This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued.
This solicitation is issued as an RFQ. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2020-7 (eff. 07/20/2020).
This solicitation is set-aside for SDVOSB (Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business).
The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 339112, with a small business size standard of 1000 employees.
The FSC/PSC is 6515.
To ensure safe transport of sterile packages, the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System is seeking to purchase 35 BRAND NAME or EQUAL enclosed surgical case carts. The carts are to be biohazard, medical grade, puncture resistant, rigid, and made of material that can properly be cleaned.
All interested companies shall provide quotations for the following:
35 BRAND NAME or EQUAL enclosed surgical case carts comparable to carts produced by Lakeside Manufacturing (local part number CC258-W with minor modifications to the overall dimensions with the following salient characteristics:
Maximum exterior dimensions: 39.5 W x 27 D x 57 H.
Minimum exterior dimensions: 37.5 W x 25 D x 56 H.
The dimensions must be as above, inclusive of wheels, handles, bumpers, hinges, and clean/dirty tag, (i.e., overall configuration of the cart must be within the stated dimension range).
The cart body must be of welded construction with an all stainless-steel body inclusive of doors.
The cart must have a flat, solid base, slightly sloped to promote drainage.
The cart must have push handles that are either inset (recessed) or external not extending beyond bumper, located 12-18 inches below top of cart to compensate for cart height.
The cart must have doors that must have inset latches to secure when closed, and latches to secure when fully opened.
The cart must be able to be cleaned via cart washer, (i.e., all parts (cart, handles, bumper, wheels, etc.) must tolerate water at sanitizing temperatures (90o C)).
The cart must have a dirty/clean indicator tag (dial or slide). The clean/dirty indicator must not extend beyond exterior outer edges of cart, (i.e., must not extend above top or outward from sides). The dirty indicator must be red and include a biohazard symbol.
The cart must contain two stainless-steel wire shelves that are height adjustable and removable.
The cart must have swivel casters with sealed bearings and at least 2 locking brakes.
The cart must have non-marring bumpers (corner bumpers x 4 or a wrap-around bumper) that are mounted to provide clearance between the bumper and the cart body allowing for water drainage during washing, and must not extend more than 2 beyond cart body.
Delivery of at least 15 carts shall be provided no later than 30 days after receipt of order (ARO). The remaining carts shall be provided no later than 90 days ARO.
Place of Performance/Place of Delivery
Department of Veterans Affairs
Southern VA Health Care System
3601 South Sixth Avenue
The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.
The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition:
FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items [June 2020]
[Please see Attachment A (Clauses and Provisions) for addenda information pertaining to FAR 52.212-1]
FAR 52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications Commercial Items [June 2020]
Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website located at https://www.sam.gov/portal in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications Commercial Items. If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.
The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition:
FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items [October 2018]
[Please see Attachment A (Clauses and Provisions) for addenda information pertaining to FAR 52.212-4]
FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders [July 2020]
[Please see Attachment A (Clauses and Provisions) for clause information pertaining to FAR 52.212-5]
All quotes shall be sent to Shannon McNiel @ email@example.com.
Award will be based upon a comparative evaluation of quotes in accordance with the Simplified Acquisition Procedures of FAR 13. 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 following are the decision factors: price, adherence to salient characteristics.
The award will be made to the response most advantageous to the Government.
Responses should contain your best terms and conditions.
To facilitate the award process, all quotes must include a statement regarding the terms and conditions herein as follows:
“The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition.”
“The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:”
Quoters shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s), if any.
No questions will be taken regarding this solicitation. Submission of your quotes shall be received not later than September 1st, 2020 at 1630 AZ time. Responses shall be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org. No other means of communication will be accepted.
Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f).
Any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation should be forwarded in writing via e-mail to the Point of Contact listed below.
Point of Contact