit it to the VA Contracting Officer prior to starting work.

Contractors shall have ready access to and apply as necessary the latest versions of the following references:

NFPA 70, National Electrical Code.

NFPA 70B, Recommended Practice for Electrical Equipment Maintenance.

NFPA 70E, Standard for Electrical Safety for the Workplace.

NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power System.

OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910, Subparts I & S.

National Electrical Testing Association, Inc. (NETA) Maintenance and Testing Specifications.

Operating/Maintenance manuals, and specifications of the electrical equipment to be maintained and tested. These documents may be obtained from the VHA Medical Center, or the equipment manufacturers.

Contractors shall be equipped with all necessary tools, equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to perform the work safely, effectively, and timely. Tools, equipment, and PPE shall comply with the requirements of OSHA Standard 29 CFR 1910, Subpart I, and NFPA 70E.

3. Summary of Work:

Work items, definitions, and references shall comply with the latest edition of the NETA Maintenance Testing Specifications. Below is a list of electrical equipment that shall be maintained, tested, and ultimately reported.

TRANSFORMERS:

Transformers over 500KVA shall be cleaned externally, inspected for overheating via thermal scan, and inspected for any damage to housing, connection points or insulation.

Liquid filled transformers shall have cooling liquid tested to meet manufacturer s recommendation.

Dry transformers will be cleaned externally, and inspected for overheating via thermal scan.

ELECTRICAL GEAR (including, but not limited to, Switchgear, Switchboards, Distribution Panels, Motor Control Centers, and all related equipment):

Use lint free rags to clean conductors, contact points between circuit breakers and main buss bars, buss bars, and the interior of the electrical equipment. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove large debris. (compressed air is not to be used for this purpose). Visually inspect for any obvious signs of overheating, misaligned contacts, insulation damage, or lose lugs.

Lubricate all moving parts according to manufacturer s recommendation.

Test and exercise circuit breakers located in switchgear, switchboards, and distribution panels to ensure operation under overload conditions.

Inspect and tighten ground connections. Test ground resistance for entire facility grounding system.

Identify hot spots in electrical equipment via thermal scan. Tighten problem connections to meet manufacturer s recommendations using a torque wrench or other approved device.

Calibrate and maintain adjustable protective relays.

Test all control systems equipment for proper operation after maintenance is performed and before placing them back in normal service.

AUTOMATIC TRANSFER SWITCHES

Use lint free rags to clean conductors and contact points. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove large debris. (Compressed air is not to be used for this purpose). Visually inspect for any obvious signs of overheating, misaligned contacts, insulation damage, or lose lugs.

Lubricate all moving parts according to manufacturer s recommendation.

Inspect and tighten connections.

Test for proper switching operation.

DISCONNECTS

Use lint free rags to clean conductors and contact points. Use a vacuum cleaner to remove large debris. (compressed air is not to be used for this purpose). Visually inspect for any obvious signs of overheating, misaligned contacts, insulation damage, or lose lugs.

Lubricate all moving parts according to manufacturer s recommendation.

Inspect and tighten connections.

Test for proper switching operation.

Additional notes:

All electrical work is executed with all proximate energized circuits de-energized when and where possible.

When a planned electrical outage cannot be accomplished the following requirements are mandatory for working on energized circuits.

Full personal protective equipment (PPE) will be available and worn by qualified electricians according to the guidelines outlined in NFPA 70E.

A written energized electrical work permit shall be obtained from the safety office prior to any energized work. (sample included Appendix 1)

This work may have to be done after regular working hours or on weekends.

Provide complete written report of the work. Information shown in the report shall be as following:

Company s name, address, telephone & FAX numbers.

Name and signature of contractors who perform the maintenance and testing.

VA Work Contract Number, name and number of VA Contracting Officer.

Date and Time of work.

Copies of contractors valid licenses, professional and training certificates.

Descriptions and model number of specialized tools and equipment used, such as torque wrench or infra-red scanning camera.

Location, Type, Name, and nameplate information of electrical equipment to be maintained and tested.

Descriptions of work items.

Test data.

Reference materials such as equipment manufacturer s specifications, coordination study, etc.

Remarks on conditions of electrical equipment. List all deficiencies, if any.

Recommended corrective actions, if any.

Submit four (4) hard copies of the complete written report to VA Contracting Officer and Contract Officer Representative (COR) within seven (7) calendar days of visit.

Submit four (4) hard copies of the complete written report and one (1) CD of the electronic version of the report in Microsoft Word and/or Excel format to the Chief of Engineering Service within seven (7) calendar days of visit. All reference materials shall be included in the electronic version of the report, either through scanning or other means of electronic text import methods.

Provide 3 sets of size E (34 by 44 inches) and 3 sets of size C (17 by 22 inches) updated and accurate one-line diagrams of the complete electrical distribution system (individual branch circuits not included).

7) Contractors shall report deficiencies that are deemed critical or catastrophic immediately to the Chief of Engineering Service for immediate actions.

Opportunity closing date
21 May 2019
Value of contract
to be confirmed

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