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SOURCES SOUGHT DESCRIPTION
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VISN 22 Network Contracting Office, is seeking sources that can provide QuantiFERON TB Gold Plus Tubes supplies that at a minimum meets the following Statement of Work for the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System:

Estimated Period of Performance: 12/1/2021 11/30/2022

Statement of Work – QuantiFERON TB Gold Plus Tubes
Introduction
The purpose of this Statement of Work (SOW) is to outline the supplies needed and their purpose for the testing of TB within VISN 22.
Background
The VAGLAHS at 11301 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90073 is part of the Desert Pacific Healthcare Network (VISN 22), and is one of the most diversified tertiary health care providers in the VA. It is one of multiple sites within VISN 22 Pathology & Laboratory Medicine and will be responsible for the ordering of QuantiFERON supplies to all VISN22 laboratory sites. Please see the list below of sites that will be receiving products.

Scope
Under this task order, the contractor will independently provide support services to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Los Angeles, California. This includes providing the supplies needed to run the QuantiFERON TB testing at the Sepulveda Clinic at various locations.

Item #

Description/Part Number*
Qty
1
Quantiferon TB Gold Plus Tubes, 50 per kit ( 4 sets in each kit) PN: 622536
540

The locations listed below are most sites that can request the product, however additional locations may request product. This must have an open ship to, so we can send supplies as needed directly to the end user.
Locations
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System (VAGLAHS)
11301 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90073
VA Long Beach Healthcare System (VALBHS)
5901 East 7th St.
Long Beach, CA 90822

VA San Diego Healthcare System (VASDHS)
3550 La Jolla Village Dr.
San Diego, CA 92161
VA Loma Linda Healthcare System (VALLHS)
11202 Benton St.
Loma Linda, CA 92357

VA Northern Arizona Healthcare System (VANAHS)
500 Hwy 89N
Prescott, AZ 86313
VA Phoenix Healthcare System (VAPHS)
650 E. Indian School Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85012

VA Southern Arizona Healthcare System (VASAHS)
3601 A. 6th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85723
VA New Mexico Healthcare System (VANMHS)
1501 San Pedro SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108

Sepulveda Ambulatory Care Clinic (SACC)
16111 Plummer St.
North Hills, CA 91343
Bakersfield Community Based Outpatient Clinic
1801 Westwind Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Los Angeles Ambulatory Care Clinic (LAACC)
351 E. Temple St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Santa Maria Community Based Outpatient Clinic
1550 E. Main Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454

VA San Luis Obispo Clinic
1288 Morro St. Ste 200
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

This will be ordered on an as needed basis to other sites within the VISN.

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 state your company s DUNS number.
(9) Please submit your capabilities in regard to the SOW being provided and any information pertaining to services to establish capabilities for planning purposes?
*** Submissions addressing Section (9) should show clear, compelling and convincing*** evidence that all services meet all required SOW.
Responses to this notice shall be submitted via email to Clift.Domen@va.gov. Telephone responses shall not be accepted. Responses must be received no later than Tuesday, November 9th, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. PST. 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.