65--580-18-1-041-0001 TheraSphere VA256-17-AP-11917

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
State: Texas
Level of Government: Federal
  • 65 - Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment and Supplies
Opps ID: NBD00159910543629112
Posted Date: Oct 2, 2017
Due Date: Oct 6, 2017
Solicitation No: VA25617N1526
Source: Members Only
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Sources Sought
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Added: Oct 02, 2017 10:20 am
Sources Sought Notice: TheraSphere

DESCRIPTION: This is a sources sought to determine the availability of potential sources having the skills and capabilities necessary to provide the SPECIFIED REQUIREMENT. All interested vendors are invited to provide information to contribute to this market survey/sources sought including commercial market information. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT. This is a sources sought synopsis only. Questions shall be submitted by email to kever.swafford@va.gov Provide only the requested information below. The purpose of this sources sought is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and their size classifications (Service Disabled/Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB/VOSB), Hub zone, 8(a), small, small disadvantaged, woman owned small business, FSS/GSA contract schedule holders or large business) relative to NAICS Code 339112, Surgical and Medical Instrument Manufacturing to this sources sought will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. After review of the responses to this sources sought synopsis, a solicitation announcement may be published on the GSA or FBO website. Responses to this sources sought synopsis are not considered adequate responses to the solicitation announcement. All interested offerors will have to respond to the solicitation announcement in addition to responding to this sources sought announcement.

The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center is seeking information about the capabilities of potential third party companies to furnish the following:

Nature and/or Description of the Action Being Processed: This is a contract for the purchase of TheraSphere Y90

3. Description of Supplies/Services Required to Meet the Agency s Needs:

1. TheraSphereA 3 GBq, 5 GBq, 7 GBq, 10 GBq, 15 GBq and 20 GBq at Calibration date and time (also available by special order in half or full GBq dose sizes within the 3GBq 20 GBq range)

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TheraSphereA Y glass microspheres are specifically engineered to carry far greater power than any other Y liver-directed cancer therapy, delivering high doses of radiation to liver tumors while sparing normal tissue. The result is a powerfully-targeted, well-tolerated therapy that may lead to patients becoming eligible for curative therapies. TheraSphereA is used in transarterial radioembolization (TARE), also known as selective internal radiation therapy (SIRT), a procedure in which glass microspheres containing radioactive Y are delivered to the tumor vasculature via transfemoral catheterization of the hepatic artery. TheraSphereA capitalizes on the uniquely organized dual blood supply to the liver, which occurs through the hepatic artery and the portal vein. In liver cancer, tumor blood supply is almost exclusively (80 100%) from the hepatic artery. In contrast, normal liver tissue receives most of its blood flow (75%) from the portal vein. TheraSphereA glass microspheres are minimally embolic and do not occlude macrovessels. Since vessel patency is maintained, subsequent arterial therapies are possible. TheraSphereA microspheres penetrate and lodge within the tumor arteriolar capillaries, where they emit lethal beta radiation that is localized to the surrounding tumor tissue. The targeted distribution of microspheres optimizes dose exposure to the tumor while sparing normal tissue.

The MEDVAMC is defined as the main location at 2002 Holcombe Blvd, Houston Texas, 77030, and all current and future community based outpatient clinics in the Houston Area. The current CBOC Clinics are located in Texas City, Galveston, Richmond, Lufkin, Beaumont, Katy, Tomball Conroe and Lake Jackson all in the state of Texas.

REQUESTED INFORMATION: (1) STATEMENT OF CABABILITY: Submit a brief description, five (5) pages or less, that demonstrates how your company has the supervision, facilities, labor and experience to provide Therasphere as described above. Include past experience in performing these services to the VA, other Government (Federal or State) agency, or for a private facility. Please specify your availability to start date and your address. (2) BUSINESS SIZE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS: (a) Indicate whether your business is large or small (b) If small, indicate if your firm qualifies as a small, emerging business, or small disadvantaged business (c) If disadvantaged, specify under which disadvantaged group and if your firm is certified under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act (d) Indicate if your firm is a certified Hub-zone firm (e) Indicate if your firm is a woman-owned or operated business (f) Indicate if your firm is a certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) (g) Include the DUNS number of your firm. (h) State whether your firm is registered with the System for Award Management (SAM) at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/ and/or the VetBiz Registry at http://vip.vetbiz.gov/. (i) NOTE that any future solicitation could only be awarded to a contractor who is registered in SAM and to receive award based on VOSB or SDVOSB status you must be registered in the VetBiz Registry.

Responses shall be submitted by email to kever.swafford@va.gov, no later than 11:30am CST, Oct 06, 2017. Fax or Telephone calls will not be accepted. Your response should include both the STATEMENT OF CABABILITY and BUSINESS SIZE AND SOCIO-ECONOMIC STATUS information as explained above. Please place "Attention: TheraSphere VA256-17-N-1526 in the subject line of your response. This notice is to assist the VA in determining sources only. A SOLICITATION IS NOT CURRENTLY AVAILABLE AND MAY NOT DEVELOP FROM THIS RFI. 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 the responses to this announcement.
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Posted Date:
October 2, 2017
Description: VA256-17-N-1526 VA256-17-N-1526.docx
Contracting Office Address :
Department of Veterans Affairs;Acquisition & Materiel Management;Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center;2002 Holcombe BLVD;Houston TX 77030 4298
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