Frequently Asked Questions
To address the questions regarding the Replacement Medical Center Facility, Eastern Colorado Health Care System, we have developed this FAQs page. Should you have an additional question, please email it to: W. Celeste Davis Stragand, firstname.lastname@example.org. We will compile questions and answers and add to this page routinely. Thank you for your support and interest in this project.
What is the percentage of contracts that will be awarded to socio-economic groups (i.e. SDVOSB, VOSB, WOSB, HUBZone, etc)?
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs established acceptable socio-economic subcontracting goals for this project as:
- Small Business – 17.7%
- Small Disadvantaged Businesses – 5%
- Women Owned Small Businesses – 5%
- HUBZone Businesses –3%
- Veteran Owned Small Businesses – 5%
- Service Disable Small Businesses – 3%
Kiewit-Turner is actively working to exceed all of these goals.
What was the date of Kiewit-Turner’s contract award?
The Original Award date for Preconstruction Services was August 31st, 2010. A contract option for the renovation of the Clinic Building South structure as well as the demolition of other existing structures was issued on April 8, 2011. The balance of the project was awarded as a contract option on Veteran’s Day, November 11th, 2011.
What is going to be done to contractors if they miss classify workers in their craft?
This project is subject to the Davis-Bacon Act, and as per Federal Regulations, compliance with the applicable wage classifications and rates is mandatory. Any wage rate or classification errors discovered in certified payrolls will be corrected in accordance with 40 U.S.C. 3141.
Will Kiewit-Turner self- perform the concrete? If so, what percentage of the concrete will Kiewit-Turner self-perform?
Kiewit-Turner is currently evaluating the best procurement strategy for concrete placement and has not yet determined how much, if any, of the concrete scope of work will be self-performed.
How many veterans are you hoping to hire on this project?
Kiewit-Turner is currently evaluating the best overall procurement strategy for the project and has not yet determined what and how much work will be self-performed. Therefore, we cannot definitively quantify how many employees will be hired directly by the joint venture.
We do know that at peak production, Kiewit-Turner will be at a staff of approximately 70 people. Total construction staff will be closer to 1,300. The majority of project construction will be completed by subcontractor resources. Kiewit-Turner is in the process of developing a job fair in conjunction with our subcontractors to solicit veterans and other qualified workers to augment the subcontractor staffs.
What tracking will be done to track how many veterans will actually be employed working on the hospital?
Pursuant to 41 CFR 61-250 and 61-300, disclosure of an employee’s veteran status is voluntary. Kiewit-Turner strongly supports the utilization of veterans in the project’s workforce and encourages any employee with veteran status to disclose this information.
As well as being tracked at the project level, direct employees of the Kiewit-Turner joint venture who have disclosed their veteran status will be tracked and reported by the appropriate JV partner’s corporate home HR office. Additionally, Kiewit-Turner is requesting all of our subcontractors to gather and report veteran participation on a volunteer basis.
How will you handle Art for the facility, inside and out?
All scopes of work, including material supply such as art, will be evaluated for the best overall procurement strategy. Once the strategy has been developed, solicitation lists will be generated from those firms that have been registered on the project’s website. If you have specific questions, you may contact W. Celeste Davis Stragand, email@example.com.
How does my company go about getting a sub-contractor list?
Awarded subcontracts for the project to-date may be found by going to the project website: http://www.denvervahospital.com/awards/.
Will bid packages be unit price or lump sum based?
Each Bid Package is evaluated for the most appropriate method of solicitation. While some packages may be unit priced, others will be lump sum.
Are suppliers required to register or just subcontractors?
All potential vendors are required to register on the www.denvervahospital.com website if they want to be considered for solicitation packages.
Why are subcontractors and vendor/suppliers thrown into the same database?
The registration database is simply a pool of all vendors who are interested in bidding on work packages associated with this project (material supply, professional services, on-site subcontracts, etc.).
As part of the registration submission process, potential vendors (both suppliers and subcontractors) are asked a series of questions that identify the type of bid packages they are interested in bidding. As the solicitation list is created for each bid package, the database is utilized to identify all the vendors that have expressed an interest in the type of work associated with that package.
Vendors interested in supplying to awarded subcontractors can do to the website, http://www.denvervahospital.com/awards/, to obtain the list of awarded subcontractors.