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Z--Lee County Healthcare Center Completion Item

Department of Veterans Affairs, Tampa VAMC | Published July 9, 2016
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Action Code: Pre-Solicitation Notice Date: 7/9/2016 Year: 2016 Contracting Office Zip Code: 33744 Product Service Code: Z2DA Contracting Office Address: Department of Veteran Affairs Network Contracting Office - 8 Attn: John Burch 8875 Hidden River Parkway, Suite 525 Tampa, FL 33637 Subject: Lee County Healthcare Center Completion Project Proposed Solicitation Number: VA248-16-R-1359 Closing Response Date: 8/25/2016 Point of Contact for this requirement is John Burch Magnitude of Construction is $500,000 - $1,000,000 Description: The purpose of this requirement is to complete 6 small projects 1. Upgrade Exhaust Fans 2. Install Electronic Water Treatment System 3. Construct Patio Dining Enclosure 4. Install Epoxy Floor in 28 Mechanical Rooms 5. Install Electronic Pager System 6. Construct Exterior Aluminum Canopy System Place of Performance: Lee County Healthcare Center 2489 Diplomat Parkway Cape Coral, FL 33909 Solicitation Number VA248-16-R-1359 is set aside 100% for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses.

65--AUDIOLOGY BOOTHS FOR THE VA ANN ARBOR HEALTHCARE SYSTEM

Department of Veterans Affairs, Battle Creek VAMC | Published September 25, 2015  -  Deadline September 28, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation VA251-15-Q-0677 is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 332311 and a Business Size Standard of 500 employees or less is applicable. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83. No telephone requests will be accepted. Proposals are requested for the following: SPECIFICATION FOR 5 AUDIOLOGY SOUND BOOTHS The Government has a requirement for five (5) sound booths for the VA Ann Abor Audiology Service to utilize in offsite clinical space. Removal of existing equipment shall include a discount to the Government. The five audiology sound booths shall be easily-installed and capable of being easily-removed (modular) with quick/easy break down for removal. The sound booths shall have a one (1) inch recessed plane for easier installation. Sound booths (5) $ _______________ Removal Discount -$_______________ Miscellaneous Items (breakdown must be Provided if applicable) $_______________ Total $________________________ Full text of the following clauses and/or provisions can be viewed through Internet access at http://farsite.hill.af.mil. The provisions at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Offerors shall submit with their offer, a completed copy of the provisions at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items or confirm this has already been completed in their SAM registration. The clause at 52.212.4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition which shall include the following clauses: 52.203-99, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.232-34. Offerors shall submit their proposals by e-mail to Diana.Burton@va.gov. All questions must be submitted in writing. Offers are due no later than 4:00 pm. EDST, Monday, 28 September 2015. The successful offeror must be registered with SAM to be awarded a contract. You may register or update your registration on-line at https://www.sam.gov.

Q--Healthcare Laundry Services for Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center (KACC) Fort Meade, MD

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Command | Published August 24, 2015  -  Deadline September 9, 2015
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This is a pre-solicitation notice of the Government's intent to award an unrestricted contract to provide Laundry and Linen Services in support of the Kimbrough Ambulatory Care Center, Fort Meade, MD and the Rader Army Health Clinic, Fort Meyer, VA. This acquisition will be solicited as unrestricted under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 812332 - Industrial Launderers with a size standard of $38.5 million. This is a non-personal services contract to provide Laundry and Linen Services. This requirement will be to pick up, clean, and deliver laundry and linen. The contractor shall furnish all labor, management, supervision, services/supplies necessary to provide laundry and linen cleaning services in accordance with the Performance Work Statement (PWS).

Z--Design/Build services for a new package air handler at Lee County VA Healthcare Center

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Bay Pines Health Care System | Published December 2, 2015  -  Deadline January 15, 2016
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66--MICROSCOPE DUAL HEAD

Department of Veterans Affairs, St. Cloud VAMC | Published January 27, 2015  -  Deadline February 6, 2015
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This is a notice of the government's intent to issue a competitive BRAND NAME OR EQUAL solicitation for microscopes on RFQ VA263-15-Q-0321. The RFQ closes Friday 2-6-2015 at 2pm CST. The Network 23 Contracting Office (NCO23), St. Cloud MN intends to procure three microscopes for the Omaha NE VA Healthcare System.

PRB Data Purchase

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | Published September 4, 2016  -  Deadline September 9, 2016
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The CDC intends to issue a sole source solicitation and contract to IMS Health, Incorparated, for the acquisition for commercial medical prescription data from the NDTI, Long Term Care Pharmacy dataset, NPA, MIDAS worldwide healthcare market data platform, and EXPONENT. The resulting contract will consist of a base year and 4 1 year options, at the sole discretion of the Government.

Re-Establish Preventive Medical Residency

Department of Health and Human Services, Program Support Center | Published July 30, 2015  -  Deadline August 18, 2015
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Agency for Healthcare Research has a sole source requirement to re-establish a preventive medicine and primary care residency rotation program to assist in providing scientific and dissemination support to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. This is a sole source procurement to the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, 1001 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036

70--Teleconference Equipment - Brand Name or Equal

Department of Veterans Affairs, St. Cloud VAMC | Published March 10, 2015  -  Deadline April 3, 2015
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This is a notice of the government's intent to issue a competitive BRAND NAME or EQUAL solicitation for an Audio Video Teleconference System on RFQ VA263-15-Q-0360. The RFQ closes Friday 4-3-2015 at 2pm CST. The Network 23 Contracting Office (NCO23), St. Cloud MN intends to procure an Audio Video Teleconference System for the Omaha NE VA Healthcare System.

Y--Design/Build IV Room at LCHCC

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Bay Pines Health Care System | Published June 9, 2015  -  Deadline July 15, 2015
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Design/Build SDVOSB Set-Aside The contractor is to provide all labor, materials, equipment and supervision to design and upgrade the Sterile IV Compounding Room at the BPVAHCS Lee County Healthcare Center Pharmacy to the most current USP Chapter 797 Standards. The new room will include an ISO-07 Clean room, ISO-08 Gowning Room and an Ante Room. All areas in construction will be brought up to USP Chapter 797 Standards and follow VA specifications.

65--FibroScan - Brand Name or Equal

Department of Veterans Affairs, St. Cloud VAMC | Published April 9, 2015  -  Deadline April 15, 2015
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This is a notice of the government's intent to issue a SDVOSB set-aside, BRAND NAME or EQUAL solicitation for a Fibroscan Non-Invasive Liver Stiffness Assessment System on RFQ VA263-15-Q-0546. The RFQ closes Wednesday 4-15-2015 at 2pm CST. The Network 23 Contracting Office (NCO23), St. Cloud MN intends to procure a Non-Invasive Liver Stiffness Assessment System for the Minneapolis MN VA Healthcare System.

65--Blood and Blood Products

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System | Published September 8, 2015  -  Deadline September 18, 2015
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The Department of Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System (VAAAHS), 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 48105 is hereby soliciting offers to provide blood and blood products for the VA Medical Center in Battle Creek, MI for the period of October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016 plus four option years. The VAAAHS anticipates entering into a Firm fixed price IDIQ Contract with the contractor providing the lowest price technically acceptable. This procurement will be conducted using Parts 12 and 13.5 of the FAR. NAICS Code is 621991, size standard is $32,500,000.00. The anticipated issue date is 10 September, 2015; the anticipated closing date is 21 September 2015.

66--MPLS WASP Lab Microbiology Analyzer - BRAND NAME ONLY

Department of Veterans Affairs, St. Cloud VAMC | Published June 14, 2016  -  Deadline July 15, 2016
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This is a notice of the government's intent to issue a competitive BRAND NAME ONLY solicitation for a WASPLab Automated Microbiology Analyzer on RFQ VA263-16-Q-0446. The RFQ is expected to be issued within the next month. The FSC Code is 6640, the NAICS code is 339113 and the small business size standard is 750 Employees. The Brand Name Only Justification and Approval for Other Than Full and Open Competition is attached to this notice. The Network 23 Contracting Office (NCO23), St. Cloud MN intends to procure a WASPLab Automated Microbiology Analyzer for the Minneapolis MN VA Healthcare System.

S--SHARPS DISPOSAL

Department of Veterans Affairs, Detroit VAMC | Published August 26, 2015  -  Deadline September 15, 2015
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The Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System intends to solicit bids for a contractor to provide Sharps Disposal at the Ann Arbor VA Hospital and Toledo Community Based Outpatient Clinic. The applicable NAICS code is 562112. The estimated release date for the solicitation is August 31, 2015. The anticipated period of performance is October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016 with four, one-year option periods. The procurement will be set-aside for competition among certified Service Disabled, Veteran Owned Small Businesses. Questions regarding this presolicitation notice should be directed to Gregory Stevens, Contracting Officer at gregory.stevens@va.gov no later than Monday August 31, 2015 at 12 pm EDT.

Q--COMMUNITY NURSING HOME

Department of Veterans Affairs, Detroit VAMC | Published August 28, 2015  -  Deadline September 4, 2015
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The Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System intends to solicit for bids to establish a Basic Ordering Agreement between the VA and community based nursing homes in Lucas County, Ohio to provide long-term care to eligible veterans for a base year plus four, one-year option periods to be exercised at the discretion of the government. It is anticipated this solicitation will be issued within the next seven (7) days for full and open competition. The anticipated period of performance is to begin on or about September 25, 2015. The applicable NAICS code is 623110. Bidders must be registered at www.SAM.gov in order for their bids to be eligible for award. Questions may be directed to Gregory Stevens, Contracting Officer at gregory.stevens@va.gov

J--CCTV MAINTENANCE

Department of Veterans Affairs, Detroit VAMC | Published June 7, 2016  -  Deadline June 14, 2016
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The Ann Arbor VA Healthcare System (AAVAHS) intends to solicit from only one source, Mace Homeland Security Group, Inc., to establish a base year plus four (4) option year contract for maintenance of the Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) and Intercom system installed by Mace Homeland Security Group at four (4) locations within the AAVAHS. The basis for this proposed sole source procurement is that Mace Homeland Security Group designed and installed the CCTV and Intercom system and therefore is the only source with the first-hand knowledge required to maintain and repair the system. This is not a request for quotes however; all responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency. Comments regarding this proposed procurement must be directed to Contracting Officer Gregory Stevens at gregory.stevens@va.gov no later than June 14, 2016 at 4 pm EDT.

75--CLC Patient Communication Boards

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Northern Indiana Health Care System (Ft. Wayne Campus) | Published August 19, 2015  -  Deadline August 24, 2015
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VAMC-5500 ARMSTRONG RD.BATTLE CREEK,MI. 515-15-4-099-0194 B.83, 1-CLC-PALLIATIVE CARE PATIENT OCMMUNICATION BOARDS July 30, 2015 STATEMENT OF WORK This is a Battle Creek healthcare facility CLC Palliative Care-PATIENT CARE requirement. Pending completion of our current B.83,1-CLC- RENOVATION project, A NEW WING FOR Palliative Care with (26) new private patient rooms will be available. Upon completion, it has been requested to facilitate communication among patients, their families and their caregivers. Although this request is a result of the new PC wing, the boards are also requested for the remaining CLC patient rooms. NEED: The Board is a healthcare tool that was developed as a way for patients, nurses and family members to communicate both well-wishes and other pertinent information during the patients stay at the facility. AESTHETICS/DESIGN: Much attention was given to the board to present a residential and healing aesthetic. This, combined with the benefits of a centralized communication focal-point, will positively impact patient comfort, care, safety and overall satisfaction. Frame to be of Satin Aluminum/Stainless finish/image to have warmth rather than a cold clinical visual with an organic - gender-neutral image that plays well with the rest of the interior environment. A tray to hold marker/eraser to be used shall be included. A tackable surface - self-healing and as non-porous as possible, for Infection control shall be supplied - along with a 4 x 6 acrylic picture frame to hold and identify the room's occupant. The typical elements are included on the visual attached. No substitutes will be accepted. JCAHO: IMPROVES COMMUNICATION AMONG PATIENTS, CAREGIVERS AND THEIR FAMILIES, INCREASING PATIENT SATISFACTION, IMPROVING OUTCOMES AND ASSISTING with increased compliance of JCAHO standards while simultaneously bolstering satisfaction survey scores. Sustainability: considered and preferred. Pieces shall be ready for installation on-site, mid-September, 2015. B.83, 1-CLC 5500 Armstrong Rd. Battle Creek, MI 49037 ATTN: B.83,1 Renovation Upon award, the VA will require that the bill of materials is tagged by VA PO# for ease of follow-up and installation. Installation should be included along with the quotation for product. ALL PRODUCTS MUST BE MANUFACTURED IN A FRIENDLY COUNTRY. REFERENCE UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF STATE FOR MORE INFORMATION. 1. Warranty service and follow-up on product provided shall be offered and provided in a written format for clarification. Pieces will be installed with security hardware and be of a wipable format.

R--Veterans Health Library

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

R--Veterans Health Library

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Corporate Franchise Data Center | Published April 14, 2016  -  Deadline April 29, 2016
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Solicitation Number: VA777-16-R-0036 Requirement Description: Veterans Health Library Project Description The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention (NCP) is responsible for monitoring, encouraging, and promoting prevention services for Veterans through clinical, educational, promotional and research activities throughout the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). Through the collection and dissemination of the latest scientific knowledge and information regarding health promotion and prevention, the NCP has an impact on the health and well-being of Veterans throughout the VA. The NCP efforts are aimed at improving the quality of life, preventing the onset of disease and/or identifying diseases at early stages to limit its progression, and helping Veterans manage health conditions. Scope of Work The Contractor shall develop and maintain a comprehensive Veterans Health Library (VHL) of health education information, materials and resources in a wide variety of delivery formats and modalities that shall be easily accessed by Veterans, their family members/caregivers, VHA clinicians and staff, and the public. The VHL shall contain comprehensive health information, resources and materials on topics spanning the continuum of VHA healthcare delivery: health promotion and disease prevention; primary care; specialty care; mental health; diagnostic tests and procedures, acute care; rehabilitation and physical medicine; long-term care; hospice; and community living centers (nursing homes). The information in the VHL and its format and design shall accommodate the health literacy and numeracy needs of Veterans and their family members/caregivers as well as their vision, speech, hearing, language, and cognitive abilities. The information shall be able to be printed in black and white and color using printers commonly found in VHA clinical settings and in Veterans' homes. The VHL must also be able to be integrated within the VA's Electronic Health Record to allow for ease of access by providers and clinical staff and for patient-specific VHL content and for automatic documentation of VHL content provided in a patient's medical record. The Contractor shall have as least five (5) years' experience working with national public health and/or healthcare. Additionally, the Contractor shall have proven capability of integrating health library content within VA's electronic medical record system in a manner that meets the requirements of The Joint Commission or other appropriate health care accrediting bodies. Experience working within or for federal and/or state health agencies is helpful for ensuring sensitivity to a variety of policy and regulatory issues relevant to the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Contractor shall have a proven capability providing web-based health education content in the following formats: text with illustration/photo, video, interactive resources including tools and games, and any new electronic formats/technologies that may be developed during the life of the contract. The Contractor shall have a proven capability for users of the web-based library to create bookmarks and folders to manage library resources for specific health conditions or topics. The Contractor shall have a proven capability providing web-based health education content in the following delivery modalities: " electronically on a website, " via social media (e.g., blogging, texting, Twitter, etc.), " mobile applications, " alternative platforms such as kiosks, and " other VA based computer applications and use of VHL videos in VA Medical Center closed circuit television systems. The Contractor and product shall be flexible enough to be used or adapt to VA needs or emerging technologies developed and/or used during the life of the contract, (e.g., Get Well Network, After Visit Summary, mobile apps, crawling VHL content with a search appliance, linkages to and from other VA websites, incorporation/documentation in the electronic health record, etc.). The anticipated contract Period of Performance (POP) shall be for a 12 month base period with options for up to four (4) additional one year extension periods, to be exercised at the discretion of the Government: Base Period: June 1, 2016 - May 31, 2017 Option Year 1: June 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018 Option Year 2 June 1, 2018 - May 31, 2019 Option Year 3 June 1, 2019 - May 31, 2020 Option Year 4 June 1, 2020 - May 31, 2021 Submittal of Offers Offeror's responses shall be submitted in accordance with the following instructions: The Offeror's proposal shall be submitted electronically by the date and time indicated in the solicitation. The Offeror's quote will consist of four (4) volumes. The Volumes shall be: Volume I - Technical Capability - Qualification of Personnel Volume II - Technical Capability - Management Methodology Volume III - Past Performance Volume IV - Price / Cost Schedule Offeror's responses shall be clearly marked according to the Volume assigned i.e., Volumes I, II,. III and IV. The price/cost shall be in accordance with the pricing provided on the Price / Cost Schedule provided in this solicitation. The use of hyperlinks is permitted for samples/products of work only. Other embedded attachments in quotes are prohibited. Files shall not contain classified data. All proprietary information shall be clearly marked. The complete File sizes shall not exceed 5MB. The electronic address for the delivery of Offeror's proposal is claude.humprhey@va.gov. i. Format: All files will be submitted as either a Microsoft Word file (.docx), an Acrobat (PDF) file or compatible as indicated in the table. Page size shall be no greater than 8 1/2" x 11". The top, bottom, left and right margins shall be a minimum of one inch each. Font size shall be no smaller than 12-point. Arial or Times New Roman fonts are required. Characters shall be set at no less than normal spacing and 100% scale. ii. Content Requirements. Offerors are responsible for including sufficient details, in a concise manner, to determine each quote and their ability to perform the tasks. iii. Submitter's Packaging: There will be four separate volumes that will be required and they are as follows: Volume Number and Tile Page Limit Volume I - Technical Capability - Qualification of Personnel 25 page limit Volume II - Technical Capability - Management Methodology 10 page limit (not including resumes) Volume III - Past Performance 5 page limit Volume IV - Price/Cost Schedule provided A. Technical Capability - Qualification of Personnel: Demonstrates expertise and ability to provide and monitor the requisite personnel necessary to meet or exceed the Performance Work Statement; and described proposed appropriate key personnel with adequate experience to accomplish diverse tasks. B. Technical Capability - Management Methodology: Describe and demonstrate how you will approach meeting the objectives in the Performance Work Statement; to include specified tasks and deliverables. i. PWS Technical: Describe how you will approach meeting the objectives in the Performance Work Statement; to include tasks and deliverables as follows: 1. Demonstrate your firm's experience. 2. Demonstrate your firm's ability and capability of providing web-based health education content in the PWS mentioned formats 3. Demonstrates your firm's ability and capability for users of the web-based library to create bookmarks and folders for providers to manage library resources for frequently used or specific health conditions or topics. 4. Demonstrate your firm's ability and capability for providing web-based health education content in the PWS Mentioned delivery modalities. 5. Demonstrate/Describe your product flexibility to be used or adapt to new VA needs or emerging technologies developed and/or used during the anticipated life of the contract. 6. Describe your firm's previous experience with the VA's terminology. 7. Describe your firm's plans and schedule to meet the requirements of the Veterans Health Library tasks. ii. Provide the URL link to an example of a Library of Consumer Health Information that you have created. The example shall demonstrate: 1. Your ability to provide comprehensive health content. 2. Your use of multiple of information formats: printable health sheets, video, self-assessment tools, and interactive shared decision making tools. 3. Your ability to effectively employ principles of health literacy in the library's design, format and content to facilitate its ability to be understood and effectively utilized by an end user population with low health literacy. 4. Ability to provide content in Spanish. iii. Ability of users to search library content using filter search for all or select components of Library content for example, include health sheets, but exclude videos in the search. 1. Ability of users to share the library's content via email and social media platforms. iv. Ability to create and supply to the client marketing materials and communication tools for the client to promote the library's use by end users and by physicians and health care team members to educate patients in clinical encounters during the delivery of care. v. Demonstrate your willingness to permit review of your content by the clinical subject matter experts designated by the client. vi. Demonstrate your willingness to modify your content based on the client's input. vii. Demonstrate your willingness to collaborate with the client to create content tailored to the client's specific clinical needs. viii. Provide examples of the types of data and metrics which will be collected to guide the client in promoting the library's use with internal and external users. ix. Ability to provide a website which is FedRAMP compliant and able to comply with Trusted Internet Connection (TIC) Reference Architecture 2.0, Appendix H, as guided by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Mandate 08-05 and OMB Mandate 16-04. x. Ability to integrate VHL into VA's electronic health record including automatic documentation in a patient's medical record of VHL content provided in a manner that meets the requirements of the Joint Commission. xi. Ability to create bookmarks and folders for end users and physicians and health care team members for use in efficiently educating patient in clinical encounters. xii. Ability to provide web-based health education content in the following delivery modalities: 1. electronically on a website, 2. via social media (e.g., blogging, texting, Twitter, etc.), 3. mobile applications, 4. alternative platforms such as kiosks, and 5. other computer applications and use of library videos in VA Medical Center closed circuit television systems. C. Past Performance: Provide a description of at least five (5) recent (within the past 3 years) contracts or agreements that are of similar size, scope and complexity. Each listed project will be evaluated for: i. Quality Performance, ii. Contract Timeliness, iii. Cost Control and iv. Business Relations as they are listed in the Contractor Review Performance System (CPARS). Note that a Request for Past Performance Questionnaires may be sent to the listed firms/point of contact, and a review of Government's CPARS Performance Reports will also be used to evaluate Past Performance. D. Price / Cost: The Offeror shall provide a price for each item on the attached Price/Cost Schedule. If an item is not on your GSA schedule, you may price it out and clearly mark it as an "Open Market" item. iv. Evaluation: This will be a Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable procurement. Adherence to the requirements set forth in the technical factor is more important than adherence to the requirements set forth in the Past Performance factor. The Technical factor and Past Performance factor, when combined, shall be more important than Price. NOTE: All offers must be submitted to the attention of the Contracting Officer identified and listed on the Standard form 1449, section 7a and to the address identified on the Standard form 1449, section 16 No Later Than the date/time specified on the Standard form 1449, section 8. E-mail Offers will be acceptable at claude.humphey@va.gov. Any Offer received after the closing date and time will be considered late and will not be accepted. NO FAX/ FACSIMILE SUBMITTED BIDS WILL BE ACCEPTED. All Offer envelopes or other packaging shall be clearly marked with the solicitation number, offeror's company name and return address. All offers are subject to the terms and conditions of this solicitation. CAUTION - LATE Submissions, Modifications, and Withdrawals: See provision 52.212-1. All offers are subject to the terms and conditions of this solicitation. For instructions on filling out this solicitation request see attached pages "FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors--Commercial Items (June 2008)". Questions All questions regarding this solicitation must be submitted to the Contracting Officer in writing (email is acceptable). Any prospective offeror/bidder desiring an explanation or interpretation of the solicitation, drawings, specifications, etc., must request it in writing. All questions must be submitted in writing to: Claude Humphrey (claude.humphrey@va.gov) No Later Than, 3:00 p.m., local time (CST) , Monday April 25, 2016. No phone responses will be accepted. See FAR 52.214-6 EXPLANATION TO PROSPECTIVE BIDDERS for additional information. NOTE: All questions must reference the RFQ # and Description of the project in the Header or Opening Statement. NOTE: Solicitation document/package is hereby posted on Fedbizopps (http://www.fedbizopps.gov). Point of Contact (POC): Claude Humphrey Contracting Officer 314-894-6656 ext. 65111 claude.humphrey@va.gov

Q--Reference Lab Testing, Consult & Transport Service

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System | Published October 29, 2015  -  Deadline November 4, 2015
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THIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE: The Department of Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor, Michigan is seeking a contractor to provide reference laboratory services for Super-Turn-Around-Time (STAT) and routine patient specimen testing, anatomic pathology consultation service, and transport of biological specimens from the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center to the reference laboratory, in support to the John D. Dingell VA Medical Center, 4646 John R. Street, Detroit, MI 48201. Performance shall be in accordance with the requirements contained in the solicitation Statement of Work (SOW) and Price / Cost Schedule. The applicable North American Classification System (NAICS) code is 621511. All potential bidders MUST be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database and show as "Active". The registration in SAM is a requirement in order to conduct business with the Federal Government. The solicitation will be issued electronically and will be available only via the Federal Business Opportunities website https://www.fedbizopps.gov years. The contract is for the period of Date of Award through one (1) year. No Fax or E-mail Bid Packages shall be accepted. Bid packages will be available on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website on or about October 29, 2015. NOTE: No phone, fax or e-mail inquiries will be taken for this Pre-Solicitation Notice.

S--Hazardous Waste Collection, Transportation, Treatment and Disposal Services at the St. Cloud VAMC St. Cloud, MN

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Black Hills Health Care System | Published July 7, 2015  -  Deadline July 21, 2015
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The Saint Cloud Veterans Affairs Health Care System (STC VAHCS) located at 4801 Veterans Drive, Saint Cloud, Minnesota has a need for a contractor to provide services for the collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of hazardous, dual, universal, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) controlled substance, and non-hazardous pharmaceutical health care waste. The Contractor must possess the necessary technical expertise and resources required by this solicitation in order to be considered for contract award. The C & A requirements do not apply and a Security Accreditation Package is not required. Services needed include: A. Monthly shipments of hazardous, dual, universal and non-hazardous healthcare waste. B. Quarterly shipments of DEA controlled substances waste. C. All labor and equipment to package, transport, treat and dispose of waste. D. Technical expertise to categorize and profile waste and advise on federal, state, municipal and local regulatory compliance. E. Bi-annual pharmaceutical formulary review and report that identifies all listed and characteristic waste and codes including Minnesota specific waste codes. F. Electronic record keeping and reporting.