6515--RFI: Flex Intubation Closes 6/15/21 10:00 AM EST

Subject: 6515--RFI: Flex Intubation Closes 6/15/21 10:00 AM EST
Solicitation Number: 36C24421Q0778
Notice Type: SRCSGT
NAICS: 339112
Notice Published: 06-10-21
Response Due: 06-15-21

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., CS: Jason May This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (240) 215-8812
Office Address: PITTSBURGH, PA 15215
Place of Performance: Wilmington VA Medical Center 1601 Kirkwood Highway Wilmington, DE 19805

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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. Statement of Need The Anesthesiology Service at the Wilmington VA Medical Center is attempting to procure a BRAND NAME Karl Storz flexible intubation video endoscope, a video stylet, and CMOS camera control. During surgical procedures, tracheal intubation is performed. This is the placement of a flexible plastic tube into the trachea to maintain an open airway or to serve as a conduit through which to administer drugs. The flexible intubation video endoscopes allow the Anesthesiologist or Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist to visualize the airway and verify proper placement of the endotracheal tube. The flexible intubation video endoscope displays an image of the airway on a monitor (the monitor that Anesthesia utilizes is called a CMAC). CMAC monitors are made by Karl Storz. This equipment is necessary for many surgical cases performed at the Wilmington VA Medical Center. The flexible intubation video endoscopes that we are requesting to procure in this order are the sole flexible intubation video endoscopes that can be used with a Karl Storz CMAC monitor. Procuring through other vendors such as Olympus would not work, as their scopes would be incompatible with the CMAC monitors. Item Description: The system or equivalent must meet the following specifications: Flexible Endoscope must connect to current C-MAC monitor and function properly in all aspects Flexible Endoscope must check position of double lumen tubes Flexible Endoscope must provide high image resolution Flexible Endoscope must provide 4:3 format video imaging Stylet must be plug and play with current C-MAC monitor Stylet must be able to reprocess up to 65 degrees Stylet must be completely watertight Stylet must have angulation up to 60 degrees Request for Information Instructions 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: (1) 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.)? (2) Is your company considered small under the NAICS code identified under this RFI? (3) Are you the manufacturer, distributor, or an equivalent solution to the items being referenced above? If not, Can you provide additional information shown below. This is to confirm compliance with the non-manufacturer rule IAW 13 CFR 121.406(b) Nonmanufacturers. Does your company exceed 500 employees Primarily engaged in the retail or wholesale trade and normally sells the type of item being supplied. Take ownership or possession of the item(s) with its personnel, equipment or facilities in a manner consistent with industry practice. Obtained an individual or class waiver? (4) 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). (5) 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? (6) 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 subcontracted work and completion of job. (7) 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. (8) 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? (9) 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. (10) 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? (11) Please review salient characteristics/statement of work (if applicable) and provide feedback or suggestions. If none, please reply as N/A. (12) Please provide your DUNS number. 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, 10:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on June 15, 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 Contracting Specialist, Jason May. 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 beta.sam.gov 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 Contracting Specialist 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. End of Document