GSA Plans New OEM Conference Center at Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center Campus

Experienced Construction Contractors Invited to Submit Bids

Bluemont, Virginia, May 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) amended on Monday, May 22 a previously released solicitation in which it outlined plans to procure the construction of a second Office of Emergency Management (OEM) conference center at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center campus.

The Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center is a civilian command facility in the U.S. Commonwealth of Virginia, that the government uses as the center of operations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).

The contractor who receives the contract will be responsible for the construction of a new 65,000 square foot facility along with associated site utilities, entry roads and hardscaping, and the minor modification of the existing conference center.

The GSA intends the new conference center facility to include staff offices, training rooms, warehousing and associated loading dock, and billeting for training operations. The main building entry will include a drop-off area for personnel and a two-story atrium. The GSA also intends the facility to have a footprint of approximately 105’ x 320’, and a primary three-story structure.

The contractor who receives the contract must provide all management, supervision, labor, materials, supplies, and equipment (except as otherwise provided), and must plan, schedule, coordinate, and assure effective performance of all construction to meet GSA and client agency requirements.

The contractor also must perform the construction in accordance with the design specifications, drawings, and terms and conditions of the contract. The GSA estimates the contract to be valued at between $20 million and $40 million, and all construction personnel working on this project must comply with the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 (HSPD 12) requirements.

The NAICS code for this solicitation is 236220; the construction must be completed within 730 days; and the GSA intends to award a firm fixed-price contract.

Interested and capable contractor must respond to the opportunity by no later than 2 p.m. EST on June 1. Responses must be mailed to: GSA, NCR, ROB, Bid Activity (WPY) - Room 1065, 7th and D Streets, SW, Washington, D.C. 20407, and also e-mailed to Contracting Officer, Richard L. Brooks, and Contract Specialist, Suemi Smith, at the following e-mail addresses: and

Responses must include:

  • A completed Document Security Form
  • Valid copy of firm’s business license to the
  • Past performance in which business demonstrates its general construction experience (with at least two years of experience on similar projects (e.g., comparable in nature, type, and complexity) within the previous five years
  • Qualifications of key personnel

The contractor who receives this contract also must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) database and have as part of the Registration all current Representations and Certifications.

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