36C24121Q0838 – Combined Synopsis/Solicitation – R408–Utility Mgmt Plan RFQ SDVOSB set-aside

Sep 4, 2021 | SDVOSB Set-Asides

Combined Synopsis Solicitation Central Western Massachusetts VAMC Critical Utility Management System
(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
(ii) The solicitation number is 36C24121Q0838 and the solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ).
(iii) A statement that the solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2021-05.
(iv) This requirement is being issued as an 100% Open Market Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business Set Aside. The associated NAICS code is 541990, All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services and small business size standard is $16.5 million.
(v) The Government intends to award a firm-fixed price award to develop a comprehensive Critical Utility Management System Program meeting Joint Commission requirements at the Central Western Massachusetts VAM. Please see the attached Statement of Work for full requirement details. Please complete the Price Schedule below and submit with the quote submission.
(vi) The Contractor shall provide all resources necessary to provide services IAW the attached Statement of Work Please see the attached PWS for full requirement details.
(vii) The Place of Performance is:
Central Western Massachusetts VA Medical Center
421 N. Main St. Leeds, MA 01053
(viii) Provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial, applies to this acquisition in addition to the following addenda s to the provision: 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998), 52.204-7 System for Award Management (OCT 2018), 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (AUG 2020), 852.252-70 Solicitation Provisions or Clauses Incorporated by Reference (JAN 2008)
(ix) Provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation — Commercial Items, applies to this requirement.
Site Visit:
There is no site visit scheduled at this time.

Submission of Quotes:
(1) Quotes shall be received on or before the date and time specified in Section (xv) of this solicitation. Note: Offers received after the due date and time shall not be considered.
(2) Offerors shall submit their quotes electronically via email to stefanie.carter3@va.gov.
(3) Questions: Questions shall be submitted to the Contracting Officer in writing via e-mail. Oral questions are not acceptable due to the possibility of misunderstanding or misinterpretation. The cut-off date and time for receipt of questions is 09/08/2021 at 10:00 AM EST. Questions received after this date and time may not be answered. Questions shall be answered in a formal amendment to the solicitation so all interested parties can see the answers.
(4) Quote Format: The submission should be clearly indexed and logically assembled in order of the evaluation criteria below. All pages of the quote shall be appropriately numbered and identified by the complete company name, date and solicitation number in the header and/or footer.
Evaluation Process:
Award shall be made to the best value, as determined to be the most beneficial to the Government. Please read each section below carefully for the submittals and information required as part of the evaluation. Failure to provide the requested information below shall be considered non-compliant and your quote could be removed from the evaluation process.
Offeror quotes shall be evaluated under FAR Part 13.106-2(b) — Evaluation of Quotations or Offers. Therefore, the Government is not obligated to determine a competitive range, conduct discussions with all contractors, solicit final revised quotes, and use other techniques associated with FAR Part 15. The contracting techniques associated with FAR Part 15 are not mandatory.
The Government shall award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation shall be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:
 
Price (Follow these instructions):
Offeror shall complete the attached Price Schedule, with offerors proposed contract line item prices inserted in appropriate spaces. 
Ensure your representations and certifications are complete in the System for Award Management (SAM)( https://www.sam.gov). Otherwise, you will need to fill out solicitation Clause 52.212-3 “Offeror Representation and Certifications -Commercial Items”, and submit with the quote. Federal Acquisition Regulations require that federal contractors register in the SAM database at http://www.sam.gov and enter all mandatory information into the system. Award cannot be made until the contractor has registered. Offerors are encouraged to ensure that they are registered in SAM prior to submitting their quotation.
Past Performance:
Provide (2) references of work, similar in scope and size with the requirement detailed in the Performance Work Statement. References must include contact information; brief description of the work completed, and contract # (if relevant).  Please utilize Attachment 1 Past Performance Worksheet for your references and please submit as part of your quote submission. References may be checked by the Contracting Officer to ensure your company is capable of performing the Performance Work Statement. The Government also reserves the right to obtain information for use in the evaluation of past performance from any and all sources.
Technical: The offeror s quote shall be evaluated to determine if the organization has the experience and capabilities to provide the requested services IAW the Performance Work Statement in a timely efficient manner. 
Contractor shall demonstrate that their technicians meet the qualification standards stated in the Statement of Work, by stating technician years of applicable service.
If you are planning to sub-contract some or all of this work, please provide the name and address(s) of all subcontractor(s) (if applicable) and a description of their planned subcontracting effort. All interested parties are asked to complete and submit Attachment 2 Limitation on subcontracting with your submission.

(x) Please include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications — Commercial Items, with your offer via the SAM.gov website or a written copy.
(xi) Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions — Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition in addition to the following addenda s to the clause: 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998), 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (OCT 2018), 52.204-18 Commercial Government Entity Code Maintenance (AUG 2020), 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (MAR 2000), 52.219-4 Notice of Price Evaluations Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (JUL 2020), 52.219-14 Limitation on Subcontracting (JUN 2020), 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontracting (DEC 2013),
852.212-70 Provisions and Clauses Applicable to VA Acquisitions of Commercial Items (APR 2020)
852.203-70 Commercial Advertising
852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside
852.232-72 Electronic Submissions of Payment Requests

852.212-72 Gray Market and Counterfeit Items.
As prescribed in 812.301(g), insert the following clause in solicitations and contracts for new medical and information technology equipment:
GRAY MARKET AND COUNTERFEIT ITEMS (MAR 2020) (DEVIATION)
(a) No used, refurbished, or remanufactured supplies or equipment/parts shall be provided. This procurement is for new Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) items only. No gray market items shall be provided. Gray market items are OEM goods intentionally or unintentionally sold outside an authorized sales territory or sold by non-authorized dealers in an authorized sales territory.
(b) No counterfeit supplies or equipment/parts shall be provided. Counterfeit items include unlawful or unauthorized reproductions, substitutions, or alterations that have been mismarked, misidentified, or otherwise misrepresented to be an authentic, unmodified item from the original manufacturer, or a source with the express written authority of the original manufacturer or current design activity, including an authorized aftermarket manufacturer. Unlawful or unauthorized substitutions include used items represented as new, or the false identification of grade, serial number, lot number, date code, or performance characteristics.

(c) Vendor shall be an OEM, authorized dealer, authorized distributor or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system, verified by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM or by an intermediary distributor authorized by the OEM. All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions. (End of clause)

852.219-74 Limitations on Subcontracting Monitoring and Compliance (JUL 2018)
As prescribed in 819.7203(a) insert the following clause:
(a) This solicitation includes 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside,
(b) Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation is subject to the limitation on subcontracting requirements in 13 CFR 125.6. The Contractor is advised that in performing contract administration functions, the Contracting Officer may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the Contractor s compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to Contractor s offices where the Contractor s business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the Contractor s compliance with this requirement.
(c) All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement to ensure the Contractor s business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the Contracting Officer in assessing the Contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs.
(d) Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the Contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, Obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The Contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the Contracting Officer to assess the Contractor s compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. (End of clause)

852.242-71 Administrative Contracting Officer.
As prescribed in 842.271, insert the following clause:
ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTING OFFICER (OCT 2020)
The Contracting Officer reserves the right to designate an Administrative Contracting Officer (ACO) for the purpose of performing certain tasks/duties in the administration of the contract. Such designation will be in writing through an ACO Letter of Delegation and will identify the responsibilities and limitations of the ACO. A copy of the ACO Letter of Delegation shall be furnished to the Contractor. (End of clause)

(xii) Clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders — Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and in addition to the following FAR clauses cited, which are also applicable to the acquisition: 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.219-6, 52.219-28, 52.219-32, 52.222-3, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-36, 52.222-50, 52.223-18, 52.222-50, 52.225-3, 52.225-13, 52.232-33, 52.222-41 (Wage Determination Central Western Massachusetts VAMC Hampshire County WD 2015-4095 (Rev-16), 52.222-42, 52.222-43, 52.222-55, 52.222-62
(xiii) All contract requirement(s) and/or terms and conditions are stated above.
(xiv) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating are not applicable to this requirement.
(xv) RFQ responses are due 09/10/2021 at 10:00 AM EST. RFQ responses must be submitted via email to: Stefanie.carter3@va.gov Hand deliveries shall not be accepted.
(xvi) The POC of this solicitation is Stefanie Carter (stefanie.carter3@va.gov ).

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