FBO Notice Date 01/17/18
BIDS Reference Number 235
Document Type: Sources Sought
Instruments & Laboratory Equipment

Department of Veterans Affairs, Nashville VAMC, Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 37129

66 -- 614-18-1-560-0014 NX Slide / Cassette Printers SOL 36C24918Q0188Sascha Hertslet615.225.6664

This is a Sources Sought notice. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The purpose of this notice is to obtain information regarding the availability and capability of all qualified sources to performa potential requirement.Background: Memphis VA Medical Center (Customer) needs two new slide printers and one cassette printer.Purpose and Objectives: Your responses to the information requested will assistthe Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method.NAICS code: 334118 and sized standard is 1000 employees.NOTE: Respondent claiming SDVOSB and VOSB status must be registered and CVE verified in VetBiz Registry www.vetbiz.gov.

Project requirements:Preliminary market research has narrowed the specs and functionality to fall within the following brands / models:

SLIDE PRINTER:Thermo Fisher Scientific s SlideMate AS On-Demand System Mfr Model No. A83900005Sakura Finetek Tissue-Tek Smartwrite Slide Printer System Mfr. Model No. 9021Leica Biosystems Leica IP S Slide printer Mfr. Model 149IPS00001

CASSETTE PRINTER:Thermo Fisher Scientific s PrintMate AS150 System Mfr. Model No. A83800004Sakura Finetek Tissue-Tek Smartwrite Cassette Printer System Mfr. Model No.9020Leica Biosystems Leica IP C Cassette Printer Mfr. Model. 149IPC00001

Devices must be new, not refurbished, used, or grey-market type. Each item mustcome with all OEM standard accessories which must include most up-to-date software, user manual, power cords, protective cover (if applicable), interface cable, and 1-year parts & labor warranty.

If vendor has another device meeting similar specs and features to the already given brands/models, please submit appropriate documentation for review.Anticipated period of performance: NA. Single-commodity buy.Other important considerations: None.Capability statement /information sought: Response to this announcement shall not to exceed 5 pages and should include the following information: (1) A tailored capability statement indicating the firm s ability to provide a product and related services; (2) The respondents DUNS number, organization name, address, point of contact, and size and type of business (e.g., SDVOSB/VOSB, etc,) pursuantto the applicable NAICS code; (3) Information should be provided electronicallyin a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format; (4) Letter from OEM that offeror is anauthorized distributor

Response Requirements:Please e-mail your response with the above information to Sascha.hertslet@va.gov or fax to 615.849.3769 with the subject line "Sources Sought Notice # 36C24918Q0188. by 2:00 p.m. (EST) on Wednesday, January 24, 2018. Any question should beemailed to Sascha.hertslet@va.gov. Disclaimer and Important Notes. This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization s qualifications toperform the work. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After a review of the responses received, a pre-solicitation synopsis and solicitation may be published in Federal Business Opportunities. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation.

Confidentiality. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s).

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/VA/NaVAMC/VAMCCO80220/36C24918Q0188/listing.html

SET-ASIDE: Veteran-Owned Small Business