Notice of Intent for a Sole Source Contract for Prescription Eyeglasses and Optician Services VISN 2 Downstate
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Department of Veterans Affairs;Network Contracting Office 2;James J. Peters VA Medical Center;130 West Kingsbridge Road;Bronx NY 10468-3904
Solicitation Number: 36C24219Q0169 Notice Type: Special Notice Synopsis: NOTICE OF INTENT TO SOLE SOURCE: This is a Notice of Intent to Sole Source announcement only. This is not a request for formal proposals or quotes. Any responses to this announcement will be treated as information only. INTRODUCTION: The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Network Contracting Office -- NCO -- 2 Downstate intends to award a contract on a sole source basis to PDS Consultants, Inc., a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business SDVOSB -- concern, for the provision of prescription eyeglasses and optician services to the veteran beneficiaries of the following sites of care and their entire catchment areas within the Veterans Integrated Services Network -- VISN -- 2 Downstate New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Systems: VA NYHHCS MANHATTAN, 423 E 23rd Street, New York, NY 10462 VA NYHHCS BROOKLYN, 800 Poly Place, Brooklyn, NY 11209 VA NYHHCS ST ALBANS, 179th Street & Linden Blvd, St. Albans, NY 11425 VA HVHCS CASTLE POINT, Castle Point Campus, Castle Point, NY 12511 VA HVHCS MONTROSE, Route 9A/ P.O. Box 100, Montrose, NY 10548 JJP VAMC BRONX, 130 West Kingsbridge Rd, Bronx, NY 10468 NORTHPORT VAMC, 79 Middleville Rd, Northport, NY 11768 VA NJHCS EAST ORANGE, 385 Tremont Ave, East Orange, NJ 07018 VA NJHCS LYONS, 151 Knollcroft Rd, Lyons, NJ 07939 The VA has an ongoing program to provide prescription eyeglasses -- both dress and safety -- to eligible veterans. The provision of corrective eyeglasses is required for eligible veterans to meet their optic and low vision medical needs. The VA eye clinic prescribes corrective lenses based upon a medical exam. The clinical judgement and assessment are used to determine medical necessity in conjunction with VHA Directive 2008-070 -- Prescribing Hearing Aids and Eyeglasses -- and 39 CFR 17.149 -- Sensory-Neural Aids. Eyeglasses are not an emergent service and follow the administrative standard for assessment and procurement practices. The Contractor shall provide all labor and materials necessary to provide prescription eyeglasses and in house -- onsite at VA facilities -- optician fitting services. This requirement is for the manufacturing and delivery of both dress and safety prescription eyeglasses to include fitting services provided by a licensed optician. Contractor shall offer both dress and safety frames, as well as single vision, bifocal, trifocal, and progressive lenses. The sole source contract will be for a one-year Firm Fixed Price -- FFP -- Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity -- IDIQ -- contract with one three-month option period. The approximate performance period will be January 15, 2019 through January 14, 2020 for the base period and January 15, 2020 through April 14, 2020 for the three-month option period. Federal Acquisition Regulation -- FAR -- Parts 12 and 13.5 procedures will be used. The North American Industry Classification System -- NAICS -- code for this requirement is 339115 with a small business size standard of 1000 employees. ADMINISTRATIVE: The VA NCO 2 intends on awarding this contract pursuant to the authority of 38 U.S.C. § 8127c, as implemented by VA Acquisition Regulation -- VAAR -- § 819.7007. Pursuant to VAAR 819.7007b, the contracting officer s determination to make a sole source award is a business decision wholly within the discretion of the contracting officer. DISCLAIMER: No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in responses to this notice. This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract. The Government will not pay for information provided in response to this notice. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for market research purposes. The Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. Points of Contact: Donna C. Richardson, Contract Specialist Donna.Richardson4@va.gov Allan Preston, Contracting Officer Allan.Preston@va.gov NOTE: THIS NOTICE WAS NOT POSTED TO FEDBIZOPPS ON THE DATE INDICATED IN THE NOTICE ITSELF (21-DEC-2018); HOWEVER, IT DID APPEAR IN THE FEDBIZOPPS FTP FEED ON THIS DATE. PLEASE CONTACT 877-472-3779 or firstname.lastname@example.org REGARDING THIS ISSUE.
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