Solicitation Number: 36C24421Q0363
Notice Type: SRCSGT
NAICS: 339112
Notice Published: 02-26-21
Response Due: 03-05-21

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Contact: Tyler Karns, Contract Specialist This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (412) 822-3754
Office Address: PITTSBURGH, PA 15215
Place of Performance: Altoona VAMC 2907 Pleasant Valley Drive, Altoona 16602

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THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT. THIS IS A REQUEST FOR INFORMATION ONLY. This Request for Information (RFI) is intended for information and planning purposes only at this time; and shall not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Because this is a Request for Information announcement, no evaluation letters and/or results will be issued to the respondents. No solicitation exists. Therefore, do not request a copy of a solicitation. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VISN 4, Network Contracting Office 4 (NCO 4), is seeking information and potential qualified sources capable of providing Hydratherm. This equipment shall be provided to the Altoona VA Medical Center, located in Altoona, PA. This will be a brand name or equal requirement to the Hydratherm, Deluxe Heating Unit. Equivalent items must contain the following minimum salient characteristics: Must have composite body (stainless tanks are susceptible to rust which an infection control risk) Must have a electric drainage pump (not gravity drainage) Must include a removable rack for the heating packs Must include digital thermostat Temperature must be adjustable Must have Low Voltage safety feature Must have Low water cut-off Must have recessed or internal heating element (safety feature to prevent accidental contact) Must have minimum two year warranty Must include 12 heat packs Heating pack requirements Must include the minimum quantity and sizes of heating packs with unit: 3 large (rectangular - minimum 11 x17 ), 3 Universal (minimum 5 x19 ), 3 Cervical (contoured to encompass neck; size should be approx.. 11 x17 ), and 3 Oversize (min. of 13 x17 ) Must retain heat more than 30 minutes Must be able to be cleaned with antibacterial cloth/wipe (no need for covers) Must be flexible (to conform to treatment area) Must reach therapeutic range in tank temperature of 135 degrees F. The information identified above is intended to be descriptive, not restrictive and to indicate the quality of the supplies/services that will be satisfactory. It is the responsibility of the interested source to demonstrate to the government that the interested parties can provide the supplies/services that fulfill the required specifications mentioned above. Responses to this RFI should include company name, address, point of contact, phone number, and point of contact e-mail, DUNS Number, Cage Code, size of business pursuant to North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) 339112 (size standard of 1000 employees). Please answer the following questions: Please indicate the size status and representations of your business, such as but not limited to: Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), Hubzone, Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Large Business, etc.)? Is your company considered small under the NAICS code identified under this RFI? Are you the manufacturer, distributor, or an equivalent solution to the items being referenced above? If you are a large business, do you have any designated distributors? If so, please provide their company name, telephone, point of Contact and size status (if available). If you re a small business and you are an authorized distributor/reseller for the items identified above or an equivalent solution, do you alter; assemble; modify; the items requested in any way? If you do, state how and what is altered; assembled; modified? If you intend to subcontract any work on this contract, what portion of the total cost will be self-performed/will be performed by your organization? Please provide estimated detailed percentage breakdowns related to sub contracted work and completion of job. Does your company have an FSS contract with GSA or the NAC or are you a contract holder with any other federal contract? If so, please provide the contract number. If you are an FSS GSA/NAC contract holder or other federal contract holder, are the items/solution you are providing information for available on your schedule/contract? General pricing of your products/solution is encouraged. Pricing will be used for the purpose of market research only. It will not be used to evaluate for any type of award. Please submit your capabilities in regard to the salient characteristics detailed above and any information pertaining to equal to items to establish capabilities for planning purposes? Please review salient characteristics/statement of work (if applicable) and provide feedback or suggestions. If none, please reply as N/A. Please provide your DUNS number. *** Submissions addressing number (10) should show clear, compelling and convincing*** evidence that all equal to items" meet all the salient characteristics. This RFI will be conducted in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13. Telephone responses will not be accepted. Responses must be received via e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than, 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 5, 2021. This notice will help the VA in determining available potential sources only. Do not contact VA Medical Center staff regarding this requirement, as they are not authorized to discuss this matter related to this procurement action. All questions will be addressed by the Contract Specialist, Tyler Karns. All firms responding to this Request for Information are advised that their response is not a request for proposal, therefore will not be considered for a contract award. If a solicitation is issued, information will be posted on the Contract Opportunities web site for all qualified interested parties at a later date and interested parties must respond to the solicitation to be considered for award. This notice does not commit the government to contract for any supplies or services. The government will not pay for any information or administrative cost incurred in response to this Request for Information. Information will only be accepted in writing by e-mail to Contract Specialist, Tyler Karns at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. DISCLAIMER This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked as proprietary will be handled accordingly. Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI.