65--Adhesive Bandages (MSPV)
Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Strategic Acquisition Center | Published September 15, 2015 - Deadline September 30, 2015
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 - Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is being issued using Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The combined synopsis/solicitation number is VA119-15-Q-0472 and is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-84 (Effective 3 September 2015). This is an Unrestricted, open market procurement. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 339113.
Type of Contract: The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to award a Firm Fixed-Price (FFP) Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) in accordance with FAR Part 13.303 with a 60 month ordering period for the Veteran Health Administration (VHA) and VA Office of Procurement and Logistics.
Description of requirements for the items to be acquired: The purpose of this BPA is to provide Adhesive Bandages (Fabric, Plastic and Sheer) throughout the VA, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities and secure volume based pricing on the items required. The intent is to standardize Adhesive Bandages (Fabric, Plastic and Sheer) for all VHA medical centers and facilities. Awardee shall deliver to all U.S. facilities and U.S. territories, which includes Alaska, Hawaiian Islands, Philippines Islands, Guam, American Samoa, Puerto Rico, and U.S. Virgin Islands. Calls will be placed against this BPA in writing, by phone, or via facsimile.
Each Contract Line Item Number (CLIN) will be priced to meet the need for all VHA medical centers and facilities throughout the VA enterprise. The list of contract line item number(s) (CLINs) and items, quantities and units of measure, including ordering periods and a detailed description of this requirement is provided in the Instruction to Offers within the Minimum Technical Requirements tables provided herein. The quantities provided below are projections provided per-year for Adhesive Bandages (Fabric, Plastic and Sheer). The following quantities of Adhesive Bandages (Fabric, Plastic and Sheer) are estimates only and do not obligate the Government to purchase stated quantities. The Government estimates, but does not guarantee, that the volume of purchases through this BPA will be as set forth in the below Schedule. The Government is seeking per unit discounts based upon the anticipated annual volume / usage. This BPA does not obligate any funds.
Adhesive Bandage Quantities*
Fabric Adhesives 92,850*
Plastic Adhesives 113,463
Sheer Adhesives 121,100
*Quantity is by each bandage.
Provision 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; Addendum is provided in Attachment C. Provision 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; Addendum is provided in Attachment C. Award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of quotes meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for non-cost factors. Quotes will be evaluated for technical acceptability. To receive consideration for award, the proposed item(s) must meet all of the minimum technical requirements (MTRs) for both technical product literature review and product samples. The Government intends to issue a single BPA to one contractor that will serve as the single source of supply to provide all Adhesive Bandages (Fabric, Plastic and Sheer) enterprise-wide. The intention is that no more than one Vendor will be selected to provide products for Adhesive Bandages (Fabric, Plastic and Sheer), considering standardization is a top priority of this acquisition. Successful award of this acquisition will allow VHA to maintain uniformity amongst the three types of Adhesive Bandages being utilized by its field activities. All interested Quoters must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to receiving an award. You may access SAM at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. Vendors shall participate in the Med/Surge Prime Vendor (MSPV) Program. The requirement to participate in VA Distribution Programs is not applicable to SDVOSBs.
Provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, applies. Offerors shall provide a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3.
Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items applies; Addendum is provided herein (BPA Terms and Conditions - Attachment A).
Clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, applies. (Attachment F)
The Defense Priorities and Allocations Systems (DPAS) and assigned rating do not apply to this acquisition.
The following Provisions and Clauses apply and can be found in full text in Attachment G:
FAR 52.202-1 Definitions (NOV 2013)
FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998)
VAAR 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (NOV 2012)
VAAR 852.233-70 Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution (JAN 2008)
VAAR 852.233-71 Alternate protest procedure (JAN 1998)
VAAR 852.246-71 Inspection (JAN 2008)
VAAR 852.270-1 Representatives of Contracting Officers (JAN 2008)
VAAR 852.273-70 Late Offers (JAN 2003)
VAAR 852.273-74 Award Without Exchanges (JAN 2003)
Quotes for this combined synopsis/solicitation must be submitted to VASACDirectorateB@va.gov and to Ms. Linda Coleman, Contract Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org, Mr. Robert E. Jones, Contracting Officer, at Robert.Jones14@va.gov by 4:00PM EST, September 28, 2015. Each quote response will receive a confirmation email; if a confirmation is not received, please call (202) 497-1255.
See attached document: Attachment A - BPA Terms and Conditions
See attached document: Attachment B1 - Price Schedule
See attached document: Attachment B2 - Price Schedule
See attached document: Attachment C - Instructions to Quoters and Evaluation of Quoters
See attached document: Attachment D - Product Description
See attached document: Attachment E - Offeror Representations and Certifications
See attached document: Attachment F - Contract T&C Required to Implement Statutes or EOs
See attached document: Attachment G - VAAR Provisions and Clauses
See attached document: Attachment H - BPA Quarterly Reporting Tool
See attached document: Attachment I - Appendix C
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