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Pulper Replacement with Install

Mississippi, United States
Government : Federal
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This is a SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE only. Response to this notice will be used for information and planning purposes. No proposals or quotes are being requested or accepted with this notice. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS OR QUOTES AND NOT CONTRACT SHALL BE AWARDED FROM THIS NOTICE. This notice shall NOT be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Responses to this sources sought is not a request to be added to a prospective bidders list or to receive a copy of the solicitation.
The Network Contracting Office (NCO) 16 is seeking preferably, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small businesses (SDVOSB) to provide BRAND NAME OR EQUAL Pulper and Table for the Overton Brooks VA Medical Center, 510 E. Stoner Ave, Shreveport, LA, 71101 In addition, the contractor will provide services to remove current pulper and soiled table, install new pulper and soiled table, set up and test of completed pulper and table, and provide operation and in-service training to Nutrition and Food Service Supervisory and Engineering Staff. Draft Statement of Work attached for review. Capability statements will be accepted by any business size for market research purposes.
Pulper and Table specifications are listed below. Any prospective contractor must be authorized/certified to sell the products described and show proof of that authorization at the time of responding to this Sources Sought announcement.
Brand Item: Pulper Hobart Model No WPS1260+Buildup
WastePro Self-contained pulper with motorized drain valve
Standard Warranty 1 Year with parts, labor and travel within USA during normal working hours
WPS1260 ELE0AX 208v/60/3 ph
WPS1260 TYPFRS Free standing
WPS1260 WTP012 12 o'clock waterpress position
WPS1260 TROC09 9" trough center
WPS1260 TFEN Trough Flush End Nozzle
WPS1260 TRA270 Tray at 270 degree
WPS1260 TRP000 0 degree trough position
WPS1260 CHTSTR Straight chute position
WPS1260 OVF0RH RH extractor overflow position
WPS1260 CPS0RH Chemical pump,rh
WPS1260 CNTSTD Standard control panel
WPS1260 PBS001 *remote p/b station, quantity 1
WPS1260 FETSTD Standard feet
WPS1260 PRS0NO Without prison package
TROUGH MAGNET Trough magnet
SOILED DISH TABLE To measure 150" x 36" x 34" High 14 gauge
stainless steel top with 12" backsplash. Integrally weld (1) full length trough sloped to pulper
with mounting flange (Pulper to be Provided by Others). Table to include (1) water inlet, (2) gusher heads, and (1) scrapping dump sink. Table to have full length tubular undershelving. Top to be sound deadened. Table to be supported on 1 5/8" diameter stainless steel legs with adjustable feet. Table to include full length 16 gauge stainless steel slant rack shelf. Rack shelf to be supported on 1 5/8" diameter stainless steel tubular supports.

Offeror s response to this notice shall be limited to 5 pages and shall include the following information:
Offeror s company name, DUNS, Federal Tax ID, address, point of contact, title, phone number, and email address.
Offeror s interest in bidding on the solicitation if it is issued to
Offeror s capability to meet this requirement including current contracts (Civilian or Government). Response must show clear and convincing evidence that your company has the capabilities and qualifications to provide the services to be considered as a source. SDVOSB and VOSB shall also show evidence that they will perform 51% of the work (additional 5 pages allowed). All parties are asked to identify any subcontractors that shall be utilized.
Offeror s type of business (small or large) and socioeconomic status of any kind. If applicable, SDVOSB, VOSB, and any subcontractor must be verified with the seal in Vetbiz to be considered as a source.

The NAICS code 333318, Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery - Manufacturing, applies and the Size Standard is 1000 employees.
Important information: The Government is not obligated to nor will it pay for or reimburse any costs associated with responding to this sources sought synopsis request. This notice shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract, nor does it restrict the Government to a particular acquisition approach. The Government will in no way be bound to this information if any solicitation is issued. The VA is mandated by Public Law 109-461 to consider a total set-aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business set aside. However, if response by Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business firms proves inadequate, an alternate set-aside or full and open competition may be determined. No subcontracting opportunity is anticipated.
Responses must be received no later than July 26, 2017, 12:00pm, Central Standard Time (CST). Responses shall be emailed to using Sources Sought Pulper in the subject line. Facsimile or Telephonic responses will not be accepted.
Simply responding as an interested party in does not constitute your company as a source. Offeror must provide the above requested information by the time and date specified to be considered as a source. After review of the responses to the sources sought notice, a solicitation announcement may be published on the FBO website. Responses to the sources sought notice are not considered adequate responses to the solicitation announcement. All interested offerors shall respond to the solicitation announcement in addition to the sources sought notice.
All interested parties are reminded to be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) at in order to be eligible for award of Government contracts. Additionally, all Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses or Veteran Owned Businesses who respond to a solicitation must be registered and certified with the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise VetBiz Registry located at

Beth A Cook
Contract Specialist

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