Request for Quote (RFQ) #: 36C25920Q0730 (replaces previously posted 36C25920Q0684)
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 12:00pm MT, Wednesday, September 9, 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 Loretta.Schmidt@va.gov no later than 12:00pm MT, Friday, September 11, 2020. Quotes shall not be hand carried. Faxed quotes shall not be accepted. Emailed quotes are the only method of submitted quotes (4MB email limit). 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. 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 FACÃ‚Â 2020-08Ã‚Â EffectiveÃ‚Â AugustÃ‚Â 13,Ã‚Â 2020
The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334510 with a small business size standard of 1250 Employees. This solicitation is a 100% set-aside Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business
List of Line Items;
DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES
1506013-CC,RAYSAFE X2 PRESTIGE R/F, MAM, CT, LIGHT, MAS
MFR Item 5080633
1252060,X2 SURVEY SENSOR
Mfr Item 4673386
Description of Requirements for the items to be acquired (salient characteristics);
Brand Name or Equal to RaySafe X2 Prestige System
Delivery and acceptance is to be F.O.B Destination (FAR 52.247-34) at the
Department of Veterans Affairs
Rocky Mountain Regional VAMC
1700 N Wheeling Street
Aurora CO 80045
52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors–Commercial
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.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â 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.Ã‚Â 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
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.
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 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.
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
FAR 52.212-5 applies to this acquisition with the following FAR clauses incorporated by reference;
Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (SEPT 2006), with Alternate I (OCT 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402)
Reporting Executive Compensation & First-Tier Subcontract Awards (OCT 2016) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note)
Protecting the Government s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (OCT 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note)
Utilization of Small Business Concerns (NOV 2016) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3));
Post Award Small Business Program Representation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C 632(a)(2))
Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755)
Child Labor Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (OCT 2016) (E.O. 13126)
Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015)
Equal Opportunity (SEP 2016) (E.O. 11246)
Equal Opportunity for Veterans (OCT 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212)
Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793)
Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212)
Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496)
Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627)
Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011)
FAR 52.225 5
Trade Agreements (OCT 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note)
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)
Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332)
Additional contract requirements or terms and conditions:
52.217-8, Option to Extend Services (Nov 1999)
The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 30 calendar days.
(End of clause)
52.217-9, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000)
(a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 30 calendar days; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 calendar days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension.
(b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause.
(c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 6 months.
(End of clause)
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):
The following FAR clauses are incorporated by reference:
The following VAAR clauses are to be incorporated by reference:
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):
The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) does not apply.
Loretta.Schmidt@va.gov no later than 12:00pm MT, Friday, September 11, 2020.
Name and email of the individual to contact for information regarding the solicitation: