6515--GI Disposable Duodenoscope Processor

State: Washington
Level of Government: Federal
  • 65 - Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment and Supplies
Opps ID: NBD00159708617929846
Posted Date: Jul 29, 2021
Due Date: Aug 4, 2021
Solicitation No: 36C26021Q0837
Source: Members Only
6515--GI Disposable Duodenoscope Processor
Contract Opportunity
Notice ID
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Department/Ind. Agency
General Information
  • Contract Opportunity Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Original)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-07:00) PACIFIC STANDARD TIME, LOS ANGELES, USA
  • Original Published Date: Jul 29, 2021 11:48 am PDT
  • Original Date Offers Due: Aug 04, 2021 01:00 pm PDT
  • Inactive Policy: Manual
  • Original Inactive Date: Sep 03, 2021
  • Initiative:
    • None
  • Original Set Aside:
  • NAICS Code: 339112 - Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing
  • Place of Performance:
    Department of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound VAMC Seattle , WA 98108
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
1. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for a GI Disposable Duodenoscope Processor, Brand Name or Equal as prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation (RFQ36C26021Q0630) is being issued as a Request for Quotation. This notice and the incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). Simplified Acquisition Procedures IAW FAR 13 will be used.
2. This solicitation is set aside 100% for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is NAICS 339112 (Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing), Size Standard 1000. Offerors must be registered in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) at http://www.ccr.gov, in order to be considered for award. The Vendor shall be an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) authorized dealer, authorized distributor, or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system such that the OEM warranty and service are provided and maintained by the OEM. All warranty and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions. The vendor shall provide new items ONLY; no remanufactured or "gray market" items. All items must be covered by the manufacturer's warranty.
3. FAR Clauses 52.212-1 through 52.212-5 apply to this procurement. For the exact text and wording of clauses and provisions please see http://farsite.hill.af.mil. The Government contemplates an award of a Firm Fixed Priced purchase order contract resulting from this solicitation.
4. Description of supplies: The following are salient characteristics needed for Puget Sound Veterans Affairs Medical Center requires the procurement of the GI Disposable Duodenoscope Processor. There are currently two FDA approved single use duodenoscopes with their respective video processor available in the USA. They are manufactured by Boston Scientific and Ambu. Each single use disposable duodenoscope must be used with a video processor from the same manufacturer for the system to work. Our preferred single use duodenoscope is manufactured by Ambu. This means we must also have the Ambu aBox Duodeno video processor. We have chosen to acquire the Ambu video processor (at no cost) through a bulk purchase option for three reasons. First, our three highly experienced GI physician endoscopist who will be using the single use duodenoscopes for patient care had a chance to inspect, operate, and handle both the Boston Scientific and Ambu single use duodenoscope. All three endoscopists agreed that they preferred the Ambu product. Secondly, Ambu has been manufacturing single use non-GI endoscopes for several years. The Boston Scientific Exalt single use duodenoscope and video processor is the first single use endoscope to be marketed by Boston Scientific. We believe our greatest chance to improve patient care for our Veteran population is to use a product from an experienced manufacturer. Thirdly, the cost for each Ambu single use duodenoscope is lower than the Boston Scientific single use duodenoscope.
Salient Characteristics

The absolute minimum requirements for this equipment are as follows.
Salient characteristics document for a disposable duodenoscope processor:
1. Processor must be FDA approved.
2. Processor must be compatible with a sterile single use duodenoscope.
3. Processor must include a lens rinsing system for a sterile single use duodenoscope.
4. Processor must include an integrated light control system for a sterile single use duodenoscope.
5. Processor must be compatible with a medical grade video monitor for image display.
6. Processor image stream must be compatible with commercially available endoscopic image management systems such as Provation or EndoPRO.

Line Item
Unit Price
Total Price
482001000: Ascope Duo- Disposable Duedenoscope, 6/cs
485001000US: Abox- Processor, 1/cs

5. This combined synopsis & solicitation notice is a request for competitive quotations. Therefore, all capability statements or quotations received prior to the RFQ close date will be considered.
6. This is a brand name or equal requirement. As such, the salient characteristics reflect the physical, functional, or performance characteristics that equal products must meet to satisfy the Government s needs. To be considered for any potential solicitation, offers of equal products, including equal products of the brand name manufacturer, must:
a. Meet the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation; clearly identify the item by Brand name, if any and make/model number.
b. Include descriptive literature such as illustrations, drawings, or a clear reference to descriptive data or information available that identifies that the equal item meets or exceeds the salient characteristics required by the Government.
7. The Government will award a single purchase order contract resulting from this RFQ to the responsible offeror whose offer represents the best value in terms of technical capability and price. All non-price factors technical capability is significantly more important than price.
8. Delivery shall be within thirty (60) days from the time of award. Shall be delivered to the VA Southern Oregon REHAB CTR, 8495 Crater Lake Hwy, White City, OR 97503. FOB Destination.
9. The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, applies to this acquisition and the following clauses AND instructions are added as addenda:
52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal (AUG 1999)
52.214-21 Descriptive Literature (APR 2002)
(a) Basis for Award. The Government will issue a purchase order to the responsible quoter whose quotation conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered.
(b) The following factors shall be used to evaluate quotations. Solicitations are not required to state the relative importance assigned to each evaluation factor. Insert the significant evaluation factors such as (1) technical capability or quality of the item offered to meet the Government requirement; (2) price; and (3) past performance. The following is standard evaluation criteria. The evaluation criteria utilized should be based on the type of supply and/or service being procured and the complexity of that supply and/or service}
(1) Technical or Quality
(2) Past Performance
(3) Price
(c) Evaluation Approach. The Government will evaluate quotations using the comparative evaluation process outlined in FAR 13.106-2 (b) (3), where quotations will be compared to one another to determine which provides the best benefit to the Government. The Government reserves the right to consider a quotation other than the lowest price that provides additional benefit(s). Quotations may exceed minimum requirements of the solicitation. The Government reserves the right to select a quotation that provides benefit to the Government that exceeds the minimum requirements of the solicitation but is not required to do so. Each response must meet the minimum requirements of the solicitation. The Government is requesting or accepting alternate quotations. The evaluation will consider the following: The following is standard evaluation language (i.e., how the Government evaluates what is submitted in the quotation). The information that shall be included in the quotation should be set forth in the quotation submission instructions (i.e., FAR Provision 52.212-1 and any addendum) of the solicitation and should vary based on the type of supply and/or service being procured and the complexity of that supply and/or service.
(1) Technical or Quality: The quotation will be evaluated to the extent to which it can meet and/or exceed the Government s requirements as outlined in the solicitation and based on the information requested in the instructions to quoters section of the solicitation.
(2) Past Performance: The past performance evaluation will assess the relative risks associated with a quoter s likelihood of success in fulfilling the solicitation s requirements as indicated by the quoter s record of past performance. The past performance evaluation may be based on the contracting officer s knowledge of and previous experience with the supply or service being acquired; Customer surveys, and past performance questionnaire replies; Contractor Performance Assessment Reporting System (CPARS) at http://www.cpars.gov/; or any other reasonable basis.>
(3) Price: The Government will evaluate the price by adding the total of all line item prices, including all options {delete preceding three (3) words if no options are included}. The Total Evaluated Price will be that sum.
11. Offerors are advised to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items, with its offer if has not been completed on SAM.gov.
12. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and the following clauses are added as addenda:
52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance
52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance
52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors
852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (JAN 2008)
852.219-10 VA Notice of Total SDVOSB Set-Aside
852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests
852.246.71 Rejected Goods
13. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and the following additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition:
52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation (JUL 2013)
52.222-3 Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).
52.222-19 Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (FEB 2016) (E.O. 13126)
52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015)
52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (APR 2015)
52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014)
52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015)
52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011)
52.225-3 Buy American--Free Trade Agreements--Israeli Trade Act (MAY 2014)
52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUNE 2008)
52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management
(Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).
14. There are no additional contract requirements, terms, or conditions.
15. The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) ratings are NOT APPLICABLE.
16. Quotes must be emailed to ladell.holmes@va.gov no later than 1 pm PST on 08/04/2021. Quotes may be submitted on this document or the vendor s own form.
No late quotations will be accepted.
17. For information regarding the solicitation, please contact Ladell Holmes at ladell.holmes@va.gov
Contact Information
Contracting Office Address
  • 5115NE 82ND AVE SUITE 102
  • VANCOUVER , WA 98662
  • USA
Primary Point of Contact
Secondary Point of Contact

  • Jul 29, 2021 11:48 am PDTCombined Synopsis/Solicitation (Original)


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