65--Alcor Scientific iSED ESR Analyzer

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
State: Federal
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 65 - Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment and Supplies
NAICS Category:
  • 334510 - Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing
Set Aside: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
Posted Date: Sep 19, 2017
Due Date: Sep 21, 2017
Solicitation No: VA24417Q1803
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Synopsis :
Added: Sep 19, 2017 3:59 pm
(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for The Alcor Scientific iSED ESR Analyzer, BRAND NAME, as prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. A firm-fixed price purchase order is anticipated.

(ii) The solicitation number is VA244-17-Q-1803 and is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ).

(iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95

(iv) This solicitation is set aside 100% for Small Businesses and the associated NAICS code 334510 has a small business size standard of 1250.

(v) Contract Line Items (CLIN):








Unit of Issue




ESR Anaylzer




iWASH Solution (4 Pack)




Seditrol, 6 x 4.5ml




iSED Test Cards, 10,000 Tests Alcor Placement




(vi) Products must be Brand Name in the following specifications:

Analyzers that can be readily integrated in a routine setting. The small footprint instrument will mix blood samples, read barcode (positive sample ID), cap-pierce blood tubes, track all reagents and position via barcode. Analyzer can scan patients via barcodes (closed container sampling), and access the test results from the LIS. A direct, bidirectional LIS interface, that can automatically be accessed by the system without needing PC systems, and allows for results to automatically be sent to the LIS for review. Micro-flow cell captures the critical kinetics of Red Blood Cells in a highly controlled testing environment. Utilizing a very small sample - 100 microliters - the analyzer captures the impact of the most critical phase of the early-phase in the phenomenon of RBC sedimentation, the so-called Rouleaux formation, to produce ESR results that are unaffected by the variables commonly associated with traditional ESR testing, such as mixing of the sample and temperature.

(viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, applies to this acquisition and the following clauses AND instructions are added as addenda:


52.214-21 Descriptive Literature (APR 2002)

(ix) Evaluation of this requirement will be based on PRICE ONLY.

(x) Offerors are advised to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items, with its offer if has not been completed on SAM.gov.

(xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and the following clauses are added as addenda:

(End of Clause)


This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):



(End of Clause)

852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008)

852.246-71 Inspection (Jan 2008)

(xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and the following additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition:

52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation & First-Tier Subcontract Awards (OCT 2015)

52.209-6 Protecting the Government s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (OCT 2015)

52.219-27 Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011)

52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation (JUL 2013)

52.222-19 Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (FEB 2016) (E.O. 13126)

52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015)

52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (APR 2015)

52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014)

52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015)

52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011)

52.225-3 Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (MAY 2014)

52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUNE 2008)

52.232-34 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer--Other than System for Award Management (JUL 2013)

52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors

852.219-10 VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (JUL 2016)

(xiii) There are no additional contract requirements, terms or conditions.

(xiv) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) ratings are NOT APPLICABLE.

(xv) Quotes must be emailed to daniel.johnson44@va.gov and received no later than 4:00 P.M. EST on the close date of Thursday, 09/21/2017. Quote may be submitted on this document or the vendor s own form.

(xvi) For information regarding the solicitation, please contact Daniel Johnson at daniel.johnson44@va.gov

Statement of Work

Philadelphia VA Medical Center

We are currently using traditional Westergren Manual Method for erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR). This method is tedious and time consuming, and we are in need of upgrading our methodology .in order to keep best patient care in timely manner, we need to upgrade from traditional Westergren Manual Method to new advance automatic ESR system. This will allow for faster, easier testing analysis of our samples, while also eliminating use of manual method. This will free up significant amount of time spent by our technician performing test, while also greatly reducing manual processing error by several magnitudes.

We need an ESR analyzer that can be loaded and left alone. This allows us to maximize out time and to streamline our lab s workflow. This will allow the lab to eliminate operator variability, increase safety for lab personnel, and reduce exposure to bio hazardous material, all the while, still maintaining a small footprint. We need a system that can track lot numbers, open and close container expiration dates, and track the number of test remaining. We need it to have a barcode reader built in (positive sample ID) where we can scan all controls and patients via barcodes, and access the test results from the LIS. A direct, bidirectional LIS interface means that test requests can automatically be accessed by the system without needing PC systems, and allows for results to automatically be sent to the LIS for review, meaning faster, better care for our patients.

Additionally, we need it to pierce the blood tubes and to mix blood samples, and we want a system that will only run two levels of whole blood control as part of daily QC.
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Posted Date:
September 19, 2017
Description: VA244-17-Q-1803 VA244-17-Q-1803.docx
Contracting Office Address :
Department of Veterans Affairs;Network Contracting Office 4;Lebanon VAMC;1700 South Lincoln Avenue, Lebanon, PA;17042
Place of Performance :
Philadelphia VA Medical Center;3900 Woodland Avenue;Philadelphia
Point of Contact(s) :
Contract Specialist:
Daniel Johnson

Contract Specialist

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