THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)/SOURCES SOUGHT
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SOURCES SOUGHT DESCRIPTION
This is NOT a solicitation announcement. This is a RFI/sources sought only. The purpose of this sources sought/RFI is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and their size classification relative to NAICS 334517. Responses to this sources sought will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. After review of the responses to this sources sought, a solicitation announcement may be published. Responses to this sources sought synopsis are not considered adequate responses for a solicitation announcement.
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If you are interested, and are capable of providing the sought out supplies/services, please provide the requested information as well as the information indicated below. Response to this notice should include company name, address, point of contact, size of business pursuant to the following questions:
Please indicate the size status and representations of your business, such as but not limited to: Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), Hubzone, Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Large Business, etc.)?
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Responses to this notice shall be submitted via email to Al Cheeks, Albert.CheeksJr@va.gov. Telephone responses shall not be accepted. Responses must be received no later than Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 1200 CST. The subject line should contain 36C25522Q0480, UltraSound Transducer . If a solicitation is issued it shall be announced at a later date, and all interested parties must respond to that solicitation announcement separately from the responses to this sources sought. Responses to this sources sought notice are not a request to be added to a prospective bidders list or to receive a copy of the solicitation.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VISN 15 Network Contracting Office, is seeking sources that can provide the following:
Marion, IL VAMC
Statement of Work: New GE 4Vc-D ultrasound transducer
Description of Use: To be used in the Marion, IL VAMC Cardiology Department
This solicitation uses a Brand Name or Equal Description of the product required. This permits prospective contractors to offer products other than those specifically referenced by brand name. All offers must work with existing equipment that has already been purchased and is currently in use at the station.
Minimum Technical Specifications:
All-in-oneÃ‚Â 4D TTE probe for GE Vivid E95, E90, and E80 or equivalent
cSound 3.0 beamformer softwareÃ‚Â for excellent 2D, 4D, color, and Doppler mode imagesÃ‚Â or equivalent
Powerful 4D imagingÃ‚Â with ultra-high volume rates in single-beat acquisition without image quality loss or equivalent
Matrix ArrayÃ‚Â Technology or equivalent
CapableÃ‚Â of complete diagnosis with a single probe, reducing exam time and operator muscular strain or equivalent
ReducesÃ‚Â additional clinical tests or incorrect diagnosis due to poor image quality or equivalent
Compact and lightweightÃ‚Â at only 82g or equivalent
Frequency range:Ã‚Â 1.4-5.2 MHz usable for pediatric examinations in patients of at least 12 kg or equivalent
4 Dimensional Cardiac Ultrasound Transducer
Optional/Value Added Features: