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Linen Service for Yosemite Medical Clinic

Department of the Interior, National Park Service | Published April 26, 2016  -  Deadline May 13, 2016
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Linen Service for Medical Clinic at Yosemite National Park

35--Valet Parking Services - Wilmington VA Medical Center

Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4 | Published September 11, 2016  -  Deadline September 23, 2016
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The Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4 (NCO4), on behalf of the Wilmington, DE VA Medical Center, anticipates the award of a fixed price service contract for valet parking services. These services are being acquired in accordance with FAR 13.5 - Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items. Please see the attached solicitation VA244-16-Q-1830 for additional information regarding this requirement. This solicitation is a 100% set-aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) participation only. It is mandatory that SDVOSB offerors be certified on VIP website - https://VIP.VetBiz.gov. Responses received from non-certified offerors will not be considered for award. The government anticipates awarding a contract for a base period of one (1) year with up to four (4) option year periods. Award will be by Best Value trade-off, considering technical capabilities, past performance, and price. Please see the attached solicitation for a Statement of Work (SOW), terms and conditions. Offers shall be submitted in accordance with the solicitation. The applicable North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) for this procurement is 812930 - Parking Lots and Garages, which has a size standard of $38.5 Million. Information and solicitation documents will be posted on the website of FedBizOpps at http://www.fedbizopps.gov. Potential offerors are responsible for monitoring this site for the posting of the solicitation package, addenda to the solicitation, and any other pertinent information. Any and all questions regarding this solicitation must be in writing and must include point of contact and telephone number to Cynthia Grygier, Contracting Officer at cynthia.grygier@va.gov.

Medical Lab Services

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published March 27, 2015
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THIS IS A PRESOLICITATION NOTICE ONLY. THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. The intent of this presolicitation notice is to notify potential offerors of a Firm-Fixed Price and Indefinite Quantity requirement for Medical Laboratory Services supporting the employees of the Hart/Dole/Inouye Federal Center in Battle Creek, MI. The Government intends to solicit and award a FFP IDIQ for services. The NAICS Code is 621511. The duration of the contract is anticipated to be for one (1) twelve (12) month base period from the date of initial contract award and will include one (1) twelve month option. A response to this presolicitation notice will not be considered an adequate response to any forthcoming solicititation announcement. A response to this presolicitation notice will not result in your firm's name being added to a plan holder's list to receive a copy of a solicitation. This will be an unrestricted action expected to be posted by Wednesday, April 1, 2015, but there is no solicitation available at this time. The bid schedule includes numerous blood tests, various vaccinations, processing some insurance claims and providing currier service after picking up specimens at the Federal Center. The contractor must be able to perform services within 60 miles of the H/D/I Federal Center at 74 N. Washington Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49017. SUBMISSION REQUIREMNTS: It is requested that interested vendors submit to the Contract Specialist a brief capabilities statement package demonstrating ability to perform the requested services. This documentation shall address, as a minimum, the following: (1) Company Profile to include number of employees, office locations(s), DUNS number, and a statement identifying the business category (8(a), HUBzone, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Large Business, Small Business, etc.) and current status. (2) Relevant Experience within the last five years, including contract number, and Government/Agency point of contact and current telephone number. A brief description of how the contract referenced relates to the services described herein.

Medical Lab Services

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published April 8, 2015  -  Deadline April 29, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice and attachments. The solicitation is attached to this announcement. This announcement is issued as Request for Quote (RFQ) SP4510-15-Q-0008, and is a follow-up to the pre-solicitation notice SP-4510-15-Q-0006 posted on 27 March 2015. This RFQ is for DLA Disposition Services to provide Medical Laboratory Services supporting the Hart/Dole/Inouye Federal Center (HDIFC) employees in Battle Creek, MI. This procurement is unrestricted. The resulting contract will be a firm-fixed price, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract for services. The NAICS Code is 621511. The duration of the contract is anticipated to be for one (1) twelve (12) month base period from the date of contract award and will include one (1) twelve month option.. The bid schedule includes numerous blood tests, various vaccinations, processing some insurance claims and providing currier service after picking up specimens at the Federal Center. The contractor must be able to perform services within 100 miles of the H/D/I Federal Center at 74 N. Washington Ave., Battle Creek, MI 49037, SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS: It is requested that interested vendors submit to the Contract Specialist a brief capabilities statement/package demonstrating ability to perform the requested services. This documentation shall address, as a minimum, the following: ( 1) Company Profile to include the number of employees, office location(s), DUNS number, and a statement identifying the business category: 8(a), HUBzone, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Woman Owned Small Business, Large Business according to the Small Business size standards of NAICS Code 621511, at or under $32.5M annually. (2) Relevant experience within the past five years, including contract number and Government Agency point of contact and current telephone number. A brief description of how the contract referenced relates to the services described herein. The clauses and provisions included in this RFQ by reference can be accessed electronically at these addresses: http://www.arnet.gov/far/ and http://farsite.hill.af.mil/. The contract will be awarded based on the evaluation factor of price, with evidence that services will be provided within 100 miles of the HDIFC. To be eligible to receive an award from Department of Defense (DoD) activity, you must be registered in the DoD System for Award Management (SAM) database. To register access the SAM homepage go to www.sam.gov . Questions regarding this combined synopsis/RFQ must be submitted to James Manring via e-mail at Jim.Manring@dla.mil. The issue date for this RFQ is 8 April 2015, and the closing date is 29 April 2015. To obtain a copy of the full RFQ, please see the attachments to this announcement. All responsible sources may submit a quote which shall be considered for award. Point of Contact James Manring, Contract Specialist, Phone 269-961-7131, Email Jim.Manring@.dla.mil - Bernie Solovey, Contracting Officer, Phone 269-961-4246, Fax 269-961-4474, E-mail Bernie.Solovey@dla.mil. Place of Performance Address: Hart/Dole/Inouye Federal Center, 74 Washington Avenue North, Battle Creek, MI 49037-3092. Country: USA

H--KC- Diagnostic Medical Physics Services

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Heartland Network | Published June 16, 2016  -  Deadline July 15, 2016
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Pre-Solicitation Notice The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Network Contracting Office (NCO [ 15 ]), [Kansas City], [MO] intends to solicit proposals from contractors to provide Diagnostic Medical Physicist services under a Requirements Contract. The VA anticipates issuing an open solicitation for this requirement on or about [June] [16] [2016]. Proposals will not be accepted after 1:00 PM CST on July 15, 2016. Interested contractors will be responsible for downloading copies of the solicitation (and any subsequent amendments) from that website, and no hard copies will be made available. The solicitation will provide instructions to contractors about the proposal submission process. Prospective Offerors are encouraged to register their interest in the solicitation on the FBO website (https://www.fbo.gov) so that they are notified of the issuance of the solicitation and any amendments. In accordance with FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management, prospective contractors must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM) and in VetBiz database if applicable (VetBiz registration is required for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses or Veteran Owned Small Businesses) under the applicable NAICS. Contractors may obtain SAM information at https://www.sam.gov and Vet Biz information at http://www.vip.vetbiz.gov. To be eligible for award, contractors must be registered in the System for Award Management database. Registration is free and potential offerors are encouraged to visit the SAM website as no IDCs can be awarded to any offeror not registered in SAM. NAICS Code is 541690 with a Small Business Size Standard of $15 Million. The classification code is H158. The solicitation will be issued for full and open competition. All responsible sources may submit proposals to be considered by the Agency. *If you are interested; please contact the Contracting Specialist (Laura Ferguson) for an updated version of the RFQ.* Questions concerning this announcement should be directed to the Contract Specialist using the email link provided. Telephone requests for information or questions will NOT be accepted. Please email requests or questions to [Laura Ferguson], at the following e-mail address: [Laura.Ferguson@va.gov] and ensure that the subject line includes: solicitation no. [VA255-16-Q-0191] and reference your site location if applicable.

H--Medical Gas Systems Analysis

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA South Texas Health Care System | Published August 14, 2015  -  Deadline August 21, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) Solicitation number VA257-15-Q-1480 is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. (iv) This solicitation is set-aside for a Veteran-Owned Small Business concern with the associated NAICS code of 811219, which has a small business size standard of $20.5M. (v) CLIN 0001 - Contractor shall perform a medical gas systems analysis at the STVHCS and provide a report in accordance with the attached Statement of Work. (vi) See attached Statement of Work for the description of the services to be performed. (vii) The anticipated Period of Performance for the services is the date of award through 30 September 2015. See attached Statement of Work for the places of performance. (viii) The provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, applies to this acquisition. Offerors are to submit a capabilities statement. Offeror capability will be evaluated by the standards described in the scope of work in the attached Statement of Work. (ix) The provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items, is used in this solicitation. Offers will be evaluated as acceptable or unacceptable for technical capability, be evaluated for past performance as acceptable or unacceptable. The government will evaluate past performance by checking past performance systems. Those offerors found with unsubstantiated unacceptable past performance may be found to be unacceptable and not considered for award. The offerors proposals found to be technically acceptable will be evaluated by price as lowest priced, technically acceptable. (x) Offerors are to include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, with its offer if the representations entered in the System for Award Management (SAM) needs to be revised for the proposal. Offerors must be registered and have completed the provision at FAR 52.212-3 in SAM to be considered for an award from this solicitation. (xi) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Addenda to the included clause state that clauses that are incorporated by reference have the same effect as if they were given in full text. (xii) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. See attached schedule regarding the additional FAR clauses cited within the clause that are applicable to this acquisition. (xiii) This acquisition includes additional contract requirements. A capabilities statement submission is required for a technical capability evaluation. Other additional submission requirements are: (a) It is requested that all questions regarding this acquisition be asked by 19 August 2015, by 3:00 PM CST. Questions must be in writing and are to be submitted to the POC by email at vance.farrell@va.gov. (b) Due to multiple performance locations, a site visit is not scheduled for this solicitation. It is the responsibility of the offeror to understand the facility locations described in the Statement of Work prior to offering a proposal. (xiv) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) does not apply to this acquisition. (xv) Offers are due by 21 August 2015 by 4:00 PM EST. (xvi) Offers are to be submitted to Vance Farrell (Contractor) by email at vance.farrell@va.gov. Offerors must be registered in VetBiz VIP to be considered for an award. Small businesses, especially veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses are encouraged to contact their nearest Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) if assistance is needed in preparing their proposal. The website for the nearest PTAC is http://www.dla.mil/SmallBusiness/Pages/ptac.aspx Due to email constraints by the VA it is requested that emails being sent to the POC be no larger than 5MB. Multiple emails can be sent to the POC for a proposal. It is recommended that a confirmation request be included in the email for the POC to acknowledge that all (parts) of the proposal have been received. Do NOT respond to this notice by input to the Interested Vendors tab. The POC does not have a Federal Business Opportunities registration and does not have access to the Interested Vendors tab within the notice. Interest correspondence must be sent directly to the POC.

Z--Snow Removal - WILMINGTON, DE

Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4 | Published November 6, 2015  -  Deadline November 19, 2015
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DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. The Contractor shall provide all labor, tools, equipment, material, travel, salt, chemicals, vehicles, and supervision necessary for providing 24/7 snow removal and de-icing services for the Wilmington VA Medical Center campus. Services shall be performed in a manner that will maintain a satisfactory and safe environment for all patients, families, staff, and visitors during periods of snow and ice. Work is to be limited to roadways, building front entrances, building side entrances, building rear entrances, building ramps, walkways, building stairways and steps, fire lanes, paved courtyards, and building and campus sidewalks.

H--WILMINGTON VAMC ARC FLASH STUDY WILMINGTON, DELAWARE

Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4 | Published June 1, 2016  -  Deadline June 29, 2016
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The Wilmington Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Wilmington, DE, plans to be soliciting proposals seeking a contractor to perform an Arc Flash Study for their station. The Contractor shall provide all necessary labor, materials, equipment and supervision to perform a complete Arc Flash program for the Wilmington VAMC in accordance with OSHA 29 CFR 1910 and NFPA 70E. The forthcoming solicitation will be procured as a 100% Small-Business Set-aside. The subject acquisition shall be solicited in accordance with FAR Part 12 - Acquisition of Commercial Items and FAR 13.5 Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Contractors must have a currently valid registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) website. The solicitation is planned to be posted on approximately 06/15/2016. Point of Contact: Peter T. Santangelo - Contracting Officer.

S--Snow Removal - Wimington, DE

Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4 | Published December 18, 2015  -  Deadline December 28, 2015
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DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. The Contractor shall provide all labor, tools, equipment, material, travel, salt, chemicals, vehicles, and supervision necessary for providing 24/7 snow removal and de-icing services for the Wilmington VA Medical Center campus. Services shall be performed in a manner that will maintain a satisfactory and safe environment for all patients, families, staff, and visitors during periods of snow and ice. Work is to be limited to roadways, building front entrances, building side entrances, building rear entrances, building ramps, walkways, building stairways and steps, fire lanes, paved courtyards, and building and campus sidewalks. Requests for additional information and questions regarding this Combined Synopsis/Solicitation are due NLT Tuesday, December 22, 2015. The Government reserves the right not to address additional queries following that date. Quotes, including the QASPs and QCPs, are due no later than Monday, 28 December 2015, 12:00 pm ET. POC for this action is Mark Murray, mark.murray4@va.gov.

H--Water Testing - WILMINGTON VAMC

Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4 | Published November 24, 2015
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This Requirement is 100% set-aside for Small Businesses. The Wilmington VA Medical Center is soliciting quotes under Solicitation No. VA244-16-Q-0196 for the following: To provide services to conducting quarterly environmental water testing for Legionella, quarterly environmental testing of dental water lines, monthly dialysis water sampling and testing of Limulus amoebocyte lystate (LAL) and Colony Count CC Tests, and annual chemical composition testing of samples. The Government intends to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) and award a Firm-Fixed-Price (FFP) contract to the responsible offeror whose proposal constitutes the lowest price technically acceptable to the Government using procedures in accordance with FAR Parts 13.5. This acquisition will be 100% set-aside for Small Businesses only. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) for this requirement is 541380 with a small business size standard of $15 million. All interested and responsible parties may submit a quote following solicitation release. The solicitation number is VA244-16-Q-0196. It is anticipated that the solicitation will be posted to the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website on or about November 25, 2015. Offerors must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database (http://www.sam.gov) and complete online Representations and Certifications at (http://www.sam.gov). See FAR Clause 52.204-7.

65--GlideScope System

Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4 | Published June 17, 2015  -  Deadline June 20, 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 and supplemented with additional information included in this notice. The solicitation number is VA244-15-Q-0775 and is issue as a Request for Quotations (RFQ). This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. Proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is not a set-aside and the NAICS code is 339112. The following provisions/clauses apply to this solicitation: FAR 52.212-1 Instruction to Offeror-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-FAR 52.204-7 System for Award Management (vendor's registration in SAM must be current and complete to be considered)-VAAR 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising-FAR 52.213-3 Offeror Representation and Certifications Commercial Items. Successful offer will be the one that provide the best value to the Government. The Wilmington VA Medical Center has a requirement for the items listed on the attached RFQ. Item will be delivered to 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805. All communications regarding quotes, questions, etc. are to be submitted by email to Joseph D. Early (joseph.early2@va.gov). Phone calls will not be accepted. Quotes are due by 10:00AM, eastern time, on Monday, June 22, 2015. Please read the entire solicitation. Offerors are responsible for all terms, clauses, and conditions contained therein.

65--Electrophoresis Instrument Spife 4000 (110v) (OR EQUAL) Phoenix VA Medical Center

Department of Veterans Affairs, Phoenix VAMC | Published May 10, 2016  -  Deadline June 1, 2016
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SCOPE: The purpose of this requirement is to procure a clinical laboratory electrophoresis instrument system for the Chemistry Department of the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service at the Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center. The electrophoresis instrument system is used to separate and quantify proteins in serum and urine, to see the way the proteins distribute themselves in a pattern on a gel, and to interpret those patterns and quantities for various disease states. The Chemistry Department seeking a fully automated electrophoresis instrument system that will allow a tech to place the specimen on-board, and then to walk away until the specimen is completely finished testing and is ready to be reviewed. The automation steps include sampling, applicating, diluting for immunofixation, staining, drying, scanning the gel, editing and interpreting results, and transmitting to host. In accordance with Appendix A, Handbook 6500.6 Checklist block 6 and 7, this contract will require Contractor support staff access to VA-sensitive information during instrument install and during instrument service and maintenance. However, the Contractor support staff will not have access to VA internal networks. No VA-sensitive information will be transmitted or stored off-site as part of this contract. Any Contractor support staff that will service the instrumentation for purposes of installation, maintenance, or repair must complete a Contractor Security Control Assessment (CSCA) within 30 days of contract approval and yearly on the renewal date of the contract. In the event that the instrumentation is to be removed from the PVAHCS, the hard drive(s) will first be removed and remain with the PVAHCS due to patient information liabilities. A Business Associate Agreement is required between the PVAHCS and the Contractor. DESCRIPTION OF HOW THE EQUIPMENT BEING REQUESTED OPERATES: The electrophoresis instrument system is a stand-alone platform that includes all the necessary components required to sample, apply, dilute, electrophorese, stain, dry, scan, edit, and interpret patient samples for serum and urine electrophoresis and immunofixation. It should be considered a fully 'walk away' instrument. WHERE WILL THE EQUIPMENT BEING REQUESTED BE USED: The electrophoresis instrument system will be used in the Chemistry Department of the Inpatient Laboratory of P&LMS. GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTROPHORESIS INSTRUMENT SYSTEM (HEREAFTER INSTRUMENT): 1. Specifications as set forth in this proposal are minimum specifications and shall not be construed as limiting the overall quality, quantity, or performance of the instrument. 2. The offerer shall meet or exceed the minimum requirements and shall be held responsible for the performance and overall quality of the requested instrument during the instrument's warranty period. 3. The instrument, based upon the specifications requested, shall be the newest and the most current model. A refurbished is not acceptable. The instrument should be a standard product of the manufacturer of record. The manufacturer of record is defined as a company whose main occupation is the manufacture for sale items of equipment and which: a. Maintains a stock of replacement parts for the item. b. Maintains engineering plans, specifications, operating manuals & maintenance manuals. c. Has published and distributed literature and specifications on the equipment. INSTRUMENT REQUIREMENTS FOR ELECTROPHORESIS INSTRUMENT SYSTEM (HEREAFTER INSTRUMENT): 1. The instrument shall be considered fully 'walk away', meaning the tech can load the patient specimen and then not touch the instrument or patient specimen or gel until the results are ready to be reviewed. 2. The instrument shall be capable of both serum and urine electrophoresis, and also serum and urine immunofixation. 3. The instrument shall utilize gel electrophoresis methodology. 4. The instrument shall have positive sample ID from the tube to the gel to the final reports. 5. The instrument shall have specimen level sensing. 6. The instrument shall have auto-dilution capabilities for immunofixation specimens. 7. The instrument shall have software which allows for editing and interpretation of the reports. 8. The instrument shall have bi-directional LIS capabilities with the VA's Vista system via either Dawning or Data Innovations. 9. The instrument shall show where the gel is in process and time until completion. 10. The instrument should include a minimum amount of maintenance each day. The manufacturer should define maintenance requirements and indicate what maintenance is performed by the user. INSTALLATION, INCLUDING VERIFICATION/VALIDATION, TRAINING: 1. The vendor shall provide the facility with all cross-over supplies and reagents needed at installation and during training of staff. Test counts for billing will begin after review/approval of all correlation/linearity studies performed at installation. 2. The vendor shall provide at installation/set-up and when bringing new tests on-line, a technical support specialist who shall perform all validation studies including: installation/set-up, correlation studies (evaluation/comparison data sufficient to satisfy CAP standards), normal range studies, staff training, in-services to laboratory personnel and clinicians, and assist with any methodology problems and questions. 3. The vendor or manufacturer shall train three (3) dayshift Chemistry Department staff on the instrumentation; including but not limited to: data management system, quality control package, calibration, normal operation, start-up/shut-down, maintenance, interpretation, reagent parameters and utilization, use of manuals, and hotline support. 4. The vendor/distributor and/or the manufacturer must provide all necessary procedure manuals, troubleshooting manuals and operator manuals. REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE: 1. Manufacturer will a. Provide utility requirements (electrical, media disposal, etc.) which should include all necessary SDS documents. b. Provide environmental requirements (heat/cool, humidity, light, etc.) and recommendations for instrument and testing material storage. 2. Manufacturer will make available, for purchase, all necessary parts, consumables, calibrators, controls, and standards required for proper instrument performance. 3. The Carl T. Hayden VA Medical Center's Bio-Medical Department will be responsible for procuring a service contract with the manufacturer of the instrument. 4. The manufacturer will provide upgrades to equipment at no additional charge to the federal government. SUPPORT SERVICES: 1. The vendor will be assessed for privacy & security risk levels as it relates to efficiency and integrity of the service being provided. Identification of the contractor's sensitivity level as it relates to a position with national security interests will be assessed in accordance with VA directive 0710. A completed security assessment form (VA 2280a) and a business associate agreement will be kept on file. 2. A service hotline with technical support will be through one contractor (preferably the manufacturer of the instrument). All calls must be answered within a reasonable time period via telephone. 3. The vendor or manufacturer shall submit a legible field service report which will include a detailed description of the preventive maintenance inspection or emergency repair services performed, including replaced parts and estimated prices required for the service call. 4. The vendor's or manufacturer's staff shall include a "fully qualified" Field Service Representative assigned to this area and a "fully qualified" Field Service Representative who shall serve as the Backup. "Fully qualified" is based upon training and experience in the field. For training, the Field Service Representative must have successfully completed a formalized training program for the equipment covered under the contract. For field experience, the Field Service Engineers must have a minimum of one (1) year of experience providing preventative maintenance and emergency repair services on the same make and model of equipment covered under this contract. 5. In the performance of this contract, the vendor and/or manufacturer shall take such safety precautions as the Contracting Officer may determine to be reasonably necessary to protect the lives and health of occupants of the building. The Contracting Officer shall notify the vendor and/or manufacturer of any safety issues and the action necessary to correct these issues. Such notice, when served on the vendor and/or manufacturer at the work site shall be deemed sufficient for the corrective actions to be taken. If the vendor and/or manufacturer fails or refuses to comply promptly, the Contracting Officer may issue an order stopping all or part of the work and hold the Contractor in default. OTHER: 1. Request for instrumentation upgrades or replacement due to workload increase, excessive instrumentation failures/malfunctions, breakdowns, or service calls shall be evaluated as needed/annually by the laboratory with communication to the vendor for modification of the contract. A high incidence of such problems with any equipment/analyzer supplied may indicate probable non-compliance with the terms of this contract and will entitle the facility/clinic to its replacement with another analyzer(s) that can produce the required criteria satisfactorily to the user. 2. The vendor shall remove all equipment within 90 days after notification of the expiration of the terms of this agreement but not until the completion of new vendor's equipment installation inclusive of completed cross over studies. Vendor shall be responsible for removing the hard drive and turning it over to the VA for destruction prior to removal of any analyzer. 3. The vendor shall reimburse the facility for any costs/supplies related to tests sent to a referral laboratory when testing is not available through no fault of the facility due to reagent problems, other product issues, or other vendor related factors. The assessed damages shall be applied to the invoice in the form of a credit or deduction. 4. In the event that the any consumable, reagent, or other necessary item are found to be defective and unsuitable for use with the vendor's equipment, or the contractor has failed to comply with the requirements for routine supply delivery, the contractor shall deliver the consumable supplies within a period of 24 hours after receipt of the verbal order for priority delivery from the facility. If either circumstance has occurred, the vendor shall deliver to the facility, in the most expeditious manner possible, without additional cost to the facility, the necessary consumables in sufficient quantity so testing is not delayed.

S--LANDSCAPING AND GROUNDS MAINTENANCE AT THE WILMINGTON VAMC

Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4 | Published January 7, 2016  -  Deadline February 3, 2016
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(CONTINUATION PAGE OF PRE-SOLICITATION NOTICE) The Wilmington Veterans Affairs Medical Center (WVAMC) plans to be soliciting for qualified firms capable of providing landscaping and grounds keeping maintenance services. The contractor shall furnish all personnel, equipment, tools, materials, transportation, management, supervision, and other items and services necessary to maintain healthy grass, trees, shrubs and plants at the Wilmington Delaware location. The forthcoming solicitation will contain all the specifications, clauses and provisions for this requirement. This acquisition is being conducted under the rules, regulations, policies and procedures of FAR 13.5, whereby simplified acquisition procedures apply. Additionally, these services are being procured on a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small-Business (SDVOSB) set-aside basis. Only firms that are SDVOSB firms will be considered for award of any resultant contract. The following minimum requirements must be met by firms in order to be considered for award: 1. Firm must be registered in the SAM 2. Firm must be verified as a Service-Disabled, Veteran-Owned, Small Business in the VetBiz website WWW.VETBIZ.GOV/ 3. Firm must be a Small Business as per NAICS code 561730 "Landscaping Services" $7.5 million size standard. 4. Firm must be willing and capable to service the Wilmington Delaware Geographic Area. The planned date to issue the forthcoming solicitation is approximately 01/20/2016; however, that date is subject to change. Please direct any questions regarding this pre-solicitation notice to the Contracting Officer via e-mail address Peter.Santangelo@va.gov.

J--Wilmington VAMC HVAC/GRD Duct Cleaning BASE CONTRACT + ONE OPTION PERIOD

Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office 4 | Published August 9, 2016  -  Deadline August 23, 2016
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1. The Wilmington Veteran Affairs Medical Center, Wilmington, Delaware, plans to be soliciting proposals seeking a contractor to provide cleaning of HVAC grilles, diffusers and other ductwork. The contractor shall provide all necessary labor, materials, equipment and supervision to perform the required services in accordance with the statement of work. 2. The following is a general description of the required work: a. Semi-Annual service contract for cleaning. Contractor will provide labor, equipment, materials and supervision needed to perform the cleaning of all of the Supply, Return and Exhaust grilles and diffusers of the heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems throughout VAMC Wilmington, DE. b. Work requires the use of HEPA vacuum and disinfectant for the cleaning of grilles, diffusers and ductwork. c. All ductwork will be cleaned as far as can be reached. d. Work covers building #1, Clinical Addition, Community Living Center and all outer buildings on station, approximately 500,000 GSF. e. Contractor must be in compliance with OSHA and safety requirements. f. Work will be done in a professional manner and not to disrupt patients or residents. Work will be arranged through the engineering office. All work will be completed between the hours of 4:00 pm and 2:00 am, Monday - Thursday. g. Service is required two times per contract year, at intervals of 5-7 months between cleanings. The forthcoming solicitation will be procured as a 100% Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small-Business Set-aside. The subject acquisition shall be solicited in accordance with FAR Part 12 - Acquisition of Commercial Items and FAR 13.5 Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Contractors must have a currently valid registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) website, and must be currently verified in the VetBiz/VIP website. The solicitation is planned to be posted on the FBO website approximately on or about 08/12/2013. Point of Contact: Peter T. Santangelo - Contracting Officer.

Q--460-15-2-020-0001 OUTPATIENT HEALTH SOLUTIONS OUTPAT RX'S FOR CBOCS EDA: 01 Jan 2015

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System | Published November 10, 2014  -  Deadline November 17, 2014
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STATEMENT OF WORK 1. The contract pharmacy agrees to fill and dispense original prescriptions for eligible Veteran patients written by VA physicians assigned to: VAMC WILMINGTON 1601 KIRKWOOD HIGHWAY WILMINGTON, DE 19805 And Community Based Outpatient Clinics: VINELAND CBOC: 1051 W. SHERMAN AVE BLDG 3, UNIT B VINELAND, NJ08360 NORTHFIELD CBOC: 1909 NEW ROAD, NORTHFIELD, NJ 08225 CAPE MAY CBOC: 1 MUNRO AVE, CAPE MAY, NJ08204 GEORGETOWN CBOC: 15 GEORGETOWN PLAZA, GEORGETOWN, DE19947 DOVER CBOC: 1196 S. GOVERNORS AVE. SUITE 201, DOVER, DE 19904 2. All prescriptions must be written on VA prescription blanks (VA Form 10-2577F) only. Prescriptions written on non-VA providers are not authorized. 3. Prescriptions shall be filled and dispensed for drugs listed in the VA National Drug Formulary. The VA National Drug Formulary is available at www.pbm.va.gov. Prescription requests for non-formulary items require the prior authorization of the Chief of Pharmacy or Designee. 4. All prescriptions shall be filled for quantities not to exceed (10) days. Exceptions are for antibiotics which can be filled for up to ten (10) days and commercially packaged solutions, ointments, inhalers, etc. 5. No refills of prescriptions will be authorized. The contractor shall fill Only New Prescriptions. 6. Prescriptions filled under this contract shall be generic drugs. The only exception to this will be for the following drugs which shall be filled by the NAME BRAND only: a. DIGOXIN b. PACERONE c. SYNTHROID d. PROGRAF 7. No prescriptions shall be mailed! 8. The price the Contractor charges the VA shall not exceed the price the Contractor charges the general public or the Contractor's lowest third party reimbursement plan. VETERANS WILL NOT BE CHARGED A PRESCRIPTION OR MEDICATION CO-PAY. 9. The Contractor Pharmacy will maintain all necessary licenses, certification, permits and other legal prerequisites necessary to provide service under this contract. 10. The Contractor agrees that all information concerning VA beneficiaries shall be kept confidential and shall not be disclosed to any person, except when authorized in writing and according to applicable laws. 11. The pharmacy location for filling and dispensing of prescriptions must be within a twenty-mile radius of the center of the city where the VA Community Based Outpatient Clinic is located. Contractor must have a minimum of one licensed pharmacy in each of the areas identified for coverage. The location of each pharmacy filling and dispensing prescriptions under this contract shall be provided to the Contracting Officer. Information shall include the following: business name, street address, city, state, and zip code. 12. The pharmacy will maintain a log of VA prescriptions filled and have the Veteran sign next to each prescription number for each prescription received. At a minimum the log shall contain the name and address of the pharmacy, CBOC location, prescription number and date, name of physician, PA or NP who placed the prescription, itemized listing of prescriptions filled, quantity unit price, and extension of prices less discounts, date prescription received, signature by the individual receiving the prescription. A copy of this log must be submitted with the monthly invoice. 13. All prescriptions must have the appropriate Auxiliary labels attached and counseling shall be provided to the veteran or his/her caregiver. 14. The Chief of Pharmacy at the VAMC Wilmington will provide a list of providers authorized to prescribe at all VA Clinics to the successful contractor. 15. Invoices are to be submitted electronically through the OB10 portal on the last day of each month. Reports are to be emailed monthly to the COR and must include date dispensed, patient's name, social security number, provider name, drug, strength, quantity, and total charge. 16. The VA shall randomly audit all billings. Representatives of the VA are authorized to visit the premises of any pharmacy filling VA prescriptions under this contract for the purpose of auditing and evaluation, which may include the inspection of clinical records. Prescription records must be made available to the auditor in a timely manner at the location where dispensed. 17. All adverse drug events reported to a service provider by a Veteran beneficiary under this contract will be reported to the Chief, Pharmacy Service, VA Medical Center, 1601 Kirkwood Highway, Wilmington, DE 19805. Adverse drug events include dispensing errors, drug allergies, and adverse drug reactions. 18. For recalls, the Contractor is expected to follow a standard policy, as well as State and Federal regulations, for notification of affected patients. The Contractor will be fully responsible for this process. 19. 1. PURPOSE: To establish a standardized policy for issuing emergent medication prescriptions utilizing the Outpatient Pharmacy Program at Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs). 20. 2. POLICY: Provide acute and emergency medications for CBOC patients through an outpatient Pharmacy Program for treating acute conditions or when necessary to ensure continuous use maintenance medications when prescription cannot be obtained from THE VA Medical Center Wilmington, DE (VAMC) outpatient pharmacy or Consolidated Mail Outpatient Pharmacy (CMOP). 21. 3. RESPONSIBILITY: 22. The Chief of Pharmacy is responsible for assuring adherence to this policy and the defined stipulations regarding utilization of the outpatient pharmacy Program. 23. The Chief of Primary Care is responsible for ensuring that providers at CBOCs are aware of this policy. 24. Pharmacy Procurement staff is responsible for monitoring adherence to urgent medication list, quantity of medication ordered, and fees charged for medications through retail pharmacies in the Outpatient Pharmacy Program. 25. Individual providers that write prescriptions filled through the Outpatient Pharmacy Program are responsible for ensuring that all medications issued through this medication are charted in CPRS under non-VA medications. 26. 4. PROCEDURE: 27. The outpatient Pharmacy should not be used routinely for a patient that fails to refill medications in a timely manner through normal procedures utilizing phone, MyHealthE Vet, or other mechanisms designed to provide refills in a timely manner through WRJ VAMC pharmacy or CMOP. 28. Medications should be issued for a maximum of 10 days' supply and Over the counter medications should not be filled. 29. The provider must issue the patient a written prescription on required VA-prescription form. 30. All prescriptions issued through the outpatient pharmacy Program need to be entered in the patients' non-VA medication list in CPRS. The listing should include the following: 31. Generic name of the medication 32. Dose of medication 33. Route of administration 34. Appropriate instructions for use 35. Quantity of medication 36. Days' supply 37. Select start date (date prescription is issued must be filled on same day) 38. Check that non-VA pharmacy was used to fill the medication and the medication is entered under non-VA medication list 39. Providers are encouraged to select from urgent medication list (see attached) for minimum necessary amount until prescription can be filled and mailed from CMOP or WRJ VAMC pharmacy or picked up at outpatient window of WRJ VA pharmacy. 40. 5. RECISSION: 41. None 42 6. RESPONSIBILITY FOR FOLLOW-UP: 43 Pharmacy Service 44 Francine A. Farnsworth 45 Pharmacy Chief

70--644-16-2-201-0096 LOGICARE SOFTWARE

Department of Veterans Affairs, Phoenix VAMC | Published April 21, 2016  -  Deadline April 25, 2016
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?.## PRICE/COST SCHEDULE ITEM INFORMATION ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT 0001 LOGICARE Patient Instructions, integrated for the VA. License for use on unlimited workstations in the Emergency Department, Inpatient, Outpatient clinics and CBOC's Includes: Registration integrati Contract Period: Base POP Begin: 05-01-2016 POP End: 04-30-2017 1.00 JB __________________ __________________ 0002 Remote technical deployment. (2) parts deployment. One for the clinics and the other for medical center. Contract Period: Base POP Begin: 05-01-2016 POP End: 04-30-2017 2.00 JB __________________ __________________ 0003 OPERATOR'S, SERVICE AND REPAIR PARTS MANUALS, ONE HARD COPY ONE ELECTRONIC (IF AVAILABLE) SENT VIA E-MAIL TO: Medical Equipment: S LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 7030-439978 1.00 EA __________________ __________________ 1001 LOGICARE Patient Instructions, integrated for the VA. License for use on unlimited workstations in the Emergency Department, Inpatient, Outpatient clinics and CBOC's Includes: Registration integration from VistA to LOGICARE Patient Instruction Document integration from LOGICARE to CPRS as a signed note attached to the encounter Bi-Annual content updates Around-the-clock user and technical support services Contract Period: Option 1 POP Begin: 05-01-2017 POP End: 04-30-2018 1.00 JB __________________ __________________ 1002 Remote technical deployment. (2) parts deployment. One for the clinics and the other for medical center. Contract Period: Option 1 POP Begin: 05-01-2017 POP End: 04-30-2018 2.00 JB __________________ __________________ 2001 LOGICARE Patient Instructions, integrated for the VA. License for use on unlimited workstations in the Emergency Department, Inpatient, Outpatient clinics and CBOC's Includes: Registration integration from VistA to LOGICARE Patient Instruction Document integration from LOGICARE to CPRS as a signed note attached to the encounter Bi-Annual content updates Around-the-clock user and technical support services Contract Period: Option 2 POP Begin: 05-01-2018 POP End: 04-30-2019 1.00 JB __________________ __________________ 2002 Remote technical deployment. (2) parts deployment. One for the clinics and the other for medical center. Contract Period: Option 2 POP Begin: 05-01-2018 POP End: 04-30-2019 2.00 JB __________________ __________________ GRAND TOTAL __________________

Physician Services

Defense Logistics Agency, DLA Acquisition Locations | Published August 17, 2015  -  Deadline September 2, 2015
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This action is to announce the upcoming solicitation of a requirement to provide physician services in the Occupational Health Center, located at the Hart/Dole/ Inouye Federal Center (HDIFC) in Battle Creek, MI. This procurement is a 100 small business set-aside competition with the North American Industry Classification Systems (NAICS) Code of 621111. The services shall be performed in accordance with Occupational Health Unit Standing Orders and Continuity Binder Standard Operating Procedures as well as DLA Regulations. The specifications include providing professional medical services of a licensed physician, with specialty in Occupational Health, Internal Medicine or Pulmonary Medicine, who serve as Agency Medical Officer at the HDIFC. Administrative duties and necessary preparation required to perform these duties are included in the services as long as they are performed at the Federal Center. The physician will work a minimum of 1 hour/day, and a maximum of 1.5 hours/day. If circumstances prevent the adherence to this time frame, prior approval must be obtained from the Contracting Officer Representative (COR) to deviate. On days when there are no DLA patients to be seen the COR has the right to deviate. This contract will be awarded with a twelve-month base period and two (2) twelve-month option periods.The Contractor shall be licensed as a practicing medical doctor Internal or Pulmonary (M.D. or D.O.) by the State of Michigan with occupational health experience. The contractor shall provide proof that he is a licensed medical doctor in the State of Michigan. Any day the Contractor cannot be on-site at the HDIFC to provide the services required under this contract, the Contractor shall provide a replacement physician. The replacement physician must meet the qualifications requirements stated above. Information regarding the replacement physician shall be submitted as an attachment to the bid (name, address, phone number, proof of license). The Contractor is responsible for ensuring the replacement physician complies with all the terms and conditions of the contract, and for the cost of the replacement physician. Time records supporting the monthly invoice must be submitted with the invoice request into the Wide Area Work (WAWF) Flow system. DFARS 252.232-7006 Wide Area Work Flow Payment Instructions (see clause). (Note: WAWF is a suite of containing multiple systems. Invoices are submitted in the Invoicing, Receipt, Acceptance and Property Transfer (IRAPT) suite.) Such time records will be the basis for determining the contractors conformance to the time requirement set forth in 1.4.I, Duty Hours and verifying the total invoice amount (time will be kept in increments of 15 minutes). Time records will be physically located in the HDIFC Occupational Health Office. The contractor shall sign in before commencing work and sign out at the end of time of duty on a daily basis.

G--Adult Daycare Services

Department of Veterans Affairs, Danville VAMC | Published February 10, 2015  -  Deadline February 24, 2015
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The Department of Veterans Affairs Battle Creek VA Medical Center In Battle Creek Michigan is seeking a contractor capable of providing Adult day Healthcare Services in the Battle Creek Michigan Locality. Contractor must have a facility within a 5 Mile Radius of the Battle Creek, Michigan City Limits. Solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-79. The NAICS code is 624120, with a size standard of $11 million. This requirement is being solicited in accordance with FAR Parts 12 and 13.5. It is the government's intent to award a Basic Ordering Agreement without discussions. The government is not obligated to request any additional information from an offeror who does not provide sufficiently detailed information of which an accurate evaluation can be made of an offeror's proposal. Failure to submit complete information in the manner described in the attached document(s) for the Technical Proposal may be grounds to consider the offeror "Non-responsive" and exclude the proposal from further consideration. It is, therefore, in the offeror's best interest to submit all required documentation to the fullest degree possible. If an offeror cannot provide all information required by the evaluation factors, a statement documenting each omission shall be included in the offeror's proposal addressing the omission(s). The proposal shall be submitted via U.S.P.S regular mail, commercial overnight delivery, hand-delivered or emailed to kevin.adkins@va.gov . The proposal shall be addressed to the office specified in the solicitation and shall show the time and date specified for receipt, the solicitation number and name and address of the offeror. If submitting via U.S.P.S. regular mail, commercial overnight delivery or hand-delivered, submit the proposal to the following address: Kevin Adkins VA Illiana Healthcare System 1900 East Main Street Building 102 Room 124C Danville, Illinois 61832

Q--Vet Center Consultant - CSS

Department of Veterans Affairs, Charleston VAMC | Published February 1, 2016  -  Deadline February 16, 2016
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Solicitation Number: VA247-16-R-0268 Notice Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Synopsis: This is a COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in subpart 12.6, in conjunction with the policies and procedures for solicitation, evaluation, and award as prescribed under FAR 13.1 and FAR 13.5, and 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. (ii) The solicitation number is VA247-16-R-0268 and is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). (iii) The provisions and clauses incorporated into this solicitation document are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-85 Effective: January 4, 2016. 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 https://acquisition.gov/far/ and http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/index.asp. (iv) This solicitation is issued as 100% Small Business Set-Aside. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 621330, Offices of Mental Health Practitioners, (except Physicians), Psychiatric Clinical Consultant Services (size standard $7.5 M). The contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personnel services necessary to perform Psychiatric Clinical Consultant Services at Montgomery Vet Center (4405 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL). For a performance period of twelve (12) months from date of award or until all hours have been exhausted, whichever occurs first plus four (4) option years. MONTGOMERY VET CENTER PERFORMANCE WORK STATEMENT EXTERNAL CONSULTATION SERVICES (NONPERSONAL SERVICES) 1. GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF SERVICES. The Contractor shall provide clinical consultation services to Vet Center clinical staff providing counseling to veterans and their families. These services are performed for the Montgomery Vet Center, 4405 Atlanta Highway, Montgomery, AL 36109. 1.1. DESCRIPTION OF WORK. 1.1.1 Description of Services/Introduction. The contractor shall provide all personnel, equipment, supplies, facilities, transportation, tools, materials, supervision, and other items and non-personnel services necessary to perform clinical consultation services as defined in the Performance Work Statement. 1.1.2 Background. The contractor shall provide clinical consultation services to Montgomery Vet Center counselors specifically related to the post military readjustment to civilian life. 1.2. Specific Tasks. Provides clinical consultation to Vet Center staff members that provide readjustment counseling for psychosocial difficulties related to post-war readjustment from military duty. 1.3 Basic Service. Duties and responsibilities of contractor included, but not limited to: a. Provide clinical consultation in accordance with the requirements of the contract and VA authorization form (VAF 10-5565b). b. Schedule the initial consultation session within 15 working days from the time the client receives authorization. c. Conduct periodic evaluation of the quality and effectiveness of services provided. ***Note*** Contractors are specifically prohibited as followings: 1. Contractor will not actively outreach or solicit clients 2. Contractor will refrain at all times from personal, financial, or business relationships with clients, family members or significant others of such clients or former clients insofar as such personal relationships may compromise the professional neutrality and effectiveness of the counseling relationship. Contractor will adhere to the professional standards of their relevant licensing body. 1.4 Monitoring. 1.4.1 The Contractor agrees to attend any post award conference convened by the contracting activity or contract administration office in accordance with FAR Subpart 42.5. The contracting officer, COR and other Government personnel, as appropriate may meet periodically with the contractor to review the contractor's performance. At these meetings the contracting officer will apprise the contractor of how the government views the contractor's performance and the contractor will apprise the government of any problems. Appropriate action shall be taken to resolve outstanding issues. Meetings shall be at no additional cost to the government. The COR will be identified by separate letter and is responsible for monitoring all technical aspects of the contract. COR duties are outlined in the delegation memo issued by the Contracting Officer. ***NOTE*** The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to change the terms and conditions to the contract. 2. WORK HOURS: 2.1 The Contractor shall meet with the clinical team bi-monthly for a minimum of two (2) hours per session not to exceed four (4) hours per month at the Montgomery Vet Center during business hours as follows: 7 am to 5:30 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal Holidays or when the facility is closed due to local or national emergencies, administrative closings, or similar Government-directed facility closings. Scheduling shall be arranged at time of award with the contractor. When inclement weather, schedule conflicts or family emergencies make it impossible for the contractor to meet at the time, the Contractor shall be required to give at least two hour notice and seek to reschedule at the earliest possible date. *NOTE: FEDERAL HOLIDAYs - The 10 holidays observed by the Federal Government include New Year's Day, Martin Luther King's Birthday, Washington's Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus day, Thanksgiving Day, Veterans Day, Christmas Day, and any other day specifically declared by the President of the United States to be a Federal Holiday. 3. CONTRACT TERMS: This contract is effective for the period of performance of 12 months from contract award or until the hours have been exhausted, whichever occurs first. The contract is subject to the availability of VA funding. No service shall be performed by the contractor beyond the contract expiration date unless specifically authorized to do so (in writing) by the Contracting Officer. 4. LOCATION OF WORK: Work will be performed at the Montgomery Vet Center, Montgomery, AL. 5. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: 5.1. All services shall be performed in accordance with standards of The Joint Commission, Montgomery Vet Center, Montgomery AL policies and procedures, VA regulations, and Rules and Bylaws of the Vet staff. 5.2. The services specified herein may be changed by written modification to this contract. The modification will be prepared by the Contracting Officer, and will not become effective until after execution by both the Contractor and the Contracting Officer. 5.3. The Contract Provider shall be present and performing services at the Montgomery Vet Center, Montgomery, AL, for each scheduled tour of duty. 5.4. Contract Providers performing services under this contract shall not be considered VA employees for any purpose, and shall be considered employees of the Contractor or subcontractor. The contractor is responsible to provide and fill for absent employee or otherwise provide coverage for absent contractor personnel. Payment for any holidays and leave, including sick leave, shall not be paid by the VA. 5.5. The Contractor shall assume full responsibility for the protection of its personnel furnishing services under this contract. To carry out this responsibility, the contractor shall provide worker's compensation, Professional Liability Insurance, malpractice insurance, employee health/infection control program and appropriate immunizations, income tax withholding and social security payments for these personnel. The parties agree that the contractor, its employees, agents and subcontractors shall not be considered VA employees for any purpose. Although, in accordance with FAR 37.401(b), "The Government may evaluate the quality of professional and administrative services provided," the government retains no control over the medical, professional aspects of services rendered (e.g., professional judgments, and diagnosis for specific medical treatment). The Contractor shall maintain during the term of his contract liability insurance issued by a responsible insurance carrier of not less than $1,000,000 per specialty occurrence (see VAAR clause 852.237-7). At the request of the Contracting Officer, the Offeror shall furnish evidence of its insurability concerning this medical liability insurance requirement. 6. QUALIFICATIONS/CREDENTIALING: 6.1. Contract Provider proposed by the contractor to perform the services covered in this contract shall have a master's degree, licensed in the State of Alabama and will be a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Nurse, Licensed Psychiatrist, Licensed Nurse Practitioner, or a Licensed Professional Counselor. Experience in individual, group, and family counseling is preferred, with specific experience in diagnosis and treatment of Trauma and PTSD from combat and sexual assault. 6.2. External consultants providing services at the VA shall meet all qualifications outlined in the VA Credentialing and Privileging regulations in accordance with VHA Handbook 1500.01. 6.3. Offers will be considered only from offerors who are regularly established in the business called for and who, in the judgment of the Contracting Officer, are financially responsible and able to show evidence of their responsibility, ability, experience, equipment, facilities, and personnel directly employed or supervised by them to render prompt and satisfactory service in the volume required for all items under this contract. By the signing of this offer, the offeror is certifying that he/she shall meet all requirements of Federal, State, or local laws, codes, and/or regulations regarding the operation of this type of service. 6.4. Any sub-contractor(s) utilized by the contractor(s) for the provision of services required under this contract must meet the same qualifications specified herein for the contractor(s). The contractor(s) must obtain approval from the Contracting Officer with input from the COR (based on the selection process) for any sub-contractor(s) to be utilized for the provision of services required under this contract. 6.5. The Consultant shall possess basic proficiency in spoken and written English. 7. PERFORMANCE MEASURES: 7.1. Outcome. The contractor shall provide qualified personnel who shall fulfill the requirements of the contract to provide services that meet or exceed currently recognized standards as established by the JCAHO. 7.2. Standards. Performance standards define desired services. The Government performs surveillance to determine if the contractor exceeds, meets or does not meet these standards. The Quality Assurance requirement includes performance standards. The Government shall use these standards to determine contractor performance and shall compare contractor performance to the Acceptable Quality Level (AQL). The services do not include direct client services, only consultation to staff that provide readjustment counseling for psychosocial difficulties related to post-war readjustment from military duty. Acceptable measures include: Attends Clinical meetings 2 times a month 90%, Competes HIPAA and VA Privacy training 100%; Clinicians are satisfied with quality of consultation 95%, Contractor will bill VA the Financial Service Center, monthly 100%. The contractor should coordinate with the COTR for assistance in facilitating referrals to VA medical providers. 7.3. How Measured. The Vet Center team and COR will monitor provider performance through surveying staff satisfaction with the quality of consultation and by logging contractor's attendance, invoicing and training. 7.3.1 The following ratings shall be used: The number of standards that are determined to be below target and the degree of standards below target determine the overall acceptability of performance. a. ACCEPTABLE PERFORMANCE. The government shall document positive performance. Any report may become a part of the supporting documentation for any contractual action. b. UNACCEPTABLE PERFORMANCE. When unacceptable performance occurs, the COR shall inform the contractor. This will normally be in writing unless circumstances necessitate verbal communication. In any case, the COR shall document the discussion and place it in the COR file. When the COR determines formal written communication is required, the COR shall prepare the Contract Discrepancy Report (CDR), and present it to the contractor's program manager. The contractor shall acknowledge receipt of the CDR in writing. The CDR will specify if the contractor is required to prepare a corrective action plan to document how the contractor shall correct the unacceptable performance and avoid a recurrence. The CDR will also state how long after receipt the contractor has to present a corrective action plan to the COR. The Government shall review the contractor's corrective action plan to determine acceptability. Any CDRs may become part of the supporting documentation for any contractual action deemed necessary by the CO. 8. VA Information Security and HIPPA Privacy Act Requirements 8.1 General: Contractors, contractor personnel, subcontractor's personnel shall be subject to the same Federal laws, regulations, standards, and VA Directives and Handbooks as VA and VA personnel regarding information and information system security. 8.2. Access to VA Information and VA Information Systems a. A contractor/sub-contractor shall request logical (technical) or physical access to VA information and VA information systems for their employees, subcontractors, and affiliates only to the extent necessary to perform the services specified in the contract, agreement or task order. b. All contractors, subcontractors, and third-party servicers and associates working with VA information are subject to the same investigative requirements as those of VA appointees or employees who have access to the same types of information. The level and process of background security investigations for contractors must be in accordance with VA Directives and Handbook 0710, Personnel Suitability and Security Program. The office for Operations, Security, and Preparedness is responsible for these policies and procedures. c. Contract personnel who require access to national security programs must have a valid security clearance. National Industrial Security Program (NISP) was established by Executive Order 12829 to ensure that cleared US defense industry contract personnel safeguard the classified information in their possession while performing work on contracts, programs, bids, or research and development efforts. The Department of Veterans Affairs does not have a Memorandum of Agreement with Defense Security Service (DSS). Verification of a Security Clearance must be processed through the Special Security Officer located in the Planning and National Security Service within the Office of Operations, Security, and Preparedness. d. The contractor or subcontractor must notify the Contracting Officer immediately when an employee working on a VA system or with access to VA information is reassigned or leaves the contractor or subcontractor prior to an unfriendly termination. 8.3. VA information Custodial Language a. Information made available to the contractor or subcontractor by VA for the performance or administration of this contract or information developed by the contractor/subcontractor in performance or administration of the contract shall be used only for those purposes and shall not be used in any other way without the prior written agreement of the VA. This clause expressly limits the contractor/subcontractor's rights to use data as described in Rights in Data - General, FAR 52.227-14(d)(1) b. VA information should not be co-mingled, if possible, with any other data on the contractor's/subcontractor's information systems or media storage systems in order to ensure VA requirements related to data protection and media sanitization can be met. If co-mingling must be allowed to meet the requirements of the business need, the contractor must ensure that VA's information is returned to the VA or destroyed in accordance with VA's sanitization requirements. VA reserves the right to conduct on-site inspections of contractor and subcontractor IT procedures are in compliance with VA directive requirements. c. Prior to termination or completion of this contract, contractor/subcontractor must not destroy information received from VA, or gathered/created by the contractor in the course of performing this contract without prior written approval by the VA. Any data destruction done on behalf of the VA by a contractor/subcontractor must be done in accordance with National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) requirements as outlined in VA Directive 6300, records and information Management and its Handbook 6300.1 Records Management Procedures, applicable VA Records Control Schedules, and VA Handbook 6500.1, Electronic Media Sanitization. Self-certification by the contractor that the data destruction requirements above have been met must be sent to the VA Contracting Officer within 30 days of termination of the contract. d. The contractor/subcontractor must receive, gather, store, back up, maintain, use, disclose and dispose of VA information only in compliance with the terms of the contract and applicable Federal and VA information confidentiality and security laws, regulations and policies, If Federal or VA information and confidentiality and security laws, regulations and policies become applicable to the VA information or information systems after execution of the contract, or if NIST issues or updates applicable FIPS or Special Publications (SP) after execution of this contract, the parties agree to negotiate in good faith to implement the information confidentiality and security laws, regulations and policies in the contract. e. The contractor/subcontractor shall not make copies of VA information except as authorized and necessary to perform the terms of the agreement or to preserve electronic information stored on contractor/subcontractor electronic storage media for restoration in case any electronic equipment or data used by the contractor/subcontractor needs to be restored to an operation state. If copies are made for restoration purposes, after the restoration is complete, the copies must be appropriately destroyed. f. If VA determines that the contractor has violated any of the information confidentiality, privacy, and security provisions of the contract, it shall be sufficient grounds for VA to withhold payment to the contractor or third party or terminate the contract for default or terminate for cause under Federal Acquisition (FAR) part 12.403. g. If a VHA contract is terminated for cause, the associated BAA must also be terminated and appropriate actions taken in accordance with VHA handbook 1600.01, Business Associate Agreements. Absent an agreement to use or disclose protected health information, there is no business associate relationship. h. The contractor/subcontractor must store, transport, or transmit VA sensitive information in an encrypted form, using VA-approved encryption tools that are, at a minimum, FIPS 140-2 validated. i. The contractor/subcontract's firewall and Web services security controls, if applicable, shall meet or exceed VA's minimum requirements. VA Configuration Guidelines are available upon request. j. Except for uses and disclosures of VA information authorized by this contract for performance of the contract, the contractor/subcontractor may use and disclose VA information only in two other situations: (i) in response to ta qualifying order of a court of competent jurisdiction, or (ii) with VA's prior written approval. The contract/subcontractor must refer all requests for, demands for production of, or inquiries about, VA information and information systems to the VA contracting officer for response. k. Notwithstanding the provision above, the contractor/subcontractor shall not release VA records protected by Title 38 U.S.C .5705, confidentiality of medical quality-assurance records and/or Title 38 U.S.C .7332, confidentiality of certain health records pertaining to drug addiction, sickle cell anemia, alcoholism or alcohol abuse, or infection with human immunodeficiency virus. If the contractor/subcontractor is in receipt of a court order or other requests for the above mentioned information, that contractor/subcontractor shall immediately refer such court orders or other requests the VA contracting officer for response. l. For service that involves the storage, generating, transmitting, or exchanging of VA sensitive information but does not require C&A or an MOU-ISA for system interconnection, the contractor/subcontractor must complete Contractor Security Control Assessment (CSCA) on a yearly basis and provide it to the COR. 8.4 SECURITY INCIDENT INVESTIGATION a. The term "security incident: means an event that has, or could have, resulted in unauthorized access to, loss or damage to VA assets, or sensitive information , or an action that breaches VA security procedures. The contractor/subcontractor shall immediately notify the COTR and simultaneously, the designated ISO and Privacy Officer for the contract of any known or suspected security/privacy incidents, or any unauthorized disclosure of sensitive information, including that contained in system(s) to which the contractor/subcontractor has access. b. To the extent known by the contractor/subcontractor, the contractor/subcontractor's notice to VA shall identify the information involved, the circumstances surrounding the incident (including to whom, how, when, and where the VA information or assets were placed at risk or compromised), and any other information that the contractor/subcontractor considers relevant. c. With respect to unsecured protected health information, the business associate is deemed to have discovered a data breach when the business associate knew or should have known of a breach of such information. Upon discovery, the business associate must notify the covered entity of the breach. Notifications need to be made in accordance with the executed business associate agreement. d. In instances of theft or break-in or other criminal activity, the contractor/subcontractor must concurrently report the incident to the appropriate law enforcement entity of jurisdiction, including the VA OIG and Security and Law Enforcement. The contractor, its employees, and its subcontractors and their employees shall cooperate with VA and any law enforcement authority responsible for the investigation and prosecution of any possible criminal law violation(s) associated with any incident. The contractor/subcontractor shall cooperate with VA in any civil litigation to recover VA information, obtain monetary or other compensation from a third party for damages arising from any incident, or obtain injunctive relief against any third party arising from, or related to the incident. 9. TRAINING. 9.1. The contractor/sub-contractors will complete the following training courses through the VA's Talent Management System (TMS). The two courses are VA-1-176 VA privacy and Information Security Awareness and Rules of Behavior, VA-10203 Privacy and HIPAA training. These two courses must be maintained current annually on or before the anniversary of the last time the course was completed. 9.2. The contractor shall provide the contracting officer and/or COR a copy of the training certificate. Failure to complete the mandatory annual training within the timeframe required may be subject suspension or termination of all physical or electronic access privileges and removal from work on the contract until such time as the training and documents are complete. 10. HHS/OIG. 10.1. To ensure that the individuals providing services under this contract have not engaged in fraud or abuse regarding Sections 1128 and 1128A of the Social Security Act regarding federal health care programs, the contractor is required to check the Health and Human Service - Office of Inspector General, List of excluded individuals/entities on the OIG Website (http://exclusions.oig.hhs.gov) for each person providing services under this contract. Further the contractor is required to certify in its proposal that all persons listed in the contractor's proposal have been compared against the OIG list and are not listed. During the performance of this contract the Contractor is prohibited from using any individual or business listed on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities. 11. HIPAA COMPLIANCE. 11.1. The Contractor must adhere to the provisions of Public Law 104-191, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 and the National Standards to Protect the Privacy and Security of Protected Health Information (PHI). A business associate agreement is not required in this case. 12. INVOICING. 12.1 Submit invoices monthly in arrears, not later than five (5) working days of the following month. 12.1.1 Reimbursement will only be made for authorized in-person counseling sessions. 12.1.2 Payment will only be made for services actually performed and in strict accordance with the schedule of price/cost at section B.3 of the contract. 12.1.3 Invoices will be addressed to Financial Management Services (FMS), Austin, Texas. Invoices will not be furnished to the VA client, beneficiary, the insurer or any third party. 12.2 Invoices shall include the following information: a. Contract Number b. Dates of Service c. Name of Contractor d. Line item number and description of service rendered. (Invoice must mirror the contract line item) The estimated Performance Period is as follows: Base Year: 02-25-2016 through 02-24-2017. Option Year One: 02-25-2017 through 02-24-2018 Option Year Two: 02-25-2018 through 02-24-2019 Option Year Three: 02-25-2019 through 02-24-2020 Option Year Four: 02-25-2020 through 02-24-2021 Delivery FOB Destination to the Montgomery Vet Center, Montgomery, AL The Government anticipates awarding a single firm fixed price contract resulting from this solicitation to the lowest priced technically acceptable offer that conforms to all solicitation requirements. Award without discussions is contemplated and all offerors are encouraged to submit their best offer with their initial submission. Submitted technical offers (not including separate pricing information) shall not exceed 25 single-sided pages and any pages beyond this amount will be removed and not evaluated. As a minimum, offers must include- 1. Offerors must return provision 52.212-3 with their proposal. Offerors may either (1) complete all relevant portions of the provision or (2) complete paragraph (b) of the provision and indicate that it has completed official representations and certifications online at https://www.sam.gov. These pages will not be counted against the 25 page limitation of the submitted offer 2. Company name and phone number 3. Company point of contact name, email address and phone number 4. Company Mailing address and Remit to address, if different than mailing address 5. Acknowledgment of any Solicitation Amendments 6. Offeror's Federal Tax ID Number 7. Offeror's DUNS number 8. Business size 9. Equipment Place of Manufacture (include US city, state and ZIP+4; or foreign country) 10. Offeror must provide copies of licenses and certifications 11. A detailed statement regarding technical capabilities and qualifications, and any additional supporting literature. Evaluation Criteria The proposals will be evaluated based on lowest price technically acceptable proposals. All evaluation factors (core requirements) except price, are in effect, evaluated on a "Go, No Go" basis. Your proposal will either meet ALL core requirements or fail. To be considered technically acceptable for award each offeror must provide the following items or information with their submitted quote/offer: 1. Technical Excellence and Management Capabilities: a. Offeror shall provide documentation that confirms the company is registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) located at https://www.sam.gov (including their Online Representations and Certifications) and does not have any Active Exclusions that would make them ineligible for award. b. Offeror shall provide 1 copy of the company's Business License and 1 copy of their Certificate of Insurance. c. Offeror shall provide a written description in sufficient detail to allow the Government to ascertain the Offerors capability to meet, in addition to the items listed in the cost/price schedule, the requirements indicated in the SOW/Delivery Instructions and should include at a minimum the following information: (1) Ability to meet the required delivery timeframes. Include a description of ability to respond to medical emergency requirement and include the minimum amount of time necessary to respond. (2) Ability to meet compliance and regulation requirements. (3) Quality control measures. (4) Ability to supply/deliver all the items in the Schedule/Price list no later than February 24, 2017. 2. Offeror shall submit a completed price that clearly indicates the unit price and total price for each line item identified in this solicitation. Base year and four options for a total of five years. Include the total of all annual costs on the final pricing sheet. 3. Past Performance: All offerors must have at least three years of past performance performing the type of work described in the Statement of Work/Delivery Instructions. To be considered relevant and recent, the past performance should be of a similar scope of this requirement and must have been recent (within the past three years). Each offeror must provide a list of the points of contact, and phone numbers of at least three references (government preferred) for past performance. (End of Evaluation Criteria) ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS Clauses that are incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date), have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The following clauses are incorporated into 52.212-4 as an addendum to this contract: 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (Feb 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) FAR Number 52.212-4 Title CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL Date MAY 2015 52.203-17 CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEE WHISTLEBLOWER RIGHTS AND REQUIREMENT TO INFORM EMPLOYEES OF WHISTLEBLOWER RIGHTS APR 2014 52.204-4 52.204-18 52.217-8 52.212-1 PRINTED OR COPIED DOUBLE-SIDED ON RECYCLED PAPER COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE MAINTENANCE OPTION TO EXTEND SERVICES INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS MAY 2011 JUL 2015 NOV 1999 OCT 2015 52.222-55 52.224-1 MINIMUM WAGES UNDER EXECUTIVE ORDER 13658 PRIVACY ACT NOTIFICATION DEC 2014 APR 1984 52.224-2 52.232-18 PRIVACY ACT AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS APR 1984 APR 1984 52.237-3 CONTINUITY OF SERVICES JAN 1991 52.217-9 OPTION TO EXTEND THE TERM OF THE CONTRACT (MAR 2000) As prescribed in 17.208(g), insert a clause substantially the same as the following: (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 30 days; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 66 months. (End of clause) 52.232-19 AVAILABILITY OF FUNDS FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR (APR1984) As prescribed in 32.706-1(b), insert the following clause: Funds are not presently available for performance under this contract beyond 02/24/2017. The Government's obligation for performance of this contract beyond that date is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise for performance under this contract beyond 02/24/2017, until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for performance and until the Contractor receives notice of availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer. (End of clause) 852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING (JAN 2008) The bidder or offeror agrees that if a contract is awarded to him/her, as a result of this solicitation, he/she will not advertise the award of the contract in his/her commercial advertising in such a manner as to state or imply that the Department of Veterans Affairs endorses a product, project or commercial line of endeavor. (End of Clause) 852.203-71 DISPLAY OF DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS HOTLINE POSTER (DEC 1992) (a) Except as provided in paragraph (c) below, the Contractor shall display prominently, in common work areas within business segments performing work under VA contracts, Department of Veterans Affairs Hotline posters prepared by the VA Office of Inspector General. (b) Department of Veterans Affairs Hotline posters may be obtained from the VA Office of Inspector General (53E), P.O. Box 34647, Washington, DC 20043-4647. (c) The Contractor need not comply with paragraph (a) above if the Contractor has established a mechanism, such as a hotline, by which employees may report suspected instances of improper conduct, and instructions that encourage employees to make such reports. (End of Clause) 852.237-7 INDEMNIFICATION AND MEDICAL LIABILITY INSURANCE (JAN 2008) (a) It is expressly agreed and understood that this is a non- personal services contract, as defined in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 37.101, under which the professional services rendered by the Contractor or its health-care providers are rendered in its capacity as an independent contractor. The Government may evaluate the quality of professional and administrative services provided but retains no control over professional aspects of the services rendered, including by example, the Contractor's or its health-care providers' professional medical judgment, diagnosis, or specific medical treatments. The Contractor and its health-care providers shall be liable for their liability-producing acts or omissions. The Contractor shall maintain or require all health-care providers performing under this contract to maintain, during the term of this contract, professional liability insurance issued by a responsible insurance carrier of not less than the following amount(s) per specialty per occurrence: *_$1,000,000.00_. However, if the Contractor is an entity or a subdivision of a State that either provides for self-insurance or limits the liability or the amount of insurance purchased by State entities, then the insurance requirement of this contract shall be fulfilled by incorporating the provisions of the applicable State law. (b) An apparently successful offeror, upon request of the Contracting Officer, shall, prior to contract award, furnish evidence of the insurability of the offeror and/or of all health- care providers who will perform under this contract. The submission shall provide evidence of insurability concerning the medical liability insurance required by paragraph (a) of this clause or the provisions of State law as to self-insurance, or limitations on liability or insurance. (c) The Contractor shall, prior to commencement of services under the contract, provide to the Contracting Officer Certificates of Insurance or insurance policies evidencing the required insurance coverage and an endorsement stating that any cancellation or material change adversely affecting the Government's interest shall not be effective until 30 days after the insurer or the Contractor gives written notice to the Contracting Officer. Certificates or policies shall be provided for the Contractor and/or each health- care provider who will perform under this contract. (d) The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer if it, or any of the health-care providers performing under this contract, change insurance providers during the performance period of this contract. The notification shall provide evidence that the Contractor and/or health-care providers will meet all the requirements of this clause, including those concerning liability insurance and endorsements. These requirements may be met either under the new policy, or a combination of old and new policies, if applicable. (e) The Contractor shall insert the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (e), in all subcontracts for health-care services under this contract. The Contractor shall be responsible for compliance by any subcontractor or lower-tier subcontractor with the provisions set forth in paragraph (a) of this clause. (End of Clause) 852.237-70 CONTRACTOR RESPONSIBILITIES (APR 1984) The contractor shall obtain all necessary licenses and/or permits required to perform this work. He/she shall take all reasonable precautions necessary to protect persons and property from injury or damage during the performance of this contract. He/she shall be responsible for any injury to himself/herself, his/her employees, as well as for any damage to personal or public property that occurs during the performance of this contract that is caused by his/her employees fault or negligence, and shall maintain personal liability and property damage insurance having coverage for a limit as required by the laws of the State of California. Further, it is agreed that any negligence of the Government, its officers, agents, servants and employees, shall not be the responsibility of the contractor hereunder with the regard to any claims, loss, damage, injury, and liability resulting there from. (End of Clause) 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 2016) As prescribed in 12.301(b)(4), insert the following clause: (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004)(Public Laws 108-77 and 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) x (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved]. x (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). x (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved]. __ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved] __ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011). __ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011). __ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. x (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). _ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2015) of 52.219-9. __ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). __ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcon-tracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). x (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). x (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). x (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2016) (E.O. 13126). x (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). x (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). x (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015)(38 U.S.C. 4212). x (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). x (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (OCT 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). x (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). __ (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (OCT 2015). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-13. __ (37)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (38) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (39)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (OCT 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. x (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (41) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). __ (42)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). x (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (45) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (46) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (47) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (48) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (49) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). x (51) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (52) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (53) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (54)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] _ x (1) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014)(E.O. 13495). __ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (4) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658). __ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495).

Q--Thoracic Clinical/Surgical Physician Services

Department of Veterans Affairs, VA El Paso Health Care Center | Published April 27, 2015  -  Deadline May 11, 2015
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The Department of Veterans Affairs, SAO West - Network Contracting Office 18 (NCO 18) has a requirement for Health Care Resources in the form of establishing a Thoracic Clinical and Surgical services contract for the Department of Veterans Affairs Phoenix VA Health Care System (PVAHCS), 650 E Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ 85012-1839. The contractor is to provide outpatient and inpatient thoracic services in accordance with the requirements of the solicitation. Outpatient Thoracic Services: " Provide thoracic surgical services in the Thoracic Clinic an average of four (4) hours a day, one day a week. Estimated average workload is eight (8) patients per day. " Emergency consults for thoracic surgery will be scheduled in the appropriate clinic or seen by a thoracic surgeon in a timely manner. " All new patients to the clinic for which the attending is responsible will be seen by or discussed with the attending physician at the initial visit. This must be documented in the medical record progress note by the attending physician or reflected in the resident's note to include the name of the attending physician and the nature of the discussion. Return patients will be seen by the attending physician with such a frequency as to ensure that the course of treatment is effective and appropriate. This continuing involvement by the attending physician will also be documented by the resident in the progress notes. " Clinic schedules will be set at a level that all patients can be seen during scheduled clinic times. Physicians must be present for scheduled clinic times and complete all evaluations and reviews on the clinic day. " Encounter forms will be completed by practitioner at the time of clinic visit. Computerized notes will be recorded on all visits. Attending physician will be present in all clinics for the duration of the clinic. " Provide notification 4-6 weeks in advance if clinic is to be canceled for non-emergent reasons. Inpatient Thoracic Services: " Contractor will perform thoracic procedures and will provide timely response to inpatient consultations at the PVAHCS. Surgical cases are coordinated with the Chief, Surgical Service at the PVAHCS. " Staff rounds will be made on a regular basis. Post-operative care and progress are reviewed with staff regularly and staff will be involved in any post-operative problems to the degree necessary. Discharge notes must be dictated 24 hours prior to patient's discharge from the hospital and operative notes will be dictated on the day of surgery or no later than 24 hours after surgery. " Emergency Situations: Defined as a situation where immediate care is necessary to preserve the life of or to prevent serious impairment of the health of a patient. After appropriate notification to an attending physician of the emergency situation, the attending physician will determine where or not his/her physical presence is needed. If not, the attending physician must see the patient and document concurrence of treatment rendered by the thoracic surgery resident in the computerized patient record system within 24 hours of the emergency situation. " Contractor must complete medical record documentation and professional direction guidelines as described in VHA Handbook "Supervision of Residents." Documentation of attending physician supervision will be by progress notes entered into the computerized patient medical record at a frequency appropriate to the patient's condition. " For patients admitted to inpatient services, the attending must meet the patient within 24 hours of admission and personally document findings or concurrence with the resident's initial diagnosis and treatment plan as well as any modifications or additions. If a patient is admitted during the weekend or holiday for non-emergent care, a senior resident who is authorized to act as a teaching assistant may evaluate and discuss the patient's circumstances via telephone with the assigned attending physician. This discussion will be documented in the progress notes. The attending physician will then enter a confirming annotation the next working day. The contract will include a base year with four (4) one-year options that can be exercised at the discretion of the Government. Base Year: October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016 Option Year One: October 1, 2016 through September 30, 2017 Option Year Two: October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 Option Year Three: October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019 Option Yea Four: October 1, 2019 through September 30, 2020 This solicitation will be issued as a commercial service in accordance with FAR Part 12 (Acquisition of Commercial Items), shall be evaluated in accordance with FAR Part 13 (Simplified Acquisition Procedures) and under the authority of 38 U.S.C. 8153. The NCO 18 anticipates the award of an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ), Single Award contract. NAICS Code 621111 and size standard $11.0 Million apply. The solicitation is expected to issue on or about May 12, 2015 and close on or about June 15, 2015. It is the VA's intention to solicit proposals as a Total Small Business Set Aside competitive basis. Offerors are advised that they are responsible for obtaining and downloading all solicitation documents amendments via FedBizOpps. All questions may be directed in writing to Carlos Jaquez, Contract Specialist at carlos.jaquez@va.gov.