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This is a Combined Synopsis/Solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only Solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number 36C25721Q1450 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular. SET-ASIDE: This requirement is a 100% Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set aside. In order to be eligible for award an offeror must be small for the applicable NAICS code at the time of the quote submission and at the time of award. Only qualified offerors may submit bids. This solicitation incorporates 52.232-18 Availability of Funds.
NAICS Code: 811219 and Size Standard is $22M.
Introduction: The Government intends to award a firm fixed price contract based on this solicitation.
Description of Services: Alcon Centurion Vision Maintenance Service

Place(s) of Performance:
Department of Veterans Affairs
El Paso VA Health Care System
5001 N. Piedras
El Paso, TX 79930

Type of Contract: A Firm Fixed Price
Period of Performance: Base Period: 10/1/2021-9/30/22
Option Year 1: 10/1/2022-9/30/23
Option Year 2: 10/1/2023-9/30/24
Option Year 3: 10/1/2024-9/30/25
Option Year 4: 10/1/2025-9/30/26

EVALUATIONS:
Evaluation of quotes will be conducted using Simplified Acquisition Procedures in accordance with FAR 13.106-2 Evaluation of Quotes.
Please read each section below carefully for the submittals and information required as part of the evaluation. Failure to provide the requested information below shall be considered non-compliant and your quote could be removed from the evaluation process.
Offeror quotes shall be evaluated under FAR 13.106-2(b)(3) Comparative Evaluation. Comparative evaluation is the side by side pairwise comparison of quotes based on factors resulting in a Contracting Officer decision for the quote most favorable to the Government. The Government reserves the right to consider a quotation other than the lowest price that provides additional benefit(s). Quotations may exceed minimum requirements of the solicitation. The Government reserves the right to select a quotation that provides benefit to the Government that exceeds the minimum requirements of the solicitation but is not required to do so. Each response must meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation.
The Government is not obligated to determine a competitive range, conduct discussions with all contractors, solicit final revised quotes, and use other techniques associated with FAR Part 15. The contracting techniques associated with FAR Part 15 are not mandatory.
The Government will issue a contract to the responsible offeror whose quotation conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered.
The Government shall award a contract resulting from this solicitation. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: 
Vendor is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).
Vendor must be registered in SAM with applicable NAICS code by the close of solicitation.
Technical: The Government will evaluate the offerors provided capability statement. Responses must include the following information:
Provide proof of past performance (provide Alcon equipment maintenance service contracts you have worked or are in progress in the last 3 years (or of the company that will be performing the maintenance services).
Provide a Letter of Intent from the OEM (explaining their agreement with you to perform the services according to the solicitation.

Past Performance: Past performance information may be obtained from any sources available to the Government to include, but not limited to, Contract Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS), System for Award Management (SAM), other databases; interviews with Program Managers, customers, and Contracting Officers.
Price: Price will be evaluated independently of the non-price factors. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise such options.

STATEMENT OF WORK
FOR SERVICE OF MEDICAL EQUIPMENT

El Paso VAMC is requesting service/maintenance of 2 Alcon Centurion systems. The services requested would allow the Surgery department to facilitate patient care more efficiently without the possibility of turning away or referring patients out due to broken/faulty equipment. The service s needed shall be in accordance with the Original Equipment Manufacturers specifications and Advance Care support.

I. EQUIPMENT IDENTIFICATION:

NAME/DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT Centurion Phaco Device
MANUFACTURER Alcon
SERIAL NUMBER – 2001652101X
EQUIPMENT I.D. NUMBER 33216
SITE ID: N/a
LOCATION Operating room(s) (mobile)

NAME/DESCRIPTION OF EQUIPMENT Centurion Phaco Device
MANUFACTURER Alcon
SERIAL NUMBER 2001652901X
EQUIPMENT I.D. NUMBER 33217
SITE ID: N/a
LOCATION Operating room(s) (mobile)

II. DEFINITIONS/ACRONYMS:

Biomedical Engineer – Supervisor or designee.
CO – Contracting Officer
COR – Contracting Officer’s Representative
PM – Preventive Maintenance Inspection. Services which are periodic in nature and are required to maintain the equipment in such condition that it may be operated in accordance with its intended design and functional capacity with minimal incidence of malfunction or inoperative conditions.
FSE – Field Service Engineer. A person who is authorized by the Original Equipment Manufacturer to perform maintenance (corrective and/or preventive) services on the ELPVAHCS premises.
ESR – Vendor Engineering Service Report. A documentation of the services rendered for each incidence of work performance under the terms and conditions of the contract.
Acceptance Signature – VA employee who is authorized to sign-off on the ESR which indicates that the Emergency Repair has been accomplished or in a pending status.
Authorization Signature COR s signature; indicates acceptance of work status as stated in ESR.
OEM Original Equipment Manufacturer
VA – Department of Veterans Affairs
ELPVAHCS El Paso VA Health Care System
III. CONFORMANCE STANDARDS:

Contractor shall ensure that the equipment functions in conformance with the latest published edition of the applicable standards, such as: NFPA-99, UL, OSHA, JCAHO, VA, etc. and the Manufacturer’s Performance Standards/ specifications as used when the equipment was originally procured and that any upgrades/updates shall meet or exceed the stated standards/specifications.
Contractor shall comply with the Privacy Act of 1974 and the agency rules and regulations issued under the Act.
Contractor shall comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and the agency rules and regulations issued under the Act surrounding access, protection and confidentiality of personal health information and individually identifiable information.
The Certification and Accreditation (C&A) requirements do not apply and a Security Accreditation Package is not required.

IV. HOURS OF COVERAGE:

Vendor shall provide telephone support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Vendor shall provide unscheduled maintenance Mondays – Fridays, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM local site time for Alcon, Mondays – excluding Federal Holidays.
Vendor shall provide planned maintenance scheduled at a mutually agreeable time Mondays – Fridays, 8:00 AM-6:00 PM local site time for Alcon, excluding Federal Holidays.
COR or designated alternate shall provide reasonable access to the equipment, reasonable working space, and a reasonable safe, hazard-free operating environment for contractor s employees and representatives providing services hereunder during hours of coverage.
Federal Holidays observed by the ELPVAHCS are:
New Years’ Day Labor Day
Martin Luther King Day Columbus Day
Presidents’ Day Veterans’ Day
Memorial Day Thanksgiving Day
Independence Day Christmas Day

V. UNSCHEDULED MAINTENANCE (Repair Service):

Contractor shall maintain the equipment in accordance with Alcon and OEM recommended frequencies and hardware specifications as set forth in the service manuals. Vendor shall make reasonable efforts provide on-site support within twenty-four hours, during covered days, upon notification by Customer.
The CO or COR has the authority to approve/request a service call from the Contractor.
B. Coverage includes on-site support (4-hour On-Site Response), service parts (ordered by noon, same day delivery), hardware updates, software, software updates, labor, travel, remote service, safety checks, planned maintenance, and quality assurance.
C. Contractor shall provide telephone support per Section IV, Hours of Coverage.
D. When the Contractor leaves on-site location where maintenance services are being performed, the site shall be left in a clean, neat, and orderly condition ensuring the hospital/clinic staff and patients are not subjected to any safety hazards, including but not limited to expose wiring, open circuit panels, or tripping hazards.
E. The COR shall be informed personally or in writing of the equipment status prior to the Contractor leaving the work site.
F. The Contractor is not responsible for the maintenance of equipment listed when damage resulted from act of God or when services from other than the Contractor s personnel have been performed. The Contractor is not responsible for the maintenance of equipment listed when damage results from Government neglect, misuse, abuse, liquid spills, unauthorized attachments, or alterations to factory settings of the unit.

VI. SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE:

The Contractor shall perform PM/Calibration Services to ensure that equipment listed in the schedule performs in accordance with Section III, Conformance Standards. Such maintenance shall be performed at mutually agreed times during PM Coverage Hours. All exceptions to the PM schedule shall be arranged and approved in advance with the COR.
The Contractor shall provide and utilize procedures and checklists with worksheet originals indicating work performed and actual values obtained (as applicable). Any charges for parts, services, manuals, tools, software, or travel required to successfully complete scheduled PM/Calibration are included within this contract, unless specifically stated in writing.
The contractor shall provide written description of Preventive Maintenance Inspections (PMI). This description shall include an itemized list of the procedures performed. PM services shall include, but need not be limited to, the following:
Cleaning of equipment.
Calibrating and lubricating the equipment.
Performing remedial maintenance of non-emergent nature.
4. Testing and replacing faulty and worn parts and/or parts likely to become faulty, fail or become worn.
5. Inspecting and replacing where indicated, electrical wiring and cables for wear and fraying.
6. Inspecting and replacing, where indicated, all mechanical components.
7. Returning the equipment to the operating condition.
8. Providing documentation of services performed.

VII. PARTS:

The Contractor has ready access, no more than three (3) business days, to all parts, including unique and/or high mortality replacement parts. Contractor is not responsible for delays beyond the contractor s reasonable control.
The contract shall include all parts except, if applicable, those parts specifically listed as being excluded. The contractor shall use new or rebuilt parts which meet or exceed OEM standards for equivalent quality and reliability as a new part. Used parts or those removed from another system shall not be installed without specific approval by the CO or the COR.
The contractor shall not modify the system to facilitate replacement parts that are not identical to the part being replaced unless such modification was developed, approved and released by the OEM.
The following items are excluded from coverage: user-replaceable expendable parts/supplies and parts replaced for cosmetic reasons. Pulse Oximetry sensors shall be limited to one direct exchange at no cost per contract year. The Contractor shall also list any additional excluded parts under the service contract.
Any hardware, such as a hard drive, which contained patient information, shall be sanitized in accordance with National Security Agency standards by ELPVAHCS staff prior to being removed from the ELPVAHCS.

VIII. SERVICE MANUALS/TOOLS/EQUIPMENT:

The ELPVAHCS shall not provide tools, (test) equipment, service manuals, or service diagnostic software to the contractor. Contractor shall obtain, have on file, and make available to its FSE all operational and technical documentation (such as operational and service manuals, schematics, and parts list) which are necessary to meet the performance requirements of this contract.
Contractor shall provide the COR two (2) copies of all documentation that pertains to any hardware, software, or firmware upgrade or repair.

IX. DOCUMENTATION/REPORTS:

The documentation shall include detailed descriptions of the maintenance procedures performed, including replaced parts. In addition, each ESR shall, at a minimum, document the following data legibly and in complete detail:
A. Name of contractor and contract number.
B. Name of FSE who performed services.
C. Contractor service ESR number/log number.
D. Description of problem reported by COR.
E. Identification of equipment serviced.
F. Itemized description of service performed, with parts and part numbers.
G. Itemized costs of any approved billable parts and services, if applicable.

X. REPORTING REQUIREMENTS:

The Contractor shall report his arrival in person or by telephone to Biomedical Engineering. When the service is completed, the FSE shall document services rendered on a legible ESR(s). The FSE shall check out with Biomedical Engineering and submit the ESR(s) to the COR. If the COR is unavailable, a copy of the ESR shall be sent to the COR after the work for review.

Contact Information:
ELPVAHCS Biomedical Contact Person(s): Chief Biomedical Engineering or designee.
Location (Building/Room Number): Building 1 Rooms A100
Telephone Number & Extension(s): 915-564-7099
Fax: 915-564-7807

XI. ADDITIONAL CHARGES:

Additional charges shall be approved by the COR before service is started. There shall be no additional charge for time spent at the site (during, or after the normal hours of coverage) for delivery of parts.

XII. REPORTING REQUIRED SERVICES BEYOND THE CONTRACT SCOPE:

The Contractor shall immediately, but no later than 24 (twenty-four) consecutive hours after discovery, notify the CO and COR (in writing) of the existence or the development of any defects in, or repairs required, to the scheduled equipment which the Contractor considers he/she is not responsible for under the terms of the contract. The Contractor shall furnish the CO and COR with a written estimate of the cost to make necessary repairs.

XII. CONDITION OF EQUIPMENT:

The Contractor accepts responsibility for the equipment described in Section I, “as is” condition. Failure to inspect the equipment prior to contract award shall not relieve the Contractor from performance of the requirements of this contract.

XIV. COMPETENCY OF PERSONNEL SERVICING EQUIPMENT:

A. Contractor shall have an established business with an office and full-time staff. The staff includes a “fully qualified” FSE and a “fully qualified” FSE who shall serve as the backup.
B. “Fully Qualified” is based upon training and on experience in the field. For training, the FSE(s) has successfully completed an OEM certified training program for the equipment identified in Part I of this section.
C. The FSEs shall be authorized by the OEM and Contractor to perform the maintenance services. All work shall be performed by “Fully Qualified” competent FSEs. The CO may authenticate the training requirements, request training certificates, or credentials from the Contractor at any time for any personnel who are servicing any ELPVAHCS equipment. The CO specifically reserves the right to reject any of the Contractor’s personnel and refuse them permission to work on the ELPVAHCS equipment.
D. If subcontractor(s) are used, they shall be approved by the CO; the Contractor shall submit any proposed change in subcontractor(s) to the CO for approval/disapproval.

XV. TEST EQUIPMENT:

The Contractor shall provide the ELPVAHCS, upon request, a copy of the current calibration certification of all test equipment which is to be used by the Contractor on ELPVAHCS’s equipment when requested by the ELPVAHCS. Test equipment calibration shall be traceable to a national standard.
The Contractor shall present any removable media (i.e. USB or DVD/CD device) required for performing the work to Biomed to be scanned with an anti-virus program running current virus definitions.

XVI. IDENTIFICATION, PARKING, SMOKING, AND VA REGULATIONS:

The Contractor’s FSEs shall wear visible identification at all times while in the building of the ELPVAHCS. It is the responsibility of the Contractor to park in the appropriate designated parking areas. The ELPVAHCS shall not invalidate or make reimbursement for parking violations of the Contractor under any conditions. Smoking is prohibited inside any buildings at the ELPVAHCS. Possession of weapons is prohibited. Enclosed containers, including tool kits, shall be subject to search. Violations of VA regulations may result in citation answerable in the United States (Federal) District Court, not a local district, state, or municipal court.

XVII. CONTRACT TIME PERIOD:

Contract enactment shall be from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2022. for the base year on the Alcon System outlined.
Contract has the option of four (4) one (1) year extensions.

XVIII. QUALITY ASSURANCE SURVEILANCE PLAN (QASP):

COR shall use surveillance methods listed below in the administration of this QASP.
DIRECT OBSERVATION. (Can be performed periodically or through 100% surveillance.)
COR shall periodically review major aspects of the SOW to include response time, quality of services provided, and equipment uptime.
COR shall utilize direct observations both from the COR, as well as those of the using department or section to ensure a full 360-degree review of the level of service provided.
PERIODIC INSPECTION. (Evaluates outcomes on a periodic basis. Inspections shall be unscheduled, as required.)
COR shall routinely inspect service records supplied by vendor with using service to ensure quality of service and positive customer interaction.
COR shall periodically monitor interaction of vendor with using service to ensure services are provided timely, efficiently, and meet the customer s needs.
VALIDATED USER/CUSTOMER COMPLAINTS. (Relies on the patient to identify deficiencies. Complaints are then investigated and validated.)
COR shall routinely engage customers in discussions regarding services rendered, and ensure that all communications from the vendor are professional.
COR shall review customer complaints regarding system maintenance, downtime, and general communication with vendor, to ensure vendor is aware of any situations where a high-quality of service may have been compromised.

QUOTE/OFFER SHOULD BE BROKEN DOWN AS FOLLOWS:
PRICE/COST SCHEDULE
ITEM INFORMATION
ITEM NUMBER
DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES
QUANTITY
UNIT
UNIT PRICE
AMOUNT
0001

1.00
YR
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COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF CENTURION SYSTEM SER:2001652101X
Contract Period: Base
POP Begin: 10-01-2021
POP End: 09-30-2022

0002

1.00
YR
__________________
__________________

COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF CENTURION SYSTEM SER:2001652901X
Contract Period: Base
POP Begin: 10-01-2021
POP End: 09-30-2022

1001

1.00
YR
__________________
__________________

COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF CENTURION SYSTEM SER:2001652101X
Contract Period: Option 1
POP Begin: 10-01-2022
POP End: 09-30-2023

1002

1.00
YR
__________________
__________________

COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF CENTURION SYSTEM SER:2001652901X
Contract Period: Option 1
POP Begin: 10-01-2022
POP End: 09-30-2023

2001

1.00
YR
__________________
__________________

COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF CENTURION SYSTEM SER:2001652101X
Contract Period: Option 2
POP Begin: 10-01-2023
POP End: 09-30-2024

2002

1.00
YR
__________________
__________________

COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF CENTURION SYSTEM SER:2001652901X
Contract Period: Option 2
POP Begin: 10-01-2023
POP End: 09-30-2024

3001

1.00
YR
__________________
__________________

COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF CENTURION SYSTEM SER:2001652101X
Contract Period: Option 3
POP Begin: 10-01-2024
POP End: 09-30-2025

3002

1.00
YR
__________________
__________________

COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF CENTURION SYSTEM SER:2001652901X
Contract Period: Option 3
POP Begin: 10-01-2024
POP End: 09-30-2025

4001

1.00
YR
__________________
__________________

COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF CENTURION SYSTEM SER:2001652101X
Contract Period: Option 4
POP Begin: 10-01-2025
POP End: 09-30-2026

4002

1.00
YR
__________________
__________________

COMPREHENSIVE COVERAGE OF CENTURION SYSTEM SER:2001652901X
Contract Period: Option 4
POP Begin: 10-01-2025
POP End: 09-30-2026

GRAND TOTAL
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The following clauses apply to this solicitation:

52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2018)

ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMS
Clauses that are incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date), have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available.
The following clauses are incorporated into 52.212-4 as an addendum to this contract:
52.217-8 OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES (NOV 1999)
The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days.
(End of Clause)
52.217-9 OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT (MAR 2000)
(a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension.
(b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause.
(c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed five (5) years.
(End of Clause)
VAAR 852.212-70 PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES APPLICABLE TO VA ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2020)
852.203 70, Commercial Advertising.
852.219 10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside.
852.232 72, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests.
VAAR 852.219-74 LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUL 2018)
52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)
This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):
http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html
http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/

(End of Clause)
FAR Number
Title
Date
52.204-13
SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCE
OCT 2018
52.204-18
COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE MAINTENANCE
AUG 2020
52.232-18
AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS
APR 1984
52.232-40
PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS
DEC 2013
852.232-72
ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS
NOV 2018
852.212-72
GRAY MARKET AND COUNTERFEIT ITEMS
MAR 2020
(End of Addendum to 52.212-4)

52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 2021) (JUL 2020) (DEVIATION)
52.204 10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (JUN 2020) (Pub. L. 109 282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
52.209 6, Protecting the Government s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (JUN 2020) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).
52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (MAR 2020) (15 U.S.C. 657f).
52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation (NOV 2020) (15 U.S.C 632(a)(2)).
52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).

52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015).
52.222 26, Equal Opportunity (SEP 2016) (E.O. 11246).
52.222 36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUN 2020) (29 U.S.C. 793).
52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (OCT 2020) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).
52.223 18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (JUN 2020) (E.O. 13513).
52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (E.O.’s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).
52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management (Oct 2018) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (MAY 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (AUG 2018) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67).
52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (NOV 2020).
52.222-62, Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (JAN 2017) (E.O. 13706).

The following provisions apply to this solicitation:

52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JUL 2021)
ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS COMMERCIAL ITEMS
Provisions that are incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date), have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available.
The following provisions are incorporated into 52.212-1 as an addendum to this solicitation:
52.204-24 REPRESENTATION REGARDING CERTAIN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SERVICES OR EQUIPMENT (OCT 2020)

52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)
This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):
http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html
http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/

(End of Provision)
FAR Number
Title
Date
52.204-7
SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT
OCT 2018
52.204-16
852.273-70
COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE REPORTING
LATE OFFERS
AUG 2020
JAN 2003
(End of Addendum to 52.212-1)

52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (FEB 2021) (JUL 2020) (DEVIATION)

Submission of Quote (FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items):

The Offeror shall submit their quote on company letterhead and shall include unit price, overall total price, name, address, and telephone number of the offeror, firm’s DUNS# and ORCA document in SAM at www.sam.gov.  Complete copy of 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items, and ORCA document.

In the form of a capability statement as outlined in the Evaluation Section of the solicitation, the offeror shall provide sufficient evidence that they possess adequate resources, capability, experience, responsibility and integrity to meet the technical capabilities to comply with the requirements of the resulting contract. All quotes received without this documentation will not be considered.

Quotes must be received no later than Thursday, September 16th, 2021, 4:00 PM CST. Email your quote to shannon.hodgson@va.gov. The subject line should specify 36C25721Q1450 Alcon Centurion Maintenance Service. There will be no automated email notification of receipt of quotes. All quotes received without requested documentation will not be considered. Offers received after the exact time specified above are considered late and may at the discretion of the Contracting Officer be considered if the action would not unduly delay the acquisition or are deemed to be in the best interest of the Government