6515--Impella 5.5 Catheters

Status
Inactive
Published Date
October 10th, 2023
Response Deadline
October 16th, 2023
Location
Department of Veterans Affairs Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center 2002 Holcombe Blvd.
Houston, TX, 77030, USA
Notice Type
Sources Sought
Solicitation No.
36C25624Q0057

Buyer

VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OFVETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF256-NETWORK CONTRACT OFFICE 16 (36C256)RIDGELAND, MS, 39157, USA

PSC

MEDICAL AND SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS, EQUIPMENT, AND SUPPLIES (6515)

Summary

Sources Sought VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF is seeking Impella 5.5 Catheters. The purpose of this procurement is to aid in defining the procurement strategy for a solicitation the VA intends on issuing shortly. The requested items are manufactured by a Small or Large business and the potential vendor must be in compliance with the Non-Manufacturer Rule (NMR). The VA requires an authorized distributor with access to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts. Interested contractors must provide their capability to fulfill this requirement along with their contact information and business size. The VA is particularly interested in small business concerns with the requisite NAICS code. The estimated market research pricing will be considered when determining the procurement strategy for the forthcoming solicitation. Responses are due by October 16, 2023, and should be submitted via email to justin.clark2@va.gov.

Description

Department of Veterans Affairs Network Contracting Office (NCO) 16 Request For Information (RFI) Page 5 of 5 Page 1 of DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE ONLY. THIS SYNOPSIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTE, PROPOSAL, OR BID. This notice is not a solicitation as defined by FAR 2.101, therefore it shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to enter into a contract, nor does it restrict the Government to an acquisition approach. All information contained in this Request for Information (RFI) is preliminary as well as subject to amendment and is in no way binding on the Government. Information submitted in response to this notice is voluntary; the Government will not pay for information requested nor will it compensate any respondent for any cost incurred in developing information provided to the Government. The Government is requesting that restrictive or proprietary markings not be used in response to this notice. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized in the Federal Contract Opportunities website or GSA. It is the responsibility of the interested parties to monitor these sites for additional information pertaining to this RFI. 1. Title: Impella 5.5 Catheter 2. Purpose: The purpose of this RFI is to identify potential sources which will aid in defining the procurement strategy (e.g., set-aside, sole source, unrestricted) for a solicitation the VA intends on issuing shortly for the following: Model / Part No. Description of Supplies/Equipment Qty 1000100 Impella 5.5 Catheter 10 EA The anticipated Small Business Administration (SBA) size standard for the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 339112 is 1,000 employees. 3. Responses Requested: The following questions must be answered in response to this RFI. Answers that are not provided shall be considered non-responsive to the RFI: a. Where are the requested items/equipment manufactured? Vendor must attach documentation of this information to be viewed by the government to be considered as part of the Market Research and responsiveness to this Sources Sought notice b. Are the requested items/equipment manufactured by a Small or Large business? Is the potential vendor in compliance with the Non-Manufacturer Rule (NMR)? Vendor must attach documentation of this to be viewed by the government to be considered as part of the Market Research and responsiveness to this Sources Sought notice c. Is the Vendor an authorized distributor with access to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts which may be required in performance of this requirement? The VA does not accept grey market items and therefore the Vendor must attach evidence of this access (Authorized Distributor letter) to be viewed by the government to be considered as part of the Market Research and responsiveness to this Sources Sought notice. d. Name of potential Contractor that possess the capability to fulfill this requirement. Contractors shall also provide the following: Point(s) of contact name: _______________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ Telephone number: ___________________________________________ Email address: _______________________________________________ Company's business size: ______________________________________ Unique Entity ID (UEI) #: _______________________________ e. Is your company considered a small business concern, SB, SDVOSB, VOSB, HUBZone, or 8A concern, with the requisite 339112 NAICS code? Please provide proof of qualifications. f. Is your company available under any Government Wide Agency Contract (GWAC), General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), and/or Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)? If so, please identify the contract number for the Government to review as part of this Market Research. 4. Opportunity/Market Pricing: The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC) is seeking information from potential vendors on their ability to provide the required items/equipment. THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ONLY. Small Business Concerns are encouraged to provide responses to this RFI in order to assist the MEDVAMC in determining potential levels of competition and general market pricing available in the industry. Therefore, vendors are requested to submit estimated market research pricing along with their responses to the above. The estimated pricing will be considered when determining the procurement strategy for the forthcoming solicitation. 5. Instructions and Response Guidelines: RFI responses are due by 1:00pm (CST), Monday, October 16, 2023; size is limited to 8.5 x 11 inches, 12-point font, with 1-inch margins in Microsoft Word format via email to justin.clark2@va.gov The subject line shall read: MEDVAMC Impella 5.5 Catheter. NO SOLICITATION EXISTS AT THIS TIME. There is no page limitation on subparagraphs 3(a) - 3(f). Please provide the information you deem relevant in order to respond to the specific inquiries of the RFI. Information provided will be used solely by MEDVAMC as Market Research and will not be released outside of the Purchasing and Contract Team. 6. Contact Information: Justin Clark justin.clark2@va.gov Your response to this notice is greatly appreciated!

Contact Information

PrimaryJustin ClarkContract Specialist
justin.clark2@va.gov
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