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6515--603-23-1-984-0006 - ENSITE X EP SYSTEM

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Type:   Bid
Agency Type:   Federal
State:   Tennessee
Date Entered:   11/24/2022
Due Date:   12/09/2022
Description:   COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMSEnSite X EP System UpgradeI. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with 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.II. The combined synopsis/solicitation number is 36C24923Q0050. This solicitation is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). III. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2022-04, effective January 30, 2022, and VA Acq Policy Flash 21-28.IV. The combined synopsis/solicitation is 100% set-aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB). Offeror must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM), and must be VIP-certified in before considered for award.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 FSC/PSC is 6515 Medical and Surgical Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies.V. & VI. This combined synopsis solicitation is for the following:DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT: The Department of Veterans Affair s Robley Rex VA Medical Center has a new brand name requirement for the replacement of the existing EnSite X EP System. The current equipment is at its end of life. This is also a technology upgrade of the current system (Abbott). This system allows for optimal treatment of cardiac ablations. Intracardiac signals allow MD to diagnose and treat cardiac arrythmias. System offers expanded capabilities, enhanced cardiac mapping abilities, more stability from electrical interference, and has a smaller footprint. This effort requires the new items listed under the PRICE/COST SCHEDULE. .All interested companies shall provide quotations for the following:PRICE/COST SCHEDULE: BRAND NAME ONLYPRODUCT DESCRIPTIONOrder No.Qty.List PriceExtended PriceTOTAL??EnSite X EP SystemENSITE X- SYS1??The EnSite X EP System is a catheter navigation and mapping system capable of displaying the 3-dimensional (3-D) position of conventional and Sensor- Enabled electrophysiology catheters, as well as displaying cardiac electrical activity as waveform traces and as dynamic 3-D isopotential maps of the cardiac chamber. The contoured surfaces of these 3-D maps are based on the anatomy of the patient s own cardiac chamber. Various software expansion modules and warranties are available.Indications for Use????????? The EnSite X EP System is a suggested diagnostic tool in patients for whom electrophysiology studies have been indicated.????????? The EnSite X EP System provides information about the electrical activity of the heart and displays catheter location during conventional electrophysiological (EP) procedures.Clinical Benefit????????? The intended clinical benefit is to provide diagnostic information to the physician to aid in the treatment of arrhythmias.EnSite X Amplifier????????? The EnSite X EP System Amplifier accepts signals from EnSite X SurfaceLink Module, EnSite X 20 pin and 80 pin Catheter Input Modules, the EnSite X Field Frame, and four (4) Patient Reference Sensors. The devices accept signals from catheters and electrodes attached to the patient and pass these signals to the EnSite X Amplifier. The EnSite X Amplifier converts these signals to a digital format and sends them to the DWS for processing and display.????????? EnSite X EP System Field Frame. The Field Frame generates the magnetic tracking field during an EnSite X EP System procedure.????????? EnSite X EP System SurfaceLink Module. Connects theEnSite X surface electrodes, system reference surface electrode, and ECG electrodes to the EnSite X Amplifier.????????? EnSite X EP System Catheter Input Modules. 20 pin and 80 pin modules allow for connection of standard diagnostic catheters to the EnSite X Amplifier.????????????? Four (4) EnSite X EP System Patient Reference Sensors, one anterior (PRS-A) and three posterior (PRS-P) sensors with cables.????????? EnSite X EP System ECG cable. Connects standard ECG electrodes to the EnSite X Amplifier.????????? Medical Grade Isolation Transformer. When using the Amplifier Cart, the system components connected to line power through the isolation transformer. Only components on the Amplifier Cart should be connected to this isolation transformer.EnSite X Display Workstation (DWS)The DWS consists of the workstation (computer), monitors, medical grade isolation transformer, and optional printer:????????? EnSite X EP System Workstation. The workstation contains the system software displaying data from the EnSite X Amplifier. Attached to the workstation are a keyboard and mouse for user input.????????? Monitors. Monitors are used to display patient information. One monitor is placed near the workstation and keyboard for system operation.????????? Medical Grade Isolation Transformer. All system components on the DWS cart are connected to line power through the isolation transformer. Only components of the DWS should be connected to this isolation transformer.EnSite LiveView Dynamic DisplayEnSite LiveView Dynamic Display is a feature allowing mapping data to be visualized in real time during an EnSite X EP System study.????????? The following devices are required to use EnSite LiveView Dynamic Display and are sold separately:Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled Software Entitlement Kit (model H702519)Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled (model D- AVHD-DF16)System contains Instructions for Use (IFU).Service Coverage: Includes initial one-year manufacturer s warrantySJM Connect Remote Access for real time technical support through a secure broadband connection.EnSite Omnipolar Technology Software for LicenseENSITE-OT- 011??EnSite Omnipolar Technology (OT) is a set of mapping features that introduces the following new functionality:????????? Omnipolar waveforms A calculated waveform of the optimal bipole (maximum voltage) independent of catheter orientation. Omnipolar waveforms are calculated from the bipoles of triangular three-electrode groupings, or cliques, on the Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled .????????? Activation Vectors A mapping feature where arrows representing activation direction, calculated from EnSite OT waveforms, are overlaid on the map.????????? Wave Speed maps A new map type showing the apparent speed at which the depolarization wave travel through the cardiac tissue.NOTE: The EnSite X EP System Wave Speed license (ENSITE-WS-01) must be installed to create Wave Speed maps using EnSite X OT.The following products are also required to use EnSite OT:????????????? Advisor HD Grid Mapping Catheter, Sensor Enabled (D-AVHD- DF16)The EnSite OT may optionally be used in conjunction with the following products:????????? EnSite LiveView Dynamic Display (ENSITE-LV-01)????????? EnSite X EP System Wave Speed (ENSITE-WS-01)EnSite X EP System Wave Speed LicenseENSITE- WS-011??Wave Speed maps: A new map type showing the apparent speed at which the depolarization wave travel through the cardiac tissue.WorkMate Claris Recording System 120 with EP-4 Cardiac StimulatorH7001241??High-performance electrophysiology recording system for collecting, displaying and storing data from multiple sources within the electrophysiology (EP) lab.??? Signal Clarity - Unique ClearWave signal acquisition technology enables diagnosis with amplified confidence. With fast post-pacing recovery, high sample rates, and low baseline ablation noise, the electrograms displayed on the high-resolution WorkMate Claris System assist with fast and accurate diagnosis.??? Enhanced Integration - Seamless connections among multiple IT systems and platforms are designed to increase operator efficiency without sacrificing patient care.??? Increased Efficiency - Key user interface and hardware design improvements enable both current users and those new to the WorkMate Claris System to quickly become proficient with its setup and operation.TECHNICAL DESCRIPTIONAdvanced Display Workstation??? DVD-RW Drive??? Mouse, Custom Keyboard??? Basic Image Capture System (2 Black & White Inputs)??? Network Connection to Hospital System??? Inbound/Outbound Data Interfaceo??? Allows the WorkMate Claris System to connect to an external data source, archival of signals to a hospital file server??? Display of Signal FFT Data?? Ablation Data Interface (RF & Cryo)??? Integrated cardiac stimulator control softwareAmplifier with ClearWave Technology??? Up to 448 Channel Display capability??? 120 Intracardiac Electrode Inputs??? 4 Analog Input Channels??? 4 Analog Output Channels??? 4 Physiologic Input Channels??? 12 Surface ECG Channels??? Catheter Interface Module(s)Miscellaneous??? (4) 24 High Resolution 16:9 aspect ratio Widescreen Monitors??? (1) Color Printer??? WorkMate Claris 12 Lead ECG Cable??? Cables??? (1) Anti Fatigue Mat????Cardiac Stimulator??? Integrated EP-4 Four Channel Cardiac Stimulator??? Stimulator Touch Screen ControlPhysiologic Pressure Monitoring??? (1) Pressure Transducer Cable (Up to 4 pressure Channels)Carts??? (1) Primary Workstation Cart - 48"??? (1) Bedside Slave Cart - 24"Warranty Information for WorkMate Claris only??? Service Coverage: Includes initial one year manufacturer s warranty??? 90 Day Warranty on Cables and BatteriesDELIVERY SCHEDULE: Delivery and installation to be included in quote. Government is seeking all items to be delivered and installed and completion of punch list items to all locations within 30-60 days of order placement. Offeror is required to provide justification as to why it cannot meet this request and provide its alternate solution.NOTE: Product Installation. Contractor will provide installation services to VA Medical Center Louisville as part of this quote and at no additional charge, subject to the fulfillment of the provisions set forth below: VA Medical Center Louisville shall, at its expense, provide all necessary labor and materials for plumbing service, carpentry work, conduit wiring, power switches, network ports and other preparations required for such installations and connection. All such labor and materials shall be completed and available at the time of delivery of the Products by Abbott. Additionally, VA Medical Center Louisville shall provide free access to the installation site and, if necessary, safe and secure space thereon for storage of Products and equipment prior to installation by Abbott. VA Medical Center Louisville shall provide Abbott access and authorization to position fluoroscopy equipment as part of the EnSite X EP System installation procedure. If VA Medical Center Louisville will not provide Abbott access and authorization, VA Medical Center Louisville shall be responsible for providing support personnel to position the fluoroscopy equipment during the installation procedure, for a time period not to exceed two (2) business days for each system installed. VA Medical Center Louisville shall be responsible, at its sole cost and expense, for obtaining all permits, licenses and approvals required by any federal, state or local authority in connection with the installation and operation of the Products, including but not limited to any certificate of need and zoning variances. VA Medical Center Louisville shall provide, at its sole cost and expense, that its premises are free of asbestos, hazardous conditions and any concealed, unknown or dangerous conditions and that all site requirements are met. Product Training. Contractor will provide Product Training to VA Medical Center Louisville as part of this quote at no additional charge.FOB: DestinationAll or None - Offeror must provide all items listed in Line Item spreadsheet.Place of Performance/Place of DeliveryAddress:Robley Rex VA Medical Center800 Zorn Ave.Louisville, KYPostal Code:40206Country:UNITED STATESSTATEMENT OF WORKEnSite X EP UpgradeSCOPE: Contractor shall furnish all labor, transportation, parts, and expertise necessary for installation, preventive maintenance, and any necessary repairs as needed for the implementation and warranty period of the Abbott EnSite X EP System. QUALIFICATIONS: To be considered eligible for consideration, contractor must have a field service representative located with the Northern KY/Southern IN area that has been trained by the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) on the specific model of equipment he/she is being asked to provide services for. Contractor must provide, upon request, documentation of factory certified service/maintenance training on the specific equipment under the terms of this contract. The Contracting Officer and/or Contracting Officer Representative (COR) specifically reserves the right to reject any of the Contractor's personnel and refuse them permission to work on the equipment outlined in Attachment 1, based upon credentials provided. The contractor shall maintain sufficient stock of parts needed for repair and maintenance of the equipment or be able to secure parts within twenty four (24) hours. All parts used shall be new OEM parts only. Reverse engineered and/or refurbished parts shall not be utilized under the terms of this contract without explicit permission, in writing, from the Contracting Officer. Subcontracting of any ensuing award of this solicitation will not be allowed without written permission of the Contracting Officer. SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED:General:Contractor will provide the necessary manpower, supervision, tools, and parts to properly execute the installation, maintenance, and repair of the Abbott EnSite X EP System. All containers, including toolkits, can be subject to search at any time.In the event of a repair is to be accomplished anytime between installation and warranty, a Field Service Report (FSR) must be generated, and a copy given to the Robley Rex VAMC s Contracting Officer s Representative (COR) for any and all work accomplished. Contractor is to take all necessary safeguards to prevent from intentionally / unintentionally spreading patient data via administrative, physical, technical, etc.; in observance of respective HIPAA Laws.Repair:All necessary repairs will be performed between the hours of 7:00am and 4:30pm, Monday thru Friday, except Federal Holidays. If work must be performed outside of normal business hours ( over-time work), the contractor must obtain prior approval from the COR. If such work is at the cost of the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, a purchase order number must be obtained by the contractor prior to performing any over-time work.Contractor must furnish all tools and materials (e.g. service manuals, diagnostic software, etc.) required to maintain the equipment in top operating condition.All repairs shall be performed to manufacturer s specifications as written in the manufacturer guidelines and in accordance with good industry practice.Approval of the Contracting Officer (CO) or the COR must be obtained before removing any equipment from the facility to an offsite contractor location. No transportation charges will be allowed for either the Field Service Engineer (FSE) or the equipment to or from the contractor s location. The Contractor will be responsible for loss or damage of equipment.Loaners shall be provided by the contractor, at no charge, the equipment must be the same make/model. Loaners are to be signed for by the owning service of the equipment being repaired and are liable for loss or damage of the loaner.Documentation: A documentation package acceptable for Joint Commission purposes will be maintained by the contractor and made available to the Robley Rex VA Medical Center. Required features include, at a minimum:All Serial Number(s) of equipment installed must be provided to the COR for the creation of a medical historyAny device(s) that are to go on the VA Network, the COR will need a comprehensive list of all Serial Numbers, MAC Addresses, and any necessary implementation Points of Contact (POC)SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS:Contractor Check-In: Upon arrival, the contractor will check-in with the authorized VCS attendant to receive an identification sticker, prior to performing service(s) at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center. The contractor shall wear visible identification at all times while on the premises of the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, displaying name and company ID.Documentation: At the conclusion of each repair and scheduled maintenance visit, the contractor will provide a written service report indicating the date of service, the model, serial number, and location of equipment serviced; the name of the representative, and the services performed, and parts replaced. The reports will be delivered to the Biomedical Engineering Shop, Room B814-1. An electronic copy may be emailed to VHALOUHTM@VA.GovTERMS AND CONDITIONS:User Responsibility: The contractor will not be held responsible under the terms of this contract for repairs to equipment necessitated by user abuse and/or misuse of equipment.Exclusions: Service does not include necessary environmental work external to the equipment.(a) Gray market items are Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) goods sold throughunauthorized channels in direct competition with authorized distributors. This procurement is for new OEM medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e., replacement parts) for VA Medical Centers. No remanufactures or gray market items will be acceptable.(b) Vendor shall be an OEM, authorized dealer, authorized distributor or authorizedreseller for the proposed medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e., replacement parts), verified by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM, such that the OEM s warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM. All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions.(c) The delivery of gray market items to the VA in the fulfillment of an order/award constitutes a breach of contract. Accordingly, the VA reserves the right enforce any of its contractual remedies. This includes termination of the contract or, solely at the VA s election, allowing the Vendor to replace, at no cost to the Government, any remanufactured or gray market item(s) delivered to a VA medical facility upon discovery of such items.The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition:FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items FAR 52.212-3, Offerors Representations and Certifications Commercial Items Offerors 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.The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items OCT 2018.FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders JAN 2021.All quoters shall submit the below items. Non-compliance to the below items with this requirement may result in disqualification of the quote. Only one quote. Quote shall be on offeror s company letterhead, in PDF format and emailed to NLT 12/09/2022 at 16:00 pm CST. The solicitation number, 36C24923Q0050 EnSite X EP System Upgrade must be referenced in the subject line. Product information brochure with specifications and user manual shall accompany quote.Offeror must submit certification that equipment meets the salient characteristics listed above. Quote must reflect anticipated delivery date. Highlighted columns of attached required line item spreadsheet shall be completed with product information and submitted along with offer. No columns shall be deleted. Letters of Authorization (LOA) shall be included with offer.Proof of SDVOSB status must be included with offer.Award 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 are the decision factors:Technical or QualityPriceThe award will be made to the response most advantageous to the Government.Responses should contain your best terms and conditions.52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JUN 2020) (a) North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code and small business size standard. The NAICS code(s) and small business size standard(s) for this acquisition appear elsewhere in the solicitation. However, the small business size standard for a concern which submits an offer in its own name, but which proposes to furnish an item which it did not itself manufacture, is 500 employees. (b) Submission of offers. Submit signed and dated offers to the office specified in this solicitation at or before the exact time specified in this solicitation. Offers may be submitted on the SF 1449, letterhead stationery, or as otherwise specified in the solicitation. As a minimum, offers must show (1) The solicitation number; (2) The time specified in the solicitation for receipt of offers; (3) The name, address, and telephone number of the offeror; (4) A technical description of the items being offered in sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in the solicitation. This may include product literature, or other documents, if necessary; (5) Terms of any express warranty; (6) Price and any discount terms; (7) "Remit to" address, if different than mailing address; (8) A completed copy of the representations and certifications at FAR 52.212-3 (see FAR 52.212-3(b) for those representations and certifications that the offeror shall complete electronically); (9) Acknowledgment of Solicitation Amendments; (10) Past performance information, when included as an evaluation factor, to include recent and relevant contracts for the same or similar items and other references (including contract numbers, points of contact with telephone numbers and other relevant information); and (11) If the offer is not submitted on the SF 1449, include a statement specifying the extent of agreement with all terms, conditions, and provisions included in the solicitation. Offers that fail to furnish required representations or information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation may be excluded from consideration. (c) Period for acceptance of offers. The offeror agrees to hold the prices in its offer firm for 30 calendar days from the date specified for receipt of offers, unless another time period is specified in an addendum to the solicitation. (d) Product samples. When required by the solicitation, product samples shall be submitted at or prior to the time specified for receipt of offers. Unless otherwise specified in this solicitation, these samples shall be submitted at no expense to the Government, and returned at the sender's request and expense, unless they are destroyed during pre-award testing. (e) Multiple offers. Offerors are encouraged to submit multiple offers presenting alternative terms and conditions, including alternative line items (provided that the alternative line items are consistent with subpart 4.10 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation), or alternative commercial items for satisfying the requirements of this solicitation. Each offer submitted will be evaluated separately. (f) Late submissions, modifications, revisions, and withdrawals of offers. (1) Offerors are responsible for submitting offers, and any modifications, revisions, or withdrawals, so as to reach the Government office designated in the solicitation by the time specified in the solicitation. If no time is specified in the solicitation, the time for receipt is 4:30 p.m., local time, for the designated Government office on the date that offers or revisions are due. (2)(i) Any offer, modification, revision, or withdrawal of an offer received at the Government office designated in the solicitation after the exact time specified for receipt of offers is "late" and will not be considered unless it is received before award is made, the Contracting Officer determines that accepting the late offer would not unduly delay the acquisition; and (A) If it was transmitted through an electronic commerce method authorized by the solicitation, it was received at the initial point of entry to the Government infrastructure not later than 5:00 p.m. one working day prior to the date specified for receipt of offers; or (B) There is acceptable evidence to establish that it was received at the Government installation designated for receipt of offers and was under the Government's control prior to the time set for receipt of offers; or (C) If this solicitation is a request for proposals, it was the only proposal received. (ii) However, a late modification of an otherwise successful offer, that makes its terms more favorable to the Government, will be considered at any time it is received and may be accepted. (3) Acceptable evidence to establish the time of receipt at the Government installation includes the time/date stamp of that installation on the offer wrapper, other documentary evidence of receipt maintained by the installation, or oral testimony or statements of Government personnel. (4) If an emergency or unanticipated event interrupts normal Government processes so that offers cannot be received at the Government office designated for receipt of offers by the exact time specified in the solicitation, and urgent Government requirements preclude amendment of the solicitation or other notice of an extension of the closing date, the time specified for receipt of offers will be deemed to be extended to the same time of day specified in the solicitation on the first work day on which normal Government processes resume. (5) Offers may be withdrawn by written notice received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers. Oral offers in response to oral solicitations may be withdrawn orally. If the solicitation authorizes facsimile offers, offers may be withdrawn via facsimile received at any time before the exact time set for receipt of offers, subject to the conditions specified in the solicitation concerning facsimile offers. An offer may be withdrawn in person by an offeror or its authorized representative if, before the exact time set for receipt of offers, the identity of the person requesting withdrawal is established and the person signs a receipt for the offer. (g) Contract award (not applicable to Invitation for Bids). The Government intends to evaluate offers and award a contract without discussions with offerors. Therefore, the offeror's initial offer should contain the offeror's best terms from a price and technical standpoint. However, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions if later determined by the Contracting Officer to be necessary. The Government may reject any or all offers if such action is in the public interest; accept other than the lowest offer; and waive informalities and minor irregularities in offers received. (h) Multiple awards. The Government may accept any item or group of items of an offer, unless the offeror qualifies the offer by specific limitations. Unless otherwise provided in the Schedule, offers may not be submitted for quantities less than those specified. The Government reserves the right to make an award on any item for a quantity less than the quantity offered, at the unit prices offered, unless the offeror specifies otherwise in the offer. (i) Availability of requirements documents cited in the solicitation. (1)(i) The GSA Index of Federal Specifications, Standards and Commercial Item Descriptions, FPMR Part 101-29, and copies of specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions cited in this solicitation may be obtained for a fee by submitting a request to GSA Federal Supply Service Specifications Section Suite 8100 470 East L'Enfant Plaza, SWWashington, DC 20407Telephone (202) 619-8925 Facsimile (202) 619-8978. (ii) If the General Services Administration, Department of Agriculture, or Department of Veterans Affairs issued this solicitation, a single copy of specifications, standards, and commercial item descriptions cited in this solicitation may be obtained free of charge by submitting a request to the addressee in paragraph (i)(1)(i) of this provision. Additional copies will be issued for a fee. (2) Most unclassified Defense specifications and standards may be downloaded from the following ASSIST websites: (i) ASSIST (; (ii) Quick Search (; (iii) ( (3) Documents not available from ASSIST may be ordered from the Department of Defense Single Stock Point (DoDSSP) by? (i) Using the ASSIST Shopping Wizard (; (ii) Phoning the DoDSSP Customer Service Desk (215) 697-2179, Mon-Fri, 0730 to 1600 EST; or (iii) Ordering from DoDSSP, Building 4, Section D, 700 Robbins Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19111-5094, Telephone (215) 697-2667/2179, Facsimile (215) 697-1462. (4) Nongovernment (voluntary) standards must be obtained from the organization responsible for their preparation, publication, or maintenance. (j) Unique entity identifier. (Applies to all offers that exceed the micro-purchase threshold, and offers at or below the micro-purchase threshold if the solicitation requires the Contractor to be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM).) The Offeror shall enter, in the block with its name and address on the cover page of its offer, the annotation Unique Entity Identifier followed by the unique entity identifier that identifies the Offeror s name and address. The Offeror also shall enter its Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) indicator, if applicable. The EFT indicator is a four-character suffix to the unique entity identifier. The suffix is assigned at the discretion of the Offeror to establish additional SAM records for identifying alternative EFT accounts (see FAR subpart 32.11) for the same entity. If the Offeror does not have a unique entity identifier, it should contact the entity designated at for unique entity identifier establishment directly to obtain one. The Offeror should indicate that it is an offeror for a Government contract when contacting the entity designated at for establishing the unique entity identifier. (k) [Reserved] (l) Debriefing. If a post-award debriefing is given to requesting offerors, the Government shall disclose the following information, if applicable: (1) The agency's evaluation of the significant weak or deficient factors in the debriefed offeror's offer. (2) The overall evaluated cost or price and technical rating of the successful and the debriefed offeror and past performance information on the debriefed offeror. (3) The overall ranking of all offerors, when any ranking was developed by the agency during source selection. (4) A summary of the rationale for award; (5) For acquisitions of commercial items, the make and model of the item to be delivered by the successful offeror. (6) Reasonable responses to relevant questions posed by the debriefed offeror as to whether source-selection procedures set forth in the solicitation, applicable regulations, and other applicable authorities were followed by the agency.52.212-2 EVALUATION SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURESBasis for Award. The Government will issue a purchase order to the responsible quoter whose quotation conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate quotations: Technical or QualityPriceEvaluation Approach. The Government will evaluate quotations using the comparative evaluation process outlined in FAR 13.106-2 (b) (3), where quotations will be compared to one another to determine which provides the best benefit to the Government. The Government reserves the right to consider a quotation other than the lowest price that provides additional benefit(s). Quotations may exceed minimum requirements of the solicitation. The Government reserves the right to select a quotation that provides benefit to the Government that exceeds the minimum requirements of the solicitation but is not required to do so. Each response must meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation. The Government is not requesting or accepting alternate quotations. The evaluation will consider the following: Technical or Quality: The quotation will be evaluated to the extent to which it can meet and/or exceed the Government s requirements as outlined in the solicitation and based on the information requested in the instructions to quoters section of the solicitation.Price: The Government will evaluate the price by adding the total of all line item prices. The Total Evaluated Price will be that sum.>To 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:" Quoters shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s), if any.Submission of your response shall be received not later than 16:00 pm CST on 12/09/2022 at number, 36C24923Q0050 EnSite X EP System Upgrade must be referenced in the subject line and on the cover page of the quote. Non-compliance with this requirement may result in disqualification of the quote.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. The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable: (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.203-19, Prohibition on Requiring Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements (JAN 2017) (section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) and its successor provisions in subsequent appropriations acts (and as extended in continuing resolutions)). (2) 52.204 23, Prohibition on Contracting for Hardware, Software, and Services Developed or Provided by Kaspersky Lab and Other Covered Entities (Jul 2018) (Section 1634 of Pub. L. 115 91). (3) 52.204 25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment. (AUG 2019) (Section 889(a)(1)(A) of Pub. L. 115 232). (4) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (NOV 2015). (5) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (Aug 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (6) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) (Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [] (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). [] (4) 52.204 10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2018) (Pub. L. 109 282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). [] (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (OCT 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). [X] (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (MAR 2020) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). [] (ii) Alternate I (MAR 2020) of 52.219-28. [] (27) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). [] (29) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015). [x] (30)(i) 52.222 26, Equal Opportunity (SEP 2016) (E.O. 11246). [] (ii) Alternate I (JULY 2014) of 52.222-35. [] (32)(i) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). [] (33) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212). [] (34) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496). [] (ii) Alternate I (MAR 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). [X] (44) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) [X] (51) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). [X] (57) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management (Oct 2018) (31 U.S.C. 3332). [] (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (AUG 2018) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (AUG 2018) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [] (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2015). [] (9) 52.222-62, Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (JAN 2017) (E.O. 13706).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. [x] 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. [X] 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. [X] 852.233 70, Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution. [X] 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. [x] 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 852.219-74 LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUL 2018) (a) This solicitation includes VAAR 852.219-10 VA Notice of Total Service- Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside. (b) Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation is subject to the limitation on subcontracting requirements in 13 CFR 125.6, or the limitations on subcontracting requirements in the FAR clause, as applicable. The Contractor is advised that in performing contract administration functions, the Contracting Officer may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the Contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to Contractor's offices where the Contractor's business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the Contractor's compliance with this requirement. (c) All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement to ensure the Contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the Contracting Officer in assessing the Contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. (d) Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the Contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, Obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The Contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the Contracting Officer to assess the Contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. (End of Clause)VAAR 852.270-1 REPRESENTATIVES OF CONTRACTING OFFICERS (JAN 2008) The contracting officer reserves the right to designate representatives to act for him/her in furnishing technical guidance and advice or generally monitor the work to be performed under this contract. Such designation will be in writing and will define the scope and limitation of the designee's authority. A copy of the designation shall be furnished to the contractor.(End of Clause)The following clauses are hereby incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date) in accordance with the clause at FAR "52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE" contained in this document. See FAR 52.252-2 for an internet address (if specified) for electronic access to the full text of a clause.(FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (48 CFR Chapter 1)FAR NumberTitleDate52.204-13SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCEOCT 201852.204-18COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE MAINTENANCEAUG 202052.232-40PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORSDEC 2013852.212-71GRAY MARKET ITEMSAPR 2020852.242-71ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTING OFFICEROCT 2020Point of ContactAny questions or concerns regarding this solicitation shall be sent in writing only via email addressed to; subject line: 36C24923Q0050 EnSite X EP System Upgrade. Questions shall be submitted NO LATER THAN December 2, 2022 @ 16:00 pm CST.See attached document: Line Item Spreadsheet EnSite X EP System Upgrade
249-NETWORK CONTRACT OFFICE 9 (36C249) Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 37129 VISN 9 CONSOLIDATED ACQUISITION 3400 LEBANON ROAD MURFREESBORO TN 37129 Martha Warren, Contract Specialist, Phone 615-225-6404, Email
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