36C25920Q0728 – Combined Synopsis/Solicitation – 6515–(C2)(660) Supply SPS Pan/Rigid Sterilization Container Request (VA-20-00070913)

Sep 23, 2020 | SDVOSB Set-Asides

The purpose of this amendment is to add the manufacturer s name to each line item, remove the size dimensions from each line item description, and remove line item 0032 from the solicitation.

The manufacturer s name of AESCULAP has been added to line items 0001-0031.

Due to inconsistencies within the line item description for the size dimensions, they have been removed. The manufacturer s name and part number of the Brand Name Item provides this information on their catalog site referenced below:

https://www.aesculapusa.com/content/dam/aesculap-us/us/website/aesculap-inc/healthcareprofessionals/or-soultions/pdfs/DOC132-Rev%20F-SterilContainer-System-Catalog.pdf

Line item 0032 is hereby removed from the solicitation.
The solicitation closing date is September 24, 2020 at 2:00pm MT.
This remains a Brand Name or Equal requirement
All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.
Request for Quote (RFQ) #: 36C25920Q0728
SPS Pan/Rigid Sterilization Container

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 2:00pm MT, September 23rd, 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 2:00pm MT September 24th, 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 36C25920Q0728. 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 339112 with a small business size standard of 1000 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 four (4) questions below to be considered a nonmanufacturer**

[  ] yes [  ] no – Does not exceed 500 employees; (339112) 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.

List of Line Items:

ITEM #
DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES
QTY
UNIT
UNIT PRICE
AMOUNT
0001
BOTTOM FOR 1/1 CONTAINER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK440

65

EA

_____________

_____________
0002
BOTTOM FOR 1/1 CONTAINER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK441

66

EA

_____________

_____________
0003
BOTTOM FOR 1/1 CONTAINER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK442

11

EA

_____________

_____________
0004
BOTTOM FOR 1/1 CONTAINER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK444

23

EA

_____________

_____________
0005
FULL-SIZE LID W/RETENTION PLATE SILVER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK489

165

EA

_____________

_____________
0006
1/1 SIZE PERF BASKET
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JF221R
2
EA

_____________

_____________
0007
1/1 SIZE PERF BASKET
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JF222R
2
EA

_____________

_____________
0008
1/1 SIZE PERF BASKET
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JF223R
65
EA

_____________

_____________
0009
1/1 SIZE PERF BASKET
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JF224R
96
EA

_____________

_____________
0010
ENDORACK W/BASKET HOLDS 14 INSTRUMENTS
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # MD378
2
EA

_____________

_____________
0011
BOTTOM FOR 3/4 CONTAINER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK740
13
EA

_____________

_____________
0012
BOTTOM FOR 3/4 CONTAINER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK741
173

EA

_____________

_____________
0013
BOTTOM FOR 3/4 CONTAINER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK742
13

EA

_____________

_____________
0014
3/4-SIZE LID W/RETENTION PLATE SILVER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK789
199

EA

_____________

_____________
0015
3/4 SIZE PERF BASKET
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JF253R
13

EA

_____________

_____________
0016
3/4 SIZE PERF BASKET
Manufacturer Part # JF254R
186

EA

_____________

_____________
0017
BOTTOM FOR 1/2 CONTAINER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK340
108

EA

_____________

_____________
0018
BOTTOM FOR 1/2 CONTAINER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK341
10

EA

_____________

_____________
0019
BOTTOM FOR 1/2 CONTAINER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK342
5

EA

_____________

_____________
0020
1/2-SIZE LID W/RETENTION PLATE SILVER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK389
123

EA

_____________

_____________
0021
1/2 SIZE PERF BASKET
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JF113R
108

EA

_____________

_____________
0022
1/2 SIZE PERF BASKET
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JF114R
15

EA

_____________

_____________
0023
BOTTOM F/MINI CONTAINER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK188
71

EA

_____________

_____________
0024
MINI-SIZE PERF BASKETW/LID
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JF159R
71

EA

_____________

_____________
0025
MINI-SIZE LID W/RETENTION PLATE SILVER
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK174
71

EA

_____________

_____________
0026
EXTRA LONG MINI CONTAINER BOTTOM ANODIZ
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JN021
5

EA

_____________

_____________
0027
EXTRA LONG MINI CONTAINER LID ANODIZED
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JK020
5

EA

_____________

_____________
0028
SCOPE TRAY WITH LID
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JF435R
5

EA

_____________

_____________
0029
SCOPE HOLDING CLAMP FOR RIGID SCOPES
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JG367
7

EA

_____________

_____________
0030
SILICON SUPPORT FOR RIGID SCOPES
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JG368
7

EA

_____________

_____________
0031
IDENTIFICATION LABEL BLACK
Manufacturer Name: AESCULAP
Manufacturer Part # JG790U
563

EA

_____________

_____________

GRAND TOTAL

_____________

Delivery and acceptance is to be F.O.B Destination (FAR 52.247-34) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located at Salt Lake City VAMC at 500 Foothill Drive Salt Lake City UT 84148-0001.

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.

Offerors providing an or equal product(s) must adhere to the terms in FAR 52.211-6. If an item in this solicitation is identified as brand name or equal, the purchase description reflects the characteristics and level of quality that will satisfy the Government s needs. The salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics that equal products must meet are specified in the solicitation. To be considered for award, offers of equal products, including equal products of the brand name manufacturer, must
Meet the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation;
Clearly identify the item by-
Brand name, if any and
Make or model number,
Include descriptive literature such as illustrations, drawings, or a clear reference to previously furnished descriptive data or information available to the Contracting Officer; and
Clearly describe any modification the offeror plans to make in a product to make it conform to the solicitation requirements. Mark any descriptive material to clearly show the modification.
The contracting officer will evaluate equal products on the basis of information furnished by the offeror or identified in the offer and reasonably available to the contracting officer. The Contracting Officer is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer. Unless the offeror clearly indicates in its offer that the product being offered is an equal product, the offeror shall provide the brand name product referenced in the solicitation

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 specifications, cut sheets, or brochures confirming the equal products, including equal products of the brand name manufacturer submitted, meets the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation. The product(s) quoted must be identified by brand name, if any, and make or model number.

2. 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

[ ] 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.

Volume II Price

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 equal products on the basis of information furnished by the offeror or identified in the offer. The Government is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer. The product(s) quoted is determined technically acceptable provided it meets the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic of the product(s) specified in this solicitation.

2. 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 four (4) questions, their quote will be determined technically unacceptable and ineligible for award.

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 52.225-13
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 52.227-19
Commercial Computer Software-Restricted Rights (DEC 2007)
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 52.211-6
Brand Name or Equal (AUG 1999)
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 2:00pm MT September 24th, 2020.

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

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