36C25920Q0657 – Combined Synopsis/Solicitation – 6525–SonoSite Edge II Ultrasound System 36C25920Q0657

Sep 2, 2020 | SDVOSB Set-Asides

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The purpose of this amendment is to change 52.212-2, Evaluation–Commercial Items
ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-2 EVALUATION COMMERCIAL ITEMS:

Section (ix) Technical Capability –

To read to respond yes to all Three (3) questions, their quote will be determined technically unacceptable and ineligible for award.
An updated solicitation to reflect the above changes is below.
All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.
Request for Quote (RFQ) #: 36C25920Q0657-1
Portable Ultrasound Equipment or equal

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 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. The Government reserves the right to make no award from this solicitation.
* The deadline for all questions is 4:00pm EST, September 3rd, 2020
All questions must be submitted in writing no later than the question cut-off date marked above. All questions will be answered officially through an amendment to the solicitation.

*Quotes are to be provided to Lisa.thompson10@va.gov no later than 4:00pm MST Wednesday September 9th, 2020.
Quotes shall not be hand carried. Faxed quotes shall not be accepted. Emailed quotes are the only method of submitted quotes (4MB size limitation per email). The Government reserves the right to make award solely on initial Quotes received. Offerors bear the burden of ensuring that all portions of the offer (and any authorized amendments) reach the designated office before the deadline specified in the solicitation. This RFQ shall be completed in its entirety, and signed and dated, failure shall not be considered for award.

This is a Request for Quote (RFQ) and the solicitation number is 36C25920Q0657-1. The government anticipates awarding a firm-fixed price contract resulting from this solicitation.

This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2020-08 effective date August 13, 2020.

The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334510
Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing with a small business size standard of 1250 employees. This solicitation is a 100% set-aside for service-disabled veteran-owned small business (SDVOSB) concerns.

**SDVOSB offerors need to clearly read FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items and 52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial Items, listed in this solicitation. Offerors must respond yes to all three (3) questions below to be considered a nonmanufacturer**

[  ] yes [  ] no – Does not exceed 500 employees; (334510) 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
List of Line Items;

ITEM #
DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES
QTY
UNIT
UNIT PRICE
AMOUNT
0001
Description: SonoSite Edge II Portable Ultrasound Equipment
Manufacturer Part No: L21822
1
EA

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0002
Description: SonoSite Edge II Color Application Package
Manufacturer Part No: P21593
1
EA

_____________

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0003
Description: DICOM (Print, Store, Worklist, MPPS, Storage Commit)
Manufacturer Part No: P21600
1
EA

_____________

_____________
0004
Description: HFL38xi / 13-6 MHz transducer Biopsy Compatible
Manufacturer Part No: P20311
1
EA

_____________

_____________
0005
Description: rC60xi / 5-2 MHz transducer Biopsy Compatible
Manufacturer Part No: P21070
1
EA

_____________

_____________
0006
Description: L25X / 13-6 MHZ Transducer Transverse Biopsy Compatible
Manufacturer Part No: P07691
1
EA

_____________

_____________
0007
Description: Power Pack
Manufacturer Part No: L13559
1
EA

_____________

_____________
0008
Description: Edge Stand
Manufacturer Part No: L15800
1
EA

_____________

_____________
0009
Description: 2.4GHZ, 5GHZ FIPS Wireless Security
Manufacturer Part No: P24598
1
EA

_____________

_____________
0010
Description: SonoSite EDGE II Ultrasound System User Guide English
Manufacturer Part No: P20516
1
EA

_____________

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0011
Description: SonoSite EDGE II Ultrasound System Service Manual
Manufacturer Part No: P21828
1
Included

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0012
Description: Triple Transducer Connect (TTC) w/ quick disconnect
Manufacturer Part No: P16535
1
Included

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0013
Description: Training from SonoSite Institute for Point of care Ultrasound with Exclusive access to over 100 hours of education including courses, videos, webinars, quizzes, certificates and additional resources. Accessible via desktop, tablet or phone
1
Included

GRAND TOTAL

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Delivery and acceptance is to be F.O.B Destination (FAR 52.247-34) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located at Jack C Montgomery VA Medical Center 1011 Honor Heights Dr. Muskogee, OK 74401-1318.

52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors–Commercial Items
ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS COMMERCIAL

Gray market items are Original Equipment Manufacturer s (OEM) goods sold through unauthorized channels in direct competition with authorized distributors. This procurement is for new OEM medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e. replacement parts) for VA Medical Centers.  No remanufactures or gray market items will be acceptable.

Offeror shall be an OEM, authorized dealer, authorized distributor or authorized reseller for the proposed medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e. replacement parts), verified by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM, such that the OEM s warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM.  All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions.

The delivery of gray market items to the VA in the fulfillment of an order/award constitutes a breach of contract.  Accordingly, the VA reserves the right enforce any of its contractual remedies. This includes termination of the contract or, solely at the VA s election, allowing the Vendor to replace, at no cost to the Government, any remanufactured or gray market item(s) delivered to a VA medical facility upon discovery of such items.

Any award made as a result of this solicitation will be made on an All or Nothing Basis.

State if quoted items are available and priced through offerors existing Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract, or VA-wide Acquisition Contract.

If the acquisition is set-aside for SDVOSBs/VOSBs, their socioeconomic status must be VIP verified and visible in the VA Vendor Information Pages (VIP): https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/ at the time of quote submission AND award, or will be considered non-responsive, and will NOT be considered for award.

Offerors are warned against contacting any VA personnel other than the Contracting Officer and Contract Specialist prior to placement of any award made resulting from this RFQ. If such contact occurs and found to be prejudicial to competing contactors, the offeror making such contact may be excluded from award considerations.

All proprietary information shall be clearly and properly marked. If the Offeror submits annexes, documentation, attachments or the like, not specifically required by this solicitation, such will count against the Offeror s page limitations unless otherwise indicated in the specific volume instructions below.

All information shall be confined to the appropriate file. The offeror shall confine submissions to essential matters, sufficient to define the quote and provide an adequate basis for evaluation. Offerors are responsible for including sufficient details, in a concise manner, to permit a complete and accurate evaluation of each quote.

Submission of quote shall include the following volumes: (I) Technical Capability and (II) Price

Volume I – Technical Capability
1. The offeror shall submit responses to the following questions regarding nonmanufacturer qualifying status:

[ ] yes [ ] no – Does not exceed 500 employees; (your appropriate NAICS) 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

Volume II Price
2. Price – The offeror shall complete the pricing schedule provided in Section (v) above: Price/Cost Schedule.

(End of Addendum to 52.212-1)

52.212-2, Evaluation–Commercial Items
ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-2 EVALUATION COMMERCIAL ITEMS:

This is FAR Part 13 acquisition utilizing Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) procedures. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government considering price and other factors. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:

Technical Capability

1. The Government will evaluate the responses an SDVOSB offeror provides to the four (4) questions stated in FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors, to verify an SDVOSB s nonmanufacturer qualifying status. If an SDVOSB fails to respond yes to all Three (3) questions, their quote will be determined technically unacceptable and ineligible for award

2 Price The Government will evaluate offers by adding all line item prices – the Total of All CLINS will be that sum. The Government may use various price analysis techniques and procedures to make a price reasonableness determination. Offers that do not meet the technical capability requirements of the Statement of Work shall not be selected regardless of price.

(b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).

(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer s specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.

(End of Addendum to 52.212-2)

Offerors are advised to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items, with the offer.

52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions–Commercial Items applies to this acquisition

52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders–Commercial Items (JUL 2020)

FAR 52.212-5 applies to this acquisition with the following FAR clauses incorporated by reference;

FAR 52.204-10
Reporting Executive Compensation & First-Tier Subcontract Awards (JUN 2020) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note)
FAR 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)
FAR 52.219-28
Post Award Small Business Program Representation (MAY 2020) (15 U.S.C 632(a)(2))
FAR 52.219-33
Nonmanufacturer Rule (MAR 2020)
FAR 52.222-3
Convict Labor (JUN 2003) (E.O. 11755)
FAR 52.222-19
Child Labor Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (JAN 2020) (E.O. 13126)
FAR 52.222-21
Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015)
FAR 52.222-26
Equal Opportunity (SEP 2016) (E.O. 11246)
FAR 52.222-35
Equal Opportunity for Veterans (JUN 2020) (38 U.S.C. 4212)
FAR 52.222-36
Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUN 2020) (29 U.S.C. 793)
FAR 52.222-37
Employment Reports on Veterans (JUN 2020) (38 U.S.C. 4212)
FAR 52.222-50
Combating Trafficking in Persons (JAN 2019) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627)
FAR 52.223-18
Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (JUN 2020) (E.O. 13513)
FAR 52.225-3
Buy American–Free Trade Agreements–Israeli Trade Act (MAY 2014) [If $25K – $182K]
FAR 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)
FAR 52.232-33
Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management (Jul 2018) (31 U.S.C. 3332)

Additional contract requirements or terms and conditions:

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/

The following FAR clauses are incorporated by reference:

FAR 52.204-13
System for Award Management Maintenance (OCT 2018)
FAR 52.204-18
Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (JUL 2016)
FAR 52.209-11
Representation by Corporations Regarding Delinquent Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under any Federal Law, in all solicitations. (Feb 2020)
FAR 52.219-6
Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (DEVIATION 2019-01)
FAR 52.232-40
Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013)

The following VAAR clauses are to be incorporated by reference:

VAAR 852.203-70
Commercial Advertising (NOV 2008)
VAAR 852.211-70
Service Data Manuals, (NOV 1984)
VAAR 852.212-71
Gray Market Items (APR 2020)
VAAR 852.212-72
Gray Market and Counterfeit Items (MAR 2020)
VAAR 852.219-10
VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (JUL 2019 Deviation)
VAAR 852.219-74
Limitations on Subcontracting Monitoring and Compliance (JUL 2018)
VAAR 852.232-72
Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (NOV 2012)
VAAR 852.246-71
Rejected Goods

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 (FAR)
http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/index.asp (VAAR)

The following FAR provisions are to be incorporated by reference:

FAR 52.204-7
System for Award Management (OCT 2018)
FAR 52.204-16
Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (JUL 2016)
FAR 52.214-21
Descriptive Literature (APR 2002)

The following VAAR provisions are to be incorporated by reference:

None

The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) does not apply.

Date and Time offers are due to Lisa.thompson10@va.gov by 4:00pm MST Wednesday September 9th, 2020.

Name and email of the individual to contact for information regarding the solicitation:
Lisa Thompson
Lisa.thompson10@va.gov

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