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CO2 Incubator

Iowa, United States
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Solicitation Number: 36C26318Q0937


In accordance with FAR Part 13 this a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

This Solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for the following Commercial Items:

HERA1501 C02 Incubator, Brand-Name or Equal, 100% Set-Aside for SDVOSBs

Respond by: Please see INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS below.

SDVOSB Set-Aside:
This solicitation is Set-aside 100% for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). Only VA verified SDVOSBs listed in the Vendor Information Pages (VIP) Database at the time of award of contract will be considered. Quotations from Non-VIP verified offerors will be considered non-responsive, will not be evaluated and will not be eligible for award. Click on this link for Vetbiz:

Brand-Name Only/Brand-Name or Equal solicitation:
This is a Brand-Name or Equal solicitation.

NAICS code/Size Standard/PSC or FSC:
NAICS code (North American Industrial Classification system: 334516
Size Standard for this NAICS code: 1000 employees
PSC/FSC (Product Service Code/Federal Supply Code): 6640

Type of Contract/Award:
The type of contract/award the government intends to make/enter into for this solicitation is a single award, firm-fixed price purchase order.

Contract Period: Delivery Days ARO.

Method of Payment:
Payment will be made electronically to:
Department of Veterans Affairs FMS-VA-2(101), Financial Services Center, PO Box 149971, Austin
TX 78714-9971 through the Tungsten Network Client Services. For help call: 1-866-340-4980, E-mail:

Provisions and Clauses:
All provisions and clauses applicable to this solicitation can be viewed in full text using the following web addresses: -or-

General Equipment Name: HERA150I CO2 Incubator
Description & Salient Characteristics: HERA150I CO2 Incubator - An incubator is a device used to grow and maintain microbiological cultures or cell cultures. The incubator maintains optimal temperature, humidity and other conditions such as the carbon dioxide (CO2) and oxygen content of the atmosphere inside.
Required Individual Line Items & Quantity of Items:
Two (2) Incubator, Carbon Dioxide; Thermo Scientific; Heracell 150I; Dual chambers on support stand; Stainless steel interior; 150L x 2; TCD sensor; CO2 conc. range 0 to 20%; Temp range 3C above ambient to 55C; 120V, 50/60Hz, Quantity 1 unit of 2 incubator stacked, Catalog # 13998033

HERA 150i Roller Base, Quantity 1, Catalog # 13998053

Optional Line Items
Delivery Requirements (if absolutely necessary to deliver directly to lab and not the receiving warehouse at the VA Medical Center be sure to list location and contact information for recipient):

Deliver to: Karandikar Lab, Building 1080ML
25 South Grand Avenue, Iowa City, IA 52242

The Provision FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (Jan 2017) applies to this acquisition.
(End of Provision 52.212-1)

Addendum to 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items:

Respond by:
Offerors are to email complete offers to,
Offers must be received no later than: 04:00pm CST Thursday August 29,2019.
Please include in the subject line: Solicitation 36C26318Q0937, HERA 1501 C02 Incubator

Letter of Authorization to Distribute for the Original Equipment Manufacturer:
In accordance with the Original Equipment/No Gray Market Goods language under TERMS & CONDITIONS stated below, a letter of Authorization to Distribute shall be included with the offer and received before the closing time and date of this solicitation.

(End of Addendum to 52.212-1)


The Provision FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial Items (Oct 2014) applies to this acquisition and the following two lines are to be used and inserted into paragraph (a) of the that provision:

LPTA The basis for award will be Lowest Price Technically Acceptable - evaluated on technical capability of the item offered to meet the Government requirement. The government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror who offers the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable quote. The government shall evaluate the lowest quote first and if found technically acceptable will not evaluate other quotes.

Past performance IAW 9.104-3(b). The government will consider past performance when making a contractor responsibility determination IAW 9.104-3(b).

(End of Provision 52.212-2)


The Provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representation and Certifications Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. The offeror is required to include a completed copy of this provision with their offer if indicated as instructed by the language of the provision.

(End of Provision 52.212-3)


The Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (Jan 2017), applies to this acquisition.
(End of Clause 52.212-4)


52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998)
52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013)
852.203-70,B Commercial advertising (Jan 2008)
852.219-10, VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Jul
852.232-72, Electronic submission of payment requests (NOV 2012).

Original Equipment/No Gray Market Goods

(a) This procurement is for new OEM medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e. replacement parts) for VA Medical Centers. No remanufactured, used, expired, outdated (old edition or old model) or gray market items will be acceptable. Gray market items are Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) goods sold through unauthorized channels in direct competition with authorized distributors.

(b) Offeror shall be a distributor that is authorized directly by the manufacturer (OEM) of the proposed medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment (i.e. replacement parts), verified by an authorization letter from the manufacturer. The OEM s warranty and service shall be provided and maintained by the OEM and pass through to the VA. All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the medical supplies, medical equipment and/or services contracts for maintenance of medical equipment shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions and shall pass through to the VA.

(c) The delivery of remanufactured, used, expired, outdated (old edition or old model) or gray market items to the VA in the fulfillment of an order/award constitutes a breach of contract. Accordingly, the VA reserves the right to enforce any of its contractual remedies. This includes termination of the contract or, solely at the VA s election, allowing the Vendor to replace, at no cost to the Government, any remanufactured or gray market item(s) delivered to a VA medical facility upon discovery of such items.


The Clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. The FAR clauses listed below are the clauses chosen from paragraph (b) of this provision that apply to this acquisition and are incorporated by reference:
52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)).
52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011)
52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation (Jul 2013)
52.222 19, Child Labor Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (OCT 2016) (E.O. 13126).
52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015).
52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (SEP 2016) (E.O. 11246).
52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).
52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (MAR 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).
52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011)
52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (JUN 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and
statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury).
52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for Award Management (Jul 2013)
(31 U.S.C. 3332).
52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013)

(End Clause 52.212-5)
** end solicitation**

Steven A Hernandez
Contract Specialist Intern

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