REQUEST FOR INFORMATION

1.0 DESCRIPTION
The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Non-Expendable Equipment National Program has identified the Stereotactic System Otorhinolaryngology ENT (Earn Nose Throat) Navigation Systems product line as a candidate for a VA-wide (otherwise referred to as national ) single Requirements contract award.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA) Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics (OPAL) Strategic Acquisition Center (SAC) on behalf of VHA is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) in accordance with the FAR 10.002(b)(2)to determine the availability and technical capabilities of qualified sources.
The SAC in conjunction with VHA is seeking a qualified source to manufacture Medtronic® brand name or equal Stealth Station S8 Stereotactic System Otorhinolaryngology ENT (Earn Nose Throat) Navigation System on an agency wide basis.VA intends to award a Requirements Contract with Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) orders IAW FAR 16.503, Requirements Contract to a supplier of this equipment. Vendors will be required to deliver Stereotactic System Otorhinolaryngology ENT (Earn Nose Throat) Navigation System to VA medical centers and facilities throughout the United States
The period of performance is for one (1) 12-month base period with four (4) twelve (12) month option periods from the date of award. However, the Government’s decision as to whether or not to continue with the contract, upon annual review, will be based upon successful performance during each previous year and continued need.
The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 339112 Surgical Instrument Manufacturing and the associated size standard is 750 employees. The FAR Provision found at 52.204-7(b)(1) requires that All interested Offerors must be registered in SAM prior to submitting an offer or quotation. You may access the SAM website at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/ . All quoters must be certified as with the appropriate NAICS code on the SAM website. All SDVOSB/VOSB offerors must be verified in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database at: https://www.vip.vetbiz.va.gov/ at the time of quote submission.
This notice is for planning purpose only and does not constitute a commitment on the part of the Government to award a contract, nor does the Government intend to pay for any information submitted as a result of this notice. This RFI is part of a continuous process for obtaining the latest information on the commercial status of the industry with respect to their current and near-term abilities. The information provided herein is subject to change and in no way binds the Government to solicit for, or award, a competitive contract. It is emphasized that this is a notice solely for planning and informational purposes
2.0 SCOPE
Stereotactic System Otorhinolaryngology ENT (Earn Nose Throat) Navigation Systems is an image-guided computer-aided stereotactic surgical system designed to aid in the performance of minimally invasive otorhinolaryngology procedures by combining medical imaging, dedicated computer software, and surgical instrument tracking systems for guidance. The systems provide surgeons with real-time, three-dimensional (3-D) positioning and orientation of surgical instruments (e.g., trephines, drills) relative to the patient’s anatomy on a video display during surgery without the use of an endoscope. Stereotactic System Otorhinolaryngology are used in several procedures, including skull base procedures, nasal sinus surgery, and other intranasal and middle ear procedures.
The following Contract Line Items will be awarded in the proposed contract:
Contract Line Item#
Brand
Part Number
Description
Base YR QTY
OY 1 QTY
OY 2 QTY
OY 3 QTY
OY 4 QTY
0001
Medtronic
M072707M015
STEALTHSTATION S8 System
1
2
2
2
3
0002
Medtronic
9735669KIT
STEALTHSTATION ENT CART KIT
1
2
2
2
3
0003
Medtronic
9735736
STEALTHSTATION ENT SOFTWARE
1
2
2
2
3
0004
Medtronic
9733452XOM
ENT NAVIGATION INSTRUMENT SET
1
2
2
2
3
0005
Medtronic
9735960
STEALTHSTATION EM KIT S8 ENT SIDE EMITTER
1
2
2
2
3
0006
Medtronic
9735955
STEALTHSTATION EM KIT S8 CRANIAL ACCESSORIES
1
2
2
2
3
0007
Medtronic
9735737
STEALTHSTATION CRANIAL SOFTWARE
1
2
2
2
3
0008
Medtronic
9735743
STEALTHSTATION 3D SOFTWARE
1
2
2
2
3
0009
Medtronic
9735921
STEALTHSTATION DBS +STEREOTAXY SOFTWARE
1
2
2
2
3
0010
Medtronic
9735747
SCHALTENBRAND WHAREN ATLAS
1
2
2
2
3
0011
Medtronic
9733935
CRANIAL INSTRUMENT SET – PASSIVE
1
2
2
2
3
0012
Medtronic
9732176
CRANIAL TOUCH-N-GO REGISTRATION KIT
1
2
2
2
3
0013
Medtronic
9730269
MICROSCOPE PROBE
1
2
2
2
3
0014
Medtronic
9733265
NAVIGUS PASSIVE BIOPSY KIT
1
2
2
2
3
0015
Medtronic
9735745
STEALTHSTATION MERGE SOFTWARE
1
2
2
2
3
0016
Medtronic
9735740
STEALTHSTATION SPINE SOFTWARE
1
2
2
2
3
0017
Medtronic
9735500
Basic Spine Referencing
1
2
2
2
3
0018
Medtronic
9735502
Perc Pin Upgrade
1
2
2
2
3
0019
Medtronic
NAV2024K
DRIVER NAV2024 SOLERA 4.75 STANDARD MAS
1
2
2
2
3
0020
Medtronic
9735465
CD HORIZON® SOLERA® Awl-Tip Taps
1
2
2
2
3
0021
Medtronic
9735469
CD HORIZON SOLERA Taps
1
2
2
2
3
0022
Medtronic
9735283
SOLERA 5.5/6.0 DRIVERS
1
2
2
2
3
0023
Medtronic
9734833
NAVLOCK NAVIGATION INSTRUMENT SET
1
2
2
2
3
0024
Medtronic
9734507
STEALTHSTATION® UNIVERSAL DRILL GUIDE
1
2
2
2
3

For each product, the offeror must include a description reflecting the salient characteristics (SC) and level of quality that will satisfy the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics of the equal product(s) specified in the solicitation. First, the SC table below shall be included in the response to this sources-sought notice with a cross-reference column of the page number(s) identifying where that the requirement is met. Next, the vendor must clearly identify the item by brand name (if any) and make/model number. Finally, the vendor must include descriptive literature, such as illustrations, drawings, or a clear reference to previously furnished descriptive data or information available to the contracting officer, and clearly describe any modifications it plans to make to a product to make it conform to the solicitation requirements.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is seeking vendors who can provide Medtronic® Stealth Station S8 Stereotactic System Otorhinolaryngology ENT (Earn Nose Throat) Navigation System brand equipment as listed above or equal commodities which meet all of the following salient characteristics:
CLIN s 0001-0004, and 0006 – 0024 apply to the following SC:
SC #
SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS
METHOD OF EVALUATION
SC 1
Intuitive user touchscreen monitors.
Literature Review
SC 2
Tracking technology
Literature Review
SC 3
Image scrolling and point identification.
Literature Review
SC4
Real time visual feedback to the surgeon.
Literature Review

CLIN s 0006-0024 apply to the following SC:
SC #
SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS
METHOD OF EVALUATION
SC 5
Neurological option.
Literature Review
SC 6
Spinal option.
Literature Review