36C25520Q0701 – Sources Sought – 3930–This requirement is for one (1) Electric Forklift, as described in the enclosed Statement of Requirements, to be procured for the VA Medical Center in Marion, IL.

Aug 14, 2020 | Sources Sought

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By: Jason Atkins
For: New England Veterans Integrated Service Network
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This is a Request for Information (RFI)/Sources Sought Notice, issued in accordance with FAR 15.201(e), to conduct market research. This RFI/Sources Sought Notice is issued solely for information and planning purposes. It does not constitute either a Request for Quotation (RFQ) or a Request for Proposal (RFP); nor is it a promise to issue an RFQ/RFP in the future. This RFI/Sources Sought Notice does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is not seeking proposals at this time and will not accept any unsolicited proposals. Responders, and not the Government, will pay for any costs incurred while responding to this RFI/Sources Sought Notice. Vendors who don t respond to this RFI/Sources Sought Notice may still participate in any future RFQ/RFP. Information submitted in response to this RFI/Sources Sought Notice is strictly voluntary and becomes the property of the Government. The Government may modify this announcement in the future, as information changes.
The Government is not soliciting offers at this time. This is an RFI/Sources Sought Notice only, to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources. A solicitation is not currently available. Responses to this request will be considered for the purpose of determining how the requirement will be stated and how the procurement will be conducted. This RFI/Sources Sought Notice is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, implied or otherwise, to issue a solicitation or to award a contract. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this synopsis or any follow-up information requests.
This RFI/Sources Sought Notice is market research to help the Department of Veterans Affairs make acquisition decisions. The VA Heartland Network Contracting Office (NCO) 15 is looking for authorized re-sellers/dealers/distributors that are Small Business concerns, which includes Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB), registered in SAM under NAICS code 423830 (Industrial Machinery and Equipment Merchant Wholesalers), that can supply one (1) electric forklift as detailed in the Statement of Requirements on Pages 3 4 of this notice. If you are interested and can provide the forklift, please complete the Sources Sought Questionnaire on Page 5 of this notice and email that to bruce.kidder@va.gov no later than 1:00 PM CT on Monday, August 24, 2020.


Description: This requirement is for one (1) Electric Forklift with a 3000 lb. capacity and 3-wheel sit-down counterbalance as described below under Minimum Technical Specifications. This forklift will be located at the:
Marion VA Medical Center
MC Warehouse Bldg. 16, Logistics Department
2401 W Main Street
Marion, IL 62959
This requirement is for a Brand Name or Equal product. This permits prospective contractors to offer products, regardless of brand, that meet the Minimum Technical Specifications listed below.
Minimum Technical Specifications:
Mast triple Stage Lift Height up to 190.0″ or equivalent, Collapsed height down to 83.0″or equivalent, extended height up to 238.5″ or equivalent, Free Lift 35.0″ or equivalent.
Carriage 34.5 or equivalent.
Side shifting Fork Positioner – Right line 34.5″ FEM 248 or equivalent.
Forks Standard Length 42″ Width 4″ Thick 1.5″ or equivalent.
Load Backrest 36″ Wide x 48″ High or equivalent.
Battery Size Code 13 – 16.13″ x 39.13″ x 22.63″ or equivalent.
Battery Connector SB350 Gray.
Auxiliary Hydraulics Double Function.
Hydraulic Control Handles Manual Control – Nylon Levers.
Directional Control Steering Column Mounted.
Quick Disconnect Two – Double Function.
Overhead Guard Height 78.5″ High Standard or equivalent.
Tilt Restriction 5 Deg Forward/5 Deg Back.
Steering Column Standard Steer Column.
Drive Tires Cushion Rubber Smooth.
Steer Tires Cushion Rubber Smooth.
Seat Full Suspension.
Seat Belt High-Visibility Orange.
Battery Discharge Indicator with Hour Meter, Fault Code Indicator, and Lift Interrupt.
Front Work lights LED Work lights – OHG Mounted.
Rear Work lights One LED Work light – OHG Mounted.
Work light Key Switch Panel Switch.
Travel Alarm Smart Alarm – Reverse (Power Unit First).
Mirrors Rear View Glass.
Key Switch Standard.
Warning Device Light LED Flashing Light Amber.
Warranty Standard – One Year/Unlimited Hours.
Service Manual.
Dealer prep and Dealer check-up after delivery.
Moving I-Forks to New Unit.
Paint Beige/Gray.
Optional/Value Added Features: N/A
Required Interfaces: None

If you are interested and can provide the required services, please complete the sources sought questionnaire below and email this and your response to bruce.kidder@va.gov no later than 1:00 PM CT on Monday, August 24, 2020.
Responses to this questionnaire are encouraged from all interested parties.
You are advised that providing responses to this notice will not automatically include you in the acquisition process for this solicitation.
Please provide any additional feedback/information in your response that you feel is relevant.
Do not include proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information in your response.
Company Name: ___________________________________________

Point of Contact: ___________________________________________

Phone Number: ____________________________________________

Email Address: ____________________________________________

DUNS: ___________________________________________________

Please check the following if your business is registered in SAM as a:
Small Business
Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)
Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
Please provide a signed letter/license/certificate addressed to your company that states that you are an authorized re-seller/dealer/distributor of the brand of equipment that you intend to sell.

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