FBO Notice Date 11/16/17
BIDS Reference Number 276
Document Type: Sources Sought
Professional, Administrative, And Management Support Services

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, Department of Veterans Affairs Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care System, 39531

R -- Information Databases SOL 36C25618Q0143 DUE 112317Tina HarrisContracting OfficerThis is a SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE only for Market Research. Response to this notice will be used for information and planning purposes. No proposals or quotes are being requested or accepted with this notice. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS or QUOTES and NO CONTRACT SHALL BE AWARDED FROM THIS NOTICE. This notice shall NOT be construed as solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Responses to this sources sought is not a request to be added to a prospective bidders list or to receive a copy of the solicitation.VISN 16, is seeking preferably SDVOSB/small businesses (but will accept other than small business for market research) capable of providing Web Based Medical Text Informational Database for VISN 16 locations.Brief Description of Services:The Network Contracting Office (NCO) 16 is currently seeking a company that canprovide the medical text databases services within the draft statement of work below. This is an all or none requirement.


Statement of Work:Access to a Medical Text Database ServiceStatement of Work:Under this contract, the Contractor shall provide non- personal services to support VISN 16 with the Web Based Medical Text Information Database Service required.

Background:VISN 16 requires access to a medical text database (MTD) service. The medical text database service is to provide VISN 16 healthcare providers, medical professionals and other VISN 16 employees with electronic access to current clinical texts in order to increase quality of care, enhance health outcomes, help avoid errors and adverse events, and improve efficiency. VISN 16 is a part of SAO Central area which includes:

Gulf Coast Veterans Health Care Systems400 Veterans AvenueBiloxi, MS 39531

G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center1500 E. Woodrow Wilson DriveJackson, MS 39216

Alexandria VA Health Care SystemP.O. Box 69004Alexandria, LA 71306

Southeast Louisiana Veterans Health Care System1601 Perdido StreetNew Orleans, LA 70112

Overton Brooks VA Medical Center510 E Stoner AvenueShreveport, LA 71101

Veterans health Care System of the Ozarks1100 N College AvenueFayetteville, AR 72703

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System John L. McClellan Memorials Veterans Hospital4300 West 7th StreetLittle Rock, AR 72205

Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare Systems Eugene J Towbin Healthcare Center2200 Fort Roots DriveNorth Little Rock, AR 72114

Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center2002 Holcombe BlvdHouston, TX 77030

Description of work and services:The medical text database (MTD) service shall be accessible by authentication through IP validation, eliminating the need for users to enter identification, username and/or password. Search and retrieval should be capable of searching individual texts, subsets, or the entire library using one interface, and provide ranked results. It should allow concurrent usage. The program will also need to support off-site and remote access through Athens authentication. Ability to download mobile applications for various devices should also be provided at no additional cost.

The MTD s content shall include the following titles:

Health and Psychosocial Instruments (Unlimited simultaneous users; 10 access sites);PsycTESTSAlt-Health Watch (Unlimited simultaneous users; 10 access sites)Health Business Elite: HOSTPsychology and Behavioral Sciences Collection (Unlimited simultaneous users10 access sites)Health Source Consumer Edition (Unlimited simultaneous users; 10 access sitesBusiness Source Corporate (Unlimited simultaneous users:10 access sites)Nursing and Allied Health Collection (Unlimited simultaneous users; 10 access sites)SPORT Discus with Full Text (4 simultaneous users; 10 access sites)Nursing Reference Center (Unlimited simultaneous users; 10 access sites)MEDLINE Complete (Unlimited simultaneous users; 10 access sites)The MTD must allow unlimited simultaneous users to all 10 access sites.

Period of Performance:A firm-fixed price contract is needed for the one-year period of January 1, 2018 thru December 31, 2018 with four (4) twelve-month option periods.

Offeror s response to this Notice shall be limited to 5 pages and shall includethe following information:Offeror s company name, DUNS, Federal Tax ID, address, point of contact, title,phone number, and email addressOfferor s capability to meet this requirement including any current contracts (Civilian or Government). Response must show clear and convincing evidence thatyour company has the capabilities and qualifications to provide this service tobe considered as a source. SDVOSB and VOSB shall also show evidence that they will perform 51% of the work (additional 5 pages allowed). All parties are asked to identify any subcontractors that shall also be utilized.Offeror s type of business (small or large) and socioeconomic status whether Service Disable Veteran Owned, Veteran Owned, HUBZone, 8(a), Woman Owned, Small Disadvantaged, etc. If applicable, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Veteran-Owned (VOSB) must be verified with the seal in VetBiz to be considered as a source. Same for/with subcontractor.The NAICS code 519190, all Other Informational Services, applies and the Size Standard is $27.5 million. The PSC code R612, Information Retrieval, applies.

Responses must be received by no later than 8:00am Central Standard Time, Thursday, November 23, 2017. Responses shall be emailed to tina.harris3@va.gov using Sources Sought 36C25618Q0143 Information Database Services in the subject line. Facsimile or Telephonic responses will not be accepted.

All interested parties are reminded to be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) at http://www.sam.gov in order to be eligible for award of Government contracts.

In addition, if you are and SDVOSB, you must be registered and certified in VetBiz. Should a solicitation be issued, the above NAICS will be utilized.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/VA/BiVAMC/VAMCCO80220/36C25618Q0143/listing.html