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Sources Sought Notice

1.Title: HEPACART Ceiling Cavity Dust Containment

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 HEPACART Ceiling Cavity Dust Containment.

3.Objective: To find interested vendors with the capability to provide Ceiling Cavity Dust Containment
HEPACART MTA74 FOR HC74U SERIES as listed in the equipment schedule below:
Equipment Schedule:
Manufacturer:
Description:
Model
HEPACART
Ceiling Cavity Dust
Containment ,1 Door
HC74U18
HEPACART
Replacement
Pre-Filters,Synthetic Fiber
PF24241
HEPACART
Storage Cover,Mfr. No. HC74U
Dust Cover
FDC-HC74U
HEPACART
Ceiling Cavity Dust
Containment ,1 Door
HC55U18

4. The North American Industry Classification (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 333413- Industrial and Commercial Fan and Blower and Air Purification Equipment Manufacturing. Standard in number of employees is 500.

5. Contractor shall be an authorized vendor, authorized distributor, authorized by HEPACART., for proprietary equipment and services to meet all government requirements and objectives. 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

THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE QUOTES/PROPOSALS AND NO SOLICIATION IS AVAILABLE.

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, jeneice.mcclinton@va.gov by 12:00 pm (Central Time), March 31, 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 www.sam.gov and/or the VetBiz Registry at www.vetbiz.gov . 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 Are you a HEPACART authorized vendor, authorized distributor or authorized partner for providing medical equipment of Ceiling Cavity Dust Containment HEPACART MTA74 FOR HC74U series and capable to meet all government requirements and objectives? (Contractor shall attach an authorization letter from manufacturer identifying they are an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) authorized vendor, authorized distributor, authorized partner authorized to purchase Ceiling Cavity Dust Containment HEPACART MTA74 FOR HC74U series, evidence of proof verified by an authorization letter on OEM letterhead or other document of valid purchase to obtain supplies and proof of access to software/updates from the OEM. All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the Ceiling Cavity Dust Containment HEPACART MTA74 FOR HC74U series shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions).

7.5 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 March 31, 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 jeneice.mcclinton@va.gov . All Questions shall be submitted by March 30, 2021 at 10:00 am (Central Time) via email to jeneice.mcclinton@va.gov . Telephone requests or inquires will not be accepted.

The subject line shall read: 36C25621Q0634 Sources Sought HEPACART Ceiling Cavity Dust Containment
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: jeneice.mcclinton@va.gov no later than the response due date/time identified above.