DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS
VETERANS INTEGRATED SERVICE NETWORK (VISN) 16

REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
36C25622Q0191
REQUESTED RESPONSES:
The intent of this Request for Information is to establish sources in order to define the procurement strategy. Interested contractors are requested to respond in accordance with the following
Please respond to this RFI if you are capable of providing the brand name products listed in the Statement of Work and Schedule found in the background section below. In the response, please cite business size status.
POTENTIAL SOURCES SHALL PROVIDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION IN THEIR RESPONSE:
1) Company name, address, phone number, primary contact(s), e-mail address, NAICS code(s), business size (i.e., small/large) and DUNS Number.
2) Provide a Statement of Capability that demonstrates the offeror’s past performance in providing these types of supplies. Please include the following: (a) Proof of OEM or OEM distributor of brand name supplies. (b) examples of prior completed Government contracts, references, and other related information.
CONTACT INFORMATION AND RESPONSE DUE DATE:
Please email all responses to William.Shaver@va.gov. Please respond to this RFI no later than 07:00 Central Standard Time on Thursday, November 25, 2021.
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.

BACKGROUND:
Statement of Work
Brand Name Item:
Essential/significant physical, functional, or performance characteristics.
NovaSure is an impedance controlled endometrial ablation system. The NovaSure RF Controller is a constant power output generator with a nominal maximum power delivery capability of 180 watts. The controller automatically calculates the power output based on the uterine cavity length and width measurements that the user key enters into the controller. Monitoring tissue impedance during the ablation process automatically controls the depth of endo-myometrial ablation. The NovaSure procedure self-terminates once endometrial vaporization and superficial myometrial desiccation have reached 50 ohms of impedance at the tissue-electrode interface, or when the timer reaches 2 minutes. Integral to the controller is the cavity integrity assessment system which is designed to determine whether there is a defect or perforation in the wall of the uterus. A vacuum pump contained within the NovaSure RF controller creates and maintains a vacuum in the uterine cavity throughout the endometrial ablation procedure.

Minimum requirements:

Compatibility NovaSure RF controller, NovaSure CO2 Canister, NovaSure Desiccant, NovaSure foot switch and Power cord
Purpose Safety and effectiveness of the use of the NovaSure system was compared to wire loop resection of the endometrium followed by roller ball ablation in premenopausal women suffering from menorrhagia secondary to benign causes.
Governing Body or Organization

Complete generic identification NovaSure

Applicable model/make/catalog number – RFC2010-115, 814002, RFC2000-FS, 81501US

Manufacturer name Hologic

Per VAAR 811.104 and 811.105, I certify the following regarding the above information:
The salient characteristics listed above are essential to the Government s requirements.
To my knowledge, the restrictions listed above will not limit the acquisition to an item peculiar to one manufacturer.

DISCLAIMER
This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked as proprietary will be handled accordingly. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI.
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