6515--Corpus Christi Pkg. # U - Exam and Ultrasound Table "Brand Name or Equal"

Agency: VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF
State: Texas
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 65 - Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment and Supplies
NAICS Category:
  • 339112 - Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing
Posted Date: Aug 4, 2022
Due Date: Aug 11, 2022
Solicitation No: 36C77622Q0449
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6515--Corpus Christi Pkg. # U - Exam and Ultrasound Table "Brand Name or Equal"
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Notice ID
36C77622Q0449
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VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF
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VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF
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PCAC HEALTH INFORMATION (36C776)
General Information
  • Contract Opportunity Type: Sources Sought (Original)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-04:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
  • Original Published Date: Aug 04, 2022 05:25 pm EDT
  • Original Response Date: Aug 11, 2022 02:00 pm EDT
  • Inactive Policy: Manual
  • Original Inactive Date: Sep 10, 2022
  • Initiative:
    • None
Classification
  • Original Set Aside:
  • Product Service Code: 6515 - MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES
  • NAICS Code:
    • 339112 - Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing
  • Place of Performance:
    VCB Corpus Christi Healthcare System Corpus Christi CBOC Activation Warehouse , TX 78416
    USA
Description
**IMPORTANT: Please read this email notice in full BEFORE responding!**

The Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Program Contracting Activity Central (PCAC) is in the process of planning a requirement in which a contractor will be required to provide Exam Tables and Ultrasound Chair (brand name or equal) for use in the new VA Texas Valley Coastal Bend (VCB) Health Care System, Corpus Christi Community Outpatient Clinic (see Attachment 1 SOW Pkg. U).

The VA is conducting market research and is seeking written responses with information to assist with identifying potential sources that are interested in, and capable of, providing the products described (in whole or in part). Please review the information contained herein and identify whether your company has the capability and interest to provide the brand name items listed or equivalent items that possess the salient characteristics as described. Please see section titled SUBMITTAL OF RFI RESPONSE below for what information to include in your company s response.

GOVERNMENT QUESTIONS
The VA is requesting vendors answer the following questions in response to this notice.

Are there any specifications for individual items that you believe may be too restrictive when taking into consideration industry standards (see draft Statement of Work)? What specifications and why?
Are there any accessories for any equipment item that are normally separately priced? What accessories?
Are there any items that you would recommend be purchased with the items in this requirement? What items and why?
Does your company manufacture the items in accordance with the Limitations on Subcontracting (see FAR 52.219-14, 52.219-27, and 13 C.F.R. § 125.6) or supply the product of a small business manufactured in the United States?
If you answered yes to question 6 and are the original equipment manufacturer, does your company have authorized distributors?
If you answered yes to question 7, please provide the business information, point of contact information, and identify the socio-economic category of your authorized distributors.
SDVOSB Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
VOSB Veteran-Owned Small Business
SB Small Business

Please indicate the lead time for all equipment on this requirement.

CLIN
DESCRIPTION
QTY
LEAD TIME
0001
Table, Exam/Treatment, Powered
(Brand Name or Equal)
37

0002
Table, Exam/Treatment, Powered
(Brand Name or Equal)
6

0006
Chair, Clinical, Exam, Ultrasound
(Brand Name or Equal)
1

Is there any reason you would not be interested in responding to a solicitation? What are the reason(s) and why?
Do you have any questions or comments that may otherwise assist us?

SET-ASIDE
Complete responses to this notice will assist the VA in determining any potential set-aside for the requirement. Not providing all information requested in response to this notice may result in the VA being unable to determine a vendor potentially capable of satisfying the requirement and, subsequently, if the rule of two criteria is not met, a specific set-aside category may not be decided by the Contracting Officer.

LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING AND THE NON-MANUFACTURER RULE (NMR)
The requirement that a non-manufacturer supply the product of a small business concern is referred as the Non-Manufacturer Rule (NMR) [13 C.F.R. § 121.406]. In order to qualify as a small business concern for a small business set-aside, an offeror must either manufacture the item in accordance with the Limitations on Subcontracting (see FAR section 52.219-14, 52.219-27 and 13 C.F.R. § 125.6) or supply the product of a small business made in the United States.

BUY AMERICAN ACT
In accordance with FAR 25.101, the Buy American Statute restricts the purchase of supplies that are not domestic end products. The exception at FAR 25.103(b) Nonavailability states the Buy American statute does not apply with respect to articles, materials, or supplies if articles, materials, or supplies of the class or kind to be acquired, either as end items or components, are not mined, produced, or manufactured in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities and of a satisfactory quality. Any solicitation will include FAR 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (JAN 2021).

Please provide the country of manufacture for each line item.

Line Item No.
Country of Origin
0001

0002

0003
AMERICAN MADE ALTERNATIVES SOUGHT
The Government is seeking potential alternatives manufactured in the United States. If you have or are offering an American made alternative, please provide the manufacturer, make, model, and part number for each item and the location of manufacture. Please also include item specifications so the facility can determine whether the alternative meets the required salient characteristics.

SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS/DELIVERY SPECIFICATIONS/WARRANTY SPECIFICATIONS
See attached Statement of Work (SOW) including salient characteristics (ATTACHMENT 1).

SUBMITTAL OF RFI RESPONSE
If you believe you are capable of meeting this requirement (in whole or in part), please provide a complete response no later than Thursday August 11, 2022 at 2:00 PM (Eastern). A complete response satisfies the information requested below.

The Government requests responders provide the following information:
Company information including name, address, point of contact, and DUNS Number
The make and model information for each item,
If an equivalent item will be proposed, cut sheets containing specifications,
Authorized dealer verification (see below),
The contract number of any applicable GSA schedule if one exists from which these items can be procured, and
Answers to government questions

STATEMENT OF WORK COMMENTS
The Government welcomes any comments or questions on the DRAFT Statement of Work associated with this requirement. Please provide clear comments or questions and provide the page and section reference for each comment or question.

NAICS AND PSC CODES
Further, if you believe a different NAICS code or Product Service Code (PSC) is a better fit for the subject requirement, please provide that information to us as well.

NAICS: 339112 Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing (Size Standard: 1,000 employees)
PSC: 6515 Medical and Surgical Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies

NOTE: This email is being sent solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation or obligation on the part of the Government. Per FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not considered offers, shall not be used as a proposal, and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Neither unsolicited proposals nor any other kinds of offers will be considered in response to this notice. No evaluation letters and/or results will be issued to the respondents; however, the Government does reserve the right to contact any respondent and/or respondent reference to obtain additional information. At this time, no solicitation exists; therefore, please do not request a copy of the solicitation. Any resulting procurement action will be the subject of a separate, future announcement. The information is provided for discussion purposes and any potential strategy for this acquisition may change prior to any solicitation release. The acquisition strategy, evaluation methodology, contract type, and any other acquisition decisions are to be determined.

ATTACHMENTS:
P01 SOW Package U
/END OF NOTICE/
Attachments/Links
Contact Information
Contracting Office Address
  • 6150 OAK TREE BLVD SUITE 300
  • INDEPENDENCE , OH 44131
  • USA
Primary Point of Contact
  • Aimee Maxel
  • aimee.maxel@va.gov
  • Phone Number Michelle Rhodes (CO)
  • Fax Number michelle.rhodes@va.gov
Secondary Point of Contact


History
  • Aug 04, 2022 05:25 pm EDTSources Sought (Original)

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