Added: Jun 07, 2019 6:05 pm
Modified: Jun 10, 2019 11:27 am
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; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
(ii) The solicitation number 36C26219Q0815 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ).
(iii) The provisions and clauses in this document are in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95, January 19, 2017.
(iv) This solicitation is intended to award a contract through full and open competition to a business associated with NAICS North American Industrial Classification System
Code 333314 and is subject to the nonmanufacturer rule (See FAR 19.001 and 13 CFR Â§ 121.406).
(v) The US Government, Veterans Affairs (VA), Veterans Integrated Services Networks (VISN) 22 Network Contracting Office, seeks to make a VISN-wide procurement of 35 clinical laboratory microscopes and associated accessories, with the option to increase quantity by percentage, for the VA Health Care System VISN 22. (See Attachment A for specific locations).
(vi) Offeror quotes must demonstrate meeting the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation, otherwise will be considered non-responsive. The technical specifications for this requirement are listed for Brand Name or Equal.
The Brand Name is Nikon.
All interested companies shall provide quotations for the following requirements herein:
Nikon Part Number
Description / Salient Characteristics
LED, Low Profile - manual Stage height Less than 180mm
LED, Low Profile - Stage height Less than 180mm includes Motorized Nosepiece, on-stand Up/Down Objective Control and Keypad controller
Fixed Binocular Head
Ergonomic Binocular Head
Tilt, Telescope, Riser/Height Adjustable
10 mm scale (extra eyepiece for each one)
6 position Nosepeice
6 position w/ Analyzer Slot
6 place nosepieces with analyzer slot
Motorized nosepiece with Analyzer Slot
Stage (with height adjustable stage handle)
Control Wand on Right. Includes Slide Holder
Mechanical Left -
Control Wand on Left. Includes Slide Holder
Flip out at 1x and 2x
Automatic Flip-in/out with light intensity memory Top Lens - for use w/ motorized stand (above)
Plan Achro 1X
Plan Achro 2X
Plan Achro 4X
Plan Achro 10X
Plan Achro 20X
Plan Achro 40X
Plan Achro 50X oil
FF Achro Achro 60X
Plan Achro 100X oil
Plan Fluor 4X
Plan Fluor 10X
Plan Fluor 20X
Plan Fluor 40X
Plan Fluor 60X
Plan Fluor 100X
Plan Apo 2X
Plan Apo 4X
Plan Apo 10X
Plan Apo 20X
Plan Apo 40X
Plan Apo 60X
Plan Apo 100X oil
Phase contrast Plan Achro 20X
Phase contrast Plan Achro 40X
Camera (Driver is digitally signed and is compatible with Windows 10)
USB (no PCIMA), 5+ Mp
USB and Trigger Cables
AC Adapter, Power Cord
Includes Parfocality Adjustment and Centering
Nosepiece Spacer - Motorized
CI-NS SPACER FOR NOSEPIECE-NC with Service Fee
Gout Analyzer, Slider
Simple Analyzer, Slider
(vii) Delivery shall occur within 90 days after award to the following FOB destinations. (See Attachment A for calculating item/quantity distribution):
VA Loma Linda Healthcare System
11201 Benton Street
Loma Linda, CA 92357
VA San Diego Healthcare System
3350 La Jolla Village Drive
San Diego, CA 92161
Southern Arizona VA Health Care System
3601 South 6th Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85723
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System
11301 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90073
Phoenix VA Health Care System
650 East Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85012
VA Long Beach Healthcare System
5901 East 7th Street
Long Beach, CA 90822
(viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items, applies to this solicitation.
All offeror quotes for this solicitation must be received electronically through email to Gene Chu at email@example.com no later than Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM PST. Ensure to reference solicitation number 36C26219Q0815 within subject line of the email. Any offeror quotes received after the prescribed date/time shall be considered non-responsive and will not be considered for award.
Any questions regarding this solicitation must be received electronically through email to Gene Chu at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, June 14, 2019, 1:00 PM PST. For alternative support contact Won Chae at Won.Chae@va.gov or Daniel Ruiz at Daniel.Ruiz@va.gov. Ensure to reference solicitation number 36C26219Q0815 within subject line of the email.
Any equal offers must cite the equal Brand Name and present product data/information in the SAME format of the attached spreadsheet ( Equal Part Number, Equal Description of Salient Characteristics, Unit Costs); Brand Name offers shall enter unit costs per item under the Unit Cost category (See table in Attachment A for providing required data/information).
Further instructions for completing the table are defined herein:
Cells E2 to E67, enter the part number for the equivalent brand item. For Brand Name offers enter "N/A".
Cells F2 to F67, enter the description of the equivalent item to meet the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation. For Brand Name offers enter "N/A".
Cells G2 to G67, enter any additional notes relevant to the referenced item. For Brand Name offers enter "N/A".
Cells H2 to H67, enter the single unit cost without using the dollar symbol $. (Examples: 23.55 or 23.00)
(ix) 52.212-2 Evaluation -- Commercial Items (Oct 2014)
(a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers:
Lowest price technically acceptable.
Technical acceptability shall be established by review of each submitted quote by the designated technical evaluator(s) and verification that any equal-to items meet the salient characteristics included in this solicitation. Submissions to this solicitation must show clear, compelling and convincing evidence that equal-to items meet all the salient characteristics (see Attachment A).
(b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).
(c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer s specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award.
(End of Provision)
(x) Must include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3 -- Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items, with this solicitation.
(xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.
(xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.
(xiii) The following clauses also apply:
52.211-6 -- Brand Name or Equal (Aug 1999)
(a) If an item in this solicitation is identified as brand name or equal, the purchase description reflects the characteristics and level of quality that will satisfy the Government s needs. The salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics that equal products must meet are specified in the solicitation.
(b) To be considered for award, offers of equal products, including equal products of the brand name manufacturer, must
(1) Meet the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation;
(2) Clearly identify the item by
(i) Brand name, if any; and
(ii) Make or model number;
(3) Include descriptive literature such as illustrations, drawings, or a clear reference to previously furnished descriptive data or information available to the Contracting Officer; and
(4) Clearly describe any modification the offeror plans to make in a product to make it conform to the solicitation requirements. Mark any descriptive material to clearly show the modification.
(c) The Contracting Officer will evaluate equal products on the basis of information furnished by the offeror or identified in the offer and reasonably available to the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer.
(d) Unless the offeror clearly indicates in its offer that the product being offered is an equal product, the offeror shall provide the brand name product referenced in the solicitation.
52.217-6 -- Option for Increased Quantity. As prescribed in 17.208(d), Option for Increased Quantity (Mar 1989), the Government may increase the quantity of supplies called for in the Schedule at the unit price specified. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option up to 50% by written notice to the Contractor within 180 days of delivery. Delivery of the added items shall continue at the same rate as the like items called for under the contract, unless the parties otherwise agree.
(End of Clause)
Protecting the government s interest when subcontracting with contractors debarred, suspended, or proposed for debarment
Payment by electronic funds transfer system for award management
Providing accelerated payments to small business subcontractors
Protest after award
Clauses incorporated by reference
Electronic submission of payment requests
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(xv) All offeror quotes for this solicitation must be received electronically through email to Gene Chu at email@example.com no later than Friday, June 21, 2019, 1:00 PM PST. Ensure to reference solicitation number 36C26219Q0815 within subject line of the email. Any offeror quotes received after the prescribed date/time shall be considered non-responsive and will not be considered for award.
(xvi) Any questions regarding this solicitation must be received electronically through email to Gene Chu at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday, June 14, 2019, 1:00 PM PST. For alternative support contact Won Chae at Won.Chae@va.gov or Daniel Ruiz at Daniel.Ruiz@va.gov. Ensure to reference solicitation number 36C26219Q0815 within subject line of the email.