Bid Alert No: 819214488
Bid Title: Techniplast Cages and Related Components
Agency Bid No. Title: 36C26119Q1174
Received Date: 08/26/2019
Close Date: Not Stated
This Notice of Intent is provided to advise that the Government intends to limit the brand name to Tecniplast for the procurement of products to house rodents and fish in the Vivarium located at the new Basic Science Research Building, VA Palo Alto Healthcare System, Palo Alto, CA. This action is being limited to the brand name Tecniplast for the following reasons: current existing equipment is to be used at the new building, consistency and removing unnecessary variables affecting the animals by integrating new cages and air handling units identical to the existing units, and any change in rack and cage type increases the risk of operational error putting animals lives at risk. This action is intended to be 100% Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) Set-aside. This contract action is for supplies for which the Government intends to solicit a SDVOSB competitive action under the authority for applying the Simplified Procedures for Commercial Items of FAR 13.5 is 41 U.S.C. 1901 and is implemented by for restricting competition on this procurement via FAR 13.106-1(b)(2). The requirements at 13.501(a) apply to sole-source (including brand-name) acquisitions of commercial items conducted pursuant to subpart 13.5. Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals and no solicitation will be made available. This notice allows potential contractors/vendors to submit a non-binding statement of interest and documentation demonstrating their capability. Supporting evidence must be furnished in sufficient detail to demonstrate the ability to comply with the requirement. If no responses are received, the government will proceed with a brand name only acquisition. The Government will not pay for information submitted any quotation/response should be emailed to Brandy Gastinell at Brandy.Gastinell@va.gov by 12:00 P.M. PST. Wednesday August 28, 2019.
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Product Code: 66
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Issuing Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Agency Type: Federal
Contact: Brandy Gastinell Brandy.Gastinell@va.gov