36C24820Q1322 – Sources Sought – 6640–BIOPLEX 2200 COST PER TEST (CPT) REAGENTS AND CONSUMABLES

Aug 8, 2020 | Sources Sought

Special Notice Request for Information Only.
The Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN 08, Bay Pines VA Healthcare System (BP VAHCS) is looking for certified, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), Small Business, and/or Large Business sources for the following:
The Contractor shall provide a Cost Per Test (CPT) contract for an Indefinite-Delivery Contract (IDC), Requirements Type for a Base and Four (4) Option Years to include Bio-Rad BioPlex 2200 reagents and consumables, along with supplies, installation, training, and service of the equipment (for life of agreement) as identified in the attached Statement of Work (SOW). The Government owns a Bio-Rad BioPlex 2200 instrument and only Bio-Rad reagents and consumables can be utilized for this instrument. Estimated quantities is 300 annually. All work is to be performed in accordance with the guidelines established by Federal, State and local ordinances, with the FDA and manufacturer’s guidelines, and with all terms, conditions, provisions, schedules and specifications. (Please See Attached Statement of Work).

This is for market research purposes only and is not a request for competitive proposals; however, any firm that believes it can meet these requirements, please provide written notification to the Contract Specialist No Later Than (NLT) 12 August 2020 at 12:00 PM EST. SDVOSB or VOSB must be certified and verified in the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Office of Small & Disadvantaged Business Utilization, Vendor Information Pages web site located at https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/. Any response to this notice must show clear and convincing evidence that competition would be advantageous to the Government.

The North America Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 334516. Business Size Standard is 1,000. Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs NCO 08 Acquisitions 10,000 Bay Pines Boulevard Bldg. 2, Bay Pines Florida 33744.

Point of Contact(POC): Jose E. Ortiz-Velez @ 727-399-3305/Jose.Ortiz-Velez@va.gov.
Performance Monitoring: The contractor’s timely performance of requested services will be monitored by the Contracting Point of Contact (POC) and or his or her designees.
Conflicts of Interest: Contractor has reviewed applicable Federal, State or local conflict of interest laws to assure that conflict of interest situations does not inadvertently arise during this contract.
Confidentiality: Contractor agrees to abide by all applicable federal laws and regulations pertaining to the privacy of patients and or VA employees, including all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996/Information Security regulations as they are implemented within the VA, during the period of this contract. The contractor also agrees to abide by the confidentiality requirements of the protocols.
DISCLAIMER This Request for Information (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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