HME Services (VA Southern Arizona)

Type: Synopsis Solicitation • ID: 36C26223R0036


Posted: March 17, 2023, 3:53 p.m. EST
5. PROJECT NUMBER (if applicable) CODE 7. ADMINISTERED BY 2. AMENDMENT/MODIFICATION NUMBER CODE 6. ISSUED BY 8. NAME AND ADDRESS OF CONTRACTOR 4. REQUISITION/PURCHASE REQ. NUMBER 3. EFFECTIVE DATE 9A. AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION NUMBER 9B. DATED PAGE OF PAGES 10A. MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT/ORDER NUMBER 10B. DATED BPA NO. 1. CONTRACT ID CODE FACILITY CODE CODE Offers must acknowledge receipt of this amendment prior to the hour and date specified in the solicitation or as amended, by one of the following methods: The above numbered solicitation is amended as set forth in Item 14. The hour and date specified for receipt of Offers E. IMPORTANT: is extended, (a) By completing Items 8 and 15, and returning __________ copies of the amendment; (b) By acknowledging receipt of this amendment on each copy of the offer submitted; or (c) By separate letter or electronic communication which includes a reference to the solicitation and amendment numbers. FAILURE OF YOUR ACKNOWLEDGMENT TO BE RECEIVED AT THE PLACE DESIGNATED FOR THE RECEIPT OF OFFERS PRIOR TO THE HOUR AND DATE SPECIFIED MAY is not extended. 12. ACCOUNTING AND APPROPRIATION DATA (REV. 11/2016) is required to sign this document and return ___________ copies to the issuing office. is not, A. THIS CHANGE ORDER IS ISSUED PURSUANT TO: (Specify authority) THE CHANGES SET FORTH IN ITEM 14 ARE MADE IN THE CONTRACT ORDER NO. IN ITEM 10A. 15C. DATE SIGNED B. THE ABOVE NUMBERED CONTRACT/ORDER IS MODIFIED TO REFLECT THE ADMINISTRATIVE CHANGES SET FORTH IN ITEM 14, PURSUANT TO THE AUTHORITY OF FAR 43.103(b). RESULT IN REJECTION OF YOUR OFFER. If by virtue of this amendment you desire to change an offer already submitted, such change may be made by letter or electronic communication, provided each letter or electronic communication makes reference to the solicitation and this amendment, and is received prior to the opening hour and date specified. C. THIS SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENT IS ENTERED INTO PURSUANT TO AUTHORITY OF: D. OTHER Contractor 16C. DATE SIGNED 14. DESCRIPTION OF AMENDMENT/MODIFICATION 16B. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Except as provided herein, all terms and conditions of the document referenced in Item 9A or 10A, as heretofore changed, remains unchanged and in full force and effect. 15A. NAME AND TITLE OF SIGNER 16A. NAME AND TITLE OF CONTRACTING OFFICER 15B. CONTRACTOR/OFFEROR STANDARD FORM 30 PREVIOUS EDITION NOT USABLE Prescribed by GSA - FAR (48 CFR) 53.243 (Type or print) (Type or print) (Organized by UCF section headings, including solicitation/contract subject matter where feasible.) (Number, street, county, State and ZIP Code) (If other than Item 6) (Specify type of modification and authority) (such as changes in paying office, appropriation date, etc.) (If required) (SEE ITEM 11) (SEE ITEM 13) (X) CHECK ONE 13. THIS ITEM APPLIES ONLY TO MODIFICATIONS OF CONTRACTS/ORDERS, IT MODIFIES THE CONTRACT/ORDER NO. AS DESCRIBED IN ITEM 14. 11. THIS ITEM ONLY APPLIES TO AMENDMENTS OF SOLICITATIONS AMENDMENT OF SOLICITATION/MODIFICATION OF CONTRACT (Signature of person authorized to sign) (Signature of Contracting Officer) 1 2 36C26223R0036 0001 3-13-2023 NA 36C262 Department of Veterans Affairs Network Contracting Office 22 4811 Airport Plaza Drive Suite 600 Long Beach CA 90815 Department of Veterans Affairs Network Contracting Office 22 4811 Airport Plaza Drive Suite 600 Long Beach CA 90815 To all Offerors/Bidders 36C26223R0036 03-13-2023 X X This amendment reflects clarification to questions pertaining to RFP 36C26223R0036 Home Medical Equipment (HME) Services for the VA Southern Arizona Healthcare System. See continuation pages for Questions and Answers. All other solicitation terms and conditions remain unchanged. Jonathan Ford Page 2 of 2 Amendment 1 Question 1: What has been the historical usage of Weekend deliveries? Answer 1: Historical weekend deliveries cannot be determined as that separate data is not available. Question 2: Cost for repairs (other than minor repairs) will be billed as per hour rates in the Schedule of Supplies/Services. Repairs and refurbishment will be accomplished by appropriately trained and qualified personnel. Who determines whether a repair is considered a minor repair? The VA or the contractor? Answer 2: Paragraph 1.2 of section B.3 identifies minor repairs as repairs that can be performed without the use of additional parts that are specific to the equipment being repaired (i.e. replacing bolts, screws, or wiring connectors). Question 3: A list of equipment is provided in the PWS, but it is precluded with the statement: HME will include but not be limited to the items identified below. Please provide the list of all equipment. Answer 3: The VA Southern Arizona Healthcare System services Veterans with a wide array of medical needs. All needed equipment cannot be pre-determined, however the list included in the solicitation provides the most common equipment that has historically been utilized. Question 4: What is the warehouse square footage requirement to satisfy the requirements of this contract? Answer 4: A required minimum square footage is not specified, the contractor must determine the appropriate square footage needed to store at minimum, the identified equipment in the manner specified in the solicitation. Question 5: Can the solicitation be amended as a small business set-aside? Answer 5: Unfortunately, no. A determination has been made that an SDVOSB set aside is appropriate for this solicitation at this time and cannot be changed to accommodate any particular vendors.
Posted: March 13, 2023, 4:52 p.m. EST
Posted: Feb. 28, 2023, 7:51 p.m. EST


Response Deadline
March 30, 2023, 6:30 p.m. EST Due in 10 Days
Feb. 28, 2023, 7:51 p.m. EST (updated: March 17, 2023, 3:53 p.m. EST)
Set Aside
Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSBC)
Place of Performance
VA Southern Arizona Healthcare System 3601 S 6th Avenue Tucson 85723

Current SBA Size Standard
$16.5 Million
Likely Fixed Price
Est. Level of Competition
Signs of Shaping
75% of obligations for similar contracts within the Veterans Health Administration were awarded full & open.
On 2/28/23 VISN 22: Desert Pacific Healthcare Network issued Synopsis Solicitation 36C26223R0036 for HME Services (VA Southern Arizona) due 3/30/23. The opportunity was issued with a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSBC) set aside with NAICS 621610 (SBA Size Standard $16.5 Million) and PSC N065.
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