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Notice Type: Sources Sought /Request for Information
This is a Sources Sought/Request for Information notice. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotes.
This notice is issued to help determine the availability of qualified companies technically capable of meeting the Government requirement and to determine the method of acquisition for Power Drive Transport Stretchers. It is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract. Responses will not be considered as proposals or quotes. No award will be made as a result of this notice. The Government will NOT be responsible for any costs incurred by the respondents to this notice. The notice is strictly for market research and informational purposes only.
All vendors with the capability and availability to perform the requirement are invited to submit a response to this notice.
The Strategic Acquisition Center has identified Power Drive Transport Stretchers as a possible candidate for a VA national contract. The intent of an acquisition would be to provide these items for use within the VA Medical Centers for clinical use at VA facilities throughout the United States.
As part of our market research effort, we are seeking input from industry to identify the ability of the commercial market to fulfill potential requirements.
Thank you for your participation.

DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT: Stryker Prime Zoom Brand Name or Equal Stretchers. See Specifications Attachment A.
SPECIFIC RESPONSE INSTRUCTIONS Please submit your response in accordance with the following:
Provide the name, email address, and phone number of the appropriate representative of your company. Include your company s DUNS number.
Submit your response/questions via email to sonja.davis2@va.gov
c. Submit your response NLT September 28, 2021 @ 1159 PM EST
d. Mark your response as Proprietary Information if the information is considered business sensitive

INFORMATION REQUESTED FROM INDUSTRY – We request interested Vendors submit the following information:

Does your company manufacture and/or distribute the Stryker Prime Zoom Stretchers or equal Stretchers? If so, please list the types your company offers. Indicate whether your company is the original equipment manufacturer (OEM), authorized distributor, or reseller.
If not an OEM, Identify those manufacturers with which your company has a current contract or other distribution agreement for this equipment.
If not an OEM, is your company restricted by those manufacturer agreements to provide those products within a limited geographic area?
What is the largest geographic area covered by your firm for this type of work?
Local availability only
Within one state only
Primarily within one state and its bordering states
Regionally
Nationally
Nationally and US Territories
Under what brand(s) does your company manufacture or distribute this equipment?
If your company is a Distributor/Reseller, what best describes the way your company would be able to fulfill this BNOE product/equipment?
Company would provide new equipment as an OEM authorized distributor
Company would provide new equipment as an OEM authorized reseller
Company would provide new equipment as an unauthorized distributor/reseller
Company would provide gray market products/equipment
Company would provide refurbished products/equipment
Is the equipment fully compliant with the Trade Agreements Act (TAA)?
What country is the equipment manufactured in?
Are there any subcontracting opportunities?
Please identify the characteristic(s) of Biomedical Training that your company provides
Technical training includes complete information on maintenance and repair of the system.
Vendor incurs all transportation, tuition and lodging costs for service and maintenance technical 3-day training for up to two Biomedical Engineer staff per facility.
Two Service and two operators’ manuals provided for each unit purchased.
Other, please specify
Please identify the characteristic(s) of User Training that your company provides
Initial On-site User Training includes information on how to operate and clean the equipment safely and effectively
Vendor supports interface changes as they become needed and provides subsequent refresher training.
Other, please specify
What is the average length of time covered by your company’s product warranties?
What terms are included in the standard warranty provided with purchase of this type of product?
Equipment repair services
Equipment replacement
Downtime recompense
Emergency repair services
Software upgrades
Warranty not voided if product is cleaned and disinfected using EPA and EPS standardized cleaning and disinfectant chemicals
Warranty not voided if non-OEM peripheral attachments are used with the equipment
No warranty offered
Are the specifications (see Attachment A) listed considered industry standard, proper terminology? Are these the correct part number?
Provide comments/answers for the technical specifications listed on the specification attachment.
Can you suggest any further standards or criteria VA should consider in a procurement action?
Is there any additional equipment required or typically ordered with this equipment?
Identify any federal contract vehicles you currently hold that provide the listed equipment.
On an annual basis, what is the total workload capacity that your firm could execute?
Less than $5M
$5M to $10M
$10M to $20M)
$20M to $30M)
Greater than $30M
Of your company’s total line of credit capacity, what is its remaining capacity after accounting for current and anticipated contracts?
$30M
In units, what is your company’s monthly capacity to provide the listed equipment?
1 to 5 units
6 to 10 units
11 to 15 units
16 to 20 units
> 20 units
Provide any other relative information.

POINT OF CONTACT:
Sonja Davis
Contract Specialist
sonja.davis2@va.com

DISCLAIMER
This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked as proprietary will be handled accordingly. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI.