SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY.It is neither a solicitation announcement nor a request for proposals or quotesand does not obligate the Government to award a contract. Requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. Responses to this sources-sought must be in writing. The purpose of this sources-sought announcement is for market research to make appropriate acquisition decisions and to gain knowledge of potential qualified Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses, Veteran Owned Small Businesses, 8(a), HubZone and other Small Businesses interested and capable of providing the services described below. Documentation of technical expertise mustbe presented in sufficient detail for the Government to determine that your company possesses the necessary functional area expertise and experience to competefor this acquisition. Responses to this notice shall include the following: (a) company name (b) address (c) point of contact (d) phone, fax, and email (e) DUNS number (f) Cage Code (g) Tax ID Number (h) Type of small business, e.g. Services Disabled Veteran Owned small Business, Veteran-owned small business, 8(a), HUBZone, Women Owned Small Business, Small disadvantaged business, or Small Business HUBZone business and (i) must provide a capability statement that addresses the organizations qualifications and ability to perform as a contractor for the work described below.The Network Contract Office (NCO) 22 - Gilbert is seeking a potential qualifiedcontractor to provide Brand Name or Equal to The Triton 36 Sonic Cleaner , forthe Southern Arizona VA Health Care System (SAVAHCS).Important information: The Government is not obligated to nor will it pay for or reimburse any costs associated with responding to this sources-sought synopsis request. This notice shall not be construed as a commitment by the Governmentto issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract, nor does it restrict the Government to a particular acquisition approach. The Government will in no way be bound to this information if any solicitation is issued. The VA is mandated by Public Law 109-461 to consider a total set-aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business set aside. However, if response by Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business firms proves inadequate, an alternate set-aside or fulland open competition may be determined. No sub-contracting opportunity is anticipated. The North American Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 339113 Ultrasonic medical cleaning equipment manufacturing (750 Employees).Notice to potential offerors: All offerors who provide goods or services to theUnited States Federal Government must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov and complete Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA). Additionally, all Service Disabled Veteran Owned Businesses or Veteran Owned Businesses who respond to a solicitation on this project must be registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise VetBiz Registry located at www.vip.vetbiz.gov. All interested Offerorsshould submit information by e-mail to Brandan.email@example.com. All information submissions shall be received no later than 10:00 am (MST-Arizona) on May 3, 2018. After review of the responses to this announcement, the Government intends toproceed with the acquisition and a subsequent solicitation may be published.
Salient CharacteristicsThe Triton 36 is a large capacity Floor Model Ultrasonic Cleaning System featuring an automatic tray elevator for ease of use and operator safety. This model is validated for cleaning all daVinci® S/Si and Xi Robotic instruments. The versatile tray elevator will accommodate a maximum of three instrument trays of various types. Three (3) lumen trays can be cleaned simultaneously. Each lumen tray will hold up to 12 ported instruments for a total of 36 instruments cleaned per cycle. The elevator will also accommodate up to three (3) standard wire mesh instrument trays for cleaning solid instruments. When cleaning daVinci instruments,only two (2) tray levels are used simultaneously for maximum use of cavitation energy. Each robotic tray will hold up to 10 daVinci instruments for a total of 20 cleaned per cycle. Slide-and-Lock irrigation trays provide easy loading to connect to irrigation ports. Lumen and daVinci trays measure 32.5 L x 10.5 W x 4 H. The wire mesh tray measures 21 L x 10 W x 4 H. Total instrument weight capacity is 40 pounds. The ultrasonic basin has a fill capacity of 30 gallons of water.The Triton 36 employs 2 Titanium Rod Transducers (TRT) suspended directly in the solution for superior cleaning cavitation. Two generators produce 1,200 watts of power to each transducer for 2,400 watts of power at a frequency of 40 kHz, providing a power density of 80 watts/gallon. Features a large, easy- to-use 7 touch screen to operate the unit and select the desired cleaning cycle. Elevator automatically lowers trays into cleaning basin. Cycles automatically progresses through filling, detergent dispensing, degassing, ultrasonic cleaning, rinsing, instrument air purge and draining. Elevator lifts trays out of cleaning solutionat end of cycle. Fill, rinse and drain hoses provided for installation. Unit measures 50 L x 24 W x 63 H. Operation requires 208V, 60Hz, 1-Phase, 20A dedicatedwall receptacle.