36C26221Q0009 – Sources Sought – 6550–Reagents, Supplies, and Consumables for Hemochron Signature Elite

Oct 2, 2020 | Sources Sought

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.
SOURCES SOUGHT DESCRIPTION
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 sources and their size classification relative to NAICS 325413 (size standard of 1,250 Employees). Responses to this sources sought will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. After review of the responses to this sources sought, a solicitation announcement may be published. Responses to this sources sought synopsis are not considered adequate responses for a solicitation announcement.

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VISN 22 Network Contracting Office, is seeking sources that can provide reagents, supplies and consumables to be used on existing Hemochron Signature Elite located at the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (VA Tucson). The products shall, at a minimum, meet the following salient characteristics with a brand name or equal product:

SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS:

All reagents, supplies, and consumables requested must comply with current test methodologies and Standard Operating Procedures and Policies in the Point of Care department.
All reagents, supplies, and consumables must be compatible with existing Hemochron Signature Elite instruments.
The use of the reagents, supplies, and consumables must not void the warranty on existing Hemochron Signature Elite instruments.
The vendor will provide the facility with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved reagents and any consumable parts necessary for analyzing/testing on all instruments.
The vendor must take orders and distribute all requested products in a timely manner to ensure there is not a delay in patient testing.

BRAND NAME INFORMATION:

Mfg
Part#
Description / Details
Est. Annual Qty.
WERFEN USA LLC
JACT-LR
ACT Low Range test cuvette Celite based activated
70
WERFEN USA LLC
DCJLR-A
Abnormal level vials – For use with Catalog No. JA
14
WERFEN USA LLC
DCJLR-N
Normal level vials For use with Catalog No. JACT L
14
WERFEN USA LLC
JACT+
ACT test cuvette Silica and kaolin based activated
40
WERFEN USA LLC
DCJACT-A
Abnormal level vials For use with Catalog No. JACT
14
WERFEN USA LLC
DCJACT-N
Normal level vials For use with Catalog No. JACT A
14

*The manufacturer is Instrumentation Laboratory.

PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE:

The period of performance shall be:

PERIOD
START DATE
END DATE
Base Year
1/1/2021
12/31/2021
Option Year 1
1/1/2022
12/31/2022
Option Year 2
1/1/2023
12/31/2023
Option Year 3
1/1/2024
12/31/2024
Option Year 4
1/1/2025
12/31/2025

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 are capable of providing the sought-out supplies/services, please provide the requested information as well as the information indicated below. Response to this notice should include company name, address, point of contact, size of business pursuant to the following questions:
(1) 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.
(2) Is your company considered small under the NAICS code identified under this RFI?
(3) 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?
(4) If you re a small business and you are an authorized distributor/reseller for the items identified above (or equivalent product/solution), do you alter; assemble; modify; the items requested in any way? If you do, state how and what is altered; assembled; modified?
(5) 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.
(6) If you are an FSS GSA/NAC or NASA SEWP contract holder or other federal contract holder, are the referenced items/solutions available on your schedule/contract?
(7) Please provide general pricing for your products/solutions for market research purposes.
(8) Please submit your capabilities in regard to the salient characteristics/statement of work being provided and any information pertaining to equal to items to establish capabilities for planning purposes.
(9) Please provide your DUNS number.
*** Submissions addressing Section (8) should show clear, compelling and convincing*** evidence that all equal to items” meet all required salient characteristics.
Responses to this notice shall be submitted via email to Samuel.Han@va.gov. Telephone responses shall not be accepted. Responses must be received no later than Wednesday, October 7, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. PDT. 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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