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Indian Health Service - DDTP Warehouse/Clearninghouse Support - RFP #IHS-19-236-SOL-00005

General Information

Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Oct 26, 2018
Category: Miscellaneous
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service, Division of Acquisition Policy, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland, 20857, United States


DDTP Warehouse/Clearinghouse Support Indian Health Service (IHS)/Division of Diabetes Treatment & Prevention (DDTP) - Warehouse/Clearinghouse Support The Indian Health Service (IHS), Division of Acquisition Policy (DAP) is issuing this competitive RFQ for the purpose of entering into one Fixed Priced contract with a 12-month Base Period and four - 12-month Option Periods. This requirement is for the IHS Headquarters (HQ) Division of Diabetes & Treatment Prevention (DDTP). The IHS, DDTP is committed to supporting the Special Diabetes Program for Indian (SDPI) programs by developing and providing the programs with evidence based, culturally appropriate, technical/medical information for patients and professionals. DDTP has worked in partnership with a number of government and non-government organizations (i.e. CDC National Diabetes Prevention Program, National Institutes of Diabetes, Digestive and Kidney Diseases, the American Diabetes Association, the American Dietetic Association, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators) to develop, acquire and make patient and professional resources available to promote state of the art diabetes prevention and treatment for Native communities. DDTP is also responsible for the distribution of information and sharing of standards of care, best practice guidelines, clinical and public health data, and other guidelines for assuring quality care. While DDTP has been able to develop and acquire the necessary patient and professional resources. IHS, DDTP requires a non-personal services contract to receive, store and distribute their resources. Resources distributed by DDTP include pamphlets, posters, videos, cassettes, Eagle books, education and curriculum packets, and miscellaneous materials appropriate for prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and clinical care. Most DDTP customers are in the western half of the United States and are therefore in postal Zones that are relatively close to Albuquerque, NM. Approximately 60% of items shipped go to destinations that are geographically in Zones 1-5 for shipment originating in Albuquerque, NM. Interested Offerors may participate by submitting your response in accordance with the following instructions: 1. *This RFP is a Small Business (FAR 52.219-8) set-aside under the Buy Indian Act. * a) Offerors must complete the attached self-certify form (Attachment #2-Indian Health Service/Buy Indian Act/Indian Firm Representation Form) that they qualify as an "Indian Firm" (HHSAR 326.602) with "Indian Ownership" (HHSAR 326.603) under the authority of the Buy Indian Act (25 U.S.C. 47). This information is required in order for the Offeror to obtain a benefit in accordance with this Act. It is the responsibility of the Offeror to examine their own financial statements to determine whether they meet the requirements for qualifying as an Indian Firm. The self-certification approach is consistent with the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) approach for challenges to Small-Business set-asides. Any false or misleading information submitted by an Indian Tribe when submitting an offer in consideration for an award as a Small Business set aside under the Buy Indian Act is a violation of the law punishable under 18 U.S.C. 1001. False claims submitted as part of contract performance are subject to the penalties enumerated in 31 U.S.C. 3729 to 3731 and 18 U.S.C. 287. * b) Offerors must be registered under SAM (System for Award Management - www.sam.gov) in order to be considered for award. Provide your nine-digit DUNS Number (data universal numbering system), which uniquely identifies your individual business in SAM. 2. Refer to Section K "Representations, Certifications & Other Statements of Offerors" for information that must be provided. 3. Refer to Section L "Instructions, Conditions, and Notice to Offerors" for solicitation instructions. 4. Refer to Section M "Evaluation Factors for Award" for evaluation information. 5. An award will be made on a best value basis; both price and other factors considered. An award will be made only in the event that the Offerors proposal is found to be technically acceptable and is determined responsive and responsible in accordance with the terms and conditions of this solicitation. 6. The Indian Health Service (IHS) Division of Acquisition Policy (DAP) will evaluate proposals on the basis of information furnished by the Offerors. The IHS/DAP is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the proposal. The proposal must be signed by an official authorized to bind your organization. The proposal must be submitted no later than Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 10:00 am (EST) via e-mail to vito.pietanza@ihs.gov. Send questions regarding this RFP (using the format stated in the attached RFP under Section L.1.3.) via email to vito.pietanza@ihs.gov, no later than Friday, November 2, 2018, at 10:00 am (EST). * Telephone calls will "not" be accepted.

Original Point of Contact

POC Vito Pietanza,

Place of Performance

Presently in Albuquerque, NM., United States
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