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Germline Genetic Testing

Colorado, United States
Government : Federal
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The Salt Lake City VA Health Care System located in Salt Lake City, UT and the Network Contracting Office (NCO) 19 are performing market research to determine if there is a sufficient number of qualified providers/firms for Germline Genetic Testing Services. Socio-economic precedence are as follows:

(1) Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business;
(2) Veteran Owned Small Business; or
(3) Small Business to set aside

Firms responding shall specify they can meet the required specifications:

The contractor(s) shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and services necessary to services to provide Germline Genetic Testing Services. The contractor shall perform to the standards in this contract and maintain compliance with policies and procedures with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act (CLIA), and the College of American Pathologists (CAP) standards.

Genomic Medicine Service (GMS) is a national hub for genetic care within the VHA. GMS provides genetic/genomic care to 80 of the approximate 150 VA facilities and their associated Community-based Outreach Clinics (CBOCs). GMS seeks to obtain genetic testing as described below.

The contractor s laboratory shall provide testing and have the ability to perform analysis for genetic testing. These services require a CAP-certified, CLIA-accredited laboratory with the ability to perform a wide menu of genetic testing. For specialized testing, GMS will provide a clinical history when necessary. For site-specific mutation testing, GMS will provide a copy of a previous family member s test result, when available. Variant of Uncertain Significance (VUS) evaluation and family studies will also be available when necessary.

GMS seeks to contract with multiple laboratories that can process testing requirements. Since the laboratory testing field is dynamic, when a new test or panel of tests is released, GMS will have access to that offering without amending the contract. GMS germline genetic testing may be ordered in diagnostic areas for adult conditions and include, but are not limited to: cancer, cardiovascular, neurological and neuromuscular conditions, mitochondrial conditions, metabolic conditions, ophthalmology, endocrine disorders, renal disorders, immunologic disorders, rheumatologic disorders, skeletal disorders, and preconception/prenatal screening.

All interested parties who can meet the requirements stated above should respond to this announcement via email to no later than Thursday, June 27, 2019 at 2:00 PM (Mountain Standard Time). Interested parties should provide the following: Company Name, Company Address, Point of Contact, phone number and email address, DUNS number and capability statement for the services as stated above. Additionally include; two (2) customer references to which you have provided similar services, and your company business size indicate which small business category for which you qualify.

THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. NAICS Code 621511 is applicable to this acquisition, and the business size standard for a contractor is 32.5M. Interested firms are reminded that in accordance with FAR 4.12, prospective contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications in conjunction with FAR 4.11 required registration in the System Award Management System (SAM) database prior to award of a contract.

Christy Lee

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