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This is 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. The solicitation number is VA248-14-Q- and is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ), unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-69. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 339112 and the Classification code is 65 with a small business size standard of 500.00 employees. This requirement is a 100% Set-Aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and only qualified offerors may submit bids. Additionally, this acquisition will be conducted in accordance with FAR 14.408-1(a) (3), to that responsible bidder whose bid, conforming to the invitation, will be most advantageous to the Government, considering only price, and price related factors.

The VHA NCO 08 - 546 - Miami Healthcare System requires the following Model H-1129 Level 1 NormalFlo Irrigation Warmer items with Brand Name or Equal. For items identified in the solicitation as "brand name or equal", this solicitation provision requires that the offeror's proposal indicate each product that is being offered as an "equal" product that meets or exceeding the following:
1.    Model H-1129 Level 1 NormalFlo Irrigation Warmer including the electrically operated I.V. pole.
i.    Description
The Level 1B. NORMOFLOB. H-1129 Irrigation Fluid Warmer has been
designed for safe, rapid, in-line warming of irrigating fluids as they are
administered to patients. This non-invasive method employs single-use, disposable, irrigating sets that include a Heat Exchanger and may include a Gas Vent.
ii.    Gas Vent
Some Level 1B. NORMOFLOB. Irrigation Warming Sets (Disposable Sets) include a Gas Vent. The Gas Vent releases micro-bubbles of gas
from fluids as they are warmed.
iii.    Temperature Control
The Level 1B. NORMOFLOB. H-1129 Irrigation Fluid Warmer employs
a safe recirculating solution heating system, inherently free of any"hot
spots." The primary temperature control circuit sets the recirculating
solution to a temperature of approximately 41.7B0C for efficient heat
exchange and maximum fluid warming.
iv.    Automatically Operating Pole
The Level 1B. NORMOFLOB. H-1129 Irrigation Fluid Warmer includes
an electronically operated pole that lifts fluid bags with the touch of a
2.    The Contractor must provide all service all service manuals X2, user manuals and services necessary to perform the work.
***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions via e-mail concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.***
New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.

Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close.
The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected offeror must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at
In addition to any VHA terms, the Seller (Bidder) has reviewed and acknowledges any attached solicitation documents, item details, delivery schedule, and/or instructions to Seller (collectively referred to as requirements), and agrees to all terms and conditions set forth in the solicitation documents. While additional support documentation (e.g. technical specifications, etc.) may be requested, pricing shall be entered via e-mail only - verbal pricing is not an acceptable bid. At the conclusion of the reverse auction, if attached to the buy, the awardee may be required to complete the solicitation documents at the time of award.
Except as required by 8.003, or as otherwise provided by law, agencies shall satisfy requirements for supplies and services from or through the sources and publications listed below in descending order of priority -- (1) Supplies. (i) Agency inventories; (ii) Excess from other agencies (see Subpart 8.1); (iii) Federal Prison Industries, Inc. (see Subpart 8.6); (iv) Supplies which are on the Procurement List maintained by the Committee for Purchase From People Who Are Blind or Severely Disabled (see Subpart 8.7); (v) Wholesale supply sources, such as stock programs of the General Services Administration (GSA) (see 41 CFR 101-26.3), the Defense Logistics Agency (see 41 CFR 101-26.6), the Department of Veterans Affairs (see 41 CFR 101-26.704), and military inventory control points; (vi) Mandatory Federal Supply Schedules (see Subpart 8.4); (vii) Optional use Federal Supply Schedules (see Subpart 8.4); and (viii) Commercial sources (including educational and nonprofit institutions).
808.002 Priorities for use of Government supply sources. (a) Supplies. (1) As used in FAR 8.002(a)(1)(i), the term ??agency inventories?? Includes Supply Fund Stock and VA Excess. (2) A national committed use contract awarded by the VA National Acquisition Center has a priority between wholesale supply sources (FAR 8.002(a)(1)(v)) and mandatory Federal Supply Schedules (FAR 8.002(a)(1)(vi)). (3) Federal Supply Schedule contracts awarded by the VA National Acquisition Center in Federal Supply Classification (FSC) Groups 65 and 66 shall be mandatory for use by VA and shall have the same order of priority as mandatory Federal Supply Schedules (FAR 8.002(a)(1)(vi)). VA contracting officers must place orders against Federal Supply Schedules contracts awarded by the VA National Acquisition Center in FSC Groups 65 and 66 in the following descending order of priority: (i) Nationally awarded Blanket Purchase Agreements (BPAs), issued by the VA National Acquisition Center against Federal Supply Schedules. (ii) Multi-VISN, single-VISN, or locally awarded BPAs, issued by VISN, regional, or local VA contracting officers against Federal Supply Schedules. (iii) Federal Supply Schedules without BPAs. (4) Indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts, awarded by VISN, regional, or local facility VA contracting officers, for supplies not covered by national committed use contracts or Federal Supply Schedule contracts shall have an order of priority between optional use Federal Supply Schedules (FAR 8.002(1)(a)(vii)) and commercial sources (including educational and nonprofit institutions) (FAR 8.002(1) (a)(viii)). VA contracting officers must place delivery orders against IDIQ contracts, awarded by VISN, regional, or a local facility contracting officers, for supplies not covered by national committed use contracts or Federal Supply Schedule contracts in the following descending order of priority: (i) VISN or regionally awarded contracts. (ii) Locally awarded contracts.
819.7004 Contracting Order of Priority. In determining the acquisition strategy applicable to an acquisition, the contracting officer shall consider, in the following order of priority, contracting preferences that ensure contracts will be awarded: (a) To SDVOSBs; (b) To VOSB, including but not limited to SDVOSBs; (c) Pursuant to?? (1) Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(a)); or (2) The Historically-Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Program (15 U.S.C. 657a); and (d) Pursuant to any other small business contracting preference.

Robert Gamble

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