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65 -- Thoracoscopic Instruments - Attachment

Notice Date
Notice Type
339112 — Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing
Contracting Office
Charleston VAMC - Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Whitney Warrington
E-Mail Address
Small Business Set-Aside
Sources Sought Notice: Thoracoscopic Instruments that Open Only at Tip DESCRIPTION: This is a sources sought to determine the availability of potential sources having the skills and capabilities necessary to provide the SPECIFIED REQUIREMENT. All interested vendors are invited to provide information to contribute to this market survey/sources sought including commercial market information. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT. This is a sources sought synopsis only. Questions should be submitted by email to Whitney.Warrington@va.gov. Provide only the requested information below. The purpose of this synopsis is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and their size classifications (Service Disabled/Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB/VOSB), Hub zone, 8(a), small, small disadvantaged, woman owned small business, or large business) relative to NAICS 339112, Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing (size standard 500 employees). Responses to this synopsis will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. After review of the responses to this sources sought synopsis, a solicitation announcement may be published on the FBO website. Responses to this sources sought synopsis are not considered adequate responses to the solicitation announcement. All interested offerors will have to respond to the solicitation announcement in addition to responding to this sources sought announcement. SPECIFIED REQUIREMENT: Network Contracting Office 7, Charleston, SC is seeking sources for a potential contractor to provide the following commodity: Thoracoscopic clamps for use in video-assisted thoracic surgery that are designed in such a way that they open only at the tip, as opposed to opening from the tip towards the handle. An instrument opening only at the tip creates a smaller incision as compared to an instrument that opens from tip to handle, which requires a larger incision so that the instrument can open and close as needed. REQUESTED INFORMATION: (1) STATEMENT OF CABABILITY: Submit a brief description, five (5) pages or less, that demonstrates that your company can provide the commodity described above. Please indicate whether your company is the manufacturer of the item. If your company is not the manufacturer of the item, please provide evidence that your company is an authorized reseller and/or distributor of the item. Also include past experience in providing supplies to the VA, other Government (Federal or State) agency, or for a private facility. Please specify your availability to start date and your address. (2) BUSINESS SIZE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS: (a) Indicate whether your business is large or small (b) If small, indicate if your firm qualifies as a small, emerging business, or small disadvantaged business (c) If disadvantaged, specify under which disadvantaged group and if your firm is certified under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (d) Indicate if your firm is a certified Hub-zone firm (e) Indicate if your firm is a woman-owned or operated business (f) Indicate if your firm is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) (g) Include the DUNS number of your firm. (h) State whether your firm is registered with the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at http://www.ccr.gov and/or the VetBiz Registry at http://vip.vetbiz.gov/. If not, please NOTE that any future solicitation could only be awarded to a contractor who is registered in CCR and to receive award based on VOSB or SDVOSB status you must be registered in the VetBiz Registry. Responses must be emailed to Whitney.Warrington@va.gov no later than 12:00pm EST, March 3, 2012. Your response should include both the STATEMENT OF CABABILITY and BUSINESS SIZE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS information as explained above. Please place "Attention: HPLC Equipment Maintenance Services" in the subject line of your email. This notice is to assist the VA in determining sources only. A SOLICITATION IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. If a solicitation is issued it will be announced at a later date, and all interested parties must respond to that solicitation announcement separately from the responses to this announcement.
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