This is a Request for Information (RFI) only; it is not a request for quotations or offers.52.215-3 -- Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes (Oct 1997)(a) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this solicitation or to otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as provided in subsection 31.205-18, Bid and proposal costs, of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.(b) Although proposal and offeror are used in this Request for Information,your response will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal.(c) This solicitation is issued for the purpose of conducting market research to identify potential sources for a potential procurement contract for two each- Non Lumen Sterilization Solutions for the Minneapolis VA Health Care System located in Minneapolis, MN.
**Please address the questions below in your response.This is a request for information and sources only, which may or may not lead to a future solicitation. This is not a request for proposal (RFP). The VA will not pay for any information received resulting from this sources sought notice. Information should be forwarded to the Contract Specialist. Any questions should be addressed to the Contract Specialist, in writing, at the email address provided. Because this is a request for information only, answers to questions will not be posted. If your organization has the capability to provide these items and is interested in this opportunity, please respond to Andrea Harter, Contracting Officer, Network 23 Contracting Office (NCO23), 4801 Veterans Drive, Saint Cloud, MN or via e-mail at Andrea.email@example.com.Please address the following in your responses:
Point of contact, DUNS Number, complete mailing address, telephone number, and email address.Please address the following with regards to the Non Lumen Sterilization Solution you can provide:Please identify the system you can provide, including specifications of the systemCycle time for sterilization.Capacity for sterilization in each cycleTypes of instrumentation that can be sterilized with the systemDelivery timeframe after receipt of orderSocioeconomic status.
The deadline for this information is 4:00 PM Central Time on Tuesday, December 18, 2018.
This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes only and doesnot constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked as proprietary will be handled accordingly. In accordance withFAR 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.