FBO Notice Date 05/21/18
BIDS Reference Number 253
Document Type: Sources Sought
Medical Services

Department of Veterans Affairs, Shreveport VAMC, Overton Brooks Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 71101

Q -- Contract Nursing Home SOL 36C25618Q9416 DUE 052518SHARRION YOUNG-MOSLEYCONTRACT SPECIALIST(318) 990-4095SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE:Community Nursing Home Services Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC)Southeast Louisiana Veteran Health Care Services (SLVHCS)New Orleans, Louisiana

DESCRIPTION: This is a source sought to determine the availability of potentialsources having the skills and capabilities necessary to provide the appropriatelevel of Community Nursing Home (CNH) care to the beneficiaries the Department of Veterans Affairs, Southeast Louisiana Veteran Health Care Services (SLVHCS) New Orleans, LA located at 2400 Canal Street, New Orleans, LA 70346 has a requirement for Nursing Home Services for Ascension Parish. The estimated period of performance will be from the Award Date for one (1) base year with four (4) option years to renew and shall be exercised at the sole discretion of the Government. The number of Veterans requiring Community Nursing Home services (bed days) over the next five years will fluctuate and cannot be adequately determined at this time. Therefore, the award of Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) is anticipated. Please be aware all Federal, State and local labor laws will be applicable to this procurement including, federal minimum wage as provided in Section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act. If you have specific questions regarding labor laws you should contact your local Federal Department of Labor representative.REQUIRED: Interested agencies will be Medicaid/Medicare as applicable to the location as a Certified Nursing Home Facility, licensed as a Nursing Home by the State of Louisiana in which its provider number is based, accreditation by a recognized accrediting body i.e. Joint Commission (JC) or Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP). All interested vendors are invited to provide information to contribute to this market survey/sources sought including commercial market information. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT. This is a sources sought synopsis. Questions should be submitted by email to sharrion.young-mosley@va.gov. Provide only the requested information below. The purpose of this synopsis is to gain knowledge ofpotential qualified sources and their size classifications (Service Disabled/Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB/VOSB), Hub zone, 8(a), small, small disadvantaged, woman owned small business, FSS/GSA contract schedule holders or large business) relative to NAICS 623110 Nursing Care Facilities (size standard $27.5 M). Responses to this synopsis will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. After review of the responses to this sources sought synopsis, a solicitation announcement may be published on the FBO website. Responses to this sources sought synopsis are not considered adequate responses to thesolicitation announcement. All interested offerors will have to respond to the solicitation announcement in addition to responding to this sources sought announcement.

REQUESTED INFORMATION: (1) STATEMENT OF CABABILITY: Submit a brief description,five (5) pages or less, that demonstrates how your company can provide the requested services at time of award. Include your company s past experience in performing these services to the VA, other Government (Federal or State) agency, or for a private facility. (2) BUSINESS SIZE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS: (a) Indicatewhether your business is large or small as defined by the NAICS (b) If small, indicate if your firm qualifies as a small, emerging business, or small disadvantaged business (c) If disadvantaged, specify under which disadvantaged group and if your firm is certified under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (d) Indicate if your firm is a certified Hub-zone firm (e) Indicate if your firm is a woman-owned or operated business (f) Indicate if your firm is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) (g) Include the DUNS number of your firm. (h) In accordance with FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management, prospective contractors must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) and in VetBiz database if applicable (VetBiz registration is required for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses or Veteran Owned Small Businesses) under the applicable NAICS. Contractors may obtain SAM information at https://www.sam.gov and Vet Biz information at http://www.vip.vetbiz.gov. To be eligible for award, contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management database. Registration is free and potential offerors are encouraged to visit the SAM website as no IDCs can be awarded to any offeror not registered in SAM.

Responses must be emailed to sharrion.young-mosley@va.gov no later than 1:00PM,Friday, May 25, 2018. Your response should include both the STATEMENT OF CABABILITY and BUSINESS SIZE AND SOCIO- ECONOMIC STATUS information as explained above. Please place "Attention: Alexandria West CNH in the subject line of your email. This notice is to assist the VA in determining sources only. A SOLICITATION IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. If a solicitation is issued it will be announced at a later date, and all interested parties must respond to that solicitation announcement separately from the responses to this announcement. Performance Work Statement attached.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/VA/ShVAMC/VAMCLAOBrooks/36C25618Q9416/listing.html

SET-ASIDE: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business