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580-18-117 Nurse Call System Building 100

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Released pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10: Market Research, this is a Request for Information.

Purpose: Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center | Nurse Call System Building 100 | Project# 580-18-117

In an effort to enhance opportunities for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) as required by Public Law 109-461, specifically the Veterans First Contracting Program, NCO16 is performing preliminary market research to identify interested, qualified, capable, SDVOSB and VOSB firms possessing the capacity necessary to compete for a VHA procurement opportunity. In case no SDVOSBs or VOSBs possess the capacity, all Small Businesses possessing the necessary capacity are encouraged to provide a response.

Results of the preliminary market research will be used to determine the potential future solicitation s set-aside requirement.

This source sought notice is issued solely for informational, market research, and planning purposes. It does not constitute an Invitation for Bid (IFB), Request for Quote (RFQ), Request for Proposal, or a promise to issue a subsequent RFQ/IFB/RFP. At this time, no solicitation document exists. Issuance of this notice does not establish any obligation on the part of the Government, and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, implied or otherwise, to issue a solicitation or award a contract. In addition, respondents are advised that the United States Government is under no obligation to pay for any information or administrative cost incurred in response to this notice. At this time, proprietary information is not being requested. Respondents shall refrain from including proprietary information in responses to this notice.

The Department of Veterans Affairs anticipates awarding a one-time, Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) Contract.

Project Scope Summary:

Contractor shall furnish all labor, material, tools, equipment, transportation and supervision to provide Nurse Call and Code Blue Systems installation to act as the primary patient-to-staff communications and notification system at the Michael E DeBakey Medical Center located in Houston, Texas. All construction work must adhere to the latest JCAHO, NFPA, and life safety requirements. All construction work must be performed without affecting medical center s operations.

Work includes, but is not limited to, construction labor and supervision for demolition, patching, painting, equipment purchase and installation, electrical, structural, and communications work as required by the construction documents.

VAAR 836.204| Disclosure of the magnitude of construction projects.

Between $ 5,000,000 and $10,000,000.

Requested Information:

1. Please provide a positive statement of interest in submitting a quote based on the general scope of work description.

2. Please identify your firm s small business category. If your firm is either SDVOSB or VOSB, please state whether you are currently certified by the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise (CVE) based upon North American Industry Classification System code (NAICS) 236220 Commercial and Institutional Building Construction. Current SBA size standard for NAICS 236220 is $36.5M.

3. Please provide a capability statement. Describe your firm s in-house capability to accomplish the summarized project scope/goal; how your firm intends to meet the 15% self-performance requirement per PL109-461; and confirmation that your firm can obtain performance and payment bonds up to $10M for this project.

4. Please state your firm's name, address, DUNS and CAGE number, and primary point of contact, including telephone number(s) and email address.

5. Please provide the following information for your three most relative, recent projects:

(a) Contracting agency address and contracting officer s name, email address, and telephone number.

(b) Contract number, date, amount of award, and date of completion.

(c) Was your company the prime or a subcontractor? If performance was as a subcontractor, please provide the prime company s business name, address, email address, and telephone number, as well as the name, email address and telephone number of a specific contact person.

(d) Describe items/services provided under the contract.

(e) Please state if there were any performance issues under the contract resulting in the issuance of a Cure Notice or Show Cause Notice by the Contracting Officer.

Response Submission:

Please submit your information via email to Tabitha Contreras, Contract Specialist, at, by the closing date and time listed on FBO. Please limit your responses to three (3) pages and please include the following as the subject line of your email: SS Response to MEDVAMC | Nurse Call System Building 100 | Project# 580-18-117

Please do not include advertising or promotional materials.

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.

Tabitha K Contreras
Contract Specialist

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