Description: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and awritten solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation Number VA250-17-Q-0492 is being issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ) and the intent is to award a firm fixed price for the required services. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-26. This requirement is available as full and open competition for commercial items under the North Atlantic Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 621910.
REQUIREMENTS: Network Contracting Office (NCO 10) on behalf of the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC), 10701 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH 44106 is seeking Quotes that provide pricing for ambulance services as described in the requirements below: Quotes with additional features will be considered, provided the minimum requirements of the Government have been met. Each line item must have a description and pricing information. Quote shall contain a proposed delivery, installation, and in-service timeline. Patient Care Administration Services is a service division of the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 10701 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106. There shall be no site visit for this procurement.
PRICING LINE ITEMS:1)Basic Life Support (BLS), Ambulance Services will be from 7-1-2017 through 6-30-2018.
PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: This combined synopsis lists one or more clauses by reference with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text (FAR 52.252-2). The provisions at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, apply to this acquisition with the following addendum to the provisions of the standard provisions. In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items all offers will be considered for BEST VALUE. 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. (1) Technical capability. Additionally, any potential offerors quoting a brand equivalent must supply supporting documentation that the product quoted is of equal or greater technical capability matching the specified equipment in features, quality, warranty terms, compatibility with existing systems, and functionality to be considered. (2) Past performance: please include references of customers who have purchased a similar system. Past performance with VA or other Government agencies is preferred. Please include company name, point of contact information, purchase order or reference number, and dollar value. Those not submitting past performance references will be given a neutral rating. (3) Price: Quote for each line item, including but not limited to the requirements listed above. Technical and past performance when combined is significantly more important than price. The provision at VAAR 852-211-77, Brand Name or Equal applies. The items called for by this RFQ have been identified in the schedule by a "brand name or equal" description, such identification is intended to be descriptive, but not restrictive, and is to indicate the quality and characteristics of products that will be satisfactory. Quotes offering "equal" products (including products of the brand name manufacturer other than the one described by brand name) will be considered for award if such products are clearly identified in the quote and are determined by the Government to meet fully the salient characteristics requirements listed in the RFQ.
NOTE: The Government reserves the right to award without discussions, vendors shall submit the most favorable terms. Small businesses, especially service-disabled veteran owned small businesses and veteran owned are encouraged to contract their nearest Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) if assistance is needed in preparing their quote. The web site address for the location of the nearest PTAC is http://www.sellingtothegovernment.nct.
ELECTRONIC INVOICE SUBMISSION: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA Financial Service Center (FSC) is the designated agency office for invoice receipt in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (5 CFR part 1315). FSC or its designated representative may contact the vendor to provide specific instructions for electronic submission of invoices. The vendor will be responsible for any associated expenses. FSC may utilize third-party contractors to facilitate invoice processing. Prior to contact by FSC or its designated representative for electronic invoicing submissions, the vendor shall continue to submit all invoices to FSC at the following mailing address: Department of Veterans Affairs, Financial Services Center, and PO Box 149971, Austin, TX 78714-8971.
Offerors shall complete FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items available for online registration at http://orca.bpn.gov or include a written copy with the quote submitted. The clause at 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition, to include the following addendum to the clause: 52.204-7 (SAM registration) the successful offeror must be registered with the System Award Management (SAM) to be awarded a contract, you may register easily and quickly on-line at http://www.sam.gov, 52.232-34 (Payment by Electronic Funds), VAAR 852.237-70 (Contractor Responsibility) and 852.2370-4 (Commercial Advertising). The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition which shall include the following clauses by reference. Clauses: 52.203-6, 52.219-4, 52.219-8, 52.219-23 alt1, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.22236, 52.222-37, 52.225-3 Alternate I. The preceding Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) clauses and provisions may be accessed on the Internet at http://www.arnet.gov/far. The preceding Veterans Administration (VAAR) clauses and provisions may be accessed on the Internet at http://www.va.gov/oa&mmlvarr/. To receive credit as a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, an offeror must be registered and verified in Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database. (http://www.VetBiz.gov).
All questions must be submitted to Roman Savino, Contract Specialist by e-mail only by Friday May 19, 2017. All responses to questions that may affect offers will be incorporated into a written amendment to the solicitation. Please continue to look on the solicitation in FBO for any potential updates until the closing date of the solicitation (all amendments will be posted by 5-26-2017).
Quotes and accompanying information are due no later than 3 p.m. EST Friday May 26, 2017
Technical questions and Quotes must be sent by email to email@example.com.