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36C249-19-AP-2379 Reagent Urinalysis Analyzer

Tennessee, United States
Government : Federal
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Request for Information-Sources Sought Notice
This is a Request for Information (RFI) to conduct market research to determine the availability of vendors capable of providing a Fully Automated Urinalysis System with Cost Per Reportable Results for the period of 10/1/2019 - 9/30/2020. This requirement is for the Robley Rex VA Medical Center. This RFI does not guarantee the issuance of an RFQ. If you have the availability to provide the requirement, please respond to this RFI with a capabilities statement.
This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes. It does not commit the Government to contract for any supply or service whatsoever. The VA is not, at this time, seeking proposals and will not accept unsolicited proposals. Responders are advised that the U.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this RFI; all costs associated with responding to this RFI will be solely at the interested vendor s expense. Not responding to this RFI does not preclude participation in any future RFQ, if any is issued. Any information submitted by respondents to this RFI is strictly voluntary. All submissions become Government property and will not be returned.
The Robley Rex VA Medical Center in Louisville, Kentucky, requires a contract to provide a fully automated urinalysis system with cost per reportable results, for the period of 10/1/2019 - 9/30/2020.

Instrumentation must be available at the time of proposal submission and shall:
a. Function as an automated, walk-away instrument for urine chemistry and microscopic analysis.
b. Provide identification for the following particles in urine: RBC, WBC, Bacteria, Hyaline Casts, Pathological Casts, Crystals, Squamous Epithelial Cells, Non-Squamous Epithelial Cells, Yeast, WBC Clumps, Sperm and Mucus.
c. Provide reagent barcode capability and inventory control, to include data archiving and active reagent volume monitoring and warning. Reagents shall have extended calibration stability.
d. Read bar coded patient samples using the VistA Universal Identification System, and have the ability to enter/run patient samples manually, with or without barcodes, during HIS/LIS downtime.
e. Minimize sample carryover: Carryover specifications shall be provided for each instrument.

Please note that requirements defined to date may change before a final solicitation is released. RFI requirements are as follows:
Please acknowledge if your company can provide the fully automated urinalysis system as described in this notice.
Submit responses and related information via email to by 8:00am CST, June 28, 2019. Proprietary/Confidential material shall be clearly marked on every page that contains such. Include the name, phone number, and email address of the lead from your organization. VA reserves the right not to respond to any or all emails or materials submitted.

Crystal Baird
Contract Specialist

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