United States - R--Northern Arizona VA Health Care Sysytem - Prescott Campus Enhanced-Use Lease Development Projects - Developer
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- Opportunity closing date
- 10 October 2019
- Opportunity publication date
- 19 September 2019
- Value of contract
- to be confirmed
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REQUEST FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST (DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY)
for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) /
Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB)
Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS), Prescott Campus
This advertisement is a notice of a potential opportunity. This Request for Expressions of Interest (the advertisement ) is not a solicitation for offers, nor is it a request for proposals. Respondents are advised that the Government assumes no responsibility to award an Enhanced-Use Lease based upon responses to this advertisement.
This Sources Sought Notice is to identify potential sources for information and planning purposes only, and is not intended to pre-qualify or disqualify any potential Respondents. The purpose of this Sources Sought is to conduct market research to determine if responsible and qualified sources exist to redevelop the assets described in Section III.
The information gained from this Sources Sought will be used to assist the Government in determining if this development opportunity can be competitive and/or a total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) Set-Aside. The Government will use this information to determine the best acquisition strategy for this procurement.
The Government requests that interested parties respond to this Notice with the specific information requested in Section V of this Notice and identify their small business status.
Only SDVOSBs and VOSBs are encouraged to participate in this Market Research.
VA is seeking information on the SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent s qualifications only to confirm the Respondent s capability to perform a minimum of 51% of the development opportunity described in this Notice.
Contractors/Institutions responding to this market research should be aware that participation in this survey may not ensure that they qualify for any underlying future solicitation or contract award. Additionally, responding to this Sources Sought Notice is NOT a prerequisite to respond to any future subsequent solicitations.
The government will not reimburse participants for any expenses associated with their participation in this Sources Sought.
The Government cannot provide any warranty, expressed or implied, as to the accuracy, reliability or completeness of the information contained in this Notice.
Overview and Objectives
The United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), under its Enhanced-Use Leasing (EUL) authority (38 U.S.C. Â§Â§ 8161- 8169 and as amended), is seeking expressions of interest from qualified SDVOSBs and VOSBs to serve as a Developer for purposes of creating supportive housing for the homeless and/or at-risk of homeless Veterans.
For purposes of this effort, the Developer would be a non-VA entity who has the qualifications outlined in Section V of this Notice. The Developer will be expected to develop permanent supportive housing for homeless and at-risk Veterans at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System, (NAVAHCS) Prescott campus. The opportunity would involve a Developer entering into a EUL with VA and financing, renovating/constructing, operating, and maintaining permanent supportive housing units and on-site community-based support services for homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families. VA conducted a Public Hearing on the EUL concept on July 26, 2019 at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System Prescott campus in Prescott, Arizona.
VA s EUL authority allows VA to outlease land and improvements to selected developers (i.e., Lessees) to provide supportive housing and on-site community-based support services for Veterans and their families. Such leases can have a term of up to 75 years. VA s Office of Asset Enterprise Management (OAEM) administers the EUL Program.
The objectives of this development opportunity include but are not limited to:
Repurpose vacant buildings at the NAVAHCS Prescott campus for purposes of permanent supportive housing; and,
Develop a housing model geared towards enabling Veterans to achieve self-sufficiency and live independently.
Additional information on the VA s EUL program may be obtained at: http://www.va.gov/assetmanagement/.
The intent of this Notice is to determine if there are experienced SDVOSB or VOSB developers that can develop scenarios and implement the agreed upon scenario to transform NAVAHCS Prescott campus assets into permanent supportive housing and provide supportive services for homeless and at-risk Veterans in accordance with VA s EUL authority.
The Developer would undertake all necessary investigation activities to produce development with the underutilized vacant land at the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System Prescott campus to provide permanent supportive housing to meet homeless and at-risk Veterans needs.
The assets to be developed by the Developer are the following two sites Historic Quarters Buildings: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10 and approximately 3 acres of adjacent land located on the southwestern corner of the campus. This project may be phased by the developer
Please see Attachment A for a building location map and preliminary proposed EUL parcels outline. Please note the parcel outline shown in Attachment A is subject to change.
Medical Center Background
The NAVAHCS is a Joint Commission-accredited, complexity level three facility serving over 29,000 Veterans across northern Arizona.Â NAVAHCS provides a continuum of primary and secondary level medical, rehabilitative and long-term care to Veterans residing in northern and central Arizona. The NAVAHCS is proposing to expand the mission by using under-utilized buildings and land under its authority via an EUL Agreement. Â This project will serve additional Veterans and their families experiencing homelessness and Veterans at risk for homelessness, as well as the community, by providing supportive housing. All development will be in accordance with VA requirements and guidelines, and Federal, state, and local laws.
Sources Sought Response Requirements
VA is seeking qualified SDVOSB/VOSB developers who have a proven company track record of:
Developing supportive housing projects;
Financial wherewithal required to successfully develop housing communities with associated infrastructure, roads, and amenities;
Securing public and private financing for multi-family residential, affordable, and supportive housing projects;
Redeveloping historic assets; and,
Operating and staffing affordable and supportive housing projects.
Note: VA is seeking information on the SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent s qualifications to confirm the Respondent s ability to perform a minimum of 51% of the development opportunity described in this Notice.
Responses should be submitted on official letterhead, must include a point of contact and the signature of at least one organization officer. Responses must address the following elements in sufficient detail to highlight the SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent s ability to undertake the Principal Developer scope as set forth in this Sources Sought Notice. Responses must not exceed 20 pages, single spaced with a minimum 12-point font.
Response content should consist of the following:
Please provide the following for your company:
Point of Contact
Web Page URL
Based on the NAICS Code identified in the Sources Sought, please state whether your company is:
Veteran Owned Small Business* (Yes / No)
Service Disabled Veteran Small Business* (Yes / No)
Small Business (Yes / No)
Woman Owned Small Business (Yes / No)
Small Disadvantaged Business (Yes / No)
8(a) Certified (Yes / No)
HUBZone Certified (Yes / No)
*If your company is SDVOSB and/or VOSB, please attached VIP verification.
Qualifications to Undertake this Development Opportunity
Corporate Overview: Provide overview of SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent s organization; indicate type of organization (for-profit, non-profit, etc.) and core business activities; specify age of organization; identify leadership.
Housing Development Experience: Summarize the SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent s similar housing development experience, and provide brief descriptions of at least three (3) similar scale housing projects that the SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent has developed, including any associated project infrastructure, within the last 10 years. Include information such as: name, location, description of housing type, number of units (specify market rate, affordable supportive, etc.), associated project infrastructure, new construction/renovation, age, the number of years involved with the development, and the role of the SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent.
Affordable and/or Supportive Housing Financing Experience: Summarize the SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent s experience directly securing financing for similar scale affordable and/or supportive housing developments in the last 10 years. Provide brief descriptions of at least three (3) similar affordable and/or supportive housing developments for which the SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent has directly secured financing. Include project information such as: name, location, description of housing type, number of units (specify market rate, affordable supportive, etc.), total development cost, specific funding sources secured, and role of SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent.
Supportive Housing Development Experience: Summarize the SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent s supportive housing development experience and provide brief descriptions of at least three (3) similar supportive housing development projects that the SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent has developed within the last 10 years. Include information such as: name, location, description of project (including supportive services), age, the number of years involved with the property, and the role of the SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent.
Supportive Housing Management Experience: Summarize the SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent s on-site supportive housing management experience and provide brief descriptions of three (3) similar supportive housing development projects that the SDVOSB/VOSB Respondent has directly managed/operated/owned within the last 10 years. Include information such as: name, location, description of facilities (including supportive services), on-site staff (if any), age, the number of years involved with the property, and the extent of your company s participation.
Supportive Services Experience: Summarize briefly your experience providing supportive services to Veterans who are homeless and/or at risk of homelessness.
Historic Rehabilitation Experience: Summarize briefly your experience developing, managing and operating historic rehabilitation projects.
Financial Wherewithal: Provide evidence of your firm s financial wherewithal to develop similar scale housing communities and attach supporting documentation (Note: Supporting documentation is excluded from the page limitation).
Deadline to Submit Questions regarding Notice
Any and all questions regarding the contents of this Notice should be submitted via to Kelli Emery at Kelli.Emery@va.gov by September 26, 2019 at 5:00pm ET. Questions will be answered as an amendment to the advertisement.
Deadline to Submit Responses to Notice
If your organization has the qualifications set forth in Section VI of this Notice and is interested and capable of executing all aspects of this opportunity, please EMAIL your response as an attachment to Kelli Emery at Kelli.Emery@va.gov no later than 5:00pm ET on October 10, 2019.
- Opportunity closing date
- 10 October 2019
- Value of contract
- to be confirmed
About the buyer
- Department of Veterans Affairs VA National Energy Business Center United States
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