THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)/SOURCES SOUGHT IS ISSUED SOLELY FOR INFORMATION AND PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION.

THE SUBMISSION OF PRICING, CAPABILITIES FOR PLANNING PURPOSES, AND OTHER MARKET INFORMATION IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED AND ALLOWED UNDER THIS RFI IN ACCORDANCE WITH (IAW) FAR 15.201(e).

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. IAW 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.

SOURCES SOUGHT DESCRIPTION

This is NOT a solicitation announcement. This is a sources sought/RFI only.  The purpose of this sources sought/RFI is strictly for market research to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and their size classification relative to NAICS 332410 (size standard of 750 Employees). Responses to this sources sought will be used by the Government to determine interest and capability of potential qualified sources of supply and determine the socioeconomic size classification of the supplier and manufacturer of the end item. After review of the responses to this sources sought, a solicitation announcement may be published. Responses to this sources sought synopsis are not considered adequate responses for a solicitation announcement.
 

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VISN 22 Network Contracting Office Gilbert, is seeking sources to determine the availability of vendors capable of providing the requirement for Flo-Rite-Temp Shell & Tube; OR EQUAL replacement parts for the Phoenix AZ VA Health Care System that meets the requirements listed in the Statement of Work.

The information identified above is intended to be descriptive, not restrictive and to indicate the quality of the supplies/services that will be satisfactory. It is the responsibility of the interested source to demonstrate to the government that the interested parties can provide the supplies/services that fulfill the required specifications.

Interested companies who are capable of providing the sought-out supplies/services shall provide, at a minimum, the following information with their response;

•           Company Name and Address:

•           Point of Contact (POC)

o          Name:

o          Email Address:

o          Phone Number:

•           DUNS Number:

Mark if your firm is eligible for participation in one of the following small business programs. If so, please indicate the program:

[ ] yes [ ] no – Small Business (SB) 

[ ] yes [ ] no – HUBZone 

[ ] yes [ ] no – Small Business 8(a) 

[ ] yes [ ] no – Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) 

[ ] yes [ ] no – Women-Owned (WO) Small Business

[ ] yes [ ] no – Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)

[ ] yes [ ] no – Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)

[ ] yes [ ] no – Large Business 

[ ] yes [ ] no – Other (please specify) 

Please answer the following questions:

[ ] yes [ ] no – Does not exceed 1000 employees; (for NAICS 334516, must be verifiable thru the System for Award Management)

[ ] yes [ ] no – Is primarily engaged in the retail or wholesale trade and normally sells the type of item being supplied;

[ ] yes [ ] no – Takes ownership or possession of the item(s) with its personnel, equipment or facilities in a manner consistent with industry practice (identify how this occurs); and

[ ] yes [ ] no – Will supply the end item of a small business manufacturer, processor or producer made in the United States, or obtains a waiver of such requirement pursuant to paragraph (b)(5) CFR 121.406.

[ ] yes [ ] no – Are you the manufacturer, distributor, or an equivalent solution to the items being referenced above?

[ ] yes [ ] no – Does your company have an FSS contract with GSA or the NAC or are you a contract holder with NASA SEWP or any other federal contract? If so, please provide the contract number.

[ ] yes [ ] no – If you are an FSS GSA/NAC or NASA SEWP contract holder or other federal contract holder, are the items/solution you are providing information for available on your schedule/contract?

Please submit your capabilities in regards to the salient characteristics being provided and any information pertaining to “equal to items” to establish capabilities for planning purposes?

Note: Do not include Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information in responses.

In addition to providing the information requested above, responding companies are encouraged to include any relevant information (specifications, cut sheets, brochures, capability statement, past experience etc.) to confirm the company’s ability to meet the requirements outlined in this request.

Responses to this notice shall be submitted via email to darryl.handberg@va.gov. Telephone responses shall not be accepted. Responses must be received no later than Friday, September 17, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. EST. If a solicitation is issued it shall be announced at a later date, and all interested parties must respond to that solicitation announcement separately from the responses to this sources sought. Responses to this sources sought notice is not a request to be added to a prospective bidders list or to receive a copy of the solicitation.