Cadavers for III Corps

Agency: Department of the Army
State: Texas
Type of Government: Federal
  • Q - Medical Services
Posted: Sep 19, 2019
Due: Sep 23, 2019
Solicitation No: 0011347749
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Opportunity History
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Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Aug 08, 2019 2:55 pm
This is a Sources Sought Notice announcement; market survey for information only, to be used for preliminary planning purposes. No proposals are being requested or accepted with this synopsis. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR PROPOSALS AND NO CONTRACT SHALL BE AWARDED FROM THIS NOTICE. Any requests for a solicitation in response to this notice will not be honored. The Regional Health Contracting Office - Central (RHCO-C), Fort Hood, TX, has an upcoming requirement to award a service contract for III Corps Headquarters, Fort Hood, Texas, 76544. This request is for cadaver training in a field training environment (not a lab). The cadavers will be on site for no less than 4 days and no more than 30 days. It is anticipated that the proposed services will result in a Firm Fixed-Priced contract. The contract will be a base and four option years from 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2024.
Contact with Government Personnel, other than the Contract Specialist identified at the bottom of this notice, by any potential offeror, or their employees, regarding this requirement is strictly prohibited.

The purpose of this synopsis is to gain knowledge of interest, capabilities and qualifications of various members of the Small Business Community to include Section 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUB-Zone), Women-Owned Small Business, and Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), as well as the interest, capabilities and qualifications of various members of the Large Business community, to compete and perform a Firm Fixed Price Contract for these services. The type of solicitation to issue will depend upon the responses to this sources sought synopsis. The Government must ensure there is adequate competition among the potential pool of responsive contractors.
The North American Classification System (NAICS) code for this requirement is 621991, "Blood and Organ Banks", "Organ Banks, Body". The Small Business Size Standard is $32.5M.For reference purposes.

The following requirements for the cadavers are being provided for reference purposes:

a. Provide no less than five (5) cadavers on a quarterly (90 day) basis. There will be a fifth training time to be determined with 60 day notification. This is to train at least 125 students on each field training exercise. Cadavers will be on site no less than 4 days and no more than 30 days.

b. The same five cadavers are to be utilized during each of the training periods.

c. Provide no less than twenty (25) cadavers on an annual basis to train at least 625 students annually.

d. Whole Body Cadavers shall be fresh frozen. Preservation in formaldehyde is not adequate for this training.

e. Fresh Frozen Whole Body Cadavers must be delivered in optimal condition to Fort Hood Training site.

f. Serology services must be performed in advance on each Fresh Frozen Whole Body Cadaver to ensure no infectious diseases are present.

g. Cadavers must be delivered and recovered at the Medical Simulation Training Center (MSTC) at Fort Hood, Texas. (Bldg. 19032 Murphy Road, Fort Hood, TX 76544). Plan for the time required to get a gate pass at the welcome center to gain access on post.

h. Testing, transportation and final disposal will be accomplished in accordance with required policies, regulations and procedural practices as required by law.

i. Selected Vendor will provide clean-up services at training site, cremation services for cadaver models and associated paperwork (e.g. - Death Certificate, etc.) to compliment the cremation / final body disposition service.

j. Cadavers (patient models) will be on site no less than 4 days and no more than 30 days. Dates for delivery will be once a quarter with one training exercise to be determined during the fiscal year. Notification of this training will be at least 60 days prior to the training event.

Base is 1 October 2019 to 30 September 2020.
Option one is 1 October 2020 to 30 September 2021
Option one is 2 October 2021 to 30 September 2022
Option one is 3 October 2022 to 30 September 2023
Option one is 4 October 2023 to 30 September 2024

k. Delivery is before 1100 on delivery date. Pick up will be upon notification from the point of contact.

l. Point of Contact information will be provided at time of award.

Responses to this Sources Sought Notice should demonstrate the firm's ability, capability, and responsibility to deliver the services listed above. In response to this notice, interested parties shall submit a written Statement of Capability limited up to 5 pages and shall include the following information:

•Offeror's name, address, point of contact, phone number, and e-mail address.

•Offeror's interest in providing a proposal/quote on the solicitation when it is issued.

•Offeror's capability to meet personnel requirements.

•Offeror's capability to perform a contract of this magnitude and complexity (include offeror's in-house capability to execute maintenance services for this equipment, comparable work performed within the past 5 years -brief description of the work, customer name, timeliness of performance, customer satisfaction, and dollar value of the work) - provide at least three (3) examples. Documentation of technical expertise must be presented in sufficient detail for the Government to determine that your company possesses the necessary functional area expertise and expertise and experience to compete for this acquisition.

•Offeror's type of small business and Business Size (Whether 8(a), HUB Zone, Women-Owned Small Business, Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, etc.), or Large Business Status, should be documented in the Statement of Capability.

Interested parties are responsible for marking information that is proprietary in nature. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this notice or any follow up information requests. The Government is not obligated to, nor will it, pay for or reimburse any costs associated with responding to this sources sought notice. This notice shall not be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract, nor does it restrict the Government to a particular acquisition approach. The Government will in no way be bound to this information if any solicitation is issued. No subcontracting opportunity is anticipated. A determination by the Government to not compete this proposed contract action based on the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.

Interested Offerors shall respond to this Sources Sought Notice no later than 15 August 2019 at 2:00 P.M. Central. All interested businesses must be registered in the Central Contractor's Registration (CCR) through the System for Award Management (SAM) at to be eligible for award of Government contracts. Fax or email your response Clarence C Cude, Contract Specialist to FAX # 254-553-3906 or email: Telephonic inquiries will not be honored. EMAIL IS THE PREFERRED METHOD.

Added: Sep 19, 2019 2:50 pm
The Fort Hood Health Contracting Cell, Regional Health Contracting Office - Central, Army Health Contracting Activity, MEDCOM, Fort Hood, Texas intends to award a Firm Fixed-Price, sole source contract to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, an other than small business, under authority 41 U.S.C. 1901, IAW FAR 13.106-1(b)(1)(i) Only one source is reasonably available for the services of training aid rental of five (5) each whole fresh frozen cadavers per quarter and one additional training session to support III Corps and Fort Hood in a field environment for use by III Corps Surgeons Office, Fort Hood, Texas, on or about September 23, 2019. The applicable NAICS code for this requirement is 621991, "Blood and Organ Banks". The Small Business Size Standard is $35M.

This notice is not a request for competitive quotes. No requests for capability briefings will be honored as a result of this notice and any information provided will not be used as part of any subsequent solicitation requirement. No telephonic inquires will be honored. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.

THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS. This is a notice of intent to award a sole source contract for the Dimension EXL LM chemistry analyzer. The Contracting Officer determined that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonable available.

The Fort Hood Regional Health Contracting Office - Central intends to make a sole source award to University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas, Texas 75390.

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Sources Sought
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Sources Sought
Posted Date:
August 8, 2019
Description: Sources Sought
Notice of Intent to Award Sole Source
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Notice of Intent to Award Sole Source
Posted Date:
September 19, 2019
Description: Notice of Intent to Award Sole Source
Contracting Office Address :
JBSA FT SAM HOUSTON , Texas 78234-0000
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Clarence C Cude,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 2545538440
All Files
Sources Sought
Aug 08, 2019
Download/View Sources_Sought_Notice_8_August_19.pdf
Notice of Intent to Award Sole Source
Sep 19, 2019
Download/View Notice_of_Intent_to_award_sole_source.pdf
General Information
Notice Type:
Sources Sought
Original Posted Date:
August 8, 2019
Posted Date:
September 19, 2019
Response Date:
Sep 23, 2019 10:00 am Central
Original Response Date:
Aug 15, 2019 2:00 pm Central
Archiving Policy:
Manual Archive
Original Archive Date:
Archive Date:
Original Set Aside:
Set Aside:
Classification Code:
Q -- Medical services
621 -- Ambulatory Health Care Services/621991 -- Blood and Organ Banks

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