36C24420Q0936 – Sources Sought – 7310– COMBI Oven

Aug 6, 2020 | Sources Sought

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Sources Sought Notice – Combi Oven/Steamer

The Erie VA Medical Center located at: 135 E. 38TH Street, Erie, Pennsylvania is seeking information on potential sources to provide an Electric Combination Oven/Steamer for daily meal production and service for Veteran patients and residents. There is Start-up inspection service by factory authorized service agent needed for this contract.

Potential vendors should respond with their ability to provide the following brand name (Blodgett Combi, Manufacturer #: BLCM6161E), or equal items.

Brand Name Product: Blodgett Combi Combination Oven
The specific characteristics or equal items needed to meet the Government s needs are:

Salient Features (Brand Name or Equal):
Combination Oven with injection steam system
Must be electric;208V/25 amps
Multiple cooking modes include hot air, combi 1 (30-40% steam), combi 2 (60-80% steam), retherming, steaming, low-temperature steaming, forced steam, and preheating.
Three modes of cooking: steam, convection, combination
Must be a double stack unit with two separate combi ovens mounted on equipment stand with locking castors
Width must be at least 35 but not greater than 36 , Depth must be at least 35 but not greater than 36 , Height must be at least 68 but not greater than 70
Pan capacity must be at least 10 North American hotel pans and oven comes with at least 3 wire shelves per unit/oven
304 Stainless steel exterior and interior
Dual pane tempered viewing window with hinged inner glass for easy cleaning with door mounted drip tray and fixed drain in bottom of center cavity
Automatic door stops in positions 110 and 180 degrees with two step safety door latch
Automatic Combi/Wash, closed circuit cleaning system
Dial and digital display controls
Control stores up to 50 recipe programs with 10 cooking stages each
Reversible 9 speed fan
Programmable time delay start
85-480-degree temperature range and 575-degree preheating
Low water indicator
External core temperature probe with multiple measuring points
Lighted interior oven
Must have one-year minimum (parts and labor) oven warranty & offer Start-up inspection service by factory authorized service agent.
This is not a not a request for quote or proposals, but merely a means for Market Research. The intent of this Sources Sought Notice is to identify potential Small Businesses especially any SDVOSBs capable of providing the brand name or equal equipment. Information provided by businesses does not necessarily guarantee future contract award.

Delivery Expectation to be made to:
Erie VA Medical Center
Attn: Distribution Center
135 E. 38th Street
Erie, PA 16504

Responses to this RFI should include company name, address, point of contact, phone number, and point of contact e-mail, DUNS Number, Cage Code, size of business pursuant to North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 333318 (size standard of 500 employees). Please answer the following questions:
Please indicate the size status and representations of your business, such as but not limited to: Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), Hubzone, Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Large Business, etc.)?
Is your company considered small under the NAICS code identified under this RFI?
Are you the manufacturer, distributor, or an equivalent solution to the items being referenced above?
If you are a large business, do you have any designated distributors? If so, please provide their company name, telephone, point of Contact and size status (if available).
If you re a small business and you are an authorized distributor/reseller for the items identified above or an equivalent solution, do you alter; assemble; modify; the items requested in any way? If you do, state how and what is altered; assembled; modified?
If you intend to subcontract any work on this contract, what portion of the total cost will be self-performed/will be performed by your organization? Please provide estimated detailed percentage breakdowns related to sub contracted work and completion of job.
Does your company have an FSS contract with GSA or the NAC or are you a contract holder with any other federal contract? If so, please provide the contract number.
If you are an FSS GSA/NAC contract holder or other federal contract holder, are the items/solution you are providing information for available on your schedule/contract?
General pricing of your products/solution is encouraged. Pricing will be used for the purpose of market research only. It will not be used to evaluate for any type of award.
Please submit your capabilities in regard to the salient characteristics detailed above and any information pertaining to equal to items to establish capabilities for planning purposes?

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Please review salient characteristics/statement of work (if applicable) and provide feedback or suggestions. If none, please reply as N/A.
Please provide your DUNS number.
*** Submissions addressing number (10) should show clear, compelling and convincing*** evidence that all equal to items” meet all the salient characteristics.

This RFI will be conducted in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13. Telephone responses will not be accepted. Responses must be received via e-mail to william.macdougall@va.gov no later than, 01:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on August 12, 2020. This notice will help the VA in determining available potential sources only. Do not contact VA Medical Center staff regarding this requirement, as they are not authorized to discuss this matter related to this procurement action. All questions will be addressed by the Contracting Specialist, Tyler Karns, tyler.karns@va.gov
This notice does not commit the government to contract for any supplies or services. The government will not pay for any information or administrative cost incurred in response to this Request for Information. Information will only be accepted in writing by e-mail to Contracting Specialist: tyler.karns@va.gov.

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. 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.

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