Architectural Firm to Perform Cultural Significance Study
The U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland is seeking an architectural firm to perform a Cultural Significance Study on a property in Bern. The contractor shall provide all equipment, materials, supplies, and labor to prepare and complete a Cultural Significance Study. The completed work shall meet or exceed Swiss regulations and codes in effect or scheduled to take effect in 2023.
The contract requires contractor to furnish all labor, records, data (as specified) and equipment necessary to complete the work, and all workmanship and materials used shall comply with Swiss historical, architectural and building and labor codes. Contractor shall be licensed to perform commercial architectural work in Switzerland.
Work shall be completed in 2023.
Interested parties should contact BernGSOContracting@state.gov for more information. A job walk will be held in March 2023.
Architectural Services Firm
The U.S. Embassy in Bern, Switzerland is seeking qualified architectural services firms to facilitate obtaining City of Bern permits for multiple upcoming projects. The selected firm must be capable of providing concept/preliminary designs and conducting the necessary steps to obtain City of Bern permits for construction. Qualified firms must have a current architectural license to practice in the City of Bern, at least five years of experience working with the City of Bern permitting and historical offices, and a physical business office within 150 kilometers of the U.S. Embassy in Bern. Personnel working on the project must pass a U.S. Embassy background check.
Interested firms should contact Bern GSO Contracting at BernGSOContracting@state.gov to express interest and share their qualifications, CV, and licensure no later than June 9, 2023.
Building Automation System (BAS) Firms
U.S. Embassy Bern is soliciting proposals for the Embassy’s Building Automation System (BAS). This Request for Proposal (RFP) is seeking parts, equipment, labor, programming, training, and preventive maintenance services to upgrade and modernize the existing Sauter EY3600 BAS. All contractor parts and equipment must be compatible with existing HVAC systems. A qualified firm must have a current applicable license in Switzerland, have at least five years of experience working in Switzerland, and have a physical business office within 100 kilometers of the U.S. Embassy. Personnel working on the project must be Sauter factory certified technicians and are required to pass a U.S. Embassy background check. Interested firms should contact Bern GSO Contracting no later than June 17, 2023, at BernGSOContracting@state.gov.
Furnish new interior light fixtures
The US Embassy Bern is looking for contractors to furnish new interior light fixtures to replace existing light fixtures. The new fixtures must fit exactly in the same location and have ten-year parts warranty (led lighting included). The contract requires the contractor to provide all materials necessary to complete the work, and all workmanship and materials used shall comply with Swiss Building and labor codes. There will be a job walk on Tuesday August 22. Interested parties please contact BernGSOContracting@state.gov for list of light fixtures. Bids due by September 8, 2023.
Refurbish a vehicle gate
The US Embassy Bern is looking for contractors to refurbish a vehicle gate. The contract requires the contractor to provide all labor, materials, and equipment necessary to complete the work, and all workmanship and materials used shall comply with Swiss Building and labor codes. Interested parties please contact BernGSOContracting@state.gov . There will be a job walk on Thursday August 24, bids due by September 8, 2023.
More Federal Government Business Opportunities may also be found at the Federal Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps.gov) website.
Vendor Registration Instructions
The U.S. Government requires vendors that do business with the U.S. Government in an amount greater than $30,000 to have a real DUNS number (www.dnb.com) and to register their company in the SAM database (System for Award Management; www.sam.gov).
Please follow the instructions in these help sheets in order to register your business accordingly:
SAM Registration_DUNS Registration_NCAGE Registration Help Sheets
Feel free to familiarize yourself with the U.S. Government’s contracting procedures ruled by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and the Department of State Acquisition Regulation (DOSAR).