Sources Sought Note:

This is not a solicitation but rather a Request for Information (RFI/Sources Sought) for market research purposes only. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Network Contracting Office 5, is issuing this Sources Sought in order to identify capable firms and obtain information for planning purposes only.

Responses must be submitted by 2:00 PM EST, November 26, 2021. Submit responses to this Sources Sought via email to theresa.thomas7@va.gov All SDVOSB and VOSB firms that respond shall include proof of CVE certification via www.vip.vetbiz.gov. All small business firms that respond shall include proof of small business status via their Representations and Certifications in accordance with (FAR 4.1102 Policy). While SDVOSB/VOSB firms are preferred, all capable firms are welcome to respond to this Sources Sought. All respondents to this Sources Sought shall include as part of their response answers to the below questions and provide any additional pertinent information that supports the answers. If there are any ambiguities in this Sources Sought, please identify them in your response.

The results of this market research will assist in the development of (1) the requirement, and (2) the acquisition strategy (e.g., socioeconomic set-aside, full and open competition, etc.). VA assumes no responsibility for any costs incurred associated with the preparation of responses.

Suggested NAICS: 334510 (Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing)
Suggested PSC: 6515 (Medical and Surgical Instruments, Equipment and Supplies)

Open to suggestions from the market as to a more proper NAICS and/or PSC, as well as any potential GSA/FSS Schedule SIN categories.

If you are interested, please e-mail the following information:

Company Name.

Person of Contact (including telephone number and email address).

Socio-economic status (SDVOSB, VOSB, Woman-Owned, Other etc.).

Do you currently hold a government contract?

Contract Number?

Type of contract?

With whom (GSA, SEWP, etc )?
If GSA what Schedule and SIN?

Can your company provide the service for the listed Department of Veterans Affairs locations?

Does your firm utilize the suggested NAICS and PSC per this Sources Sought Notice? If not, please suggest a more appropriate NAICS and/or PSC and explain why it s more appropriate?

How do you invoice for this service, including rates?

What Certifications, State and/or Federal, if any must you have to perform this service?

Please confirm that your firm s contract performance would be in compliance with the Limitations on Subcontracting as required by 13 CFR 125.6 and VAAR 852.219-74 if applicable (Not applicable to unrestricted set aside).

Please indicate in which clause your performance would be in compliance with: VAAR 852.219-10, VAAR 852.219-11, or FAR 52.219-14. (Attachment B)

Please list all of your concerns, questions and ambiguities below. Questions will not be addressed directly but will be used by the Government in the event that this Sources Sought would move forward to solicitation.

Please provide estimated rates.