Sources Sought – BRAND NAME OR EQUAL Optometry Equipment

NAICS Code: 339112
Sources Sought Number: 36C26321Q0240
Notice Type: Sources Sought

This is a Request for Information (RFI) only; it is not a request for quotations or offers.

52.215-3 — Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes (Oct 1997)
(a) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this solicitation or to otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as provided in subsection 31.205-18, Bid and proposal costs, of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
(b) Although proposal and offeror are used in this Request for Information, your response will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal.
(c) This solicitation is issued for the purpose of: conducting market research to identify potential sources for a potential procurement of BRAND NAME OR EQUAL Optometry Equipment as indicated below at the Saint Cloud, MN VA Health Care System
See attached item specifications
This is a request for information and sources only, which may or may not lead to a future solicitation. This is not a request for proposal (RFP). The VA will not pay for any information received resulting from this sources sought notice. Information should be forwarded to the Contract Specialist. Any questions should be addressed to the Contract Specialist, in writing, at the email address provided. Because this is a request for information only, answers to questions will not be posted. If your organization has the capability to provide these supplies/services and is interested in this opportunity, please respond to Sara Hanson, Contract Specialist, Network 23 Contracting Office (NCO23), 4801 Veterans Drive St. Cloud, MN 56303 or via e-mail at Sara.Hanson@va.gov.
Please address the following in your responses:
Point of contact, DUNS Number, complete mailing address, telephone number, and email address for your company/entity.
Socioeconomic status of your company/entity.
If applicable – GSA/FSS/ECAT/NASA SEWP contract number that these products or services are available under.
Product information/specifications of the systems that you can provide that meet the requirements of the DRAFT Specification-Statement of Work.
Proof of Authorized Distributorship for any product that is not manufactured by your company/entity. **Please note that the government will not accept any gray market items.
Manufacturer Information of the product that your company/entity can provide to include: Manufacturer Name, Address, and DUNS Number.

DISCLAIMER

This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked as proprietary will be handled accordingly. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI.

The deadline for this information is 10:00 AM Central Time on, Wednesday January 6, 2021.