The Weber Basin Job Corps Gymnasium needs a new protective coating on its roof in order for the facility to continue providing effective services to the Utah community. True to the Job Corps mission of expanding economic and social opportunities, especially for minorities and the poor, a small-disenfranchised roofing business will be given preference in the solicitation process. Businesses must submit a bid that meets all requirements by February 2, 2018.
Scope of Work
The gymnasium’s current metal roof was installed in 1966 with a recent protective coating applied fifteen years ago in 2002. The current solicitation calls for a protective coating over the nearly twelve-thousand square-foot surface to be a bio-based product. Approved brands of “white elastomeric silicone” are listed as the material to be used, but equivalents may be considered.
Contracting Officer Contact
The contracting officer in charge of making an award decision for the US Department of Agriculture funded work, Cheryl Zollicoffer, is only accepting electronic inquiries at her email Cherylzollicoffer@fs.fed.us. Clarification questions may be asked, but in general, any proposal sent to her must contain the offered price and plans for the following:
- A 10-year warranty
- Accident prevention
- Quality assurance
- The ability to provide qualified employees that receive emergency instruction and periodic safety meetings.
- An applicator with at least five-years’ experience, certified as a “Qualified Applicator.”
- A plan in place to not disturb facility operations at the location as it will remain occupied by personnel.
To understand the requirements more completely, offerors are allowed to visit the Weber Basin Job Corps location. The solicitation should also be read in complete to understand all requirements. The solicitation can be found on the federal business opportunities’ website, FBO.gov.
If a business has $15 million or less in annual receipts they will be considered as an eligible small business for this contract. Also, a business’s disenfranchised status will be given preference and is determined by socio-economic standards. Some disenfranchised certifications must be officially registered and all must be listed in the System for Award Management (SAM). For help with this classification and SAM registration, businesses may reference the Small Business Association’s website or contact a third-party government registration firm for help.
US Federal Contractor Registration (USFCR), the world’s largest third-party government registration firm, assists companies who would like to submit bids to the government. They will help companies accurately register in the government’s databases. Accurate registration is key to receiving a contract like this because small-disenfranchised businesses will be pushed to the top of the list. Accurate registration is also important in these situations because the government scrutinizes registrations for fraudulent claims of disenfranchised status. USFCR’s expert case managers will make sure that all registrations are filed correctly. USFCR assistance gives a business the best chance at a contract award and can keep them in good standing with the government.