36C26320Q0648 – Sources Sought – 6640–Powerlab Data Acquisition System (VA-20-00070449)

Jul 31, 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).

No solicitation document is available at this time; this notice is to acquire information only.

PLEASE PROVIDE ALL RESPONSE TO THE CONTRACT SPECIALIST NO LATER THAN 15:30 CST
6 AUGUST 2020

52.215-3 — Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes (Oct 1997)
(a) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this solicitation or to otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as provided in subsection 31.205-18, Bid and proposal costs, of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
(b) Although proposal and offeror are used in this Request for Information, your response will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal.
(c) This sources sought is issued for the purpose of conducting market research to identify vendors that are capable and qualified to provide prescription eyeglasses
If your firm is a Service-Disabled Veteran Owned or Veteran Owned Small Business, you must be CERTIFIED in VetBiz (see internet site: http://vip.vetbiz.gov).

Mark your responses as Proprietary Information if the information is considered business sensitive.

Prospective Contractors are reminded that in accordance with FAR Subpart 4.11 they shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database and shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications in SAM prior to award of a contract. SAM is located at http://www.sam.gov and consolidated the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. There is NO cost to use SAM.

The intended contract period is 30 days ARO.

Description & Salient Characteristics:
PowerLabs are portable USB data acquisition devices. This unit provides a maximum sampling rate of 200kHz per channel while providing superior external noise reduction, low internal noise, minimal signal drift, and high CMRR (common-mode rejection ratio) inputs. These are important parameters as even subtle signal degradation will significantly reduce the quality of data produced.
The investigator currently uses a PowerLab unit with smaller capacity that has performed extremely well. Laboratory personnel is familiar with the unit and, importantly, the software required for operation. As such, retraining of personnel is not required and data loss due to operator error will be minimized.
PowerLab units have provided reliable operation for a large number of investigators resulting in over 20,000 research papers in peer reviewed journals.
The FE117 BP Amp is a galvanically-isolated (certified safe for human connection, CF certified), software-controlled amplifier for use with standard sterile, disposable blood pressure transducers. The unit is preset to measure pressure (mmHg) with the supplied pressure transducer (MLT0670). A MLAC05 Cable and MLT0670 Disposable BP
Transducer (stopcock) is supplied with the unit.
The MLAC05 adapter cable (3.9 m) is used for connecting the MLT0670 Disposable BP Transducer (stopcock) to the FE117 BP Amp.
The MLT0699 is a disposable blood pressure transducer designed for direct measurement of arterial and venous pressure (-50 to +300 mmHg) in animals. Can be used with any comparable Bridge Amps with a MLAC06 Adapter Cable. For animal use only.
The PowerLab 8/35 data acquisition system is an 8 channel, 16 bit resolution recorder with programmable gain, four general-purpose BNC analog inputs, four optional single-ended (BNC)/differential (Pod port) analog inputs, two independent stimulator outputs, an external trigger input and signal triggering. The unit also features a wide
range of low-pass filters, AC or DC coupling and digital inputs and outputs for external instrument control. The PowerLab uses a high-speed USB 2.0 interface for connection to Windows and Mac OS computers with a maximum throughput of 400 000 samples/s. Includes LabChart software.

Responses to this notice must include the following information:

Company Name:
Company Address:
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Company NAICS Code(s):
Point of Contact Name:
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Business Size/Type: (Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) only)
If your company has worked with the VA or any other Federal Government agency
A description of your company s experience with providing prescription eyeglasses.

Any questions should be addressed to the Contract Specialist, in writing, at the email address provided. This is a request for information only, answers to questions will not be posted. If your organization has the capability to provide these items and is interested, please respond to Robert Johnson, Contract Specialist, Network 23 Contracting Office (NCO23), via e-mail at robert.johnson3@va.gov.

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