FA2823-21-Q-6011 – Sources Sought – Blood Bank Analyzer

Mar 18, 2021 | Sources Sought

SOURCES SOUGHT/REQUEST FOR INFORMATION
The Department of Defense, United States Air Force (USAF), Air Force Materiel Command
(AFMC), Air Force Test Center (AFTC), is currently conducting market research seeking
capabilities statement from potential sources, including small businesses (SB), 8(a), HUBZone,
Economically Disadvantaged Woman-Owned (EDWOSB), Woman-Owned (WOSB), Service
Disabled Veteran Owned (SDVOSB) small businesses that are capable of providing the brand
name or equal requirement described below:

The following service shall be in place no later than 01 JUNE 2021

All interested vendors shall submit a response demonstrating their capability to provide these
items to the Primary Point of Contact listed below. Proposals are not being requested or
accepted at this time. As stipulated in FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not considered
offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. No solicitation
(Request for Proposal) exists at this time; therefore, do not request a copy of the solicitation.
The decision to solicit for a contract shall be solely within the Government’s discretion.

This is a services contract to provide an outline for acquiring, via cost per test, an FDA approved
immunohematology analyzer capable of performing tests listed in the master test list with the
annual test volumes AND any equipment required for manual testing for back up.

The Contractor shall provide all services, management, personnel, transportation, and
supervision, teaching, consultations and reports, supplies and other items necessary to perform
Immunohematology Lab Analyzer/Lab Test as defined in this Performance Work Statement
(PWS) and professional standards of the Joint Commission except for those items specified as
Government furnished property and services. The Contractor shall perform to the standards in
this contract as well as cover the range of services provided in a civilian Medical Treatment
Facility (MTF). This includes the planning, coordination, and surveillance of the activities
necessary to ensure disciplined work performance and timely resources application to
accomplish all tasking under the contract. The Contractor shall be responsible for maintaining
communication with the Contracting Officer (CO) and the Contracting Officer Representative
(COR), and to immediately notify both the CO and the COR of any problems that would prevent
timely performance of this contract. The Contractor is responsible for and required to
implement, and maintain management control systems necessary to plan, organize, direct, and
control all activities under this contract.

The NAICS Code assigned to this acquisition is 325413, In-Vitro Diagnostic Substance
Manufacturing, with a size standard of 1,250 persons. Respondents should indicate their size
in relation to this size standard and indicate socio-economic status (i.e. SB, 8(a), HUBZone,
EDWOSB, WOSB, or SDVOSB). Respondents are further requested to indicate their status as a
Foreign-owned/Foreign-controlled firm and any contemplated use of foreign national employees
on this effort. The Government reserves the right to consider a small business set-aside based
upon responses hereto for any subsequent action. All prospective contractors must be registered
in the System for Award Management (SAM) database to be awarded a DoD contract. No setaside
decision has been made. Note that a key factor in determining an acquisition to be a Small Business Set Aside is that small business prime contractors must perform at least 50% of the
effort, as defined in FAR Clause 52.219-14.

Any information submitted by respondents to this sources sought is voluntary. This sources
sought notice is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, nor will the
Government reimburse any costs associated with the submission of information in response to
this notice. Respondents will not be individually notified of the results of any government
assessments. The Government’s assessment of the capability statements received will factor into
whether any forthcoming solicitation will be conducted as a full and open competition or as a
set-aside for small business, or any particular small business program.

CAPABILITIES STATEMENT: All interested vendors shall submit a capabilities statement that
explicitly demonstrates their capability to provide/perform the requirement stated in this notice.
The capabilities statement should be brief and concise, yet clearly demonstrate an ability to meet
the stated requirement. The response must not exceed 15 pages.

Small businesses with only partial capabilities of this requirement are encouraged to submit their
capabilities statement demonstrating the portion of the requirement they are capable of
providing/performing. This information will allow the Government to identify areas of possible
breakout or possible subcontracting opportunities.

Responses may be submitted electronically to the following e-mail address:
shawn.mount.1@us.af.mil. Correspondence sent via email shall contain a subject line that reads
“FA2823-21-Q-6011, Blood Bank Analyzer.” If this subject line is not included, the e-mail
may not get through e-mail filters at Eglin AFB. Filters are designed to delete emails without a
subject or with a suspicious subject or attachment. Attachments with files ending in .zip or .exe
are not allowable and will be deleted. Ensure only .pdf, .doc, .docx, .xsls, or .xls documents are
attached to your email. All other attachments may be deleted.

All responsible sources may submit information that shall be considered by the agency. If late
information is received, it may be considered, depending on agency time constraints. All routine
communications regarding the announcement should be directed to the contractual point of
contact listed in this posting. The Government may or may not use any responses to this sources
sought as a basis for a subsequent project/requirement. Any project/requirement developed from
the sources sought responses may be the subject of a subsequent acquisition; any such
subsequent acquisition will be posted in BetaSAM.gov separately. Responses to this sources
sought will not be returned. The Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of
the information received, or provide feedback to the respondents with respect to any of the
information submitted under this sources sought. No requests for a bid package or solicitation
will be accepted; a bid package or solicitation does not exist at this time. In order to protect the
integrity of any possible future acquisition, no additional information will be provided and no
appointments for presentations will be made in reference to this sources sought.

Only government employees will review submitted responses to this sources sought.
Respondents are advised that employees of commercial firms under contract with the
Government may be used to administratively process submissions and perform other administrative duties requiring access to other contractor’s proprietary information. These administrative support contractors include nondisclosure agreements prohibiting their contractor employees from disclosing any information submitted by other contractors or using such
information for any purpose other than that for which it was furnished.

RESPONSES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN 12:00 P.M. NOON (CST) ON 31 March 2021.

Direct all questions concerning this requirement to SrA Shawn Mount at
shawn.mount.1@us.af.mil.

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