Added: Jul 09, 2019 10:30 am
The Department of Veterans Affairs, VA Providence Healthcare System, has a requirement for software support services to support complex engineering development, simulation, and testing tools. It is the Government s belief that only a certain, identified vendor (the incumbent) has the necessary skills and experience needed to meet the specific requirements for continuing this long-term research project.
This is not a sources sought announcement; it is notice of the Government s intent to award a contract on a sole source basis and a posting for the purposes of conducting mandated market research.
A fixed price contract for up to 3 years is anticipated and shall be awarded.Â
However, any VIP verified SDVOSB or VOSB with extensive experience in engineering software support for research is invited to respond and provide a capabilities statement and/or a CV. This is not a solicitation; it is a notice to advise Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) or Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) with the capability of providing this service that market research is being conducted. Any SDVOSB or VOSB responding to this announcement shall be compliant with the following: In order to be considered under the VA Rule of Two under 38 U.S.C. 8127(d), SDVOSB and VOSB firms must meet the eligibility requirements in 38 U.S.C. 8127(e), (f) and VAAR 819.7003 and be listed as verified in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database at https://www.vip.vetbiz.va.gov/ .
Inquiries/information received after the established deadline (July 16, 2019) shall not be considered.Â The Government does not intend to pay for information solicited.Â This synopsis is issued pursuant to FAR 6.302-1.Â