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Synopsis for 2018 Reverse Distribution and Pharmaceutical Waste Disposal Contract - Attachment

General Information

Document Type:FILE
Posted Date:Aug 25, 2017
Category: Professional, Administrative and Management Support Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of Veterans Affairs;NAC, NCS, Prime Vendor;Bldg 37;PO Box 76;60141


The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) intends to issue Request for Proposal VA-797W-17-R-0003 for Reverse Distribution and Disposal Services for Pharmaceutical products under competitive negotiated procedures in accordance with FAR Part 12. This will be a Small Business Set-Aside. The Government intends to award a single Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity, Firm-Fixed Price, service contract, resulting from this solicitation for a base 12-month period of performance and four one-year option periods. The Government will make a single award to the offeror meeting all technical solicitation factors listed in the solicitation whose proposal is determined to provide the best value to the Government. This procurement is subject to the Service Contract Act of 1965, as amended, and the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, as amended. RFP VA-797W-17-R-0003 is being issued to establish a contract with a reverse distributor capable of assisting the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Indian Health Service (IHS), Bureau of Prisons (BOP), and other approved federal agencies in achieving maximum credit return, in processing and disposal of any related pharmaceutical waste that may arise out of non-returnable pharmaceuticals. The contract will include two regions consistent with DEA regulations: The Customs Territory of the United States to include the 50 states, District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Outside the Customs Territory of the United States including American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, Guam, and the Philippines. The Government s need for on-site and off-site processing functions is imperative to assure optimum inventory control and to minimize the violation of laws and regulations, especially in the area of pharmaceutical waste disposal. Contractors must be compliant will all applicable laws and regulations related to hazardous waste handling. The responsibilities of the contractor will be outlined in the Solicitation and will include the following: ability to provide on-site and off-site reverse distribution services to potential multiple locations nation-wide and overseas to include: providing all plant, equipment, materials, and labor needed to process credit return and/or arrange for proper disposal of designated pharmaceutical, including Schedule II-V controlled substances; contractor must be compliant with all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations governing reverse distribution; provide a web-based ordering system that supports order confirmation, status of credits, credit reconciliation, and reporting capabilities; provide a web-based corporate level dashboard and reverse distribution information system available to multiple levels of users for the purpose of managing, tracking and comparing the processing of unused pharmaceutical returns across the government service or agency; arrange the facilitation of processing proceeds (also known as credits) through the VA s Pharmaceutical Prime Vendor (PPV) contract; have recent proven past experience as a pharmaceutical reverse distributor to perform reverse distribution processing and waste disposal services in the volume required by the solicitation; and must provide efficient customer service support for the entire duration of the resulting contract, including the base year and four option years. Additionally and in order to provide customers flexibility and different levels of service, offerors can provide other value-added services. Facilities will have the flexibility to tailor their base requirements to take advantage of these additional services. Value added services may include inventory management, waste-management, additional report customization, additional site visits (one monthly visit will be required by the solicitation) and the storage of in-date products. Solicitation VA797W-17-R-0003 will be electronically issued in commercial item format in accordance with FAR Part 12 on or about September 30th 2017, with a closing date on or about October 29, 2017. The anticipated award date is March 30th 2018. The NAICS code for this procurement is 493110. The PSC code for this procurement is R610. Any future amendments and other miscellaneous documents will be available electronically for download at the following URL: http://www.fedbizopps.gov. No paper copies of the solicitation will be available, and no telephone requests for paper copies of the solicitation will be accepted. Interested offerors are advised to continuously check this URL for any changes to this solicitation. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which shall be considered by the agency. The point of contact for this procurement is Karen E. Ade. Questions may be emailed to: karen.ade@va.gov.

Original Point of Contact

POC Karen E. Ade

Place of Performance

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