36C26220Q1257 – Sources Sought – 4130–NEW Requirement /691-20-4-5065-0195 AIR FILTRATION Products (VA-20-00082178)

Aug 4, 2020 | Sources Sought

SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE

THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) IS ISSUED SOLELY FOR INFORMATION AND PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION. THE SUBMISSION OF PRICING, CAPABILITIES FOR PLANNING PURPOSES, AND OTHER MARKET INFORMATION IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED AND ALLOWED UNDER THIS RFI IN ACCORDANCE WITH (IAW) FAR 15.201(e).
DISCLAIMER
This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked as proprietary will be handled accordingly. IAW FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI.
This is NOT a solicitation announcement. This is a sources sought/RFI only. The purpose of this sources sought/RFI is to gain knowledge of potential qualified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) or Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) under NAICS 333415. Responses to this sources sought will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. After review of the responses to this source sought, a solicitation announcement may be published. Responses to this sources sought synopsis are not considered adequate responses for a solicitation announcement.

SOURCES SOUGHT DESCRIPTION
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 22, VA Long Beach Healthcare System, is seeking sources that can provide Institutional Box-Air Filtering System-Metal Construction -U.L. Class 1, for the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (Sepulveda) that at a minimum meets the following characteristics:

Item-Product Characteristics
ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION QUANTITY UNIT
OR STOCK NO.
vma904 1. VMA Filters 24 x 24 x 12 181 EA

vma903 2. 12 x 24 x 12 VMA filters 58 EA

vmb803 3. 12 x 24 x 12 VMB filters 49 EA

vmb815 4. 20 x 24 x 12 VMB filters 6 EA

Salient Characteristics:
Institutional Box-Air Filtering System-Metal Construction -U.L. Class 1
Must be designed for VAV Systems (see filter sizes above)
Ultrafine Water-Resistant Media
Antimicrobial Treated
High Temperature Application Suitability

The information identified above is intended to be descriptive, not restrictive and to indicate the quality of the supplies/services that will be satisfactory. It is the responsibility of the interested source to demonstrate to the government that the interested parties can provide the supplies/services that fulfill the required specifications.
If you are interested and can provide the sought-out supplies/services, please provide the requested information indicated below. Response to this notice should include company name, address, point of contact, DUNS number, and size of business pursuant to the following questions:
Please indicate the size status and representations of your business, such as but not limited to: Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), Hubzone, Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Large Business, etc.)

Is your company considered small under the NAICS code identified under this RFI? If not, is your company considered small under a related NAICS code?

Are you the manufacturer or distributor of the items being referenced above (or equivalent product/solution)? What is the manufacturing country of origin of these items?

If you are a large business, do you have any designated distributors? If so, please provide their company name, telephone, point of Contact and size status (if available).

If you re a small business and you are an authorized distributor/reseller for the items identified above (or an equivalent solution), do you alter; assemble; modify; the items requested in any way? If you do, state how and what is altered; assembled; modified?

Does your company have an FSS contract with GSA or the NAC or are you a contract holder with NASA SEWP or any other federal contract? If so, please provide the contract type and number.

If you are an FSS GSA/NAC or NASA SEWP contract holder or other federal contract holder, are the referenced items/solutions you are providing information for available on your schedule/contract?

Please provide general pricing of your products/solution for market research purposes.

Please submit your capabilities in regard to the salient characteristics being provided and any information pertaining to brand name or equal to items to establish capabilities for planning purposes.
No re-manufactures or gray market items will be acceptable. Vendor shall be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), authorized dealer, authorized distributor or authorized reseller verified by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM.
SUBMISSION
Responses to this notice shall be submitted via email to jennifer.tisdale@va.gov. Telephone responses shall not be accepted. Responses must be received no later than August 06, 2020 at 13:00 PST, (Pacific Standard Time). If a solicitation is issued it shall be announced at a later date, and all interested parties must respond to that solicitation announcement separately from the responses to this request for information. Responses to this notice are not a request to be added to a prospective bidders list or to receive a copy of the solicitation.

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