Federal contract opportunity VA26011RQ1823 for surgical and medical instrument manufacturing at Boise VAMC Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, response was due Sep 21, 2011.

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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number, VA-260-11-RQ-1823, is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-53 effective July 5, 2011 and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Supplement (VAAR) current to January 7, 2010. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 339112. This procurement is for full and open competition.



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MANUFACTURER: _______________

BRAND NAME: _________________

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FOB point is Destination (The Contractor is responsible for all freight charges): Department of Veterans Affairs, Roseburg VA Medical Center, 913 NW Garden Valley Blvd, Roseburg, OR 97470. Delivery shall be made no later than 30 Calendar Days after receipt of purchase order. Proposed Delivery Date: ________________

All items offered must comply with FAR Provision 52.211-6, Brand Name or Equal, and must have the alike salient characteristics of the items stated above, to include technical documentation to support products being offered as equal items. If offering an equal product, offeror must complete the following: Manufacturer Name __________, Brand _________, Make or Model Number ___________. If offering an equal product, offer must include product literature, product samples (if requested), technical features, warranty provisions, and any training and or installation that will be required.

Full text version of the clauses and provisions can be viewed at: http://www1.va.gov/oamm/oa/ars/policyreg/index.cfm. The resulting firm fixed price award will incorporate the requirements of the clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items (Jun 2010). Addenda to FAR 52.212-4:

FAR 52.224-1 Privacy Act Notification (APR 1984),

FAR 52.224-2 Privacy Act (Apr 1984),

FAR 52.247-34 F.O.B. Destination (Nov 1991),

VAAR 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (Jan 2008),

VAAR 852.211-70 Service Data Manuals (Nov 1984),

VAAR 852.211-73 Brand Name or Equal (Jan 2008),

VAAR 852.246-70 Guarantee (Jan 2008) (the fill in is two years), VAAR 852.246-71 Inspection (Jan 2008)

VAAR 852.246-71 Inspection (Jan 2008),

The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders--Commercial Items (Jul 2010),for the purposes of this document, the following blocks in paragraph (b) are considered checked:

(4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2010)

(19) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation (Apr 2009),

(20) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003),

(21) 52.222-19, Child Labor Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Aug 2009),

(22) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999),

(23) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007),

(25) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (June 1998),

(29) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007),

(32) 52.225-3, Buy American Act--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (June 2009),

(34) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008),

(40) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer--Other than Central Contractor Registration (May 1999),

(42) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996).

The provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offeror--Commercial Items (June 2008), applies to this solicitation. Award will be made to the offeror representing the best value to the Government. All proposals will be evaluated in accordance with technical capability, compliance with the solicitation requirements and price. Addenda to FAR 52.212-1 are as follows: FAR 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal (Aug 1999).

The provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certification--Commercial Items (Aug 2009), applies to this solicitation. The contractor shall return a completed copy of this provision with its offer. A copy of the provision may be attained from http://www.arnet.gov/far/ or completed at https://orca.bpn.gov/.

As of October 1, 2003, all Contractors, both large and small, are required to register in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) database before an award. Contractors are responsible for the accuracy of information added to CCR. To register, go to http://www.ccr.gov/.

Quotations must be submitted in the format outlined in paragraph (b) of FAR 52.212-1. Quotations are due by 21 September 2011 at 11:00 AM Mountain Standard Time. The assigned Contracting Officer is Amy Yribar. Quotations can be mailed, faxed or emailed to: VISN 20 Contracting Office, Attn: Amy Yribar, 960 Broadway Ave, Suite 460, Boise, ID 83702; Fax: 208-429-2025; E-mail: amy.yribar@va.gov. Quotation should be marked with the Request for Quote number VA-260-11-RQ-1823. Oral quotes will not be accepted.

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