Bid Opportunity: 7490--Mailing Machine

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7490--Mailing Machine

Category: 74 - Office Machines, Text Processing and Related Equipment

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Type:   Bid
Agency Type:   Federal
State:   Arizona
Date Entered:   05/17/2022
Due Date:   05/20/2022
Agency:   VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF, AZ
Description:   This is a SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY. It is neither a solicitation announcement nor a request for proposals or quotes and does not obligate the Government to award a contract. Responses to this sources sought notice 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 businesses interested and capable of providing the supplies described below. VA Long Beach Healthcare System located at 5901 East 7th Street, Long Beach, CA 90822-5201 is seeking to purchase a mailing meter machine that prints onto a tape or directly on personal/business letters and optional equipment including a weighing platform and a conveyor stacker. The mail meter machine must have salient characteristics or be equal to Quadient model listed below.Quadient ModelIM 5000 A SYS model# IS5000A 1EADynamic Weighing Platform IM56DWM 1EAConveyor Stacker IM56 Conveyor 1EASalient CharacteristicsMust be compatible with Quadient EMS Shipping System Long Beach station currently hasMust have the minimum processing speed of up to 300 letters per minuteHave the capability to have a high-capacity envelope feeder with reload on-the-fly capabilityMust have a minimum three speed choices up to 210, 260 or 300 lpm Must have a dynamic scale that rapidly weighs and measures mail in-line Must have open and closed flat sealing capabilities Have a power conveyor stacker with a storage capacity ratio in sync with the feederMust have a capability to check correct zip codeMust have a capability to choose what kind of mail (i.e. package dimension, flat mail, first class, or priority) to be processedMust have automatic weighing scale to provide accurate postage amountMust provide reports including how many letters have been processed and total amount of postage on a daily basis. This report will be used to provide Quarterly Outgoing Mail Report to VA Central OfficeMust have a full keyboardMust have a weighing platform from a 10, 30 or 70lb platforms handle for heavy parcels and heavy weighing packagesMust be able to have a mixed mail feeder to sort by size or weightMust have a sealing system with filter for a tip-to-tip envelope sealIf you are interested and are capable of providing the required supplies, please provide the following information.(1) Company Name, Address, Point of Contact(2) Size status and representations of your business, such as but not limited to: Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), HUBZone, Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Large Business, etc.(3) Is your company considered small under the NAICS code 333318 Other Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing?(4) Does your company have an FSS contract with GSA or the NAC or are you a contract holder with any other federal contract? If so, please provide the contract type and number.(5) If you are an FSS GSA/NAC or other federal contract holder, are the referenced items/solutions available on your schedule/contract?(6) Please provide general pricing for your products/solutions and the lead time for market research purposes.(7) Please submit a capability statement that addresses qualifications and verifies ability to perform work described above.The Government is not obligated to nor will it pay for or reimburse any costs associated with responding to this sources sought announcement. This notice shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to 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 Businesses. However, if there are insufficient Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business responses, an alternate set-aside or full and open competition may be determined. No sub-contracting opportunity is anticipated. The North American Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 333318 (1,000 Employees).Responses to this notice shall be submitted via email to hestia.sim@va.gov. Telephone responses will not be accepted. Responses must be received no later than 5/20/2022 10:00 AM PST.After review of the responses to this sources sought announcement, a solicitation may be published on the beta.sam.gov or GSA eBuy websites. Responses to this sources sought announcement will not be considered adequate responses to the solicitation. All interested offerors must respond to the solicitation in addition to responding to this sources sought announcement. Prospective bidders must be authorized re-sellers in order to participate in the solicitation process.Notice to potential offerors: All offerors who provide goods or services to the United States Federal Government must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov. Additionally, all Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses or Veteran Owned Small Businesses must be registered with the Department of Veterans Affairs Center for Veterans Enterprise VetBiz Registry located at www.vip.vetbiz.gov.
262-NETWORK CONTRACT OFFICE 22 (36C262) Long Beach VANLO 85297 335 E. German Rd SUITE 301 Gilbert AZ 85297 Hestia Sim, Contract Specialist, Phone 562-766-2239, Email hestia.sim@va.gov
RFP Number:   36C26222Q0937
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