Sources Sought Synopsis Only

The purpose of this synopsis is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and their size classification (hubzone, 8(a), small, small disadvantage, veteran owned small business (VOSB), service-disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB), or large business) relative to the listed NAICS code. Note that if VA s pending market research establishes that two or more VOSB or SDVOSB, who are certified in VA s Vendor Information Pages (VIP) site https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/, can perform the project, VA will set aside the underlying solicitation per 38 U.S.C. §8127. 

The NAICS/PSC for this requirement is:
NAICS Code: 811212 – Computer and Office Machine Repair and Maintenance
PSC: J074 – Maint/Repair/Rebuild of Equipment- Office Machines/Text Processing Sys/Visible Record Equipment
Size Standard: $30.0 Million

Responses to this synopsis will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. After review of the responses to this source sought synopsis, a solicitation announcement may be published on SAM and/or GSA eBuy. Responses to this source sought synopsis are not considered adequate responses to the solicitation announcement.

All Offerors who provide goods or services to the United States Federal Government must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database found at https://beta.sam.gov/. Registration must include Representations and Certifications.

Scope: The Contractor shall provide all necessary labor, materials, supplies, parts, software (needed for the general operation of the equipment), tools, equipment, travel, transportation expenses and other related costs to provide maintenance and repair services on Government Owned Xerox Printer at the following participating facility.

Participating Healthcare Facility:

VA Greater Los Angeles Vet Center
1045 W Redondo Beach Blvd
Gardena, CA 90247

In response to this announcement, please complete the information below:

Company Name:
Address:

Contact Name:
Phone No:
Email:
DUNS:

Business size information
Select all that applies:

Small Business
Emerging Small Business
Small Disadvantaged Business
Certified under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act
HubZone
Woman Owned
Certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small (verified in Vetbiz.gov)
Veteran Owned Small Business (verified in Vetbiz.gov)
Large Business
Other:____________

FSS/ GSA Contract Holder
Yes No
FSS/ GSA Contract Number

Effective Date / Expiration Date

SDVOSB/VOSB respondents.

If respondent is VOSB or SDVOSB, respondent is encouraged to provide proof of www.vetbiz.gov certification. In addition, SDVOSB/VOSB Contractors are asked to acknowledge that they understand the limitations on sub-contracting pursuant to FAR 52.219-14, Limitations on Sub-Contracting, which will be included in the impending solicitation. Further SDVOSB/VOSB contractors are asked to respond that they are capable of providing the requested services keeping within the parameters of this clause.

Small businesses, including SDVOSB/VOSBS are also advised that per 13 CFR, § 125.6 the prime contractor’s limitations on subcontracting are as follows:

General. In order to be awarded a full or partial small business set-aside contract with a value greater than $250,000, an 8(a) contract, an SDVOSB contract, a HUBZone contract, a WOSB or EDWOSB contract pursuant to part 127 of this chapter, a small business concern must agree that:

In the case of a contract for services (except construction), it will not pay more than 50% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not similarly situated. Any work that a similarly situated subcontractor further subcontracts will count towards the 50% subcontract amount that cannot be exceeded.

This notice is neither a request for competitive proposal or solicitation of offerors. This notice is to assist the VA in determining sources only and a solicitation is not currently available. If a solicitation is issued it will be announced at a later date, and all interested parties must respond to that solicitation announcement separately from this response. Responses to this source sought is not a request to be added to a prospective bidders list or to receive a copy of the solicitation. Information received as a result of this notice will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. This notice does not represent a commitment by the Government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of information or any other costs incurred as a response to this announcement. Inquiries will only be accepted in writing via email to Ramonalisa.Aviles@va.gov on or before 10:00 A.M. PST on Thursday, December 31, 2020.

–End of Sources Sought Announcement–