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(RFQ) Synopsis/Solicitation: 36C260-21-AP-1693

EvacuSled, Inc. – Evacuation Sleds

BRAND NAME or EQUAL _ 100% set-aside for SDVOSB.

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 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. The Government reserves the right to make no award from this solicitation.

This is a Request for Quote (RFQ) and the solicitation number is 36C26021Q0347. The government anticipates awarding a firm-fixed price contract resulting from this solicitation.

This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-05 dated 02/27/2020.

The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 339113 Surgical Appliance and Supplies Manufacturing. This solicitation is a 100% set-aside for SDVOSB.

Description of Requirements for the items to be acquired: This RFQ is for Brand Name or Equal: EvacuSled, Inc. model: EVACSLED2Go – Evacuation Sleds and Pouch Covers

Equal products must comply with the product description in the above line items and meet or exceed each of the minimum performance requirements (salient characteristics) and description provided in this solicitation.

Brand Name or Equal: EVAC SLED2GO KITS
EvacuSled, Inc.
Total Cost

Salient Characteristics for EVACSLED2GO- Evacuation Sleds
Only one rescuer required for horizontal & vertical evacuation
2 rolls on underside patented wheel system
Rapid deployment with color coded system
Using foot end pull handle, roll patient along hallways
Transfer to the designated evacuation stairwell or holding area
Vertical evacuation using underside wheels and built in foot end braking system
Internal rigid full-length spinal board and mattress pad ensure high patient comfort and safety
Sled wheels ensure patient safe handling criteria for staff
Five double buckle, color coded securing straps safely cocoon patient for rapid deployment
Eight polypropylene stabilizing spinal boards
Full length rigid spinal board with mattress
Weight: 16 lbs / 7.25 kg
Folded and stored: 24 x 26 x 4
Carry case cover prevents damage and requires only preventative maintenance
Stacks on cart, under bed or hangs on wall, gurney
Stores in disaster closet on cart, disaster box or in trunk of vehicle

Delivery and acceptance is to be F.O.B Destination (FAR 52.247-34) at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located at:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Roseburg VA Health Care System
913 NW Garden Valley Blvd
Roseburg, OR. 97471

52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors–Commercial

Gray market items are Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) goods sold through unauthorized channels in direct competition with authorized distributors. This procurement is for new OEM medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e. replacement parts) for VA Medical Centers.  No remanufactures or gray market items will be acceptable.

Contractor shall be an OEM, authorized dealer, authorized distributor or authorized reseller for the proposed medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e. replacement parts), verified by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM, such that the OEM s warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM.  All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions.

The delivery of gray market items to the VA in the fulfillment of an order/award constitutes a breach of contract.  Accordingly, the VA reserves the right enforce any of its contractual remedies. This includes termination of the contract or, solely at the VA s election, allowing the Vendor to replace, at no cost to the Government, any remanufactured or gray market item(s) delivered to a VA medical facility upon discovery of such items.

Offerors providing an or equal product(s) must adhere to the terms in FAR 52.211-6. If an item in this solicitation is identified as brand name or equal, the purchase description reflects the characteristics and level of quality that will satisfy the Government s needs. The salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics that equal products must meet are specified in the solicitation. To be considered for award, offers of equal products, including equal products of the brand name manufacturer, must
Meet the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation;
Clearly identify the item by-
Brand name, if any and
Make or model number,
Include descriptive literature such as illustrations, drawings, or a clear reference to previously furnished descriptive data or information available to the Contracting Officer; and
Clearly describe any modification the offeror plans to make in a product to make it conform to the solicitation requirements. Mark any descriptive material to clearly show the modification.
The contracting officer will evaluate equal products on the basis of information furnished by the offeror or identified in the offer and reasonably available to the contracting officer. The Contracting Officer is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer. Unless the offeror clearly indicates in its offer that the product being offered is an equal product, the offeror shall provide the brand name product referenced in the solicitation
Any award made as a result of this solicitation will be made on an All or Nothing Basis.

State if quoted items are available and priced through contractors existing Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), GSA Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) contract, or VA-wide Acquisition Contract.

Contractors are warned against contacting any VA personnel other than the Contracting Officer and Contract Specialist prior to placement of any award made resulting from this RFQ. If such contact occurs and found to be prejudicial to competing contactors, the contractor making such contact may be excluded from award considerations.

All proprietary information shall be clearly and properly marked. If the Offeror submits annexes, documentation, attachments or the like, not specifically required by this solicitation, such will count against the Offeror s page limitations unless otherwise indicated in the specific volume instructions below.

All information shall be confined to the appropriate file. The contractor shall confine submissions to essential matters, sufficient to define the quote and provide an adequate basis for evaluation. Contractors are responsible for including sufficient details, in a concise manner, to permit a complete and accurate evaluation of each quote. Any award made resulting from this solicitation will be made based on the best overall quote that is determined to be the best overall value to the Government, considering (I) Technical Capability and (II) price.

Respondents to this announcement shall submit their quote on Contractors Letterhead in accordance with FAR 52.212-1. Submission of quote shall include the following volumes: (I) Technical Capability (II) Price.

Provisions of 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal

Descriptive literature must be provided IAW FAR 52.214-21 for item(s) which are considered to be equal to or better than the requirements listed.

The Government requires contractors to quote unit prices and total prices that are two (2) decimal places. The unit price multiplied by unit quantity must equal the total price for that line item.

(vii) 52.212-2 Evaluation — Commercial Items (Oct 2014)

(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:
Lowest priced quotation that meets all salient characteristics that is both responsive and responsible.

Acceptability of equipment/services shall be established by review of each submitted quotation by the designated evaluator(s) and verification that any equal-to items meet the salient characteristics included in this solicitation. Submissions to this solicitation must show clear, compelling and convincing evidence that equal-to items meet all the salient characteristics. Offers that include any items that are not determined as Brand Name or Equal shall result in an unacceptable offer. See 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal for additional information.

(b) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer s specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.

(viii) 2.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders–Commercial Items

FAR 52.212-5 applies to this acquisition with the following FAR clauses incorporated by reference;

FAR 52.203-6
Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (SEPT 2006), with Alternate I (OCT 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402)
FAR 52.204-10
Reporting Executive Compensation & First-Tier Subcontract Awards (OCT 2016) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note)
FAR 52.209-6
Protecting the Government s Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (OCT 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note)
FAR 52.219-8
Utilization of Small Business Concerns (NOV 2016) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3));
FAR 52.219-28
Post Award Small Business Program Representation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C 632(a)(2))
FAR 52.222-3
Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755)
FAR 52.222-19
Child Labor Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (OCT 2016) (E.O. 13126)
FAR 52.222-21
Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015)
FAR 52.222-26
Equal Opportunity (SEP 2016) (E.O. 11246)
FAR 52.222-35
Equal Opportunity for Veterans (OCT 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212)
FAR 52.222-36
Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793)
FAR 52.222-37
Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212)
FAR 52.222-40
Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496)
FAR 52.222-50
Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627)
FAR 52.223-18
Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011)
FAR 52.225 5
Trade Agreements (OCT 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note)
FAR 52.225-13
Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (E.O.’s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury)
FAR 52.232-34
Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332)

Additional contract requirements or terms and conditions:

52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998)
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):

The following VAAR Clauses are to be incorporated by reference: 52.246-70 Guarantee; 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising; 852.232.72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests; 852.246-71 Inspection

52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998)

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): (FAR) and (VAAR)

The following FAR provisions are to be incorporated by reference: 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items; 52.213-2 Invoices

The following VAAR provisions are to be incorporated by reference: 852.233-70, Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution (JAN 2008); 852.233-71, Alternate Protest Procedure (JAN 1998); 852.252-70, Solicitation Provisions or Clauses Incorporated by Reference (JAN 2008); 852.270-1, Representatives of Contracting Officers (JAN 2008).

(viiii) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) does not apply.

Date and Time offers are due to no later than 17:00 (PST) on
March 09, 2021.

Name and email of the individual to contact for information regarding the solicitation:
Rex Maughan