Construction contractor to furnish and install all labor, tools, materials, equipment, supplies and supervision necessary to perform work titled 4E Patient Ward Renovation & Expansion in accordance with the drawings and specifications. Work includes, but is not limited to, renovation and expansion of approx. 20,000 square feet renovation of interior space and approx. 2450 square feet of new construction (expansion). The renovated and expanded ward will provide full range of inpatient care for veterans. Work is located but not limited to the following areas: on the fourth floor of Building E; on the fourth floor of Building A (immediately adjacent to 4E ward and at the three-bank elevators); at Stairs #1 and #9; on existing Roof level of building E; above the ceiling at levels 3E; and throughout the facility for systems tie-ins such as pneumatic tube system and nurse call system. Asbestos abatement will be required for ACM identified in drawings and specifications. The work shall include necessary removal of existing structures and construction in order to install new work. The work will include alterations, mechanical and electrical work, millwork, utility systems and asbestos abatement. Regular work hours are Monday-Friday 6am-6pm. Spaces other than 4E adjacent to and immediately below the construction site WILL BE OCCUPIED DURING CONSTRUCTION. There are two deduct items that will be identified in the statement of the bid, specifications and drawings. Contractor will be required to submit a plan with their schedule of values/progress chart to include: safety precautions, fall protection, infection control, OSHA compliance with construction, directional signage, construction signs, decorative wall wraps while under construction. Parking for contractors is not permitted on the VAMC/DC facility. Detailed construction logistics will be addressed in the specifications and at the pre-construction meeting. Contractor shall maintain their own dumpster at an approved location for removal of waste materials. Strict duct control measures must be adhered to regarding demolition and removal of materials. All construction areas must be kept locked and secured. Contractors must wear VA identification badges while working at the VAMC/DC.