36C25620Q1211 – Sources Sought – 6515–CardioHelp System

Aug 27, 2020 | Sources Sought

Department of Veterans Affairs
Network Contracting Office 16 – HOUSTON
In Support of the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC)

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
36C25620Q1211

BACKGROUND:
MEDVAMC has a requirement for the following:

REQUIREMENTS: CardioHelp System or EQUIVALENT as listed below:

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) is requesting to purchase one (1) CardioHelp System. The CardioHelp System is a compact heart-lung support system, it is suitable for all indications requiring extracorporeal circulation for cardiopulmonary support and can be used for up to 6 hours. The Cardiothoracic Surgery Department needs redundancy for the existing Cardio Help Device which is a life support device. All life support devices should have adequate redundancy to reduce risk to patients.

Salient Characteristics:
A new CardioHelp System with the following requirements and key features which will be used for heart-lung support.
Suggested Manufacturer Brand Name; CardioHelp System or EQUIVALENT as listed below:

ITEM NUMBER
DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES
QUANTITY
UNIT
UNIT PRICE
AMOUNT
0001

1.00
EA

CardioHelp Unit- GCare Premium- EW 2T- Brand Name or Equal
Cardiohelp Extended Warranty

0002

1.00
EA

Fixed tray for additional storage (XL)
Brand Name or Equal

0003

1.00
EA

Air/Oxygen gas mixer “SGB 20-232”
Brand Name or Equal

Warranty and Support:
The warranty and support must cover all components of the requirement in accordance with standard manufacturer s warranty.
Delivery Location:

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center
2002 Holcombe Boulevard
Houston, TX 77030
Attn: Christine Edakkunnath Rm: 3B-319

REQUESTED RESPONSES:
The intent of this Request for Information is to establish sources to define the procurement strategy (e.g set-aside, sole source, unrestricted) for a solicitation that VA intends to post soon. Interested contractors are requested to respond in accordance with the following:
Please respond to this RFI if you can provide the exact brand name products listed in the table in the background section above. In the response please cite your business size status.
If you have an existing GSA or VA, Federal Supply Schedule contract, please include the contract details in your response.
DISTRIBUTORS: You must provide proof that you are an authorized distributor. VA does not accept grey market items.

Please respond to this RFI if you can provide supplies that may be determined EQUIVALENT to the products listed in the table in the background section above. Please provide details on the proposed EQUIVALENT products such as Manufacturer Name, Part Number, and Description.

If you have an existing GSA or VA, Federal Supply Schedule contract, please include the contract details in your response.
DISTRIBUTORS: You must provide proof that you are an authorized distributor. VA does not accept grey market items.

Please note that VA is particularly interested in determining the availability of Small Business Manufacturers. If your company is a small business manufacturer of potentially equivalent items, please respond to this RFI.

Vendors are requested to submit estimated market research pricing with their responses. The estimated pricing will be considered when determining the procurement strategy for the future solicitation. (e.g. if CO determines that capable small businesses cannot provide fair and reasonable pricing, then the solicitation will not be set-aside).

Please note that if no responses to this notice are received, from either authorized distributors of the cited brand name nor from manufacturers marketing a potentially equivalent brand, then this action will be sole sourced to the manufacturer cited in the Background section above.

CONTACT INFORMATION AND RESPONSE DUE DATE:
Please email all responses to Ayanna.Hamilton@va.gov. Please respond to this RFI no later than 09/01/2020.

DISCLAIMER: This RFI is issued solely for informational and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to form a binding contract. Respondents are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI.

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