This is a Combined Synopsis/Solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only Solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number 36C25721Q0633 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ).

The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular.
SET-ASIDE: This requirement is a 100% Total Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set aside under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 8127(d). In order to be eligible for award an offeror must be certified/verified in Vetbiz (www.vip.vetbiz.gov), and small for the applicable NAICS code at the time of the quote submission and at the time of award. Status as a qualified SDVOSB concern is under the authority of 38 CFR Part 74 in accordance with the VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) Part 819. Eligibility determination is performed by the Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE). Only qualified offerors may submit bids.
NAICS Code: 339115 and Size Standard is $15M.
Introduction: The Government intends to award a firm fixed price contract based on this solicitation.
Description of Services: The contractor shall all items necessary to provide Visual Acuity as outlined within the Statement of Work.
Place(s) of Performance:
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical
Amarillo Health Care System
6010 Amarillo Blvd
Amarillo TX 79106

Type of Contract: A Firm Fixed Price
Period of Performance: TBD (Commencement Date for Work)

The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.
The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition:
52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters

52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items

52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items

52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders-Commercial Items
52.217-8, Option to Extend Services

The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 60 days.
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52.203-17 Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirements to Inform Employees of Whistleblower Right
52.203-99 Prohibition of Contracting with Entities That Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements
52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3).
52.222-3, Convict Labor
52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67)
52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67)
52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67)
52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2015)
52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving
52.228-5 Insurance-Work on a Government Installation (JAN 1997)

52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management
52.237-3 Continuity of Services (JAN 1991)

52.232-39, Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (In the FAR https://www.acquisition.gov/far/html/52_232.html#wp1160005)
52.233-3, Protest after Award (In the FAR https://www.acquisition.gov/far/html/52_233_240.html)
852.203-70, Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008)
852.232-72, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests

852.237-70, Contractor Responsibilities

52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference:

This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es).

52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference:

This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address (es). Full text can be obtained at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html
VAAR 852.219-10 VA NOTICE OF TOTAL SERVICE-DISABLED VETERAN-OWNED SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE (JUL 2016) (DEVIATION)
(a) Definition. For the Department of Veterans Affairs, Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern or SDVSOB :
(1) Means a small business concern:
(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or eligible surviving spouses (see VAAR 802.201 Surviving Spouse definition);
(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran;
(iii) The business meets Federal small business size standards for the applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code identified in the solicitation document;
(iv) The business has been verified for ownership and control pursuant to 38 CFR 74 and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, (https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov); and
(v) The business will comply with subcontracting limitations in 13 CFR 125.6, as applicable
(2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16).
(b) General.
(1) Offers are solicited only from verified service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns. Offers received from concerns that are not verified service-disabled veteran-owned small business concerns shall not be considered.
(2) Any award resulting from this solicitation shall be made to a verified service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern.
(c) Agreement. A service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern agrees that in the performance of the contract, the concern will comply with the limitation on subcontracting requirements in 13 CFR §125.6.
(d) A joint venture may be considered a service-disabled veteran owned small business concern if the joint venture complies with the requirements in 13 CFR 125.15, provided that any reference therein to SDVO SBC is to be construed to apply to a VA verified SDVOSB as appropriate.
(e) Any service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern (non-manufacturer) must meet the requirements in FAR 19.102(f) of the Federal Acquisition Regulation to receive a benefit under this program.
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852.219-74 LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUL 2018)
LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE
(a) This solicitation includes VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside.
(b) Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation is subject to the limitation on subcontracting requirements in 13 CFR 125.6, or the limitations on subcontracting requirements in the FAR clause, as applicable. The Contractor is advised that in performing contract administration functions, the Contracting Officer may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the Contractor’s compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to Contractor’s offices where the Contractor’s business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the Contractor’s compliance with this requirement.
(c) All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement to ensure the Contractor’s business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the Contracting Officer in assessing the Contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs.
(d) Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the Contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, Obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The Contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the Contracting Officer to assess the Contractor’s compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement.
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852.219-75 SUBCONTRACTING COMMITMENTS MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUL 2018)
SUBCONTRACTING COMMITMENTS MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE
(a) This solicitation includes the clause: 852.215-70 Service-disabled veteran-owned and veteran-owned small business evaluation factors. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include the clause 852.215-71 Evaluation factor commitments.
(b) The Contractor is advised that in performing contract administration functions, the Contracting Officer may use the services of a support contractor(s) to assist in assessing Contractor compliance with the subcontracting commitments incorporated into the contract. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to the Contractor’s business records or other proprietary data to review such business records regarding contract compliance with this requirement.
(c) All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement to ensure the Contractor’s business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the Contracting Officer in assessing the Contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs.
(d) Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the Contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, Obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The Contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the Contracting Officer to assess the Contractor compliance with the subcontracting commitments.
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52.204-24 REPRESENTATION REGARDING CERTAIN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SERVICES OR EQUIPMENT.
Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (Aug 2019)
      (a) Definitions. As used in this provision
      Covered telecommunications equipment or services , Critical technology , and Substantial or essential component have the meanings provided in clause 52.204-25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment.
      (b) Prohibition. Section 889(a)(1)(A) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232) prohibits the head of an executive agency on or after August 13, 2019, from procuring or obtaining, or extending or renewing a contract to procure or obtain, any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system. Contractors are not prohibited from providing
           (1) A service that connects to the facilities of a third-party, such as backhaul, roaming, or interconnection arrangements; or
           (2) Telecommunications equipment that cannot route or redirect user data traffic or permit visibility into any user data or packets that such equipment transmits or otherwise handles.
      (c) Representation. The Offeror represents that
     It will, will not provide covered telecommunications equipment or services to the Government in the performance of any contract, subcontract or other contractual instrument resulting from this solicitation.
      (d) Disclosures. If the Offeror has responded affirmatively to the representation in paragraph (c) of this provision, the Offeror shall provide the following information as part of the offer
           (1) All covered telecommunications equipment and services offered (include brand; model number, such as original equipment manufacturer (OEM) number, manufacturer part number, or wholesaler number; and item description, as applicable);
           (2) Explanation of the proposed use of covered telecommunications equipment and services and any factors relevant to determining if such use would be permissible under the prohibition in paragraph (b) of this provision;
           (3) For services, the entity providing the covered telecommunications services (include entity name, unique entity identifier, and Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code, if known); and
           (4) For equipment, the entity that produced the covered telecommunications equipment (include entity name, unique entity identifier, CAGE code, and whether the entity was the OEM or a distributor, if known).
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52.204-25 PROHIBITION ON CONTRACTING FOR CERTAIN TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND VIDEO SURVEILLANCE SERVICES OR EQUIPMENT.
Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (Aug 2019)
      (a) Definitions. As used in this clause
      Covered foreign country means The People s Republic of China.
      Covered telecommunications equipment or services means
           (1) Telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities);
           (2) For the purpose of public safety, security of Government facilities, physical security surveillance of critical infrastructure, and other national security purposes, video surveillance and telecommunications equipment produced by Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, or Dahua Technology Company (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities);
           (3) Telecommunications or video surveillance services provided by such entities or using such equipment; or
           (4) Telecommunications or video surveillance equipment or services produced or provided by an entity that the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence or the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, reasonably believes to be an entity owned or controlled by, or otherwise connected to, the government of a covered foreign country.
      Critical technology means
           (1) Defense articles or defense services included on the United States Munitions List set forth in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations under subchapter M of chapter I of title 22, Code of Federal Regulations;
           (2) Items included on the Commerce Control List set forth in Supplement No. 1 to part 774 of the Export Administration Regulations under subchapter C of chapter VII of title 15, Code of Federal Regulations, and controlled-
                (i) Pursuant to multilateral regimes, including for reasons relating to national security, chemical and biological weapons proliferation, nuclear nonproliferation, or missile technology; or
                (ii) For reasons relating to regional stability or surreptitious listening;
           (3) Specially designed and prepared nuclear equipment, parts and components, materials, software, and technology covered by part 810 of title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (relating to assistance to foreign atomic energy activities);
           (4) Nuclear facilities, equipment, and material covered by part 110 of title 10, Code of Federal Regulations (relating to export and import of nuclear equipment and material);
           (5) Select agents and toxins covered by part 331 of title 7, Code of Federal Regulations, part 121 of title 9 of such Code, or part 73 of title 42 of such Code; or
           (6) Emerging and foundational technologies controlled pursuant to section 1758 of the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (50 U.S.C. 4817).
      Substantial or essential component means any component necessary for the proper function or performance of a piece of equipment, system, or service.
      (b) Prohibition. Section 889(a)(1)(A) of the John S. McCain National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (Pub. L. 115-232) prohibits the head of an executive agency on or after August 13, 2019, from procuring or obtaining, or extending or renewing a contract to procure or obtain, any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system. The Contractor is prohibited from providing to the Government any equipment, system, or service that uses covered telecommunications equipment or services as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system, unless an exception at paragraph (c) of this clause applies or the covered telecommunication equipment or services are covered by a waiver described in Federal Acquisition Regulation 4.2104.
      (c) Exceptions. This clause does not prohibit contractors from providing
           (1) A service that connects to the facilities of a third-party, such as backhaul, roaming, or interconnection arrangements; or
           (2) Telecommunications equipment that cannot route or redirect user data traffic or permit visibility into any user data or packets that such equipment transmits or otherwise handles.
      (d) Reporting requirement.
(1) In the event the Contractor identifies covered telecommunications equipment or services used as a substantial or essential component of any system, or as critical technology as part of any system, during contract performance, or the Contractor is notified of such by a subcontractor at any tier or by any other source, the Contractor shall report the information in paragraph (d)(2) of this clause to the Contracting Officer, unless elsewhere in this contract are established procedures for reporting the information; in the case of the Department of Defense, the Contractor shall report to the website at https://dibnet.dod.mil. For indefinite delivery contracts, the Contractor shall report to the Contracting Officer for the indefinite delivery contract and the Contracting Officer(s) for any affected order or, in the case of the Department of Defense, identify both the indefinite delivery contract and any affected orders in the report provided at https://dibnet.dod.mil.
           (2) The Contractor shall report the following information pursuant to paragraph (d)(1) of this clause
                (i) Within one business day from the date of such identification or notification: the contract number; the order number(s), if applicable; supplier name; supplier unique entity identifier (if known); supplier Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code (if known); brand; model number (original equipment manufacturer number, manufacturer part number, or wholesaler number); item description; and any readily available information about mitigation actions undertaken or recommended.
                (ii) Within 10 business days of submitting the information in paragraph (d)(2)(i) of this clause: any further available information about mitigation actions undertaken or recommended. In addition, the Contractor shall describe the efforts it undertook to prevent use or submission of covered telecommunications equipment or services, and any additional efforts that will be incorporated to prevent future use or submission of covered telecommunications equipment or services.
      (e) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e), in all subcontracts and other contractual instruments, including subcontracts for the acquisition of commercial items.
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QUOTE SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS AND EVALUATIONS:
RFQ QUOTE SUBMISSION: Quotes must be received no later than Monday, April 12, 2021 10:00am CST. Email your quote directly to DaniseD.Burt@va.gov. The subject line must specify: RFQ 36C25721Q0633.- Quotes. There will be no automated email notification of receipt of quotes. All quotes received without requested documentation will not be considered.
EVALUATION OF QUOTES:
SUBMISSION OF QUOTE (FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS COMMERCIAL ITEMS):
The Offeror shall submit their quote on company letterhead and shall include unit price, overall total price, name, address, and telephone number of the offeror, firm’s DUNS# and ORCA document in SAM at www.sam.gov. Complete copy of 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items, and ORCA document.

The offeror shall provide sufficient evidence that they possess adequate resources, capability, experience, responsibility and integrity to meet the technical capabilities to comply with the requirements of the resulting contract.
The offeror shall meet the limitation in subcontracting clause. The subcontract o vendor must be similarly situated in the same
The offeror shall outline how they will be in agreeance/compliance with the limitations on subcontracting requirements in 13 CFR §125.6. Any quotes using subcontractors or teaming partners to perform any part of the work must show the subcontractor or teaming partner to be similarly situated as the prime. A similarly situated subcontractors or teaming partners is a company who has the same size standard and NAICS code as the prime offeror/vendor.
Similarly situated entity is a subcontractor that has the same small business program status as the prime contractor. This means that: For a HUBZone requirement, a subcontractor that is a qualified HUBZone small business concern; for a small business set-aside, partial set-aside, or reserve a subcontractor that is a small business concern; for a SDVO small business requirement, a subcontractor that is a self-certified SDVO SBC; for an 8(a) requirement, a subcontractor that is an 8(a) certified Program Participant; for a WOSB or EDWOSB contract, a subcontractor that has complied with the requirements of part 127. In addition to sharing the same small business program status as the prime contractor, a similarly situated entity must also be small for the NAICS code that the prime contractor assigned to the subcontract the subcontractor will perform.
Evaluation of quotes will be conducted using Simplified Acquisition Procedures in accordance with FAR 13.106-2 Evaluation of Quotes. The Government intends to award one contract resulting from this solicitation. The Government will evaluate quotes across two (2) non-price factors and one (1) price factor for a total of three (3) evaluation factors as follows:
Factor 1: Price Contractor shall complete the Price/Cost Schedule and include it with their offer. The Pricing Schedule shall be fully completed and verified to correct any errors. It shall contain the Offeror s prices for all unit prices.

Factor 2: Technical Capability. The contractor shall submit a technical response which contains the following:

Introduction
The Lubbock VA Healthcare Clinic has a requirement to purchase some with an authorized vendor to supply and deliver the item(s) identified in Table 1 below. This requirement is in support of a brand name or equal requirement. See FAR Clause 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal (AUG 1999) for additional information. See attachments for salient characteristics. This requirement is in support of the activation of the AVAHCS. Item(s) are to be delivered to the location specified in section 2.4.1.
Table 1 Package Items Summary
Item Number
Item Description
Quantity
M5562
Tester, Visual Acuity, Video/Microprocessor Based
4
M5580
Tonometer, Applanation
4
M5600
Unit, Exam, Eye, w/ Motor Chair, & Phoropter
1
M5730
Stand, Instrument, Ophthalmic
4
M5730A
Phoropter, Plus
2
M5730B
Phoropter, Minus
2
M6040
Pachymeter, Ultrasound, Corneal
1

General Conditions
Site Address
The address of the Lubbock VA Healthcare Clinic is listed below. Additional information on delivery is located in section 2.4.
Lubbock VA Health Clinic
3510 4th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79412
Delivery Schedule
Items shall be delivered no earlier than the estimated delivery start date and no later than the delivery end date listed in Table 2 below.
Table 2 Anticipated Building Outfitting Schedule
Building Name
Building # & Letter
Acronym
Est. Delivery Start Date
Est. Delivery End Date
Lubbock VA Healthcare Clinic
N/A
LVAHC
03/01/2021
03/31/2021
Schedule and Order Management
The above delivery schedule is based upon the current construction schedule, which is subject to change. The vendor shall not increase prices for a change in delivery date for up to 90 days due to construction delays.
The awardees actual delivery dates will be confirmed by VA upon award.
Post-award the vendor will coordinate delivery prior to beginning any work (see section 2.4). Once the dates have been confirmed, modifications to the schedule are subject to written approval by the VA POC and the vendor. Schedule changes that are beyond the dates specified in the contract will require approval by the Contracting Officer and a contract modification.
Delivery and Receiving
Delivery and receipt of the proposed items is anticipated to be directed to the location identified below. Confirmation of delivery location will be provided by the VA POC post-award. Delivery must be coordinated with VA Logistics POC Karen Bradshaw (primary), 806-468-1843 or Michael Lucas (secondary), 806-355-9703, x 7339 prior to any attempts at delivery. Any item that has not been coordinated will be turned away and any additional charges will be the responsibility of the sender/transportation company.
Lubbock VA Healthcare Clinic
3510 4th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79412
Lubbock VA Off-Site Activation Warehouse

Delivery shall be freight on board (FOB) Destination.
The vendor is required to define the need for a staging area to accommodate item delivery, if needed. Post-award, this information will be confirmed with the vendor.
The delivery of items identified in this document shall take place during normal business hours which are defined as: 0800 to 1630 (i.e.: 8:00am to 4:30pm Pacific Standard Time), Monday through Friday, and excluding Federal Holidays.
Delivery trucks will not be permitted to remain at the loading dock. Trucks shall be unloaded, moved from the dock, and then brought back to the dock if required to haul out any waste, tools, or excess materials.
Labeling of delivered items shall include the awarded contract number and VA purchase order number for identification and reference upon receipt of product.
Use of Warehouse-Not applicable direct delivery to the new facility
If the vendor requires the use of the Government s activation contractor s warehouse to meet the requirements of this contract the vendor must provide a certificate of insurance prior to the delivery and offloading of the item(s). This insurance certificate must be completed and presented to the activation contractor prior to delivery.
The vendor shall communicate through the VA POC any required coordination requirements.
Clean Up and Disposal
There are no dumpsters available for vendor use.
The removal of waste and/or excess material shall be conducted through the loading dock area. Delivery trucks and/or other vendor vehicles will not be permitted to remain at the loading dock. Vehicles will need to be brought back to the dock if required to remove any waste, tools, or excess materials.
Deliverables
The vendor shall provide CAD drawings (including shop drawings) and specifications for site prep for their product as required. AutoCad or Revit drawings are not a requirement of this SOW
The vendor shall provide a completed VA Form 6550 with submittal documents for any and all item(s) that may connect to the VA network and medical devices that store sensitive patient information.
Assembly and Installation [ is is not required] The vendor is required to manage and coordinate installation at the LVAHC with the VA POC.
On-site assembly and installation of items, and performance of services identified in this document shall take place during normal business hours which are defined as: 0800 to 1630 (i.e.: 8:00am to 4:30pm Pacific Standard Time), Monday through Friday, and excluding Federal Holidays.
The vendor is required to define the need for a staging area to accommodate item assembly and installation, if needed. Post-award, this information will be confirmed with the vendor.
The vendor is required to provide tools, labor and materials to complete assembly and installation of the items detailed in this document.
The vendor shall protect all finished spaces and surfaces as required from delivery and installation damage. The vendor shall use covering and protection to the extent necessary to prevent damage to finished spaces. Any damage occurred during delivery and installation is the responsibility of the vendor. The vendor will be responsible for paying for and repairing any damage or noted deficiencies to finished spaces and surfaces that occur as a result of the vendor s (or associated sub-contractors) installation.
During the entire duration of assembly and installation, the vendor will have a competent representative on-site as the vendor s contact, and to serve as the interface between the vendor and LVAHC. On-site representative can be the installer. All instructions provided from COR to the representative will be binding as if given to the vendor s main contact. The COR may provide specific instructions, however, only the Contracting Officer may change the terms or conditions of the contract.
Training [ is is not required] The vendor shall coordinate through the VA POC to provide a hands-on training session to staff selected by the VA. Training shall be completed within 45 days after final installation of equipment. The vendor will record the training and provide an electronic copy of the training to the VA POC for VA to use to train additional personal at a future date. In addition, the vendor shall provide additional training documents to the VA POC for training additional persons at a future date.
Standard Warranty
The products shall be covered by vendor s standard warranty terms and provisions, provided, however that the warranty coverage shall be no less than the following: 1 YEAR
The warranty period set forth therein shall be for one year following the first patient seen day of the LVAHC;
The vendor shall extend such warranty directly to the customer as if such customer had purchased the Products directly from the vendor;
The vendor shall warrant the products against defects in material and workmanship under normal use and service, repair or replace at vendor s cost any defective Product (or issue a credit or refund, as the case may be, based on the purchase price paid therefor); and
The vendor shall pay (or refund the amount of) all freight and shipping charges for any defective Products returned under this paragraph.
Use of Premises
If during the performance of this contract, work will be carried out on LVAHC premises, the vendor shall perform all work in such a manner that will cause a minimum interference with LVAHC operations and the operations of other contractors on the premises.
The vendor shall communicate through the VA POC any required coordination requirements with the General Construction contractor prior to and during delivery and installation activities.
The project may be an active construction site during delivery and installation. The vendor shall take all necessary precautions to protect the premises and all persons and property therein from damage or injury. The vendor shall assume responsibility for taking precautions for the vendor’s (and associated subcontractors ) employees, agents, licensees, and permittees. The vendor shall abide by any safety requirements imposed by the GC (e.g. hard hats, safety vests).
2.11.4 The vendors shall abide by all rules and regulations set forth by the LVAHC due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and have their own personal protective equipment (PPE) in use for the time they are on the LVAHC campus grounds.