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R--Technical Support Services for Vista Open Source Custodial Foundation Acquisition

Solicitation Number: VA11811RQ0153
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Office: VA Technology Acquisition Center
Location: VA Technology Acquisition Center
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Jan 26, 2011 3:09 pm

Combined Synopsis/Solicitation

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with the guidelines and format set forth in FAR 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. This solicitation, VA118-11-RQ-0153, is being issued as a request for quotation (RFQ) from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Acquisition and Logistics, Technology Acquisition Center. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular 2009 and the latest version of the VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) supplement, current as of December 8, 2009. This RFQ is issued on a non-competitive, sole source basis to Clinical Evaluations, LLC, under the authority of 38 U.S.C 8127 (c), Veterans First Contracting Program.

The proposed action is for the placement of a Firm-Fixed Price contract to procure the following:

Item Description Quantity Unit Price Total Price

CLIN 0001 Custodial Acquisition Support 4 MO _______ __________


CLIN 0002 Acquisition Strategy Support/ 1 EA NSP NSP

RFI Document*

CLIN 0003 RFI Response Analysis, Market 1 EA NSP NSP

Surveys and Market Research


CLIN 0004 Statements of Work/ 1 EA NSP NSP



CLIN 0005 Acquisition Documentation* 1 EA NSP NSP


CLIN 0006 Custodial Foundation 1 EA NSP NSP


*to be performed in accordance with the attached Statement of Work.

Period of Performance: January 31, 2011 - May 31, 2011

Inspection and Acceptance: Destination

FOB: Destination

The contractor is required to complete and submit a copy of the FAR Provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, if not already on file at the Online Representations and Certifications Applications web site

All offers must be submitted to no later than 12:00 PM EST on 28 Jan 11. All offers must provide a breakdown of all costs to include but not limited to proposed labor categories, labor hours, labor rates, other direct costs, indirect rates and profit. All offers must include a technical description of the effort to be performed as well as any terms and conditions on which the quotation is predicated.

Please contact Elizabeth Dean at 732-578-5443 with any questions or concerns.

The following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) and VA Acquisition Regulation (VAAR) supplement clauses and provisions apply to this acquisition:

FAR 52.209-5, Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Apr 2010)

FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (June 2008)

FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (Mar 2009)

FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (Oct 2010), is incorporated by reference with the below clauses selected in Section (b):

FAR 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).

FAR 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999).

FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246).

FAR 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Jun 1998) (29 U.S.C. 793).

FAR 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer--Other than Central Contractor Registration (May 1999) (31 U.S.C. 3332).

VAAR 852.203-70, Commercial Advertising (Jan 2008)

VAAR 852.209-70, Organizational Conflicts of Interest (Jan 2008)

VAAR 852.233-70, Protest Content/Alternative Dispute Resolution (Jan 2008)

VAAR 852.233-71, Alternative Protest Procedure (Jan 1998)

VAAR 852.237-70, Contractor Responsibilities (Apr 1984)

VAAR 852.252-70, Solicitation Provisions or Clauses Incorporated by Reference

(Feb 1998)

VAAR 852.270-1, Representatives of Contracting Officer (Jan 2008)

VAAR 842.273-75, Security Requirements for Unclassified Information Technology

Resources (Interim - October 2008)

VAAR 852.273-76, Electronic Invoice Submission (Interim - October 2008)

Any offeror awarded a contract under this action will be restricted from competing on any future acquisitions for the procurement of an Open Source VistA Custodial Foundation. Any offeror awarded a contract under this action will not be prohibited from competing on any future acquisition to develop, modify or maintain VistA software for other Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Information Technology (IT) requirements.

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Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Posted Date:
January 26, 2011
Department of Veterans Affairs;Technology Acquisition Center;260 Industrial Way West;Eatontown NJ 07724
Elizabeth S Dean

Contract Specialist

Contract Specialist