The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), Network Contracting Office 19 (NCO 19) is conducting a market survey and is seeking potential sources for VATA PHANTOM WITH 8 REMOVABLE ADIPOSE AND MUSCLE INSERTS and a GREY SCALE ULTRASOUND (or equal products) for the VA Medical Center. This Sources Sought Notice is issued for information and planning purposes only. This is not a solicitation or a request for proposal and shall not be construed as an obligation or commitment by the Government. An award will not be made on any offers submitted in response to this notice, and it shall not be implied the Government is committed to providing any solicitation or award following this notice. The Government will not pay for any information received in response to this request, nor will the Government compensate a respondent for any costs incurred in developing the information provided.
Responses shall be submitted to eric.adusei@va.gov by 9AM MST on Friday, April 2nd, 2021.
This notice is intended strictly for market research. The purpose of this Sources Sought Notice is to determine interest and capability of potential qualified sources of supply and determine the socioeconomic size classification of the supplier and manufacturer of the end item.

Provide a VATA PHANTOM WITH 8 REMOVABLE ADIPOSE AND MUSCLE INSERTS or equal product
Description: Visceral adipose tissue phantoms
Intended Use: Measurement of visceral adipose tissue (VAT) using dual-energy X-Ray absorptiometry (DXA)

Composition
062 Muscle
Adipose #3 (Adult) ICRU 46
Dimensional
Internal (Muscle) section: 285x210x180mm
External (Adipose) Overpour: 325x250x180mm
# of cavities in Muscle Section
2 at Ø94mm
2 at Ø59mm
Volumetric Rods
Muscle Ø94 x 180mm, 1250cc volume, qty = 2
Muscle Ø59 x 180mm, 500cc volume, qty =2
Adipose Ø94 x 180mm, 1250cc volume, qty = 2
Adipose Ø59 x 180mm, 500cc volume, qty =2
Risk Assessment
Based on FDA classifications, equivalent to CIRS standard phantom Model 007TE designed for FDA Regulation #892.1940 FDA Group Identification
Class I Exempt from 510K submission with minimal user risk
Test Criteria:
Physical Density
Dimensional to drawings
CT Image verification of Homogeneity and lack of pouring defects
1 year limited warranty

GREY SCALE ULTRASOUND.
Description: Commonly referred to as B (brightness) mode, the use of grey scale imaging in ultrasound renders a two-dimensional image in which the organs and tissues of interest are depicted as points of variable brightness
Interested companies shall provide, at a minimum, the following information with their response;

Company Name and Address:
Point of Contact (POC)
o Name:
o Email Address:
o Phone Number:
DUNS Number:
The anticipated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 334510 Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing. Mark if your firm is eligible for participation in one of the following small business programs. If so, please indicate the program:
[ ] yes [ ] no – Small Business (SB)
[ ] yes [ ] no – HUBZone
[ ] yes [ ] no – Small Business 8(a)
[ ] yes [ ] no – Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB)
[ ] yes [ ] no – Women-Owned (WO) Small Business
[ ] yes [ ] no – Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
[ ] yes [ ] no – Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB)
[ ] yes [ ] no – Large Business
[ ] yes [ ] no – Other (please specify)
Please answer the following questions:
[ ] yes [ ] no If a small business manufacturer (for the NAICS code and size standard), agrees that in the performance of any resulting contract, the concern will comply with the limitation on subcontracting requirements in 13 CFR §125.6.
[ ] yes [ ] no If a small business nonmanufacturer (500 employees as stated in FAR 52.212-1(a)), agrees to furnish in the performance of any resulting contract, the product(s) of a small business manufacturer (for the NAICS code and size standard) or producer. For size determination purposes, there can be only one manufacturer of the end product(s) being acquired.

[ ] yes [ ] no – Will furnish the end product(s) manufactured or produced in the United States or its outlying areas.
[ ] yes [ ] no – Available through GSA/FSS or other GWAC (please specify).
Note: Do not include Proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information in responses.
In addition to providing the information requested above, responding companies are encouraged to include any relevant information (specifications, cut sheets, brochures, capability statement, past experience etc.) to confirm the company s ability to meet the requirements outlined in this request.
Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the U.S. Government to form a binding contract or agreement. This notice shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation, or ultimately award a contract, nor does it restrict the Government to a particular acquisition approach. The Government will in no way be bound to this information if any solicitation is issued.