Sources Sought Notice

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Columbia MO VA Medical Center, requires the procurement of a
80KW Backup Caterpillar Generator for a Modular Vivarium system used in research.

Equipment Overview Brand Name or Equal:

Qty. (1) Caterpillar Model C4.4 Diesel generator set 80KW Emergency Standby Rated 208/120 Volt, 3-Phase, 60 Hz, 1800 RPM EMCP 4.2 Control Panel 400A Circuit Breaker 100% Rated Adjustable Trip Sound Attenuated Enclosure 30HR Sub-Base Fuel Tank (200 gal) Qty. (1) 225A Automatic Transfer Switch Service Entrance Rated Two (2) year Caterpillar warranty Start Up, shipping and training included Est. Dimensions: 136 L x 92 H x 44 W

CAT Generator:

Model: Caterpillar C4.4 Diesel EPA Emergency Stationary Only Generator
Rating: 80 kW Standby Power Rating
Voltage: 208/120 VAC, 3-phase, 60 Hz, 1800 RPM

Description:

1 EPA STATIONARY EMERGENCY
1 60HZ 3PH 208/120V VOP601
1 STANDBY POWER
1 60 Hz, 80 kW
1 D80-8 60HZ 208V
1 UL 2200 LISTED PACKAGE GEN SET
1 STANDARD WARRANTY
1 LCB3114F 60Hz PH1 ALT 05
1 INTEGRATED VOLTAGE REGULATOR
1 105C TEMP RISE OVER 40C AMB
1 SKID WITH FUEL TANK
1 FUEL SUB-BASE TANK 209 GALLON
1 FUEL TANK FILL PIPE & LOCK CAP
1 VENT PIPE-STD 1 EMERGENCY VENT UL-3″
1 Fuel Level Alarms / SD
1 L1 SOUND ATTENUATED (WHITE)
1 CAT White
1 EMCP4.2B CONTROL PANEL
1 NFPA BUNDLE 1 STANDARD BATTERY
1 NFPA BATT CHARGER UL10A 120VAC
1 JACKET WATER HEATER
1 EXTERNAL EMERGENCY STOP
1 LOW COOLANT LEVEL SHUTDOWN
1 VIBRATION ISOLATORS. 1 LOW COOLANT TEMP ALARM.
1 PANEL MOUNTED AUDIBLE ALARM
1 CONTROL PANEL OPTIONS BOX
1 ENGINE OPTION HARNESS
1 SINGLE CIRCUIT BREAKER
1 400A 100% RATED BREAKER
1 CARTRIDGE TYPE AIR FILTER
1 STANDARD RADIATOR
1 ENCLOSURE SILENCER
1 STD TEST – PKG GEN SET 0.8 PF

Automatic Transfer Switch

Model: ASCO 300 Series Automatic Transfer Switch
Rating: 225A Service Entrance Rated
Voltage: 208/120V / 3ph / 3 pole / 4W
Description:
– Open Transition
– NEMA 3R Enclosure (Outdoor)
– Strip Heater

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. 
This is a Sources Sought synopsis only. The purpose of this synopsis is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and their size classification (large business, small business, 8(a), SDVOSB, etc.), relative to NAICS code 811310 Commercial and Industrial Machinery. Responses to this synopsis will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. Based on responses to this synopsis, the Government may issue this RFQ as a Brand Name or Equal requirement in accordance with VAAR Clause 852.211-73 on eBuy or Fed Biz Ops. This notice is not a request for competitive proposals; however, any responsible source who believes it is capable of meeting the requirement and who is the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM), authorized dealer, authorized distributor or authorized reseller of all the items listed above, may submit a capability statement to the contracting office no later than Wednesday, January 14, at 4:00 PM EST. Interest/capability statements may be sent to Linda Buccigrossi at linda.buccigrossi@va.gov. No telephone responses will be accepted. A determination not to compete the proposed requirement based upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.
In subject line of submitted email, please state Caterpillar Generator .