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The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 16, TX is requesting capability statements from contractors in Central Arkansas Area that provide community nursing home services at contractor s facilities. In the catchment area of Camden Arkansas. The VA intends to issue a request for quote (RFQ) for this requirement on or about January 2021 with a closing due date for proposals 15 calendars after the effective date of the RFQ. The solicitation will be available for download from https://beta.sam.gov. Interested contractors will be responsible for downloading copies of the solicitation (and any subsequent amendments) from that website, no hard copies will be made available. The RFP will provide full information to contractors about the proposal submission process. Prospective offerors are encouraged to register their interest in the RFP on the beta.sam website so that they are notified as applicable of the issuance of sources sought notices, presolicitation notices, solicitation, and amendment notices.
In accordance with FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management, prospective offeros must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) and in VetBiz database if applicable (VetBiz registration is required for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses or Veteran Owned Small Businesses) under the applicable NAICS. Contractors may obtain SAM information at https://www.sam.gov and Vet Biz information at http://www.vip.vetbiz.gov. To be eligible for a subsequent award, contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management database. Registration is free and potential offerors are encouraged to visit the SAM website as no contracts can be awarded to any offeror not registered in SAM.
The government intends to use a best value comparative evaluation source selection method under Part 13 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and anticipates making a single award fixed price, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract for this requirement. Contract is expected to be a five (5) year IDIQ contract.
The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 623110 (Nursing Care Facilities) with a Small Business Size Standard of $30M. The Product Service Code is Q402. The solicitation is expected to be issued for full and open competition. As part of market research, all prospective offerors submitting capability statements shall be licensed by their respective States and Medicare/Medicaid qualified.
Patient placement will be made in contract nursing home facilities based on availability of facilities and the desires of the veterans and their respective families.
Delivery Location: See attached Performance Work Statement.
If this is a services your business can provide, please respond to this Sources Sought Notice by 3:00PM CT on 21 December 2020.

Responses should include:
(1) Business Name
(2) Business Address
(3) Point of Contact
Name
Phone Number
E-mail Address
(4) DUNS Number
(5) NAICS code
(6) Business Size: SMALL or LARGE
(7) Type of Business: SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED (SDVOSB), VETERAN OWNED (VOSB), 8A, HUBZone, WOMAN-OWNED (WOSB), etc.

Send responses to Francisco.Mendoza@va.gov and Schon.Zwakman@va.gov.
DISCLAIMER: This notice is issued solely for informational and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Department of Veterans Affairs to form a binding contract. Respondents are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this notice.