AUTOMATED EXTERNAL DEFIBRILLATION (AED) PROGRAM & SERVICES
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Contracting Office: Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Office of Procurement Operations (OPO), Dept. Operations Acquisition Div. 245 Murray Lane, SW # 0115, Washington, DC 20528-0115. FAR 12.603 information: (i) 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) This is Request for Quote (RFQ) 70RDAD21Q00000066. (iii) Simplified acquisition procedures under FAR 13 apply to this solicitation. This solicitation includes all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through FAC 2021-05 / 3-10-2021 simplified procedures for commercial items. (iv) This is a Small Business Set-Aside. NAICS Code: 423450 Medical, Dental, and Hospital Equipment and Supplies Merchant Wholesalers. (v) For the items/services required see section III below. (vi) This RFQ contains the description of the requirement. (vii) For the Date(s) and place(s) of delivery and acceptance and FOB Destination see sections III-V. (viii) Provision FAR 52.212-1, Instruction to Offerors-Commercial, as amended applies to this acquisition. See section IX. (ix) See section VIII for the evaluation of quotes. (x) Quoters shall submit a completed copy of FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and CertificationsCommercial Items, as part of the quote. (xi) Clause FAR 52.212-4, contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. (xii) Clause FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive OrdersCommercial Items, applies to this acquisition. See section VII for additional provisions and clauses applicable to this acquisition. (xiii) See the full RFQ for contract requirements/terms and conditions. (xiv) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating: Not applicable. (xv) See section IX for date, time and place offers are due. (xvi) Francisco Mendoza is the Contract Specialist to contact regarding this solicitation. Telephone 202-447-0648. See section IX for additional information on question regarding this RFQ. Only one award will be made as a result of this solicitation. This will be awarded as a firm fixed price type contract. I. Introduction/Background Sudden cardiac arrest (SCA) can strike anybody, anytime, anyplace and often without warning. It is believed that increasing age and existing coronary problems lead to an increased risk. Unlike a heart attack in which blood flow to the heart muscle is temporarily blocked, the primary cause of SCA is ventricular fibrillation. This is a life-threatening condition in which the hearts normal electrical signals become disorganized and erratic, causing the heart to cease pumping blood effectively. Defibrillation or restoring the hearts natural rhythm by applying an electrical shock is the only definitive treatment for SCA. According to the American Red Cross, an AED is a device that analyzes the hearts rhythm and, if necessary, may help the heart to reestablish an effective rhythm of its own. An AED is about the size of a laptop computer, is portable, fairly easy to use, and can vary in cost considerably based on features. The accessibility of AEDs is important when Emergency Medical Services (EMS) arrival times may be delayed due to traffic congestion or remoteness of location. In order for AEDs to assist in saving lives, a comprehensive AED use program must be in place to ensure trained and qualified AED operators are on site to use the cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and advanced life support techniques. Immediate contact of EMS by calling 9-1-1 or the local emergency services number must also occur when an AED is used. A preventive maintenance program, as well as medical oversight, must also be components of the AED use policy. For the complete notice, see the attached RFQ document.