Bid Opportunity: 6640--Supply GenMark ePlex Reagents Chillicothe

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6640--Supply GenMark ePlex Reagents Chillicothe

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Type:   Bid
Agency Type:   Federal
State:   Ohio
Date Entered:   12/29/2022
Due Date:   12/30/2022
Agency:   VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF, OH
Description:   This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with (IAW) the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The Government reserves the right to make no award from this solicitation.??This is a request for quote (RFQ),?and the solicitation number is?36C25023Q0211. The Government anticipates awarding a firm-fixed price Purchase Order resulting from this solicitation. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circulars 2022-08, effective 10/28/2022. The associated NAICS Code is?325413, In-Vitro Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing.The Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 10, is soliciting quotes from?all?sources to supply the?Chillicothe VA Medical Center ePlex Reagents. Respondents to this solicitation must fully demonstrate their capability by supplying detailed quote information, along with any other documents necessary to support the requirements below. However, we believe only GenMark Diagnostics, INC. is the only Contractor able to provide this requirement for our existing GenMark ePlex Analyzer. ?Quotes are to be provided to?Gina P. Crank, Contracting Officer, via email at?gina.crank@va.gov, no later than?December 30,??2022, by?5:00?PM?EST. No telephone calls will be accepted. No submission received after the above-mentioned date and time will be accepted.??STATEMENT OF WORK (SOW)1. Contract Title. This is a request for proposal for the acquisition of GenMark ePlex Reagents. 2. Background.Procurement of this contract is needed for the purchase of reagents in order to perform COVID testing and Positive Blood Culture Identification on the GenMark ePlex system 3. Scope. The desired reagents must meet the need for detection of Respiratory Viruses including COVID-19 and Positive Blood Culture Identification on the GenMark ePlex analyzer. Specific Tasks. The Contractor is required to provide a continuously stocked inventory of reagents, standards, controls, supplies, disposables and any other materials required to properly perform tests on the equipment such that equipment operations are not interrupted. These items shall be of the highest quality, sensitivity, specificity and tested to assure precision and accuracy. Expiration date must be clearly marked on reagent, standards and control containers. Unexpected changes in methodology/technology shall be at the expense of the Contractor.Alert/Notification of any delays in shipment as well as any or all technical advisory/recalls/alerts, prior to or simultaneously with field alerts should be forwarded to the designated individuals determined at contract award.Special handling for emergency orders of supplies: In the event that the supplies are found to be defective and unsuitable for use with the Contractor s equipment, or the Contractor has failed to comply with the requirements for routine supply delivery, the Contractor is required to deliver the supplies within 24 hours of receipt of a verbal order for emergency delivery. If either circumstance has occurred, the Contractor shall deliver to the Government site in the most expeditious manner possible, the necessary consumables in sufficient quantity as required to allow operation of the Contractor s equipment for one week (under normal Government test load volume). If additional requests for emergency supply delivery are required by the Government, they shall be honored by the Contractor. Reagents provided to the under this Agreement will perform in accordance with its Product specifications (per the package insert or user manual.Deliverables.DESCRIPTIONITEM NUMBER QTY/PriceePlex Respiratory Pathogen Panel 2, EUA EA001222150 @ $1593.03 6. Security Requirements The C&A requirements do not apply, and a security accreditation package is not required. 7. Government-Furnished Equipment (GFE)/Government-Furnished Information (GFI). None8. Other Pertinent Information or Special Considerations. None9. Place of Performance. Chillicothe Veterans Affairs Medical Center 17273 State Route 104 Chillicothe, Ohio 4560110. Period of Performance01/01/2023 12/31/2023The 11 Federal Holidays observed by the Federal Government are: New Year s Day January 1Martin Luther King s Birthday 3rd Monday in JanuaryPresidents Day 3rd Monday in FebruaryMemorial Day Last Monday in MayJuneteenth Day June 19Independence Day July 4Labor Day 1st Monday in SeptemberColumbus Day 2nd Monday in OctoberVeterans Day November 11Thanksgiving Day 4th Thursday in NovemberChristmas Day December 25thThe President of the United States of America may declare additional days as a Federal holiday, and if so, this holiday will automatically be added to the list above. When a holiday falls on a Sunday, the following Monday shall be observed as a Federal holiday. When a holiday falls on a Saturday, the preceding Friday shall be observed as a Federal Holiday.ITEM INFORMATIONITEM NUMBERDESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICESQUANTITYUNITUNIT PRICEAMOUNT0001150.00YROne year contract to perform COVID testing using the GenMark Dx instrument ePlex Respiratory Pathogen Panel 2 Funding/Req. Number: 1538-23-1-775-0013GRAND TOTALThe following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition:FAR 52.212-1, INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JUNE 2020)FAR 52.212-3, OFFERORS REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (FEB 2021)Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website located at https://www.sam.gov/portal 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)ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMSClauses that are incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date), have 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 following clauses are incorporated into 52.212-4 as an addendum to this contract:FAR 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) FAR 52.204-18 COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE MAINTENANCE (JUL 2016)FAR 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEC 2013)VAAR 852.212-70 PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES APPLICABLE TO VA ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2020) 852.203-70, 852.232-72, 852,233-70, 852.233-71 852.246-71, 852.247-71, 852.270-1VAAR 852.212-71 GRAY MARKET LANGUAGE (MAY 2016)FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Jan 2021The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable:[52.203-6, 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.219-6, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.222-40, 52.222-50, 52.223-18, 52.225-1, 52.225-13, 52.232-18, 52.232-19, and 52.232-33.] All quoters shall submit the following: A completed schedule with pricing, adequate documentation detailing the capabilities of the product.All quotes shall be sent to the electronically via email to Gina P. Crank @ gina.crank@va.gov.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 award will be made to the response most advantageous to the Government.Responses should contain your best terms and conditions.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 December 30, 2022 by 5:00 PM EST to gina.crank@va.gov 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 ContactGina P. CrankContracting OfficerNetwork Contract Office (NCO) 10Office: 614-625-1236 Email: gina.crank@va.govDEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRSJustification for Single Source Awards IAW FAR 13.106-1ForOver Micro-Purchase Threshold but Not Exceeding the SAT ($250K)Acquisition Plan Action ID:36C250-23-AP-0540Contracting Activity: : Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN/NCO 10, Chillicothe VA Medical Chillicothe, Ohio 45601. Using 2237# 538-23-1-775-0013Brief Description of Supplies/ Services required and the intended use/Estimated Amount: The desired reagents meet the need for detection of Respiratory Viruses including COVID-19 and on the GenMark ePlex analyzer. Estimated usage is 150 boxes a year. If we cannot perform inhouse testing for COVID-19 procedures will be delayed, isolation costs will increase etc. We would be forced to send all the COVID-19 testing to a reference lab which could take 5-7 days for results. This will give us more capacity for testing. Unique characteristics that limit availability to only one source, with the reason no other supplies or services can be used: Chillicothe VA Medical Center previously obtained the GenMark ePlex Analyzer. This system analyzes RNA using PCR methodology. Testing can be completed in under 2 hours providing clinicians the information required to move forward with treatment. The 65746 SARS-COV-2 PANEL are the only compatible reagents are required to complete the required testing.Description of market research conducted and results or statement why it was not conducted: GenMark is the only distributor of this product. The Chillicothe VA currently owns the GenMark ePlex Analyzer; the requested Reagents are only compatible with the existing GenMark ePlex Analyzer. VIP quired using NAICS 325413 and keyword ePlex with zero SD/VOSB concerns found. The VA Rule of Two can t be obtained. This will be awarded to the OEM GenMark, a Small Business. Contracting Officer's Certification: Purchase is approved in accordance with FAR13.106-1(b). I certify that the foregoing justification is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. ____________________________ Gina P. Crank Contracting Officer12/27/2022
250-NETWORK CONTRACT OFFICE 10 (36C250) Richard L. Roudebush Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center 45428 VISN 10 CONSOLIDATED CONTRACTING 4100 WEST 3RD STREET DAYTON OH 45428 Gina P. Crank, Contracting Officer, Phone 614 625 1236, Email gina.crank@va.gov
RFP Number:   36C25023Q0211
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