36C26122Q0965 – Sources Sought – 6540–Brand Name or Equal – ZEISS SL 800 Slit Lamp

Aug 6, 2022 | Sources Sought

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THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE ONLY
The purpose of this Sources Sought is to conduct market research to procure a Brand Name of Equal Zeiss SL 800 Slit Lamp for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.
This notice serves to survey the market to ascertain whether-or-not sources are capable of providing the requested supply/services. This notice allows potential contractors/vendors to submit a non-binding statement of interest and documentation demonstrating their capability. 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 and the 2017 Size Standard of 1000 employees. 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 are requested to respond to this notice but are required to respond to the official solicitation announcement in order to be awarded the contract.
Background: The Department of Veterans Affairs is seeking vendors who can provide a Brand Name of Equal Zeiss SL 800 Slit Lamp for the VA Palo Alto Health Care System per the attached draft Statement of Work (SOW). The vendors must demonstrate the ability to meet all requirements for this notice. See attached draft SOW.
INSTRUCTIONS:
RESPONSES MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
Company Name, Address, Point of Contact (POC) name, email address, and phone number

Business Size with Economic Status, and Unique Entity ID No.

(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) 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 you are a SDVOSB/VOSB, and this is solicited as SDVOSB/VOSB set-aside, are you able to comply with the following: VAAR 852.219-77. PLEASE SEE LINK BELOW.
Part 852 – Solicitation Provisions and Contract Clauses – Office of Acquisition and Logistics (OAL) (va.gov)

Capabilities Statement

Please indicate whether you hold a GSA Federal-Supply-Schedule contract that covers this type of request. If so, please provide the Schedule contract number.

Place of Manufacturing (this included leased equipment of where they are manufactured)

Authorized Distributorship Letter issued from the manufacturer (If applicable)
The attached SOW is a draft and is NOT finalized. If any portions are 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.
Response is due by Friday, 12, 2022, at 12:00 p.m. Pacific. Please submit e-mail responses to Mr. Dennis Salmonsen, Contract Specialist, at email address: dennis.salmonsen@va.gov. Please place Zeiss SL 800 Slit Lamp in the subject line of your email. This notice is to assist the VA in determining sources only.

NOTES: Issuance of this notice does not constitute any obligation whatsoever on the part of the Government to procure these supplies 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 Sources Sought notice.

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