Sources Sought – BRAND NAME Pulmonx Chartis System for the Omaha VA Health Care System

NAICS Code: 339112
Sources Sought Number: 36C26322Q0100
Notice Type: Sources Sought

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only; it is not a request for quotations or offers.

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 solicitation is issued for the purpose of: conducting market research to identify potential sources for a potential procurement of a BRAND NAME Pulmonx Chartis System as indicated below at the Omaha VA Healthcare System located at 4101 Woolworth Avenue, Omaha, NE 68105.
See attached item specifications
This is a request for information and sources only, which may or may not lead to a future solicitation. This is not a request for proposal (RFP). The VA will not pay for any information received resulting from this sources sought notice. Information should be forwarded to the Contract Specialist. Any questions should be addressed to the Contract Specialist, in writing, at the email address provided. Because this is a request for information only, answers to questions will not be posted. If your organization has the capability to provide these supplies/services and is interested in this opportunity, please respond to Traci Johannes, Contract Specialist, Network 23 Contracting Office (NCO23), 4801 Veterans Drive St. Cloud, MN 56303 or via e-mail at traci.johannes@va.gov.
Please address the following in your responses:
Point of contact, DUNS Number, complete mailing address, telephone number, and email address for your company/entity.
Socioeconomic status of your company/entity.
If applicable – GSA/FSS/ECAT/NASA SEWP contract number that these products or services are available under.
Product information/specifications of the systems that you can provide that meet the requirements of the DRAFT Specification-Statement of Work.
Proof of Authorized Distributorship for any product that is not manufactured by your company/entity. **Please note that the government will not accept any gray market items.
Manufacture Information of the product that your company/entity can provide to include: Manufacturer Name, Address, and DUNS Number.

852.212-72 Gray Market and Counterfeit Items (MAR 2020) (DEVIATION)
GRAY MARKET AND COUNTERFEIT ITEMS (MAR 2020)
No used, refurbished, or remanufactured supplies or equipment/parts shall be provided. This procurement is for new Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) items only. No gray market items shall be provided. Gray market items are OEM goods intentionally or unintentionally sold outside an authorized sales territory or sold by non-authorized dealers in an authorized sales territory.
No counterfeit supplies or equipment/parts shall be provided. Counterfeit items include unlawful or unauthorized reproductions, substitutions, or alterations that have been mismarked, misidentified, or otherwise misrepresented to be an authentic, unmodified item from the original manufacturer, or a source with the express written authority of the original manufacturer or current design activity, including an authorized aftermarket manufacturer. Unlawful or unauthorized substitutions include used items represented as new, or the false identification of grade, serial number, lot number, date code, or performance characteristics.
Vendor shall be an OEM, authorized dealer, authorized distributor or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system, verified by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM. All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions

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. In accordance with 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.

The deadline for this information is 4:30 PM Central Time on, Friday, November 26, 2021.