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VISN 19 Microbiology ID and AST


Colorado, United States
Government : Federal
RFQ
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General Information
Document Type:
Combined Solicitation/Synopsis
Solicitation Number:
36C25919Q0325
Posted Date:
June 20, 2019
Current Response Date:
July 08, 2019 at 1:00PM MST
Product or Service Code:
6630 - Instruments and Laboratory Equipment
Set Aside:
NONE
NAICS Code:
325413 - Microbiology In-Vitro Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing
Contracting Office Address
RPO West, Network Contracting Office 19 (NCO 19)
Rocky Mountain Acquisition Center
Department of Veterans Affairs
6162 South Willow Drive, Suite 300
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Places of Performance
Grand Junction VAMC, Grand Junction, CO
VA Montana Healthcare System, Ft. Harrison (Helena), MT
Cheyenne VAMC, Cheyenne, WY
Sheridan VA Healthcare System, Sheridan WY

Performance Period
August 01, 2019 through July 31, 2024.

Description
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued.
This solicitation is a request for quotations (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-101 10/26/2018.

The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 325413 - Microbiology In-Vitro Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing, with a small business size standard of 1,250 Employees.
The Network Contracting Office 19 (NCO 19) is seeking to purchase Microbiology Cost Per Reportable Results (CPRR) Analyzers. The purpose of this acquisition is to provide Rocky Mountain Regional Veterans Affairs Medical Center with the products/services listed in the Statement of Work.

STATEMENT OF WORK (See attachment: Microbiology SOW)

Invoicing: Payments shall be made in arrears upon receipt of a proper invoice.

Evaluation of Quotes:
Award shall be made to the offeror the best value to the government, considering technical capability and price; and will use past performance to determine responsibility. The government will evaluate information using comparative evaluation and in accordance with 13.106-2 based on the following evaluation criteria: (1) technical capability factor, meeting or exceeding the requirement, and (2) price. The Government will evaluate the following: Technical Capability and price.

1. Technical Capability: Offerors shall provide product literature for the Microbiology analyzer(s) showing it can fulfill the technical specifications in the statement of work.
2. Price: Unit price that can be determined reasonable.

Following receipt of quotes, the Government will perform a comparative analysis evaluation of the products/services quoted. The Government will compare quotes to one another to select the product/service that best benefits by fulfilling the requirement. The evaluation of Government requirements outlined in this Request For Quote (RFQ) will determine suitability.

Offerors are strongly encouraged to submit their best technical capability and prices.

The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.

The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition:
FAR 52.203-98 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements Representation (Deviation) (Feb 2015)
FAR 52.209-5, Representation by Corporations Regarding an Unpaid Tax Liability or a Felony Conviction under Any Federal Law (Mar 2012) (Deviation).
FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (Jan 2017)
FAR 52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications Commercial Items (Jan 2017)
FAR 52.233-2, Service of Protest (Sep 2006)
VAAR 852.215-70, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors (Jul 2016) (Deviation)
VAAR 852.233-70, Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution (Jan 2008)
VAAR 852.233-71, Alternate Protest Procedure (Jan 1998)

FAR 52.233-2 Service Of Protest (Sep 2006)

Protests, as defined in section 33.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, that are filed directly with an agency, and copies of any protests that are filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), shall be served on the Contracting Officer (addressed as follows) by obtaining written and dated acknowledgment of receipt from:

Hand-Carried Address:
RPO West, Network Contracting Office 19 (NCO 19)
Rocky Mountain Acquisition Center
Department of Veterans Affairs
6162 South Willow Drive, Suite 300
Greenwood Village, CO 80111

Mailing Address:
RPO West, Network Contracting Office 19 (NCO 19)
Rocky Mountain Acquisition Center
Department of Veterans Affairs
6162 South Willow Drive, Suite 300
Greenwood Village, CO 80111
(b) The copy of any protest shall be received in the office designated above within one day of filing a protest with the GAO.

(End of Provision)

Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications Commercial Items. If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.

The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition:
FAR 52.204-9, Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (Jan 2011)
FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (Jan 2017)
FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders (Jan 2017)
FAR 52.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities That Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (Deviation) (Feb 2015)


The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable:
Subparagraph (b)(1), (b)(2), (b)(4), (b)(6), (b)(7), (b)(8), (b)(9), (b)(25), (b)(27), (b)(28), (b)(29), (b)(30),(b)(31), (b)(32), (b)(33), (b)(34), (b)(35), (b)(42), (b)(48), (b)(54), (b)(57), (c)(1), (c)(2), (c)(4), (c)(8).

FAR 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015)
FAR 52.224-1, Privacy Act Notification (Apr 1984)
FAR 52.224-2, Privacy Act (Apr 1984)
FAR 52.228-5, Insurance Work on a Government Installation (Jan 1997)
FAR 52.232-19, Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year (Apr 1984)
FAR 52.237-3, Continuity of Services (Jan 1991)
VAAR 852.203-70, Commercial Advertising (Jan 2008)
VAAR 852.215-71, Evaluation Factor Commitments (Dec 2009)
VAAR 852.203-70, Commercial Advertising (Jan 2008)
VAAR 852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Jul 2016) (Deviation)
VAAR 852.232-72, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (Nov 2012)
VAAR 852.237-7, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance (Jan 2008)
VAAR 852.237-70, Contactor Responsibilities (Apr 1984)
VAAR 852.271-70, Nondiscrimination in Services Provided to Beneficiaries (Jan 2008)

This is an open-market combined synopsis/solicitation for services as defined herein.B B The Government contemplates single award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) resulting from this combined synopsis/solicitation that will include the terms and conditions set forth herein. To facilitate the award process, all quotes must include a statement regarding the terms and conditions herein as follows:
"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition."
OR
"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:"

Offerors shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s).

INSTRUCTION TO OFFERORS

(1) Submission shall be received not later than JULY 08, 2019 at 1:00 PM Mountain Standard Time (MST) to

Cynthia.reese@va.gov. All submission shall be 5MB or less. If the email is going to be more than 5MB, then please submit in

multiple emails labeling 1 of XX, 2 of XX, etc. Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR

52.212-1(f).

(2) Questions shall be submitted in writing via email no later than JUNE 27, 2019 by 1:00 PM MST to Dr. Cynthia Reese,

Cynthia.reese@va.gov.

All offerors shall be submitted quote electronically in two (2) separate parts.

Part 1: Offeror s Technical information as required Evaluation of Quotes and a signed statement as self-certification the offer meets technical requirement in the SOW.

Part 2: Completed Price/Cost Schedule attached for each location.
All interested companies shall provide quotation for the following:

SCHEDULE LISTING
Equipment and Service Proposed: The contractor shall complete the following table with the pricing of equipment and service plans proposed for each facility to meet the requirements for Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) Open Market:
VISN 19 FACILITIES MICROBIOLOGY CPRR TEST TOTALS
Facility
Year
Estimated Rapid Yeast ID panel
Estimated Haemophilius and Neisseria ID panel
Estimated Anaerobic ID panel
Estimated Micro Strep Plus MIC panel
Estimated Gram-Negative panel
Estimated Gram-Positive panel /sens only
Estimated Gram-Positive panel
Cost per Unit
Total Cost
Ft. Harrison MT VAMC
base
140
40
160
80
1500
0
700



OY1
147
42
168
84
1575
0
735



OY2
154
44
176
88
1650
0
770



OY3
161
46
184
92
1725
0
805



OY4
168
48
192
96
1800
0
840


Cheyenne WY VAMC
base
0
40
80
80
550
250
500



OY1
0
44
88
88
600
280
550



OY2
0
48
90
90
660
300
600



OY3
0
50
100
100
725
330
650



OY4
0
55
110
110
800
350
725


Grand Junction CO VAMC
base
0
40
80
40
720
0
480



OY1
0
42
84
42
756
0
504



OY2
0
44
88
44
794
0
529



OY3
0
46
92
46
834
0
555



OY4
0
48
96
48
876
0
583


Sheridan WY VAMC
base
0
0
0
*50
400
0
250



OY1
0
0
0
50
420
0
260



OY2
0
0
0
50
440
0
270



OY3
0
0
0
50
460
0
280



OY4
0
0
0
50
480
0
290



Note for Sheridan: We didn't have any patient Strep isolates in 2018 but need to have the broth media available in case we do.

Contract Specialist: Dr. Cynthia Reese

cynthia.reese@va.gov

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