By Tasha Anderson for AZBEX
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recently issued a Sources Sought announcement for preliminary planning information regarding a new ambulatory care center to be located at Railroad Avenue North and Irwin Street in Fort Huachuca.
According to the announcement submitted to beta.sam.gov – the new Federal Contract Opportunities website that replaced FedBizOpps in November – the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers have sent out the notice to, “gain knowledge of interest, capabilities and qualifications of various members of industry, to include the Small Business Community: Small Business, Section 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUB-Zone), and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).”
They are also looking for comments from firms “addressing the potential use of Project Labor Agreements from large scale construction projects (exceeding $25M) within the State of Arizona.”
The project is proposed as a new 136KSF ambulatory care center that will provide a wide variety of services, such as primary care, behavioral health, sports medicine and physical therapy, optometry, limited specialty care and more.
Estimated to cost around $100M-$250M, the development will also include administration, laboratory, pharmacy and x-ray areas, as well as a loading zone/service area, utilities, exterior signage, grading, landscaping and site furnishings.
All responses to the Sources Sought announcement are due no later than 2:00 p.m. PST on January 27th, 2020. There are no pre-submittal meetings scheduled for this solicitation.
According to the announcement, the project will be design/build and will be constructed in two phases.
“The government intends to issue a solicitation; however, the results and analysis of the market research will finalize the determination of the set aside decision,” the notice states. A solicitation is anticipated to be issued around nine months from the issuance of the Sources Sought notice, which was December 26th.
While a project start date was not given, the announcement does mention an estimated project duration of 960 calendar days.