36C24422Q1066 – Sources Sought – 6540–BRAND NAME ONLY. Quantel Medical A/B/S/UBM Ultrasound Platform. This is NOT a request for a quote.

Aug 6, 2022 | Sources Sought

Quantel A/B/S/UBM Ultrasound

Statement of Need

Background:
The Lebanon VA Medical Center (LVAMC) has a Brand Name only requirement for one (1) Quantel Medical A/B/S/UBM Ultrasound Platform to be used in the Optometry Clinic. This is the up-to-date high-resolution ocular ultrasound system that provides diagnostic capabilities of both anterior and posterior segments of a patient’s eye through the use of annular technology. The current ultrasound unit is outdated, beyond its life cycle, is unable to provide diagnostic quality images and will not be supported after 12/2022.

Scope of Work: The A/B/S/UBM Ultrasound Platform will help in the diagnosis of tumor lesions, retinal/vitreous membrane detachment and Graves s disease. It will also facilitate the measurement of the axial length for moderate to dense cataract and long eyes or posterior staphylomae.

Salient Characteristics of the brand required Quantel A/B/S/UBM Ultrasound Platform:
Must have A-Scan, B-Scan, and UBM capability
Must have A-Scan probe (immersion or direct contact), B-Scan (15 MHz/20 MHz probe), and UBM (50 MHz probe)
Must have annular technology to allow for visualization of entire eye
Must have real time recording (movie mode)/ image capture
Must allow surgeon to perform linear and angle measurements and annotations
Must be latest version for manufacturer
Must have high resolution and high signal-to noise ratio
Must have a wireless foot switch control
Adjustable Gain (+ and )
Freeze/unfreeze image
Viewing of Cineloop images (forward and reverse function)
Images saved in the patient s file.
Must be portable
Must be able to clean unit with Sani-Wipes or alcohol wipes 81 MDGI 41-172. Clinic will follow manufacturer s IFUs for cleaning of probes, transducer tips, and any immersion cups.
Must have the following minimum resolutions:
15 MHz probe: axial 115 micrometers, lateral 400 micrometers
MHz probe: axial 80 micrometers, lateral 200 micrometers
50 MHz probe: axial 80 micrometers, lateral 200 micrometers

Must be full HD screen with greyscale display compliant with section 14 of the DICOM standard
Must integrate with Zeiss FORUM PCAs system
Must integrate with VISTA display
Must have constant and standardized image quality
Must have reliable image interpretation
Must be able to diagnose the structures behind the iris

Delivery:
Delivery shall be within thirty (30) days from the time of award. The Quantel Medical A/B/S/UBM Ultrasound Platform and accessories shall be delivered to the Lebanon VAMC located at 1700 S. Lincoln Ave., Lebanon, PA 17042; Attn; Warehouse. Biomedical Engineering will need to perform a safety check and enter the equipment in to the system for annual Preventive Maintenance (PM) checks. Placement in the LVAMC clinic shall be coordinated through the Contracting Officer Representative.

Nominated COR: Beverly Miller
Phone: (717) 272-6621 x 4120
Email: Beverly.Miller1@va.gov

Instructions

The information identified above is intended to be descriptive, of the Brand Name only Quantel A/B/S/UBM Ultrasound, 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) 334510.

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.)?

(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) Describe how your small business takes ownership of the equipment in the manufacturing, assembly, or delivery process.

(6) 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?

(7) 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 subcontracted work and completion of job.

(8) 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.

(9) 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?

(10) 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.

(11) Please submit your capabilities in regard to the brand name equipment.

(12) Please review salient characteristics/statement of work (if applicable) and provide feedback or suggestions. If none, please reply as N/A.

This RFI will be conducted in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 8. Responses must be received via e-mail to david.santiago2@va.gov no later than, 4 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on August 17, 2022. This notice will help the VA in determining available potential sources only. Reference 36C24422Q1066 in the subject of the email response.

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, David Santiago.

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 beta.Sam website for all qualified interested parties at a later date and interested parties must respond to this Sources Sought Notice to be considered for a set-aside. 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 (RFI). Information will only be accepted in writing by e-mail to Contract Specialist at david.santiago2@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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