The Government of the District of Columbia, acting by and through its Department of General Services (the “Department” or “DGS”) is issuing this Presolicitation notice pursuant to Chapter 47 of title 27 of the DCMR Section 4708. This Presolicitation Notice is issued solely for informational, market research and planning purposes and it does not constitute a Request for Proposal (“RFP”). This Presolicitation Notice does not commit the District Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. Further, the Department of General Services (“DGS”) is not at this time seeking proposals, and will not accept unsolicited proposals.
The Department anticipates issuing a Request for Proposal (“RFP”) during the month of October 2016. The closing date for submission of proposals will be contained in the RFP. This solicitation will be issued as set-aside for Offerors that are certified by the District of Columbia Department of Small and Local Business Development (“DSLBD”) as a Small Business Enterprise (“SBE”).
The RFP will be available at the Department of General Services, Contracts and Procurement Solicitation website: http://dgs.dc.gov/page/dgs-solicitations. Interested, potential bidders are responsible for routinely checking this web site for any possible updates on the anticipated RFP. The Point of contact for this action is the Domonique L. Banks, Contract Specialist, Contracts & Procurement | Goods and Services. All inquiries should be sent by email to the following email address: [email protected].
The Department has a requirement to provide mission critical inclement weather related snow and ice removal services, as well as surface pretreatment services. The Department intends to award up-to five contracts to provide snow, ice and surface pretreatment services for various District, owned and operated facilities. In general, the selected Contractors shall be required to provide all management, tools, supplies, equipment, vehicles and labor necessary to perform the required service twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week, including all weekends and holidays. The intent of this contract is to combat adverse weather conditions in a comprehensive, proactive, and orderly manner that results in a high level of quality and safety for the District of Columbia public. Given that each storm is different in terms of starting time, temperature, precipitation rate, accumulation, and duration, the Contractor will need a Project Management Plan in place that is able to provide the best approach for dealing with various types of storms. The Contractor shall be required to provide services, for a base year and four (4) additional option year periods. The months of service include, but are not limited to, October through April.