This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate on a brand-name basis under the authority of FAR 6.302. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to September 14, 2015, will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.
This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83 effective August 3, 2015.
NAICS code is 339112, size standard is 500 employees.
This acquisition is being conducted under the authority of the commercial item test program at FAR 13.5.
Only electronic offers will be accepted. Offers are due to firstname.lastname@example.org by 11:00 AM. Pacific Time, September 14, 2015.
CONTRACT ADMINISTRATION DATA
1. Contract Administration: All contract administration matters will be handled by the following individuals:
b. GOVERNMENT: Contracting Officer 00261
Department of Veterans Affairs
VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21)
VA Northern California HealthCare System
5342 Dudley Blvd, Bldg 98
McClellan, CA 95652
2. CONTRACTOR REMITTANCE ADDRESS: All payments by the Government to the contractor will be made in accordance with:
[X] 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other Than System For Award Management, or
 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party
3. INVOICES: Invoices shall be submitted in arrears:
a. Quarterly 
b. Semi-Annually 
c. Other [X] Upon Government acceptance
4. GOVERNMENT INVOICE ADDRESS: All Invoices from the contractor shall be submitted electronically in accordance with VAAR Clause 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests.
Department of Veterans Affairs
FMS-VA-2(101) Financial Services Center
PO Box 149971
Austin, TX 78714-9971
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF AMENDMENTS: The offeror acknowledges receipt of amendments to the Solicitation numbered and dated as follows:
AMENDMENT NO DATE
B.2 Price/Cost Schedule
Item Information. This is a brand name requirement for SurgiQuest AirSeal Intelligent Flow System (iFS) plus cart and disposables.
ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QTY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT
1 AirSeal® iFS (Intelligent Flow System) - (120V)
2 Cart for AirSeal® iFS (Intelligent Flow System) 2 EA
3 Single Lumen Filtered Tube Set for Use with AirSeal® iFS (10/Box) 1 BX
4 Bi-Lumen Filtered Tube Set for Use with AirSeal® iFS (6/Box)
5 Tri-Lumen Filtered Tube Set for Use with AirSeal® iFS (6/Box) 4 BX
6 5mm Access Port with Bladeless Valveless Optical Tip, 100 mm in length (6/Box) 1 BX
7 5mm Access Port with Bladeless Valveless Optical Tip, 120 mm in length 6/Box) 2 BX
8 5mm Smooth Access Port with Blunt Tip Valveless, 150 mm in length (6/Box) 1 BX
9 8mm Access Port, Low Profile with Bladeless Valveless Optical Tip, 100 mm in length (6/Box) 1 BX
10 8mm Access Port, Low Profile with Bladeless Valveless Optical Tip, 120 mm in length (6/Box) 2 BX
11 12mm Access Port with Blunt Tip Valveless, 100 mm in length (6/Box) 1 BX
12 12mm Access Port with Bladeless Valveless Optical Tip, 100 mm in length (6/Box) 1 BX
13 12mm Access Porth with Blunt Tip Valveless, 120 mm in length (6/Box) 1 BX
14 12mm Access Port with Bladeless Valveless Optical Tip, 120 mm in length (6/Box) 2 BX
15 12mm Access Port with Bladeless Valveless Optical Tip, 150 mm in length (6/Box) 1 BX
B.3 Delivery Schedule
ITEM NUMBER DELIVERY DATE
All items SHIP TO: VA Palo Alto Health Care System
3801 Miranda Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94304-1290 09/30/2015
OR Clinical Resource Nurse
SOLICITATION PROVISIONS and CONTRACT CLAUSES:
" FAR 52.252-2 - Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998)
For the purposes of this clause, the fill-in's are http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html and http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ respectively.
" FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (May 2015)
" FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (May 2015)
For the purposes of this clause, items (b) 4, 8, 22, 25, 26, 27, 28, 30, 40, 41, 44, and 51 are considered checked and applicable.
" FAR 52.232-38 Submission of Electronic Funds Transfer Information with Offer (July 2013)
" VAAR 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (Jan 2008)
" VAAR 852.211-70 Service Data Manuals (Nov 1984)
" VAAR 852.246-71 Inspection (Jan 2008)
" VAAR 852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (Nov 2012)
" VAAR 852.246-70 Guarantee (Jan 2008)
For the purposes of this clause, the fill-in is "one year".
" FAR 52.252-1 - Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998)
For the purposes of this provision, the fill-in's are http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html and http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ respectively.
" FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (April 2014)
" FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Mar 2015)
52.212-2 EVALUATION - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2014)
The Government shall evaluate proposals based on the lowest priced, responsible, technically acceptable offer. The following shall be used to evaluate offers:
Technical Capability. Offeror's technical capability shall be evaluated based on the information clearly provided in their quote in response to the salient characteristics stated under B.4 Price/Cost Schedule. This is a brand name or equal solicitation. "Or equal" items shall meet all salient characteristics. Offerors must clearly and concisely state how their product meets the salient characteristics.
A Note on Determining Responsibility of Suppliers: All relevant facts and circumstances gathered from sources of information available to the Government (e.g., National Institutes of Health [NIH] Contractor Performance System [CPS] and Past Performance Information Retrieval System [PPIRS]) will be used as part of determining the responsibility of prospective suppliers. If an Offeror has not commented on negative past performance evaluations obtained by the Technical Evaluation Board, the Offeror may be given the opportunity to explain and/or mitigate adverse past performance during verbal or written interactions after receipt of proposals. Offerors who do not have relevant past performance will receive a neutral rating (neither favorable nor unfavorable).