65--Request for Information (RFI) 36A79718Q0001 VISN 2 Radiology and Cardiology PACS (NY &NJ)

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
State: Illinois
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 65 - Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment and Supplies
NAICS Category:
  • 334510 - Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing
Posted Date: Oct 10, 2017
Due Date: Oct 24, 2017
Solicitation No: 36A79718Q0001
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This is a Request for Information (RFI) only and does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), National Acquisition Center (NAC) High Tech Medical Equipment Division (HTME) will take procurement action in this matter. Further, neither the VA NAC - HTME nor the Government will be responsible for any cost incurred in furnishing this information.

This RFI is issued solely to gather information for planning purposes for VA to make decisions regarding the development of strategies for an enterprise-wide Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) with Radiology Information System/Hospital Information System (RIS/HIS) that will both replace a current system and maintain cross reading abilities between:

A) 7-VISN 2 Cardiology (south) facilities

B) 12- VISN 2 Radiology facilities

All vendors are requested to respond to the questions below and submit a capabilities statement by Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 no later than 2:00 Central Standard Time (CST).

Responses shall include the following:

Size of your business and socioeconomic status. SDVOSB/VOSB verification status.

Briefly discuss your ability to provide an enterprise wide Digital Imaging Network-Picture Archive Communication System for Radiology and Cardiology requirements?

Note: Please include in your responses the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) information. Responses shall also include a letter of commitment from the manufacturer to ensure you source the manufacturers items.

It is a viable approach to combine Radiology and Cardiology requirements into one enterprise wide PACS solution? If not, what are the limitations?

Delivery timeline. What is the minimum amount of time needed for delivery?

Project timeline. What is the minimum amount of time required to implement an enterprise wide Radiology and Cardiology PACS solution? What are some of the typical and length of delays you have experienced with your Government customers?

Equipment Lifecycle. What is the equipment lifecycle and how often should equipment be replaced?

Please describe your capability to provide a vendor neutral archive? Could the Vendor neutral archive be established as a separate requirement? If so, how would it affect the implementation time of the enterprise wide PACS solution?

Should a separate vendor neutral archive established for Radiology and Cardiology? Why?

Warranties or Extended Warranties. Briefly describe your hardware, software, and extended warranty options and coverage. If you are a distributor, would the warranties be purchased through your company or the OEM?

Maintenance Services. If you are a distributor, how these services would be provided. Would maintenance services be required if an extended warranty was purchased?

Training. If you are a distributor, how would you provide these services?

Upgrades and Updates support. If you are a distributor, how would you provide these services?

What information should be included in the solicitation and/or statement of work that is typically left out for these types of requirements?

Note: Provide a brief list or table with explanation of importance. We are always looking for ways to improve our solicitations and clarify our requirements to avoid delays.

This is not a request for proposals or quotations. Submit responses to Rhoda Green at rhoda.green@va.gov by 2:00pm CST on Tuesday, October 24, 2017.
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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Posted Date:
October 10, 2017
Description: 36A79718Q0001 36A79718Q0001_1.docx
Contracting Office Address :
Department of Veterans Affairs;National Acquisition Center;Building 37;1st Avenue, One Block North of Cermak;Hines IL 60141
Point of Contact(s) :
Rhoda Green


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