Q--Contractor shall provide all employees, supervision, supplies and equipment necessary to perform histology & cytology services, including transportation of specimens on an as needed basis.

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
State: Federal
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • Q - Medical Services
NAICS Category:
  • 621511 - Medical Laboratories
Posted Date: Sep 21, 2017
Due Date: Oct 6, 2017
Solicitation No: VA24417N1838
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Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Sep 20, 2017 10:54 am

This is a full and open Sources Sought Notice. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, quotation abstracts, or quotations. This notice is for informational and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a solicitation or an obligation or commitment by the Government, nor is it a Request for Quote (RFQ) at this time.

The purpose of this Sources Sought notice is to determine, in particular, the capability of firms to provide Histology and Cytology services to the Wilkes Barre VA Medical Center in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. See attached draft performance work statement for complete details. Responses will assist VA planners in determining an appropriate acquisition and set-aside strategy which best fits VA requirements.

VA will also accept responses from all socioeconomic categories in order to gain a more complete understanding of the market for these services.

All responses should include the following; socioeconomic category, technical/capability information, ability to meet VA requirements, and your existing customers. Comments on and or recommendations for improvement of the performance work statement are also appreciated but not required.

A listing of hours and the estimated annual usage at the VA Medical Center is also attached.

The NAICS Code for the expected acquisition is 621511 Medical Laboratories, with a Size Standard of $32.5 Million. PSC Code is Q301 Medical Laboratory Testing

Any subsequent procurement will be conducted as a commercial item purchase in accordance with FAR Part 12 and 13. Interested sources may submit a 1 or 2 page capability statement with enough detail for the Government to make an informed decision regarding such capability. The statement should identify supplier s name, address, point of contact, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses and business type and size. Any pertinent GSA Schedule numbers with expiration date should also be provided.

Please email capability statements to: Contracting Officer, Matt Parlett at matthew.parlett@va.gov by 4:00 PM Eastern Time on Friday October 6, 2017. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Please note "Histology & Cytology Services" in the subject line of the email.

This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that the response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization s qualifications to deliver the supplies. Respondents are also advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information or provide feedback about any of the information received. After review of the responses received, the Government may issue a pre-solicitation synopsis and solicitation may be published in Federal Business Opportunities. No proprietary, sensitive, confidential or classified information shall be included with your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation.
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Posted Date:
September 20, 2017
Description: VA244-17-N-1838 VA244-17-N-1838.docx
Description: VA244-17-N-1838 DRAFT -- Statement of Work - Histology _ Cytology Services.docx
Contracting Office Address :
Department of Veterans Affairs;Network Contracting Office 4
Point of Contact(s) :
Matthew D Parlett
Contracting Officer
(610) 384-7711 x3233


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