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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 -- Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items, in conjunction with FAR -- Part 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures; and supplemented with additional information included in this notice.
This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95, dated January 19, 2017.
Solicitation 36C26220Q0040 is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and constitutes the only solicitation. The Government intends to award a single Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) award contract.
This procurement will be issued under Full and Open Competition. NAICS Code is 811219 and the Small Business Administration s (SBA) size standard is $20.5 Million.
The Government is seeking a contract to acquire Medical Equipment Maintenance. This solicitation is seeking to fulfill the following statement of work:

Statement of Work

The contractor will provide comprehensive annual preventive maintenance and repair service for the equipment and systems listed below for the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS).

The contractor will perform preventive maintenance inspection on equipment/systems as provided for in the contract agreement. Written preventive maintenance (PM) procedures will be submitted on approval to the Biomedical Engineering section within the first 30 days of the contract period. PMs will be accomplished in accordance with the approved written procedures. Must use OEM parts and service engineer/technicians must be OEM trained on all equipment included in agreement.

One scheduled Preventive Maintenance with complete inspection visit per year, parts, labor and travel included.

1 (One) cleaning visit or 1 (One) additional PM will be inclusive after service engineer diagnoses the system and recommends a visit.

Unlimited onsite emergency service visits, parts, labor and travel included. Onsite response of 1 (ONE) Business Day: Monday-Friday 8:30am-5pm. First line of support may be through an approved WEBEX/Skype session under VA personnel supervision to expedite system diagnosis, response time or repair.

Software upgrades.

Technical support during normal business hours and outside normal business hours of 5PM-12AM EST weekdays, 9AM -9PM EST on weekends and holidays.


Bruker Microflex LT mass spectrometer EE#73436 SN: 26994400641.


SAVAHCS (Tucson, AZ)


Preventive maintenance will be scheduled with a contact person as assigned by the Contracting Officer s Representative (COR), Point of Contact (POC) or designee. Before doing any work, the service representative will report to Biomedical Engineering to log in and obtain a contractor identification badge, sign a log maintained by Biomedical Engineering and after the work is done, sign out. This log will state the nature of the visit and the time and place of the visit. Biomedical Engineering can be contacted at (520) 792-1450 ext. 6679.

Failure to carry out the above procedures will be considered as a failure to document the service visit and will constitute a failure to perform.

Normal duty hours are 8:00 a.m. through 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, not including federal holidays. Whenever contact with Biomedical Engineering is required outside of normal duty hours, the Utility System Repair Operator (USRO) may be contacted as an alternate. The hospital operator at extension "0" can contact the USRO operator via radio.

At the completion of the service call, the service representative will submit a complete service report to Biomedical Engineering, as described in section 5, DOCUMENTATION.


Service reports will be provided for all service activities including preventive maintenance, emergency repair, and safety inspections, and must contain the following information:

Date(s) and time period of service.

Complete description of equipment serviced including model number and serial number.

Complete description of equipment services performed including upgrades, updates and software changes made.

Complete list of all materials, parts, or assemblies installed or replaced including serial numbers of parts where applicable.

A statement of the complaint that initiated the service call.

Total standard labor hours, total overtime/premium hours, and total travel hours expended during the repair.


Whenever possible, all repairs and preventive maintenance will be performed at the SAVAHCS. When that is not possible, the COR, POC or designee may give approval for service work to be done at another location. All transportation charges will be borne by the contractor.

VA property may not be removed from the SAVAHCS prior to execution, and approval of all documents as required by Acquisition and Materiel Management Service. Computer hard drives and other storage media items may not leave VA property.

Requirements for service reports for designated equipment not at this location are the same as for work done on-site. Service reports for incoming equipment will be presented for signature at the time of delivery. If equipment is returned via commercial carrier, the service report may be included with the shipment.


The contractor must respond to requests for emergency service in the following manner:

A competent service representative adequately equipped with tools, test instruments and repair parts will arrive at the SAVAHCS within the designated response time.

The competent service representative will be prepared to begin work immediately to resolve the complaint as expressed by the COR, POC or designee when service was requested. Work needed to resolve the complaint will continue without interruption until the problem is resolved.

The service representative will come equipped with all the service/technical manuals needed to perform the work.

The service representative may contact VA staff by phone before arrival at the SAVAHCS. Such contacts, however, will not serve to alter the requirements for arrival on-site except when the request for service is withdrawn by Biomedical Engineering.

The designated response time for this contract is 24 hours from the time of the request for service. If repeated requests are made before the arrival of contractor s repairer, the first request will determine the required time of arrival.

All requests for repair service will be considered requests for emergency service unless a statement to the contrary is made by the COR, POC or designee. Such statements will be documented on the service report.

GOVERNMENT REPAIRS: Government employees will work on contract equipment only with authorization of the contractor or following the failure of the contractor to respond. The government is not obligated to perform any work on contract equipment.

PRIOR INSPECTION OF EQUIPMENT: Potential contractors may, at their own expense, inspect equipment covered by this solicitation (ref 52.237-1 SITE VISIT). Arrangements must be made in advance with Biomedical Engineering (see section 3, above).

GUARANTEE: The contractor will guarantee workmanship and all parts furnished by the contractor for a period of not less than 90 days.


839.201 Contract clause for Information and Information Technology Security:

A. Due to the threat of data breach, compromise or loss of information that resides on either VA-owned or contractor-owned systems, and to comply with Federal laws and regulations, VA has developed an Information and Information Technology Security clause to be used when VA sensitive information is accessed, used, stored, generated, transmitted, or exchanged by and between VA and a contractor, subcontractor or a third party in any format (e.g., paper, microfiche, electronic or magnetic portable media).

B. In solicitations and contracts where VA Sensitive Information or Information Technology will be accessed or utilized, the CO shall insert the clause found at 852.273-75, Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology Resources.

As prescribed in 839.201, insert the following clause:
The contractor, their personnel, and their subcontractors shall be subject to the Federal laws, regulations, standards, and VA Directives and Handbooks regarding information and information system security as delineated in this contract.

Location of Performance:
Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System
3601 S 6th Ave
Building 14
Tucson, AZ 85723

The information identified above is intended to be descriptive, not restrictive and to indicate the quality that will be satisfactory. The interested parties bear full responsibility to ensure their submission demonstrates to the government that they can provide the brand name or equal to supplies being requested.

Place of Performance: Southern Arizona VA Healthcare System, 3601 S 6th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85723.
Period of Performance: 10/31/2019 to 10/30/2020
Provisions 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial and 52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial Items are applicable to this acquisition. Furthermore, Provision 52.212-2 is utilizing the lowest price on an Acceptable/Unacceptable evaluation process.
Submitting Quote: Offeror(s) shall submit their quote on company letterhead and shall include the completed pricing forms, along with name, address, telephone number of the offeror, firm s DUNS#, total price and a completed copy of FAR Clause 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items or a copy of offeror s annual offeror representations and certifications (ORCA) document from as required by FAR Clause 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items.
Submit all question(s) to Juan Carlos Vargas at no later than October 16, 2019 and before 4:00 PM Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Ensure to reference solicitation # 36C26220Q0040 within the subject line of the email.
Quotes must be received by October 17, 2019 and before 4:00 PM PDT. Email your quote to Juan Carlos Vargas at Ensure to reference solicitation # 36C26220Q0040 within subject line of the email. Quote(s)/offer(s) received after the prescribed deadline, shall be considered non-responsive and will not be considered for award.



(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:

Technical acceptability shall be established by review of each submitted quote, attachments, and/or information by the designated technical evaluator/s and verification that any brand name or equal to items" meet all the salient characteristics included in this solicitation. No other rating or quantitative value other than acceptable or unacceptable will be assigned.

Once technical acceptability has been established, the Contracting Officer shall award to the lowest price.

(b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).
(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.
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The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site located at If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (u) of this provision.
(a) Definitions. As used in this provision
Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program.
Forced or indentured child labor means all work or service
(1) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or
(2) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties.
Highest-level owner means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner.
Immediate owner means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: Ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees.
Inverted domestic corporation means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c).
Manufactured end product means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except
(1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials;
(2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies;
(3) PSG 88, Live Animals;
(4) PSG 89, Subsistence;
(5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials;
(6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible;
(7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products;
(8) PSC 9610, Ores;
(9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and
(10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials.
Place of manufacture means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture.
Predecessor means an entity that is replaced by a successor and includes any predecessors of the predecessor.
Restricted business operations means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate
(1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan;
(2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization;
(3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan;
(4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization;
(5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or
(6) Have been voluntarily suspended.
Sensitive technology
(1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically
(i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or
(ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and
(2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)).
Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern
(1) Means a small business concern
(i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and
(ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran.
(2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16).
Small business concern means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation.
Small disadvantaged business concern, consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002, means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that
(1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by
(i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and
(ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and
(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition.
Subsidiary means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned
(1) Directly by a parent corporation; or
(2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation.
Successor means an entity that has replaced a predecessor by acquiring the assets and carrying out the affairs of the predecessor under a new name (often through acquisition or merger). The term successor does not include new offices/divisions of the same company or a company that only changes its name. The extent of the responsibility of the successor for the liabilities of the predecessor may vary, depending on State law and specific circumstances.
Veteran-owned small business concern means a small business concern
(1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and
(2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans.
Women-owned business concern means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.
Women-owned small business concern means a small business concern
(1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and
(2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women.
Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127), means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States.
(b)(1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website.
(2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website access through After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs.

(End of Provision)

This contract incorporates one or more clauses and provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):

FAR 52.211 6, Brand Name or Equal
FAR 52.212 1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items
FAR 52.212 4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items
VAAR 852.203 70, Commercial Advertising
VAAR 852.211 73, Brand Name or Equal
VAAR 852.215-70, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors
VAAR 852.232 72, Electronic Submission of Payments
VAAR 852.246-70, Contractor Responsibilities
VAAR 852.246-71, Inspection

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