36C24420Q1044 – Sources Sought – 6515–Request for Information Brand Name Gallium 68 Netspot Closes 9/2/20 12:00 PM EST

Aug 31, 2020 | Sources Sought

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THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT. THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY. This Request for Information (RFI) is intended for information and planning purposes only at this time; and shall not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Because this is a Request for Information announcement, no evaluation letters and/or results will be issued to the respondents. No solicitation exists. Therefore, do not request a copy of a solicitation.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VISN 4, Network Contracting Office 4 (NCO 4), is seeking information and potential qualified sources capable of meeting the following minimum requirements and salient characteristics below for brand name Ga-68 Dotatate for the Pittsburgh VA Healthcare System, University Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15240.


Introduction: Ga-68 Dotatate is used as an imaging pharmaceutical and administered by Iinjection by a Nuclear Medicine Technologist prior to the Nuclear Medicine Study.

Special Requirements: The contractor (Radio-Pharmacy) will be required to attend a Post Award Orientation Conference prior to start of work.  The purpose of the conference is to aid both Government and contractor personnel to (1) achieve a clear and mutual understanding of all contract requirements, and (2) identify and resolve potential problems.  It is not a substitute for the contractor’s fully understanding the work requirements at the time offers are submitted.
The personnel assigned by the contractor to perform the services covered by this contract shall be licensed in a State, Territory, or Commonwealth of the United States or the District of Columbia.
The parties of the contractor shall not be considered VA employees for any purpose and shall be considered employees of the contractor.

2. Brand Name: Ga-68 Dotatate

3. Description of Supplies Needed:


N/A 1 Ga-68 Dotatate
20 EA

4. Delivery:

Delivery of radioactive material(s) in the form of radiopharmaceuticals (radio-isotopes) to the Pittsburgh Veterans Affairs Medical Center, University Drive C, Pittsburgh Pa., 15240. Delivery shall be made to the PET/CT section of Nuclear Medicine at room BW-222.

All radiopharmaceuticals shall be delivered in unit dose form in lead-shielded containers.  Plastic shrink wrap fitted at union of container cap and base to ensure proper seal.
The first daily delivery shall be made to VAPHS room BW-222 by 6:30 a.m. unless prior authorization arrangements have been made.  Subsequent deliveries will likewise be made as described above as needed.
All delivery personnel from radio-pharmacy will first check in with the VA Police and be escorted to room BW-222 by VA Police.
No delivery charge shall be made for required additional deliveries during normal working hours, i.e.   6: 30a.m – 4:30p.m.

POC: Ken Disibio, (412) 360-1812.

The information identified above is intended to be descriptive, not restrictive and to indicate the quality of the supplies/services that will be satisfactory. It is the responsibility of the interested source to demonstrate to the government that the interested parties can provide the supplies/services that fulfill the required specifications mentioned above.
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) 325412 (size standard of 1250 employees). Please answer the following questions:
(1) 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.)?
(2) Is your company considered small under the NAICS code identified under this RFI?
(3) Are you the manufacturer, distributor, or an equivalent solution to the items being referenced above?
(4) 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).
(5) 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?
(6) 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.
(7) 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.
(8) 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?
(9) 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.
(10) Please submit your capabilities in regard to the salient characteristics detailed above and any information pertaining to brand name to establish capabilities for planning purposes?
(11) Please review salient characteristics/statement of work (if applicable) and provide feedback or suggestions. If none, please reply as N/A.
(12) Please provide your DUNS number.
*** Submissions addressing number (10) should show clear, compelling and convincing*** evidence that all brand name” 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 jason.may2@va.gov no later than, 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on, September 02, 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, Jason May.

All firms responding to this Request for Information are advised that their response is not a request for proposal, therefore will not be considered for a contract award.

If a solicitation is issued, information will be posted on the FedBizOpps (FBO) web site for all qualified interested parties at a later date and interested parties must respond to the solicitation to be considered for award. 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 at jason.may2@va.gov.

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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