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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.

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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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.

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.

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).

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.

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.

S--LEE COUNTY GROUNDS

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Bay Pines Health Care System | Published October 5, 2015  -  Deadline October 14, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services 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; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number is VA248-16-Q-0012 and is issued as a Request for Quote (RFQ). This solicitation documents and incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76, effective 25 August 2014. This solicitation starts 10/5/2015/2015 and will end 10/14/2015 at 4pm EST. Network Contracting Activity 8 - Service Area Office - East intends to award a firm fixed price contract for lawn care maintenance service at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Lee County Health Care Clinic (LCHCC). This procurement is being conducted under the FAR part 13 and simplified acquisition procedures apply. The intent is to award a service contract with a base year and four (4) one year options. The anticipated award date is November 1, 2015. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 561730 with a small business size standard of $7.5 million. This procurement is a total Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set-aside and all eligible offerors may submit quotes. All offerors shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov and www.vetbiz.gov to be considered for an award of a federal contract. The record shall be complete and not missing elements such as representations and certifications. All contractors interested in providing these services must be received by October 14, 2015, 1600 hours (4pm) EST to Annette Whitfield at annette.whitfield@va.gov. Electronic mail may be used to submit quotes however; electronic mail is submitted at the contractor's own risk as large PDF files may not be transmittable. Quotes may be submitted by mail to: Annette Whitfield, Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Activity-8, 10000 Bay Pines Blvd, Room 333, Building 2, Bay Pines, Florida 33744. No telephonic request for information will be entertained. The deadline for questions is October 9, 2015. All responses to questions will be posted by way of amendment to this combined synopsis/solicitation to the FedBizOpps website should submit (http://fedbizopps.cos.com/). Site Visit The site visit is scheduled for 10/7/2015 at 10:00 am. The LCHC is located at 2489 Parkway East, Cape Coral, Florida 33909. A site visit is strongly encouraged. Quoters are strongly encouraged to inspect the site where services are to be performed and to satisfy themselves as to all general and local conditions that may affect the cost of the performance of the contract; to the extent such information is reasonably obtainable. In no event will a failure to inspect the site constitute grounds for a claim after award of the contract. Basis for Award Award will be made to the lowest price offeror that is determined to be technically acceptable. The following clauses Federal Acquisition Regulation (FR) provisions and clauses apply to this solicitation and are incorporated by reference (provisions and clauses may be obtained via the internet: http://farsite.hill.af.mil or http://www.acquisition.gov .) FAR 52.203-3 Gratuities (Apr 1984) FAR 52.203-5 Covenant Against Contingent Fees (May 2014) FAR 52.203-6 Restrictions on subcontractors Sales to the Government (Sep 2006) FAR 52.203-7 Anti-Kickback Procedures (May 2014) FAR 52.203-17 Contractor Employee Whistleblower Rights and Requirement to Inform Employee of Whistleblower Rights (Apr 2014) FAR 52.204-4 Printed or Copied Double Sided on Postconsumer Fiber Content Paper (May 2011) FAR 52.204-7 System for Award Management (July 2013) FAR 52.204-8 Annual Representations and Certifications (May 2014), FAR 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (Jan 2011) FAR 52.212-1 (Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Apr 2014) FAR 52.212-2 (Evaluation - Commercial Items (Jan 1999) FAR 52.212-3 (Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (May 2014) FAR 52.212-4 (Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2014), FAR 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (Jul 1990) FAR 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (Nov 1999) FAR 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of Contract (Mar 2000) FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) FAR 52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) FAR 52.219-14 Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor (June 2003) FAR 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Mar 2012) FAR 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999) FAR 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) FAR 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014) FAR 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014), FAR 52.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans, (Jul 2014) FAR 52.222-41 Service Contract Act of 1965 (May 2014) FAR 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Jun 2008) FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) FAR 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) FAR 52.237-1 Site Visit (Apr 1984) FAR 52.237-3 Continuity of Service FAR 52.249-1 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Fixed-Price) (Short Form) (Apr 1984), FAR 52.249-2 Termination for Convenience of the Government (Fixed-Price) (Apr 2012) VAAR 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008) VAAR 852.215-70 Service-Disabled Veteran Owned/Veteran Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors (DEC 2008) VAAR 852.233-70 Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution (JAN 2008) VAAR 852.233-71 (Alternate Protest Procedure (Jan 1998) VAAR 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (Apr 1984) VAAR 852.270-1 Representatives of Contracting Officers (Jan 2008) VAAR 852.270-70 Solicitation Provisions or Clauses Incorporated by Reference (JAN 2008) VAAR 852.273.74 Award without exchanges (Jan 2003) QUOTATION SUBMISSION Offerors shall submit quotes electronically by the date and time in accordance with the Request for Quote instructions. The Offerors quote shall consist of three (3) volumes: Volume I -Technical; Volume II - Past Performance; and Volume III - Price. Offerors responses shall be submitted in accordance with the following instructions: a) Format. The proposal submission shall be clearly indexed and logically assembled. All pages of each index shall be appropriately numbered and identified by the complete company name, date and solicitation number in the header and/or footer. Quote page limitations are applicable to this procurement. The maximum page count is 25. Page size shall be no greater than 8 1/2" x 11" with printing on one side, only. The top, bottom, left and right margins shall be a minimum of one inch (1") each. Font size shall be no smaller than 12-point using Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman fonts. Characters shall be set at no less than normal spacing and 100% scale. Tables and illustrations may use a reduced font size not less than 8-point and may be landscape. Line spacing shall be set at no less than single space. Each paragraph shall be separated by at least one blank line. Page numbers, company logos, and headers and footers may be within the page margins ONLY, and are not bound by the 12-point font requirement. Footnotes to text shall not be used. All proprietary information shall be clearly and properly marked. If the Offeror submits annexes, documentation, attachments or the like, not specifically required by this solicitation, such will count against the Offeror's page limitations unless otherwise indicated. Pages in violation of these instructions, either by exceeding the margin, font or spacing restrictions or by exceeding the total page limit for a particular volume, will not be evaluated. Pages not evaluated due to violation of the margin, font or spacing restrictions will not count against the page limitations. The page count will be determined by counting the pages in the order they come up in the print layout view. b) File Packaging. Files may be compressed (zipped) into one file entitled "quote.zip" using a file compression program (i.e. WinZip) or quote files may be submitted individually. c) Content Requirements. The Offeror shall confine submissions to essential matters, sufficient to define the quote and provide an adequate basis for evaluation. Offerors are responsible for including sufficient details, in a concise manner, to permit a complete and accurate evaluation of each quote. 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (JAN 1999) The Government will award a firm fixed priced contract to the responsible offeror who is the Lowest Priced Technically Acceptable. In order to be rated Technically Acceptable, the offeror shall demonstrate their ability to meet the minimum qualifications below in order to be evaluated. 1. Detailed planned to perform lawn care service at the Lee County Health Care Clinic outlined in the SOW, to a full understanding of the scope and objectives. 2. Key Personnel a. Personnel identified by the Offeror will be evaluated based on their abilities in areas necessary for the successful completion of their assigned tasks. The evaluation will take into consideration their experience with similar projects and related fields. 3. Past Performance a. Offerors shall provide a minimum of three (3) identified references when submitting their quote. Emphasis will be on recent, relevant past performance. Recent is defines as work performed within the last three (3) years. Relevant is defined as work similar in size and scope to the work described in SOW. 4. Price The offeror shall complete the Price/Schedule and submit a breakdown that shows the basis for pricing including labor, equipment, operating supplies and any additional costs. STATEMENT OF WORK General The Contractor shall provide all supplies, materials, equipment, labor, supervision, management, disposal and transportation to perform all lawn, plant bed, retention pond/retention sway areas; grounds landscape maintenance, sidewalks and parking lots cleanup for the Lee County Healthcare Center (LCHC). The contractor has responsibility for and must demonstrate by an inventory that he/she has all necessary equipment to perform work under this contract. All trash will be picked up prior to use of lawnmowers and ground maintenance equipment or picked up afterwards if visible. All debris from grass clippings, tree trimming, palm fronds, weed control, etc. will be removed from the property at time of service at the expense of the contractor. The contractor is responsible to repair any damages that they or all their sub-contractors may cause at the expense of the contractor. The contractor has the responsibility for providing and applying fertilizer, soil amendments and insecticide materials. The contractor shall develop a schedule for lawn maintenance, fertilization, insect control, sidewalk, and parking lot cleanup for the approval of the contracting officer and/or his/her appointed designee prior to contract award. Schedules should be developed so as not to be a hazard to employees, customers or visitors to the property. A supervisory official or equivalent must speak English to ensure effective communication. The contractor is required to provide a certified arborist to conduct and document quarterly inspections on all living plants and trees throughout the property. Copies of the quarterly inspection of the property will be submitted to the COR within 30 days of completion. The contractor is required to provide a certified horticultural professional with extensive knowledge of pests, disease, and fungus of plants. Pond maintenance is required by someone who has an aquatic license in the state of Florida. The Contractor must include with the offer package, certification or license for any and all employees that will be handling or applying pesticides in performance of this Statement of Work to be considered for award. The Contractor shall promptly remove from the work site any supervisor or employee whose work or conduct is not satisfactory to the COR. The Contractor's supervisor shall be in charge of the work on behalf of the Contractor. The Contractor shall enforce strict discipline and good order among the Contractor's employees. The Contractor shall exercise the necessary supervision and control to prevent Contractor's employees from violating any rules and regulations. Location All worked is to be performed at the Lee County Healthcare Center, located at 2489 Diplomatic Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL 33909. Period of Performance The period of performance shall be November 1, 2015 through October 31, 2016, with four (4) 12-month option years. Conduct of Work All work and services under this contract must be performed in such a way that there will be no interruption to, interference with, the normal operation of Government business on the premises of LCHC. The Contractor shall provide all supplies, materials, equipment, labor, supervision, management and transportation to perform all lawn, grounds, sidewalk and parking lot maintenance for the LCHC. The contractor has responsibility for and must demonstrate by an inventory that he/she has all necessary equipment to perform work under this contract. The contractor has the responsibility for providing and installing fertilizer, soil amendments and insecticide materials. The contractor shall develop a schedule for lawn maintenance, fertilization, insect control, plant bed maintenance, sidewalk, and parking lot cleanup for the approval of the contracting officer and/or his/her appointed designee within 10 days of contract award. Schedules should be developed so as not to be a hazard to employees, customers or visitors to the property. A supervisory official or equivalent must speak English to ensure effective communication. Protection of VA and privately owned assets and equipment is essential as contractor is responsible for any damage as a result of worker negligence. Pesticides or non-regulated waste are prohibited from being stored on-site. Spill containment practices shall be followed when refueling equipment. Spill containment kits must be provided by the contractor; accessible to their workers or sub-contractors every time work is being performed on the property. All cost associated with properly disposing of spill clean-up on this property will be the responsibility of the contractor or his sub-contractors. Requirements: Mowing Mow improved, Semi-Improved Grounds and Native Grassed Areas. Grass cutting of all lawn areas must be completed as per contract schedule. At no time will riding lawn mowers be driven onto or used on parking lot tree islands. Grass clipping discharges shall be blown away from plant beds, mulched or graveled areas at all times. Grass clippings must be removed or mulched when visible after mowing. All improved and semi-improved grounds and native grassed areas must look well-manicured at all times. All turf areas shall be mowed in a manner to maintain a uniform height of no less than 2½"during the peak growing season and no less than 2" during the winter season. Grass shall not be allowed to grow to a height of more than 5" inches before being mowed. All grass areas shall be mowed as needed to keep a well-groomed appearance at all times, which will be monitored by the COR or his/her designated official. No grass clippings shall be left on sidewalks, parking lot surfaces, or the VA and city streets. All clippings blown into street and sidewalks shall be vacuumed up or blown back into grass area. Clippings can be left on the lawn as long as no readily visible clumps remain on the grass surface 36 hours after mowing. Otherwise, large clumps of clippings will be collected and removed by the contractor. In the case of fungal disease outbreaks clippings will be collected until the disease is controlled. Fertilizer Turf areas shall be fertilized no less than three (3) times per year using a fertilizer recommended under the Plant and Turf One (1) Year Guarantee. One application shall be made in the spring, followed by one in mid-summer and one in the fall. All fertilizer to be used shall be inspected by the contracting officer or his/her designee prior to application for quality and quantity. Both plant and turf fertilizer shall be commercial grade, free flowing, uniform in composition, and conforms to applicable state and federal regulations. Any unapproved fertilizer shall be removed and the recommended type of fertilizer purchased by the contractor. When fertilization is performed, a report consisting of the areas fertilized, and the quantity and type of fertilizer used shall be given to the COR. Reports should be deliverable and should be stated in the Request for Proposals. Failure to turn in reports shall be deemed work not performed and deductions made to the contract amount equaling cost of fertilizer plus labor. Soil samples must be taken and analyzed on a periodic basis to determine amounts and type of fertilizer or amendments to be used. Herbicides All herbicides shall be properly labeled and registered with the U.S Department of Agriculture. Keep all herbicides in the original labeled containers. Herbicide selection will be submitted to the COR for approval prior to application. Weed Control Weeds and crabgrass will require ongoing monitoring to ensure the landscaping maintains an aesthetic appeal. The standard of appearance will be determined by the COR, and it is the contractors responsibility to adhere to the level of appearance. The contractor is responsible for pulling or killing any and all weeds and grass growing in paved, concrete, mulched, rock and stone areas. The Contractor must keep all lawns (includes semi-improved and native grassed areas) shrubs, ground-cover beds, flower beds, graveled areas, parking lot, and all other adjacent areas free of weeds at all times. Any herbicides must be applied by certified or licensed personnel. This should take place at a minimum of ten (10) times a year per the "Schedule and Requirements" section. When herbicide is performed, a quarterly report consisting of the areas herbicide, and the quantity and type of herbicide used shall be given to the COR. Reports should be deliverable and should be stated in the Request for Proposal. Grass and weeds must be trimmed around trees, shrubs, buildings, fences, poles, posts, fire hydrants, parking lot bumper blocks, boulders, sidewalks, road shoulders and other fixed obstacles concurrent with mowing schedule. Damage to trees and shrubs from trimming must be repaired by the contractor. A weed control plan shall be submitted as part of the approval package for review by the contracting officer and his/her designee. The plan shall include but is not limited to methods for removal and standard of appearance. Insect Control Insects, to include ants, shall be controlled on an ongoing basis. Damage to turf areas as a result of insect treatment will be the responsibility of the contractor to repair. Only licensed applicators may apply insecticide. Ant mounds shall be identified, reported to the COR and treated monthly, or when requested. Only licensed applicators may apply insecticide. The contractor shall conduct a semi-annual uniform insecticide treatment of the grounds, plant beds and parking lot tree islands in the spring and fall not to exceed seven months between applications, a completion report with quantity and type of insecticide used shall be given to the COR within 30 days of completion. Failure to turn in reports shall be deemed work not performed and deductions made to the contract amount equaling cost of insecticide treatment plus labor. Edging and Property Border Overgrowth Sidewalks, curbs, edges of buildings, asphalt edges located in the improved and semi-improved grounds, bedding/planter areas and tree rings must be edged to maintain a professional appearance. Edging will include removal of vegetation from cracks in sidewalks, driveways, curbs and all other concrete and asphalt joints to maintain a professional neat appearance. The contractor will maintain a three foot clearance of overgrowth from the Northern property security fencing with a six foot clearance of overgrowth from the security fencing boarding the West side of the property. Additionally, the contractor will maintain a minimum six foot clearance of overgrowth from the West side dock yard wall rock bed and will maintain the existing lawn and rock bed beside the West side dock wall. Blowing/Sweeping Sidewalks, curbs, patios and parking lots shall be cleaned of debris and clippings during mowing, weed eating and edging during regularly scheduled days of service. Retention Pond/Low Runoff Areas Retention ponds banks/low runoff areas shall be mowed on the same frequency schedule as other turf areas, and shall be maintained at the same height requirements as the rest of the turf throughout the property especially during the rainy season (May-August). The use of herbicides in retention ponds is not permitted. The wet Retention Ponds shall have annual programs for eradication of Aquatic Weeds and cycles of control. The Dry Retention Ponds will be mowed, trimmed and well maintained. All Biomass debris will be removed and disposed of offsite. Turf Disease/Fungus Any turf disease that appears, must be properly identified, and a permanent corrective action shall be submitted in writing to the COR for approval. The contractor shall maintain trees, plants, lawn, and ground cover free of insects and disease. The treatment of insects and diseases will be provided by the contractor. All turf areas or plants under the contractors responsibility which dies as a result of the contractor's non-performance or negligence, to include application of herbicide or irrigation issues that the contractor is responsible for, will be replaced by the contractor at the discretion of the CO or his/her designee. Plant Beds and Rock Beds Plant beds located on the property will be maintained by the contractor in a neat and professional manner, determined by the COR. An approved method of weed control shall be incorporated to include manual removal during the peak growing season; which will require more frequent maintenance during this time frame (March-November). At no time will plant beds and rock beds be over-run with weeds or grass. The rock beds boarding the building and dock yard wall will be kept free from weeds and grass clippings at all times. Mulching Plant and tree beds shall receive 3 inches of mulch cover during the month of November and an additional 1 ½ inches of mulch cover during the month of April. If needed some old existing mulch in the plant beds may be removed to maintain a neat appearance and maintain an even dispersing of mulch in the existing plant beds. The mulch will not exceed over the existing plant bed or planters boarder. Red or brown mulch will be the only approved color mulch used in the plant beds and this will be approved by the COR in advance. Pruning Trees and shrubs will be trimmed two times per year. The trimmings will be conducted in May and October. Palm fronds will be removed that are not positioned between 9 and 3, pose a safety hazard, or when determined to be no longer ascetically appealing by the COR. The contractor assumes responsibility for any palm frond related injury that results from neglecting the previously mentioned removal criteria. In the event of a storm or hurricane, the contractor has 3 days to clean up debris. No herbicides will be used for this purpose. The Contractor must maintain a neat and well maintained appearance of all plants, shrubs, and trees, by proper pruning, clipping, pinching back and shape maintenance. Also, contractor shall prune trees as necessary and/or at the request of the COR. Shrubs and ground cover should be pruned as necessary to maintain a well-manicured appearance. Shrubs will be pruned as needed to ensure an informal shape, fullness and bloom. Tree and palm pruning will be done twice per year and is limited to branches and/or brown fronds and seed heads below 20 feet in height. No green palm fronds shall be removed. All litter will be removed by the following growth flushes. Branches will be pruned just outside the branch collar. Pruning paint will not be applied. Sucker growth will be removed by hand from the base of trees. No herbicides will be used for this purpose. All dead, diseased or unsightly branches, vines or other growth will be collected and removed by the contractor Irrigation system The Contractor will conduct and complete a semi-annual Irrigation System Tune-up and a report given to the COR upon completion. Failure to turn in reports shall be deemed work not performed and deductions may be made to the contract amount equaling cost of professional irrigation system tune-up plus labor. The contractor will inspect and test all components and zones in the irrigation system monthly and shall reset zones according to seasonal changes. Minor adjustments and repairs such as head/emitter cleaning, replacement, filter cleaning, small leaks and minor timer adjustments shall be made by the contractor. Any parts needed, will be replaced under the irrigation system warranty unless it is found that damage was due to contractor non-performance or negligence, and then the contractor would be responsible for the cost of those parts during weekly maintenance. The contractor will note and report to COR any symptoms of inadequate or excessive irrigation, drainage problems, etc. Upon expiration of the irrigation system warranty, repairs to the system beyond the above scope will be negotiated at the time of occurrence. The government is not obligated to use the contractor for repairs to the system above those stated in the contract. The Contractor is responsible for replacing any and all grass, plants, shrubs, trees, to include palms trees that die from lack of irrigation due to negligence by the contractor. Thatch Removal The Contractor must perform general litter patrol on all grounds. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, the removal and disposal of all natural debris (tree limbs, dry brush, rodent habitats, dead animals, etc.) and manmade debris. All grass clippings must be properly removed and disposed of offsite (not in the office dumpster). Sidewalks and paved areas must be cleaned of all lawn clippings after each mowing. Parking Lots/areas, walks, curb-gutter, sidewalks and concrete flat-work must be kept debris free (includes bark debris, dust and dirt), with the debris properly removed and disposed of offsite. Removal of debris and policing of grounds will be concurrent with mowing schedule. Removal of thatch (a spongy build-up of dead and living grass shoot, stems and roots) should be considered when thatch thickness exceeds one inch. The best time for thatch removal is March through August when the turf-grass is rapidly growing. Storm Drains Storm drains will remain clear of mulch and debris to allow for adequate flow of water. Pond Maintenance The contractor is responsible to cut back all vegetation along the perimeter of the five retention ponds on the property, except for the cattails. This will be completed twice a year in June and November. Sidewalks and Entrance ways Sidewalks, entrance ways, and parking lots shall be kept clear of debris by the contractor. A parking lot automatic sweeper; paid for by the contractor, shall be used at a minimum once per year and services coordinated through the COR. Sidewalks, curbs, signage, rock walls, exterior furniture, facility marquis signs, bus stops/shelters (5), tree planters, concrete safety bollards and the main drop-off/pick-up entrance way overhang shall be pressured washed and treated twice yearly or as needed and be stain free. A detailed report of all pressure washing will be sent to the COR upon completion within 10 working days. All exterior trash cans will be emptied daily. Any dead animals in parking lots, on sidewalks, and on the grounds will be removed within 8 hours of notification by the COR. All work is to be accomplished where it does not interfere with day to day operations of the building. All outside tables, bus stops/shelters (5), trash receptacles and furniture shall be cleaned monthly. Tasks shall be conducted on Monday-Saturday, between 8am and 6pm. Schedule and Requirements: The hours approved for these services are 8am to 6pm and Monday-Saturday. Mowing will take place per the following schedule or on an as needed basis as directed by the COR. Once a week during - March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November Every two weeks during - January, February, December Fertilizer once per month during the following months: February, June and October Chemical Weed Control once per month during the following months: February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November. Federal Holidays The contractor is not required to provide service on the following federal holidays, nor shall the contractor be paid for these holidays: New Year's Day Martin Luther King Day President's Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Columbus Day Veterans Day Thanksgiving Day Christmas Day Specific of Services The Contractor will be responsible for satisfactorily managing and performing exterior landscape maintenance services at the LCHC, Cape Coral, Florida. Exterior grounds consist of lawns, native grass areas, gravel, plant beds, parking lot, walks, driveways and curb. The Contractor must provide all labor, tools, equipment, supervision, herbicides, fertilizer, transportation and any other material or services necessary, to maintain the landscaping and grounds in such a manner to present a neat and well maintained appearance. All products used are to be environmentally friendly and a list and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) of these products will be supplied to the MIC for approval. The products are to be non-toxic, biodegradable, and made from renewable sources (not petroleum) to promote a healthy and green environment when possible. The MSDS must be provided by the contractor to the COR where the information will be kept on file in accordance with applicable guidelines of the OSHA Hazard Communications Standard. Requirements pertaining to recordkeeping will be strictly followed, with copy(s) provided to COR as necessary and upon request. Inspections Contractor is responsible for oversight of all work and must perform and document monthly quality control inspections and provide to COR to ensure compliance with all provisions within the contract. The criteria and frequency of reporting will be determined upon contract award. Circumstances to Be Reported The Contractor or Contractor's employees shall report any circumstances of needed repair of the facility or unusual soiling of an area which may affect the performance of the work, present unhealthy or hazardous conditions. In addition, report those which may create any delays or interference with the work caused by the employees of the Government. Such report shall be made immediately upon discovery by the Contractor to the COR. Emergency and Special Event Services Upon notification by the contracting officer, the contractor shall perform emergency or special event grounds maintenance required in areas covered under this contract. Upon notification of an emergency, the contract manager shall respond within one (1) hour to meet with the COR and initiate emergency services. Upon receiving direction by the COR. contractor personnel shall begin emergency work within two hours. The contracting officer will notify the contractor as soon as a special event requirement is known, but no less than 24 hours prior to the event. Quality Control The contractor shall develop, submit for contracting officer approval, and maintain a quality program to ensure grounds maintenance services are performed in accordance with established standards of Professional Grounds Management Society (PGMS), National Arborist Association, American Society of Landscape Architects, and the local county extension office. The contractor shall develop and implement procedures to identify, prevent, and ensure non-recurrence of defective services. As a minimum the contractor shall develop quality control procedures addressing the areas identified in paragraph 2, Service Delivery Summary. Quality Assurance The government will periodically evaluate the contractor's performance in accordance with the Quality Assurance Surveillance Plan. Confidentiality and Nondisclosure It is agreed that: 1. The preliminary and final deliverables and all associated working papers, application source code, and other material deemed relevant by the VA which have been generated by the contractor in the performance of this task order are the exclusive property of the U.S. Government and shall be submitted to the COR at the conclusion of the task order. 2. The CO will be the sole authorized official to release verbally or in writing, any data, the draft deliverables, the final deliverables, or any other written or printed materials pertaining to this task order. No information shall be released by the contractor. Any request for information relating to this task order presented to the contractor shall be submitted to the CO for response. 3. Press releases, marketing material or any other printed or electronic documentation related to this project, shall not be publicized without the written approval of the CO. Safety and Security It is agreed that the Vendor shall meet all local, state and federal safety requirements during the entire contract period. All materials must be securely transported with straps or chains in accordance with all local, state, and Federal Department of Health Regulations. Any work stoppages directed by the CO, COR, Facility Safety Officer or VA Police due to safety or security violations by the contractor or his designated sub-contractor, will be promptly corrected. The corrective action shall be reported to the CO or COR prior to permission being granted to recommence work. Damage to Government Property a. Contractors shall be responsible for replacement of any structure, to include: building glass, turf, curb, road pavement, headstone or marker, valve boxes, control markers, sprinkler heads, which is chipped, marred, damaged and/or ruined at the fault of the contractor. The contractor shall bear all costs associated with replacement and reinstallation. Any such damage shall be brought to the immediate attention of the appointed COR prior to repair/replacement/installation. b. At the Government's discretion, the contractor shall either repair or replace the property, or reimburse the Government the full amount for all property damage(s). The contractor shall be aware that Government property - beyond standard structures and equipment - also includes monuments, trees, beds, and turf (i.e., wounded trees or damaged turf). Invoices & Payment The contractor shall submit a monthly invoice in arrears to the COR for all services rendered during the calendar month. Invoices shall reference the appropriate contract and purchase order number. The COR will review each invoice for accuracy and certify for payment. Insurance a. The Contractor shall possess and maintain all necessary insurance, license and permits required for contract performance. Contractor is 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 Florida. b. Reporting "on-the-job" Injuries: The Contractor is required to report all "on-the-job" injuries incurred by the Contractor, its agents or employees, resulting from performance of this contract. Contractor will notify the COR (either orally or via telephone) within twenty-four (24) hours of the injury and provide details and exact location of the incident. This will be followed up by a written notice to the COR. Performance Objective Performance Standard AQL Maintain Improved and Semi-improved Grounds Grass is maintained within proper height for its area. Sod does not need to be replaced. Sod is healthy and looks well maintained Customer complaints shall not exceed 2 per month Maintain Trees, Shrubs, Broadleaf Evergreens, Hedges, and Perennial Flowers Trees, plants, hedges, flowers, flourish and do not need to be replaced. They have adequate drainage and mulch. They do not show any sign of disease or pests and appear healthy. They are pruned properly and in a timely manner. They are trimmed properly. Bedding is mulched and free of weeds, grass, and debris. Fertilizer and soil amendments are applied. Soil is aerated; Customer complaints shall not exceed 2 per month. Maintain Irrigation System and Replace Parts Irrigation system functions properly. System Functions 95% of time. Police Grounds of Trash and Litter Grounds are free of trash and litter. Customer complaints shall not exceed 2 per month. Pest Control Pest control plan is reviewed and pests are controlled. Pesticide usage is reported to COR Customer complaints shall not exceed 2 per month. Price/Cost Schedule CLIN 0001: Base Year: 11/1/2015 to 10/31/2016 Description UNIT UNIT PRICE TTL AMOUNT Contractor shall provide all supervision, labor, tools, equipment and material necessary to provide lawn care maintenance service for the LCHCC in accordance with SOW. JB CLIN 1001: 1st Option Year: 11/1/2016 to 10/31/2017 Description UNIT UNIT PRICE TTL AMOUNT Contractor shall provide all supervision, labor, tools, equipment and material necessary to provide lawn care maintenance service for the LCHCC in accordance with SOW. JB CLIN 2001: 2nd Option Year: 11/1/2017 to 10/31/2018 Description UNIT UNIT PRICE TTL AMOUNT Contractor shall provide all supervision, labor, tools, equipment and material necessary to provide lawn care maintenance service for the LCHCC in accordance with SOW. JB CLIN 3001: 3rd Option Year: 11/1/2018 to 10/31/2019 Description UNIT UNIT PRICE TTL AMOUNT Contractor shall provide all supervision, labor, tools, equipment and material necessary to provide lawn care maintenance service for the LCHCC in accordance with SOW. JB CLIN 4001: 4th Option Year: 11/1/2019 to 10/31/2020 Description UNIT UNIT PRICE TTL AMOUNT Contractor shall provide all supervision, labor, tools, equipment and material necessary to provide lawn care maintenance service for the LCHCC in accordance with SOW. JB AGGREGATE TOTAL: $ _________________

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

C--PROVIDE ENGINEERING SERVICES TO PERFORM A MECHANICAL EVALUATION OF THE SANITARY SEWER COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE LCHC 3RD FLOOR

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Bay Pines Health Care System | Published August 20, 2015  -  Deadline September 2, 2015
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION General Information Document Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Solicitation Number: VA248-15-Q-1835 Posted Date: 8/20/2015 Response Date: 9/02/2015 @ 1PM EST Classification Code: C1DB Set Aside: Small Business NAICS Code: 541330 Contracting Office Address DVA NCO 8 ATTN: Thomas Lucas 10000 Bay Pines Blvd, Bldg. 2 RM 325 Bay Pines, FL 33744 Description This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (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; quotations are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued. This solicitation is a request for quotations (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83-1 July 2, 2015. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541330, with a small business size standard of $15 Million. STATEMENT OF WORK PROVIDE ENGINEERING SERVICES TO PERFORM A MECHANICAL EVALUATION OF THE SANITARY SEWER COLLECTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE LCHC 3RD FLOOR The Contractor shall provide a complete mechanical evaluation of the entire sanitary sewer collection system internal to the BPVAHCS Lee County Healthcare Center, located at 2489 Diplomat Parkway East, Cape Coral, FL. 33909. The Contractor shall perform a comprehensive evaluation of the Design, As-built Drawings, and contract submittals to determine applicability to all codes, regulations, standards, and specifications. Provide on-site inspections of all piping associated with 3rd floor and a detailed comparison to adjoining floors in an effort to identify anomalies or variations in construction that may be contributing factors to excess clogging. The Contractor shall submit a written report detailing the installed condition of the sanitary system and any potential issues that may contribute to diminished flow. Factors including pipe fall and rise, venting, type(s) of materials used, water flow, hardware, finishes, and distance of travel should all be detailed components of your analysis. A final summary should include details and costs for corrective action (If Any) and any other recommendations that may improve the effectiveness of our overall sanitary collection system. The Contractor shall provide with the submittal drawings for the sanitary system, a project written specification and any other information related to recommendations for improvements for acceptance by the Department of Veterans Affairs. This project does not require negotiations or site oversight for construction improvements or defined corrections. **Notice quotes require a response to the below technical requirements. ** Qualifications-the offeror shall provide the following required documentation. 1. The contractor is to provide a copy of their current State of Florida Engineering license. 2. The contractor shall provide a resume of the engineering personnel proposed showing at a minimum of 10 years of mechanical engineering experience. The technical component shall not exceed ten (10) single-sided pages with no smaller than a ten point font and shall be submitted entirely on 8 ½" x11" pages. The technical proposal shall address both factors, which will be evaluated for technical acceptability. Failure to include a factor will lead to a technically unacceptable rating. CLIN 0001 Contractor to provide a comprehensive evaluation of the sanitary sewer and provide a written report of installed conditions. See above statement of work for additional details of required deliverables. 1 JOB $__________ A site walkthrough will be held on 8/26/2015 @ 1 PM SHARP EST. The meeting point is just inside the main entrance of the clinic. Award Award shall be made to the quoter, whose quotation offers the lowest overall price for the listed technical requirements. All quoters shall submit the following: Quotes shall be submitted via Email in either a .pdf, .doc or .docx format. The email subject line must contain the following "VA248-15-Q-1835 Evaluation of Sanitary Sewer 3rd Floor LCHC". All quotations shall be sent to the Email address: Thomas.lucas@va.gov . This is a small business set aside combined synopsis/solicitation for services as defined herein. The government intends to award a contract as a result of this combined synopsis/solicitation that will include the terms and conditions set forth herein. To facilitate the award process, ALL quotes shall include a statement regarding the terms and conditions herein as follows: "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition." OR "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:" Quoter shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s). Submission shall be received not later than 9/02/2015 @ 1PM EST at Network Contracting Office 8 Email Address Thomas.Lucas@va.gov. (The Maximum email size is 5 MBs)Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f). Quotes Faxed will not be accepted. To be eligible to quote this requirement your business must be registered and active with www.SAM.Gov. Any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation should be forwarded in writing via e-mail to the Contracting Officer: Thomas Lucas Thomas.Lucas@va.gov. Point of Contact DVA NCO 8 Thomas Lucas 10000 Bay Pines Blvd. Bldg 2 RM 325 Thomas.Lucas@va.gov Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://sam.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, "Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items." If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required. The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, "Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items" Apr 2014 FAR 52.212-3, "Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items" Mar 2015 52.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting With Entities That Require Certain Internal Common Confidentiality Agreements (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015) Type of Contract (Apr 1984) The Government contemplates award of a Firm Fixed Priced contract resulting from this solicitation. (End of Provision) Service of Protest (Sep 2006) (a) Protests, as defined in section 33.101 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation, that are filed directly with an agency, and copies of any protests that are filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), shall be served on the Contracting Officer (addressed as follows) by obtaining written and dated acknowledgment of receipt from Network Contracting Office 8 Thomas Lucas 10000 Bay Pines Blvd. Bldg 2 RM 325 Bay Pines FL 33744. (b) The copy of any protest shall be received in the office designated above within one day of filing a protest with the GAO. (End of Provision) The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: " 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" May 2015 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (JUN 2013) 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013) 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008) 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (APR 1984) 852.203-71 Display of Department of Veterans Affairs Hotline Poster (DEC 1992) 852.246-70 Guarantee (JAN 2008) 852.246-71 Inspection (JAN 2008) 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (Jan 2011) 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (Jul 2015) 52.204-17 Ownership or Control of Offeror (Nov 2014) 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (Jul 2015) 852.252-70 Solicitation Provisions or Clauses Incorporated By Reference (Jan 2008) 852.232-72 Electronic submission of payment requests (Nov 2012) GUARANTEE (JAN 2008) The contractor guarantees the equipment against defective material, workmanship and performance for a period of one year 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. 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders--Commercial Items (MAY 2015) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (DEC 2014) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78) (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [ ] (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (SEPT 2006), with Alternate I (OCT 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). [ ] (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (APR 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). [ ] (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (JUNE 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) [ ] (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation & First-Tier Subcontract Awards (JUL 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). [ ] (5) [Reserved] [ ] (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (JAN 2014) (PUB. L. 111-117, section 743 OF DIV. C). [ ] (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (JAN 2014) (PUB. L. 111-117, section 743 OF DIV. C). [ ] (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (AUG 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). [ ] (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (JUL 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). [ ] (10) [Reserved] [ ] (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). [ ] (ii) Alternate I (NOV 2011) of 52.219-3 [ ] (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). [ ] (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4 [ ] (13) [Reserved] [X] (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). [ ](ii) Alternate I (NOV 2011) of 52.219-6. [ ](iii) Alternate II (NOV 2011) of 52.219-6. [ ] (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (JUNE 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). [ ] (ii) Alternate I (OCT 1995) of 52.219-7. [ ](iii) Alternate II (MAR 2004) of 52.219-7. [ ] (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). [ ] (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (OCT 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). [ ](ii) Alternate I (OCT 2001) of 52.219-9. [ ](iii) Alternate II (OCT 2001) of 52.219-9. [ ](iv) Alternate III (OCT 2014) of 52.219-9. [ ] (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). [ ] (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). [ ] (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (JAN 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). [ ] (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). [ ] (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (JUL 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). [ ] (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (JUL 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)) [ ] (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB) Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (JUL 2013) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)) [X] (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (JUNE 2003) (E.O. 11755). [X] (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (JAN 2014) (E.O. 13126). [ ] (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015). [ ] (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (APR 2015) (E.O. 11246). [ ] (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). [ ] (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). [ ] (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). [ ] (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496) [X] (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (MAR 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). [ ] (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) [ ] (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Products (MAY 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) [ ] (ii) Alternate I (MAY 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) [ ] (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514). [ ] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-13. [ ] (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (E.O. 13423 and 13514). [ ] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-14 [X] (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). [ ] (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (JUN 2014) (E.O. 13423 and 13514). [ ] (ii) Alternate I (JUN 2014) of 52.223-16. [X] (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513) [X] (41) 52.225-1, Buy American--Supplies (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). [ ] (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43). [ ] (ii) Alternate I (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3. [ ] (iii) Alternate II (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3. [ ] (iii) Alternate III (MAY 2014) of 52.225-3. [ ] (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). [X] (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUNE 2008) (E.O'.s, proclamations and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). [ ] (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (JUL 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note) [ ] (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (NOV 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150) [ ] (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (NOV 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150) [ ] (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (FEB 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). [ ] (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (OCT 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f). [X] (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (JUL 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). [ ] (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer--Other than System for Award Management (JUL 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). [ ] (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (MAY 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). [ ] (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (AUG 1996) (5 U.S.C.552a). [ ] (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (FEB 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C.2631). [ ] (ii) Alternate I (APR 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [ ] (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (MAY 2014) (E.O. 13495). [X] (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). [ ] (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C.chapter 67). [ ] (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards--Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C.chapter 67). [ ] (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards--Price Adjustment (MAY 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C.chapter 67). [ ] (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment - Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C.chapter 67) [ ] (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services - Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C.chapter 67). [X ] (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2014) (E.O. 13658). ). [ ] (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (MAY 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). [ ] (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (SEPT 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records -- Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (APR 2010) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $650,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (MAY 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (APR 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (DEC 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (MAY 2014), (41 U.S.C.chapter 67). (xi) __(A) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). ___(B) Alternate I (MAR 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment - Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C.chapter 67). (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services - Requirements (MAY 2014) (41 U.S.C.chapter 67). (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (DEC 2014) (Executive Order 13658). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (JUL 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note) (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (MAY 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (FEB 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241 and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. (End of clause)

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.

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.