The Department of Veterans Affairs Network Contracting Office 2 is issuing this sources-sought synopsis as a means of conducting market research to identify parties having an interest in and the resources to support a requirement to restore the steam trap monitoring system, at the James J. Peters VA Medical Center (130 West Kingsbridge Road Bronx, NY 10468). The result of this market research will contribute to determining the method of procurement.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 238220 Plumbing, Heating, and Air-Conditioning Contractors.

STATEMENT OF NEED: The James J. Peters VA Medical Center anticipates a requirement for the repair, upgrade, and expansion of the existing SteamEye® wireless steam trap monitoring system in buildings 100, 101, and 105. The monitoring system (which is not currently functional) needs to be able to monitor all the existing and newly installed transmitters (approximately 80) for steam trap failures. Restoring system operability will likely require testing and repairing transmitters, ensuring sufficient RF signal strength from repeaters, and troubleshooting and repairing any issues prohibiting effective programming/operation of the SteamEye® Gateway. This existing monitoring system consists of transmitter models URFM4700 & URFC4700, SteamEye® Gateway receiver, and repeaters model RP4000.

Contractor is required to furnish all labor and equipment to accomplish the task and all tasks shall be performed during a time and in a manner not to interfere with building normal activities and operations. All work should be completed within 60 days and must comply with OSHA safety standards.

THERE IS NO SOLICITATION AT THIS TIME. This request for capability information and does not constitute a request for proposals; submission of any information in response to this market survey is purely voluntary; the government assumes no financial responsibility for any costs incurred. The government will evaluate market information to ascertain potential market capacity to provide services consistent in scope and scale with those described in this notice and otherwise anticipated.

Based on the responses to this sources-sought notice/market research, this requirement may be set-aside for small businesses or procured through full and open competition. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged, and no feedback or evaluations will be provided to companies regarding their submissions.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS Interested parties who consider themselves qualified to perform the above-listed service requirement are invited to submit a response to this Sources-Sought Notice by November 23, 2021 at 4:00 pm ET.

Please submit your response in accordance with the following instructions:

Responses shall be no more than 5 pages in length.

Detail your firms technical capability to deliver the required services listed above and include responses to the Specific Response Items listed in the section below.

All responses must be emailed to the Point of Contact listed on this notice.

Mark your responses as Proprietary Information if the information is considered business sensitive.

No marketing materials are allowed as part of your response. The Government will not review any other information or attachments included in your submission that exceed the 5-page limitation.

SPECIFIC RESPONSE ITEMS:

Responses must include the following information:

  1. General information about your company to include:
    • Company Name:
    • Company Address:
    • Company DUNS:
    • Point of Contact Name:
    • POC Phone Number:
    • POC Email Address:
    • Company Website (if available):
    • Business Size/Type: (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), 8(a), HUB Zone Small Business, Women Owned Small Business, Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Small Business Concern, or Large Business) FOR SDVOSB/VOSB ONLY: Please note that if responding as an SDVOSB or VOSB, your company must be registered and verified in VA s Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database, which is available at: https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/Default.aspx. Please include a copy of your VetBiz certification with your response.
  2. A description of what supplies/services your company primarily provides.
  3. A description of your company s experience providing steam trap monitoring system installation, repair, and programming.
  4. Does your company currently have capabilities to provide the required services in the location listed above?

Prospective Contractors are reminded that in accordance with FAR 4.11 they shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database and shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications in SAM prior to award of a contract. SAM is located at http://www.sam.gov and consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. There is NO cost to use SAM.

No solicitation document is currently available; this notice is to acquire information only.