Aug 25, 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 because 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 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 based on 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:

Scope of Work
The Harry S Truman VA is seeking a vendor who can provide one (1) forklift for the moving and storing of equipment and supplies in the warehouse.

Minimum Technical Specifications:

Truck Weight
Travel Speed
Lift Speed
Lowering Speed
Mast Tilt
8 degrees
Lost Load Center
Rear Overhang
16.9 in
Overall Length to Fork Face
69.7 in
3 in
Operator Floor Height
Overhead Guard Height
Overall Width
Fork Carriage Width
Fork Length
Out to Out Fork Spread
Outside Turning Radius
Battery Compartment Height
Wheel Size
14×5 (front) 12X5 (rear)
Must work with one of 2 chargers already on site-Max load charger of 36 volt/200 amp, or 24 volt/68 amp
12 months or 2,000 hours Basic Warranty; 36 months or 6,000 hours Powertrain warranty

The North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS Code) is 333924 (Industrial Truck, Tractor, Trailer and Stacker Machinery Manufacturing), size standard 750 Employees. Based on this information, please indicate whether your company would be a Large or Small Business and have a socio-economic designation as a small business, VOSB or SDVOSB.

Important information: The Government is not obligated to nor will it pay for or reimburse any costs associated with responding to this source 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 an 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 Business firms is anticipated based on the Veterans Administration requirement with Public Law 109-461, Section 8127 Veterans Benefit Act. However, if response by Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business firms proves inadequate, an alternate set-aside or full and open.

Any response to this source selection from Interested parties must be received NLT 08/31/2020

Attention: Cara J. Fowler, Contracting Specialist. Email: cara.woodring@va.gov

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