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6515--Electromyography (EMG) System

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Type:   Bid
Agency Type:   Federal
State:   Mississippi
Date Entered:   05/25/2022
Due Date:   05/27/2022
Description:   DescriptionThis is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared In Accordance With (IAW) the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued.This solicitation is issued as an RFQ. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2022-05, dated 03-07-2022.This acquisition is set aside for Service Disable Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334510 - Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing, with a small business size standard of 1,250 employees. The Product Service Code (PSC) code 6515 - Medical and Surgical Instruments, Equipment and SuppliesAll interested vendors shall provide quotations for the following Brand Name item below:Price/Cost Schedule:The Alexandria VA Health Care System (AVAHCS), 2495 Shreveport Highway, 71 North, Pineville, LA 71360 is seeking brand name Electromyography (EMG) system, item Natus Nicolet Viking EDX EMG/NCS System. See requirements below: *Manufacture Part Number #Description/Part Number*QtyUnit of MeasureUnit PriceExtended PriceUS-CONFIGUS Configuration1EA982A0597EDX US / Canada + Base Unit?1EA842-689700EDX Windows 10 Desktop PC1EA21223MS Office Pro Plus 20161EA842-678300North AMERICAN POWER CORD?1EA33416Natus Elite Software - Viking1EA842-689400Viking EDX Control Panel?1EA515-016000EDX 2 channel Amplifier1EA515-018800WR50 Comfort Plus Probe Kit1EA828-060900NCS1EA828-060800EMG1EA828-060700Reference Help?1EA27080EMG Server Software?1EA842-690100UB4 Cart?1EA842-691200UB4 Cart Monitor Arm Option?1EA515-018500EDX Amplifier Holder & Arm?1EA842-670400Nicolet 115V Isobox?1EA842-66460021.5 Inch LCD Monitor?1EANO-PRINTERNo Printer?1EA222-448101Single Footswitch (Nicolet EMG)?1EATotalBRAND NAME: SPECIFICATIONS/CHARACTERISTICS:Must utilize Viking Natus Elite Software.Must complete task from patient to diagnostic report in 6 simple steps.Must have superior signal quality 4800 points/trace in NCS for high signal resolutionMust have auto-save feature for data.Must have stimulator(s) with programmable controls.Must possess referral specific protocols for fast navigation.Must have customizable reference values.Must have patented stimuli artifact rejection hardware Quick Recovery. Must have superior automated marker placement.Must have Workflow simplified workflow for common operations as Rollback, Roll forward, Edit, Average, etc. with minimal clicks.Must have automation of test procedures: short and long exercise tests.Must have advanced procedures as: MUNIX, CMAP scan, CVD.Must have video help files for routine procedures (vs. text onlyMust be manufactured, designed, developed and marketed under ISO 13485 certified quality system. Must be designed, tested, manufactured and certified to meet: IEC 60601-1:2012 (Ed3.1), IEC 60601-2-40:2016, and IEC 60601-1-2:2014 (Ed4).The salient characteristics identified above is intended to be descriptive, not restrictive and to indicate the quality of the supplies that will be satisfactory. It is the responsibility of the interested source to demonstrate to the Government that the interested parties can provide the supplies that fulfill the required specifications.Brand name justification is attached to the solicitation. Quote shall specify a specific delivery date or number of days After Receipt of Order (ARO). No partial shipments unless specifically authorized at the time of award. Delivery of all quantities shall occur no later than 60 days ARO to the following location:Place of Delivery The Alexandria VA Health Care System (AVAHCS)2495 Shreveport Highway, 71 NorthPineville, LA 71360InvoicingInvoices shall be submitted in arrears upon acceptance of all products. All invoices from the contractor shall be submitted electronically in accordance with VAAR Clause 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests.FSC e-Invoice Payment at Setup Information 1-877-489-6135The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition:52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at FARTitleDate52.204-7SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENTOct 201852.204-16COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE REPORTINGAug 202052.212-1INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS COMMERCIAL ITEMSNov 202152.212-2EVALUATION COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS AND COMMERCIAL SERVICESNov 202152.212-3 OFFERORS REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMSOfferors must complete annual representations and certifications electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website located at in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications Commercial Items. If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required.Nov 2021Addendum to 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS COMMERCIAL ITEMSThe following provisions are incorporated into 52.212-1 as an addendum to this combined synopsis/solicitation:Instructions for the Preparation of Quotes:Offeror shall provide the following documentation for the quote to be considered:A completed Cost/Price Schedule (to include pricing for all line items), located on page 3 through 4 of this document.A competed Contractor Contract Administration Data, located on page 14 of this document.A completed VAAR 852.219-78 VA Notice of Limitations on Subcontracting-Certificate of Compliance for Supplies and Products. An Authorized Distributor Letter from OEM, which shows evidence of being an authorized OEM Distributor or Reseller for the quoted products.Delivery lead time of quoted products.Note: If delivery lead time is deemed unreasonable, you will be ineligible for award. If all requested documents above are not submitted with your quote you may be deemed ineligible for award.(End of Addendum to 52.212-1)Addendum to 52.212-2 EVALUATION COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS AND COMMERCIAL SERVICESAward will be based upon a comparative evaluation of quotes in accordance with the Simplified Acquisition Procedures of FAR 13. Comparative evaluation is the side by side pairwise comparison of quotes based on factors resulting in a Contracting Officer decision for the quote most favorable to the Government. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Technical, Delivery Lead Time, and Price. The Government will issue an order to the responsible vendor whose quotation conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. Quotes will be evaluated to determine compliance with the requirements of this solicitation as follows:Factor 1 TechnicalThe quotation will be evaluated to the extent to which it can meet and/or exceed the Government s requirements as outlined in the brand name only solicitation and based on the information requested in the instructions to quoters section of the solicitation to be eligible for award.Factor 2 Delivery Lead TimeAn evaluation will assess quotes depicting a firm delivery date that is most advantageous to the Government.Factor 3 PriceOfferors' price quotes will be evaluated to determine the price is fair and reasonable in accordance with FAR 13.106-3 (a). In addition, the offeror s price will be compared against competing quotes and the independent Government cost estimate. Quotations should include a proposed unit price for each line item, as well as the extended amount (unit price multiplied by quantity).Note: Pricing shall be all inclusive (ex. Shipping cost should be rolled into the line item of the product and not separated as a sperate line item).The award will be made to the response most advantageous to the Government. Responses should contain your best terms, conditions.(End of Addendum to 52.212-2)The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at FARTitleDate52.204-13SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCEOct 201852.204-18COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE MAINTENANCEAug 202052.212-4CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMSNov 202152.212-5CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERSNov 202152.219-14LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTINGSep 202152.219-33NONMANUFACTURER RULESep 202152.222-19CHILD LABOR COOPERATION WITH AUTHORITIES AND REMIDIES (DEVIATION)Jul 2020852.219-74LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE Jul 2018852.242-71ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTING OFFICEROct 2020ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS COMMERCIAL PRODUCTS AND COMMERCIAL SERVICESThe following clauses are incorporated into 52.212-4 as an addendum to this contract:VAAR 852.212-70 PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES APPLICABLE TO VA ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2020) (a) The Contractor agrees to comply with any provision or clause that is incorporated herein by reference to implement agency policy applicable to acquisition of commercial items or components. The following provisions and clauses that have been checked by the Contracting Officer are incorporated by reference. [X] 852.203 70, Commercial Advertising. [] 852.209 70, Organizational Conflicts of Interest. [X] 852.211 70, Equipment Operation and Maintenance Manuals. [] 852.214 71, Restrictions on Alternate Item(s). [] 852.214 72, Alternate Item(s). [Note: this is a fillable clause.] [] 852.214 73, Alternate Packaging and Packing. [] 852.214 74, Marking of Bid Samples. [] 852.215 70, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors. [] 852.215 71, Evaluation Factor Commitments. [] 852.216 71, Economic Price Adjustment of Contract Price(s) Based on a Price Index. [] 852.216 72, Proportional Economic Price Adjustment of Contract Price(s) Based on a Price Index. [] 852.216 73, Economic Price Adjustment State Nursing Home Care for Veterans. [] 852.216 74, Economic Price Adjustment Medicaid Labor Rates. [] 852.216 75, Economic Price Adjustment Fuel Surcharge. [] 852.219 9, VA Small Business Subcontracting Plan Minimum Requirements. [] 852.219 10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside. [] 852.219 11, VA Notice of Total Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside. [] 852.222 70, Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Nursing Home Care for Veterans. [] 852.228 70, Bond Premium Adjustment. [] 852.228 71, Indemnification and Insurance. [] 852.228 72, Assisting Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses in Obtaining Bonds. [X] 852.232 72, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests. [] 852.233 70, Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution. [] 852.233 71, Alternate Protest Procedure. [] 852.237 70, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance. [X] 852.246 71, Rejected Goods. [] 852.246 72, Frozen Processed Foods. [] 852.246 73, Noncompliance with Packaging, Packing, and/or Marking Requirements. [] 852.270 1, Representatives of Contracting Officers. [] 852.271 72, Time Spent by Counselee in Counseling Process. [] 852.271 73, Use and Publication of Counseling Results. [] 852.271 74, Inspection. [] 852.271 75, Extension of Contract Period. [] 852.273 70, Late Offers. [] 852.273 71, Alternative Negotiation Techniques. [] 852.273 72, Alternative Evaluation. [] 852.273 73, Evaluation Health-Care Resources. [] 852.273 74, Award without Exchanges. (b) All requests for quotations, solicitations, and contracts for commercial item services to be provided to beneficiaries must include the following clause: [] 852.237 74, Nondiscrimination in Service Delivery.(End of Clause)VAAR 852.212-71 GRAY MARKET ITEMS (APR 2020) (a) No gray market or remanufactured items will be acceptable. Gray market items are Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) goods sold through unauthorized channels in direct competition with authorized distributors. This procurement is for new OEM medical equipment only for VA medical facilities. (b) Vendor shall be an OEM, authorized dealer, authorized distributor or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system, verified by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM. All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions.(End of Clause)VAAR 852.212-72 GRAY MARKET AND COUNTERFEIT ITEMS (MAR 2020) (a) No used, refurbished, or remanufactured supplies or equipment/parts shall be provided. This procurement is for new Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) items only. No gray market items shall be provided. Gray market items are OEM goods intentionally or unintentionally sold outside an authorized sales territory or sold by non-authorized dealers in an authorized sales territory. (b) No counterfeit supplies or equipment/parts shall be provided. Counterfeit items include unlawful or unauthorized reproductions, substitutions, or alterations that have been mismarked, misidentified, or otherwise misrepresented to be an authentic, unmodified item from the original manufacturer, or a source with the express written authority of the original manufacturer or current design activity, including an authorized aftermarket manufacturer. Unlawful or unauthorized substitutions include used items represented as new, or the false identification of grade, serial number, lot number, date code, or performance characteristics. (c) Vendor shall be an OEM, authorized dealer, authorized distributor or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system, verified by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM. All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions.(End of Clause)VAAR 852.247-73 PACKING FOR DOMESTIC SHIPMENT (OCT 2018)Material shall be packed for shipment in such a manner that will insure acceptance by common carriers and safe delivery at destination. Containers and closures shall comply with regulations of carriers as applicable to the mode of transportation.(End of Clause)VAAR 852.219-78 VA NOTICE OF LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE FOR SUPPLIES AND PRODUCTS (SEP 2021) (DEVIATION) (a) Pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 8127(k)(2), the offeror certifies that (1) If awarded a contract (see F(a)FAR 2.101 definition), it will comply with the limitations on subcontracting requirement as provided in the solicitation and the resultant contract, as follows: [Offeror check the appropriate box] (i) [ ] In the case of a contract for supplies or products (other than from a non-manufacturer of such supplies), it will not pay more than 50% of the amount paid by the government to it to firms that are not VIP-listed SDVOSBs as set forth in 852.219-10 or VOSBs as set forth in 852.219-11. Any work that a similarly situated VIP-listed subcontractor further subcontracts will count towards the 50% subcontract amount that cannot be exceeded. Cost of materials are excluded and not considered to be subcontracted. (ii) [ ] In the case of a contract for supplies from a nonmanufacturer, it will supply the product of a domestic small business manufacturer or processor, unless a waiver as described in 13 CFR 121.406(b)(5) is granted. The offeror understands that, as provided in 13 CFR 121.406(b)(7), such a waiver has no effect on requirements external to the Small Business Act, such as the Buy American Act or the Trade Agreements Act. (2) Manufacturer or nonmanufacturer representation and certification. [Offeror fill-in check each applicable box below. The offeror must select the applicable provision below, identifying itself as either a manufacturer or nonmanufacturer]: (i) [ ] Manufacturer or producer. The offeror certifies that it is the manufacturer or producer of the end item being procured, and the end item is manufactured or produced in the United States, in accordance with paragraph (a)(1)(i). (ii) [ ] Nonmanufacturer. The offeror certifies that it qualifies as a nonmanufacturer in accordance with the requirements of 13 CFR 121.406(b) and paragraph (a)(1)(ii). The offeror further certifies it meets each element below as required to qualify as a nonmanufacturer. [Offeror fill-in check each box below.] [ ] The offeror certifies that it does not exceed 500 employees (or 150 employees for the Information Technology Value Added Reseller exception to NAICS code 541519, which is found at 13 CFR 121.201, footnote 18). [ ] The offeror certifies that it is primarily engaged in the retail or wholesale trade and normally sells the type of item being supplied. [ ] The offeror certifies that it will take ownership or possession of the item(s) with its personnel, equipment, or facilities in a manner consistent with industry practice. (iii) [ ] The offeror certifies that it will supply the end item of a small business manufacturer, processor, or producer made in the United States, unless a waiver as provided in 13 CFR 121.406(b)(5) has been issued by SBA. (3) The offeror acknowledges that this certification concerns a matter within the jurisdiction of an Agency of the United States. The offeror further acknowledges that this certification is subject to Title 18, United States Code, Section 1001, and, as such, a false, fictitious, or fraudulent certification may render the offeror subject to criminal, civil, or administrative penalties, including prosecution. (4) If VA determines that an SDVOSB/VOSB awarded a contract pursuant to 38 U.S.C. 8127 did not act in good faith, such SDVOSB/VOSB shall be subject to any or all of the following: (i) Referral to the VA Suspension and Debarment Committee; (ii) A fine under section 16(g)(1) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 645(g)(1)); and (iii) Prosecution for violating section 1001 of title 18. (b) The offeror represents and understands that by submission of its offer and award of a contract it may be required to provide copies of documents or records to VA that VA may review to determine whether the offeror complied with the limitations on subcontracting requirement specified in the contract or to determine whether the offeror qualifies as a manufacturer or nonmanufacturer in compliance with the limitations on subcontracting requirement. Contracting Officer may, at their discretion, require the Contractor to demonstrate its compliance with the limitations on subcontracting at any time during performance and upon completion of a contract if the information regarding such compliance is not already available to the Contracting Officer. Evidence of compliance includes, but is not limited to, invoices, copies of subcontracts, or a list of the value of tasks performed. (c) The offeror further agrees to cooperate fully and make available any documents or records as may be required to enable VA to determine compliance. The offeror understands that failure to provide documents as requested by VA may result in remedial action as the Government deems appropriate. (d) Offeror completed certification/fill-in required. The formal certification must be completed, signed, and returned with the offeror s bid, quotation, or proposal. The Government will not consider offers for award from offerors that do not provide the certification, and all such responses will be deemed ineligible for evaluation and award.Certification:I hereby certify that if awarded the contract, [insert name of offeror] qualifies as a manufacturer or nonmanufacturer as stated herein and that if awarded the contract, [insert name of offeror] will comply with the limitations on subcontracting requirement specified in the resultant contract, unless a waiver as described in 13 CFR 121.406(b)(5) is granted. I further certify that I am authorized to execute this certification on behalf of [insert name of offeror].Printed Name of Signee:________________________________________Printed Title of Signee:_________________________________________Signature:___________________________________________________Date:_____________________Company Name and Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________________________(End of Clause) (End of Addendum to 52.212-4)The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable:FARTitleDate52.204-10REPORTING EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION AND FIRST-TIER SUBCONTRACT AWARDSJun 202052.209-6PROTECTING THE GOVERNMENT'S INTEREST WHEN SUBCONTRACTING WITH CONTRACTORS DEBARRED, SUSPENDED, OR PROPOSED FOR DEBARMENTNov 202152.219-6NOTICE OF TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDENov 202052.219 28POST-AWARD SMALL BUSINESS PROGRAM REREPRESENTATIONSep 202152.222-3CONVICT LABORJun 200352.222-21PROHIBITION OF SEGREGATED FACILITIESApr 201552.222-26EQUAL OPPORTUNITYSep 201652.222-36EQUAL OPPORTUNITY FOR WORKERS WITH DISABILITIESJun 202052.222-50COMBATING TRAFFICKING IN PERSONSNov 202152.223-18ENCOURAGING CONTRACTOR POLICIES TO BAN TEXT MESSAGING WHILE DRIVINGJun 202052.225-1BUY AMERICAN-SUPPLIES (41 U.S.C. CHAPTER 83)Jan 202152.225-3BUY AMERICAN-FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS-ISRAELI TRADE ACTNov 202152.225-13RESTRICTIONS ON CERTAIN FOREIGN PURCHASESFeb 202152.232-33PAYMENT BY ELECTRONIC FUNDS TRANSFER SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENTOct 2018To facilitate the award process, all quotes must include a statement regarding the terms and conditions herein as follows:"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition."OR"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:"All quotes shall be sent electronically via email to Stephanie Keo, Submission of your response shall be received not later than May 27, 2022 at 3:00 PM CST. Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f). Any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation should be forwarded in writing via e-mail to the Point of Contact listed below. Point of ContactContract Administration: All contract administration matters will be handled by the following individuals: a. CONTRACTOR: ________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Phone: ______________________Email: _______________________UEI Number: ________________TAX ID: ______________________ b. GOVERNMENT: Stephanie Keo, Contracting OfficerDepartment of Veterans AffairsNetwork Contracting Office 165075 Westheimer Road, Suite 750 Houston TX 77056-5643 Email:
256-NETWORK CONTRACT OFFICE 16 (36C256) Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 39157 715 SOUTH PEAR ORCHARD RD., PLAZA 1 RIDGELAND MS 39157 Stephanie R Keo, Contracting Officer, Phone 713-791-1414 x6046, Email
RFP Number:   36C25622Q0958
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