SOURCES SOUGHT: 6525–Non-Invasive Transient Elastography Device
This is a Request for Information (RFI) Only. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Procurement, Acquisition and Logistics Operations (OPAL), is seeking potential Large Business and Small Businesses with a special emphasis on Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) and Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB) vendors capable of providing Non-Invasive Transient Elastography Device to the Veterans Health Administration (VHA). This RFI is for a Commercial-Off-the-Shelf (COTS) product that will potentially meet future VA requirements. Liver elastography allows the point of care, non-invasive assessment of liver fibrosis, and steatosis (fat). Elastography works by emitting a small pulse of energy, and through the use of ultrasound technology, calculates the transmission speed of this energy through the liver to give healthcare providers a measure of the stiffness of the liver. Elastography techniques can also be used for the assessment of liver fat. A typical examination takes ~10-30 minutes. Assessment of liver fibrosis and liver fat is available immediately after the examination is complete. Consistent with the VHA mission, the National Gastrointestinal and Hepatology Program (NGHP) is pursuing an enterprise-wide contract vehicle that would enable VA medical facilities to obtain liver elastography equipment (including software, components, training, and service plans) for the assessment of liver fibrosis and hepatic steatosis or fat in the liver.
- Original Set Aside:
- Product Service Code: 6525 – IMAGING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES: MEDICAL, DENTAL, VETERINARY
- NAICS Code: 334510 – Electromedical and Electrotherapeutic Apparatus Manufacturing
- Place of Performance: USA
- Original Response Date: Feb 03, 2022 05:00 pm EST