Subject: Sources Sought, Reliance Model 7900 Instrument Stand/Console and Kowa HA-2 Hand Held Applanation Tonometer or equal for VA Southern Nevada Healthcare System (VASNHS), Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
The purpose of this sources sought is to conduct market research to support the procurement of Reliance Model 7900 Instrument Stand/Console and Kowa HA-2 Hand Held Applanation Tonometer for VASNHS. This notice serves to survey the market in an attempt to ascertain whether or not sources are capable of providing the requested supplies/service. This notice allows potential contractors/vendors to submit a non-binding statement of interest and documentation demonstrating their capability. The sources sought effort is intended to assess industry capabilities and develop/support the intended direction of acquisition planning. The Network Contracting Office (NCO 21) is requesting responses from qualified business concerns; the qualifying NAICS code for this effort is 339112 Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing.
This sources sought is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and their size classifications (Service Disabled/Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB/VOSB), Hub zone, 8(a), small, small disadvantaged, woman owned small business, or large business) relative to NAICS 339112 . Responses to this notice, will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. After review of the responses to this notice, a solicitation announcement may be published. Responses to this notice are not considered adequate responses to any corresponding solicitation announcement. All interested offerors will have to respond to the solicitation announcement in addition to responding to this notice.
Background: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has identified the Reliance Model 7900 Instrument Stand/Console and Kowa HA-2 Hand Held Applanation Tonometer or equal as candidate items will be used to provide in-house veteran care and will be used daily to examine every patient. . The vendors must demonstrate the ability to meet all requirements for this notice.
MINIMUM TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Brand name or equal to:
Reliance Model 7900 Ophthalmic Instrument Stand
Must have an adjustable and counterbalanced slit lamp arm
Must have a switch on the slit lamp arm to raise and lower the exam chair
Must have an adjustable upper refractor arm
Must have an adjustable third instrument arm
Must have an adjustable monitor arm
Must have backlit membrane switches to control chart projector, overhead lamp, and exam chair height.
Must have an instrument charging console with at least three wells
Must be in pearl color to complement existing exam equipment
Kowa HA-2 Hand Held Applanation Tonometer
Compact and lightweight for easy handling with one hand
Direct reading. Requires no conversion table to change the readings
Includes accessories such as adjustable head rest and interchangeable eyepiece/parts
Submit a brief description, two-three (2-3) pages (including cover letter) that demonstrates how your company can provide the requested supplies and/or services. Provide authorized distributor memo from the manufacturer on the manufacturer letterhead dated within sixty (60) days for submission. Include past experience in providing this system to the VA, other Government (Federal or State) agency, or for a private facility. Please specify your availability and your address. The above salient characteristics are a draft, and are NOT finalized. If any portions seem unclear, prohibited, and/or you are unsure about the draft description of the requirement please list your comments and/or concerns in your response so they can be addressed. PLEASE INDICATE WHETHER YOU HOLD A GSA FEDERAL-SUPPLY SCHEDULE CONTRACT THAT COVERS THESE SUPPLIES AND/OR SERVICES AND; IF SO, THE CONTRACT NUMBER. Provide BUSINESS SIZE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS; (a) Indicate whether your business is large or small (b) If small, indicate if your firm qualifies as a small, emerging business, or small disadvantages business (c) If disadvantages, specify under which disadvantaged group and if your firm is certified under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (d) Indicate if your firm is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) (e) Include the DUNS number of your firm. (f) State whether your firm is registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) at http://www.sam.gov and/or the VetBiz Registry at http://vip.vetbiz.gov. If not, please NOTE that any future solicitation could only be awarded to a contractor who is registered in SAM and to receive award based on VOSB or SDVOSB status you must be registered in the VetBiz Registry (g) link to the respondent s General Services Administration (GSA) schedule, or attached file of same, if applicable (h) citation of any current or past customers (i.e., within the past two (2) years) to include contract number, point of contact telephone number or e-mail address; and (i) other material relevant to establishing core competencies of the firm.
Response is due by 23:59 hours, Monday, August 31, 2020. Please submit e-mail responses to John Dianala, Contract Specialist, at email address: email@example.com. Your response should include a STATEMENT OF CAPABLILITY, GSA SCHEDULE INFORMATION, PROOF OF AUTHORIZED DISTRIBUTOR/DEALER, DUNS#, BUSINESS SIZE, AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS information as explained above. Please place Attention: 593-20-3-136-0287 – Optometry Equipment – LV in the subject line of your email. This notice is to assist the VA in determining sources only.
Issuance of this notice does not constitute any obligation whatsoever on the part of the Government to procure this equipment and/or services, or to issue a solicitation, nor to notify respondents of the results of this notice. No solicitation documents exists at this time; however, in the event the acquisition strategy demonstrates that GSA is a viable option for procuring a solution, the RFQ shall be posted to GSA eBuy where only those firms who currently hold a GSA Schedule with the applicable SIN will be able to respond. The Department of Veterans Affairs is neither seeking quotes nor accepting unsolicited quotes, and responses to this notice cannot be accepted as offers. Any information the vendor considers proprietary should be clearly marked as such. The U.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this RFI.