36C25920Q0605 – Sources Sought – H241–Sources Sought: Compliance Testing for Hoods and Aseptic Isolator for Eastern Oklahoma VA Health Care System in Muskogee, OK, and Tulsa, OK (requires CETA)

Aug 12, 2020 | Sources Sought

This is NOT a solicitation or request for quote (RFQ). This is NOT a request for proposal (RFP). This is NOT a job advertisement for hiring employees. The VA is seeking QUALIFIED VENDORS to provide a very brief response to this notice including only just what is asked for in this notice below. This is sources sought notice to industry and the only information is posted on Contract Opportunities web page at https://BETA.sam.gov/. Sources sought means seeking qualified vendors. The attachments included on the Contract Opportunities page do not include any additional information.

If your company is interested please read this notice entirely and submit the required information, as requested herein.

VA is seeking current qualified sources ( vendors ) who have interest and capability of performing Compliance Testing for Biological Hoods, Fume Hoods, Histology Hoods, and Compounding Aseptic Isolator for the
Eastern Oklahoma VA Medical Center, in Muskogee, Oklahoma, as well as the
Ernest Childers VA Outpatient Clinic, in Tulsa, Oklahoma
Services are required every 6 months. A qualified vendor must have the capability to perform services in accordance with ISO 14644-1:1999 , USP 797, NSF/ANSI 49, and Manufacturer s specifications. Services involve the contractor developing a certification report. Biological hoods and fume hood reports shall include the following as applicable to type of hood certification: list of equipment used to include manufacturer make, model, serial number, and date calibrated, Velocity profile and average, Direct inflow CFM profile and average, HEPA filter leak test, Smoke Intrusion test, Sash alarm system test, Pressure gage reading, Light intensity, Sound Level, Ground polarity. Compounding Aseptic Isolator testing and certification require the same report information as applicable and per USP 797 standards. Histology Hoods will include TAB report for EF5A exhaust fan and Phoenix Air Control Valves 6-10. Test, adjust, and balance to within 10% of designed CFM.

Additional qualifications include recent experience (within past 3 years) of performing services of a comparable size, scope and complexity, as well as current and valid registration in System for Award Management (SAM), https://www.sam.gov)

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Qualified and interested vendors must complete the following information and email to VA Contracting Officer, Monica Gary, at monica.gary@va.gov A word version of this form is available on the Sources Sought Notice page on Contract Opportunities (BETA.SAM.gov).

In your reply, please provide the following:
Reference the FBO Sources Sought Notice number in all communication: 36C25920Q0605
Company Name and POC Details: _____________________
Company DUNS number: _______________
Company Size, as it relates to NAICS code 541380 Testing Laboratories ($16.5M annual revenue): Small Business / Other than Small Business  (select one)
Company Qualifications as described above. Include CETA certification (even if it is from the company you would use as a subcontractor). 
Company would use a subcontractor to perform services: YES, we would use a SUB / NO, we would be the PRIMARY (select one)
Company s Recent Experience of Similar Size, Scope and Complexity to what is described in the notice. This can be US Federal contracted experience or experience performing services in the commercial sector: __________________________________________________

Only written responses, to items 1 through 7 above, will be accepted at this stage. Do not submit additional documentation or attachments outside these requirements unless your company POC receives a direct request in writing by the Contract Specialist. Information is being gathered for market research purposes only. Industry exchanges are at the discretion of the Contract Specialist. This is not a request for quotes.

DISCLAIMER: This is a Request for Information (RFI) from industry in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 15.201(e) and on the requirement, that exists for the VA Medical Center(s) identified in this RFI. This is not a request for quote and not a contract. This announcement is not a request for proposals; therefore, responses to the RFI are not considered offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. 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. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI. No classified information should be included in the RFI response. Should you have concerns regarding this RFI you may request to contact the Contracting Office that will be assigned this requirement by emailing the sender of this RFI.
Questions must be addressed in writing to the Contract Specialist. Requests for VA-business sensitive information, to include VA budget information, VA acquisition planning information, acquisition methods, strategies and set-asides must be addressed via the VA FOIA process: https://www.va.gov/foia/
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