Federal contract opportunity VA26110RQ0251 for surgical and medical instrument manufacturing at VA Palo Alto Health Care System Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System.

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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. The solicitation number is VA261-10-RQ-0251 and is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ).

The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to 7/13/10 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. NAICS Code is 339112 with a size standard of 500 employees.

Solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-32 dated 03/31/2009 and VAAR rewrite dated 02/14/2008. Closing date for this notice is 12:00 NOON, pacific time 13 Jul 2010.

Requested Delivery Date: 30 Days ARO

Proposed Delivery Date: _______________

The VA Palo Alto Health Care System has a requirement for the following items:




16-02-85 Heater-Cooler System 3T (110V~/60Hz) 1 EA

16-02-60 Ice Box for Hater-Cooler System 1 EA

This equipment has features specific to the manufacturer and is part of an existing unit. The current unit has failed, resulting in possible patient life threatening issues.

Delivery, acceptance and FOB point is, VA Medical Center, Attn: Philip Crawford,

4150 Clement St., San Francisco, CA 94121


FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Jun 2008).

FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Feb 2009): Offerors must include a completed copy of the provision with its offer.

FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (Oct 2008).

FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (Apr 2009) For the purposes of this clause items (b) 1, 8, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 32, 33 and 38 are considered checked and apply. FAR 52.232-38 Submission of Electronic Funds Transfer Information with Offer (May 1999)

VAAR 852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (Jan 2008)

VAAR 852.237-70 Contractor Responsibilities (Apr 1984)

VAAR 852.246-70 Guarantee (JAN 2008)

VAAR 852-273-76 Electronic Invoice Submission (Interim-Oct 2008)

Only electronic offers will be accepted. Offers are due to susan.battjer @va.gov by 12:00 NOON Pacific Time, July 13th, 2010.