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D--Endoscopy Software Support

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System | Published March 14, 2016
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JUSTIFICATION FOR SINGLE SOURCE AWARDS IAW FAR 13.106-1 (OVER MICRO-PURCHASE THRESHOLD($3K) BUT NOT EXCEEDING THE SAT ($150K)) IAW FAR13.104, COs must promote competition to the maximum extent practicable to obtain supplies and services from the source whose offer is the most advantageous to the Government, considering the administrative cost of the purchase. When competition is not practicable, IAW FAR13.106-1(b), COs solicit from a single source for purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold. COs may solicit from one source if the CO determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available (e.g., urgency, exclusive licensing agreements, brand-name or industrial mobilization). IAW FAR13.106-3(b)(3),COs are required to include additional statements explaining the absence of competition (see 13.106-1 for brand name purchases) if only one source is solicited and the acquisition does not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold (does not apply to an acquisition of utility services available from only one source) or supporting the award decision if other than price-related factors were considered in selecting the supplier. This template when completed can be used to document single source awards IAW FAR13.106-3(b)(3). Note: Statements such as "only known source" or "only source which can meet the required delivery date" are inadequate to support a sole source purchase. 1. PURCHASE REQUEST OR REQUISITION NUMBER: 506-16-1-1527-0037 1A. PROJECT/TASK NUMBER None 1B. ESTIMATED AMOUNT: Base year with four (4) option years: $128,795.00. 2. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES OR SERVICES REQUIRED AND THE INTENDED USE: Labor, supervision, test equipment, technical manuals and transportation necessary to provide system software support on the Government owned Provation Endoscopic Imaging Storage and Reporting System at the VA Ann Arbor Medical Center, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. This system is used to store, analyze, and report on patient endoscopic examinations. Provation is the only source of support, updates, and upgrades to their proprietary system. 3. UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS THAT LIMIT AVAILABILITY TO ONLY ONE SOURCE, WITH THE REASON NO OTHER SUPPLIES OR SERVICES CAN BE USED: The Provation system consists of proprietary software used to store, analyze, and report on patient endoscopic examinations. Provation Medical is the only source of support, updates, and upgrades to their proprietary software system. 4. REASON THAT SUGGESTED SOURCE IS THE ONLY SOURCE, WHICH CAN PROVIDE THE SUPPLIES OR SERVICES: Provation Medical is the only vendor authorized to perform the maintenance and to provide the software support. Provation Medical is the owner of this intellectual property. 5. DESCRIPTION OF MARKET RESEARCH CONDUCTED AND RESULTS OR STATEMENT WHY IT WAS NOT CONDUCTED: An intent to sole source was posted to FBO.gov from September 3, to September 7, 2015 with zero (0) responses received. The Contracting Specialist also contacted the vendor to inquire if there are any authorized service representatives. The vendor replied that they did not currently have any authorized vendors. 6. Contracting Officer's Certification: Purchase is approved in accordance with FAR13.106-1(b). I certify that the foregoing justification is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature: ______________________________ Date:____________________ Name:__________________________________ Title:___________________________________ Facility:_________________________________

J--Hydravision DR system Maintenance Service

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System | Published June 10, 2015
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JUSTIFICATION FOR SINGLE SOURCE AWARDS IAW FAR 13.106-1 (OVER MICRO-PURCHASE THRESHOLD($3K) BUT NOT EXCEEDING THE SAT ($150K)) IAW FAR13.104, COs must promote competition to the maximum extent practicable to obtain supplies and services from the source whose offer is the most advantageous to the Government, considering the administrative cost of the purchase. When competition is not practicable, IAW FAR13.106-1(b), COs solicit from a single source for purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold. COs may solicit from one source if the CO determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available (e.g., urgency, exclusive licensing agreements, brand-name or industrial mobilization). IAW FAR13.106-3(b)(3),COs are required to include additional statements explaining the absence of competition (see 13.106-1 for brand name purchases) if only one source is solicited and the acquisition does not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold (does not apply to an acquisition of utility services available from only one source) or supporting the award decision if other than price-related factors were considered in selecting the supplier. This template when completed can be used to document single source awards IAW FAR13.106-3(b)(3). Note: Statements such as "only known source" or "only source which can meet the required delivery date" are inadequate to support a sole source purchase. 1. PURCHASE REQUEST OR REQUISITION NUMBER: 553-15-1-139-0017 1A. PROJECT/TASK NUMBER N/A 1B. ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $18,165.00 Annual, $54,495.00 with options 2. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES OR SERVICES REQUIRED AND THE INTENDED USE: Liebel-Flarsheim Co. LLC to provide a Service Contract shall cover all preventative maintenance and repair work (excludes glassware coverage) to our CYSTO, HYDRAVISION 64 DR - X-RAY GENERATOR located at the John D. Dingell VA medical Center (VAMC). The manufacturer Liebel-Flarsheim is able to provide service upon request. Liebel-Flarsheim Division will cover service to inspect, adjust and maintain the Hydravision Dr System. The performance period is 5/1/2015 to 4/30/2016 with two (2) one year option periods. Annual cost of $18,165.00 3. UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS THAT LIMIT AVAILABILITY TO ONLY ONE SOURCE, WITH THE REASON NO OTHER SUPPLIES OR SERVICES CAN BE USED: Only one responsible source (FAR 6.302-1) Liebel-Flarsheim is uniquely qualified to perform the services above. Specifically, equipment and software are proprietary to the manufacturer. Liebel-Flarsheim is the only factory authorized contractor allowed to complete repairs on this critical equipment. 4. REASON THAT SUGGESTED SOURCE IS THE ONLY SOURCE, WHICH CAN PROVIDE THE SUPPLIES OR SERVICES: Liebel-Flarsheim is the only qualified contractor who is authorized to work on this equipment and supply parts, equipment and software updates that are proprietary to the manufacturer. 5. DESCRIPTION OF MARKET RESEARCH CONDUCTED AND RESULTS OR STATEMENT WHY IT WAS NOT CONDUCTED: Only one responsible source (FAR 6.302-1) Liebel-Flarsheim due to this equipment being proprietary to the manufacturer. A Market Research on the internet within Google and Yahoo did not show any authorized contractor that could complete these repairs due to the proprietary to the manufacturer for this equipment. There are no known companies showing on the internet referencing their ability to repair Liebel-Flarsheim Hydravision equipment. 6. Contracting Officer's Certification: Purchase is approved in accordance with FAR13.106-1(b). I certify that the foregoing justification is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature: ______________________________ Date:____________________ Name:__________________________________ Title:___________________________________ Facility:_________________________________

R--VAAAHS Research Rodent Surveillance - Base Plus 2 Options Contract

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System | Published August 10, 2015
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Attachment 2: Request for Sole Source Memo Format DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Justification and Approval For Other Than Full and Open Competition 1. Contracting Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs, Network 11, Ann Arbor Medical Center 2215 Fuller Rd. Ann Arbor, Mi. 48105 506-15-1-1355-0007 2. Nature and/or Description of the Action Being Processed: All rodents housed in the Veterinary Medical Unit (VMU) animal facility are tested periodically through the Rodent Health Surveillance Program. A rodent health surveillance program is necessary to ensure the specific pathogen free status of the animal housed in our colony and to detect any unwanted pathogens. The presence of unwanted pathogens can have a deleterious effect on the well-being of the animal and may have more devastative effects on the research data. Animal species covered under this program would be all that are under the classification Order Rodentia that are housed within the VMU facility (examples may include but are not limited to mice, rats, guinea pigs, hamsters, gerbils, etc.). 3. Description of Supplies/Services Required to Meet the Agency's Needs: Services to be included by the contractor: ordering, delivering, processing and record keeping for surveillance animals being submitted for testing. The contractor shall provide a complete testing program which includes gross necropsy, parasitological and serological examination of sentinel animals for specified pathogens. The contractor must be able to provide past and present surveillance reports when requested. Timeliness and cooperation with schedules of VMU normal operating procedures, it's staff and it's researchers are required. 4. Statutory Authority Permitting Other than Full and Open Competition: 41 USC §253(c)(1), as implemented by FAR 6.302-1. The specific paragraph must be cited. Most likely, only the -1 or -2 authorities will be cited. Please be aware that failure to adequately plan for future requirements does not constitute appropriate use of the unusual and compelling urgency statutory authority. (X ) (1) Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements per FAR 6.302-1; ( ) (2) Unusual and Compelling Urgency per FAR 6.302-2; ( ) (3) Industrial Mobilization, Engineering, Developmental or Research Capability Or Expert Services per FAR 6.302-3; ( ) (4) International Agreement per FAR 6.302-4 ( ) (5) Authorized or Required by Statute FAR 6.302-5; ( ) (6) National Security per FAR 6.302-6; ( ) (7) Public Interest per FAR 6.302-7; 5. Demonstration that the Contractor's Unique Qualifications or Nature of the Acquisition Requires the Use of the Authority Cited Above (applicability of authority): ): The University of Michigan has an AAALAC accredited, highly acclaimed animal research facility. The University has the ability to provide the accredited care of research animals that meets regulatory, ethical and public health standards (PHS) that supports the use of this provider as the only experts in the geographic area capable of providing this service. . c. Industrial Mobilization; or Engineering, Developmental, or Research Capability (FAR 6.302-3 ) - The most important part of this justification cites the relationship between the VA and the University Of Michigan. The demonstration of the need to maintain the current capability to care for VA Clinical Research animals. 6. Description of Efforts Made to ensure that offers are solicited from as many potential sources as deemed practicable: GSA does not offer any selection of clinical veterinary boarding care facilities within the state of Michigan. A google search also does not support any facility that will house and treat medical research animals. The duration of this procurement has been in effect for ten (10) years. 7. Determination by the Contracting Officer that the Anticipated Cost to the Government will be Fair and Reasonable: ) In accordance with the FAR 13 contract (506-14-1-1354-0048) awarded at the rate of $41,944.00 per year and was determine to be fair and reasonable based on comparisons .Ann Arbor VA currently has all the necessary equipment at the facility to function and is within a short vicinity of the research lab. 8. Description of the Market Research Conducted and the Results, or a Statement of the Reasons Market Research Was Not Conducted: N/A . 9. Any Other Facts Supporting the Use of Other than Full and Open Competition: NA 10. Listing of Sources that Expressed, in Writing, an Interest in the Acquisition: State "See Section VI above." 11. A Statement of the Actions, if any, the Agency May Take to Remove or Overcome any Barriers to Competition before Making subsequent acquisitions for the supplies or services required: 12. Requirements Certification: I certify that the requirement outlined in this justification is a Bona Fide Need of the Department of Veterans Affairs and that the supporting data under my cognizance, which are included in the justification, are accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. (This signature is the requestor's supervisor, fund control point official, chief of service, someone with responsibility and accountability) _____________________________ ________________________ Name Date Title Facility 13. Approvals in accordance with FAR 6.304 This part if filled out by Contracting Staff as part of the Justification a. Contracting Officer's Certification (required): I certify that the foregoing justification is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. _____________________________ ________________________ Name Date Title Facility b. NCM/PCM (Required $3K and above): I certify the justification meets requirements for other than full and open competition. _____________________________ ________________________ Name Date Network Contract Manager VISN/PCA X Title Facility c. SAO (If over 650K): I certify the justification meets requirements for other than full and open competition. _____________________________ ________________________ Name Date Director Service Area Office, East d. VHA HCA Review and Approval: I have reviewed the foregoing justification and find it to be complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief and recommend approval (if over $12.5 million) or approve ($650K to 12.5 million) for other than full and open competition. _____________________________ ________________________ Name Date Chief Procurement and Logistics Officer VHA Head of Contracting Activity (HCA) e. VA Deputy Senior Procurement Executive Approval (over $12.5 million but not exceeding $50 million): I have reviewed the foregoing justification and find it to be complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief and approve for other than full and open competition. _____________________________ ________________________ C. FORD HEARD Date Deputy Senior Procurement Executive (DSPE) Office of Acquisition and Logistics Department of Veterans Affairs f. VHA Senior Procurement Executive Approval (over $50 million): I have reviewed the foregoing justification and find it to be complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge and belief and approve for other than full and open competition. _____________________________ ________________________ Jan R. Frye Date Deputy Assistant Secretary for Acquisition and Logistics Senior Procurement Executive (SPE) Department of Veterans Affairs

J--Emergency MRI Shielding Repair

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System | Published November 24, 2015
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DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Justification and Approval (J&A) For Other Than Full and Open Competition (>$150K) Acquisition Plan Action ID: VA251-16-AP-0590 1. Contracting Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs Ann Arbor Medical Center 2215 Fuller Rd. Ann Arbor MI 48105 VISN 11: Facilities Management Purchase Request Number: 506-16-1-522-0036 2. Nature and/or Description of the Action Being Processed: This is a sole source justification for a firm fixed price purchase order to General Electric Company, 3000 N Grandview Blvd., W-443, Waukesha, WI 53188. FAR13.5 Test Program: 3. Description of Supplies/Services Required to Meet the Agency's Needs: The MRI has to be ramped down by GE, have the magnet move, perform a screen room test, ramp the MRI back up, perform a passive shim and do an entire system re-calibration. Final acceptance of the MRI will be performed by VAMC Ann Arbor once GE has completed their recalibration and testing has been completed. The estimated value for labor, travel, 3T ramp down, magnet move, screen room test, ramp up, passive Shim and system re-calibration is $130,052.00. The estimated value for the 850 liters cryogen coolant is $29,750.00. The estimated total value of this acquisition is $159,802.00. The period of performance is from November 16, 2015 through March 1, 2016 at completion of project. 4. Statutory Authority Permitting Other than Full and Open Competition: (X) (1) Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements per FAR 6.302-1 (X) (2) Unusual and Compelling Urgency per FAR 6.302-2; ( ) (3) Industrial Mobilization, Engineering, Developmental or Research Capability or Expert Services per FAR 6.302-3; ( ) (4) International Agreement per FAR 6.302-4 ( ) (5) Authorized or Required by Statute FAR 6.302-5; ( ) (6) National Security per FAR 6.302-6; ( ) (7) Public Interest per FAR 6.302-7; FAR13.5 Test Program: 5. Demonstration that the Contractor's Unique Qualifications or Nature of the Acquisition Requires the Use of the Authority Cited Above (applicability of authority): Only the original manufacturer is able to maintain this complex and delicate equipment that is an integral part of the facility. The GE MRI 3.0T Discovery is a proprietary system. GE Healthcare is the only authorized manufacturer/vendor who can obtain OEM parts for replacement. Third party vendors and equipment will void any agreement with GE on warranty and guarantee on the performance of the equipment. 6. Description of Efforts Made to ensure that offers are solicited from as many potential sources as deemed practicable: This contract is for the support of GE OEM equipment, where OEM parts are only manufactured by GE. This equipment is only serviced by GE and the use of a third party vendor would void the warranty already established for the equipment. Also, any and all third party vendors would be less cost effective than using GE for the equipment support. 7. Determination by the Contracting Officer that the Anticipated Cost to the Government will be Fair and Reasonable: The anticipated cost will be considered fair and reasonable due to historical information on similar requirements of this nature. 8. Description of the Market Research Conducted and the Results, or a Statement of the Reasons Market Research Was Not Conducted: Market research turned up no other viable service providers to support for the full scope of all GE Imaging systems in this facility. In view of the availability to contract the manufacturer to perform the repairs required, we elected to follow suit and contract GE. Market research on the internet and GSA website recovered no other vendors authorized to perform this specific service. GE is the only vendor able to provide these services. 9. Any Other Facts Supporting the Use of Other than Full and Open Competition: GE is the manufacturer of the aforementioned equipment that requires and is the only provider that is capable of providing the range of services specified by the manufacturer. The range of service that only GE can provide will prove beneficial in the overall cost effectiveness in maintaining and operating the GE 750w 3.0T MRI Discovery, workstations and assorted equipment. 10. Listing of Sources that Expressed, in Writing, an Interest in the Acquisition: No other sources expressed interest, as GE is the only source capable of supporting the equipment. 11. A Statement of the Actions, if any, the Agency May Take to Remove or Overcome any Barriers to Competition before Making subsequent acquisitions for the supplies or services required: Should a requisition of this nature occur again we will perform a new market survey to locate possible new vendors. 12. Requirements Certification: I certify that the requirement outlined in this justification is a Bona Fide Need of the Department of Veterans Affairs and that the supporting data under my cognizance, which are included in the justification, are accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. ___________ ________________ Name: Date Title: Facility: 13. Approvals in accordance with the VHAPM, Volume 6, Chapter VI: OFOC SOP. a. Contracting Officer's Certification (required): I certify that the foregoing justification is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. _____________________________ ________________________ Date Contracting Officer Network Contracting Office 11 b. Director of Contracting /Designee (Required $150K and above): I certify the justification meets requirements for other than full and open competition. _____________________________ ________________________ Date Supervisory Contracting Specialist Network Contracting Office 11

R--DR YUAN ZHU COLLABORATOR DR. YUAN WANG

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System | Published August 8, 2015
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JUSTIFICATION FOR SINGLE SOURCE AWARDS IAW FAR 13.106-1 (OVER MICRO-PURCHASE THRESHOLD($3K) BUT NOT EXCEEDING THE SAT ($150K)) IAW FAR13.104, COs must promote competition to the maximum extent practicable to obtain supplies and services from the source whose offer is the most advantageous to the Government, considering the administrative cost of the purchase. When competition is not practicable, IAW FAR13.106-1(b), COs solicit from a single source for purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold. COs may solicit from one source if the CO determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available (e.g., urgency, exclusive licensing agreements, brand-name or industrial mobilization). IAW FAR13.106-3(b)(3),COs are required to include additional statements explaining the absence of competition (see 13.106-1 for brand name purchases) if only one source is solicited and the acquisition does not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold (does not apply to an acquisition of utility services available from only one source) or supporting the award decision if other than price-related factors were considered in selecting the supplier. This template when completed can be used to document single source awards IAW FAR13.106-3(b)(3). Note: Statements such as "only known source" or "only source which can meet the required delivery date" are inadequate to support a sole source purchase. 1. PURCHASE REQUEST OR REQUISITION NUMBER: 506-15-3-1375-0123 1A. PROJECT/TASK NUMBER 1B. ESTIMATED AMOUNT: $130,000 Base Year, Plus One Option Year 2. BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES OR SERVICES REQUIRED AND THE INTENDED USE: Payment to the Children's Research Institute for the Collaborator, Dr. Zhu and Dr. Wang. This work is funded as a VA RR&D award as a collaborative project between Dr. Parent's Laboratory located here at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System, Ann Arbor and Dr. Zhu's and Dr. Wang laboratory currently located at the Children's Research Institute in Washington DC. The VA peer review recognized the unique capabilities of both of these laboratories and the resources they have generated, which led to the origin of the funding of the grant. Dr. Zhu and Dr. Wang remain the key personnel on the grant and his contribution is required for successful completion of the studies. Specifically, Dr. Yuan Zhu and his laboratory will use multiple genetically engineered mouse (GEM) models to study the role of a cell death gene in adult neurogenesis (birth of brain cells) and brain repair after injury. These studies will complement and inform similar mouse studies using stroke model that will be performed in the Dr. Parent's laboratory at the VA in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 3. UNIQUE CHARACTERISTICS THAT LIMIT AVAILABILITY TO ONLY ONE SOURCE, WITH THE REASON NO OTHER SUPPLIES OR SERVICES CAN BE USED: Dr. Zhu and Dr. Wang are needed in a Collaborator role to continue work on the grant. The work represents an ongoing collaboration funded by the VA RR&D mechanism to support experiments conducted collaboratively by these two researchers and their laboratories. Dr. Parent works at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System. Dr. Zhu recently moved from the University of Michigan to the Children's National Healthcare System located in Washington DC where he is Scientific Director and Chair of the Gilbert Family Neurofibromatosis Institute. These experiments rely upon unique resources (specific genetic mouse models) generated by Dr. Zhu and Dr. Wang with his laboratory that we are using in Dr. Parent's laboratory here at the VA. 4. REASON THAT SUGGESTED SOURCE IS THE ONLY SOURCE, WHICH CAN PROVIDE THE SUPPLIES OR SERVICES: Dr. Parent (VA Staff) started this collaboration with Dr. Zhu while Dr. Zhu was working at the University of Michigan and they have shared GEM lines and other resources. Dr. Zhu and Dr. Wang are the only ones who can provide these collaborative efforts for the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System Research Department, his expertise and resources are required for this grant study. Moreover, the VA RR&D grant award was funded specifically for Dr. Parent (VA Staff) and Dr. Zhu and Dr. Wang with their individual laboratories to work together to complete the proposed studies/grant. 5. DESCRIPTION OF MARKET RESEARCH CONDUCTED AND RESULTS OR STATEMENT WHY IT WAS NOT CONDUCTED: This work does not involve "commercial" product but instead is intellectual property and resources involving a collaboration of Dr. Zhu and Dr. Wang (Children's Research Institute) with our VA Researcher, Dr. Parent and their laboratories. 6. Contracting Officer's Certification: Purchase is approved in accordance with FAR13.106-1(b). I certify that the foregoing justification is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. Signature: ______________________________ Date:____________________ Name:__________________________________ Title:___________________________________ Facility:_________________________________

B--Phytoplankton analysis of 60 samples

Department of the Interior, U. S. Geological Survey | Published August 7, 2015  -  Deadline August 13, 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.The solicitation number is 0040226768 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein.The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83-2. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541380 with a small business size standard of $15.00M.This requirement is a [ Small Business ] set-aside and only qualified offerors may submit bids.The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2015-08-13 17:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com.FOB Destination shall be Ann Arbor, MI 48105 The US Geological Survey requires the following items, Meet or Exceed, to the following: LI 001: Services, non-personal, to provide all plant equipment, labor, travel, and materials (unless otherwise provided herein) necessary for the analysis of 60 water samples for phytoplankton abundance, biomass, and community structure by microscopy by the contractor and data transmission to the USGS Great Lakes Science Center in accordance with the attached Work Statement., 60, EA; Solicitation and Buy Attachments ***Question Submission: Interested offerors must submit any questions concerning the solicitation at the earliest time possible to enable the Buyer to respond. Questions must be submitted by using the 'Submit a Question' feature at www.fedbid.com. Questions not received within a reasonable time prior to close of the solicitation may not be considered.*** For this solicitation, US Geological Survey intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. US Geological Survey is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids.All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com.Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process.Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com.Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. New Equipment ONLY; NO remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty. Bid MUST be good for 30 calendar days after close of Buy. Shipping must be free on board (FOB) destination CONUS (Continental U.S.), which means that the seller must deliver the goods on its conveyance at the destination specified by the buyer, and the seller is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss prior to actual delivery at the specified destination. This solicitation requires registration with the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award, pursuant to applicable regulations and guidelines. Registration information can be found at www.sam.gov. The offeror must provide within its offer the number of days required to make delivery after it receives a purchase order from the buyer. No partial shipments are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far. A seller must have a current registration in the following databases to receive this award: 1. SAM Requirement The USGS requires registration with the System for Award Management prior to receipt of order. Information can be found at www.sam.gov. 2. FEDCONNECT Requirement Awards will be made to vendors registered in the FedConnect database. Vendors may complete registration in FedConnect at https://www.fedconnect.net. 3. IPP Requirement Electronic Invoicing and Payment Requirements - Internet Payment Platform (lPP) (September 2011) Payment requests must be submitted electronically through the U. S. Department of the Treasury's Internet Payment Platform System (IPP). "Payment request" means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment by the Contractor. To constitute a proper invoice, the payment request must comply with the requirements identified in the applicable Prompt Payment clause included in the contract, or the clause 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items included in commercial item contracts. The IPP website address is: https://www.ipp.gov. Under this contract, the following documents are required to be submitted as an attachment to the IPP invoice: A copy of the Contractor?s internally generated invoice The Contractor must use the IPP website to register, access and use IPP for submitting requests for payment. The Contractor Government Business Point of Contact (as listed in CCR) will receive enrollment instructions via email from the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston (FRBB) within 3 - 5 business days of the contract award date. Contractor assistance with enrollment can be obtained by contacting the IPP Production Helpdesk via email ippgroup@bos.frb.org or phone (866) 973-3131. If the Contractor is unable to comply with the requirement to use IPP for submitting invoices for payment, the Contractor must submit a waiver request in writing to the Contracting Officer with its proposal or quotation. The selected seller must comply with the attached Clauses and Provisions for commercial item terms and conditions, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to vendors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition; FAR 52.212-3, Vendor Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items - the selected vendor must submit a completed copy of the listed representations and certifications; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the attached Clauses and Provisions. The full text of the referenced FAR clauses may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far. (a) In accordance with sections 433 and 434 of Division E of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Pub. L. 112-74), none of the funds made available by the Act may be used to enter into a contract with any corporation that - (1) Was convicted (or had an officer or agent of such corporation acting on behalf of the corporation convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation, or such officer or agent and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (2) Has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless the agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) The Offeror certifies that - (1) It is not a corporation that was convicted (or had an officer or agent of such corporation acting on behalf of the corporation convicted) of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months; (2) It is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. Bid packages submitted in response to this FedBid Buy will be evaluated based upon the following non-price or non-cost factors, which are of equal importance. Factor (A) Past Performance: Sellers shall submit not less than three references for services performed during the past three years. Each reference shall include: the company or agency name, address, contract or order number, point(s) of contract phone number and email address(es); Factor (B) Technical Capabilities and Experience: Seller must provide a narrative not to exceed three pages that describes their experience in identification and analysis of Great Lakes phytoplankton and their capabilities to perform the services described in the attached Work Statement; AND Factor (C) Quality Control Plan: Contractor shall include their quality control plan for sample control and analysis. Award shall be made to the vendor whose offer, conforming to this buy, is determined to be the most advantages to the government, cost or price and the other non-cost or non-price factors listed above. In determining which bid offers the greatest value or advantage to the Government, overall non-price merit will be considered more important than price or cost. The degree of importance of price or cost as an evaluation factor will increase with the degree of equality in the non-price merits of the bids. Between acceptable offers with a significant difference in non-price merit, a determination will be made as to whether the additional non-price merit or benefits reflected by a higher priced bid warrants payment of the additional price or cost. The USGS is committed to promoting the natural environment and protecting the health and well-being of people. In the performance of work under this contract, the Contractor shall exert its best efforts to provide services in a manner that will promote the natural environment and protect health and well-being. Green purchasing or environmentally preferable contracting included the initiatives described below: Alternative Fuels and Vehicles are described at http://www.afdc.energy.gov/afdc/ Biobased Products are described at http://www.biopreferred.gov/ Energy efficient products are described at http://energystar.gov/products for Energy Star products and at http://www.eere.energy.gov/femp/procurement for FEMP designated products. Environmentally Preferable Computers are described at http://www.epeat.net Non-Ozone Depleting Products are described at http://www.epa.gov/Ozone/snap/index.html Recycled Products are described at http://epa.gov/cpg Water efficient products are described at http://epa.gov/watersense/

65--Apollo Anesthesia machine for TAVR 506-15-1-118-0026

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Ann Arbor Health Care System | Published December 29, 2014  -  Deadline January 2, 2015
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This is a COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, and is being conducted under FAR Subpart 13; simplified acquisition procedures apply. VA will conduct the procurement according to a combination of FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items and Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number is VA251-15-Q-0112 and is issued as a Request For Quotation (RFQ) (iii) The provisions and clauses incorporated into this solicitation document are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-69, August 1, 2013. Provisions and clauses incorporated by reference have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. The full text of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulations supplement (VAAR) can be accessed on the Internet at http://www.arnet.gov/far (FAR) and http://vaww.appc1.va.gov/oamm/vaar (VAAR) (iv) This solicitation is a brand name procurement. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 339112, and the size standard is 500 employees. The Ann Arbor VA Medical Center requests exact match items only: (v) This requirement consists of thirty one (31) line items: ITEM 1 OPC5280 - Standard Floor Unit SW Version 4.50 ITEM 2 MX5090 - CLIC ADAPTER ITEM 3 8605491 - GRAGER AUTO EXUSION, 2 VAP ITEM 4 8603705 - REGULATOR 02, SMALL CGAV-1 ITEM 5 8603714 - REGULATOR 02, SMALL CGAV-1 PRESS.REDUCER AIR F.S. SYLINDER ITEM 6 8603514 - REGULATOR 02, SMALL CGAV-1 ITEM 7 8608312 - CENTRAL GAS SUPPLY HOESE WITH KIT 2 POWER OUTLET ITEM 8 8608450 - VENTILATOR DISPLAY W/O EXTERNAL FRESH GAS OUTLET SW ADVANCED VIEWS ITEM 9 OPC5075 - SW OPTION ADVANCED VENTILATION ITEM10 OPC5076 - SW OPTION VOLUME AUTOFLOW ITEM 11 OPC5076 - SW OPTION ADVANCED MONITORING ITEM 12 OPC0001 - REQUIRED ACCESSORIES INCL. SPIROLOG, 5 PCS WITH AGS ITEM 13 M33295 - WRITING TRAY LARGE ITEM 14 M36049 - HARDWARE COMPENENTS WITH CANISTER GARD ITEM 15 OPC0053 - HOOK FOR SUPPLY GAS HOSES ITEM 16 4119073 - ADAPTOR 02 DISS OHMEDA ITEM 17 4119070 - ADAPTOR N20 DISS-PHMEDA ITEM 18 4119071 - ADAPTOR AIR DISS-OHMEDA ITEM 19 4119072 - ADAPTER AIR DISS-OHMEDA ITEM 20 4119074 - ADAPTER EVAC DISS-OHMEDA LENGTH 15' ITEM 21 4185141 - 02 CS HOSE 15' DISSN ITEM 22 4185143 - N20 CS. HOSE 15' DISSN ITEM 23 4199601 - AIR CS. HOSE 15' DISSN ITEM 24 4199601 - VAC CS HOSE 15' DISSN ITEM 25 4199598 - EVAC CS HOSE DISSN ITEM 26 1901080 - APOLLO W/OPTIONS TOTAL CARE, 1 YR POS ITEM 27 MX00004 - CLIC ABSORBER 800+ ITEM 28 6872130 - WATERLOCK 2 ITEM 29 OPC0095 - ISOFLURANE ITEM 30 OPC5417 - PLUS-IN ADAPTER AUTO EXCLUSION FILLING SYSTEM GRADER FILL GRADER STANDARD ITEM 31 M36110 - FILLING ADAPT.GRAGOR WILL ISO (vi) To be technically acceptable the products quoted shall be Brand Name to ITEMS 1-31. (vii) Delivery FOB Destination to the Surgery Department Jeffrey Thomas, Ann Arbor VA Medical Center, 2215 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (viii) 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - commercial Items, apply to this solicitation with the following addenda, FAR 52.209-5DEV; 52.225-25; 52.216-1 (fill in: Firm Fix Price contract will be awarded), 52.232-2, VAAR 852-215-70, 852.233-70; 852.233-71 (ix) 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items: FAR provision 52.212-2 does not apply to this solicitation. Award will be based on lowest price, technically acceptable (LPTA) offer. (x) 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items- An offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via https://www.acquisition.gov. If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (o) of this provision. (xi) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items: apply to this solicitation with the following addenda; FAR 52.210-75; 52.232-99dev; VAAR 852.203-70, 852.211-70; 852.232-72, 852.246-70, 852.252-70; 852.246-71 (xii) 52.212-5 Contracts Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items; The following FAR clauses identified at paragraph b of FAR 52.203-6; 52,204-10; 52.209-6; 52.212.5 are considered checked and are applicable to this acquisition: 52.203-6, 52.219-28, 52.222-3 , 52..222-19, 52.222-21; 52.222-26; 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-1, 52.225-13; 52.232-34 (xiii) n/a (xiv) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) is not applicable to this acquisition (xv) RESPONSES ARE DUE Friday, January 2, 2015, by 5:00 pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). Electronic offers will be accepted and are encouraged. Please email offers to Kevin Pendleton, kevin.pendleton@va.gov (xvi) Point of contact for this solicitation is Kevin Pendleton, 734.222.4349 or e-mail kevin.pendleton@va.gov. All inquiries must be in writing. ? DEPARTMENT OF VETERANS AFFAIRS Justification and Approval (J&A) For Other Than Full and Open Competition (>$150K) 1. Contracting Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs, VISN 11, VA Ann Arbor Medical Center, Network 11 Contracting, 506-15-1-118-0035 2. Nature and/or Description of the Action Being Processed: Brand Name Justification for Purchase of an Draeger Apollo Anesthesia Machine and related equipment for Surgical/Anesthesia Service for surgery and procedures. Firm Fixed Price Contract, IGCE $58,453.81. Delivery by 01/30/2015. FAR13.5 Test Program: This procurement is for (Draeger Apollo Anesthesia Machine) in accordance with FAR 13.5 Test Program for Certain Commercial Items and specifically FAR 13.501 Special Documentation Requirements, where acquisitions conducted under Simplified Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6, but still require a justification using the format of FAR 6.303-2. 3. Description of Supplies/Services Required to Meet the Agency's Needs: Draeger Apollo Anesthesia Machine, related equipment, training, one year warranty on parts, labor. 4. Statutory Authority Permitting Other than Full and Open Competition: (X) (1) Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements per FAR 6.302-1; Brand Name Justification ( ) (2) Unusual and Compelling Urgency per FAR 6.302-2; ( ) (3) Industrial Mobilization, Engineering, Developmental or Research Capability or Expert Services per FAR 6.302-3; ( ) (4) International Agreement per FAR 6.302-4 ( ) (5) Authorized or Required by Statute FAR 6.302-5; ( ) (6) National Security per FAR 6.302-6; ( ) (7) Public Interest per FAR 6.302-7; FAR13.5 Test Program: The authority for applying the Commercial Test Program of FAR 13.5 is (Section 4202 of the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996) and is implemented by for restricting competition on this procurement via FAR 13.106-1(b)(2). 5. Demonstration that the Contractor's Unique Qualifications or Nature of the Acquisition Requires the Use of the Authority Cited Above (applicability of authority): Unique characteristics of the Draeger Apollo Anesthesia Machine: This is the only make and model this medical center currently uses. Patient safety is the 100% driver for choosing an anesthesia machine. hat is because anesthesia is a very precise medical practice and it is anesthesia service that is tasked with keeping the patient alive during surgeries and procedures. This is not to lessen the importance of the other medical disciplines participating in the case, but to single out the role of anesthesia in the surgery. Blood pressure monitoring, blood loss, pain, hydration, drug selection, patient drug tolerance and response are all the responsibility of anesthesia. If any of these things go wrong, it is anesthesia that must resolve the problem. That is why the VAAAHS Anesthesia Service uses only one type of anesthesia machine. All drugs must be in the same place for all machines. All alarms must be the same and must indicate the same problem. Pumps and mechanical syringes must work the same and gas lines must be in the same place for every machine. Changing anything can drastically reduce patient safety because if, in the case of an emergency, anesthesia has to stop and consider which machine they are using, that is time lost. If, in a dynamic environment where lots of things are going on and anesthesia makes choices based upon the normal nine machines but is using the one outlier machine, mistakes can be made that will likely impact the patient's chances of surviving the case. In 2010, this facility made the decision to use Draeger anesthesia machines for surgeries and procedures. At some point in time, the Surgery Service will look at its current machines and may or may not make the decision to upgrade machines. At that time, all vendors and their offerings will be considered. Until that time, the VAAAHS must remain consistent in its selection and use of anesthesia machines in order to ensure the highest possible patient safety. The Draeger Apollo anesthesia machine is the anesthesia machine that this facility must use. The choice of any other vendor will necessitate the purchase of nine additional anesthesia machines for a total purchase of 10. While there are no differences between the actual machines, the issue is that they all provide anesthesia service differently. Pumps are different. Locations of bags are different. Accessories are different. They all do the same thing. It's like trying to say that a Chevy is different than a Ford. Is it really, or does it just look different. They both carry you from A to B, but in a different manner. I am very concerned that competing this out will require us to purchase an item we do not want. If that turns out to be the case, we will have to purchase 10 of them. We will need new proprietary software. We will need new maintenance agreements and BioMed will have to learn how to support different machines. That has got to be more than enough to support the purchase of one machine and the consistency it brings versus 10 machines and the consistency that they bring. We cannot have multiple vendors' anesthesia machines. Costs to the government are greatly increased by the purchase of any other vendor's machine. 6. Description of Efforts Made to ensure that offers are solicited from as many potential sources as deemed practicable: This procurement will be competed using a synopsis/solicitation posted to FBO. 7. Determination by the Contracting Officer that the Anticipated Cost to the Government will be Fair and Reasonable: Competition among offerors should provide the price will be fair and reasonable. 8. Description of the Market Research Conducted and the Results, or a Statement of the Reasons Market Research Was Not Conducted: A market study was conducted and it was determined for reasons of continuity of care and patient safety it is best to purchase the Draeger Apollo machine to match the other 9 machines already owned by the medical center. 9. Any Other Facts Supporting the Use of Other than Full and Open Competition: None 10. Listing of Sources that Expressed, in Writing, an Interest in the Acquisition: Draeger Medical Inc. 11. A Statement of the Actions, if any, the Agency May Take to Remove or Overcome any Barriers to Competition before Making subsequent acquisitions for the supplies or services required: Should another requisition of this nature reoccur, we would undertake a new market survey. 12. Requirements Certification: I certify that the requirement outlined in this justification is a Bona Fide Need of the Department of Veterans Affairs and that the supporting data under my cognizance, which are included in the justification, are accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief.

30--NOTICE OF INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE - Wire Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM) Cell with IRB2400 Robot, Weldguide III System, One Week Startup Support, RobotStudio Software, RobotStudio Arc Welding PowerPac Software and shipping.

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published July 31, 2015  -  Deadline August 14, 2015
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The United States Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.501(a)(2)(i), Only One Responsible Source based on a Cooperative Agreement in place with United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). In order to streamline collaboration under the cooperative agreement, ARL seeks to purchase the same industrial robot and welding cell set-up as UTRC. The Government intends to solicit and negotiate with ABB Inc., 1250 Brown Road, Auburn Hills, MI 48326, for Welding Cell, Weldguide III System, RobotStudio software, RobotStudio Arc Welding Powerpac software, one week starup support and shipping. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, any responsible source who believes it is capable of meeting the requirement may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency, only if received by the closing date and time of this notice. A determination not to compete the proposed requirement based upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Responses to this notice are due on or before 08/14/2015 11:59 PM by email at adrian.t.barber.civ@mail.mil. . Point of Contact for this notice is Adrian Barber, 301-394-1503, adrian.t.barber.civ@mail.mil.
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