FBO Notice Date 05/24/18
BIDS Reference Number 1198
Document Type: Special Notice
Maintenance, Repair & Rebuilding Of Equipment

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Maryland Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care System, 21902

J -- NOTICE OF INTENT/SOLE SOURCE SOL 36C24518Q9041Contract Officer/Jabbar Pringle

The Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 5 (NCO 5), Baltimore VA Medical Center, Baltimore, MD intends to award a sole source contract under the authority of 41 U.S.C. 253(c) (1) - FAR 6.302-1Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements to Hill-Rom Clinical Workflow Solutions, 1069 State Route 46 East, Batesville, IN 47006The Government intends to negotiate a sole source contract to a Large Business for Software Maintenance & Service.The place of performance is at the Baltimore VA Medical Center, 10 N. Greene Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.This action will result in a Firm-Fixed Price contract with a period of performance of one (1) year w/four (4) one year options.This is not a solicitation and does not constitute a commitment or an obligation by the government. This notice is not a request for offers, quotes or proposals.

This notice of intent is not a request for quotations. Interested parties may express interest by providing a capabilities statement no later than May 31st, 2018 by 12:00pm EST.The capabilities statement must provide clear and unambiguous evidence to substantiate the capability of the party to provide the required services. A determination not to compete this proposed contract upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.Verbal responses are not acceptable and will not be considered.If after 12:00pm EST on May 31st, 2018, no viable responses have been received in response to this announcement, the Department of VA shall negotiate solely with Hill-Rom Clinical Workflow SolutionsThere will be no solicitation available for competitive quotes. Phone calls will not be accepted.The Point of Contact for this action Contract Officer, Jabbar Pringle who can be reached at Jabbar.Pringle@va.govCapability statements can be emailed to Jabbar Pringle at Jabbar.Pringle@va.gov

The Government anticipates the award of a firm-fixed priced contract. A determination by the Government whether to compete this proposed requirement this proposed requirement based upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to compete this requirement.

Software Maintenance and Service includes:Major & Minor Upgrades including Patches & Fixes for the NaviCare Nurse Call Software (NNC), On-site Labor for Upgrades including Certifications, 24/7/365 Remote Technical Diagnostics & Support, Minor Configuration Changes (Performed Remotely)-Up to 4 Hours.Part Replacement, On-Site Labor including Travel & Living Expenses, 1 Preventative Maintenance per install, Minor Configuration Changes (On-Site)-4 Hour Maximum, RTLS: 2 Battery Maintenance Visits per year including dead Battery Replacement for system Monitors & Virtual Walls--**250 batteries Maximum & 5 Days On-Site Annually**

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/VA/VAMHCS512/VAMHCS512/36C24518Q9041/listing.html