Federal contract opportunity for other electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance at VA Central Texas Health Care System Department of Veterans Affairs Central Texas Health Care System.

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Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition

Subject: Affected Property Assessment Report (APAR)

The following justification and approval is made regarding the procurement and Installation of a GE Millennium Gamma Camera Computer for the Central Texas Veterans Health Care System (CTVHCS). This is a sole source procurement and competitive procedures will not be used. The format for this justification is from the FAR part 6.303-2 and presented in the format prescribed.

1. Identification of the agency and the contracting activity, and specific identification of the document as a "justification for other than full and open competition."

Agency: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Contracting Activity: Contracting Officer (90C)

Central Texas Veterans Health Care System

1901 Veterans Memorial Drive.

Temple, Texas 76504

2. Nature and/or description of the action being approved.

The contractor shall provide an emergency service for the GE Millennium Gamma Camera. Therefore, the vendor selected for this emergency response activity is GE Healthcare, 3000 Grandview Waukegan, WI.

3. A description of the supplies or services required in order to meet the agencies needs (including the estimated value).

The contractor shall provide an emergency service for the GE Millennium Gamma Camera. Estimated Value $11,000.00 USD.

4. An identification of the statutory authority permitting other than full and open competition.

The statutory authority allowing use of other than full and open competition for this requirement is, 41 U.S.C. 253 (c) (2), unusual and compelling urgency.

5. A demonstration that the proposed contractor's unique qualifications or nature of the acquisition requires use of the authority cited.

The Contractor, GE Healthcare holds proprietary rights to the diagnostic equipment model (GE Millennium Gamma Camera) and the computers software. They are very familiar with CTVHC's diagnostic systems and emergency response requirements for said equipment. This experience will be invaluable in conducting the emergency repairs and ensuring that the equipment is restored to original manufactures specifications. Additionally, the contractor has demonstrated reputable past performance. As a result, it was decided to be in the best interest of the government to acquire this contractor's continued services.

6. Actions to Promote Competition: A description of efforts made to ensure that offers are solicited from as many potential sources as is practicable, including whether a CBD notice was or will be publicized as required by Subpart 5.2 and if not, which exception under 5.202 applies.

There will be no solicitations for other offorers.

7. A determination by the contracting officer that the anticipated cost to the Government will be fair and reasonable.

This requirement is a sole source to GE Healthcare. The anticipated price to the Government is $11,000.00. The cost was evaluated in accordance with FAR 15.402 to subjectively determine reasonableness also whether the costs reflect the value of the offeror's effort and whether the costs were consistent with the requirements. In accordance with FAR 15.403-(3)(ii)(B) research was conducted to ascertain historical prices paid under comparable terms and conditions by the Government. Other factors that considered were lead time, service availability, warranty, workmanship guarantees and the restoration of the equipment to OEM Specifications. The offorers proposed price will be determined fair and reasonable IAW FAR 15.404-1(b)(2)(ii) comparison of previously proposed prices and previous Government and commercial contract prices with current proposed prices for the same or similar items.

8. A description of the market research conducted and the results or a statement of the reason market research was not conducted.

Market research was conducted utilizing the internet. The research was conducted through GSA to search for vendors providing similar services, which could possibly satisfy the customers' requirement. GE has several divisions all with individual CCR's and Dunn's numbers. The Small Business Administration' s Dynamic Small Business Search Engine was queried to identify any service disabled veteran owned and /or veteran owned small business entities utilizing NAICS code 811219. The result of this query showed that the company is a Large Business. Due to the above stated determinations this procurement is being set aside for GE Healthcare.

9. Any other facts support the use of other than full and open competition.

This is an urgent and compelling need to complete the necessary repairs within a very short period of time in order to minimize and mitigate the agency's ability to provide direct patient care to veterans.

10. A listing of the sources, if any that expressed, in writing, an interest in the acquisition.


11. A statement of actions, if any, the agency may take to remove or overcome any barriers to competition before any subsequent acquisition for the supplies or services required.

None for this procurement.

12. I certify that this justification is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief, and that this procurement action is made in good faith with regard for the public interest.


Signature of Technical/Requirements Representative Date

/s/ Biomedical Service

This justification is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief.

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/s/ Contracting Officer Date