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Notice Date
Notice Type
541990 — All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
Contracting Office
Department of Veterans Affairs;Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center;109 Bee Street;Charleston SC 29403-5799
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Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Whitney Warrington
E-Mail Address
Small Business Set-Aside
Sources Sought Notice: High-Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) Equipment Maintenance Services 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 541990, All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (size standard $7 Million). 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 perform the following type of service: 1. The potential contractor will propose a comprehensive management program for repair and preventive maintenance of the ESA HPLC equipment (Serial #: CA-911) described as follows: 8-channel Coularray Detector; 542 AS with cooling; 2-582 pumps; and a coularray thermal organizer. 2. The Contractor will keep or return the HPLC in good working order through the completion of scheduled and unscheduled repairs as well as preventative maintenance. a.Maintenance service includes lubrication, adjustments, replacement of equipment and the temporary rental of substitute equipment. b.Corrective maintenance coverage includes electrical breakdown, mechanical breakdown, parts, labor, and travel. c.Preventive maintenance coverage will be per original equipment manufacturer specifications and will include 1-replacement cell, 1-PM kit, collectors, membranes UV lamps, filaments, jets, multipliers, valves and dip probes. 3. A 24-hour assistance line must also be available for emergent needs, with a response time of 24 hours. REQUESTED INFORMATION: (1) STATEMENT OF CABABILITY: Submit a brief description, five (5) pages or less, that demonstrates how your company has the supervision, facilities, labor and experience to perform the scheduled and unscheduled repairs and preventative maintenance of the equipment described above. Include past experience in performing these services 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 4:00pm EST, March 2, 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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File Name: VA247-12-I-0198 VA247-12-I-0198_SRC.doc (https://www.vendorportal.ecms.va.gov/FBODocumentServer/DocumentServer.aspx?DocumentId=300985&FileName=VA247-12-I-0198-000.doc)
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