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Notice Date
Notice Type
517919 — All Other Telecommunications
Contracting Office
Department of Veterans Affairs;Technology Acquisition Center;23 Christopher Way;Eatontown NJ 07724
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Small Business Set-Aside
Request for Information Local Exchange Communication Telecommunication Services for Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands The mission of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Information and Technology (OI&T), and Office of Information Security (OIS) is to partner with our business units to enable VA to become a Veteran centric service provider through the delivery of available, adaptable, secure, and cost-effective technology services. OI&T supports VA by enabling world-class service to Veterans and their families through effective communication and management of people, technology, business and financial processes. The proposed contract will allow VA SED2 Telephone Provisioning Business Office (TPBO) to centralize the management of Local Exchange Communication (LEC) Telecommunication Services and accomplish its goal of reducing overall telecommunications expenses. Please see the draft performance work statement (PWS) attached to this posting. This is a Request for Information (RFI) only. Do not submit a proposal or quote. It is requested that all companies interested in participating in this effort please note their interest and submit a capability statement demonstrating their ability to meet this requirement by providing technical details on how their company would provide the required services. Please denote the business size for North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 517919 and indicate if you are a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) or a Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB). SDVOSBs and VOSBs are requested to provide evidence that your firm is verified in VA s Veteran Information Pages. Open market items will not be permitted. This RFI is for planning purposes only and shall not be considered an Invitation for Bids, Request for Quotations, or a Request for Proposal. Additionally, there is no obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services described in this RFI. Your response to this RFI will be treated only as information for the Government to consider. You will not be entitled to payment for direct or indirect costs that you incur in responding to this RFI. This request does not constitute a solicitation for proposals or the authority to enter into negotiations to award a contract. The information provided may be used by VA in developing its acquisition strategy and PWS. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary, restricted or competition sensitive information contained in their responses. The Government does not intend to pay for the information submitted in response to this RFI. Respondents shall include the following in their submissions: Name of Company: Cage Code and DUNS Number: Address: Point of Contact /Company Representative: Phone Number: Fax Numbers: Email Address: Any applicable schedules (General Services Administration (GSA), Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS), Veterans Technology Services (VETS) Government wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC), Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG), etc.); The NAICS code applicable to this acquisition is 517919. The Small Business Size Standard for this NAICS code is $32.5M. Please indicate your company s size and socio-economic status under this NAICS. Submit your response via email no later than 12:00 P.M Eastern Time on May 28, 2019; If there are any vendor questions regarding the requirement, the Contracting Office will coordinate a comprehensive response and post to Federal Business Opportunities Page (FedBizOps). Mark your response as Proprietary Information if the information included is considered to be business sensitive and/or includes trade secrets. Any Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB) or Veteran-Owned Small Businesses responding, provide the intent and ability to meet set-aside requirement for performance of this effort, which in accordance with VAAR 852.219-10 (JUL 2016) (DEVIATION) and VAAR 852.219-11 (JUL 2016) (DEVIATION) VA Notice of Total SDVOSB Set-Aside and VA Notice of Total VOSB Set-Aside, respectively, and 13 CFR 125.6, the contractor will not pay more than 50% of the amount paid by the Government to it to firms that are not SDVOSBs or VOSBs as defined by VAAR 852.219-10 (JUL 2016) (DEVIATION) and VAAR 852.219-11 (JUL 2016) (DEVIATION). The Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) point of contact for this RFI is Contract Specialist, Amanda Bleses, Amanda.Bleses@va.gov. Responses are requested no later than 12:00PM ET on May 28, 2019, via email to Amanda.Bleses@va.gov. All responsible sources may submit a response which shall be considered by the agency. Please note 36C10B19Q0405 in the subject line of your response. WARNING: Please do not wait until the last minute to submit your responses! To avoid submission of late responses, we recommend the transmission of your response file 24 hours prior to the required response due date and time. Please be advised that timeliness is determined by the date and time an Offeror s response is received by the Government not when an Offeror attempted transmission. Offerors are encouraged to review and ensure that sufficient bandwidth is available on their end of the transmission. All proprietary/company confidential material shall be clearly marked on every page that contains such. NOTE: THIS NOTICE WAS NOT POSTED TO FEDBIZOPPS ON THE DATE INDICATED IN THE NOTICE ITSELF (14-MAY-2019); HOWEVER, IT DID APPEAR IN THE FEDBIZOPPS FTP FEED ON THIS DATE. PLEASE CONTACT 877-472-3779 or fbo.support@gsa.gov REGARDING THIS ISSUE.
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SN05310699-F 20190516/190514230026 (fbodaily.com)
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