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Iowa, United States
Government : Federal
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Solicitation Number: 36C26318Q0941


In accordance with FAR Part 13 this a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

This Solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for the following Commercial Items:

Natus ICS Impulse, Brand-Name or Equal, 100% Set-Aside for SDVOSBs

Respond by: Please see INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS below.

SDVOSB Set-Aside:
This solicitation is Set-aside 100% for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Only VA verified SDVOSBs listed in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Database at the time of award of contract will be considered. Quotations from Non-VIP verified offerors will be considered non-responsive, will not be evaluated and will not be eligible for award. Click on this link for Vetbiz:

Brand-Name Only/Brand-Name or Equal solicitation:
This is a Brand-Name or Equal solicitation.

NAICS code/Size Standard/PSC or FSC:
NAICS code (North American Industrial Classification system: 334516
Size Standard for this NAICS code: 1000 employees
PSC/FSC (Product Service Code/Federal Supply Code): 6640

Type of Contract/Award:
The type of contract/award the government intends to make/enter for this solicitation is a single award, firm-fixed price purchase order.

Contract Period: Delivery Days ARO.

Method of Payment:
Payment will be made electronically to:
Department of Veterans Affairs FMS-VA-2(101), Financial Services Center, PO Box 149971, Austin
TX 78714-9971 through the Tungsten Network Client Services. For help call: 1-866-340-4980, E-mail:

Provisions and Clauses:
All provisions and clauses applicable to this solicitation can be viewed in full text using the following web addresses: -or-

General Equipment Name: Natus Optometrics Oculomotor Package
Description & Salient Characteristics: The Optometrics Oculomotor Suite of Tests is designed for testing vestibular (balance) function with reflex eye movement responses. We want to use this lightweight, portable device to assess vestibular dysfunction in Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and also eye movement accuracy (saccade accuracy). We have ongoing prospective research to assess manifestations of TBI in Veterans and also to assess changes over time and in response to vestibular therapy. This video-based goggle device would be ideal for outpatient testing of Veterans, especially with those that have vestibular and eye movement symptoms from TBI, multiple sclerosis and stroke to the brainstem area.

Impulse Monocular Video Frenzel
Lightweight USB goggles with advanced modular software that allows recording of the eye with high-resolution image quality.
Modular, customizable balance assessment solution that gives more ways to help patients with vestibular disorders.
Record eye movement with vision or vision denied (eliminating fixation).
Room video records in grayscale or color.
Video frenzel goggles enable you to monitor the elapsed time with a recording indicator and start and stop recording using a presentation remote control.
You can also display the eye video on a separate external monitor and the laptop.
Ability to play back eye and room recordings synchronously. Play back at normal speed and slow motion.
Identify which video contains what information at a glance.
Add a remark or note to the video to help you identify the test being performed whether it is spontaneous nystagmus, gaze or positional.
Add an indicator to any video that can alert you if the data is unique or of particular interest.
Create customized reports, share and store data easily using Otosuite Vestibular reporting and proprietary Otosuite Vestibular database and data sharing.

Lateral Head Impulse
ICS Impulse is the only vHIT system validated in the horizontal planes and approved by head impulse testing industry pioneers, Drs. Halmagyi and Curthoys. It provides quick, clear-cut side of lesion specific assessment of the vestibule-ocular reflex response to stimuli in the high-frequency range, the natural range of head movements. It is the only test that can assess all six semicircular canals

LARP/RALP Head Impulse
ICS Impulse is the only vHIT system validated in the lateral planes and approved by Drs. Halmagyi and Curthoys.
It provides quick, clear-cut side of lesion specific assessment of the vestibuloocular reflex response to stimuli in the high-frequency range, the natural range of head movements. It is the only test that can assess all six semicircular canals

Monocular Oculomotor Limited
The oculomotor module from ICS Impulse delivers the oculomotor tests you need to determine central and peripheral disorders, including:
GazeB the ability to assess for both gaze-evoked nystagmus and spontaneous nystagmus. These tests can be performed with vision or with vision denied.
Visual VOR (Vestibulo-Ocular Reflex) and VOR Suppression (VORS) tests to identify the presence or absence of saccadic eye movement. The unique design of the goggles presents the suppression stimulus from the goggles in order to assess VORS in any location.
Skew deviationB assesses the patient s ocular alignment by identifying if ocular misalignment occurs because of covering and uncovering the eye.
Torsional Module
Torsional provides a more accurate diagnosis and monitoring of vestibular patients.
With ICS Impulse 3D Nystagmus Analysis:
Multiple arcs track torsional eye movement obtaining accurate torsional eye position data
Real time analysis saves time with access to 3D Nystagmus Analysis immediately after data collection
Quantify the degree of torsional nystagmus unique SPV algorithm developed by renowned vestibular expert Kamran Barin, Ph.D. enables identification of even weak nystagmus beats
Torsional analysis developed in collaboration with University of Sydney
Evaluation Criteria
Technically acceptable (meets or exceeds salient characteristics)
Small business consideration Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business; SDVOSB, and Veteran Owned Small Business; VOSB
Required Individual Line Items & Quantity of Items
Item #
Description/Part Number*
Natus Optometrics Oculomotor Package

Main unit warranty 2 years
Serialized accessory warranty 1 year
Accessory warranty 1 year
Premium installation
Set up and installation of new equipment
In-service and product training
Onsite product orientation with sales professional
1st year from factory
2nd year onsite

Delivery Terms: 30 Calendar Days or Less ARO, FOB Destination.

Deliver to: Department of Veteran Affairs
Iowa City VA Medical Center, Warehouse
601 Highway 6 West
Iowa City, Iowa 52246


The Provision FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (Jan 2017) applies to this acquisition.
(End of Provision 52.212-1)

Addendum to 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items:

Respond by:
Offerors are to email complete offers to,
Offers must be received no later than: 02:00pm CST Thursday August 29,2019.
Please include in the subject line: Solicitation 36C26318Q0941 Natus ICS Impulse

Letter of Authorization to Distribute for the Original Equipment Manufacturer:
In accordance with the Original Equipment/No Gray Market Goods language under TERMS & CONDITIONS stated below, a letter of Authorization to Distribute shall be included with the offer and received before the closing time and date of this solicitation.

(End of Addendum to 52.212-1)


The Provision FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial Items (Oct 2014) applies to this acquisition and the following two lines are to be used and inserted into paragraph (a) of the that provision:

LPTA The basis for award will be Lowest Price Technically Acceptable - evaluated on technical capability of the item offered to meet the Government requirement. The government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror who offers the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable quote. The government shall evaluate the lowest quote first and if found technically acceptable will not evaluate other quotes.

Past performance IAW 9.104-3(b). The government will consider past performance when making a contractor responsibility determination IAW 9.104-3(b).

(End of Provision 52.212-2)


The Provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representation and Certifications Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. The offeror is required to include a completed copy of this provision with their offer if indicated as instructed by the language of the provision.

(End of Provision 52.212-3)


The Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (Jan 2017), applies to this acquisition.
(End of Clause 52.212-4)


52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998)
52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013)
852.203-70,B Commercial advertising (Jan 2008)
852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Jul
852.232-72, Electronic submission of payment requests (NOV 2012).

Original Equipment/No Gray Market Goods

(a) This procurement is for new OEM medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e. replacement parts) for VA Medical Centers. No remanufactured, used, expired, outdated (old edition or old model) or gray market items will be acceptable. Gray market items are Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) goods sold through unauthorized channels in direct competition with authorized distributors.

(b) Offeror shall be a distributor that is authorized directly by the manufacturer (OEM) of the proposed medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e. replacement parts), verified by an authorization letter from the manufacturer. The OEM s warranty and service shall be provided and maintained by the OEM and pass through to the VA. All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions and shall pass through to the VA.

(c) The delivery of remanufactured, used, expired, outdated (old edition or old model) or gray market items to the VA in the fulfillment of an order/award constitutes a breach of contract. Accordingly, the VA reserves the right to enforce any of its contractual remedies. This includes termination of the contract or, solely at the VA s election, allowing the Vendor to replace, at no cost to the Government, any remanufactured or gray market item(s) delivered to a VA medical facility upon discovery of such items.


The Clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. The FAR clauses listed below are the clauses chosen from paragraph (b) of this provision that apply to this acquisition and are incorporated by reference:
52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)).
52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011)
52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation (Jul 2013)
52.222 19, Child Labor Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (OCT 2016) (E.O. 13126).
52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015).
52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (SEP 2016) (E.O. 11246).
52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).
52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).
52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011)
52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and
statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).
52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management (Jul 2013)
(31 U.S.C. 3332).
52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013)

(End Clause 52.212-5)
** end solicitation**


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