NOTICE OF INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE This notice is being published in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 5.101 requiring dissemination of information for proposed contract actions. This is a notice of intent to award a sole source contract, and is not a request for competitive quotes/proposals. NOTICE OF INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE This notice is being published in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 5.101 requiring dissemination of information for proposed contract actions. This is a notice of intent to award a sole source contract, and is not a request for competitive quotes/proposals. The statutory authority for this sole source procurement is prescribed by FAR 13.501(a). The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Office of Procurement, Acquisition, and Logistics Strategic Acquisition Center intends to issue a five year (one 12-month base year; and four 12-month option years); firm fixed price; Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to Fidelis
Sustainability Distribution LLC. (Fidelis), 204 West Spear St #3319, Carson City, NV 89703. However, all responsible sources may submit a capability statement demonstrating the ability to provide the requested FibroScan supplies and warranty services, which shall be considered by the agency before the intended award date. Interested sources who submit data are responsible for appropriately marking information if it is proprietary in nature. The Government shall not reimburse interested sources for any information provided. No requests for capability briefings will be honored. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Interested vendors must respond to this notice on or before May 25, 2022, at 5:00 PM Eastern Standard Time by sending an email to John.Tarver@va.gov and Brian.Shepard@va.gov. NAICS Code 334510 - Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing and the associated size standard is 1,250 employees. Scope: The contractor will be able to warrantee the 176 FibroScan Systems currently in the VA inventory, and that any potential contractor will be required to both sell and warranty current and additional FibroScan Systems Nationwide. FibroScanÂ® utilizes Vibration-Controlled Transient Elastography (VCTE) technology that appears to be the approach of choice to determine the degree of fibrosis. This has been validated in over 1,200 publications on the various aspects of effectiveness, efficacy, and accuracy of VCTE to help aid Physicians in their treatment of Liver Disease. This technology has been endorsed by various professional societies including the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases, the American Gastroenterological Association, and the European Association for the Study of the Liver.