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).

SEE ATTACHMENT FOR DETAILS:

MUST BE BRAND NAME OR EQUAL:

This is a requirement for:

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Beckley VA Medical Center (VAMC).

DESCRIPTION:

The Beckley VAMC requires the contractor to deliver within 30 calendar days from contract award to the VA medical facility warehouse below during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday:

Delivery to:
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Beckley VA Medical Center
WAREHOUSE
200 Veterans Avenue
Beckley, WV 25801

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. IAW 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.
Note: The contractor shall deliver required commodities (Please see attachments) no later than 30 calendar days or less from date of award, unless otherwise directed by the Contracting Officer (CO). Commodities shall not be delivered to the Government site on Federal holidays or weekends unless directed by the CO. Delivery shall be made between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm of the delivery location, during normal workday business hours.
The U.S. Government is Performing Market Research to identify responsible sources who have the skills, experience, and knowledge required to successfully meet the requirements. Information received from Market Research will determine the best acquisition strategy and if responsible sources exist for competition, and/or a total Small Business Set-Aside. This is only for Market Research but may result in an invitation to an open discussion with the U.S. Government. This notice is not to be construed as a commitment by the U.S. Government. All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation to the U.S. Government.
Any information submitted by respondents to this notice is strictly voluntary. Propriety information or trade secrets should be clearly marked. Information received will not be returned. The U.S. Government reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any private sector input as a result of this Sources Sought notice/market survey.
The U.S. Government is not obligated to notify respondents of the results of this notice. All responses to this Sources Sought must be submitted to the point of contact listed herein. This does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that procurement will be accomplished and is not a request for proposal or invitation for bid. Responding to this notice in no manner guarantees a contract will be awarded.
**Respondents to this source sought announcement capable of manufacturing these items should at a minimum provide the following information for U.S. Government review **

Legal Business/Company Name (as it is indicated in www.sam.gov)
DUNS Number.
Contract Number.
Warranty Information (Can be a separate attachment)
Point of Contact Name
Telephone number and email address.
Must provide an Authorized Distributor letter if you not the manufacturer.
Must identified each line items are on the GSA Contract or Open Market, SEWP, NAC.

The Government intends to award a Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) contract for this purchase.
To be considered for award, prospective quoters must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) website and complete representations and certifications at https://www.sam.gov . Prospective awardees MUST be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) at http://www.sam.gov. PRIOR TO AWARD and through final payment and must complete the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) at http://www.sam.gov prior to award and through final payment. CONTRACT WILL NOT BE AWARDED UNTIL SAM REGISTRATION HAS BEEN COMPLETED. SDVOSB and VOSB socio-economic categories MUST be registered within the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) and the Verification Case Management System (VCMS) via www.vip.vetbiz.gov (VetBiz.Gov) PRIOR TO AWARD if selected.

Responses to this notice shall be submitted via email to Mohsin.Abbas2@va.gov. Telephone
responses shall not be accepted. Responses must be received no later than Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 3:00 PM. (EST). Responses to this Sources Sought notice will be utilized by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. After review of the responses to this Sources Sought notice, a solicitation announcement may or may not be published in FedBizOpps (FBO) or GSA eBuy.

Attachment 1: Gray Market Prevention Language:

(a) Gray market items are Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) goods sold through unauthorized channels in direct competition with authorized distributors. This procurement is for new OEM medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e. replacement parts) for VA Medical Centers.  No remanufactures or gray market items will be acceptable.
 
(b) Vendor shall be an OEM, authorized dealer, authorized distributor or authorized reseller for the proposed medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e. replacement parts), verified by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM, such that the OEM s warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM.  All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions.

(c) The delivery of gray market items to the VA in the fulfillment of an order/award constitutes a breach of contract.  Accordingly, the VA reserves the right enforce any of its contractual remedies. This includes termination of the contract or, solely at the VA s election, allowing the Vendor to replace, at no cost to the Government, any remanufactured or gray market item(s) delivered to a VA medical facility upon discovery of such items.

LINE ITEMS (15) DESCRIPTION

BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION QUANTITY UNIT COST
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1900-454-000 1 HYBRID STERILIZATION CASE 1 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

8212-000-000 2 SYSTEM 8 BATTERY PACK, SMALL 2 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

4100-062-000 3 WIRE COLLET 1 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

4100-126-000 4 ADJUSTABLE PIN COLLET (2.0-3.2MM) 1 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

5100-004-000 5 STANDARD CABLE 2 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

6400-031-000U 6 PRE-OWNED REMB OSC SAW 1 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

6400-015-000U 7 PRE-OWNED REMB MICRO DRILL 1 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

6400-034-000U 8 PRE-OWNED REMB SAG SAW 1 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

4100-135-000 9 HUDSON/MODIFIED TRINKLE DRILL 1 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

4100-131-000 10 1/4″ DRILL WITH KEY 1 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

4100-132-000 11 5/32″ DRILL WITH KEY 1 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

5100-015-250 12 MICRODRILL STRAIGHT ATTACHMENT 1 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

6400-009-000 13 REMB ELECTRIC HAND SWITCH 2 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

4505-000-000 14 SYSTEM 8 CORDLESS DRIVER 1 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

5400-052-000US 15 CORE 2 1 EA
BRAND NAME OR EQUAL

TOTAL COST: