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Type:   Bid
Agency Type:   Federal
State:   Maryland
Date Entered:   05/27/2022
Due Date:   06/02/2022
Description:   THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) - IS ISSUED SOLELY FOR INFORMATION AND PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION.THE SUBMISSION OF PRICING, CAPABILITIES FOR PLANNING PURPOSES, AND OTHER MARKET INFORMATION IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED AND ALLOWED UNDER THIS RFI IN ACCORDANCE WITH (IAW) FAR 15.201(e).SEE ATTACHMENT FOR DETAILS: MUST BE BRAND NAME OR EQUAL TO EPSON This is a requirement for: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Washington DC VA Medical Center (VAMC).DESCRIPTION: The Washington DC VAMC requires the contractor to deliver within 60 calendar days from contract award to the VA medical facility warehouse below during normal business hours from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. (EST), Monday through Friday:Delivery to:U.S. Department of Veterans AffairsWashington DC VA Medical Center WAREHOUSE 50 Irving Street NWWashington DC 20422DISCLAIMER:This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked as proprietary will be handled accordingly. IAW FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI.Note: The contractor shall deliver required commodities (Please see attachments) no later than 60 calendar days or less from date of award, unless otherwise directed by the Contracting Officer (CO). Commodities shall not be delivered to the Government site on Federal holidays or weekends unless directed by the CO. Delivery shall be made between the hours of 8:00 am and 3:30 pm of the delivery location, during normal workday business hours.The U.S. Government is Performing Market Research to identify responsible sources who have the skills, experience, and knowledge required to successfully meet the requirements. Information received from Market Research will determine the best acquisition strategy and if responsible sources exist for competition, and/or a total Small Business Set-Aside. This is only for Market Research but may result in an invitation to an open discussion with the U.S. Government. This notice is not to be construed as a commitment by the U.S. Government. All information is to be submitted at no cost or obligation to the U.S. Government. Any information submitted by respondents to this notice is strictly voluntary. Propriety information or trade secrets should be clearly marked. Information received will not be returned. The U.S. Government reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, any private sector input as a result of this Sources Sought notice/market survey. The U.S. Government is not obligated to notify respondents of the results of this notice. All responses to this Sources Sought must be submitted to the point of contact listed herein. This does not constitute a commitment, implied or otherwise, that procurement will be accomplished and is not a request for proposal or invitation for bid. Responding to this notice in no manner guarantees a contract will be awarded. **Respondents to this source sought announcement capable of manufacturing these items should at a minimum provide the following information for U.S. Government review**Legal Business/Company Name (as it is indicated in Unique Entity ID UEI (SAM) and DUNS Number Must provide GSA Contract Number. Start and Expiration date.Warranty Information (Can be a separate attachment).Point of Contact Name.Telephone number and email address.Must provide an Authorized Distributor letter if you, not the manufacturer.Must provide Manufacture Name (OEM) & Manufacturer Part # (MPN).Must identified each line items are on the GSA Contract or Open Market/SAM.GOV.The Government intends to award a Firm-Fixed Price (FFP) contract for this purchase. To be considered for award, prospective quoters must be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) website and complete representations and certifications at . Prospective awardees MUST be registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) at PRIOR TO AWARD and through final payment and must complete the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) at prior to award and through final payment. CONTRACT WILL NOT BE AWARDED UNTIL SAM REGISTRATION HAS BEEN COMPLETED. SDVOSB and VOSB socio-economic categories MUST be registered within the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) and the Verification Case Management System (VCMS) via (VetBiz.Gov) PRIOR TO AWARD if selected.Responses to this notice shall be submitted via email: Telephone responses shall not be accepted. Responses must be received no later than Thursday, June 02, 2022, by 3:00 PM EST.Responses to this Sources Sought notice will be utilized by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. After review of the responses to this Sources Sought notice, a solicitation announcement may or may not be published in FedBizOpps (FBO) or GSA eBuy. Attachment 1: GRAY MARKET PREVENTION LANGUAGE: A.1 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)A.2 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)STATEMENT OF WORKEPSON P20000 PRODUCTION EDITION 64 INCH PRINTERWASHINGTON DC VA MEDICAL CENTER SCOPE OF WORK: The DC Medical Center Medical Media Production Service needed to replace the current 60-inch printer which is past the replacement date and is no longer supported by the manufacturer. Products produced by this printer support medical research, clinical and patient education and signage needs of the medical center.?EQUIPMENT: Epson P20000 64-inch printer. AREAS TO BE SERVICED:Medical Media Production ServiceWashington DC VAMC50 Irving Street NWWashington, DC 20422TASK FREQUENCY AND INSTRUCTIONS: This will be a single visit, be it a single day or multiple days, at the facility for a period sufficient to complete the work set forth in the scope of work. This visit is to be scheduled in advance with the DC VAMC s Biomedical Engineering and OIT departments. Contractor shall check in with Biomedical Engineering prior to visiting the worksite. Service report shall be provided within 5 business days of work completion. Contractor shall submit all removable media to be used on a VA system to Biomedical Engineering for scanning with anti-virus software prior to use on the system. In the case of equipment turn-in, exchange, repair or replacement hard drives used by the VA shall be removed from the equipment and remain in possession of VA this includes loaned or rented equipment.SPECIAL WORK REQUIREMENTS: SALIENT FEATURESPhoto and Matte Black each have dedicated nozzles for instant switching between the two.Must have minimum 650ml cartridge of ink for handling professional workloads.Must have cut sheet feeder, roll media feeder, and post board input slot allow for a wide range and variety of media and paper types to be used.Must be able to print border Free printing at 10", 13", 16", 17", 20", 24", 29", 36", 44", 50", 54", and 60" widths.Must have top-loading cut sheet media feeder for 8.5 x 11" media 13 x 19, and supports sheets up to 64 x 80" in sizeMust have straight-through post board media feeder supports single sheets from 17-64" in width and up to 59 mil thick.Must support 16-bit input and work with Windows and macOS/OS X computers.Must have minimum internal 320GB print server to help manage print data from multiple locations and features security, including IPsec and IEEE802.1x protocols.Must have ONYX RIPcenter software.Must be less than 96 inch in width.PROPERTY DAMAGE:The contractor shall take all necessary precautions to prevent damage to any government property. The contractor shall report any damages immediately and shall be assesupportsed current replacement costs for property damaged by the contractor, unless corrective action is taken. Any damaged material (i.e., trees, shrubs, lawn/turf, cubs, gutters, sidewalks, etc.) will be replaced in a timely manner or corrected by the contractor with like materials, at no extra cost to the government, upon approval of the Contracting Officer.ATTACHMENTS: None.IDENTIFICATION, PARKING, SMOKING, CELLULAR PHONE USE AND VA REGULATIONS: The contractor's employees shall wear visible identification at all times while on the premises of the VA property. It is the responsibility of the contractor to park in the appropriate desig nated park ing areas. Information on parking is available from the VA Police-Security Service. The VA will not invalidate or make reimbursement for parking viola tions of the con tractor under any con ditions. Smoking is prohibited inside any buildings at the VA. Cellular phones and two-way radios are not to be used within six feet of any medical equipment. Posses sion of weapons is prohibited. Enclosed containers, including tool kits, shall be sub ject to search. Violations of VA regulations may result in a citation answer able in the United States (Federal) Dis trict Court, not a local district state, or municipal court.COMPLIANCE WITH OSHA BLOODBORNE PATHOGENS STANDARD:The contractor shall comply with the Federal OSHA Bloodborne Pathogens Standard. The contractor shall: A. Have methods by which all employees are educated as to risks associated with bloodborne pathogens. B. Have policies and procedures which reduce the risk of employee exposure to bloodborne pathogens. C. Have mechanisms for employee counseling and treatment following exposure to bloodborne pathogens. D. Provide appropriate personal protective equipment/clothing such as gloves, gowns, masks, protective eyewear, mouthpieces for the employee during performance of the contract.LINE-ITEM DESCRIPTION BRAND NAME OR EQUAL TO EPSON ITEM NO. DESCRIPTION QUANTITY UNIT COST----------------------------------------------------------------------------- NEW EQUIPMENT: EPSCP20000PE 1 EPSON SURECOLOR P20000 PRDCTN EDITION 1 UN 64 LARGE FORMAT INKJET PRINTER BRAND NAME OR EQUAL TO EPSON CONTRACT TYPE: FIRM-FIXED PRICE TOTAL COST:
245-NETWORK CONTRACT OFFICE 5 (36C245) Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 21090 8849 International Drive Suite 215 LINTHICUM MD 21090 Mohsin Abbas, Contract Specialist, Phone 202-745-8000, Email
RFP Number:   36C24522Q0620
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