Q--Oral Fluid Swabs

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
State: Pennsylvania
Level of Government: Federal
  • Q - Medical Services
Opps ID: NBD00159430907809238
Posted Date: Sep 30, 2017
Due Date: Sep 29, 2017
Solicitation No: VA24417Q1789
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Synopsis :
Added: Sep 11, 2017 1:42 pm

This is a full and open Sources Sought Notice. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, quotation abstracts, or quotations. This notice is for informational and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a solicitation or an obligation or commitment by the Government, nor is it a Request for Proposal (RFP) at this time.

The purpose of this Sources Sought notice is to determine, in particular, the capability of firms to provide Oral Fluid Drug Testing Services and supplies for the Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Responses will assist VA planners in determining an appropriate acquisition and set-aside strategy which best fits VA requirements. VA will also accept responses from all socioeconomic categories in order to gain a more complete understanding of the market for these items.

The contractor shall be responsible for providing Oral Fluid Drug Testing Services including but not limited to: Furnishing ten (10) panel oral fluid testing kits, including oral specimen vials and collection pads; custody and control forms; pick-up or means of delivery for the specimens, and; Medical Review, findings and results reporting. The government will supply a suitable location and be responsible for the collection of the oral fluid specimens.

1. Amphetamines (AMP)

2. Methamphetamine (mAMP)

3. Benzodiazepines (BZO)

4. Cocaine (COC)

5. Methadone (MTD)

6. Marijuana (THC)

7. Oxycodone (OXY)

8. Opiates (OPI)

9. Barbiturates

10. Phencyclidine (PCP)

The contractor will supply training materials and other necessary support to enable proper sample collections, accessioning and chain-of-custody requirements. The contractor will furnish technical and administrative support as needed.

Expenses related to pick-up of samples or associated shipping costs shall be the responsibility of the contractor e.g. FedEx standard envelopes with FedEx Billable stamp preprinted labels. Vendor shall identify the proposed means of shipping and the costs related to the transportation of samples shall be included in the contract price. At least 10 samples or more shall be shipped at one time. Supplies will be shipped once per quarter.

The contractor will report results, negative and positive, within three (3) business days of receiving the sample. Positive results will be subjected to further action and Medical Review by the Philadelphia VAMC. The contractor will not be responsible for further Medical Review of positive or negative samples.

All reporting and associated interpretation of test results will be submitted by the contractor in a confidential manner as directed by the government, ex. Secure facsimile. In the event that an individual challenges the accuracy, reliability or chain-of-custody associated with the results, the contractor will furnish administrative and technical support necessary to support the data at no extra cost to the government. The contractor will supply an itemized statement the first week of each month that will document all pertinent test information performed during the previous month.

Positive oral fluid samples shall be properly retained by the contractor as mandated by law.

Brand Name or Equal:

Orasure Technologies, Inc. product identified as Intercept Oral Fluid Drug Test ten Panel Test Kit

Approximately 70 Test Kits/wk x 52 weeks = 3,640 each year

Prices include but not limited to:

Ten (10) Panel Test Kits; Cost of Mailing; Lab Tests; Reporting

The NAICS code is 621511 and the size standard is $32.5 million.

Interested sources may submit a maximum two (2) page capability statement (additional attachments/pages will not be reviewed) with enough detail for the Government to make an informed decision regarding such capability. The statement should identify supplier s name, address, point of contact, phone and fax numbers, e-mail addresses, business type and size and your existing customers. If currently a vendor under the VA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) please provide contract number(s); expiration date(s); and listing of Special Item Number(s) (SIN) covered. If not a vendor with a current FSS contract please state so in the capability statement.

Please email capability statements to: Contracting Officer, at Maureen.Jordan@va.gov by 2:00 PM Eastern Time on Wednesday, September 20, 2017. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.

Please note "VA244-17-Q-1789 Oral Fluid Swabs- " in the subject line of the email.

This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that the response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization s qualifications to provide services/supplies. Respondents are also advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information or provide feedback about any of the information received. After review of the responses received, the Government may issue a pre-solicitation synopsis and solicitation may be published in Federal Business Opportunities. No proprietary, sensitive, confidential or classified information shall be included with your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation.
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Posted Date:
September 11, 2017
Description: VA244-17-Q-1789 VA244-17-Q-1789.docx
Solicitation 1
Posted Date:
September 29, 2017
Description: VA244-17-Q-1789 VA244-17-Q-1789_1.docx
Contracting Office Address :
Department of Veterans Affairs;Network Contracting Office 4;CPL Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Ctr.;3900 Woodland Avenue;Philadelphia, PA 19104
Point of Contact(s) :
Maureen Jordan/Contracting Officer


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