THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE ONLY. This is not a solicitation for bids, proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The purpose of this Sources Sought Notice is to obtain information regarding the availability and capability of all qualified sources to perform a potential requirement. The responses received from interested contractors will assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), NCO 21- is conducting a market research survey to identify potential qualified sources capable of providing Urinalysis with Microscopy Analyzer with reagents, supplies, and service Cost per Reportable Result (CPRR) at a firm fixed price for VA Southern Nevada Health Care System for an anticipated 5 year BPA. Brand Name or Equal to Beckman Coulter Iris.
Salient Characteristics:
– Ability to test for chemistry
– Ability to provide microscopy via digital images; auto-classification; morphology
– On screen verification- shows microscopic findings, and digital classification
– Ability to interface to Laboratory Information System (LIS)
– Little to no downtime in time required to perform maintenance procedures
– Minimal daily maintenance
– Throughput of minimum 200 samples per hour
– Vender to perform Preventative Maintenance

***See attached Statement of Work***

RESPONSES MUST INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION:
Company Name, Address, Size Standard, DUNS #, Cage Code
Capabilities Statement
Contract number (if applicable)
Place of Manufacturing
Point of Contact name, phone number, and email address
NAICS Code 334516 and Small Business Size Standard 1,000 employees
Authorized distributorship letter from the manufacturer (If applicable)

*NOTE Acquisitions will only be set aside for SDVOSBs/VOSBs if two or more responses that meet the Non-manufacturer Rule are received with the required information listed above, by the due date specified below.

Responses are due to Moneque Rodriguez at moneque.rodriguez@va.gov by 3:00 PM (HST) on Tuesday, April 13, 2021. No submissions will be accepted after this date and time. This is a Sources Sought Notice and submissions will be used for informational and planning purposes only. Respondents are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI.

Disclaimer and Important Notes: This Sources Sought Notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. The Government will treat any information received as proprietary and will not share such information with other companies. Any organization responding to this Sources Sought Notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization’s qualifications to perform the work. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. The Government may or may not issue a solicitation as a result of this announcement. There is no solicitation available at this time.