Memphis VAMC Seeks Laundry and Linen Services Provider

Intends to Issue Contract to Small Business

Memphis, Tennessee, Oct. 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Memphis Veterans Administration (VA) Medical Center and three outpatient clinics -- two in Memphis one in Jackson, Tennessee -- require a contractor to provide laundry and linen services, according to a sources sought notice the agency released on Friday, October 27.

These services, according to the notice, include furnishing the physical laundry plant (at an off-site location), all providing all labor, supervision, management, management support, supplies, communized linen and textile items, ancillary equipment, vehicles, and materials necessary.

The notice also spells out in more detail what the contractor who receives the contract can expect. These services will include: 

  • Processing all soiled linens, uniforms, patient clothing, mops, etc.
  • Finish and deliver the linens, uniforms, patient clothing, mops, etc. to the Medical Center and the affiliated Outpatient Clinics
  • Conduct scheduled visits to each facility for linen utilization reviews, inventories, establishing and revising linen quotas, and providing in-service and an on-line linen ordering system (electronically
  • Provide workmanship in accordance with practices/guidelines established by the National Association of Institutional Linen Management (NAILM), International Fabricare Institute (IFI), Textile Rental Services Association (TRSA), and accepted industry standards
  • Perform all work under sanitary conditions as specified by the Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)
  • Maintain positive air pressure in the clean section relative to a negative air pressure in the soiled section via physical separation, through the presence of a barrier wall and the use of pass-through equipment
  • Incorporate, in the Laundry Plant layout/design, a design for asepsis, whereby clean linen neither comes into contact with soiled linens nor shares the same physical space, thus avoiding cross-contamination and/or reintroduction of bacteria once processed
  • Allow government representatives access to inspect plants in which the work is done shall be open to inspection of sanitary conditions by Government representatives
  • Assign an on-site manager at their laundry processing plant who shall be physically present during prescribed work hours and be certified by Association for Linen Management
  • Have in place a Quality Control program to assure that the requirements of the contract are provided as specified 

According to the VA, the estimated total pounds of standard and non-standard items is 1.3 million pounds per year of clean linen. 
The VA intends to award the contract to a certified small business contractor. The Small Business Size Standard is $32.5 million, and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code associated with the acquisition is 812331 Linen Supply.

According to the notice, the VA is contemplating awarding this requirement as a base year with four option years, and anticipates the contract starting on January 1, 2018.

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