Aug 22, 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 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.

The purpose of this sources sought announcement is for market research to

make appropriate acquisition decisions and to gain knowledge of potential

qualified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, Veteran Owned

Small Businesses, 8(a), HUBZone and other Small Businesses interested and

capable of providing the services described below. Documentation of

technical expertise must be presented in sufficient detail for the Government

to determine that your company possesses the necessary functional area

expertise and experience to compete for this acquisition. Responses to this

notice shall include the following:

(a) company name

(b) address

(c) point of contact

(d) phone, fax, and email

(e) DUNS number

(f) Cage Code

(g) Tax ID Number

(h) Type of small business, e.g. Services Disabled Veteran Owned

small Business, Veteran-owned small business, 8(a), HUBZone, Women

Owned Small Business, Small disadvantaged business, or Small Business

HUBZone business and

(i) must provide a capability statement that addresses

the organizations qualifications and ability to perform as a contractor for the

work described below.

The VA Network Contracting Office (NCO) 15 located at 3450 South 4th Street, Leavenworth, KS, 66048-5055****** has a requirement for

  1. – Safety Connection Mobile – 7 ( Quantity – 1700) and,
  2. Incident Management – Incident Communications – Tier 1 (Quantity 1700).

 The Vendor will provide the Marion VA Health Care System (VAHCS), Marion, IL. This new software program will greatly expand our presently limited alert and notification capability.  This facility must have the capability to alert all staff in the event of a man-made or natural disaster to include an Active threat situation throughout our operating area to include all home care staff.  Contractor must verify that the software system is fully compatible with all government forms of communication to include but not limited to VA issued desktop computers, pagers, cell phones, and laptop computers. Must interact with Marion VAHCS Human Resources database used to account for staff members as they enter or leave the facility as an employee. ******

Important information: The Government is not obligated to nor will it pay for

or reimburse any costs associated with responding to this sources sought

synopsis request. This notice shall not be construed as a commitment by the

Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract, nor does it

restrict the Government to a particular acquisition approach.

The Government will in no way be bound to this information if any solicitation is

issued. Currently a total set-aside for Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small

Businesses (SDVOSBs) and Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSBs) are

being sought based on the Veterans Administration requirement with Public

Law 109-461, Vets First Contracting Program. However, if response by SDVOSB

or VOSB firms proves inadequate, an alternate set-aside or full and open

competitive solicitation may result.

No sub-contracting opportunity is anticipated. The North American Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 541519 (Installation of Equipment – ADP Equipment/Software/Supplies/Support Equipment). The Product Service Code (PSC) is N070

Notice to potential offerors: All offerors who provide goods or

services to the United States Federal Government must be registered in the

System for Award Management (SAM located on the web at www.sam.gov).

Additionally, all Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses or Veteran

Owned Businesses who respond to a solicitation on this project must be

registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Veterans

Enterprise VetBiz Registry located at http://vip.vetbiz.gov.

All interested offerors should submit information by e-mail: to Albert.CheeksJr@VA.Gov with “36C25520Q0729 – INCIDENT MANAGEMENT SYSTEM” in the subject line of the email.  All

information submissions should be received no later than 12:00 pm CST on

Wednesday, August 26, 2020. After review of the responses to this

announcement, the Government intends to proceed with the acquisition and

a subsequent solicitation will be published.

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