Notice of Intent to Sole Source
This is a notice of intent to award a sole source/brand name contract and is not a request for competitive proposals. The Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, University Drive C, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has a requirement for a brand name Scireq flexivent FX2 system, FEV extension for mice, installation of system and training. The system will be utilized for the research of sleep apnea in mice and rats. The data collected during the study will eventually be utilized to make advances in the care of people diagnosed with obstructive sleep apnea. The VA has located only one vendor capable of providing the requested equipment.
This notice is being posted so that any unknown vendors who can provide these items may come forward and express their interest and capability in providing the Scireq flexivent system to the VA. If your company/organization is capable of providing the required items, provide your entity s capability statement to Edward Ferkel, Contract Specialist by 4:30 p.m. Thursday, October 8, 2020 via email to firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition to your capability statement also provide any applicable distribution agreements regarding Scireq flexivent FX2 systems, the size and socioeconomic status of your company, and any other information pertinent to this requirement. Reference Procurement ID number 36C24420Q1143 in the subject of the email.
***This is not a request for quote, no quotes should be sent in response to this notice.
Statement of Need:
General Scope: The contractor shall be responsible for providing all items listed. This includes installation and training.
Items being procured are as follows:
– FV-FXCS flexiVentÃ‚Â® Complete System Solution
FV-FX2 flexiVentÃ‚Â® FX2 system, 4.2 ml stroke
FV-FXB flexiVentÃ‚Â® FX Base Unit
FV-FXM2-01 flexiVentÃ‚Â® FX Module 2, 4.2 ml stroke, field serviceable
FV-FXA-23 FX adapter for modules 2 & 3
SW-FW8.1 flexiWare software version 8.1 full license
FV-FXY-23L Y-tubing Kit for use with FX Module 2 & 3
FV-TL-MS-01 flexiVentÃ‚Â® test load kit – small
-flexiVent baseline testload for module 1 or 2
-flexiVent constricted testload for module 1 or 2
XS-CK18 Cannulae & covers, 18g, beveled
– Pack of 4 cannulae & covers
FV-FXGKS Gas integration kit (small) for use with FX Modules 1, 2 & 3
FV-SBS-01 Subject Bed for flexiVentÃ‚Â®, Small
XS-PM-30 Pressure manometer 3.0 kPa
KD-DT22-7 Dell Desktop computer with Windows 10
CS-SDA Scientific support for data analysis and review
Negative Pressure Forced Expiration [NPFE] extension, for mice
– FV-FEV1 flexiVentÃ‚Â® FEV extension for mice
FV-FEV-PSC-02 flexiVentÃ‚Â® FEV negative pressure controller
FV-FEV-PR4 flexiVentÃ‚Â® FEV pressure reservoir, 4L
PC-IS1 Plethysmograph assembly for single intubated mouse
FV-FEV1-VA Valve assembly for murine FEV extension
UT-DPD-02 Digital precision differential pressure transducer, 0.2 kPa nominal
– Remote Installation & Training
– CS-ITW Introductory Training – Web Conference Block of 2 hours 4