Sources Sought Notice
This notice is for planning purposes only and shall not be considered an invitation for bid, request for quotation, request for proposal, or as an obligation of the government to acquire any products or services. Responses to this notice will be used for informational purposes only. No entitlement to payment of direct or indirect costs from the government will arise as a result from a response to this announcement. No contract will be awarded from this notice.

The information requested in this notice will be used to determine if there are sufficient socioeconomic small business concerns that are capable of performing the work described for the requirement.
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 17 is seeking sources for the following procurement:

Specialized Reference Laboratory Testing: Contractor shall provide Laboratory Testing Services to the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service (P&LMS) of the South Texas Veterans Healthcare System (STVHCS) located at 7400 Merton Minter Blvd., San Antonio, TX 78229. Testing will be performed as prescribed in the attached Statement of Work (SOW).

Description of Services
The contractor must hold and maintain a certificate of accreditation from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and College of American Pathologists (CAP), as well as meeting the requirements of the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments (CLIA) of 1988 to perform the services. The contractor must be located within 10 miles (or 15 minutes) from the STVHCS facility in Temple, Texas. See attached Statement of Work for the performance requirements.

If capable and interested, please provide the following information in a response:
1. Name of Company
2. Point of Contact; name, phone number and email address
3. DUNS number
4. Company socio-economic status (i.e., Small Business)
5. Capability Statement

The information provided in a response to this notice may be used in developing an acquisition approach. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking any proprietary or competitive sensitive information that is provided in a response.

Please advise if you are capable of providing the required services. Please submit all information, in writing, to Delphia Schoenfeld at no later than October 12, 2021 6:00 PM ET (5:00 PM CT).