GSA establishes long-term government wide contracts with commercial firms to provide access to millions of commercial products and services at volume discount pricing.

General Services Administration

GSA establishes long-term government wide contracts with commercial firms to provide access to millions of commercial products and services at volume discount pricing. These can be ordered directly from GSA Schedule contractors or through the GSAAdvantage!® online shopping and ordering system. With GSA Schedules, customers have a partner in meeting their procurement needs. GSA has worked hard to award contracts to vendors who provide “fair and reasonable” pricing. GSA also works with customers to respond to the evolving marketplace and to meet the needs for new supplies and services. Schedules also enable compliance with federal procurement regulations as well as environmental and socioeconomic requirements, providing a simplified process for obtaining commercial supplies and services. Special Item Numbers (SINs) awarded to CRAWFORD under SIN Series C871 include:

  • C871-7 Construction Management Services

Project Design Phase

These services may include: design technical reviews; code compliance reviews; constructability reviews; analysis of Value Engineering proposals; preparation of cost estimates (including independent check estimates); cost analysis; cost control/monitoring; energy studies; utility studies; site investigations; site surveys; scheduling (including preparation of schedules and schedule reviews); review of design scope changes (including analysis of schedule impact); scheduling/conducting/documenting design related meetings; and performing market studies (material availability, contractor interest, etc.).

Project Procurement Phase

These services may include: providing assistance to the Contracting Officer in contract procurement; answering bid/RFP questions; attending/participating in site visits; attending/participating in pre-bid conferences; preparing and issuing solicitation amendments for review and approval by the Government Contracting Officer; and performing cost/bid/proposal analysis.

Project Construction Phase

These services may include: establishing temporary field offices; setting up job files, working folders, and record keeping systems; maintaining organized construction files; scheduling and conducting preconstruction meetings; documenting actions taken and decisions made, etc.; monitoring the submittal review process; review and monitoring of project schedules for construction progress with emphasis on milestone completion dates, phasing requirements, work flow, material deliveries, test dates, etc.; assisting in problem resolution and handling of disputed issues (including development of Government position); maintaining marked up sets of project plans and specifications for future as-built drawings; performing routine inspections of construction as work proceeds, taking action to identify work that does not conform to the contract requirements, and notifying the contractors when work requires correction; compiling, through site inspections, lists of defects and omissions related to the work performed and providing these lists to the contractor for correction; review of construction contractor payment requests (including preparation of necessary forms for payment processing); monitoring project financial data and budgetary cost accounting; administration of construction contract change orders (issuing proposal requests, preparing cost estimates, reviewing cost proposals, assisting agency in negotiations, preparing change order packages for processing); scheduling, conducting, and documenting regular progress meetings with all interested parties to review project status, discuss problems, and resolve issues; scheduling, conducting, and documenting (prepare minutes, etc. for distribution) construction related project meetings; monitoring construction contractor compliance with established safety standards (note and report unsafe working conditions, failures to adhere to safety plan required by construction contract); monitoring construction contractor’s compliance with contract labor standards; coordination of construction activities with customer Managers and occupying agency personnel; monitoring the design and construction clarification process and, when appropriate, reminding the A/E and other parties involved of the need for timely actions; participating in all “Partnering” activities during construction (workshops, meetings, etc.); preparing special reports and regular project status reports; providing for progress and/or final photographs of project work; perform site surveys; provide assistance in obtaining permits; perform hazardous material assessments and monitoring of hazardous material abatement work; and provide cost estimating assistance.

Commissioning

These services shall include, but are not limited to, providing professional and technical expertise for start-up, calibration, and/or certification of a facility or operating systems within a facility. The CM must be able to provide any level of commissioning need from total support to specialty services. Commissioning services may require start-up planning, forecasting start-up duration, estimating start-up costs, determining start-up objectives, organizing start-up teams and team assignments, testing building system components, conducting performance tests.

Testing

The CM may be tasked to provide the services of an independent testing agency/laboratory to perform project specific quality control testing and inspection services. The services may include, but are not limited to, testing/inspection of soils, concrete, precast concrete connections, steel, steel decking, applied fireproofing, roofing, curtain walls/glazing, and elevator installations.

Claims

The CM may be tasked to provide Claims Services when and as required by the Government for specific projects. The CM will review disputes and claims from the A&E and/or construction contractor(s) and render all assistance that the Government may require, including, but not limited to, the following: Furnishing reports with supporting information necessary to resolve disputes or defend against the claims; preparation and assembly of appeal files; participation in meetings or negotiations with claimants; appearance in legal proceedings; preparation of cost estimates for use in claims negotiations; preparation of risk assessments/analyses relative to claim exposures; preparation of findings of fact and any other documentation required by the Government.

Post Construction

At or near substantial completion of project construction, the CM may be tasked to provide services such as: Performing Post Occupancy Evaluations (POEs); assisting Agency in the formulation of lessons learned; providing occupancy planning including development of move schedules, cost estimates, inventory lists, etc.; providing move coordination, relocation assistance, and/or furniture coordination; providing telecommunication and computer coordination. Click here to view CRAWFORD’s GSA Schedule and Pricelist.