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Sources Sought Notice

1.Title: Tray Transport Cart/ Stainless Steel Tray Return Cart

2.Purpose: This Sources Sought/Market Survey Notice is being conducted by the Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office (NCO) 16 in support of the Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System (CAVHS) located in North Little Rock, Arkansas to identify other sources that are capable of providing Tray Transport Carts.

3.Objective: To find interested vendors with the capability to provide Tray Transport Carts/ Stainless Steel Tray Return Carts as listed in the equipment schedule below:

Equipment Schedule:
40 1SL20 AF
TRAY TRANSPORT CART/ Stainless Steel Tray Return Cart
40 1SL20 SP
TRAY TRANSPORT CART/ Stainless Steel Tray Return Cart

4. The North American Industry Classification (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 333241- Food Product Machinery Manufacturing. Standard in number of employees is 500.

5. All questions shall be answered in Section 7 for the government considered contractor with the capability to meet the government requirement.

6. Deliver to:
Central Arkansas Veterans Health Care System
2200 Fort Roots Drive
Warehouse, Building 182
North Little Rock, Arkansas 72205


7. Responses Required:
The CAVHS requires all the following questions answered in this sources sought notice. Answers that are not provided shall be considered non-responsive to the Sources Sought/Market Survey Notice and Contractor shall not be considered as part of the market research. Telephone requests will not be honored. No award will be made based on quotes or offers received in response to this notice. All responsible sources may identify their interest to meet this requirement to Jeneice McClinton, by 12:00 pm (Central Time) on April 1, 2021. Additionally, any response to this notice must show clear, compelling and convincing evidence that competition will be advantageous to the government by providing the following:

7.1. Business Size and Socio-Economic Status:
(a) Indicate whether your business is large or small
(b) If small, indicate if your firm qualifies as a small, emerging business, or small disadvantaged business
(c) If disadvantaged, specify under which disadvantaged group and if your firm is certified under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act
(d) Indicate if your firm is a certified Hub zone firm
(e) Indicate if your firm is a woman-owned or operated business
(f) Indicate if your firm is a Vendor Information Pages (VIP) verified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)
(g) Include the DUNS number of your firm.
(h) State whether your firm is registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) at and/or the VetBiz Registry at . If not, please NOTE: any future solicitation could only be awarded to a contractor who is registered in SAM. To receive credit as a SDVOSB or VOSB status you must be registered in the VetBiz Registry.

7.2 Are you the manufacturer?

7.3 Can you meet the non-manufacturer s rule?

7.4 Do you have an existing Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA), General Services Administration Schedules (GSA) or Veteran Affairs (VA) Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contract? If yes, please include the contract details and a brief summary of the products and services provided in your response.

8. Statement of Capability: Provide a short summary of your potential approach to this type of contract and meeting the specific requirements per the sources sought notice and objectives and your experience managing similar contracts with similar requirements for the CAVHS.

9. Instructions and Response Guidelines:
Sources sought responses are due by April 1, 2021 at 12:00pm (Central Standard Time); size is limited to 8.5 x 11 inches, 12-point font, with 1-inch margins in Microsoft Word or PDF format via email to . All Questions shall be submitted by March 31, 2021 at 10:00 am (Central Time) via email to . Telephone requests or inquires will not be accepted.

The subject line shall read: 36C25621Q0633 Sources Sought Tray Transport Cart/Silver Carts
Your responses to this notice are appreciated.

This is NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTE or an announcement of a solicitation. The intent of this notice is for informational purposes only. Interested parties may submit information for consideration by the government to: no later than the response due date/time identified above.