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Document Type: FILE Posted Date: Aug 28, 2017 Category: Medical Services Set Aside: N/A
Department of Veterans Affairs;VA Sierra Pacific Network (VISN 21);VA Northern California HealthCare System;5342 Dudley Blvd, Bldg 209;McClellan CA 95652-2609
This is a sources sought notice only. The purpose of this sources sought notice is to gain market knowledge of potential businesses to provide (see description of services and qualification requirements below.) The applicable NAICS Code is 621511, with a small business size standard of $32.5 million. If a solicitation is issued, it will be announced at a later date, and all interested parties must respond to that solicitation announcement separately from this response. Responses to this sources sought notice is not a request to be added to a prospective source list or to receive a copy of the solicitation. Information received as a result of this notice will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. This notice does not represent a commitment by the Government to pay for costs incurred in the preparation and submission of information or any other costs incurred as a response to this announcement. All businesses currently providing this service are encouraged to reply, as responses will be used by the Government to make determinations about for the appropriate set-aside. No solicitation is currently available at this time. After review of the responses to this sources sought announcement, a synopsis and/or solicitation announcement may be published at a later time. Description of Services: Laboratory services to include specimen packaging and transport of specimens to its laboratories; pre-analytic processing as defined in its Laboratory Testing Manual; performing tests for Special stains and Immunochemical stains, EM Immunofluorescence, and molecular tests. Courier services are to be included. Samples collected, received in the Anatomic pathology laboratory, the container is labeled with patient name, accession number along with the completed requisition form with patient information and type of tests. Possibly 10-30 cases per month in the lab. The tests requested from contractor such as EM immunofluorescence tests for antibodies to unfixed, frozen sections. Special stains for microorganisms, connective tissue, carbohydrates, pigments, fats and lipids and cytoplasmic granules and nuclear elements. The tests results from Contractor laboratory will be reviewed by Attending Pathologists to finalize diagnosis for VA patients. Contractor shall provide laboratory courier services to pick up and transport specimens to its laboratory; pre-analytic processing as defined in its laboratory user s manual; analysis, reporting of analytic results, and consultation regarding selection, collection, transportation and result interpretation. Provide all necessary supplies, not limited to the following: Requisition forms Specimen containers Dry ice and appropriate container Special instructions Current list of tests with reference ranges and specimen requirements Specimen carriers All forms, including Chain of Custody forms Special media or tubes for viral samples All supplies for special tests (e.g., but not limited to, viral studies) Provide specimen pick up courier services as defined in the contract. Transport samples in such a manner as to ensure the integrity of the specimen. Contractor shall supply any special preservatives required for specimen preservation. Analyze samples. Routine test results shall be faxed and reported within 1 to 3 days of specimen testing. Provide test report summaries by the 3rd workday of each month following the month in which service was delivered. Consult with Laboratory on test results by telephone as needed. Provide VAMC Laboratories with a means of communication to permit immediate inquiry regarding the status of pending tests. Licensing and accreditation: All licenses, permits, accreditation and certificates required by law. Accredited by the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Accredited by Centers for Prevention and Disease Control (CDC) under CLIA if company is engaged in interstate commerce. Licensed laboratory director from the American Board of Pathology certified pathologist or appropriately certified bio-analyst. The duration of the services would be required for one (1) year. If your firm is currently providing this service, please respond to this Sources Sought notice by Tuesday, September 5, 2017 at 3:00 PM PST. Responses must include: (1) Business Name, GSA contract number (if applicable) (2) DUNS (3) Point of Contact Name, Phone Number, and E-mail Address (4) Business Size SMALL or LARGE (5) Type of Business SERVICE DISABLED VETERAN OWNED, VETERAN OWNED, 8A, HUBZone, WOMEN-OWNED etc. (6) Description of your firm s capability in providing these types of services (Include relevant past performance/ contract number and point of contact for services provided) Veterans First Contracting Program and the VA Rule of Two (Kingdomware v. United States) 38 U.S.C. 8127 - 8128: Service-disabled veteran owned small business (SDVOSB) or Veteran owned small business (VOSB) concern must be registered and verified in VAs Vendor Information Pages (VIP) database at www.vip.vetbiz.gov to be eligible for award as a SDVOSB or VOSB if/when a solicitation is issued for this requirement as a SDVOSB or VOSB set aside.
POC Jon Ursino
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