On behalf of the Tennessee Valley Healthcare System (TVHS), Network Contracting Office (NCO) 9 is issuing this sources sought notice (SSN) as a means of conducting market research to identify parties having an interest in and the resources to support this requirement for a firm-fixed-priced, contract for brand name or equal to 18 Nikon DSLR Cameras with 18-140mm Lens (See salient characteristics at the bottom of this announcement). This market research will contribute to determining the method of procurement. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to this procurement is 334310 – Audio and Video Equipment Manufacturing.
THERE IS NO SOLICITATION AT THIS TIME. This request for capability information does not constitute a request for bids, proposals, or quotes; submission of any information in response to this market survey is purely voluntary; and the government assumes no financial responsibility for any costs incurred.
If your organization has the potential capacity to provide this product(s), please provide the following information:
Organization name, address, point of contact, email address, web site address, and telephone number.
Business size: small, small disadvantaged, woman-owned, Hub Zone, serviced-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB), veteran owned small business (VOSB), large business, etc.
Business type under NAICS 334310, which contains a size standard of 750 employees, Commercial And Government Entity (CAGE) Code and Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number.
Tailored capability statements addressing the particulars of this effort, with appropriate documentation supporting claims of organizational, and staff capability.
Response to this SSN shall not exceed 10 pages and should include all of the foremost mentioned information. In addition, all submissions should be provided electronically in a Microsoft Word or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF).
The government will evaluate market information to ascertain potential market capacity to:
Provide services consistent in scope and scale with those described in this notice and otherwise anticipated. Secure and apply the full range of corporate financial, human capital, and technical resources required to successfully perform similar requirements.
Implement a successful plan that includes: compliance with program schedules; cost containment; meeting and tracking performance.
Provide services under a firm-fixed-price contract.
NOTE: Respondent claiming SDVOSB and VOSB status shall be registered and Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) verified in VetBiz Registry www.vetbiz.gov.
Based on the responses to this SSN/market research, this requirement may be set-aside for SDVOSBs, VOSBs, small businesses, procured through full and open competition, or sole sourced.
Submission Instructions: Interested parties who consider themselves qualified to perform the services are invited to submit a response to this SSN by 1200 CT, September 10, 2021. All responses under this SSN must be emailed to Stephen.Clabough@va.gov. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted or acknowledged, and no feedback or evaluations will be provided to companies regarding their submissions.
SAM: Interested parties shall be register in the System for Award Management (SAM) as prescribed in FAR Clause 52.232-33. SAM information can be obtained by accessing the internet at www.sam.gov or by calling 1-866-606-8220.
Disclaimer and Important Notes. This notice does not obligate the government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response to this SSN. The government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the government to determine the organization s qualifications to perform the work. Respondents are advised that the government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After a review of the responses received, a pre-solicitation synopsis and solicitation may be published in Federal Business Opportunities (FBO). However, responses to this notice shall not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation.
Confidentiality. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s).
See below for the salient characteristics that will determine whether a product is equal to the Nikon D7500 DSLR Camera with 18-140mm Lens.:
Type: G AF-S DX Zoom-NIKKOR lens with built-in CPU and F mount, designed for use with Nikon DX-Format digital SLR cameras
Focal length: 10-200 mm
Maximum aperture: f/3.5-5.6
Lens construction 16 elements in 12 groups (including 2 ED leans elements and 3 aspherical leans elements)
Angle of view: 76 degrees-8 degrees
Focal length scale: Graduated in millimeters (18, 24, 35, 50, 70, 135, 200)
Distance information: Output to camera
Zoom: Manual zoom using independent zoom ring
Focusing: Nikon Internal Focusing (IF) System with autofocus controlled by Silent Wave Motor and separate focus ring for manual focus.
Vibration reduction: Lens shift using voice coil motors (VCMs)
Focus distance indicator: 0.5m to infinity
Minimum focus distance: 0.5m (1.6 ft) from focal plane at all zoom positions
Diaphragm blades: 7 (rounded diaphragm opening)
Diaphragm: Fully aperture
18 mm focal length: f/3.5-22
200 mm focal length f/5.6-36
Metering: Full aperture
Filter-attachment size: 72mm (P+0.75 mm)
Dimensions: Appx. 77mm maximum diameter x 96.5mm (distance from camera lens mounted flange)
Weight: Appr. 565g _19.9 oz)