This Sources sought is issued solely for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this notice is marked as proprietary and 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 notice. This notice is being issued in an attempt to determine the level of interest among all socioeconomic groups. Responses will assist VA planners in determining an appropriate acquisition and set-aside strategy which best fits VA requirements.

The Butler VA Healthcare System located at 353 North Duffy Road, Butler, PA is performing market research to determine if there is a sufficient number of qualified (1) Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business; (2) Veteran Owned Small Business; (3) Small or emerging small business firms; or (4) large business firms to set aside a multiple award contract.

The Contractor shall be responsible for providing all components of the requirement necessary to provide the Butler VA Healthcare System with laboratory courier services from Butler VA-Abie Abraham HCC located at 353 North Duffy Road, Butler, PA to VA Pittsburgh Medical Center, located at 4100 Allequippa Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15240.
The anticipated period of performance is three (3) years, with task orders to be issued as services are required.
All interested firms who can meet the requirement should respond, in writing, and provide the following:
1. Describe your interest, including your capability to provide this service.
2. Indicate which socioeconomic business category for which you qualify.
3. Include the full address of your business location.
4. Indicate if you provide medical courier services?
5. What is the estimated courier cost per trip?

Provide this information to the Contracting Specialist, J Vanne Yancy at Jvanne.Yancy@va.gov no later than 10:00 a.m. (Eastern Time), Monday, January 11, 2021. Solicitation 36C24421Q0197 Butler VA Healthcare System Laboratory Courier Service has been assigned and should be referenced on all correspondence regarding this announcement. The NAICS Code 492110 is applicable to this acquisition, with a Business Size Standard of 1500 Employees. Interested firms are reminded that in accordance with FAR 4.12, prospective contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications in conjunction with FAR 4.11 required registration in the Systems for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award of a contract.