R--Veterans Health Library
Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Corporate Franchise Data Center | Published November 30, 2015
Description: Veterans Health Library (VHL)
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for an Unrestricted Procurement for the Development, Maintenance and Storage of data in a comprehensive health library "Veterans Health Library (VHL)" of health education information, materials and resources in a wide variety of delivery formats and modalities that will be easily accessed by Veterans, their family members and caregivers, VHA clinicians and staff, and the public via electronic technology used by the VA. The VA anticipates awarding a contract to the responsible offeror who will be capable of developing and maintaining a comprehensive Veterans Health Library (VHL) of health education information, materials and resources in a wide variety of delivery formats and modalities that shall be easily accessed by Veterans, their family members/caregivers, VHA clinicians and staff, and the public. The VHL shall contain comprehensive health information, resources and materials on topics spanning the continuum of VHA healthcare delivery: health promotion and disease prevention; primary care; specialty care; mental health; diagnostic tests and procedures, acute care; rehabilitation and physical medicine; long-term care; hospice; and community living centers (nursing homes). The information in the VHL and its format and design shall accommodate the health literacy and numeracy needs of Veterans and their family members/caregivers as well as their vision, speech, hearing, language, and cognitive abilities. The information shall be able to be printed in black and white and color using printers commonly found in VHA clinical settings and in Veterans' homes. The VHL must also be able to be integrated within the VA's Electronic Health Record to allow for ease of access by providers and clinical staff and for automatic documentation of VHL content provided in a patient's medical record.
The contract period will be for one (1) year plus up to four (4) pre-priced one-year option periods.
This is a pre-solicitation announcement for the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Veterans Health Education & Information Program Office of Patient Care Services, National Center for Health Promotion & Disease Prevention. A Request for Proposals (RFP) Solicitation announcement # VA777-16-R-0004 will be electronically issued in commercial item format in accordance with FAR Part 12 on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website on or about December 28, 2015 for Veterans Health Library (VHL) with a tentative closing date on or about February 2, 2016. The VA intends to award a Firm Fixed Price contract in March 2016.
The North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) for the procurement shall be 519130.
This notice is for informational purposes only and is not a request for submission of offers. No other information regarding Scope, Dates, etc. will be provided until issuance of the solicitation on http://www.fbo.gov. Any future amendments and other documents will be available electronically for download at the following URL: http://www.fedbizopps.gov.
No paper copies of the solicitation will be available, and no telephone requests for paper copies of the solicitation will be accepted. Interested offerors are advised to continuously check the fedbizopps.gov website for any changes to the solicitation. All interested sources may submit an electronic offer that if timely received, will be considered. The point of contact for this procurement is Claude Humphrey.
As authorized by FAR 5.102 Availability of solicitations, solicitation dissemination is limited to electronic medium, and the VA will provide no hard copies. The solicitation, consisting of various bid documents, specifications, forms, and drawings will only be available for download at no charge at the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website (http://www.fbo.gov). Further details of all dates and events will be available in the solicitation. No other site shall be used to obtain these documents.
A Bidder's List WILL NOT be prepared nor distributed by the Contracting Officer, as it is the Bidder's responsibility to register on the FedBizOpps website. Bidders are advised that they are responsible for obtaining ALL bid documents and acknowledging any amendments, and should re-visit the FBO website periodically to check for any modifications to this notice, updates, or amendments without further notice from the VA. Prospective Contractors shall complete electronic annual representations and certifications and shall be registered in the System for Award Management(SAM) database at http://www.sam.gov and shall be verified in the VETBIZ Registry Information Pages at http://www.vetbiz.gov/ prior to submitting an offer, and shall have completed the VETS100A report at http://www.dol.gov/vets/programs/vets-100.html (if applicable).
Any interested Offeror desiring an explanation or interpretation of the anticipated solicitation specifications must request it in writing. Requests for clarification and/or information regarding the RFP must be submitted in writing (email is acceptable) to the Contracting Officer. All questions must be submitted in writing to: Claude Humphrey (firstname.lastname@example.org). No phone responses will be accepted. NOTE: All questions must reference the Solicitation reference # and the Description of the Project in the Header or Opening Statement. No other information regarding Scope, Dates, etc. will be available until issuance of the Solicitation.