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D--Medical Appointment Scheduling System (MASS)

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published November 14, 2014
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This synopsis is for the Medical Appointment Scheduling System (MASS) solution for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Information and Technology (OI&T) Product Development (PD). The MASS solution will replace the current inpatient and outpatient scheduling system(s) to provide more efficient access to care for Veterans. Medical scheduling is complex in that it requires coordination across medical services while enforcing business rules. Veterans Health Information Systems and Technical Architecture (VistA) Scheduling was built in the early 1980's as an inpatient care scheduling system with few embedded business rules. Today's Veterans Health Administration (VHA) care delivery is dramatically different from the past with the majority of appointments scheduled for outpatient care. In Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 approximately 8.9 million of the 21.9 million living Veterans in the nation were enrolled in the VA health care system. VHA's 50,000 users scheduled over 100 million appointments in FY2014 for this Veteran population. Serving this volume requires state of the art capacity management tools and a solution that provides for efficient scheduling to meet Veteran demand. The current VHA Medical Scheduling system is outdated and outmoded. VHA's current scheduling processes do not meet the needs of patients, providers or the VHA scheduling staff. Modernization of the system across the enterprise is required in order to meet patient scheduling needs of today's VHA. In the current state, clinic grids are inflexible, productivity is not measurable, there is no method for scheduling resources (staff, rooms, equipment), and there are no links between scheduled appointments and ancillary appointments, i.e. lab and radiology. These broken links cause unnecessary bookings and re-bookings as well as increased travel costs and patient dissatisfaction with VHA scheduling practices. VA is seeking a solution that focuses on an aggressive schedule to get core capabilities delivered to all VA medical facilities. Core capabilities will be implemented nationwide in the first two years of the contract. All remaining capabilities will be implemented nationally throughout the contract period of performance in a series of incremental enhancements. Core capabilities consist of developing, configuring and implementing a resource-centric outpatient medical appointment scheduling solution. They include but are not limited to: " Configuring standard national operating parameters that can be tailored to meet local needs. " Managing requests for care. Storing the date of the request and preferred date for the appointment for subsequent reporting. " Managing appointments with the ability to execute, monitor and report on appointment, cancellation, reschedule and notification processes. " Managing Veteran patient information to include patient preference and special needs information. " Coordinating care to include monitoring of appointment check-in activities, encounter events, check-out activities and associating ancillary appointments. " Integrating services across the local VA Medical Center or VA Health Care System, including associated health care facilities. " Producing capacity management reports for resources and work force utilization throughout the scheduling operation. These core capabilities will enable Veteran-centered care to: " Standardize and improve scheduling processes and workflows. " Provide the ability for all organizational levels to manage demand, supply and utilization of resources. " Provide the capability to standardize data and business rules across the enterprise. " Enable efficient centralized and decentralized scheduling programs. " Enable greater automation, efficiency, reliability and oversight. " Meet Congressional and other external stakeholder reporting requirements. Core capabilities will preserve Veteran self-service and support systemic consumers such as Clinical Video Teleconference (CVT) and Disability Examination and Assessment Program (DEAP). Non-core capabilities consist of developing, configuring and implementing a resource-centric medical appointment scheduling solution that will include both inpatient and outpatient scheduling. Non-core capabilities will include Non-VA Care appointments and other systemic consumers which will be incrementally implemented over the period of performance. To support this, a single-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract will be put in place. The intent of the MASS ID/IQ is to provide a flexible contracting mechanism, the ID/IQ will support firm-fixed price (FFP) and time-and-materials type task orders (TOs). The NAICS Code for this procurement is 541512. The solicitation number assigned to this effort is VA118-15-R-0715. Please also reference FBO announcement VA118-14-I-0352, for prior communications related to MASS. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which shall be considered by the agency. The Point of Contact is Matthew Truex, Department of Veterans Affairs, Technology Acquisition Center, Phone (732) 440-9650, Email matthew.truex@va.gov.

D--Medical Appointment Scheduling System (MASS)

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published August 25, 2015
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On August 24, 2014 the Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Acquisition Operations, Technology Acquisition Center located at 23 Christopher Way, Eatontown, New Jersey 07724, awarded a single-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ ) contract VA118-15-D-0129 on a hybrid firm-fixed-price and time-and-materials basis for the Medical Appointment Scheduling System (MASS) to Systems Made Simple (SMS), Inc. (a Lockheed Martin Company) 149 Northern Concourse, Syracuse, New York. MASS is one component of the Department's strategy to provide state of the art electronic health record, scheduling, workflow management, and analytics capabilities to front line caregivers serving Veterans. MASS is expected to enhance and simplify the viewing and making of appointments convenient to Veterans, along with improving the coordination of care and appointment reminders. MASS will allow clinicians to better utilize rooms, support staff, and equipment in service of Veterans' needs. The ordering period for the basic ID/IQ contract shall be 60 months from the effective date of award with two, 12-month optional ordering periods. The total contract value for ordering purposes including all Options: $623,582,928.88. The minimum contract guarantee is $100,000.00.

D--TAC-16-35423_ Richmond Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) Project Activation Automated Data Processing Equipment and Warranty

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published July 8, 2016
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JUSTIFICATION FOR AN EXCEPTION TO FAIR OPPORTUNITY 1. Contracting Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Acquisition Operations Technology Acquisition Center 23 Christopher Way Eatontown, NJ 07724 2. Description of Action: This proposed action is for a firm-fixed price delivery order to be issued under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V Government Wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) for a brand name Lexmark MS812DE printer inclusive of the Forms and Bar Code Card and NEC Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephones and NEC 6-Port Station Interface Blade for Univerge SV8500 System. 3. Description of the Supplies or Services: The proposed action is to provide the Richmond VA Medical Center (VAMC), with Network and Automated Data Processing (ADP) equipment/supplies to support the expansion/activation of the Geriatrics clinic, Patient Hematology and Oncology (HEM/ONC) patient care area/clinic and the Emergency Room (ER) at the Richmond VAMC. The activation of these areas is required for patient enhancement, employee growth and expansion in order to provide better access and an improved experience to our Veterans. In addition to the aforementioned brand name printers, VoIP phones and Interface Blades, the information and technology (IT) equipment and supplies required for the activation HEM/ONC patient care area/clinic and ER include supplies such as labeling tape and tool kits, universal power systems (UPS), patch cables for connecting hardware, surge protectors, display adapter cables, cases, printers, Digital Terminal phones, desk/card scanners, headsets, and wireless access data points. These items are not required to be a specific brand and will be specified as brand name or equal in the solicitation to include salient characteristics to allow prospective offerers the opportunity to propose equivalent products. The required brand name equipment consists of the following: Lexmark MS812DE Printer with Lexmark Forms and Bar Code Card and 550 Sheet Lockable Paper Tray; NEC DTZ-8LD-3 (Black (BK)) DT430 Digital 8 Button Desi-Less Display Phone; NEC ITZ-8LDG-3 (BK) DT830 VoIP 12 Button Display Phone) and NEC SPA-16ELCNA-B 16-Port Station Interface Blade for Univerge SV8500 System. In order to complete all activations in an efficient and effective manner, all equipment including the brand name equipment is required to be delivered simultaneously to minimize and mitigate schedule and project risk in activating these patient care areas. All ADP equipment/supplies shall be delivered within 30 days of award. The contractor shall provide a 3-year standard commercial warranty for the brand name printers consisting of repair or replace coverage for equipment components that restores full operation and accessibility to the original hardware within 5 to 7 business days. 4. Statutory Authority: The statutory authority permitting an exception to fair opportunity is Section 41 U.S.C. 4106(c)(2) as implemented by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 16.505(b)(2)(i)(B), entitled "Only one awardee is capable of providing the supplies or services required at the level of quality required because the supplies or services ordered are unique or highly specialized". 5. Rationale Supporting Use of Authority Cited Above: Based on extensive market research conducted in May 2016, as described in Section 8 of this justification, it was determined that limited competition is viable amount authorized resellers for the brand name Lexmark and brand name NEC IP Telephones. Lexmark MS812DE printers is the only brand that has been determined to be interoperable with VA's existing pharmacy network within the Richmond VAMC. Currently all prescriptions are printed on barcoded labels using Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VISTA) Script Pro software/program on special form paper that is peeled to stick on prescription bottles. The Lexmark MS812DE printer is the only brand printer that interoperates with the VISTA Script Pro software/program which allows the Richmond VAMC to fill prescriptions in an efficient, safe and expedient manner. Use of another brand printer would result in an inability to fill prescriptions with a proper label or print the bar code required for the pharmacy department to scan and track medication containers. Use of another brand printer that is not compatible with the VISTA Script Pro software/program may severely impact the pharmacy's ability to provide patients with their medication as the containers will not be properly labeled which is required prior to dispense of the medication. At this time no other printer is compatible with the VISTA Script Pro software/program. VA has developed this solution to integrate the Lexmark printer with Richmond VAMC's pharmacy network and VISTA. Therefore, use of another brand name printer would require VA to replace and reengineer its current solution to integrate a printer with the Richmond VA pharmacy network. This would be a very costly, time consuming (approximately 6-months to re-engineer the integration effort) and be considered a high risk alternative as it will require developing a solution to replace the VISTA Script Pro software/program currently in place. Furthermore, other VAMCs with Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) 6 presently utilize the Brand Name Lexmark MS812DE. A change in the VISTA Script Pro software/program would require a duplicative effort in procuring replacement printers at these locations or operating within two VISTA Script Pro variations which will jeopardize productivity and efficiency in filling Veteran prescriptions. The NEC Private Branch Exchange (PBX) support systems or the NEC 8500 PBX which is the voice system that is installed at the Richmond VAMC and used for all phone communications. Only NEC VoIP phones can interoperate within the current Richmond VAMC PBX. The use of any other phone will severely degrade the ability to function within the existing PBX which will result in interoperability and compatibility issues. Any phone solution from other vendors would require extensive and complex redesign, development and integration of a new VAMC PBX solution for digital and VOiP services. Additionally, NEC guidelines state that, "only authorized NEC devices" shall be connected to the NEC PBX system for voice capable service therefore any current NEC service agreements will be void if another brand phone is used. If another phone system be acquired Richmond VAMC PBX system would experience a lack of connectivity for over two hundred personnel with a direct and increased proportional impact in patient care. 6. Efforts to Obtain Competition: Market research was conducted, details of which are in the market research section of this document. It was determined that limited competition is viable amount authorized resellers for this brand name hardware. In accordance to FAR 5.301 and 16.505(b)(2)(ii)(D), this action will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities Page and the justification will be made publicly available within 14 days after award. Additionally, in accordance with FAR 16.505(a)(4)(iii)(A) this justification will be submitted to all applicable NASA SEWP V GWAC holders along with the Request for Quotation in order to fully notify all interested parties. 7. Actions to Increase Competition: In order to remove or overcome barriers to competition in future acquisitions for this requirement, the Government will continue to conduct market research to ascertain if there are changes in the marketplace that would enable future actions be competed.. 8. Market Research: The Government's technical experts conducted market research in May 2016 via internet research and review of other VA pharmacy systems within VISN 6 to ascertain ifthere were other brand printers (Hewlett Packard, Canon, and Epson) that can meet the Government's requirements. Government technical and pharmacy experts determined any other brand printer would not be able to interoperate with the current Richmond VAMC pharmacy network. Similarly, the Government determined that no other brand phone would be interoperable with the NEC PBX. Additionally, based on the market research efforts, the Government's technical experts determined that there is no suitable alternative for NEC phones on a NEC system. Additionally, vendors were given the opportunity to provide a suitable alternative during the market research that would not void any current NEC service agreements. No alternatives were received. A request for information (RFI) was issued in May 2016 via the NASA SEWP V GWAC website which resulted in the receipt of eight responses, all leveraging brand name Lexmark printer and six of the eight vendors proposed brand name NEC phones as well. Accordingly, market research results yielded a total of six capable vendors able to offer both brand name Lexmark and NEC Telephones. 9. Other Facts: None.

D--VistA Blood Establishment Computer Software - Safety and Quality Hardware Updates

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published June 24, 2015  -  Deadline June 30, 2015
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Technology Acquisition Center (TAC), located at 23 Christopher Way, Eatontown, New Jersey 07724 intends to enter into a contract on the basis of other than full and open competition for Instrument Manager Base hardware, software/middleware, and maintenance, to include installation, configuration and training, for testing within the Veteran Health Information System and Technology Architecture Blood Establishment Computer Software (VBECS) System currently used in VA Medical Centers that operate Blood Banks. The VBECS system facilitates ongoing compliance with Food and Drug Administration standards for medical devices and also enhances Veterans Health Administration's ability to deliver quality services to meet the needs of the user community. Hardware delivery and installation shall be complete by July 25, 2015, and product maintenance warranty support shall be 3 years from delivery date. VA TAC intends to award a sole source, Firm-Fixed Price to Data Innovations LLC, 120 Kimball Avenue, Suite 100, South Burlington, Vermont 05403, pursuant to authority 41 U.S.C. 3304(a)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1(2) entitled, "Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements." The proposed solicitation number for this effort is VA118-15-Q-0269. The place of performance is at the Office of Information Field Office Facility, 5000 S. 5th Avenue, Hines IL. The applicable North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this effort is 511210 with a corresponding small business size standard of $38.5M. The estimated date of award for this action is July 15, 2015. This is a notification of intent, not a request for proposals. Questions regarding this action may be directed to Contract Specialist Amy Schmalzigan at Amy.Schmalzigan@va.gov.

D--High Speed High Capacity Production Scanners Lease TAC-15-22842

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published October 2, 2015
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JUSTIFICATION FOR OTHER THAN FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION 1. Contracting Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Acquisition Operations Technology Acquisition Center 23 Christopher Way Eatontown, NJ 07724 2. Description of Action: The proposed sole source action is for a firm-fixed-price contract for Imaging Business Machines, LLC (IBML) High Speed Scanners and related maintenance with Alvarez and Associates. 3. Description of Supplies or Services: The proposed action is for the purchase of two IBML scanners that are currently installed and used by the Financial Services Center (FSC) under a leasing agreement. In addition, FSC requires 12 months of maintenance to ensure these items remain operational. FSC provides financial services on a fee-for-service basis to VA and other government agencies (OGA). The period of performance is 12 months from date of award for maintenance. The total estimated value of the proposed action is . In order to provide services to their customers, FSC has the requirement to scan various types of hard copy documents, which include: a. Commercial Invoices: FSC processes over 1.1 million commercial payments for VA annually. 250 thousand invoices are received in hard copy format and scanned at the FSC. Of the 250 thousand, the majority of these invoices are for Veterans Health Administration and are related to ambulance services and utilities for VA medical centers (VAMC). FSC will be unable to pay these invoices, which will directly impact ambulance services received by Veterans and potentially result in the disruption of utility services relied upon by VAMCs. b. Camp Lejeune Family Medical Program: FSC scans over 12 thousand supporting documents in order to process over 2 thousand medical claims for the families of Veterans suffering from medical conditions associated with water contamination while stationed at Camp Lejeune. FSC would be unable to fulfill these claims processing services provided to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Chief Business Office (CBO), jeopardizing the fulfillment of Public Law 112-154, which entitles these family members to have their healthcare claims reimbursed by VA. c. Commercial Canceled Checks: FSC receives 194 thousand hard copy documents from VA vendors and VHA staff in support of requests to trace payments issued to vendors. FSC is able to research and cancel 271 thousand payments annually, which returns funding to the VA obligation and allows our VA customers to reissue payment to the vendor. FSC would be unable to process payment cancelations, which would prevent VA organizations from reissuing payments to vendors that predominantly provide services in support of VHA and Veteran healthcare. d. Medical Claims for OGAs: FSC receives 661 thousand hard copy documents in order to process 418 thousand medical claims for the Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement health Service's Corps and the Department of Health and Human Service Office of Refugee and Resettlement. FSC would be unable to fulfil our agreements with these agencies and the healthcare providers providing care to refugees and detainees would not be paid for their services. This would lead to a stoppage of medical care for refugees/detainees and lead to a negative public relations impact for VA. In addition, FSC would lose $3.3 million in annual revenue by not being able to fulfil the terms of our service agreement with these departments. e. Consolidated Patient Account Centers (CPAC) Records: FSC receives 3.9 million historical documents from VHA CPACs each year (Veteran explanation of benefits, waivers, write-offs, probates, bankruptcy documents). Per agreement with VHA CBO, FSC scans these documents, which enables CPAC staff to search electronic documents quickly and efficiently saving storage space and time. CPAC staff would have to store documents physically and physically search for paper records if FSC is unable to provide this service. 4. Statutory Authority: The statutory authority permitting other than full and open competition is 41 U.S.C.3304(a)(1) as implemented by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-1 entitled, "Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements." 5. Rationale Supporting Use of Authority Cited Above: The proposed source for this action is Alvarez and Associates, 8601 Georgia Ave STE 510, Silver Spring, MD 20910. VA previously entered into an Interagency Agreement with the Department of Interior (DOI) for the required services. DOI awarded a contract to Alvarez and Associates on August 30, 2013 to lease the two scanners. FSC scans over 5.1 million documents annually, which consists of over 88 different document types. The current high speed scanners are integrated with the FSC's Optical Character Resolution software and FSC's electronic content management systems. As paper documents come into the FSC, they are first scanned into one of the IBML high speed scanners. Through the integration of Optical Character Recognition software and scanners, the images are converted from text to electronic searchable type. The data is then ready to be stored in the Electronic Content Management systems for processing. If FSC were to replace the existing high speed scanning equipment with different brand, model, or even identical model, approximately in installation, configuration, and labor costs would be incurred. In addition, 30 days would be required to install and configure new scanners, which would cause FSC operations to cease for 30 days resulting in the unacceptable impact mentioned in section 3 above. For market research purposes, the Government obtained a quote provided from in the amount of for the purchase, installation and maintenance of new scanners, The total cost to buy out the current lease from Alvarez including 12 months of maintenance is . Processing a sole-source procurement and buying out the current lease will yield approximately in savings when compared to the quote obtained from 6. Efforts to Obtain Competition: Market research was conducted, details of which are in section 8 of this justification. Additionally, the proposed action will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website in accordance with FAR 5.201. Any proposals that are received shall be evaluated. 7. Actions to Increase Competition: This is a one time buy out of the current lease agreement. In the future requirements for printer/scanners will be competed. 8. Market Research: VA's technical experts conducted market research on August 3, 2015 for the procurement of two IBML High Speed Scanners. The market research consisted of reviewing the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V, Governmentwide Acquisition Contract Provider look up tool, which yielded six IBML resellers. However, IBML no longer sells the 4500 model scanner that is currently in use by FSC. The current high speed scanners are integrated with the FSC's Optical Character Recognition software and FSC's electronic content management systems. Buying out the current lease would be more advantageous to the Government, based on the reasonableness of the price to buy out the lease and the efficiencies that would be maintained with keeping the current equipment in place. Further, based on the quote provided by another vendor, FSC would save approximately by buying out the currently leased scanners. 9. Other Facts: None.

D--Medication Reconciliation Tool Version Upgrade

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published March 4, 2016
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R--VPS Performance Management and Control, Thermal Paper Support, and NSOC Remediation - NEW

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published August 3, 2016
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Veterans Point of Service Performance Management and Control Services, Thermal Paper Support, and National Security Operations Center Remediation Hardware for Kiosks - On August 3, 2016 the Technology Acquisition Center-NJ (TAC-NJ) awarded Contract VA118-16-C-1203 to Liberty IT Solutions for Veterans Point of Service (VPS) Performance Management and Control Services (PM&C), Thermal Paper Support, and National Security Operations Center Remediation Hardware for Kiosks for the VPS VetLink System. Part of the VPS mission is to provide stand-alone devices (e.g., kiosks, tablets, and mobile devices) to clinics within Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs) that empower Veteran patients to easily and efficiently perform a variety of clinical and business transactions related to their healthcare services and management through a self-service model such as clinic check-in. Continuity of PM&C support and supplies are required to ensure that the VetLink kiosks remain available and operational to VAMC staff and Veterans. The period of performance is August 3, 2016 through August 2, 2017 with one, 6-month option periods. The total dollar value is $12,892,108.76. The obligated dollar amount at time of award is $8,923,528.01. (Contracting Specialist - Keiahna Brewer, Contracting Officer - Iris Farrell).

D--Alaska Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) Services

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published February 22, 2016  -  Deadline March 4, 2016
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This is a combined Synopsis/Solicitation for Commercial services in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (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 is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP); the number is VA118-16-R-0952. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Acquisition Operations, Technology Acquisition Center (TAC), located at 23 Christopher Way, Eatontown, NJ 07724 intends to award a Firm-Fixed-Priced (FFP) contract for Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) telecommunication services for the state of Alaska. The Contractor shall provide LEC communication voice and data services to the VA Office of Information and Technology (OI&T), Region 1 (R1) Telephone Business Office (TBO) sites as listed in the Performance Work Statement and based on their Local Access and Transport Area coverage. These sites include VA Medical Centers, Veteran Outreach Centers, Community Based Outpatient Clinics and other VA facilities in the R1 catchment area. The period of performance shall consist of a 12-month base period and four 12-month options. The Performance Work Statement set forth below and the Government's terms and conditions represent the Government's requirements that an Offeror must meet. The North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) for this effort is 517110. Type of Contract: Firm-Fixed-Price

D--Hawaii Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) Services

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published February 22, 2016  -  Deadline March 4, 2016
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This is a combined Synopsis/Solicitation for Commercial services in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (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 is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP); the number is VA118-16-R-0949. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Acquisition Operations, Technology Acquisition Center (TAC), located at 23 Christopher Way, Eatontown, NJ 07724 intends to award a Firm-Fixed-Priced (FFP) contract for Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) telecommunication services for the state of Hawaii. The Contractor shall provide LEC communication voice and data services to the VA Office of Information and Technology (OI&T), Region 1 (R1) Telephone Business Office (TBO) sites as listed in the Performance Work Statement and based on their Local Access and Transport Area coverage. These sites include VA Medical Centers, Veteran Outreach Centers, Community Based Outpatient Clinics and other VA facilities in the R1 catchment area. The period of performance shall consist of a 12-month base period and four 12-month options. The Performance Work Statement set forth below and the Government's terms and conditions represent the Government's requirements that an Offeror must meet. The North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) for this effort is 517110. Type of Contract: Firm-Fixed-Price

D--Sheridan Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) Services

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published January 28, 2016  -  Deadline February 12, 2016
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This is a combined Synopsis/Solicitation for Commercial services in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (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 is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP); the number is VA118-16-R-0942. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Acquisition Operations, Technology Acquisition Center (TAC), located at 23 Christopher Way, Eatontown, NJ 07724 intends to award a Firm-Fixed-Priced (FFP) contract for Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) telecommunication services for the Sheridan, Wyoming VA Medical Center (VAMC). These services include six new Integrated Services Digital Networks Primary Rate Interfaces (ISDN/PRI's) to support the switch over to voice over internet protocol services at the Sheridan VAMC and ten Plain Old Telephone Service lines to support the Veterans Crisis Line. The period of performance shall consist of a 12-month base period and four 12-month options. The Performance Work Statement set forth below and the Government's terms and conditions represent the Government's requirements that an Offeror must meet. The North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) for this effort is 517110. This Solicitation is issued as a total Small Business Set-Aside. Type of Contract: Firm-Fixed-Price

D--VISN 8 TELECARE RECORD MGR RENEWAL

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published October 1, 2015
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JUSTIFICATION FOR AN EXCEPTION TO FAIR OPPORTUNITY 1. Contracting Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Acquisition Operations Technology Acquisition Center 23 Christopher Way Eatontown, New Jersey 07724 2. Description of Action: The proposed action is for a firm-fixed price delivery order issued under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) limited to authorized resellers for TeleCare Record Manager (TRM) Plus and Veterans Health Gateway (VHG) Plus software license and support renewals for Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) 8. 3. Description of the Supplies or Services: The proposed action will provide VISN 8 with continued use of its existing TRM Plus and VHG Plus software licenses and support, which are highly specialized software applications used by VISN 8 Telecare staff to provide telephone triage and informational services to Veterans, thereby allowing VA to comply with Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Directive 2007-033 for 24/7 access to medical advice. TRM Plus and VHG Plus are both provided and supported by Document Storage Solutions, Inc. (DSS). TRM Plus is a complete telephone liaison care management software solution that provides access to telephone treatment protocols to update and organize information from different categories of patient calls. VHG Plus is a clinical software application used by nurses who provide telephone triage services to Veterans. VHG Plus supports nurse clinical decision making by systematically assessing a Veteran's symptoms through the use of electronic algorithms with branching clinical logic, while providing reference health education information during the process. The proposed effort shall also provide for customer support during the 12-month period of performance. The total estimated price of this proposed action is . The period of performance is 12 months from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. 4. Statutory Authority: The statutory authority permitting an exception to fair opportunity is 41 U.S.C. 4106(c)(2) as implemented by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 16.505(b)(2)(i)(B) entitled, "Only one awardee is capable of providing the supplies or services required at the level of quality required because the supplies or services ordered are unique or highly specialized." 5. Rationale Supporting Use of Authority Cited Above: Based upon continued market research, as described in section 8 of this document, it is determined that limited competition is available among authorized resellers of DSS TRM Plus and VHG Plus software license and support renewals. TRM Software has been used within VISN 8 since 2001. TRM Software is an enhanced base-line commercial-off-the-shelf software product that VA information technology staff and VHA clinical staff have used to develop a custom VHA nursing telephone liaison care management system commonly referred to as the VHA Clinical Nursing Telephone Triage System. This telephone triage system provides clinical staff access to telephone treatment protocols that allow for the organization of patient information when patients make telephone calls into the medical facility. Patient information is organized into triage categories ranging from simple appointment to severe medical complaints. The system then updates the patient's information into a patient medical record. The telephone triage system has embedded knowledge base software known as VHG Plus that produces clinical recommendations for users to advise Veterans as to their current triage status over the telephone. The system allows users to create notes for registered and non-registered patients and has extensive reporting tools. Patients are able to call VISN 8 facilities and speak to VA representatives who are able to track and route calls for appropriate action while keeping a record of these contacts which are then stored within the patient's healthcare record through the existing Veterans Health Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) and Computerized Patient Record System (CPRS) graphical user interface system. Documentation is automatically created in the background during the triage process and saved as a triage encounter record. VHG Plus helps the nursing triage staff identify emergencies, and reduces unnecessary clinic visits. The VHG Plus software supports nurses' clinical decision making by systematically assessing a Veterans' symptoms, while also providing reference health information during the process. This information is then integrated with the patient's actual health record. VHG Plus is the clinical algorithm software used by the registered nurse to triage Veterans. VHG Plus creates the clinical encounter record. VHG Plus is embedded in the TRM Plus software and facilitates a record of the encounter in VistA. The telephone triage system discussed above provides the support described and also includes a series of VA designed business rules which vary by clinical department and are applied during each triage encounter. There are also national business rules incorporated into the TRM Plus Software. Business rules are developed nationally for the telephone triage product and apply to all VA medical facilities. After beta testing several years ago, it was determined that these products would be used nationally by VHA medical facilities. VHA has integrated this software into both its computer hardware and clinical software environments. The triage system is fully integrated into the VistA CPRS system utilizing the VHG Plus software. By continuing to utilize DSS Inc.'s brand name TRM Plus software, VA will achieve cost-savings by not having to beta test a new software solution, create a new telephone triage system using that software, and train the clinical staff on the new system. VA has many years invested in the fine-tuning of these software products to meet the current and ongoing architecture needs of VA. To work with another manufacturer's product to achieve the current level of sophistication of this software would require extensive rework and high level programing and system design expertise to customize and retrofit another software product to meet the needs currently met by the existing software products which have been used for the past 12 years. This would entail a project involving 6 to 10 dedicated full-time employees working over a 5-year span to complete development and deploy the software. During this time VISN 8 would be without needed software to handle the total call volumes in all sites estimated to be half a million calls per year. It is not cost effective to re-customize another manufacturer's product. Currently, a product does not exist that would interoperate in the current VistA and CPRS environments without considerable reconfiguration and testing, the costs of which would not be recovered through competition. 6. Efforts to Obtain Competition: Market research was conducted, details of which are in the market research section of this document. Even though the Government is specifying brand name DSS software license and support renewals, competition is anticipated among authorized resellers that hold current NASA SEWP V GWACs. In accordance with FAR 5.301 and 16.505(b)(2)(ii)(D) the resulting contract award will be synopsized on the Federal Business Opportunities Page within 14 days of award and this justification for an Exception to Fair Opportunity will be made publicly available. In addition, this Justification for an Exception to Fair Opportunity will be posted on the NASA SEWP V website with the solicitation. 7. Actions to Increase Competition: In order to remove or overcome barriers to competition in future acquisitions for the required DSS TRM Plus and VHG Plus software license and support renewals, the Government will continue to perform market research to determine if there are any storage arrays and/or maintenance providers available in the market place that will enable future requirements to be competed. 8. Market Research: The Government's technical experts have conducted research using internet searches looking for compatible electronic triage protocols that could be readily integrated with VistA and CPRS. It was determined that the dual products of TRM Plus and VHG Plus are uniquely able to conform to VA's specified healthcare requirements that permit full and seamless integration with VistA and CPRS without significant development, configuration and associated testing. As of May 2015, no other manufacturer exists that has products that can meet the Government's requirement of working fully with VistA and CPRS without significant development, configuration and testing duplicating what VA has already completed and invested as detailed paragraph 5 above. Additional market research was conducted by utilizing the National Aeronautics Space Administration (NASA) Solutions for Enterprise Wide Procurement (SEWP) V Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) Provider Lookup tool that identified multiple GWAC holders capable of providing TRM and VHG Plus software license renewals and support. 9. Other Facts: None.

70--TAC-16-37841 AudioCARE TM-Reminder Module

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published September 2, 2016  -  Deadline September 8, 2016
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Acquisition Operations (OAO), Technology Acquisition Center (TAC), located at 23 Christopher Way, Eatontown, New Jersey, intends to award a sole source, firm-fixed price contract to Mumps AudioFax doing business as AudioCARE Systems, 744 West Lancaster Avenue, Suite 250, Wayne, PA 19087 pursuant to Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 6.302-1 entitled, "Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements." This notice of intent is not a request for competitive quotes or proposals. However, in accordance with FAR 5.207(c)(16)(ii), all responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency. The primary North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is 511210 and size standard is $38.5M employees. The proposed action is for AudioCARE brand name text messaging software to include Audio-CANCEL software, TM-Reminder software module, TM-CANCEL software module, and software maintenance for VISN 17 VA Medical Centers. Delivery of all items shall be within 30 days. The period of performance for this effort consists of a 12 month base period with two 12 month option periods. This notification shall close on September 08, 2016. Questions/responses shall be submitted via e-mail to Contract Specialist, sterlyn.frazier@va.gov and Jessica.adamitis@va.gov with the subject line as the synopsis number, VA118-16-Q- 1638.

D-- TAC-16-33384 Logistics and Prosthetics VistA GUI Overlay IDIQ Solicitation

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published June 3, 2016  -  Deadline June 13, 2016
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The purpose of this combined synopsis/solicitation is to solicit for a single award Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The solicitation due date for this action is 1:00 PM EST 06/13/2016. This is a combined Synopsis/Solicitation for Commercial services in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) 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. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP); the number is VA118-16-R-1059. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Acquisition Operations, Technology Acquisition Center (TAC), located at 23 Christopher Way, Eatontown, NJ 07724 intends to award a single award IDIQ contract for commercially available GUI Overlay software and support. VA, Veterans Health Administration has a requirement for enterprise reporting, dashboards, and data integration software packages to provide a Logistics and Prosthetics Graphical User Interface (GUI) Overlay to Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture (VistA) for users at VA Medical Centers (VAMC). The period of performance for this effort is a 36 month ordering period with one, one-year optional ordering period. Please see attached solicitation VA118-16-R-1059 and the corresponding attachments for your review and proposal submission. All questions related to this solicitation shall be submitted to the Contract Specialist no later than 4:30 PM EST 6/10/2016.

R--Mobile Hearing Aid Distance Fitting Application

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published February 23, 2016  -  Deadline March 7, 2016
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Acquisition Operations, Technology Acquisition Center (TAC), located at 23 Christopher Way, Eatontown, New Jersey, intends to issue a solicitation under the basis of full and open competition procedures for a firm-fixed-price contract for a mobile hearing aid distance fitting application (HADFA) solution which will include hardware, software, licensing, and provision of wireless service and smartphones. This requirement will leverage the existing mobile HADFA software application for Android previously developed by Phonak AG (Phonak) under a VACI Broad Agency Announcement contract to standardize interfaces and operate with existing VA provider-facing fitting software enabling video conference between Veterans, caregivers and VA Medical staff through Android devices over Wi-Fi. Additionally, the contractor shall develop a mobile HADFA software application prototype for use with the iPhone Operating System (iOS) that provides remote access to VA audiological services from the patient's home or remote location via a Bluetooth-capable, internet-enabled smartphone. The primary North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) is 541511 size standard of $27.5M. This notification shall close on March 7, 2016. It is the intention of VA to issue a solicitation against this synopsis prior to March 7, 2016. Questions/responses shall be submitted via e-mail to Contract Specialist, Joe Pignataro, Joseph.Pignataro@va.gov with the subject line as the solicitation number, VA118-16-R-0911. The Point of Contacts (POCs) for this action are Joe Pignataro, Joseph.Pignataro@va.gov and Charles Ross, Contracting Officer, Charles.Ross@va.gov.

D--Laboratory Auto Verification

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published June 30, 2015
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Technology Acquisition Center (TAC), located at 23 Christopher Way, Eatontown, New Jersey 07724 intends to enter into a contract on the basis of other than full and open competition to procure software modules that consist of Decision Support algorithms (rule sets) that will implement auto-verification into the existing Data Innovations Instrument Manager system at the following five Veterans Affairs Medical Centers (VAMCs): 1) Tampa, 2) Tucson, 3) Fresno, 4) Iowa City, and 5) Salt Lake City. VA TAC intends to award a sole source, Firm-Fixed Price contract with an 18-month period of performance to Data Innovations, 120 Kimball Avenue, Suite 100, South Burlington, VT 05403, pursuant to authority 41 U.S.C. 3304(a)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1 entitled, "Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements." The proposed solicitation number for this effort is VA118-15-R-0058. This acquisition adds a critical and necessary functionality to the Instrument Manager system that is licensed to the VAMCs under a separate license agreement. The applicable North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this effort is 511210 with a corresponding small business size standard of $38.5M. The estimated date of award for this action is July 10, 2015. This notification shall close on July 8, 2015. This is a notification of intent, not a request for proposals. Questions regarding this action may be directed to Contract Specialist Mark Mezger at mark.mezger@va.gov.

D--34153 -DSS Theradoc Software

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published June 27, 2016
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JUSTIFICATION AND APPROVAL FOR AN EXCEPTION TO FAIR OPPORTUNITY 1. Contracting Activity: Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Acquisition Operations Technology Acquisition Center 23 Christopher Way Eatontown, NJ 07724 2. Description of Action: The proposed brand name acquisition is for a firm-fixed-price delivery order issued under the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement (SEWP) V Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC). 3. Description of the Supplies or Services: VA, Office of Information and Technology, Veterans Health Administration (VHA), VISN 4, Corporal Michael Crescenz VA Medical Center has a requirement for renewal of Document Storage Systems (DSS) brand name TheraDoc software licenses. TheraDoc is a VA specific, windows-based, VistA compatible, clinical decision support software. TheraDoc's software is designed to support clinicians with tools that enhance their abilities to deliver high quality, evidence-based care, and reduce medical errors by providing real-time, expert clinical decision support modules that reason across existing VA specific electronic medical records and hospital information systems. TheraDoc's software augments clinical decision-making by providing health care professionals with knowledge-enriched, disease-specific recommendations for treatments, tests and referrals based on individual patient profiles, decision support, and ordering system. The period of performance shall be 12 months from date of delivery award followed by one (1) 12-month option period if exercised. 4. Authority Cited: The statutory authority permitting this exception to fair opportunity is Section 41 U.S.C. 4106(c)(2) as implemented by the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 16.505(b)(2)(i)(B) entitled, "Only one awardee is capable of providing the supplies or services required at the level of quality required because the supplies or services ordered are unique or highly specialized." 5. Rationale Supporting Use of Authority Cited Above: Based on market research, as described in section 8 of this document, it was determined that limited competition is available among authorized resellers for the aforementioned software licenses. DSS TheraDoc brand name software currently in use, licenses have been purchased, and this is the required annual support agreement. TheraDoc is the only identified software that is compatible with the VA's existing VistA based system. Similar alternate brand software cannot integrate with the currently fielded software and VistA. Specifically, the current system and software, namely VistA, is directly supported by the DSS TheraDoc software. 6. Efforts to Obtain Competition: Market research was conducted, details of which are in section 8 of this justification. This effort did not yield any additional sources that can meet the Government's requirements. It was determined, however, that limited competition is anticipated for the required DSS TheraDoc software licenses among authorized resellers that currently hold NASA SEWP V GWACs. In accordance with FAR 5.301 and 16.505(b)(2), this action will be synopsized at award on the Federal Business Opportunities Page (FBO) and the justification will be made publicly available The justification will also be posted to the NASA SEWP web site along with the request for quotations. 7. Actions to Increase Competition: The Government will continue to conduct market research to ascertain if there are changes in the marketplace that would enable future actions to be competed. 8. Market Research: Market research was conducted by Government technical experts in March 2016 by reviewing websites, trade publications, and conducting discussions with data managers and researchers in VA to ascertain other similar software licenses can meet the Government's requirements. Specifically, VA technical experts reached out to the original equipment manufacturer for information on the proprietary nature of the DSS TheraDoc software licenses. The Governments technical experts also reached out to Cerner directly and confirmed that Cerner cannot support the clinical decision support software since it does not interface with VistA. Based on the market research results, it is determined that no other brand software licenses could meet the requirements given the proprietary nature of the existing TheraDoc software licenses currently in use. Only DSS or an authorized reseller is capable of providing the required software licenses. In April 2016 the Contract Specialist conducted market research utilizing the NASA SEWP V GWAC Provider Look-up tool and identified multiple authorized resellers of DSS TheraDoc products and services that held a current GWAC. 9. Other Facts: None.

D--Augusta Dark Fiber connection

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published November 4, 2015
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information and Technology (OI&T), Region 3 requires the installation and maintenance of a 24 strand single mode fiber optic cable installed between the 2 VA Medical Centers (VAMC) of 1 Freedom Way, Augusta, GA and 950 15th Street, Augusta, GA. The 24 strand single mode fiber optic cable will provide the VA network for both locations. There is currently dark fiber installed between these two locations; however, the current provider will no longer support this service. Services include installation of fiber optic cable and the maintenance of the cable during the period of performance. Timely delivery of invoices/usage reports with an acceptable performance level of 100 percent of the time. For responses to VA queries, responses received within four business hours of request with an acceptable performance level of 95 percent of the time measured on a monthly basis; Mean Time To Repair shall not exceed four hours for outage and 72 hours for service degraded. The period of performance is 12 months from the date of award with four, 12-month option periods. The Contractor shall provide telecommunication services at the facility 24 hours per day, seven days per week with maximum service availability. The North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) for this effort is 57110. The anticipated award date is November 20, 2015. This notice does not in itself represent the issuance of a formal request for proposal/quote and is not intended to be taken as such. This notification shall close on November 30, 2015. Questions/responses shall be submitted via e-mail to Contract Specialist, Michael Frank, e-mail: Michael.Frank@va.gov, with the subject line as the synopsis number, VA118-16-R-0844. The Points of Contact (POCs) for this action are Michael Frank, Contract Specialist, 732-440-9701 or Iris Farrell, Contracting Officer, 732-440-9661. This is the revised RFP to prior referenced RFQ number VA118-16-Q-0844. Please respond to RFP VA118-16-R-0844.

D--Augusta Dark Fiber connection

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published October 29, 2015  -  Deadline November 13, 2015
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information and Technology (OI&T), Region 3 requires the installation and maintenance of a 24 strand single mode fiber optic cable installed between the 2 VA Medical Centers (VAMC) of 1 Freedom Way, Augusta, GA and 950 15th Street, Augusta, GA. The 24 strand single mode fiber optic cable will provide the VA network for both locations. There is currently dark fiber installed between these two locations; however, the current provider will no longer support this service. Services include installation of fiber optic cable and the maintenance of the cable during the period of performance. Timely delivery of invoices/usage reports with an acceptable performance level of 100 percent of the time. For responses to VA queries, responses received within four business hours of request with an acceptable performance level of 95 percent of the time measured on a monthly basis; Mean Time To Repair shall not exceed four hours for outage and 72 hours for service degraded. The period of performance is 12 months from the date of award with four, 12-month option periods. The Contractor shall provide telecommunication services at the facility 24 hours per day, seven days per week with maximum service availability. The North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) for this effort is 57110. The anticipated award date is November 20, 2015. This notice does not in itself represent the issuance of a formal request for proposal/quote and is not intended to be taken as such. This notification shall close on November 30, 2015. Questions/responses shall be submitted via e-mail to Contract Specialist, Michael Frank, e-mail: Michael.Frank@va.gov, with the subject line as the synopsis number, VA118-16-Q-0844. The Points of Contact (POCs) for this action are Michael Frank, Contract Specialist, 732-440-9701 or Iris Farrell, Contracting Officer, 732-440-9661

D--Remote Hosting for LSRP Alpha Site (Huntington VA)

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published December 2, 2015  -  Deadline December 11, 2015
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Acquisition Operations (OAO), Technology Acquisition Center (TAC), located at 23 Christopher Way, Eatontown, New Jersey, intends to enter into a contract on a basis of other than full and open competition for Laboratory System Reengineering Project (LSRP) Remote Hosting of the Cerner Millennium PathNet Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS). VA requires continued Remote Hosting (RH), System Management Services (SMS), Application Management Services (AMS), Disaster Recovery (DR) services, and management and technical support for the Cerner Millennium PathNet LIMS which is currently being used by the Alpha test site, at the VA Medical Center (VAMC) in Huntington, West Virginia. The intended sole source award will be a firm-fixed price contract with Cerner Corporation, 2800 Rockcreek Parkway, Kansas City, Missouri. The Statutory Authority for this effort falls under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 6.302-1 entitled, "Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements." However, in accordance with FAR 5.207(c)(16)(ii), all responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency. The North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) for this effort is 541513. The anticipated award date is December 31, 2015. This notice does not in itself represent the issuance of a formal request for proposal/quote and is not intended to be taken as such. This notification shall close on December 11, 2014. Questions/responses shall be submitted via e-mail to Contract Specialist, Eleanor Slocum, e-mail: Eleanor.Slocum@va.gov, with the subject line as the synopsis number, VA118-16-R-0864. The Points of Contact (POCs) for this action are Eleanor Slocum, Contract Specialist, 732-440-9677or Iris Farrell, Contracting Officer, 732-440-9661

D--Contract - Frontier Communications

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Technology Acquisition Center | Published September 21, 2015  -  Deadline September 30, 2015
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The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Acquisition Operations (OAO), Technology Acquisition Center (TAC), located at 23 Christopher Way, Eatontown, New Jersey, intends to enter into a contract on a basis of other than full and open competition for existing Local Exchange Carrier (LEC) services on the R3 Telecommunications Business Office (R3 TBO) Frontier Communications (Frontier) infrastructure at a total of 22 Region 3 VA Medical Centers (VAMC) located across Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio, South Carolina, and Tennessee.. These LEC services include, but are not limited to, plain old telephones/business lines, primary rate interfaces, direct inward dialing, and features such as caller identification, voicemail, call forwarding, hunting/rollover and standard regulated tariff fees. The Contractor shall provide telecommunication services at the facility 24 hours per day, seven days per week with maximum service availability. The intended sole source award will be a firm-fixed price contract with Frontier, 401 Merritt 7, Norwalk, CT 06851. The Statutory Authority for this effort falls under Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 6.302-1 entitled, "Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements." The North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) for this effort is 57110. The anticipated award date is October 1, 2015. This notice does not in itself represent the issuance of a formal request for proposal/quote and is not intended to be taken as such. This notification shall close on September 30, 2015. Questions/responses shall be submitted via e-mail to Contract Specialist, Michael Frank, e-mail: Michael.Frank@va.gov, with the subject line as the synopsis number, VA118-15-Q-0775. The Points of Contact (POCs) for this action are Michael Frank, Contract Specialist, 732-440-9701 or Iris Farrell, Contracting Officer, 732-440-9661