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70--communication platform

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Palo Alto Health Care System | Published April 30, 2015  -  Deadline May 6, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice in conjunction with procedures in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a separate written solicitation will not be issued. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to 05/6/2015 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The solicitation number, VA261-15-Q-0582 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-80 effective March 2, 2015 and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Supplement (VAAR) current to January 7, 2010. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit a price quote. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 518210, size standard $32.5 MIL. This solicitation is set-aside for Small Business. Only emailed requests received directly from the offerors are acceptable. Requirement Description: Women's Health, Maternity Care communications platform (Lifewire). Lifewire will be used to co-ordinate the care of our pregnant Veterans. SOLICITATION PROVISIONS/CONTRACT CLAUSES: FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Jun 2008). FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (Jun 2010). FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- COMMERCIAL ITEMS (Mar 2015) (a)1, 2,3,4 (b) 3, 4, 8,11,12,14,22,23,24, 25,26,27,28,29,30,31,35, 36,37,38,39,40,41,43,48,49,50,51,52 VAAR 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of Clause) FAR 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998). For the purpose of this provision, the fill-in's are provided at: https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oamm/oa/ars/policyreg/vaar/ FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998). For the purpose of this clause, the fill-in's are provided at: https://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oamm/oa/ars/policyreg/vaar/ VAAR 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (Jan 2008) Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs; VISN 21 3801 Miranda Avenue, 90CCA Palo Alto, CA 94304 Primary Point of Contact: Carol Lam Carol.lam@va.gov Phone: 650-493-5000 X65825 Fax: 650-493-2546

70--Online Drug Information Database Subscription Learning Express System License Acess

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Palo Alto Health Care System | Published September 8, 2015  -  Deadline September 11, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice in conjunction with procedures in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to 08/27/2015 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The solicitation number, VA261-14-Q-1099 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82 effective May 7, 2015 and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Supplement (VAAR) current to September 30, 2013. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 339112, Size Standard: 500. Requirement Description: ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 1 Online Drug Information Database Subscription "Learning Express System" License Access for 12 months for Pharmacy Nurses Users 1.00 YR __________________ __________________ 2 Online Drug Information Database Subscription "Learning Express System" License Access for 12 months for Pharmacy Technician Users 1.00 YR __________________ __________________ 3 Annual Subscription Maintenance Fee 1.00 YR __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ Delivery Schedule ITEM NUMBER QUANTITY DELIVERY DATE 1 1.00 30 DARO 2 1.00 30 DARO 3 1.00 30 DARO SOLICITATION PROVISIONS/CONTRACT CLAUSES: FAR Number Title Date 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS JUL 2013 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS SEP 2013 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS For the purposes of this clause items (b) 1,2,3, 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 22, 23, 25,26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 46, 48,51 are considered checked and apply. JAN 2014 C.2 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. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Provision) C.3 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. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) C.4 VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) FAR Number Title Date 852.237-70 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES APR 1984 C.5 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of Clause) Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs; VISN 21 3801 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304 Primary Point of Contact: Jeanne Chun jeanne.chun@va.gov 650-849-0388

65--Brain Navigation System

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Palo Alto Health Care System | Published August 19, 2015  -  Deadline August 27, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice in conjunction with procedures in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to 08/27/2015 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The solicitation number, VA261-14-Q-1099 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82 effective May 7, 2015 and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Supplement (VAAR) current to September 30, 2013. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 339112, Size Standard: 500. Requirement Description: ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 1 Localite TMS Navigator; Vicra Edition (with footswitch software navigation) Medical PC with 22 in monitor, MS Windows 7, keyboard and optical mouse NDI Vicra, infra-red tracking camera Camera cart LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 021224 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ 2 Training - onsite installation and training LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: Training 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ 3 XH trolley for Magpro (upgrade kit with extended pillars and extra shelf LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 9016B0431 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ 4 warranty 3 years LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: EW3 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ Delivery Schedule ITEM NUMBER QUANTITY DELIVERY DATE 1 1.00 30 DARO 2 1.00 30 DARO 3 1.00 30 DARO 4 1.00 30 DARO SOLICITATION PROVISIONS/CONTRACT CLAUSES: FAR Number Title Date 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS JUL 2013 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS SEP 2013 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS For the purposes of this clause items (b) 1,2,3, 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 22, 23, 25,26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 46, 48,51 are considered checked and apply. JAN 2014 C.2 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. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Provision) C.3 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. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) C.4 VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) FAR Number Title Date 852.237-70 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES APR 1984 C.5 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of Clause) Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs; VISN 21 3801 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304 Primary Point of Contact: Jeanne Chun jeanne.chun@va.gov 650-849-0388

65--Air Seal System

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Northern California Health Care System | Published September 2, 2015  -  Deadline September 14, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate on a brand-name basis under the authority of FAR 6.302. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to September 14, 2015, will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83 effective August 3, 2015. NAICS code is 339112, size standard is 500 employees. This acquisition is being conducted under the authority of the commercial item test program at FAR 13.5. Only electronic offers will be accepted. Offers are due to nanci.pigeon@va.gov by 11:00 AM. Pacific Time, September 14, 2015. CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA 1. Contract Administration: All contract administration matters will be handled by the following individuals: a. CONTRACTOR: b. GOVERNMENT: Contracting Officer 00261 Department of Veterans Affairs VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) VA Northern California HealthCare System 5342 Dudley Blvd, Bldg 98 McClellan, CA 95652 2. CONTRACTOR REMITTANCE ADDRESS: All payments by the Government to the contractor will be made in accordance with: [X] 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System For Award Management, or [] 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party 3. INVOICES: Invoices shall be submitted in arrears: a. Quarterly [] b. Semi-Annually [] c. Other [X] Upon Government acceptance 4. GOVERNMENT INVOICE ADDRESS: All Invoices from the contractor shall be submitted electronically in accordance with VAAR Clause 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests. Department of Veterans Affairs FMS-VA-2(101) Financial Services Center PO Box 149971 Austin, TX 78714-9971 ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF AMENDMENTS: The offeror acknowledges receipt of amendments to the Solicitation numbered and dated as follows: AMENDMENT NO DATE B.2 Price/Cost Schedule Item Information. This is a brand name requirement for SurgiQuest AirSeal Intelligent Flow System (iFS) plus cart and disposables. ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QTY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 1 AirSeal® iFS (Intelligent Flow System) - (120V) 2 EA 2 Cart for AirSeal® iFS (Intelligent Flow System) 2 EA 3 Single Lumen Filtered Tube Set for Use with AirSeal® iFS (10/Box) 1 BX 4 Bi-Lumen Filtered Tube Set for Use with AirSeal® iFS (6/Box) 2 BX 5 Tri-Lumen Filtered Tube Set for Use with AirSeal® iFS (6/Box) 4 BX 6 5mm Access Port with Bladeless Valveless Optical Tip, 100 mm in length (6/Box) 1 BX 7 5mm Access Port with Bladeless Valveless Optical Tip, 120 mm in length 6/Box) 2 BX 8 5mm Smooth Access Port with Blunt Tip Valveless, 150 mm in length (6/Box) 1 BX 9 8mm Access Port, Low Profile with Bladeless Valveless Optical Tip, 100 mm in length (6/Box) 1 BX 10 8mm Access Port, Low Profile with Bladeless Valveless Optical Tip, 120 mm in length (6/Box) 2 BX 11 12mm Access Port with Blunt Tip Valveless, 100 mm in length (6/Box) 1 BX 12 12mm Access Port with Bladeless Valveless Optical Tip, 100 mm in length (6/Box) 1 BX 13 12mm Access Porth with Blunt Tip Valveless, 120 mm in length (6/Box) 1 BX 14 12mm Access Port with Bladeless Valveless Optical Tip, 120 mm in length (6/Box) 2 BX 15 12mm Access Port with Bladeless Valveless Optical Tip, 150 mm in length (6/Box) 1 BX GRAND TOTAL __________________ B.3 Delivery Schedule ITEM NUMBER DELIVERY DATE All items SHIP TO: VA Palo Alto Health Care System 3801 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304-1290 09/30/2015 MARK FOR: Theodore Harris OR Clinical Resource Nurse SOLICITATION PROVISIONS and CONTRACT CLAUSES: Clauses " FAR 52.252-2 - Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) For the purposes of this clause, the fill-in's are http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html and http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ respectively. " FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2015) " FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (May 2015) For the purposes of this clause, items (b) 4, 8, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 40, 41, 44, and 51 are considered checked and applicable. " FAR 52.232-38 Submission of Electronic Funds Transfer Information with Offer (July 2013) " VAAR 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (Jan 2008) " VAAR 852.211-70 Service Data Manuals (Nov 1984) " VAAR 852.246-71 Inspection (Jan 2008) " VAAR 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (Nov 2012) " VAAR 852.246-70 Guarantee (Jan 2008) For the purposes of this clause, the fill-in is "one year". Provisions " FAR 52.252-1 - Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) For the purposes of this provision, the fill-in's are http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html and http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ respectively. " FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (April 2014) " FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Mar 2015) 52.212-2 EVALUATION - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2014) The Government shall evaluate proposals based on the lowest priced, responsible, technically acceptable offer. The following shall be used to evaluate offers: Technical Capability. Offeror's technical capability shall be evaluated based on the information clearly provided in their quote in response to the salient characteristics stated under B.4 Price/Cost Schedule. This is a brand name or equal solicitation. "Or equal" items shall meet all salient characteristics. Offerors must clearly and concisely state how their product meets the salient characteristics. A Note on Determining Responsibility of Suppliers: All relevant facts and circumstances gathered from sources of information available to the Government (e.g., National Institutes of Health [NIH] Contractor Performance System [CPS] and Past Performance Information Retrieval System [PPIRS]) will be used as part of determining the responsibility of prospective suppliers. If an Offeror has not commented on negative past performance evaluations obtained by the Technical Evaluation Board, the Offeror may be given the opportunity to explain and/or mitigate adverse past performance during verbal or written interactions after receipt of proposals. Offerors who do not have relevant past performance will receive a neutral rating (neither favorable nor unfavorable).

46--LIQUITECH S300 SILVER ION SYSTEM UPGRADE

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Northern California Health Care System | Published August 11, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate on a brand-name basis under the authority of FAR 6.302. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to August 14, 2015, will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-82 effective June 8, 2015. NAICS code is 334513, size standard is 500 employees. This acquisition is being conducted under the authority of the commercial item test program at FAR 13.5. Only electronic offers will be accepted. Offers are due to nanci.pigeon@va.gov by 1:00 PM. Pacific Time, August 14, 2015. CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA 1. Contract Administration: All contract administration matters will be handled by the following individuals: a. CONTRACTOR: b. GOVERNMENT: Contracting Officer 00261 Department of Veterans Affairs VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21) VA Northern California HealthCare System 5342 Dudley Blvd, Bldg 98 McClellan, CA 95652 2. CONTRACTOR REMITTANCE ADDRESS: All payments by the Government to the contractor will be made in accordance with: [X] 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System For Award Management, or [] 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party 3. INVOICES: Invoices shall be submitted in arrears: a. Quarterly [] b. Semi-Annually [] c. Other [X] Upon Government acceptance 4. GOVERNMENT INVOICE ADDRESS: All Invoices from the contractor shall be submitted electronically in accordance with VAAR Clause 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests. Department of Veterans Affairs FMS-VA-2(101) Financial Services Center PO Box 149971 Austin, TX 78714-9971 ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF AMENDMENTS: The offeror acknowledges receipt of amendments to the Solicitation numbered and dated as follows: AMENDMENT NO DATE B.2 Price/Cost Schedule Item Information. This is a brand name requirement for Liquitech Model LCU10, S1000 Control Panel to upgrade existing LiquiTech System ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QTY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 1 Building 7 and 100 (one system for each building): Upgrade Existing XLIC 10 electronic control unit to current LCU10, S1000 Series that includes a new user interface board, power module, I/O board, all cables and a new faceplate which has onboard new computer electronics and software (1) Model REMS monitoring system (1) Model QF16-4/4 Liquitech Mark III - Clean Flow 4" Quick Connect Flow Cell (1) Model QF16-4/4 Spare Mark III - Clean Flow 4" Quick Connect Flow Cell (1) Model Dynasonics TFX Ultra Transit Line Flow Meter, Liquitech will provide start-up supervision. VA personnel will be training to operate, monitor, and maintain system. See Statement of Work. 2.00 EA __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ B.3 Delivery Schedule ITEM NUMBER DELIVERY DATE All items SHIP TO: VA Palo Alto Health Care System 3801 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304-1290 08/28/2015 MARK FOR: Engineering STATEMENT OF WORK Provide VAPAHCS with 2 each Liquitech Modular Silver Ion Systems and flow cell assemblies: A) Purpose: It is necessary to replace control panels and flow cell assemblies of existing LiquiTech systems located in Buildings 7 PAD and Building100 to provide safe drinking and shower water to immune compromised patients and staff at PAD. B) Contractor shall furnish - for VA Installation - the following: a. 2 ea. LQU10, S1000 Control Panels b. 2 ea. Model REMS Remote Engineering Monitoring System c. 4 ea. Model QF-16 Liquitech Mark III clean flow quick disconnect flow cell d. 2 ea. Model Dynasonics TFX Transit Time Flow Meter C) Shipping of systems shall be FOB Destination D) Contractor shall provide engineering consultation and oversight for system E) Contractor shall train VA personnel to operate, maintain, and monitor the system F) Training shall be scheduled in advance with VA Engineering Service G) Contractor shall verify and certify operation of system at time of system startup H) WARRANTY: Equipment shall be guaranteed for at least one full year (365 days) past date of acceptance by designated VA personnel I) MISCELLANEOUS: The contractor (all personnel and subcontractors) shall obtain temporary security badges or ID daily for all employees by contacting the Palo Alto Division Police Service, Building 100 1st floor F wing prior to start of work SOLICITATION PROVISIONS and CONTRACT CLAUSES: Clauses " FAR 52.252-2 - Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) For the purposes of this clause, the fill-in's are http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html and http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ respectively. " FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2015) " FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (May 2015) For the purposes of this clause, items (b) 4, 8, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 40, 41, 44, and 51 are considered checked and applicable. " FAR 52.232-38 Submission of Electronic Funds Transfer Information with Offer (July 2013) " VAAR 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (Jan 2008) " VAAR 852.211-70 Service Data Manuals (Nov 1984) " VAAR 852.246-71 Inspection (Jan 2008) " VAAR 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (Nov 2012) " VAAR 852.246-70 Guarantee (Jan 2008) For the purposes of this clause, the fill-in is "one year". Provisions " FAR 52.252-1 - Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) For the purposes of this provision, the fill-in's are http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html and http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ respectively. " FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (April 2014) " FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Mar 2015) 52.212-2 EVALUATION - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2014) The Government shall evaluate proposals based on the lowest priced, responsible, technically acceptable offer. The following shall be used to evaluate offers: Technical Capability. Offeror's technical capability shall be evaluated based on the information clearly provided in their quote in response to the salient characteristics stated under B.4 Price/Cost Schedule. This is a brand name or equal solicitation. "Or equal" items shall meet all salient characteristics. Offerors must clearly and concisely state how their product meets the salient characteristics. A Note on Determining Responsibility of Suppliers: All relevant facts and circumstances gathered from sources of information available to the Government (e.g., National Institutes of Health [NIH] Contractor Performance System [CPS] and Past Performance Information Retrieval System [PPIRS]) will be used as part of determining the responsibility of prospective suppliers. If an Offeror has not commented on negative past performance evaluations obtained by the Technical Evaluation Board, the Offeror may be given the opportunity to explain and/or mitigate adverse past performance during verbal or written interactions after receipt of proposals. Offerors who do not have relevant past performance will receive a neutral rating (neither favorable nor unfavorable).

R--RENEWAL OF LICENSES FOR CYBER FEDS

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Palo Alto Health Care System | Published June 29, 2015  -  Deadline July 6, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice in conjunction with procedures in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a separate written solicitation will not be issued. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to 07/06/2016 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The solicitation number, VA261-15-Q-0821 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-82 effective June 8, 2015 and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Supplement (VAAR) current to September 13, 2012. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 519130, Size Standard: 500. This combined synopsis/solicitation is set-aside for Small Business. Only email requests received directly from offerors are acceptable. Requirement Description: Renewal of licenses for cyberFeds (web version) for 33 users. Users need to obtain information such as FLRA arbitration decisions, Federal Labor Relations Authority Law, and MSPB Library, Federal EEO Law & OWCP decisions. Services also include federal and administrative guidance, case summaries, case tracker and phone support for non-attorneys. SOLICITATION PROVISIONS/CONTRACT CLAUSES: FAR Number Title Date 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS JUL 2013 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS SEP 2013 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS For the purposes of this clause items (b) 1,2,3, 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 22, 23, 25,26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 46, 48,51 are considered checked and apply. JAN 2014 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. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Provision) 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. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) FAR Number Title Date 852.237-70 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES APR 1984 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of Clause) Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs; VISN 21 3801 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304 Primary Point of Contact: Carol Lam Carol.lam@va.gov Phone: 650-493-5000 X65825 Fax: 650-493-2546

65--GOLD TYPE 4 CROWN YELLOW

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Palo Alto Health Care System | Published April 15, 2015  -  Deadline April 21, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice in conjunction with procedures in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to 04/21/2015 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The solicitation number, VA261-15-Q-0518 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-80 effective March 2, 2015 and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Supplement (VAAR) current to January 7, 2010. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit a price quote. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 339114, size standard 500. This solicitation is set-aside for Small Business. Only emailed requests received directly from the offeror are acceptable. Requirement Description: ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 1 GOLD TYPE 4-CROWN YELLOW GOLD USED FOR PORCELAIN STOCK# 1112913 JELBOND Y73 2.00 OZ __________________ __________________ 2 FIRMALAY TYPE III-YELLOW HIGH NOBLE GOLD STOCK# 110896 2.00 OZ __________________ __________________ 3 OLYMPIA PORCELAIN ALLOY WHITE HIGH NOBLE CERAMIC GOLD STOCK# 110728 6.00 OZ __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ SOLICITATION PROVISIONS/CONTRACT CLAUSES: FAR Number Title Date 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS APRIL 2014 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS DEC 2014 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS For the purposes of this clause items (b) 1,2,3, 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 22, 23, 25,26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 46, 48,51 are considered checked and apply. MAR 2015 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. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Provision) 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. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) FAR Number Title Date 852.237-70 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES APR 1984 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of Clause) Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs; VISN 21 3801 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304 Primary Point of Contact: Carol Lam Carol.lam@va.gov Phone: 650-493-5000 X65825 Fax: 650-493-2546

R--SOFTWARE LICENSE RENEWAL FEE

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Palo Alto Health Care System | Published March 26, 2015  -  Deadline March 31, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice in conjunction with procedures in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to 03/31/2015 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The solicitation number, VA261-15-Q-0447 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-80 effective March 2, 2015 and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Supplement (VAAR) current to January 7, 2010. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit a price quote. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 541511, size standard $25.5MIL. This solicitation is set-aside for Small Business. Only emailed requests received directly from the offeror are acceptable. Requirement Description: ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 1 Base Year Renewal software license fee for after hospital care plan. 1.00 YR __________________ __________________ 2 Option Year 1 Renewal software license fee for after hospital care plan. 1.00 YR __________________ __________________ 3 Option Year 2 Renewal software license fee for after hospital care plan. 1.00 YR __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ SOLICITATION PROVISIONS/CONTRACT CLAUSES: FAR Number Title Date 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS APRIL 2014 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS DEC 2014 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS For the purposes of this clause items (b) 1,2,3, 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 22, 23, 25,26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 46, 48,51 are considered checked and apply. MAR 2015 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. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Provision) 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. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) FAR Number Title Date 852.237-70 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES APR 1984 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of Clause) Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs; VISN 21 3801 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304 Primary Point of Contact: Carol Lam Carol.lam@va.gov Phone: 650-493-5000 X65825 Fax: 650-493-2546

R--clinical report

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Palo Alto Health Care System | Published March 10, 2015  -  Deadline March 13, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice in conjunction with procedures in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to 03/13/2015 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The solicitation number, VA261-15-Q-0397 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-80 effective March 2, 2015 and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Supplement (VAAR) current to January 7, 2010. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit a price quote. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 511210, size standard $38.5 MIL. This solicitation is set-aside for small business. Only emailed requests received directly from the offeror are acceptable. Requirement Description: Provides Radiologists, clinicians and administrators instant access to current and historical patient diagnostic information. Provide rapid access and correlative data that affects patient care, patient safety and to track patient outcomes. -monitor timely communication of critical findings. -rapidly correlate cross sectional imaging and pathology results for accurate tumor diagnosis. -make evidence based decisions for improved patient care, patient safety and to satisfy National Patient Safety Goals. CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS 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. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Provision) 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. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) FAR Number Title Date 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS APR 2014 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS DEC 2014 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (a)1, 2,3,4 (b) 3, 4, 8,11,12,14,22,23,24, 25,26,27,28,29,30,31,35, 36,37,38,39,40,41,43,48,49,50,51,52 DEC 2014 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of Clause) Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs; VISN 21 3801 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304 Primary Point of Contact: Carol Lam Carol.lam@va.gov Phone: 650-493-5000 X65825 Fax: 650-493-2546

70--Workstation license renewal

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Palo Alto Health Care System | Published October 10, 2014  -  Deadline October 14, 2014
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice in conjunction with procedures in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106(b)(1). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to 10/14/2014 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The solicitation number, VA261-15-Q-0015 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76 effective August 25, 2014 and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Supplement (VAAR) current to January 7, 2010. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 511210, Size Standard: $35.5MIL. Only email requests received directly from the offeror are acceptable. A brief description of the requirement is as follows: DESCRIPTION: ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 1 Annual renewel for Perpetual Workstation license 14.00 EA __________________ __________________ 2 Annual renewal for Perpetual Mobile license kit 21.00 EA __________________ __________________ 3 Annual Renewal CIH-HS-R1Y-LS4C*, Hot Spare for LS4278 Cordless Scanner 8.00 EA __________________ __________________ 4 CIH-HS-R1Y-LS3 Hot Spare for 35XX/P3/5 Cordless Scanner 4.00 EA __________________ __________________ 5 CIH-HS-R1Y-PT1 Hot Spare for Desktop Barcode Printer 12.00 EA __________________ __________________ 6 CIH-HS-R1Y-MC5 Hot Spare for MC55XX 21.00 EA __________________ __________________ 7 CIH-HS-R1Y-4SC Hot Spare for Four slot Cradle 3.00 EA __________________ __________________ SOLICITATION PROVISIONS/CONTRACT CLAUSES: FAR Number Title Date 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS APR 2014 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS MAY 2014 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS For the purposes of this clause items (b) 1,2,3, 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 14,16,18, 24, 25,26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43,44, 45, 46, 48,52, 54, 55 are considered checked and apply. JUL 2014 C.1 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. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Provision) C.2 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. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) C.3 VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) C.4 VAAR 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of Clause) C.5 VAAR 852.246-70 GUARANTEE (JAN 2008) The contractor guarantees the equipment against defective material, workmanship and performance for a period of , said guarantee to run from date of acceptance of the equipment by the Government. The contractor agrees to furnish, without cost to the Government, replacement of all parts and material that are found to be defective during the guarantee period. Replacement of material and parts will be furnished to the Government at the point of installation, if installation is within the continental United States, or f.o.b. the continental U.S. port to be designated by the contracting officer if installation is outside of the continental United States. Cost of installation of replacement material and parts shall be borne by the contractor. (End of Clause) C.6 VAAR 852.246-71 INSPECTION (JAN 2008) Rejected goods will be held subject to contractors order for not more than 15 days, after which the rejected merchandise will be returned to the contractor's address at his/her risk and expense. Expenses incident to the examination and testing of materials or supplies that have been rejected will be charged to the contractor's account. (End of Clause) Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs; VISN 21 3801 Miranda Avenue, 90CCA Palo Alto, CA 94304 Primary Point of Contact: Carol Lam Carol.lam@va.gov Phone: 650-493-5000 X65825 Fax: 650-493-2546

Q--Intravesicular Toxicity and TK Study

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Palo Alto Health Care System | Published August 25, 2015  -  Deadline August 28, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice in conjunction with procedures in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to 08/28/2015 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The solicitation number, VA261-15-Q-0876 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 effective July 2, 2015 and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Supplement (VAAR) current to December 27, 2012. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 112990, Size Standard: $0.75. Requirement Description: Item Information ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Intravesicular Toxicity and TK study of PLZ-4 Coated Paclitaxel loaded micelles in female rats 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0002 Bioanalytical LC/MS-MS Method Transfer and GLP validation (paclitaxel; rats) 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0003 HPLC Method transfer and glp validation 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0004 Dose formulation sample analysis (2 intervals) LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 3550 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0005 Test article return to VA Research lab 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ 0006 TK sample analysis (120 TK samples) plus modeling 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________ PERFORMANCE STATEMENT OF WORK Intravesicular Toxicity and TK Study of PLZ-4 Coated Paclitaxel Loaded Micelles in Female Rats " Bioanalytical LC/MS-MS Method Transfer and GLP Validation (Paclitaxel; Rats) " HPLC Method Transfer and GLP Validation " TK Sample Analysis (60 TK samples) plus modeling " Dose Formulation Sample Analysis (2 Intervals) " Test Article Return to Investigator The following is the outline for this study, which is in 2 parts: Species used will be Sprague-Dawley Rats, female rats will be used, vendor is required to have GLP status, rats will have 1 week acclimation period prior to study. " Toxicity study " 10 female rats per groups ( 4 groups, and 40 rats total) " Long term 5 female rats per groups (4 groups, and 20 rats total) o Group 1: empty micelle, Group 2: Alb Paclitaxel , Group 3: PTX-loaded micelle, 4: PBS " Treatment : o Rats are treated with intravesicular administration of drugs for 2 hours (under general anesthesia) o Once per week for a total of 6 weeks o Observe 2 times/day, clinical observation: 1/week; body weight: 1/day, food consumption weekly o On day 15 (after 3rd dose) and on day 57: check CBC/biochemistry panel/UA o On day 57: full necropsy, collect, weight, histopath (reviewed by ACVP pathologists) " Recover: 4 weeks post last treatment (5 rats each group) " Standard GLP report " TK study " 9 female rats with jugular vein catheter (2 groups, 18 rats total) o Group 1: Alb-PTX 2: PTX-loaded micelle " Treatment: o Six doses: 3mg/ml (300 ul) intravesically administrated once per week o Collect blood at 5, 15, 30 min, 1, 2, 4, 8, 16, and 24 and 48 hours post injection for detection of PTX absorption; 60 total samples (3 rats for each time point) o Detection of PTX absorption at dose 1 and dose 6 " TK sample analysis (60TK) plus modeling " Dose formulation sample analysis (twice) " Full necropsy, full tissue collection and standard organ weights collected on all animals in all groups " A full list of tissues from all animals in all groups will be processed to slides and evaluated. " Full report ready for IND filing, to be provided at end of study period. FAR Number Title Date 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2014) 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEC 2014) 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAY 2015) For the purposes of this clause items (b) 4, 6, 8, 25,27, 28,30, 33, 40, 42, 51 are considered checked and apply. 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. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ 52.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of Clause) VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) VAAR 852.237-70 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES (APR 1984) The contractor shall obtain all necessary licenses and/or permits required to perform this work. He/she shall take all reasonable precautions necessary to protect persons and property from injury or damage during the performance of this contract. He/she shall be responsible for any injury to himself/herself, his/her employees, as well as for any damage to personal or public property that occurs during the performance of this contract that is caused by his/her employees fault or negligence, and shall maintain personal liability and property damage insurance having coverage for a limit as required by the laws of the State of California. Further, it is agreed that any negligence of the Government, its officers, agents, servants and employees, shall not be the responsibility of the contractor hereunder with the regard to any claims, loss, damage, injury, and liability resulting there from. Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs; VISN 21 3801 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304 Primary Point of Contact: Lupe Arroyo Isabel.arroyo@va.gov 650-849-0386

66--water dispenser for rodent

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Palo Alto Health Care System | Published June 8, 2015  -  Deadline June 10, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice in conjunction with procedures in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; a written solicitation will not be issued. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to 06/16/2015 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. The solicitation number, VA261-15-Q-0725 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-80 effective May 07, 2015 and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Supplement (VAAR) current to January 7, 2010. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit a price quote. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 332911, size standard 500. This solicitation is set-aside for Small Business. Only emailed requests received directly from the offeror are acceptable. Requirement Description: Essential/significant physical, functional, or performance characteristics a) The Animal Drinking Water System must include the following equipment: i) 20" Triple Pre-Filter Assembly ii) ELGA -Prima 30 RO Unit iii) 70 Gal Holding Tank, Seismic approved Tank Stand, Tank Lid iv) 10 GPM UV Sterilizer Panel - 10 H Cabinet (Double MD-100 Motor with Hour Meter (1) Hi/Lo High Flow Box (2) UV 10H By-Pass (3) Murphy Switch Assembly for UV Panel (4) Selector Switch Assembly for UV Panels (5) Flow Switch Assembly for UV Panels b) Compatability- Animal Drinking Water system that must be capable of delivering at a flow rate of 10 gpm at no more than 15 PSI in order to work on our existing animal rack drinking valves. c) Purpose - The Animal Drinking water system for the new Research Vivarium at the SFVAMC. The Animal water system (AWS) will supply water to 8 animal holding rooms, totaling over 3000 cages of mice and rats. The AWS must filter the animal drinking water by reverse Osmosis and sterilize the water with Ultra Violet light. 2) Complete generic identification a) Applicable model/make/catalog number - i) 20" Triple Pre-Filter Assembly (AX200096) ii) ELGA -Prima 30 RO Unit *(Lot) iii) 70 Gal Holding Tank, Seismic approved Tank Stand, Tank Lid (01-0045) iv) 10 GPM UV Sterilizer Panel - 10 H Cabinet (Double MD-100 Motor with Hour Meter) (01 0043) (1) Hi/Lo High Flow Box (SP9975) (2) UV 10H By-Pass (10-0242) (3) Murphy Switch Assembly for UV Panel (10-0240) (4) Selector Switch Assembly for UV Panels (10-0246) (5) Flow Switch Assembly for UV Panels (10-0247) 3) Manufacturer name - i) 20" Triple Pre-Filter Assembly - Axeon Water Technology ii) ELGA -Prima 30 RO Unit - ElGA iii) 70 Gal Holding Tank, Seismic approved Tank Stand, Tank Lid SE LAB iv) 10 GPM UV Sterilizer Panel - (Double MD-100 Motor with Hour Meter) SE labs STATEMENT OF WORK Installation of Animal Drinking System in the Veterinary Medical Unit 1. Introduction: The contractor will provide the Animal Drinking water system for the new Research Vivarium at the SFVAMC. The Animal water system (AWS) will supply water to 8 animal holding rooms, totaling over 3000 cages of mice and rats. The AWS must filter the animal drinking water by reverse Osmosis and sterilize the water with Ultra Violet light. 2. Qualifications of Contractors: 1. Contractor must be experienced in pure Animal drinking water systems. 2. Contractor must have ten years installation experience with Animal Drinking Water systems. 3. Contractors shall be equipped with all necessary tools, equipment, and Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to perform the work safely, effectively, and timely. Tools, equipment, and PPE shall comply with the requirements of OSHA Standards. 3. Scope of Work: Contractor shall provide: a. Animal Drinking Water system that must be capable of delivering at a flow rate of 10 gpm at no more than 15 PSI. b. Animal Drinking Water system that the final product water must contain less than 100 CFUs, without the use of chlorination. c. Animal Drinking Water system must have 2.5 days of reserve water capacity. d. Supervise the installation of equipment, piping, instrumentation, and accessories as detailed in the specifications in the contract for Building 41 at the SFVAMC. e. Contractor shall verify installation and tie-in work performed by building contractors is in conformance to Drawings and Specifications for Building 41 at the SFVAMC. f. Protect equipment and piping from contamination during storage, handling and installation. g. Manufacturer's warranty protection shall cover all associated materials within system installation. h. Contractor shall be responsible for execution of startup plan and for demonstrating and verifying that system installation and operation is in conformance with acceptance criteria. i. Contractor will provide comprehensive training for the SFVA Veterinary Medical Unit staff on the operation of all aspects of the Automatic Watering System (AWS). The training is to include routine maintenance and procedures for response to typical fault conditions and problems. 4. Summary of Work: The contractor shall complete the installation of the AWS and verify that the AWS final water is clean enough for the animals to drink based off of the SFVAMC Veterinary Medical Unit SOP. SOLICITATION PROVISIONS/CONTRACT CLAUSES: FAR Number Title Date 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS APRIL 2014 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS DEC 2014 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS For the purposes of this clause items (b) 1,2,3, 4,5, 6, 7, 8, 12, 22, 23, 25,26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39, 40, 42, 46, 48,51 are considered checked and apply. MAR 2015 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. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Provision) 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. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) FAR Number Title Date 852.237-70 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES APR 1984 852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of Clause) Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs; VISN 21 3801 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304 Primary Point of Contact: Carol Lam Carol.lam@va.gov Phone: 650-493-5000 X65825 Fax: 650-493-2546

Q--REFERENCE LABORATORY TESTING

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Palo Alto Health Care System | Published September 22, 2015  -  Deadline September 25, 2015
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The solicitation number, VA261-15-q-0998 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 effective September 3, 2015 and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Supplement (VAAR) current to September 30, 2013. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 541380, Size Standard: $15.0. Requirement Description: Item Information ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 Reference Laboratory Services Contract Period: Base POP Begin: 10-1-2015 POP End: 09-30-2016 1 YR $0 $0 GRAND TOTAL $0 Statement of Work Reference Laboratory Testing GENERAL DEFINITIONS FOR LABORATORY SERVICES 1. Committee - An individual or group of laboratory directors (Chiefs), or their designees, that evaluate the medical/technical/service/quality qualifications of offeror's laboratories, and scores these factors in the solicitation. During the life of the contract, this group monitors the quality and service provided by the contractor. 2. Contracting Officer (CO) - Individual(s) at the VA National Acquisition Center (NAC) authorized to enter into, administer, and/or terminate contracts and make related determinations and findings. The term includes certain authorized representatives of the contracting officer acting within the limits of their authority as delegated by the contracting officer. 3. Contracting Officer's Technical Representative - A Federal employee who assists the ordering/issuing agency contracting officer in the administration of task orders issued under this contract. The COR is primarily responsible for the day-to-day program management of the ordering activity's task or task orders. Ordering agencies may have different designators for this category (e.g. GTR- Government Technical Representative, COR - Contracting Officer's Representative, etc.) 4. Critical Value - A test result that requires evaluation by a physician or other health care provider as soon as verified. Failure to take appropriate action as a result of a critical value might cause harm or undue suffering for a patient. 5. Esoteric Test - A test that is similar to specialized tests, except they can only be done in a few laboratories throughout the country. 6. Frozen Section - A biopsy specimen that is immediately frozen and cut with cryostat; then mounted on a slide, stained, and examined by a pathologist. Frozen sections provide a rapid diagnosis to the physician during surgery. 7. Overflow - A test usually performed in the ordering activity lab, which might be referred to the contractor's laboratory in case of instrument breakdown or other circumstances interfering with the ordering facility's ability to analyze the specimens. 8. Paraffin Block - A tissue specimen that has been embedded in paraffin wax that the sections can be cut for histologic examination. 9. Proficiency Testing - An assessment of the accuracy of testing by a laboratory based on the analysis of an unknown specimen analyzed by a large number of other labs. The proficiency survey is conducted by an organization or agency authorized by the Department of Health and Human Services to do so. 10. Reference or Referral Laboratory - The contract laboratory that provides testing, and examination of specimens provided by the medical treatment facility. 11. Reference Value - A range of test values expected for a designated normal population of individuals. 12. Routine Test - A test that is usually performed at high volume in which the result is required in 24 hours generally. 13. Slides. Glass surface containing biological material to be analyzed. 14. Specimen - A body fluid or tissue sample removed for medical examination and analytical testing. 15. Special handling - Unusual circumstances may dictate the need for a specimen to be picked up specially, run out of sequence at a special time, or reported within a shorter than usual time. 16. Specialized Test - A test that is performed in low volume but the technology, expense, or time-consuming nature of each test, is such that some delay is expected. The delay usually occurs to allow tests received from different centers to be batched to make the operation cost-effective. 17. STAT - A designated category of tests that requires immediate processing to expedite results to physicians handling potentially life-threatening cases. 18. Surgical Specimen - A sample or part of an organ or tissue removed during Surgery for medical examination and analytical testing. 19. Tests - Diagnostic assays to evaluate a patient's physiological condition. 20. Turnaround Time (TAT) - The length of elapsed time between pick-up or dispatch of specimen from the government ordering activity's laboratory and the receipt of the completed printed report received by the government ordering activity's laboratory.. Exception: For STAT tests, the TAT shall begin at the time of notification by the ordering activity laboratory to the contractor that the specimen is ready for pick-up. These definitions apply whether the contractor or a subcontractor performs the test. ? B.1.1 STATEMENT OF WORK I. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS The Contractor shall be responsible for performing preanalytic processing, analysis, and result interpretation for clinical and anatomical pathology specimens as requested by the VA Pacific Islands Health Care Systems, its Laboratory Services,and/or other government healthcare access points as contracted. Services shall include the transportation of clinical laboratory specimens to the contractor's laboratory(ies), the performance of analytical testing as defined by the Contractor's reference test manual, the reporting of analytical test results and consultative services as required to assimilate the full scope of its laboratory operations to the ordering facility. The Contractor shall provide varying levels of support service depending on the unique characteristics presented by each individual ordering activity. Services to be furnished under this contract shall be ordered by issuance of a task order by the ordering activity for results to be delivered to the site designated on the task order and in accordance with standards, clauses and provisions of this document. The Contractor shall provide an Authorized FSS Price List of all testing services available along with the price to be billed the government for each testing service. The price list, at a minimum, shall include the following data elements: - Ordering Code (Contractor's Identification Code) - LOINC - Logical Observation Identifier Names and Codes - CPT Code - Interface Code - Test Description, including reference ranges and units of measurement - Test methodology - Specimen types - Specimen collection and handling requirements - Test result interpretation or interpretive remarks, if appropriate - Testing site (if not performed at the Contractor's main laboratory facility) - Maximum turn around time (TAT), excluding time required for repeat assay. For those tests offered on a STAT basis, TAT should be listed separately - Give assay schedule - State "MWF" for a test set up Monday, Wednesday, and Friday; - "MTWTF" for Monday through Friday, "TT" for Tuesday and Thursday, and "DAILY" for every day, Monday through Sunday including Holidays - Number of calendar days required for completing an assay and reporting a result - State assay method - Limit number of tests per day. Applies to overflow tests only. - Net FSS Unit/Test Price II. Period of Performance 10/1/2015/2015 thru 09/30/2016 III. GENERAL QUALIFICATIONS A. Licensing and Accreditation Only fully licensed/accredited laboratories actively engaged in providing the specific services and laboratory testing outlined in this solicitation will be considered. The Contractor shall have all licenses, permits, accreditation and certificates required by law. The reference laboratory must be licensed/accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP) and/or other state regulatory agencies as mandated by federal and state statutes. In addition, the laboratory must be certified as meeting the requirements of the Department of Health and Human Services Clinical Laboratory Improvement Act of 1988. A. Licensing and Accreditation (CONTINUED) The Contractor shall provide a copy of all relevant permits/licenses and certifications inclusive of any sanctions current or pending throughout the United States of America prior to contract award. In addition, the Contractor shall be responsible for providing a written guarantee or evidence that all subcontractors have appropriate licensure and accreditation to perform tests that the primary contractor cannot perform prior to contract award. Any proposed subcontractor changes during the contract performance period must have prior approval by the Contracting Officer (CO). Changes to the requirements will be executed by a bilateral modification to the contract. Contractor policies and procedures shall comply with Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA). B. Malpractice Liability Insurance Malpractice liability insurance shall be by a commercial insurance company in the business of providing the required insurance coverage of not less than $1,000,000.00 per occurrence. The Contractor shall provide a copy of the Medical Malpractice Insurance Certificate before award of the contract. The Contractor shall notify the contracting officer in writing of any malpractice investigation or licensure or certification suspension which concerns the Contractor or any employees, within 24 hours of notification of an investigation or suspension. Any Subcontractor performing under this contract must also have malpractice liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000.00 per occurrence and a copy of the Medical Malpractice Insurance Certificate must be provided before award/performance of the contract. C. Contractor Laboratory and Personnel The Contractor shall maintain current accreditation and notify the Contracting Officer of any lapse in state license, CLIA certification, or clinical pathology certification. The Contractor shall provide a copy of the renewed licenses/certificates to the Contracting Officer before expiration. D. Test Result Reporting Contractor shall provide electronic transmission (i.e. teleprinter, fax, or computer-to-computer via modem response) of all completed and/or partial test results to the ordering activity within awarded Turnaround Time (TAT), except where specified. Contractor shall provide all required hardware, software and related consumable supplies to support the transmission of electronic data for each ordering activity at no additional charge. Any necessary "additional required connections" shall be the responsibility of the contractor. All equipment, software and hardware remain the property of the contractor. All risks of loss remains the responsibility of the contractor. The government is not responsible for loss due to negligence, fire, water or other natural disaster or damage from terrorism or war, and any other resultant damage to equipment, software, hardware and connections. Contractor shall be responsible for preventive and as-needed maintenance on any installed teleprinter, PC and all peripheral devices; shall have the responsibility to train medical center personnel in routine operations (loading and unloading paper, ribbon changes, test and reset); and shall provide a validation service (fax or telephone) in the event of transmission or printer degradation, if requested by the ordering activity. Additionally, contractor is responsible for transmission of all data to be accomplished in a manner that protects the privacy of all personally identifiable patient information. III. CONTRACTOR'S RESPONSIBILITIES A. Procedure Guidance The testing methodology and reference ranges for a test must be defined in the laboratory user manual. The Contractor shall provide change notice prior to implementation of any new medical procedures and services. The Contractor shall ensure that all procedures performed are of current acceptable standard deviation with at least (minimum) daily controls conducted to determine procedure accuracy. Upon request by the Contracting Officer (CO) or Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), the Contractor will make available quality assurance information on specific testing procedures for review. Tests referred to another laboratory shall be at no additional transfer charge or confirmation charge to the Government. B. Supplies The contractor shall provide all necessary supplies normally provided to its commercial customers, not limited to the following: Requisition forms Specimen containers Dry ice and appropriate container Special instructions Current list of tests with reference ranges and specimen requirements Log books for samples sent out and results returned Specimen carriers All forms, including Chain of Custody forms Special media or tubes for samples All supplies for special tests (e.g., but not limited to, viral studies) The Contractor shall contact the COR within a maximum of five (5) calendar days after award of task order or Blanket Purchase Agreement, to coordinate the furnishing and delivery of specimen collection and transportation supplies, terminal or data fax and supplies, and the installation of equipment. The COR will request replenishment of supplies from the Contractor on an as needed basis. C. Test Results STAT/Emergency The Contractor shall provide telephonic, fax, or computer-to computer-via-modem response within the commercially published emergency Turnaround Time (TAT) of specimen pick up, unless otherwise agreed. The Contractor shall report all STAT and abnormal test results to ordering activity upon completion of testing. The Contractor shall provide all confirmatory testing, upon request of the ordering activity, at no additional charge to the Government. C. Test Results (CONTINUED) Routine The Contractor shall provide routine test results to the ordering activity in accordance with the testing specifications defined in the Contractor's commercial specimen collection guide, except when specimens are picked up the day before a weekend or holiday (in which case the results will be provided the following business day). Test procedures requiring a turnaround time longer than 24 hours (excluding the above exceptions) shall be identified by the Contractor before contract award and approved by the Contracting Officer. Telephone Consultation The Contractor shall consult with the COR, requesting Clinician or designee at the ordering activity by telephone as needed. The Contractor shall immediately telephone the respective COR, requesting Clinician or designee to report Critical Values or test result that may indicate a life threatening condition. Reporting of Results A report is defined as a printed final copy of laboratory testing results. This report shall be received by remote terminal where applicable. If results are previously telephoned, the report must include the name of the individual notified of the results. Each test report shall at minimum indicate the following information: -Patient's name and/or identification code (Social Security number) -Physician's name (if supplied) -Medical record number (if supplied) -Facility Name -Patient's location (clinical/ward), (if supplied) -Date/time specimen received in Reference Lab -Test ordered -Date/time of specimen collection (when available) -Date test completed -Test result -Flag abnormals -Reference range -Toxic and/or therapeutic range where applicable -Testing laboratory specimen number -Name of testing laboratory and address (contractor and/or subcontractor) -Type of specimen -Any additional comments related to test provided by submitting labs. -Any other information the laboratory has that may indicate a questionable validity of test results. -Unsatisfactory specimen shall be reported with regard to its unsuitability for testing. D. Retention of Specimens Upon completion of the testing, the Contractor shall retain all specimens as required by regulatory agencies (RA). Upon request by the ordering activity COR or designee, the Contractor shall provide a copy of the regulatory requirements for each participating RA. In the absence of RA requirements, the Contractor shall retain specimens, after all testing has been completed: clinical specimens seven (7) days, surgical specimens six (6) months, cytology and histopathology slides indefinitely; and paraffin blocks for five (5) years. E. Documentation The Contractor shall ensure that all required documentation is, at a minimum, timely, legible, and accurate. Contract personnel shall indicate responsibility for the content and correctness of all prepared and transcribed reports by affixing the Contractor personnel's own signature to the documents and validating their contents. F. Monthly Test Summary The Contractor shall provide to each ordering activity at a minimum, the utilization reports customarily provided to commercial customers. The report shall identify the tests that were received to include at a minimum, accession number, patient's name, Social Security Number, and specimen collection and test report dates required by accreditation agencies. The Contractor report shall indicate the requesting physician's, tests, TAT for each test, corresponding cost per test and a STAT charge. IV. SERVICE AND MAINTENANCE A. Service The contractor shall provide telephone number(s) and contact person to be used by the ordering activity to make specimen problem inquiries and problem solving at all times including weekends and holidays. The contractor shall include names and telephone numbers of technical directors and pathologists available for consultation. The Contractor agrees to maintain the minimum acceptable service, reporting systems and quality control as specified herein. Immediate (within 24 hours) notification must be given to ordering activity upon adverse action by a regulatory agency. Contractor shall assign a specific local account representative to each ordering activity. Contractor shall advise facility of any changes in methodology, procedure, reference ranges and any new tests introduced. In the event that the contractor changes the assay procedure or a critically important component of an assay (e.g., and antibody, purified antigen, etc.), the contractor shall notify the CO prior to the intended change. Changes in the assay materials or procedure may be sufficient cause for changing to an alternate contractor for the assay(s) for the duration of the contract at the sole discretion of the CO. B. Maintenance The Contractor shall provide preventive and as-needed maintenance on any installed terminal or data fax system at the facility/clinic at no additional charge to the Government. The Contractor shall provide maintenance within 72 hours of notification by the COR or designee. In case of failure of the automated system, the Contractor shall provide an alternate route of transmission (i.e. telephone, or courier service) to the participating ordering facility or clinic. V. CONTRACT QUALITY ASSURANCE/QUALITY CONTROL The Contractor facilities, methodologies (defined as the principal of the method and the references), and quality control procedures may be examined by representatives of the government at any time during the life of the contract. The Contractor shall comply with all applicable OSHA, Federal, State, laws, and regulations as required for performing the type of services required. VI. DELIVERY A. Specimen Pick-up Times STAT/Emergency: No STAT pick up required at this time. Routine. The Contractor shall provide routine scheduled specimen pickup at a time mutually agreed upon by the ordering activity. The ordering activity COR or designee shall notify the Contractor via telephone, when a special pick-up courier is required. C. Sample Preparation Each ordering activity will prepare and package laboratory specimens in accordance with the requirements defined in the Contractor's laboratory users manual. The Contractor shall provide at no charge an adequate supply of requisition forms, specimen collection materials, dry ice and appropriate container, special instructions, and a current list of tests with reference ranges and specimen requirements. These requirements shall be defined in the laboratory user manual. The contractor shall be responsible for transporting in such a manner as to ensure the integrity of the specimen. The Contractor shall supply any special preservatives required for specimen preservation. Each ordering activity is responsible for packaging the specimens. D. Security Any security requirements of contractor personnel will be specified by ordering activities. Security requirements may apply to personnel, contractor property and/or information technology. SOLICITATION PROVISIONS/CONTRACT CLAUSES: FAR Number Title Date 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2014) 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DEC 2014) 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAY 2015) For the purposes of this clause items (b) 4, 6, 8, 25, 27, 28, 30, 33, 40, 42, 51 are considered checked and apply. 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. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ 52.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- (1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m). (3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests. (4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001. (5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract. (b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required. (c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following: (1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.) (2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats. (d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905. (e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for: (1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States; (2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information; (3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies; (4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or (5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above. (End of Clause) VAAR 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) VAAR 852.237-70 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES (APR 1984) The contractor shall obtain all necessary licenses and/or permits required to perform this work. He/she shall take all reasonable precautions necessary to protect persons and property from injury or damage during the performance of this contract. He/she shall be responsible for any injury to himself/herself, his/her employees, as well as for any damage to personal or public property that occurs during the performance of this contract that is caused by his/her employees fault or negligence, and shall maintain personal liability and property damage insurance having coverage for a limit as required by the laws of the State of California. Further, it is agreed that any negligence of the Government, its officers, agents, servants and employees, shall not be the responsibility of the contractor hereunder with the regard to any claims, loss, damage, injury, and liability resulting there from. Contracting Office Address: Department of Veterans Affairs; VISN 21 3801 Miranda Avenue Palo Alto, CA 94304 Primary Point of Contact: Lupe Arroyo Isabel.arroyo@va.gov 650-849-0386
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