The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Network Contracting Office 5 (NCO5), VAMHCS Baltimore and Loch Raven VA Medical Center are currently conducting market research to determine the socioeconomic categories of firms with the ability to provide the following service(s):
Direct automatic delivery of Bulk Liquid Oxygen to Baltimore and Loch Raven VA Medical Centers and Tank Rentals with routine maintenance. The contractor will deliver and refill the primary and reserve liquid oxygen tanks with 99.00% pure liquid oxygen and provide certification upon request. The contractor will also provide routine maintenance of primary and reserve Bulk Liquid Oxygen Tanks, deicing, annual inspection, and emergency service response for Baltimore and Loch Raven Bulk Liquid Oxygen Tanks.
DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND HOURS OF OPERATION:
The contractor will manage the delivery in a safe manor according to Department of Transportation hazardous regulations. The contractor will utilize the 24/7 automatic alarm to monitor the overall health and function of the system, to include for management for automatic delivery (refill) of liquid oxygen. Primary liquid oxygen tank will be refilled when automatic alarm reaches 40% and will refill the reserve tank when pressure is at or around 50%. VHA Baltimore and Loch Raven VA Facility accepts routine deliveries Monday Friday 8:00am 4:00pm, after hours deliveries are prohibited. Emergency deliveries outside normal business hours are coordinated through VHA Maryland Department of Engineering.
WEATHER EVENT AND HAZARDOUS MITIGATION:
VA Baltimore and Loch Raven is geographically surrounded by rivers and large body of water, susceptible to extreme weather conditions and prone to flooding. Contractor will ensure all primary and reserve liquid oxygen tanks are at 90% capacity at a minimum of 24 hours prior to a weather event (Hurricane, Nor easter, Tropical Storms, Blizzards, etc.).
SAFETY:
The VHA Maryland Department of Engineering, VHA Maryland Supply Chain, and Local Department will require continual access to the restricted area for monitoring and emergency purposes.
VHA Maryland Dept. of Engineering will be notified via email and telephone prior to routine maintenance, as-needed de-icing, emergency alarm outside of low volume, and inspection/certifications.
Loch Raven VA Facility is a long-term care campus with short-term behavioral and rehabilitation facilities. Drivers will remain vigilant while on campus to pedestrians and wild life.
**Bulk liquid oxygen is prohibited from crossing the following bridges Hattem, Tydings, and Bay Bridge due to the hazardous material, bridge height/span, and prevailing winds.

Delivery Location:
Loch Raven VA Medical Center: 3900 Loch Raven Blvd, Baltimore, MD 21218
VAMHCS Baltimore: 10 N Greene Street, Baltimore MD 21201

Firms desiring consideration shall send an email directly to the Contracting Officer referencing the following in the subject field, VAMHCS Baltimore and Loch Raven VA Medical Center Bulk Oxygen Delivery and Tank Rental. Email must include: Name of firm, DUNS Number, Socio-Economic category of the firm (SDVOSB, VOSB, 8A, HUBZONE, WOSB, SMALL or LARGE BUSINESS), complete address, phone number & fax number of contact person.
Responses must include a Capability Statement in addition to a copy of the Firms GSA Contract which notates this service is offered on their GSA Contract.

All emails from interested parties must be received by 12:00 PM, November 29, 2021

Please send your email response to: chantey.bost2@va.gov
This is a market survey for informational and planning purposes only. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION AND DOES NOT OBLIGATE THE GOVERNMENT TO ISSUE A SOLICITATION. Please be advised that the Government will not pay for any information submitted under this announcement.