J066--INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE Service contract for BD Bactec (VA-22-00008962)
Contract Opportunity Type: Special Notice (Original)
All Dates/Times are: (UTC-04:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
Original Published Date: Sep 15, 2021 03:29 pm EDT
Original Response Date:
Inactive Policy: Manual
Original Inactive Date:
Dec 14, 2021
Original Set Aside:
Product Service Code: J066 - MAINT/REPAIR/REBUILD OF EQUIPMENT- INSTRUMENTS AND LABORATORY EQUIPMENT
NAICS Code: 811219 - Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
Place of Performance:
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Special Notice of Intent to Sole Source
This is a SPECIAL NOTICE ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY. The Department of Veteran Affairs, VISN 2 Network Contracting Office intends to award a sole source contract for the Buffalo VA Medical Center within WNY Healthcare Network shown below. This proposed contract action is for a service in which the Government intends to award a Base Period plus four (4) Option Periods, firm fixed-price contract with only one source; Becton Dickinson and Company, 7 Loveton Circle, Sparks, Maryland 21152-0999 under the authority Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 6.302-1 (a)(2), only one responsible source.
Place of Performance:
Department of Veterans Affairs
VISN 2 VA Medical Center
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215-1129
Purpose and Objectives:
The intent of this Special Notice is to identify potential offerors capable of providing preventative maintenance visits, repair services with 24/7 support in the event of an emergent issue, 24/7 technical support services, software updates and software upgrades on the Bactec FX blood culturing system located at the Buffalo VAMC.
Government Furnished Equipment-Buffalo VAMC
The service agreement will cover the following government furnished equipment:
Bactec FX Top
Bactec FX Top
Bactec FX Bottom
NUC Computer System
All repair personnel must be fully qualified, OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) certified and FDA certified in order to work on this equipment. The OEM for this equipment is Becton Dickinson. Fully Qualified is based upon training and on experience in the field. For training, the Service Representatives must have successfully completed a formalized training program for the equipment identified herein. Certifications and/or training records shall be requested.
The contractor must comply with the following general requirements:
The Contractor shall comply with Federal, State, and Local Laws, plus any Federal Regulations as applicable to the performance of this contract.
The Contractor shall not accept any instructions issued by any person employed by the U. S. Government, other than: the Contracting Officer (CO), or the Contracting Officers Representative (COR), all acting within the limits of their authority.
The Contractor shall be qualified/authorized by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) in the repair of all equipment listed within this contract. Contractor shall maintain qualifications throughout entire contract period. Qualification includes but not limited to the certification of all repair persons and repair facilities by the OEM as being trained / qualified to perform required repairs. The Government shall maintain the right to seek proof of qualification prior to award and anytime during contract period of performance.
Responses to this Special Notice should be able to demonstrate the firm's ability, capability, and responsibility to deliver the service listed above. The purpose of this Special Notice announcement is for market research to make appropriate acquisition decisions and to gain knowledge of potential qualified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, Veteran Owned Small Businesses, 8(a), HubZone and other Small Businesses interested and capable of providing the services described below. Documentation of technical expertise must be presented in sufficient detail for the Government to determine that your company possesses the necessary functional area expertise and experience to compete for this acquisition. No funds have been authorized, appropriated, or received for this effort. Responses should include the following information: Business name, address, business size and Socioeconomic Category (HUBZone, 8(a), Service Disabled Veteran, Small Business, Large Business, etc.), and point of contact to include e-mail address and telephone number. All offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (www.sam.com) and Representations and Certifications must be completed prior to any future award. Supporting evidence must be furnished in sufficient detail to demonstrate the ability to provide the full maintenance and repair service on equipment listed.
Determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.
Important information: The Government is not obligated to nor will it pay for or reimburse any costs associated with responding to this sources sought synopsis request. This notice shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract, nor does it restrict the Government to a particular acquisition approach. The Government will in no way be bound to this information if any solicitation is issued. No sub-contracting opportunity is anticipated. The North American Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 811219 ($22 Million).
Any offeror capable of providing this service shall notify the Contracting Officer by email within 7 calendar days from the date of the publication of this Special Notice.
All information is to be submitted via e-mail to: email@example.com
Contracting Office Address
113 HOLLAND AVE
ALBANY , NY 12208
Secondary Point of Contact
Sep 15, 2021 03:29 pm EDTSpecial Notice (Original)