FBO Notice Date 12/14/17
BIDS Reference Number 825
Document Type: Special Notice
Information Technology Services, Telecommunications Services

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

D -- WELCH ALLYN CONNEX VM VITALS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE MAINTENANCE AGREEMENT SOL 9224SCHERONICA COCHRANCONTRACT SPECIALISTPage 1 of 1NOTICE OF INTENT TO SOLE SOURCEThe Department of Veterans Affairs intends to issue sole-source firm-fixed priced award for one (1) twelve (12) month base period and four (4) one (1) year option options to renew, to Welch Allyn Inc., 4341 State Street Road Skaneateles Falls, NY 13153.

A sole source procurement will be issued to Welch Allyn Inc. because the VM Connex Software is Proprietary and owned and maintained solely by Welch Allyn Inc.In addition, the Software is used for patient diagnosis and is regulated by FDAas a medical device. This software must meet VA HL7 Interface Standards, for data integrity and security. Welch Allyn is the only vendor that has access to this software and the capability to provide this service.

This procurement is being conducted in accordance with FAR Part 6.302-1 Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements. The NAICS code is 511210 and has a size standard of $38.5 Million for this procurement.

SCOPE OF WORK: Tennessee Valley Healthcare System has a significant need for Software Support Agreement to include telephone support, updates for system functionality, remote diagnosis & repair, direct access to technical support, clinical education, interface mapping changes and preference settings changes.

This notice of intent is not a request for competitive quotes. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement and submit quotations no later than 11am CST, December 19, 2017 to: scheronica.cochran@va.gov. Responses received will be evaluated; however, a determination by the Government not to compete the proposed procurement based upon responses received to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.

Disclaimer and Important Notes: This notice does not obligate the Government toaward a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. TheGovernment 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 to perform 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. Determination by the Government not to compete the proposed procurement based upon responses received to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/VA/NaVAMC/VAMCCO80220/9224/listing.html