SEPG 325922/URETERSCOPE (VA-23-00051086   2

Type: Presolicitation • ID: 36C25623Q0621


Department of Veterans Affairs Network Contracting Office (NCO) 16 Request For Information (RFI) Page 3 of 3 Page 3 of 3 DISCLAIMER: THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE ONLY. THIS SYNOPSIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTE, PROPOSAL, OR BID. This notice is not a solicitation as defined by FAR 2.101, therefore it shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to enter into a contract, nor does it restrict the Government to an acquisition approach. All information contained in this Request for Information (RFI) is preliminary as well as subject to amendment and is in no way binding on the Government. Information submitted in response to this notice is voluntary; the Government will not pay for information requested nor will it compensate any respondent for any cost incurred in developing information provided to the Government. The Government is requesting that restrictive or proprietary markings not be used in response to this notice. If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized in the Federal Contract Opportunities website or GSA. It is the responsibility of the interested parties to monitor these sites for additional information pertaining to this RFI 1. Title: _____ Ureteroscopes_________________ 2. Purpose: The purpose of this RFI is to identify potential sources which will aid in defining the procurement strategy (e.g., set-aside, sole source, unrestricted) for a solicitation the NCO 16 on behalf of Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System (CAVHS) intends on issuing shortly for the following: Model / Part Number Item /Description of Supplies/Equipment Qty WA2UR23A Ureteroscope DualCH, StraightOC, 430mm 3 WA2BSKTB Ster.Tray OES Elite Semi-Rigid 3 Questions: Can you include any additional information, such as clarifying the part number and the description of the items requested? Yes, It was a clerical error, and is now corrected. Is the second line item WA2BSKTB "Rapid Refresh Privacy Curtain Installation Kit" manufactured by Olympus as well? The second line is manufactured by Olympus The anticipated Small Business Administration (SBA) size standard for the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code _339112____ is ____________ (employees or dollars). 3. Responses Requested: The following questions must be answered in response to this RFI. Answers that are not provided shall be considered non-responsive to the RFI: a. Where are the requested items/equipment manufactured? Vendor must attach documentation of this information to be viewed by the government to be considered as part of the Market Research and responsiveness to this Sources Sought notice b. Are the requested items/equipment manufactured by a Small or Large business? Is the potential vendor in compliance with the Non-Manufacturer Rule (NMR)? Vendor must attach documentation of this to be viewed by the government to be considered as part of the Market Research and responsiveness to this Sources Sought notice c. Is the Vendor an authorized distributor with access to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts which may be required in performance of this requirement? If so, please provide authorized distributor letter. The VA does not accept grey market items and therefore the Vendor must attach evidence of this access (Authorized Distributor letter) to be viewed by the government to be considered as part of the Market Research and responsiveness to this Sources Sought notice. d. Name of potential Contractor that possess the capability to fulfill this requirement. Contractors shall also provide the following: Point(s) of contact name: _______________________________________________ Address: ___________________________________________________ Telephone number: ___________________________________________ Email address: _______________________________________________ Company's business size: ________________________________________________ Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) #: _______________________________ e. Is your company considered a small business concern, SB, SDVOSB, VOSB, HUBZone, or 8A concern, with the requisite __________________ NAICS code? Please provide proof of qualifications. f. Is your company available under any Government Wide Agency Contract (GWAC), General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), and/or Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA)? If so, please identify the contract number for the Government to review as part of this Market Research. 4. Opportunity/Market Pricing: The CAVHS is seeking information from potential vendors on their ability to provide the required items/equipment. THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) ONLY. Small Business Concerns are encouraged to provide responses to this RFI in order to assist the CAVHS in determining potential levels of competition and general market pricing available in the industry. Therefore, vendors are requested to submit estimated market research pricing along with their responses to the above. The estimated pricing will be considered when determining the procurement strategy for the forthcoming solicitation. 5. Instructions and Response Guidelines: Questions regarding this RFI shall be submitted no later than 10:00am (CST), March 21, 2023 via email to RFI responses are due by 10:00am (CST), Tuesday, March 21, 2023; size is limited to 8.5 x 11 inches, 12-point font, with 1-inch margins in Microsoft Word format via email to The subject line shall read: CAVHS Ureteroscopes. NO SOLICITATION EXISTS AT THIS TIME. There is no page limitation on subparagraphs 3(a) - 3(f). Please provide the information you deem relevant in order to respond to the specific inquiries of the RFI. Information provided will be used solely by CAVHS as Market Research and will not be released outside of the CAVHS Purchasing and Contract Team. 7. Contact Information: Stephanie Watts Your response to this notice is greatly appreciated! DISCLAIMER This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked as proprietary will be handled accordingly. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI. End of Document


Response Deadline
March 17, 2023, 8:51 a.m. EST
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Place of Performance
G.V. Sonny Montgomery VA Medical Center 1500 E. Woodrow Wilson Ave.

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On 3/17/23 VISN 16: South Central VA Health Care Network issued Presolicitation 36C25623Q0621 for SEPG 325922/URETERSCOPE (VA-23-00051086. The opportunity was issued full & open with NAICS 339112 and PSC 6515.
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