Federal contract opportunity VA24414Q0544 for other metal container manufacturing at Erie VAMC Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, response was due Mar 6, 2014.

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This notice is published in accordance with Federal Acquisition Part (FAR) Part 10, Market Research and FAR Part 15, Exchanges with Industry before Receipt of Proposal. This notice serves as a Sources Sought in support of market research and/or planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation. This notice is not a confirmation that the Government will contract for the items or services contained in the sources sought, nor is any commitment on the part of the Government to award a contract implied. This notice does NOT constitute an Invitation to Bid, a Request for Proposal, or a Request for Quote. The Government shall not pay and/or reimburse respondents and/or associates for any costs incurred to submit the requested information. All information received in response to this sources sought that is marked Proprietary will be handled accordingly. In accordance with FAR 15.201(c), response to this sources sought is not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract.

Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Erie PA

Statement of Need

Conex Boxes

Scope of Work:

The Erie VAMC has a current need to lease/rent two, 40 foot standard storage containers (i.e. Conex boxes) for a minimum of 12 months. It is the intent of the Erie VAMC to establish a BPA with 1 base plus 4 options years. The VA will issue individual task orders against the BPA when a need arises for addition conex boxes in various sizes and length of time. Please provide pricing (monthly rates) for 10 foot, 20 foot and 40 foot conex boxes.

Salient Features:

The contractor shall furnish conex boxes that are:

" Standard Dry conex box storage containers

" If a container is leaking the Vendor must fix or replace the container at their expense.

" Wind and Watertight (WWT or "A grade")

" Constructed of minimum 14 gauge corrugated steel sides and roof

" Include locking 14 gauge cam-locking steel double end swing doors

" Include 1-1/8" plywood floors capable of supporting forklift traffic (60,000 lbs. per 44 square inches).

" 40' box shall be in compliance with the dimensional requirements shown in Figure 1.

Figure 1 Conex box storage container

20' box shall be in compliance with the dimensional requirements shown in Figure 2.

Figure 2 Conex box storage container

" 10' box shall be in compliance with the dimensional requirements in Figure 3

Figure 3 Conex box storage container

Delivery and Removal:

" The contractor shall deliver the Conex boxes to the designated location at Erie VA, which will be coordinated upon to award.

" The contractor shall relocate the Conex boxes upon request of the VA within 5 business days of notification.

" At the completion of the rental contract, the contractor shall remove the Conex boxes within 5 business days of notification.

If you are interested, please e-mail:

1. Company Name.

2. Person of Contact (including telephone number and email address).

3. Socio-economic status (e.g. SDVOSB, VOSB, Woman-Owned, etc.).

4. Do you currently hold a government contract?

5. Contract Number?

6. Type of contract?

7. With whom (GSA, SEWP, etc…)?

8. Can your company provide the equipment listed and what quantity? If different please explain.

9. Can your company provide a variation (size) of this equipment (explain and provide technical data)?

10. Provide pricing for both monthly rate and the price for varying size you have available.

11. Please submit any other information you may feel important or relevant.

to Donald Butler at donald.butler3@va.gov by 11:00 AM EST March 4, 2014.

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