Klamath Falls Armed Forces Reserve Center

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The Air and Army National Guard have chartered a joint facility, the Klamath Falls Armed Forces Reserve Center (KFAFRC), to be constructed on Kingsley Field Air National Guard Base, Klamath Falls, Oregon starting in the fall of 2010. A collective 10 year effort has resulted in final approval and funding for this construction project. The new facility is a part of Kingsley Field's new 2009 Master Plan for Installation Development which helped bring the support and funding for the Reserve Center's construction.

The 173rd Civil Engineer Squadron, based out of Kingsley Field and the United States Property and Fiscal Office of Oregon will have the lead in the design, construction, and project management for this facility. When 100% designed and constructed he entire facility will include spaces for the 173rd Security Forces Squadron (SFS) and Troop C 1-82 Cavalry, Oregon Army National Guard.

In 2010, Phase I will include a submission of proposals for design-build services for the design and construction of a 14,000 square foot facility for the 173rd SFS. The purpose of this portion of the facility will be to adequately house over 80 security force personnel including their mobility gear and equipment. In addition, in the Phase I proposal the government will require a 35% coordinated design for future Phase II portion of the facility which will include an additional 31,388 square feet to accommodate the Troop C 1-82 Cavalry.

The future plans include the capacity to fully construct the remaining portions of the joint facility to accommodate the Troop C 1-82 Cavalry, which consists of over 85 Army personnel including their gear and equipment. This unit just returned home from a twelve month deployment in Iraq and is currently housed in a separate location on the base that is not adequately designed for their mission needs.

Phase I project estimate is between $5-6 million and will initially house the 173rd SFS. The 173rd SFS regularly deploys worldwide in support of Overseas Contingency Operation, and most recently deployed a 32 person team to Kyrgyzstan. The squadron is currently occupying an outdated 1959 facility which has severely deteriorated and is not properly configured for their mission. The building has numerous deficiencies which hinder training and operations, thus impacting force effectiveness. This construction project will also allow the demolition of multiple outdated and energy inefficient buildings that are 50+ years old.

The new facility will be located near the base's recently constructed main entrance that was completed in 2008. It will include command, administration, pass and identification, law enforcement, arms vault with cleaning and maintenance areas, classrooms, training rooms, mobility storage, mobility pallet build-up area, locker rooms and adequate parking for government and privately owned vehicles.

The Government intends to award a Firm Fixed Price design-build contract resulting from the solicitation to the responsible design-builder whose proposal is determined by the Government to represent the BEST VALUE after evaluating the proposals in accordance with the factors and sub-factors defined in the solicitation.

This procurement will be solicited using the Two-Phase solicitation process authorized by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 36.3. Design-builders are invited to submit a proposal in response to Request for Proposal (RFP W912JV-10-R-0004, Project: KJAQ029041, Klamath Falls Armed Forces Reserve Center). This solicitation will be posted on the Federal Business Opportunities website: https://www.fbo.gov/ within 30 calendar days.