Nebraska Bids > Bid Detail

65--ACC FY 19-70 Monitoring Systems (VA-19-00034551)

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Level of Government: Federal
Category:
  • 65 - Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment and Supplies
Opps ID: NBD00159508038273149
Posted Date: Feb 8, 2019
Due Date: Feb 15, 2019
Solicitation No: 36A77619Q0087
Source: https://www.fbo.gov/index.php?...
Opportunity History
  • Original Synopsis
    Feb 08, 2019
    3:02 pm
Solicitation Number :
36A77619Q0087
Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Feb 08, 2019 3:02 pm
Request for Information/Sources Sought #36A77619Q0087

**IMPORTANT: Please read this 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 Physiological Monitoring Systems as part of the initial outfitting of the newly constructed VA Clinic in Omaha, NE (see salient characteristics, and warranty specifications below).

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. 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.Â

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 separately? What items and why?

Is there any reason you would not be interested in responding to a solicitation? What are the reason(s) and why?

What is the lead time on this equipment?

Does your company manufacture the items 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?

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.

AUTHORIZED DEALER/DISTRIBUTOR VERIFICATION

Gray market items are Original Equipment Manufacturer s (OEM) goods sold through unauthorized channels in direct competition with authorized distributors. This procurement is for new OEM medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e. replacement parts) for VA Medical Centers. No remanufactures or gray market items will be acceptable.

Vendor shall be an OEM, authorized dealer, authorized distributor or authorized reseller for the proposed medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e. replacement parts), verified by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM, such that the OEM s warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM. All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions.

The delivery of gray market items to the VA in the fulfillment of an order/award constitutes a breach of contract. Accordingly, the VA reserves the right enforce any of its contractual remedies. This includes termination of the contract or, solely at the VA s election, allowing the Vendor to replace, at no cost to the Government, any remanufactured or gray market item(s) delivered to a VA medical facility upon discovery of such items.

This requirement is for new equipment ONLY; remanufactured or gray market items will not be accepted. Gray market, also known as parallel market is the trade of a commodity through distribution channels which, while legal, are unofficial, unauthorized, or unintended by the original manufacturer.

Any vendor interested in this requirement shall be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) authorized dealer or distributor for the proposed equipment/system such that OEM warranty and services are provided and maintained by the OEM or that the OEM gives authorization to the vendor to fulfill all warranty, service, and/or preventative maintenance obligations for the equipment on their behalf. Â All software licensing, warrant, and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions.

To assist the VA in determining any potential set-aside, we are requesting vendors provide the authorized dealer/distributor letter in response to this Request for Information (RFI). Any future solicitation will include the requirement for vendors to provide authorized dealer verification for all items of equipment. To satisfy this requirement, the vendor shall provide the original documentation from the manufacturer stating they are an authorized dealer/distributor for the items being procured. This letter shall be on the manufacturers official letter head or from an official manufacturer email and guarantees the products are safe, are not counterfeit or adulterated devices, have maintained adequate storage conditions, and that:

All product warranties and service and/or preventative maintenance agreements transfer to the VA and will be honored by the OEM or

Guarantees that the OEM gives authorization to the vendor to fulfill all warranty, service, and/or preventative maintenance obligations for the equipment.Â

An EXAMPLE of an acceptable OEM Authorized Dealer letter is attached (SEE ATTACHMENT 1).

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 to

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.

SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS/ WARRANTY SPECIFICATIONS

See attached DRAFT Statement of Work (ATTACHMENT 2).

SUBMITTAL OF RFI RESPONSEÂ

If you believe you are capable of meeting this requirement, please provide a complete response no later than Friday February 15th, 2019 at 1:00PM (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,

If your company complies with the NON-MANUFACTURING RULE

Authorized dealer verification,

The contract number of any applicable GSA schedule if one exists from which these items can be procured, and

Answers to government questions

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: 334510 Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing, size standard 1,250 Employees

PSC:Â 6525 Imaging Equipment and Supplies: Medical, Dental, Veterinary

NOTE: This Request for Information (RFI) is 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.
Please consult the list of document viewers if you cannot open a file.
Attachment
Type:
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Label:
Attachment
Posted Date:
February 8, 2019
https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/FBODocumentServ...
https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/FBODocumentServer/DocumentServer.aspx?DocumentId=4781912&FileName=36A77619Q0087-000.docx
Description: 36A77619Q0087 36A77619Q0087.docx
https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/FBODocumentServ...
https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/FBODocumentServer/DocumentServer.aspx?DocumentId=4781914&FileName=36A77619Q0087-001.docx
Description: 36A77619Q0087 ATTACHMENT 1 - EXAMPLE OEM Authorized Dealer Letter.docx
https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/FBODocumentServ...
https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/FBODocumentServer/DocumentServer.aspx?DocumentId=4781915&FileName=36A77619Q0087-002.docx
Description: 36A77619Q0087 ATTACHMENT 2 - Pkg 70 - SOW GE Monitors 2.8.19.docx
Contracting Office Address :
Department of Veterans Affairs;Program Contracting Activity Central;6150 Oak Tree Blvd, Suite 300;Independence OH 44131
Place of Performance :
Activation Warehouse;11005 E Circle;Omaha, NE
68137
United States
Point of Contact(s) :
Jacquelyn Wise
jacquelyn.wise@va.gov
Nicholas Kyriakidis
nicholas.kyriakidis@va.gov

contract specialist email
All Files
Attachment
Feb 08, 2019
36A77619Q0087 36A776...
36A77619Q0087 36A77619Q0087.docx
36A77619Q0087 ATTACH...
36A77619Q0087 ATTACHMENT 1 - EXAMPLE OEM Authorized Dealer Letter.docx
36A77619Q0087 ATTACH...
36A77619Q0087 ATTACHMENT 2 - Pkg 70 - SOW GE Monitors 2.8.19.docx
General Information
Notice Type:
Sources Sought
Posted Date:
February 8, 2019
Response Date:
February 15, 2019
Archiving Policy:
Automatic, on specified date
Archive Date:
March 17, 2019
Original Set Aside:
N/A
Set Aside:
N/A
Classification Code:
65 -- Medical, dental & veterinary equipment & supplies
NAICS Code:
334 -- Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing/334510 -- Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing

TRY FOR FREE

Not a USAOPPS Member Yet?

Get unlimited access to thousands of active local, state and federal government bids and awards in All 50 States.

Start Free Trial Today >