SOURCE: US Federal Contractor Registration


October 15, 2015 11:00 ET

VA Seeks Lab Testing Facilities in Pittsburgh

Responses to RFI Due Monday, October 19

PITTSBURGH, PA--(Marketwired - October 15, 2015) - The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) on October 15 issued a request for information/sources sought notice to identify laboratory testing facilities in or around Pittsburgh, PA that can provide coagulation lab testing services for the VA Pittsburgh Health Care System.

The lab testing facility must provide reference testing services for coagulation testing, such as heparin induced platelet antibody, heparin PF4 platelet antibody, platelet aggregation panel with multiple agonists, and heparin induced platelet antibody and heparin PF4 platelet antibody panel. The facility also must be able to report results to the VA Pittsburgh HCS's Pathology and Lab Department within 24 hours of specimen shipment and provide interpretation when clinically indicted.

The VA will only consider lab testing facilities that have CLIA and other required licenses and certifications for operating the lab testing facility and CAP accreditation, and that can provide its own courier service.

Lab testing facilities interested in this procurement opportunity and that have the resources and capabilities needed to provide the coagulation lab testing services should respond with the following information:

  • Facility's name, business type, socio-economic status (e.g., Veteran-Owned, Woman-Owned, Disadvantaged Small Business, 8(a), etc.), and person of contact (including telephone number and email address)
  • Geographical location
  • Credentials (e.g., certifications, accreditations, etc.)
  • Description of capabilities (e.g., lab hours, after hours services, testing types, courier services, etc.).

Responses must be submitted by 11 a.m. EST on October 19, 2015. Submit responses via email to Contracting Officer James Whisner at, or via postal mail to

Department of Veterans Affairs
Network Contracting Office 4
Attn: Contracting (90C), James Whisner
1 Med Center Drive
Clarksburg, WV 26301

This request for information/sources sought notice is for planning purposes only. The results of this market research will assist in the development of the requirement, and the acquisition strategy (e.g., small business set-aside, full and open competition, etc.).

To qualify to bid on this procurement opportunity or other procurement opportunities must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). If you are not registered on SAM and are interested in bidding on government procurement opportunities, please call US Federal Contractor Registration, the world's largest third-party registration firm, at (877) 252-2700 ext. 1. One of its specialists can help register you with SAM.

Contact Information

  • US Federal Contractor Registration
    877-252-2700 ext. 1