SDVOSB and VOSB Sources Sought for Wilkes-Barre VAMC Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program

Sources Sought for SDVOSBs and VOSBs
Wilkes-Barre PA VAMC

G–Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program

Solicitation Number: VA24411RP0145
Department of Veterans Affairs
Wilkes-Barre VAMC
Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center
: Sources Sought

Synopsis: The Wilkes Barre Veterans Affairs Medical Center (WBVAMC) is seeking sources under NAICS Code 624229 (size standard of $7 million) that are able to provide Health Care for Homeless Veteran (HCHV) services. Services shall be provided in the Northeastern Pennsylvania area. The contractor shall make available at least eight beds for WBVAMC Veterans. The contractor shall furnish each Veteran referred for care under this contract with the following basic services:


In addition, the contractor shall provide treatment and discharge planning reflecting a team assessment of health, social and vocational needs and the involvement of the Veteran, the VA staff and appropriate community resources in resolving problems and setting goals.

The contractor shall properly maintain its facilities, and the VA shall have no responsibility for paying or reimbursing the contractor for such expenses. The contract facility shall:
1. Have a current occupancy permit issued by the local and state governments in the jurisdiction where the facility is located

2. Be in compliance with existing standards of State safety codes and local, and/or State health and sanitation codes
3. Be licensed under State or local authority as a personal care home
4. Be accredited by the State
5. Be equipped with operational air conditioning /heating systems
6. Be kept clean free of dirt, grime, mold, or other hazardous substances and damaged noticeably detract from the overall appearance
7. Be equipped with first aid equipment and an evacuation plan in case of emergency
8. Have windows and doors that can be opened and closed in accordance with manufacturer standards

The purpose of this notice is to perform market research to determine if there is interest from the following socio-economic categories: Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), HUB Zone, Small Disadvantaged Business (8a), Woman Owned Small Business, Small Business, or other.

In accordance with VA Acquisition Regulation 852.219-10 a SDVOSB is defined as a small business concern, not less than 51% of which is owned by service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51% of the stock of which is owned by service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses). Further the management and daily business operations are controlled by service-disabled veterans (or eligible surviving spouses) or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. In addition the business meets size standard for NAICS Code 621111 stated above and is verified for ownership and control and is so listed in the Vendor Information Pages database, .
Moreover qualified SDVOSB concern agree that in the performance of the contract, at least 50% of the cost of personnel for contract performance will be spent for employees of the concern or employees of other service-disabled veteran owned small business concerns.

Contractors responding to this Sources Sought Notice need to provide the following information to [email protected] no later than noon on Monday 7 March 2011: Company Name, Address, Phone Number, Point of Contact, Teaming Arrangements (i.e. subcontracts) and Socioeconomic Status.

Contracting Office Address:
Department of Veterans Affairs
Wilkes Barre VAMC Acquisitions (049E)
1111 E End Blvd
Wilkes Barre PA 18711-0030
Point of Contact:
Rachel A. Turk, Contracting Officer
[email protected]

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