36C25520Q0645 – Sources Sought – 6515–COVID-19| Chemotherapy Gloves| VISN 15

Jul 30, 2020 | Sources Sought

This Sources Sought Notice is for planning purposes only and shall not be considered as an invitation for bid, request for quotation, request for proposal, or as an obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services. Your response to this Sources Sought Notice will be treated as information only. No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by the Government will arise as a result of contractor submission of responses to this announcement or the Government use of such information. This request does not constitute a solicitation for proposals or the authority to enter into negotiations to award a contract. No funds have been authorized, appropriated, or received for this effort.

The information provided may be used by the Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Heartland Network 15, Contracting Office (NCO 15) in developing its acquisition approach, statement of work/statement of objectives and performance specifications. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary or competition sensitive information contained in their response. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this Sources Sought Notice or to otherwise pay for the information submitted in response to this Sources Sought Notice.

** Note: In accordance with the U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding Kingdomware, service disabled veteran owned (SDVOSB) and veteran owned (VOSB), who are interested in this procurement and consider themselves to have the resources and capabilities necessary to provide these services shall be verified in VetBiz Registry as follows to be considered:

Process in 38 U.S.C. 8127(d) whereby a contracting officer of the Department shall award contracts on the basis of competition restricted to small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans, if the contracting officer has a reasonable expectation that two or more small business concerns owned and controlled by veterans will submit offers, and that the award can be made at a fair and reasonable price that offers the best value to the United States. For purposes of this VA specific rule, a service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) or a veteran-owned small business (VOSB), must meet the eligibility requirements in 38 U.S.C. 8127(e), (f) and VAAR subpart 819.7003 and be listed as verified in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database.

The purpose of this Sources Sought Notice is to obtain information which will lead to the procurement of appropriate PPE to combat the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and provide the necessary protection for VHA staff and the Veterans they serve.


The Department of Veterans Affairs has a requirement for the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) item as listed below:

Chemotherapy Gloves;
Shall meet ASTM D6978-05
ASTM F739 standards;
Nitrile; Powder Free;
Non-latex; Textured Fingertip; Ambidextrous;
No Less than 9.5 inch and no longer than 12 inch Beaded Cuff;
Size: Small, Medium, Large, X-Large;
FDA approved;
For Medical Use;
Disposable; Single Use Only;
Shall be TAA Compliant.

Any firm who believes they can provide the above requirements, should respond to this notice with written notification to the Contracting Officer. Responses to this notice shall include at a minimum:

A capability statements.
Company DUNS number.
Manufactured country of origin for available product.
Tax ID Number.
Point of Contact:
phone number
email address

Responses received which do not include the minimum information requested will not be consider.

Please provide answers to all questions below regarding your firm s Socio-Economic status pursuant to North American Industrial Classification Code (NAICS) 339113:

Is your business a small business under NAICS 339113? YES ____ NO ______

Is your firm a Veteran-Owned Small Business? YES ______ NO ______

Is your firm a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business? YES ______ NO ______

Do you have a GSA/FSS schedule for these items? YES______ NO______

Schedule Number: ___________________

Expiration Date: _____________________

This is a Request for Information only and not a solicitation for award. The Department of Veterans Affairs, NCO 15 understands this is a fluid situation where the landscape of availability is constantly changing. The primary purpose of this announcement is to identify potential sources, product offerings, availability and/or challenges to procuring and obtaining such items to rapidly meet emerging requirements. Therefore, to the extent practical, additional market research may be conducted prior to posting any solicitation to capture the snapshot of the availability at that specific point in time.

The government is seeking a firm-fixed, FOB destination requirement.  Delivery will be to the following Medical Centers:

Jefferson Barracks VAMC
1 Jefferson Barracks Dr.
Bldg 57 Warehouse,
St. Louis, MO 63125

Kansas City VAMC
4801 Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64128

Marion VAMC
2401 West Main Street
Marion, IL 62959

Harry S. Truman VAMC
800 Hospital Drive
Columbia, MO 65201

Robert J. Dole VAMC
5500 East Kellogg Ave
Wichita, KS 67218

Colmery-O Neal VAMC
2200 SW Gage Blvd.
Topeka, KS66622

Dwight D. Eisenhower VAMC
4101 4th Street Trafficway
Leavenworth, KS 66048

John J. Pershing VAMC
1500 North Westwood Blvd.
Poplar Bluff, MO 63901

Questions regarding this notice should be addressed to Frank Novello via email only, frank.novello@va.gov , no later than Monday August 3, 2020 at 11:00 AM CST.


Please submit all responses to this notice via e-mail to:

Frank Novello
Contract Specialist

Responses to this Sources Sought Notice are required by no later than Wednesday 5, 2020 at 11:00 AM, CST.

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