6515--INTERACOUSTIC ECLIPSE EP 25 (BRAND NAME OR EQUAL) CANANDAIGUA VAMC


Subject: 6515--INTERACOUSTIC ECLIPSE EP 25 (BRAND NAME OR EQUAL) CANANDAIGUA VAMC
Solicitation Number: 36C24222Q0140
Notice Type: SOLICIT
NAICS: 334510
Set-Aside: Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
Notice Published: 11-24-21
Response Due: 12-03-21

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office: VETERANS AFFAIRS, DEPARTMENT OF
Contact: Idalia Algarin, Contracting Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (718) 627-4612 Fax: (716) 684-7484
Office Address: ALBANY, NY 12208
Place of Performance: Canadaigua VAMC 400 Fort Hill Avenue, Canandaigua, NY 14424


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36C24222Q0140 Page 1 of Page 1 of Page 8 of 12 Page 1 of Page 1 of Description This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as an RFQ 36C24222Q0140. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular Subpart 12.6 and 13.106. This solicitation is OPEN MARKET 100% set aside for SDVOSBs. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334510 Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing, with a small business size standard of 1000. The FSC/PSC is 6515 Medical and Surgical Instruments, Equipment, and Supplies. The Canandaigua VAMC Audiology Clinic has a requirement for an Interacoustic Eclipse EP 25 brand name or equal. Specification must meet or exceed listed below under SOW. All interested companies shall provide information for the following: Supplies Line Item Description Quantity 1 Interacoustic Eclipse EP 25 1 2 Interacoustic Eclipse DPOAE License 1 3 Interacoustic ASSR Module 1 4 Interacoustic Visual Eyes 525, small form factor PC includes printer 1 5 Interacoustic laptop 1 6 aqua Stim Caloric Irrigator 1 7 50" HDMI Monitor, Mount, 25' HDMI cable 1 8 Interacoustic Printer 1 9 jedmed Combo 150 Video otoscope System 1 10 onkyo 6 disc player 1 11 inverness 24 hr treatment recliner 1 12 branson B200 Ultrasonic 1 13 mark V Vacuum 1 14 audio repair workstation 1 15 FUL Tools 1 16 Pro Power Vacuum 1 17 Frasier Suction Kit 1 18 IOPI Pro Kit 1 19 IOP Trainer System Kit 1 20 Amplio Chattervox 1 21 HI-PRO 1 22 Labor and Installation, removal of all debris 1 STATEMENT OF WORK (SOW) Audiology Equipment Procurement for the Canandaigua Outpatient Clinic Scope: The new Canandaigua Outpatient Clinic is scheduled to fully open May 2022. The Canandaigua VAMC has a requirement to procure new equipment for the services as well as trade in old units where opportunities exist to maximize costs savings. For the purpose of this SOW the new Canandaigua Audiology Speech Clinic requires to outfit the Audiology Clinic. Equipment must be fully compatible with current a site utilities and plumbing, any adjustments in construction will cause significant impact on operations and finances. Procurement Requirement/Specifications: Delivery Requirement: Tentative deliveries are scheduled to begin in May 2022; however, delivery schedules could vary based upon construction delays and may be adjusted as required.  DO NOT deliver items until coordinated with Lorraine Hussain at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 585-393-8526.   Vendor must provide White Glove Delivery and installation of all contracted items due to potential construction delays onsite storage limitations at the VA.  White Glove Delivery consists of the following: Vendor delivers contracted equipment or supplies on day of installation, OR schedules delivery of all contracted items 24 hours prior to install as there is no onsite storage for any equipment during construction. Vendor is responsible to remove all packaging material from VA premises upon installation. Vendor is responsible for bringing all necessary tools, dollies, equipment and supplies for installation. Project Delivery Location: Canandaigua VAMC Clinic Bldg. 2 400 Fort Hill Avenue Canandaigua, NY 14424 Additional Requirement: If applicable, vendors must complete VA Directive 6550 and a Manufacturer Disclosure Statement for Medical Device Security (MDS2) in order to be considered for this request. The VA Directive 6550 and MDS2 forms are required before any potential item can be considered per Office of Information & Technology OI&T intake process requirements. Any media included with offers that store VA sensitive information become property of the VA after purchase and will be excluded from any returns to vendor at no extra cost to the VA. (VA 6500.1 Handbook page 8 section P). Data Requirement: Must be Veterans Integrated System Technology Architecture VISTA Imaging, Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine DICOM compliant, and be able to connect to Hospital Information System HIS , Radiology Information System RIS , and Picture Archiving and Communication System PACS for efficient data transfer. Integration must be capable to the Electronic Health Record EHR (VAIQ# 7838241). Electrical Safety Requirements: For equipment that will be used in the patient care vicinity, the resistance between the equipment chassis, or any exposed conductive surface of the equipment, and the ground pin of the attachment plug shall be less than .50 ohm. The leakage current flowing through the ground conductor of the power supply connection to ground of permanently wired equipment installed in general or critical care areas shall not exceed 10.mA (AC or DC) with all grounds lifted. Equipment must comply with standards outlined in both National Fire Protection Association Health Care Facilities (NFPA- 99) standard and the latest edition of The Joint Commission Comprehensive Accreditation Manual for Hospitals. Restrictive environmental conditions where applicable : Special ventilation requirements for wet batteries , added chemicals for wet Batteries , preclude the purchase of the standard battery option on any equipment requests due to added staff costs and lack of access to required fluids associated with them. Due to the outlined restrictive environmental conditions offers will not be consider if equipment contains lead acid batteries. Standard Warranty Required: All products are required to be warranty free from defects in workmanship and materials, under normal use and conditions, for a period of one year from the date of delivery. During the warranty period, any defect in material or workmanship that requires repair or exchange of a product of comparable nature will occur by seller without charge incurred by the VA. Such repair or replacement is subject to verification and approval by the VA due to Medical Center governing policies. Shipping: Standard freight on board FOB destination shipping must be included. Brand name or equal units: Interacoustics Eclipse wEP25 mod, DPOAE20 Interacoustics ASSR Module for Eclipse Interacoustics Laptop Micromedical VisualEyes 525 with (Video Frenzel) VNG-Laptop computer and 50 inch TV Micromedical Aqua Stim caloric irrigator HP Office jet printer for VNG and ABR JedMED combo 150 Videoscope Otoscope System Onkyo 6 disc player CD Inverness 24 hour treatment recliner vinyl color selected later B200 Branson B200 Ultrasonic MARK-V-Mark V Vacuum HAN2000ACW-Audio repair workstation includes suction pump with wand and vacuum chamber with UV light with quick cure technology, Redwing 26A motor, tapered spindle, Chuck, Two porta vacs 550 s, pro power vacuum Full tools-RMK Pro power vacuum Frasier suction kit IOPI Pro Kit-Deluxe English and IOPI Trainer system kit ChatterVox Aplio Hi Pro 2 hearing aid programmer You might identify your interest by responding to this solicitation by Friday, December 3, 2021 at 10 am EDT.  All information shall be furnished at no cost or obligation to the Government.  A determination by the Government will be based on responses to this notice and is solely within the discretion of the Government. All interested parties must provide an authorized distributor letter from the manufacturer. All responses must be submitted by email to Idalia Algarin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. RFQ 36C24221Q0140 Interacoustic Eclipse -Canandaigua in the subject line. RESPONSES by Friday, December 3, 2021 @ 10 AM EDT. SECTION C - CONTRACT CLAUSES C.1 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2018) (a) Inspection/Acceptance. The Contractor shall only tender for acceptance those items that conform to the requirements of this contract. The Government reserves the right to inspect or test any supplies or services that have been tendered for acceptance. The Government may require repair or replacement of nonconforming supplies or reperformance of nonconforming services at no increase in contract price. If repair/replacement or reperformance will not correct the defects or is not possible, the Government may seek an equitable price reduction or adequate consideration for acceptance of nonconforming supplies or services. The Government must exercise its post-acceptance rights (1) Within a reasonable time after the defect was discovered or should have been discovered; and (2) Before any substantial change occurs in the condition of the item, unless the change is due to the defect in the item. (b) Assignment. The Contractor or its assignee may assign its rights to receive payment due as a result of performance of this contract to a bank, trust company, or other financing institution, including any Federal lending agency in accordance with the Assignment of Claims Act (31 U.S.C. 3727). However, when a third party makes payment (e.g., use of the Governmentwide commercial purchase card), the Contractor may not assign its rights to receive payment under this contract. (c) Changes. Changes in the terms and conditions of this contract may be made only by written agreement of the parties. (d) Disputes. This contract is subject to 41 U.S.C. chapter 71, Contract Disputes. Failure of the parties to this contract to reach agreement on any request for equitable adjustment, claim, appeal or action arising under or relating to this contract shall be a dispute to be resolved in accordance with the clause at FAR 52.233-1, Disputes, which is incorporated herein by reference. The Contractor shall proceed diligently with performance of this contract, pending final resolution of any dispute arising under the contract. (e) Definitions. The clause at FAR 52.202-1, Definitions, is incorporated herein by reference. (f) Excusable delays. The Contractor shall be liable for default unless nonperformance is caused by an occurrence beyond the reasonable control of the Contractor and without its fault or negligence such as, acts of God or the public enemy, acts of the Government in either its sovereign or contractual capacity, fires, floods, epidemics, quarantine restrictions, strikes, unusually severe weather, and delays of common carriers. The Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer in writing as soon as it is reasonably possible after the commencement of any excusable delay, setting forth the full particulars in connection therewith, shall remedy such occurrence with all reasonable dispatch, and shall promptly give written notice to the Contracting Officer of the cessation of such occurrence. (g) Invoice. (1) The Contractor shall submit an original invoice and three copies (or electronic invoice, if authorized) to the address designated in the contract to receive invoices. An invoice must include (i) Name and address of the Contractor; (ii) Invoice date and number; (iii) Contract number, line item number and, if applicable, the order number; (iv) Description, quantity, unit of measure, unit price and extended price of the items delivered; (v) Shipping number and date of shipment, including the bill of lading number and weight of shipment if shipped on Government bill of lading; (vi) Terms of any discount for prompt payment offered; (vii) Name and address of official to whom payment is to be sent; (viii) Name, title, and phone number of person to notify in event of defective invoice; and (ix) Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN). The Contractor shall include its TIN on the invoice only if required elsewhere in this contract. (x) Electronic funds transfer (EFT) banking information. (A) The Contractor shall include EFT banking information on the invoice only if required elsewhere in this contract. (B) If EFT banking information is not required to be on the invoice, in order for the invoice to be a proper invoice, the Contractor shall have submitted correct EFT banking information in accordance with the applicable solicitation provision, contract clause (e.g., 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management, or 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer Other Than System for Award Management), or applicable agency procedures. (C) EFT banking information is not required if the Government waived the requirement to pay by EFT. (2) Invoices will be handled in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. 3903) and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) prompt payment regulations at 5 CFR part 1315. (h) Patent indemnity. The Contractor shall indemnify the Government and its officers, employees and agents against liability, including costs, for actual or alleged direct or contributory infringement of, or inducement to infringe, any United States or foreign patent, trademark or copyright, arising out of the performance of this contract, provided the Contractor is reasonably notified of such claims and proceedings. (i) Payment. (1) Items accepted. Payment shall be made for items accepted by the Government that have been delivered to the delivery destinations set forth in this contract. (2) Prompt payment. The Government will make payment in accordance with the Prompt Payment Act (31 U.S.C. 3903) and prompt payment regulations at 5 CFR part 1315. (3) Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT). If the Government makes payment by EFT, see 52.212-5(b) for the appropriate EFT clause. (4) Discount. In connection with any discount offered for early payment, time shall be computed from the date of the invoice. For the purpose of computing the discount earned, payment shall be considered to have been made on the date which appears on the payment check or the specified payment date if an electronic funds transfer payment is made. (5) Overpayments. If the Contractor becomes aware of a duplicate contract financing or invoice payment or that the Government has otherwise overpaid on a contract financing or invoice payment, the Contractor shall (i) Remit the overpayment amount to the payment office cited in the contract along with a description of the overpayment including the (A) Circumstances of the overpayment (e.g., duplicate payment, erroneous payment, liquidation errors, date(s) of overpayment); (B) Affected contract number and delivery order number, if applicable; (C) Affected line item or subline item, if applicable; and (D) Contractor point of contact. (ii) Provide a copy of the remittance and supporting documentation to the Contracting Officer. (6) Interest. (i) All amounts that become payable by the Contractor to the Government under this contract shall bear simple interest from the date due until paid unless paid within 30 days of becoming due. The interest rate shall be the interest rate established by the Secretary of the Treasury as provided in 41 U.S.C. 7109, which is applicable to the period in which the amount becomes due, as provided in (i)(6)(v) of this clause, and then at the rate applicable for each six-month period as fixed by the Secretary until the amount is paid. (ii) The Government may issue a demand for payment to the Contractor upon finding a debt is due under the contract. (iii) Final decisions. The Contracting Officer will issue a final decision as required by 33.211 if (A) The Contracting Officer and the Contractor are unable to reach agreement on the existence or amount of a debt within 30 days; (B) The Contractor fails to liquidate a debt previously demanded by the Contracting Officer within the timeline specified in the demand for payment unless the amounts were not repaid because the Contractor has requested an installment payment agreement; or (C) The Contractor requests a deferment of collection on a debt previously demanded by the Contracting Officer (see 32.607-2). (iv) If a demand for payment was previously issued for the debt, the demand for payment included in the final decision shall identify the same due date as the original demand for payment. (v) Amounts shall be due at the earliest of the following dates: (A) The date fixed under this contract. (B) The date of the first written demand for payment, including any demand for payment resulting from a default termination. (vi) The interest charge shall be computed for the actual number of calendar days involved beginning on the due date and ending on (A) The date on which the designated office receives payment from the Contractor; (B) The date of issuance of a Government check to the Contractor from which an amount otherwise payable has been withheld as a credit against the contract debt; or (C) The date on which an amount withheld and applied to the contract debt would otherwise have become payable to the Contractor. (vii) The interest charge made under this clause may be reduced under the procedures prescribed in 32.608-2 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation in effect on the date of this contract. (j) Risk of loss. Unless the contract specifically provides otherwise, risk of loss or damage to the supplies provided under this contract shall remain with the Contractor until, and shall pass to the Government upon: (1) Delivery of the supplies to a carrier, if transportation is f.o.b. origin; or (2) Delivery of the supplies to the Government at the destination specified in the contract, if transportation is f.o.b. destination. (k) Taxes. The contract price includes all applicable Federal, State, and local taxes and duties. (l) Termination for the Government's convenience. The Government reserves the right to terminate this contract, or any part hereof, for its sole convenience. In the event of such termination, the Contractor shall immediately stop all work hereunder and shall immediately cause any and all of its suppliers and subcontractors to cease work. Subject to the terms of this contract, the Contractor shall be paid a percentage of the contract price reflecting the percentage of the work performed prior to the notice of termination, plus reasonable charges the Contractor can demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Government using its standard record keeping system, have resulted from the termination. The Contractor shall not be required to comply with the cost accounting standards or contract cost principles for this purpose. This paragraph does not give the Government any right to audit the Contractor's records. The Contractor shall not be paid for any work performed or costs incurred which reasonably could have been avoided. (m) Termination for cause. The Government may terminate this contract, or any part hereof, for cause in the event of any default by the Contractor, or if the Contractor fails to comply with any contract terms and conditions, or fails to provide the Government, upon request, with adequate assurances of future performance. In the event of termination for cause, the Government shall not be liable to the Contractor for any amount for supplies or services not accepted, and the Contractor shall be liable to the Government for any and all rights and remedies provided by law. If it is determined that the Government improperly terminated this contract for default, such termination shall be deemed a termination for convenience. (n) Title. Unless specified elsewhere in this contract, title to items furnished under this contract shall pass to the Government upon acceptance, regardless of when or where the Government takes physical possession. (o) Warranty. The Contractor warrants and implies that the items delivered hereunder are merchantable and fit for use for the particular purpose described in this contract. (p) Limitation of liability. Except as otherwise provided by an express warranty, the Contractor will not be liable to the Government for consequential damages resulting from any defect or deficiencies in accepted items. (q) Other compliances. The Contractor shall comply with all applicable Federal, State and local laws, executive orders, rules and regulations applicable to its performance under this contract. (r) Compliance with laws unique to Government contracts. The Contractor agrees to comply with 31 U.S.C. 1352 relating to limitations on the use of appropriated funds to influence certain Federal contracts; 18 U.S.C. 431 relating to officials not to benefit; 40 U.S.C. chapter 37, Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards; 41 U.S.C. chapter 87, Kickbacks; 41 U.S.C. 4712 and 10 U.S.C. 2409 relating to whistleblower protections; 49 U.S.C. 40118, Fly American; and 41 U.S.C. chapter 21 relating to procurement integrity. (s) Order of precedence. Any inconsistencies in this solicitation or contract shall be resolved by giving precedence in the following order: (1) The schedule of supplies/services. (2) The Assignments, Disputes, Payments, Invoice, Other Compliances, Compliance with Laws Unique to Government Contracts, and Unauthorized Obligations paragraphs of this clause; (3) The clause at 52.212-5. (4) Addenda to this solicitation or contract, including any license agreements for computer software. (5) Solicitation provisions if this is a solicitation. (6) Other paragraphs of this clause. (7) The Standard Form 1449. (8) Other documents, exhibits, and attachments (9) The specification. (t) [Reserved] (u) Unauthorized Obligations. (1) Except as stated in paragraph (u)(2) of this clause, when any supply or service acquired under this contract is subject to any End User License Agreement (EULA), Terms of Service (TOS), or similar legal instrument or agreement, that includes any clause requiring the Government to indemnify the Contractor or any person or entity for damages, costs, fees, or any other loss or liability that would create an Anti-Deficiency Act violation (31 U.S.C. 1341), the following shall govern: (i) Any such clause is unenforceable against the Government. (ii) Neither the Government nor any Government authorized end user shall be deemed to have agreed to such clause by virtue of it appearing in the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. If the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement is invoked through an I agree click box or other comparable mechanism (e.g., click-wrap or browse-wrap agreements), execution does not bind the Government or any Government authorized end user to such clause. (iii) Any such clause is deemed to be stricken from the EULA, TOS, or similar legal instrument or agreement. (2) Paragraph (u)(1) of this clause does not apply to indemnification by the Government that is expressly authorized by statute and specifically authorized under applicable agency regulations and procedures. (v) Incorporation by reference. The Contractor s representations and certifications, including those completed electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM), are incorporated by reference into the contract. (End of Clause) ADDENDUM to FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS COMMERCIAL ITEMS Clauses that are incorporated by reference (by Citation Number, Title, and Date), have the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The following clauses are incorporated into 52.212-4 as an addendum to this contract: C.2 VAAR 852.212-70 PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES APPLICABLE TO VA ACQUISITION OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2020) (a) The Contractor agrees to comply with any provision or clause that is incorporated herein by reference to implement agency policy applicable to acquisition of commercial items or components. The following provisions and clauses that have been checked by the Contracting Officer are incorporated by reference. [X] 852.203 70, Commercial Advertising. [] 852.209 70, Organizational Conflicts of Interest. [] 852.211 70, Equipment Operation and Maintenance Manuals. [] 852.214 71, Restrictions on Alternate Item(s). [] 852.214 72, Alternate Item(s). [Note: this is a fillable clause.] [] 852.214 73, Alternate Packaging and Packing. [] 852.214 74, Marking of Bid Samples. [X] 852.215 70, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Business Evaluation Factors. [X] 852.215 71, Evaluation Factor Commitments. [] 852.216 71, Economic Price Adjustment of Contract Price(s) Based on a Price Index. [] 852.216 72, Proportional Economic Price Adjustment of Contract Price(s) Based on a Price Index. [] 852.216 73, Economic Price Adjustment State Nursing Home Care for Veterans. [] 852.216 74, Economic Price Adjustment Medicaid Labor Rates. [] 852.216 75, Economic Price Adjustment Fuel Surcharge. [] 852.219 9, VA Small Business Subcontracting Plan Minimum Requirements. [] 852.219 10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside. [] 852.219 11, VA Notice of Total Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside. [] 852.222 70, Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Nursing Home Care for Veterans. [] 852.228 70, Bond Premium Adjustment. [] 852.228 71, Indemnification and Insurance. [] 852.228 72, Assisting Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned and Veteran-Owned Small Businesses in Obtaining Bonds. [X] 852.232 72, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests. [] 852.233 70, Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution. [] 852.233 71, Alternate Protest Procedure. [] 852.237 70, Indemnification and Medical Liability Insurance. [X] 852.246 71, Rejected Goods. [] 852.246 72, Frozen Processed Foods. [] 852.246 73, Noncompliance with Packaging, Packing, and/or Marking Requirements. [] 852.270 1, Representatives of Contracting Officers. [] 852.271 72, Time Spent by Counselee in Counseling Process. [] 852.271 73, Use and Publication of Counseling Results. [] 852.271 74, Inspection. [] 852.271 75, Extension of Contract Period. [] 852.273 70, Late Offers. [] 852.273 71, Alternative Negotiation Techniques. [] 852.273 72, Alternative Evaluation. [] 852.273 73, Evaluation Health-Care Resources. [] 852.273 74, Award without Exchanges. (b) All requests for quotations, solicitations, and contracts for commercial item services to be provided to beneficiaries must include the following clause: [] 852.237 74, Nondiscrimination in Service Delivery. (End of Clause) C.3 VAAR 852.219-74 LIMITATIONS ON SUBCONTRACTING MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUL 2018) (a) This solicitation includes FAR 52.219-4 Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HubZone Small Business Concerns. (b) Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation is subject to the limitation on subcontracting requirements in 13 CFR 125.6, or the limitations on subcontracting requirements in the FAR clause, as applicable. The Contractor is advised that in performing contract administration functions, the Contracting Officer may use the services of a support contractor(s) retained by VA to assist in assessing the Contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirements specified in the clause. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to Contractor's offices where the Contractor's business records or other proprietary data are retained and to review such business records regarding the Contractor's compliance with this requirement. (c) All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement to ensure the Contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the Contracting Officer in assessing the Contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. (d) Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the Contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, Obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The Contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the Contracting Officer to assess the Contractor's compliance with the limitations on subcontracting or percentage of work performance requirement. (End of Clause) C.4 VAAR 852.219-75 SUBCONTRACTING COMMITMENTS MONITORING AND COMPLIANCE (JUL 2018) (a) This solicitation includes the clause: 852.215-70 Service-disabled veteran-owned and veteran-owned small business evaluation factors. Accordingly, any contract resulting from this solicitation will include the clause 852.215-71 Evaluation factor commitments. (b) The Contractor is advised that in performing contract administration functions, the Contracting Officer may use the services of a support contractor(s) to assist in assessing Contractor compliance with the subcontracting commitments incorporated into the contract. To that end, the support contractor(s) may require access to the Contractor's business records or other proprietary data to review such business records regarding contract compliance with this requirement. (c) All support contractors conducting this review on behalf of VA will be required to sign an Information Protection and Non-Disclosure and Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest Agreement to ensure the Contractor's business records or other proprietary data reviewed or obtained in the course of assisting the Contracting Officer in assessing the Contractor for compliance are protected to ensure information or data is not improperly disclosed or other impropriety occurs. (d) Furthermore, if VA determines any services the support contractor(s) will perform in assessing compliance are advisory and assistance services as defined in FAR 2.101, Definitions, the support contractor(s) must also enter into an agreement with the Contractor to protect proprietary information as required by FAR 9.505-4, Obtaining access to proprietary information, paragraph (b). The Contractor is required to cooperate fully and make available any records as may be required to enable the Contracting Officer to assess the Contractor compliance with the subcontracting commitments. (End of Clause) C.5 VAAR 852.247-73 PACKING FOR DOMESTIC SHIPMENT (OCT 2018) Material shall be packed for shipment in such a manner that will insure acceptance by common carriers and safe delivery at destination. Containers and closures shall comply with regulations of carriers as applicable to the mode of transportation. (End of Clause) C.6 52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998) This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html http://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/ (End of Clause) FAR Number Title Date 52.204-13 SYSTEM FOR AWARD MANAGEMENT MAINTENANCE OCT 2018 52.204-18 COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT ENTITY CODE MAINTENANCE AUG 2020 52.232-40 PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS DEC 2013 852.212-71 GRAY MARKET ITEMS APR 2020 852.242-71 ADMINISTRATIVE CONTRACTING OFFICER OCT 2020 (End of Addendum to 52.212-4) C.7 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 2021) (JUL 2020) (DEVIATION) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.203-19, Prohibition on Requiring Certain Internal Confidentiali...