This is a SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY.

The purpose of this Sources Sought announcement is for market research to make appropriate acquisition decisions. It is neither a solicitation announcement nor a request for proposals or quotes.

The Government is not obligated to nor will it pay for or reimburse any costs associated with responding to this sources sought synopsis request. This notice shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award of a contract, nor does it restrict the Government to a particular acquisition approach.

Any inquiries are to be made in writing by email to the point of contact, Latasha Winston Contract Specialist.

Responses to this notice shall be sent by email to latasha.winston@va.gov by the due date and time of 04-12-2021 by 11:59 p.m. PST.

Description of requirement and submittal requirements are below

Description:

The Contractor shall provide Histopathology Services to include processing, cutting, and staining slides for routine histology H&E interpretation and diagnosis by the VA. All block and slide processing will be performed at the Contractor s laboratory facility. Services shall include providing ground courier services to pick-up formalin fixed tissue cassettes on a daily basis from the Sacramento VAMC located at 10535 Hospital Way, Mather, CA 95655. Contractor shall then transport such cassettes to Contractor s laboratory for processing and then deliver paraffin embedded tissue blocks and processed H&E slides to the Sacramento VAMC.

Period of performance: TBD

The Government requests capability statements and comments from interested businesses regarding the requirements described above. Responsible sources are encouraged to submit a response to this notice with a statement of interest on company letterhead. At a minimum, the following information shall be provided:

Company Name;

Company Mailing Address;

Point(s) of Contact including telephone number(s) & email address(es);

Pricing on B.2 Price Schedule

Socio-Economic (i.e. Small/Large Business, HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran Owned, 8(a), etc.) as it relates to NAICS Code 561320

DUNS Number

Additional information and/or comments.