THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) 36C26222Q0120 -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).

SOURCES SOUGHT DESCRIPTION
This is NOT a solicitation announcement. This is a source sought/RFI for market research only. The purpose of this source sought/RFI is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and their size classification relative to NAICS 336999 (size standard is 1,000 Employees). Responses to this source 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 source 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 Passenger and electric shuttle that at a minimum meets the following salient characteristics in the Statement of Work for the VA San Diego Healthcare System:

Line Item
Description/Part Number
Quantity
Unit
Unit Price
Amount
0001
Electric GOLF CARTS with the capacity to transport 8 passengers Model # GC-8P or Equal To, to include components/options refer back to Salient Characteristics.
4
EA
 
 
0002
Electric ADA Capable GOLF CARTS CAPABLE of transporting 15 Model #ETB-15PADA or Equal To, to include components/options refer back to Salient Characteristics.
2
EA
 
 

TOTAL
 

Include shipping cost on the items price.
Vendor Requirements:
Period of Performance is 90 Days After Receipt of Order.
Vendor shall quote all items under this requirement.
Vendor shall meet the Salient Characteristics.
Vendor shall respond questions 1 through 8 of the Request of Information (RFI), see below.
Vendor must provide the product literature.

Salient Characteristics
For
Golf Carts

The VA San Diego has a requirement for the following equipment:
Four electric GOLF CARTS with the capacity to transport maximum of 8 passengers. MODEL # GC-8P or Equal To.
Two electric ADA Capable GOLF CARTS CAPABLE of transporting maximum 15 passengers. MODEL # ETB-15PADA or Equal To.

SALIENT CHARACTERISTICS
Salient Characteristics: Unit #1 Eight Passenger GOLF CARTS – Model # GC-8P or Equal To.
Unit must have four seats with seatbelts installed for safety reasons.
Units must be equipped with head lights for safety reasons
Must have taillights for safety reasons.
Must have blinkers safety reasons.
Must have back up alarm for safety reasons.
Must have parking brake for safety reasons.
Must have a horn for safety reasons.
Must have a side view and rear-view mirrors for safety reasons.
Units must have an onboard charging system
Must have AS1 Tempered DOT Certified Glass
Must have automatic windshield wiper
Must have forward and reverse switch
Must have a backup alarm
Must have a battery indicator
Must include wheelchair ramp, wheelchair ramp lighting, wheelchair tiedown floor mounts, wheelchair tiedowns four (4) straps, ambulatory barriers and tie down storage box.
Must be new, no refurbished products will be accepted
Must have running boards for easy to assist with boarding for safety reasons.
Must have soft rollup enclosures for inclement weather.
Must Battery Water System to maintain safe battery water levels at one time.
Must have an upgraded Motor, maximum 5.5 hp for heavy loads and uphill transits.

Salient Characteristics: Unit #2 Fifteen Passenger ADA GOLF CARTS – MODEL # ETB-15PADA or Equal To.
Unit must have three seats with seatbelts installed for safety reasons.
Units must be equipped with head lights for safety reasons.
Must have taillights for safety reasons.
Must have blinkers for safety reasons.
Must have back up alarm for safety reasons.
Must have parking brake for safety reasons.
Must have a horn and side view and rear-view mirrors for safety reasons.
Units must have an onboard charging system.
Must be new, no refurbished products will be accepted.
Must have automatic windshield wiper for safety reasons.
Must have forward and reverse switch for safety reasons.
Must have a backup alarm for safety reasons.
Must have a battery indicator for safety reasons.
Must include wheelchair ramp, wheelchair ramp lighting, wheelchair tiedown floor mounts, wheelchair tiedowns four (4) straps, ambulatory barriers and tie down storage box.
Must be new, no refurbished products will be accepted
Must have running boards to assist with easy boarding for safety reasons.
Must have soft rollup enclosures for inclement weather.
Must Battery Water System to maintain safe battery water levels at one time.
Must have an upgraded Motor, maximum 5.5 hp for heavy loads and uphill transits.

Period of Performance:
Days After Receipt of Order

Delivery:
The vendor must coordinate with the VA Point of Contact to Schedule delivery.
The vendor must clearly tag and label the units with the Purchase order (PO) number.

Warranty:
The units shall come with a minimum 3- year manufacturer s warranty covering labor and parts of the manufacturing defects.

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 indicates 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), Hub zone, 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 being provided and any information pertaining to equal to items to establish capabilities for planning purposes?
*** 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 Mayra.Barbosa@va.gov. Telephone responses shall not be accepted. Responses must be received no later than 17 November 2021 at 11:00 AM 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. Please reference 36C26222Q0120, Passenger and electric shuttle.