36C25621Q0119 – Sources Sought – D322–Fisher House Cisco Catalyst and install Veterans Guest Internet Access (VGIA)

Oct 28, 2020 | Sources Sought

DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
NETWORK CONTRACTING OFFICE (NCO) 16
Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System
New Orleans, LA

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
36C25621Q0119
BACKGROUND:
The Southeast Louisiana VHCS has a requirement for the following supplies:
Fisher House Cisco Catalyst and install Veterans Guest Internet Access (VGIA)
REQUIREMENTS:
The Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) is seeking installation services of the Veterans Guest Internet Access (VGIA) network in the recently constructed New Orleans Fisher House. This building will provide Veteran families lodging at no cost while their loved one is receiving treatment. The technology should integrate with the existing VGIA network throughout the remaining medical center buildings.

SCOPE
The vendor shall provide all labor, materials, hardware, and support necessary to install VGIA in the Fisher House.

The network shall integrate using the same technology as what is currently installed in
the other SLVHCS buildings.

Users shall not need to reauthenticate or reconnect to VGIA when moving from the
medical center to the Fisher House or vice versa.

All materials and services provided shall be in accordance with the OEM specifications and guidelines.

All materials and services provided shall be in accordance with National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and all work shall be performed in a good and workman-like manner.

Provide minimum one (1) year warranty for all equipment and networking services under the scope of this contract.

The VGIA infrastructure shall be compliant with IEEE 802.11 standards and offer access to a wide-range of patient and visitor owned devices. User devices include laptop computer systems with a variety of operating systems (i.e., Windows, Apple, Linux, etc.); as well as smart phones and tablet computers.

The contractor shall perform system functionality testing to ensure the network provides access at all installed points and provides complete coverage of all desired areas.

3. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE
Louisiana Veterans Health Care System (SLVHCS) Fisher House, 2400 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA, 70119

Item #
Description/Part Number*
Qty
1
CATALYST 3850 24PORT POE IP BASE
1
2
Cisco Catalyst 3850 2 x 10GE Network Module
1
3
1000BASE-LX/LH SFP XCVR MOD MMF/SMF 1310
2
4
Cabling and Connectors
1
5
Travel
1
 
SUBTOTAL (Products)
 

 
 
 

Brief Description of Service*
Period of Performance
 
 
No. of Months or Years
By Month or Year
Install services
 
 

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 in the near future. 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.

Please respond to this RFI if you can provide supplies that can 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.

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

CONTACT INFORMATION AND RESPONSE DUE DATE:
Please email all responses to kever.swafford@va.gov. Please respond to this RFI no later than November 5, 2020 @11:30 AM CST

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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