Notice of Intent to Issue Sole Source Award
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 6 (NCO 6), intends to negotiate with Olympus America on a sole source basis under the authority of FAR 13.106-1 (b) Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements, to procure a High- Definition Diagnostic Bronchoscope for the Salisbury, VA Medical Center, in Salisbury NC 28144.
The BF-H190 EE111 High-Definition Diagnostic Bronchoscope w/camera (1 Each) is used to view bronchial airways of patient for abnormalities and diagnostics. This equipment is Brand Name Only for standardization at the Salisbury VAMC. Olympus America DBA SEG is currently the Original Equipment Manufacturer for this product.
This requirement may be subject to the non-manufacturer rule
TO BE DEEMED AS A NONMANUFACTURER (please respond to each of the following statements):
does not exceed 500 employees. ____________

is primary engaged in the retail or wholesale trade and normally sell the type of item being supplied. ___________

takes ownership or possession of the item with its personnel, equipment or facilities in a manner consistent with industry practice. _____________

will supply the end item of a small manufacturer, processor or producer made in the US, or obtains a waiver of such requirement. ________________

The NAICS code is 333314 with a small business size standard of 500 employees. Department of Veterans Affairs, NCO 6 anticipates awarding a firm-fixed price purchase order to Olympus America for this requirement. Interested parties that believe they could satisfy the requirements listed above for the Department of Veterans Affairs, NCO 6 may clearly and unambiguously identify their capability to do so in writing on or before the response date for this notice. This notice of intent is not a solicitation.
Information submitted in response to this notice will be used solely to determine whether competitive procedures could be used for this acquisition. Any questions regarding this notice must be submitted in writing via email to Nicole.Stewart3@va.gov. All responses to this notice of intent must be submitted to Nicole.Stewart3@va.gov no later than 30 Nov 2021 at 1:00 PM EST. Please fill out the attached spreadsheet with the corresponding product information and send it along with the filled out NMR questions above. Thank you!