Please note that this is NOT a request for quotes or proposals, the Government is seeking information for market research purposes only. VHA Reginal Procurement Office (RPO) 2 is currently conducting a market survey for qualified firms capable of providing service Surgical Instrument Containers and baskets. The North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) is 339112. Responses to this notice must be submitted in writing (email or fax) and must be received no later than April 7, 2021 @ 10AM EST.

Email: LATEISHA.ROBINSON@VA.GOV and Fax: 718-741-4722. No telephone inquiries will be accepted.

Interested parties MUST provide company/individual name, a capability statement, examples of same or similar work performed at other facilities, DUNS number and address, point of contact and social-economic.

Interested parties who do not submit the above information on or before the response due date and time will not be considered for this procurement.

Please review the attached Statement of Work attached herein.
STATEMENT OF WORK FOR
SPECIALIZED SURGICAL CONTAINERS

Title of Project: Rigid Surgical Instrument Containers/Trays and Baskets needed for the Sterile Processing Service at the Brooklyn Campus of VA New York Harbor Healthcare System (VA NYHHS)
Scope of Work: The contractor shall provide all resources necessary to accomplish the deliverables described in this statement of work (SOW), except as may otherwise be specified.
This request is to purchase the required rigid surgical instrument containers and baskets needed to sterilize surgical instruments in the Sterile Processing Service at the Brooklyn Campus.
Background: Surgical instrument sets are placed in rigid containers to: categorize and group instruments by specialties and for ease of use during surgeries; provide the greatest microbial barrier of protection for surgical instruments; and serve as the best protective barrier for excess handling as opposed to sets that are wrapped in sterilization wrappers. Large groups of instruments make up a ‘set’ that need to be placed in a rigid container for sterilization. The containers are subjected to frequent washing (exposure to enzymatic detergents), and extreme temperatures both during washing and sterilization (>270°F degrees). Sets are of various sizes and so are the containers. Without containers, the sets have to be wrapped for sterilization. Wrapped sets/trays present ongoing problems for the end-users and SPS because of the high incidences of holes or tears in the wraps. Surgeries are often delayed and sometimes cancelled when this occurs. Non-sterile sets (sets with holes in the wrap) necessitate reprocessing, which is costly, time consuming, sometimes lessens the life of RMEs, and can negatively affect patient satisfaction and care due to delays and possible cancellations. Aesculap sterilization containers are already in use at the Brooklyn Campus and staff are trained to use them. The requested containers and baskets are needed to replace the old, worn and in some cases, damaged containers currently in use at the Brooklyn Campus.
Requirements

The VA NYHHS Sterile Processing Service is requesting the following specialized surgical instrument containers/trays. An exact match is requested for all products noted below.

Item #
Description/Part Number*
Qty
1
Aesculap Bottom for 1/1 container height: 120MM (23 1/4 x 10 3/4 x 4 3/4)
10
2
Aesculap Primeline Pro 1/1 Lid Blue
2
3
Aesculap Primeline Pro 1/1 Lid Gold
3
4
Aesculap Primeline Pro 1/1 Lid Silver
5
5
Aesculap 1/1 Size Perf Basket 540X253X106MM
10
6
Aesculap Silicone Basket Liner Larger Size
10
7
Aesculap Bottom For 3/4 Container Height:120mm
20
8
Aesculap Primeline Pro 3/4 Lid Red
5
9
Aesculap Primeline Pro 3/4 Lid Green
5
10
Aesculap Primeline Pro 3/4 Lid Silver
10
11
Aesculap 3/4 Size Perf Basket 406X253X106MM
20
12
Aesculap Silicone Basket Liner 3/4 Size
20
13
Aesculap Bottom For 1/2 Container Height:120MM
10
14
Aesculap Primeline Pro 1/2 Lid Green
2
15
Aesculap Primeline Pro 1/2 Lid Gold
2
16
Aesculap Primeline Pro 1/2 Lid Silver
6
17
Aesculap 1/2 Size Perf Basket 243x253x106MM
10
18
Aesculap Silicone Basket Liner 1/2-Size
10

Warranty:

Equipment will come with 1-year manufacturer s warranty

Product Installation/Assembly

The vendor shall be responsible for determination of and compliance with federal and state or local code requirements, design data, and other factors necessary to deliver the items at the desired location.

The instruments will not require any new construction, space, special wirings etc.

Recalls
The Vendor shall immediately notify all affected VA Medical Centers and designated POC in the event of a instrument recall, removal, required adjustment, or required modification that is suggested or mandated by the Vendor, distributor, manufacturer, or any regulatory or government agency. The following information shall be included in this notification:
A complete item description and identification (to include lot and serial numbers where applicable);
Administrative identification data including order numbers and order date;
Reasons for recall, removal, adjustment, or modification; and
Instructions for appropriate corrective action.