USACE Increasing Healthcare Facilities

On Monday, March 30th, Ohio Department of Health Director, Dr. Amy Acton, announced the state is looking to double its healthcare capabilities in order to combat COVID-19- Ohio’s hospitals are already at 60% capacity with the peak yet to hit the state. To tackle this oncoming issue, Governor DeWine has deployed the Ohio National Guard, who are working hand in hand with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), to scout and evaluate potential sites to upgrade existing buildings and/or spaces into usable medical facilities. Construction work is still considered essential by Governor DeWine and because of that, we see this as an opportunity to keep our members working and providing for their families during these uncertain times. This is a great opportunity to establish and build a relationship with the USACE that can be beneficial in the future.

USACE COVID-19 Market Research Request

Interested contractors must complete several steps in order to qualify. First, they must register at the SAM.gov website under the “Disaster Registry” tab. Learn more about the Disaster Registry at: https://www.acquisition.gov/disaster-response-registry. Second, if they are capable of performing any of the work below, they are requested to send a capability statement to the USACE’s dedicated COVID-19 Contracting mailbox: COVIDContracting@usace.army.mil

“Bulld-out” or retrofit of existing space (arenas, convention centers, dormitories, hotels, or other facilities) into alternate care facilities

Field Medical Units

Temporary Medical Enclosures

Please Note:  Decisions regarding use of hotels, arenas and similar facilities are made at the State level. If you are offering these types of facilities, please contact the applicable State. Click here for a FEMA website that provides points of contact for each State.  

Vendors of other supplies and services are welcome to submit capability or interest statements regarding support of the USACE COVID-19 Response. 

All interested parties are requested to register at the SAM.gov website under the “Disaster Registry” tab. Click here to learn more about the Disaster Registry.

Due to the volume of submissions, individual responses are not possible.

Capability submission shall be limited to five pages and must include the following information:

• Firm’s name, address, point of contact, phone number, e-mail address, CAGE and DUNS number, and the Construction Bonding Level per contract and aggregate bonding capacity.

• Discussion of firm’s ability to mobilize within two to three calendar days of contract award to begin work and ability obtain labor and equipment. Capabilities statements may include a listing of owned (or accessible) equipment and information regarding the firm’s workforce. Please DO NOT include: personally identifiable information in the capabilities statement. Discussion of firm’s ability to meet acceptable accounting system criteria as outlined in DFARS clause 252.242- 7006, Accounting System Administration (FEB 2012).

• Firm’s business size and small business category (when applicable): Small Business (SB), Small Disadvantaged (SOB), including 8(a) firms, Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), including Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small business (SDVOSB).

• Provide relevant information on the Firm’s experience/Capabilities as it pertains to the proposed work outlined in the Project Description.

Other vendors – such as for cleaning and disinfecting services, supplies, etc. – should register their firm at https:www.beta.SAM.gov to become part of the National Disaster Response Registry.

Click here for USACE  e-mail questions or concerns regarding COVID-19 Contracting Issues.

If you have any questions or need additional information please contact Karl Jefferson, Jr., Field Coordinator with LIUNA Tri-Funds at 216.287 .0127 or kjefferson@ovssr.org

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