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Milk and Dairy Products for six (6) Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers See attached Statement of Work and facility requirements

New York, United States
Government : Federal
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The Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office (NCO 2) has a requirement to provide milk and dairy products for six (6) VA medical facilities within the VA Upstate New York Healthcare System:

VAMC Albany, NY
VAMC Batavia, NY
VAMC Buffalo, NY
VAMC Canandaigua, NY
VAMC Syracuse, NY

Network Contracting Office 2 is seeking potential contractors to provide milk and dairy products for one or more of the facilities listed above. Please respond in writing to Edward Lyke, Contracting Officer, at

This is a Sources Sought Notice and is NOT a Request for Quotes. Please do not provide quote information on the attached Statement of Work (SOW). This Sources Sought Notice is used for information / market research purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this notice 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.

This is not a solicitation announcement. The purpose is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources relative to NAICS 311511, Fluid Milk Manufacturing. Responses to this notice will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. After review of responses to this notice, a solicitation announcement may be published on the FedBizOpps (FBO) website. Responses to this notice are not considered adequate responses to the solicitation announcement. All interested vendors will have to respond to the solicitation announcement separately.

Responses to this Sources Sought Notice must be received by 7:00am, July 1, 2019.

Statement of Work for Milk and Dairy Products

Veterans Integrated Service Network 2 (VISN 2)
VA Upstate New York Healthcare System

1. OVERVIEW: The Contractor shall provide milk and dairy products to one or more* of the six (6) VA Medical Center facilities (hereafter referred to as the VA) located at the following locations:

Stratton VA Medical Center
113 Holland Avenue
Albany, NY 12208

VA Western New York Healthcare System (Batavia)
222 Richmond Avenue
Batavia, NY 14202

VA Western New York Healthcare System (Buffalo)
3495 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14215

VA Medical Center
76 Veterans Avenue
Bath, NY 14810

VA Medical Center
400 Fort Hill Avenue
Canandaigua, NY 14424

VA Medical Center
800 Irving Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13210

* Once a formal solicitation is posted, interested vendors may submit proposals for any of the facilities listed above. Vendors must bid on all items for a particular facility (or facilities) or the bid will be deemed non-responsive and will not be considered for award.

The VA intends to award a firm, fixed price contract for the provision of milk and dairy products. The quantities listed in the attached Pricing Schedule are estimated requirements for the Nutrition & Food Services. The Contractor shall be a United States (US) Vendor and a US citizen.


A. General: The scope of this requirement involves providing milk and dairy products, which conform to the specifications outlined and referenced herein to the VA s Nutrition & Food Service, located at the addresses shown in paragraph 1 above.

B. Quantities: The quantities listed in the attached lists represent the estimated quantities that will be ordered over the base period and option year. The actual quantity ordered may vary from this estimate but shall not exceed the total estimated quantity for the base and four (4) option years without the prior written approval of the Contracting Officer.

C. Period of Performance: The period of performance for the provision of milk and dairy products shall be a base period from October 01, 2019 through September 30, 2020 with the possibility* of four (4) one-year option periods from October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2024.

*The decision to exercise one or more of the option years rests solely with the Government.

See facility requirements below

Edward (Pete) Lyke

Dept of Veterans Affairs

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