REQUEST FOR INFORMATION: 36C262-18-U-0046THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) IS ISSUED SOLELY FOR INFORMATION AND PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION.THE SUBMISSION OF PRICING, CAPABILITIES FOR PLANNING PURPOSES, AND OTHER MARKETINFORMATION IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED AND ALLOWED UNDER THIS RFI IN ACCORDANCE WITH (IAW) FAR 15.201(e).
This is not a solicitation announcement. This is a sources sought synopsis only. The purpose of this synopsis is to gain knowledge of potential qualified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) or Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) for relative to NACIS 339112 sources (size standard of 1,000 employees). Responses to this synopsis will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. After review of the responses to this source sought synopsis, a solicitation announcement may be published in the FedBizOpps or GSA eBuy websites. Responses to this sources sought synopsis are not considered adequate responses to the solicitation announcement. All interested offerors will have to respond to the solicitation announcement in addition to responding to this source sought announcement. The Department of Veterans Affairs, Network 22Contracts Office, is seeking sources to provide Cryostar NX50 System.
If you are interested, and can provide the required supplies please provide therequested information as indicated below. Responses to this notice should include: company name, address, point of contact, size of business pursuant to the following questions:(1) Please indicate the size status and representations of your business, such as but not limited to: Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), Hubzone, Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Large Business, etc.)?(2) Is your company considered small under the NAICS code identified under thisRFI?(3) Are you the manufacturer or distributor of the items being referenced above(or equivalent product/solution)? What is the manufacturing country of origin of these items?(4) If you re a small business and you are an authorized distributor/reseller for the items identified above (or equivalent product/solution), do you alter; assemble; modify; the items requested in any way? If you do, state how and what isaltered; assembled; modified?(5) Does your company have an FSS contract with GSA or the NAC or are you a contract holder with NASA SEWP or any other federal contract? If so, please providethe contract type and number.(6) If you are an FSS GSA/NAC or NASA SEWP contract holder or other federal contract holder, are thereferenced items/solutions available on your schedule/contract?(7) Please provide general pricing for your products/solutions for market research purposes.(8) Please submit your capabilities in regard to the salient characteristics being provided and any information pertaining to brand name or equal to items toestablish capabilities for planning purposes?
Responses to this notice shall be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone responses shall not be accepted. Responses must be received no later than August 23, 2018 at 3:00PM PT. If a solicitation is issued it shall be announced at a later date, and all interested parties must respond to that solicitationannouncement separately from the responses to this request for information. Responses to this notice are not a request to be added to a prospective bidders list or to receive a copy of the solicitation. Please provide unofficial pricing. Notice: No remanufactures or gray market items/ supplies will not be acceptable.Interested parties of RFI/RFQ must be an authorized reseller, distributor, or dealer of the O.E.M. (Original Equipment Manufacturer). Verification can be provided by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM. Equipment shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions. No exceptions, must be a manufacturer authorized distributor. Schedule: Brand Name or Equal
1) CRYOSTAR NX50 HD LOW PROFILE 6640-540500 MICROTOME STK#95 711 0L 1 Each
Estimated Freight (not to exceed $249.00) 1 Job