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Aquatic Systems Maint/Service

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 3, 2016  -  Deadline August 12, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation number is NICHD-16-149 and is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation/contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89. The North American Industry Classification (NAICS) Code is 811219 and the business size standard is $19M. However, this solicitation is not set aside for small business. This acquisition is being conducted using Simplified Acquisition Procedures in accordance with FAR Part 13. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) intends to contract on a sole source basis with Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, Inc. - 2395 Apopka Blvd - Apopka, FL 32703 to provide a one year Preventative Maintenance and Service Contract on a quarterly basis for following mechanical components of four (4) Life Support Systems (LSS):Systems Components to be service by Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems (PAES) Technicians:• Emperor Aquatic UV Control Boxes and Sensors• Asahi CWP Check Valves• Solenoid Valves• Hayward Pumps and Motor• Aquaria Rack Systems and Plumbing • Propeller Washed Bead Filter and Components• Inspect and Service Other System Components and Sub-SystemsSystem Components to be serviced by an ESSCO Pump & Valve Technician• Horizontal Circular Pumps, Fybroc model 1530, size 3x4x10, w/10 HP motors - Quantity (8) ea• Horizontal Circular Pumps, Fybroc model 1630 - Quantity (2) ea• Horizontal Circular Pumps, Fybroc model 5500, size 3x4x10, w/10HP motors - Quantity (6) eaPentair Aquatic Eco-Systems will provide the following Service/Maintenance and supplies:• MD Service/Maintenance: PAES ANNUAL SERVICE - Quantity (1) ea• MD Service/maintenance: PAES QUARTERLY SERVICES - Quantity (3) ea• MD Service/maintenance: ESSCO QUARTERLY SERVICES - Quantity (4) ea• MD Service/Maintenance: JJK QUARTERLY SERVICES - Quantity (4) ea• Item# 1622040-OR: O-ring - Quantity (8) ea• Item# aml: Aladdin Magic Lube #631, 5 oz tube - Quantity (2) ea• Item# flxtpakv: Vitron O-ring Kit Polyline Fltr - Quantity (4) eaAs a part of the scope of each PM visit PAES service technicians shall perform inspections, routine tests, service and maintenance activities as are recommended by the manufacturer and as required by schedule or as appear to be necessary in order to maintain the systems in their proper working order and in consistent with the service technician's professional judgement. The service technician will take proactive steps to deliver quality service, make recommendations relating needed services, including advising Customer of possible change to Customer's procedures/facilities that might reasonably be expected to improve the overall condition, quality and performance of the systems being serviced.The scope of work (includes but not limited to) to be performed on each unit is as follow:• Inject a facility furnished grease to each pump and motor, greaseable ball bearing• Observe the operation of the unit. Record velocity readings on each pump and motor beading• Horizontal mounted pump bearing Velocity readings will be measured in inches per second on each bearing, at Horizontal and Vertical planes and (1) axial plane reading at the motor outboard bearing. Vertical column pump bearing Velocity readings will be measured I inches per second at one Horizontal plane on each motor bearing and at one vertical/axial plane at the upper motor bearing• During unit operation, record motor amp draw and record suction and discharge gauge readings.• Perform Annual Equipment Shutdown Inspection and PMFollowing each site visit, a report will be submitted, to contain recorded readings and analysis of any significant reading changes from the previous visits, etc.This preventative maintenance agreement is required to maintain and protect the mechanical components of the four LSS at the NIHs Zebrafish Facility. Each LSS contains pumps, motors, computer controlled frequency drives, mixers, air blowers, ultraviolet sterilizers, dozens of specialized values and miles of PVC pipes. All of these LSS equipment supports hundreds of thousands of fish that are used to conduct millions of dollars' worth of research across National Institutes of Health. The LSS equipment needs manufacturer recommend maintenance (and recommended spare parts) from a trained and certified source who has the skills/expertise and knowledge to carry out this scope of work. Without the proper maintenance and service, the LSS equipment will not run at peak performance and could potentially fail, requiring costly replacements and threatening the lives of the fish and the security of the research.Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems is extremely well suited to handle this task. They are experts in designing, building and maintaining this type of equipment. They have established relationship with local technicians near NIH who could respond quickly in the event of an emergency and have the greatest skills and knowledge base in their areas of expertise. Pentair have local technicians who service other Aquatic Habits systems on the NIH campus. Thus, they clearly understand the importance and sensitivity of the research that this equipment is used to support. Their experience with aquatic research models also provides them with unique insights into potential problems that could prevent future disasters; things that a traditional mechanical contractor or master plumber might not recognize as a problem for research aquatics. Pentair has researched the system components more thoroughly than any other vendors that were sought out by the NIH, and have developed a realistic service plan that meets the manufacturer's recommendations for all of the components and limits potential interruptions and disruption of the systems themselves. This demonstrates a complete grasp of the scope of the task at hand. The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under authority of the 41 U.S.C. 253(c) (1), FAR 6.302. The offeror must include a completed copy of the provision of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items with its offer. The provisions of FAR Clause 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items; FAR Clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items; FAR Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items - Deviation for Simplified Acquisitions applies to this acquisition. The offeror must include their Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. The clauses are available in full text at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/. Interested vendors capable of providing the required service and products to the government specified in this synopsis shall submit a copy of their quotation to the below address or via email to robinsti@mail.nih.gov. Offers must also be accompanied by descriptive literature, delivery timeframe, warranties and/or other information (specifically but not limited to: emergency service plan, scheduling and service rate, recommended spare parts list & price, etc.) that demonstrates that the offer meets all of the foregoing requirements. Quotations will be due ten (10) calendar days from the publication date of this synopsis or by August 12, 2016 by 10:00 am EST. via email or postal mail. The quotation must reference "Solicitation number" NICHD-16-149. Quotations sent by postal mail or other mailing services must be submitted to the following address: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 5C01, Bethesda, MD 20852. Attention: Tina Robinson, by the date and time mentioned above. Any questions must be sent via email to robinsti@mail.nih.gov and must include solicitation# NICHD-16-149 in the subject line of email. Faxed copies/responses will not be accepted. Note: In order to receive an award, contractor must be registered and have valid certification in the SAM database @www.sam.gov.

CLINICAL DATA MANAGEMENT

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published January 25, 2016  -  Deadline February 8, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation number is NIH-NICHD-16-016 and is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation /contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-84. The North American Industry Classification (NAICS) Code is 541690 with a size standard of $15000000. This acquisition is being conducted using Simplified Acquisition Procedures in accordance with FAR Part 13. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Digestive, Diabetes & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has a requirement to procure Clinical data management services.National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) plans to procure services for clinical data management. This contract allows NIDDK to acquire the services for currently operational clinical data information systems within the NIDDK Division of Intramural Research's clinical research program. This agreement is not intended to provide travel related expenses. The anticipated service hours are estimated to not exceed more than 20 hours per week on an averaged basis for the year period this contract is to be approved. The services will be rendered during normal business hours, Monday-Friday, excluding Federal holidays.This contract requires that the vendor (contractor) be already familiar with the NIH and FDA guidelines and regulations for clinical data systems. The contractor shall also be familiar with the key clinical data systems utilized by DIR investigators including, but not limited to TeleResults, REDCap, NICHD's Clinical Trials Database, and NHLBI's Crimson. Working knowledge of the NLM/CC BTRIS is also required.NIDDK requires that the contracted services be conducted by an individual with knowledge of a wide array of clinical databases currently utilized within NIH intramural clinical research projects. This requirement will enable the contractor to provide cost-efficient clinical data solutions to clinical investigators when initiating new clinical protocols, or transitioning data between data systems. Knowledge and experience working with the NIH Clinical Center's CRIS medical records systems is required. The contractor must possess working knowledge of these systems as there is no staff available to provide the training in these systems under the funds obligated via this contract; any such work required to become familiar with these systems would be required to be independently undertaken at the contractor's personal expense and time.Tasks:Provide assistance with the application of computer technology to clinical research by assessing clinical data. Assist with the evaluation of various technical informatics systems to determine applicability for the support of research of specific clinical diseases.Coordinate necessary computer-related activities with the NIDDK Computer Technology Branch as well as the staff supporting clinical database development for other applicable ICs.Train NIDDK personnel to independently manage BTRIS and other clinical data query tools as appropriate. Maintain the current database source code and modify the database source code in consultation with the user base for applicable clinical databases.The contractor shall be issued government accountable property to conduct routine business functions within the scope of this contract. The contractor agrees to take on fiscal responsibility related to the loss, theft, or damage of any issued property. For any work which may require taking the accountableproperty off-site from the duty station, the contractor shall obtain a government property pass for the device(s). Additionally, the contractor shall agree to complete required training, as applicable, for example, NIH privacy and security training (or refresher).The offeror must include a completed copy of the following provisions: 1) FAR Clause 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial items; 2) FAR Clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items. As stated in FAR Clause 52.212-2 (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered.The following factors will be used equally to evaluate offers: Technical Evaluation, Price, and Past Performance.Note: Past Performance Information: Vendors must submit a listing of the most recent contracts/awards (minimum of 3) which demonstrate similar work in nature to this Solicitation. Contracts/awards may include those entered with the Federal Government, state and local governments and commercial concerns. Include the following information for each contract or subcontract:1. Name of Contracting Organization2. Contract Number (for subcontracts provide the prime contract number and the subcontract number)3. Contract Type4. Total Contract Value5. Description of Requirement6. Contracting Officer's Name and Telephone Number7. Program Manager's Name and Telephone Number3) FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items; 4) FAR Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; 5) FAR Clause 52-212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items - Deviation for Simplified Acquisitions. The Dun and Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and the certification of business size shall be included. The clauses are available in full text at http://www.arnet.gov/far.PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive an award, contractor must be registered and have valid certification in the System For Award Management (SAM) http://www.sam.gov Interested vendors capable of providing the Government with the items specified in this synopsis should submit their quotation to the below address. Quotations will be due fifteen (15) calendar days from the publication date of this synopsis February 8, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. EST. Offersors shall provide an original and two copies of your quotation. The quotation must reference Solicitation number NIH-NICHD-16-016. All responsible sources may submit a quotation, which if timely received, shall be considered by the agency. Quotations must be submitted in writing to the National Institutes of Health, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, 6100 Executive Boulevard, Room 5C01, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, Attention: V. Lynn Griffin.

Maintenance Agreement for BD Biosciences FACS Flow Machines and accessories

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published March 11, 2016  -  Deadline March 28, 2016
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This notice is a Notice of Intent. The Government intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with BD Biosciences for the procurement of an annual service contract for BD Biosciences FACS Flow Machines and accessories.This acquisition will be made in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6 "Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and solicitation for commercial Items," as applicable, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are not being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Submit offers on NOI-RML-E-1778386. This acquisition is a Notice of Intent (NOI). The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-85 February 26, 2016.The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 811219 with a small business size standard of ($20.5M). This requirement is not set aside for small business. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has a need for a service agreement on existing BD Biosciences equipment, with a period of performance of 04/01/2016 to 03/31/2017. Equipment to be covered:COHR Compass Grn 315M-150 Lsr (s/n 2968); Laser Compass 561-50 Lt Grn (s/n 8772); LSRFortessa SORP (s/n H64717700104); Laser OBIS 488-100LP SORP (s/n 8873); Laser OBIS Red Cube 637-150 (s/n 8874); Laser OBIS Y/G 561-100 SORP (s/n 8875); Genesis 355-60 UV Lsr (s/n 8877); OBIS 405-100 LX Violet Lsr (s/n 8876); FACS Flow Supply System (s/n N3492774233); High Throughput Sampler (s/n U64770160224); FACS Flow Supply System (s/n N3492774184); FACS Flow Supply System (s/n N3492774185); LSR II Special no lasers (s/n H47100194); CUBE 405-50C Violet Lsr (s/n 4058); Sapphire 488-100 Blue Lsr (s/n 4069); COMP 215-20 532 Green Lsr (s/n 2968); CUBE 640-40 Red Lsr (s/n 2238)This agreement must be invoiced quarterly in arrears. BD Biosciences is the manufacturer, and this equipment must be serviced by BD Biosciences certified technicians. Must use OEM parts and cover all monitors and computers attached to these systems.All agreements must provide: FACS Flow Supply System • Labor, travel expenses, and parts (excluding consumables). All work to be provided by certified technicians with OEM parts. • Unlimited service visits, to include parts, labor, and travel. Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. • Unlimited telephone support for instruments, reagents and applications. LSRFortessa SORP• 2 preventative maintenance inspections and 2 PM kits provided within a 12 month period not within 5 months of each other.• 48-hour guaranteed response to request for emergency on-site service, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. • Labor, travel expenses, and parts (excluding consumables, lasers and printers). All work to be provided by certified technicians with OEM parts. • Software revisions.• Unlimited service visits, to include parts, labor, and travel. • Unlimited telephone support for instruments, reagents and applications. High Throughput Sampler• Depot One-Way Swap: emergency replacement within 2 days, new or used OEM parts. Return of the malfunctioning equipment to Repair Center within 5 days. • Labor, shipping expenses, and parts (excluding consumables). All work to be provided by certified technicians with OEM parts. • Unlimited telephone support for instruments, reagents and applications.• 1 preventative maintenance inspections and 1 PM kit LSR II Special (No Lasers)• 2 preventative maintenance inspections and 2 PM kits provided within a 12 month period not within 5 months of each other.• 48-hour guaranteed response to request for emergency on-site service, Monday through Friday, excluding holidays. • Labor, travel expenses, and parts (excluding consumables, lasers and printers). All work to be provided by certified technicians with OEM parts. • Software revisions.• Unlimited service visits, to include parts, labor, and travel. • Unlimited telephone support for instruments, reagents and applications. Lasers including HeNe Laser, Violet Laser, COHR Compass Grn 315M-150 Lsr, Laser Compass 561-50 Lt Grn, Laser OBIS 488-100 LP SORP, Laser OBIS Red Cube 637-150; Laser OBIS Y/G 561-100 SORP, Geenesis 355-60 UV Lsr, OBIS 405-100 LX Violet Lsr, Cube 405-50C Violet Lsr, Sapphire 488-100 Blue Lsr, COMP 215-20 532 Green Lsr, Cube 640-40 Red Lsr• Full coverage of lasers, to include repair or replacement with OEM parts and all work to be provided by certified technicians. To be serviced during PM's of equipment each laser is installed within. • 48-hour guaranteed response to request for emergency on-site service, Monday through Friday, excluding BD Bioscience holidays. • Labor, travel expenses, and parts (excluding consumables). • Unlimited service visits, to include parts, labor, and travel. FOB Point shall be Destination; Bethesda, MD 20814. Place of Performance:NIH/NIAIDBldg 1010 Center DriveBethesda, MD 20814United States Award will be based on the capability of the item offered to meet the above stated salient characteristics, price, past performance, delivery, warranty, and the best value to the government.All responsible sources who are certified by BD Bioscience as authorized third party repair vendors may submit a proposal showing their capabilities and past performance repairing this type of equipment. The vendors shall provide certification from original equipment manufacturer that they are authorized to perform these services and have access to OEM parts and supplies. All responsible sources may submit a response that will be considered.The following FAR provisions apply to this acquisition: 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (Oct 2015)FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Nov 2015) Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://www.sam.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition:FAR 52-212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (May 2015)FAR 52-212.5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (Jan 2016) 52.203-98, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015)52.203-99, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) (FEB 2015)52.232-40 - Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors. (DEC 2013) The applicable subparagraphs of FAR52.212-5 are included in the attachment to this posting. By submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database, under an active status for All Awards, prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchasing agreement resulting from this solicitation (www.sam.gov). Copies of the above-referenced provisions and clauses are available from http://farsite.hill.af.mil/vffara.htm or, upon request, either by telephone or fax. Submission shall be received not later than 03/28/2016 1:00 PM MST. Offers may be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to Janna Weber; (Fax - 406-363-9288), (E-Mail/ janna.weber@nih.gov). Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f) All responsible sources may submit a capability statement that will be considered by this Agency. Any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation should be forwarded in writing via e-mail to (janna.weber@nih.gov).

One Year Service Contract for FACS Canto I, xP FACScan, and FACS Calibur Systems

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published December 4, 2015  -  Deadline December 18, 2015
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FedBizOps Synopsis Document Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Solicitation Number: RFQ-RML-1766369 Posted Date: 12/4/2015 Response Date: 12/18/2015 Set Aside: none NAICS Code: 811219 Classification Code: 66 Contracting Office Address: Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases/AMOB, 10401 Fernwood Drive MSC 4811 Room 2NE70-A, Bethesda, MD 20817 Title: One Year Service Contract for FACS Canto I, xP FACScan, and FACS Calibur Systems POP 12/27/15 to 12/26/16 Primary Point of Contact: Secondary Point of Contact Janna Weber Barbara Horrell Description: This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6 "Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items," as applicable, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation document will not be issued. Submit offers on RFQ-RML-1766369. This solicitation is a request for quotes (RFQ).The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83, Effective November 01, 2015 (includes FAC 2005-84 effective Oct. 05, 2015). The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is (811219) with a small business size standard of ($20.5M). This is not a total small business set aside. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Rocky Mountain Laboratories, is seeking to purchase a one year service contract for FACS Canto I, xP FACScan, and FACS Calibur Systems. All interested companies shall provide quotation(s) for the following: This maintenance contract is necessary for the continued operation of the FACS Calibur ; FACScan xP; and 2 ea FACS Canto I. Under the contract both routine servicing and emergency repairs must be provided to assure uninterrupted availability of the equipment. The Contractor shall: - Provide two on-site preventative maintenance visits. - Provide unlimited full coverage on-site repair service including non-consumable parts, travel, and labor for both scheduled and emergency visits. - Provide guaranteed response time to our location of 24 hours. - Provide unlimited Phone support during regular business hours. - Guarantee that all repairs and service is completed in accordance with industry standards Quotation must include yearly fees for each piece of equipment, any required pre- coverage certification or re-certification fees required to certify the equipment before the period of performance starts. Any repairs that are performed must come with a 1 year warranty. Must be invoiced quarterly in arrears. Period of Performance: 12/27/15 to 12/26/16 FOB Point shall be Destination; Bethesda, MD 20814 Place of Performance: NIH Clinical Research Center 10 Center Drive Bldg 10 Rm 5-3816 Bethesda, MD 20814 United States Award will be based on the capability of the item offered to meet the above stated salient characteristics, price, past performance, delivery, warranty, and the best value to the government. The following FAR provisions apply to this acquisition: 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (April 2014) FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (May 2014) Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://www.sam.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52-212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (May 2015) FAR 52-212.5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (Nov 2015) FAR 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (July 2015) FAR 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (July 2015) 52.203-98, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) 52.203-99, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) The applicable subparagraphs of FAR52.212-5 are included in the attachment to this posting. Quoter must include the following provision in their quote and check the appropriate response. 52.209-2 -- Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations--Representation. (Dec 2014) (a) Definitions. "Inverted domestic corporation" and "subsidiary" have the meaning given in the clause of this contract entitled Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (52.209-10). (b) Government agencies are not permitted to use appropriated (or otherwise made available) funds for contracts with either an inverted domestic corporation, or a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation, unless the exception at 9.108-2(b) applies or the requirement is waived in accordance with the procedures at 9.108-4. (c) Representation. By submission of its offer, the offeror represents that- (check one) ____(1) It is not an inverted domestic corporation: and ____(2) It is not a subsidiary of an inverted domestic corporation. By submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchasing agreement resulting from this solicitation (www.sam.gov). Copies of the above-referenced provisions and clauses are available from https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browsefar or, upon request, either by telephone or fax. This is an open-market combined synopsis/solicitation for a One Year Service Contract for FACS Canto I, xP FACScan, and FACS Calibur Systems as defined herein. The government intends to award a purchase order as a result of this combined synopsis/solicitation that will include the terms and conditions set forth herein. To facilitate the award process all quotes should include a statement regarding the terms and conditions herein as follows: "The Terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion or addition." OR "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:" (Quoter shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s).) Submission shall be received not later than 12/18/2015 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time Offers may be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to Janna Weber; (Fax - 406-363-9288), (E-Mail/ janna.weber@nih.gov). Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f) All responsible sources may submit an offer that will be considered by this Agency. Any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation should be forwarded in writing via e-mail to Janna Weber at janna.weber@nih.gov.

Tissue Dissociator and Tubes

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published March 3, 2016  -  Deadline March 14, 2016
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This notice is a Notice of Intent (NOI).  The Government intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with Miltenyi Biotec, Inc. for a gentleMACS Octo Dissociator, and associated tubes, for ongoing scientific research in the Laboratory of Clinical and Infectious Diseases. This acquisition will be made in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6 "Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and solicitation for commercial Items," as applicable, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are not being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.  This acquisition will be processed under FAR Part 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP) and FAR 6.302 Circumstances permitting other than full and open competition. The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-85 February 26, 2016. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334516, Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing, with a small business size standard of 1000 employees. Miltenyi Biotec is small business for this code. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) intends to procure on a sole source basis from Miltenyi Biotec the Octo Dissociator for the purpose of isolating different immune cells, without killing them, from different tissue types. The benchtop Dissociator provides semi-automated dissociation of tissues to obtain single-cell suspensions or homogenize various tissues types in a closed system. The integrated features of this equipment are required to meets the minimum requirements of ongoing research being conducted in the Inflammation and Innate Immunity Section of the Laboratory of Clinical and Infectious Diseases, NIH. Place of Performance: NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892, United States.  FOB: Destination The government intends to a firm fixed price purchase order to the responsible contractor as a result of this notice of intent will include the terms and conditions set forth herein.  The award will be based on the following; price, capability to meet the requirements, delivery and the best value to the government. The following FAR provisions apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (Oct 2015) FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Nov 2015) Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://www.sam.gov/ in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items (Please ensure 52.209-2 -- Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations--Representation. (Dec 2014) is updated in your SAM record) FAR 52.203-98 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) The following FAR contract clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52-212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (May 2015) FAR 52-212.5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (Feb 2016) *The applicable subparagraphs of FAR52.212-5 are included in the attachment to this posting. FAR 52.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (Feb 2015) FAR 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) FAR 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications (Dec 2014)HHSAR 352.222-70, Contractor Cooperation in Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations (Dec 2015) By submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchasing agreement resulting from this solicitation (www.sam.gov). Copies of the above-referenced provisions and clauses are available from http://www.acquisition.gov/far/loadmainre.html & http: //www.hhs.gov/regulation/index.html or, upon request, either by telephone or fax. Submission shall be received not later than 03/14/2016. Offers may be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to Bevin Feutrier; (Fax - 406-363-9288), (E-Mail/ bevin.feutrier@nih.gov). Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f) All responsible sources may submit an offer that will be considered by this Agency.  Any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation should be forwarded in writing via e-mail to Bevin Feutrier @ bevin.feutrier@nih.gov.

Scientific Coding Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published September 8, 2015  -  Deadline September 11, 2015
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INTRODUCTION This is a pre-solicitation non-competitive (notice of intent) synopsis to award a contract without providing for full or open competition (including brand-name). THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT, NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. A SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED AND PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE REQUESTED. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Consolidated Station Support and Simplified Acquisitions (CSS/SA) Branch intends to negotiate and award a contract to Odixia, Inc. The purpose of this contract will be to assign codes using the Program Analysis Research Information System (PARIS) and the NIMH scientific vocabulary and scientific coding methodology to 700 new (type 1) awards which consist of a mixture of: NIMH grants, contracts, and research projects designated as either funded, to be funded, co-funded, or renewals that have been identified in the prior and current fiscal year. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE The intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 541511 with a Size Standard of $27.5 M. REGULATORY AUTHORITY The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-82. STATUTORY AUTHORITY This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Subpart 13.106-1 (b) (1), Soliciting from a single source and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6-Competition Requirements. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), the Agency, is dedicated transforming the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. The contract provides for the scientific coding of NIMH-funded awards. An Award is defined as any of the following: grants, contracts (including inter- and intra-agency agreements), and intramural research projects. The contractor shall apply scientific codes to NIMH-funded grants, contracts (including inter- and intra-agency agreements), and intramural research projects. The Contractor shall to assign codes using the Program Analysis Research Information System (PARIS) and the NIMH scientific vocabulary and scientific coding methodology to 700 new (type 1) awards which consist of a mixture of: NIMH grants, contracts, and research projects designated as either funded, to be funded, co-funded, or renewals that have been identified in the prior and current fiscal year. Contractor Experience: The contractor must have first-hand experience and success that indicates mastery in PARIS, CIT's SCS On Demand applications, and documented knowledge of post award grants management, application development in bioinformatics, and scientific indexing services. The minimum education requirements are a Bachelor's degree or equivalent. The contractor shall possess the following experience and proficiency: i. At least four years of experience and training in coding research and training grants and contracts funded by the National Institutes of Health, including assigning appropriate codes to define discipline, disease, research area, demographics and populations, and other categories. ii. At least four years of experience and training in the use of the ITS SCS- OnDemand web-based coding system developed through a contract with the NIH CIT. iii. At least five years of experience analyzing, abstracting, and indexing literature on research in biomedical, health, and scientific disciplines, including public health. iv. At least five years of experience and training in identifying and searching large on line bibliographic databases and authoritative information sources in biomedical sciences and research areas relevant to the mission of the National Institutes of Health. v. At least two years of experience in the development and maintenance of indexing biomedical thesauri and keyword lists. Anticipated period of performance: It is anticipated that the period of performance for this requirement will be a one (1) twelve-month base period and two (2) twelve-month option periods. CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME) DETERMINATION The determination by the Government to award a contract without providing for full and open competition is based upon the market research conducted. Specifically, Odixia, Inc. is the only vendor in the current market place that can provide the unique services required by the National Instute of Mental Health, Intramural Research Program (IRP), Genetic Basis of Modd and Anxiety Disorders Section, within the Human Genetics Branch. In accordance with FAR part 10, extensive market research was conducted to reach this determination. Specifically, a small business sources sought notice was posted to FedBizOpps referencing the above detailed generic requirements and one response was received. Additionally, knowledgeable inviduals in the Government and Industry were contacted for market research purposes. None of the subject matter experts contacted were able to identify any contractor other than Odixia, Inc. which could meet the needs of this requirement. Finally, a review of both the GSA Advantage and Dynamic Small Business Search returned no results. Therefore, only Odixia, Inc. is capable of meeting the needs of this requirement. The intended source is: Odixia, Inc. 22962 Lois Lane Bramblemton, VA 20148-5651 APPLICABLE CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS FAR 52.213-4, Terms and Consition - Simplified Acquisition (Other Than Commercial Items) HHSAR 352.239-70, Standard for Security Configurations HHSAR 352.239-71, Standard for Encryption Language HHSAR 352.239-72, Security Requirements for Federal Information Technology Resources The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement. CLOSING STATEMENT THIS SYNOPSIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. Responses to this notice shall contain sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement and include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement. All responses must be received by the closing date and time of this announcement and must reference the solicitation number. Responses may be submitted electronically to Paul Marsalese, Contract Specialist, at paul.marsalese@nih.gov. US Mail and Fax responses will not be accepted.

Immunologic Function in Autism and Related Conditions

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 31, 2015  -  Deadline September 6, 2015
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INTRODUCTION This is a pre-solicitation non-competitive (notice of intent) synopsis to award a contract without providing for full or open competition (including brand-name). THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT, NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. A SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED AND PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE REQUESTED. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Consolidated Station Support and Simplified Acquisitions (CSS/SA) Branch intends to negotiate and award a purchase order to The Leland Stanford Junior University . The purpose of this purchase order will be to provide the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Section on Behavioral Pediatrics in the Pediatrics and Develpmental Neuroscience Branch with a board certified pediatrician and rheumatologist to consult on immunological aspects of Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS/PANS) and autism research. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE The intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 611310 with a Size Standard of $25.5M. REGULATORY AUTHORITY The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-82 dated May 7, 2015. STATUTORY AUTHORITY This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Subpart 13.106-1 (b) (1), Soliciting from a single source and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6-Competition Requirements. Background Information: The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Section on Behavioral Pediatrics in the Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch (PDN), conducts clinical research on a variety of childhood behavioral problems including research to identify both biological and clinical factors which influence the onset and expression of behavioral symptoms and to develop more effective treatment and prevention strategies for childhood disorders. Currently, PDN's research is focused primarily on autism spectrum disorders (including autism, PDD-NOS and Aspergers disorder) and obsessive compulsive disorder, including the PANS and PANDAS subtypes. Purpose and Objectives for the Acquisition: This purchase order will allow a board certified pediatrician and rheumatologist to consult on immunological aspects of Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder Associated with Streptococcus (PANDAS/PANS) and autism research. The individual will provide expertise on three areas that are critical to research on acute onset Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), PANDAS/PANS. Specifically he/she will provide expertise needed to do HLA subtyping, analyze antinuclear antibody abnormalities, and determine disease mechanisms for PANDAS/PANS and autoimmune encephalitis. The physician will provide clinical expertise as a blinded rater of behavioral descriptions and measure for individuals with these disorders. The contractor will analyze clinical and biological data from subjects with acute-onset OCD and will write and edit manuscripts for submission and will serve as a co­ author on additional papers. Contractor Requirements (Scope of Work): The contractor requirements include, but are not limited to the following: • NIMH/Stanford PANS/PANDAS Cohorts-HLA Project. Serve as an advisor on the investigation, partner with Government personnel on the data analysis and interpretation, and prepare manuscripts for publication. • Stanford PANS/PANDAS/Sydenham's Chorea cohort - Advise on the enrollment of patients for long term outcome study, genetic studies, infectious triggers analysis, and immunophenotyping. • Advise Government personnel on the development Treatment Guidelines with the PANS/PANDAS Research Consortium, publication, and distribution. • Advise Government personnel in the creation of screening tools and treatment guideline flow-charts for Pediatricians, Emergency Rooms and Urgent Care Clinics which will be distributed to, and utilized by larger pediatric care community. • Advise Government personnel in the development of PANDAS/PANS data registry and data repository. • Act as an advisor to Government personnel regarding the consultation to PANDAS Physicians Network (pandasppn.org) on diagnostic and treatment guidelines, including periodic updates of content and advice on complex cases. • Meet with leaders (ID, AAP, neurology) to educate on new PANS criteria, research efforts, and research findings. • Advise the Government in working with physicians, schools and community groups to increase awareness of PANS and teach about PANS and NIMH's PANS research program. Serve as a Government advisor to encourage early referral of new onset cases as NIMH hops to better understand triggers and effects of early intervention. CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME) DETERMINATION The determination by the Government to award a contract without providing for full and open competition is based upon the market research conducted. Specifically, The Leland Stanford Junior University is the only vendor in the current market place that can provide the services required by the National Instute of Mental Health. In accordance with FAR part 10, extensive market research was conducted to reach this determination. Specifically, a small business sources sought notice was posted to FedBizOpps referencing the above detailed generic requirements and no responses were received. Additionally, knowledgeable inviduals in the Government and Industry were contacted for market research purposes. None of the subject matter experts contacted were able to identify any contractor other than The Leland Stanford Junior University could meet the needs of this requirement. Finally, a review of both the GSA Advantage and Dynamic Small Business Search returned no results. Therefore, only The Leland Stanford Junior University is capable of meeting the needs of this requirement. The intended source is: The Leland Stanford Junior University 450 Serra Mall Stanford, CA 94305-2004 APPLICABLE CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS The provision at FAR clause 52.213-4, Terms and Conditions - Simplified Acquisiton (Other Than Commercial Items). The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement. CLOSING STATEMENT THIS SYNOPSIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. Responses to this notice shall contain sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement and include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement. All responses must be received by the closing date and time of this announcement and must reference the solicitation number. Responses may be submitted electronically to Paul Marsalese, Contract Specialist, at paul.marsalese@nih.gov. US Mail and Fax responses will not be accepted.

Telemetry System

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 11, 2015  -  Deadline August 24, 2015
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) The solicitation number is HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-15-638 and the solicitation is issued as request for quotation (RFQ) a. This acquisition is for a commercial item or service and is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13—Simplified Acquisition Procedures; FAR Subpart 13.5—Test Program for Certain Commercial Items; and FAR Part 12—Acquisition of Commercial Items, and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. This is a small business set aside. (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83, dated July 2, 2015. (iv) The associated NAICS code is 334516 and the small business size standard is 500 employees (v) Project Title: Telemetry System (vi) Background: Humans in the state of drug dependence/withdrawal show signs of sleep and body temperature dysregulation. To date, understanding the physiological and behavioral bases for this dysregulation has yet to be elucidated. We propose using an animal model of addiction to further understand sleep architecture and other behavioral indices of drug addiction/withdrawal. The National Institute on Drug Abuse requires equipment to assess sleep/wake behavior, locomotor activity, and body temperature simultaneously in rats before and after development of drug dependence. Purchase Description: 1. Brand Name or Equal Purchase Description Lasers • Manufacturer's name: Data Sciences International • Model/type/part numbers: Penomah Software system (PNM-P3P-CFG) and receivers (272-6001-001) for elementary data acquisition in 8 animals, with Neuroscore software for data analyses (271-0165-CFG) • Features or characteristics of the product that are essential to the program’s use: System must simultaneous acquisition of sleep/wake behavior, locomotor activity, and body temperature before and after development of drug dependence in a freely-moving (i.e., non-tethered) animal. System must provide a telemetry device exchange service to defray costs associated with purchasing new replacement devices. The software must efficiently and consistently analyze large, continuous data sets common to sleep studies in an easy-to-use format that significantly reduces analysis time. The system must be equipped with video synchronization that will improve confidence in results by synchronizing video data to further classify behavioral events. • DSI telemetry system or equal must at a minimum be allow for o Collection of EEG/EMG signal data, locomotor activity, and body temperature simultaneously in a freely-moving animal. o future system/receiver add-ons. o implantable telemetry devices o video synchronization to behavioral events. o Ability to record up to 8 animals simultaneously, with ability to add more Delivery is anticipated 30 days from notice of award. (vii) Place(s) of delivery or acceptance:. NIDA IRP 251 Bayview Blvd., Suite 200, Baltimore, MD 21224 (viii) The provision at FAR clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors – Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and a statement regarding any addenda to the provision. (ix) The provision FAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation – Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. (x) The provision of FAR clause 52,212-1, Instructions to Offerors—Commercial Items (Apr 2014), applies to this acquisition. (xi) The provision of FAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation – Commercial Items (January 1999), applies to this acquisition. (xii) The Government will award a purchase order resulting from this solicitation on the basis of best value in relation to pricing. The major evaluation factors for this solicitation include technical (which encompasses experience/capability and past performance factors), and cost/price factors. Evaluation will be made in accordance to the contractor’s ability of meeting each of the criteria listed in the purchase description. Although technical factors are of paramount consideration in the award of the contract, cost/price is also important to the overall contract award decision. All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important than cost or price. Evaluation factor 1: Technical Capability- Contractor must demonstrate ability to provide a telemetry system that has the features outlined in the purchase description (80 points) Evaluation factor 2: Delivery time-Contractor must demonstrate ability to meet the delivery schedule. (20 points) The price quoted will be evaluated taking into consideration any price reductions. A best value analysis will be performed taking into consideration the results of the technical evaluation, price evaluation, and the ability to complete the work within the Government’s required schedule. The Government intends to make an award(s) to that offeror whose proposal provides the best overall value to the government. (xiii) The Offeror must include a completed copy of the provision at FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications – Commercial Items (August 2013), with its offer. The FAR clause is located at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/. (xiv) FAR clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions – Commercial Items (July 2013), applies to this acquisition. (xv) FAR clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders–Commercial Items (September 2013), applies to this acquisition. (xiii) There are no additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions determined by the contracting officer to be necessary for this acquisition and consistent with customary commercial practices (xiv) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement. (xv) Responses to this solicitation must include sufficient information to establish the interested parties’ bona-fide capabilities of providing the product or service. The price quote shall include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, delivery days after contract award, delivery terms, prompt payment discount terms, F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), product or catalog number(s); product description; and any other information or factors that may be considered in the award decision. Such factors may include: past performance; special features required for effective program performance; trade-in considerations; probable life of the item selected as compared with that of a comparable item; warranty considerations; maintenance availability; and environmental and energy efficiency considerations. In addition the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size must be included in the response. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov.” All responses must be received by August 24,2015 12pm EST. Eastern standard time and must reference number HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-15-638. Responses may be submitted electronically to Farrin.Stanton@NIH.gov Attention: Farrin Stanton. Fax responses will not be accepted.

Postmortem Human Brain Collection Northern Virginia District

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 5, 2015  -  Deadline August 12, 2015
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INTRODUCTION This is a pre-solicitation non-competitive (notice of intent) synopsis to award a contract without providing for full or open competition (including brand-name). THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT, NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. A SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED AND PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE REQUESTED. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Consolidated Station Support and Simplified Acquisitions (CSS/SA) Branch intends to negotiate and award a purchase order to the Virginia Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Northern Virginia District. The purpose of this purchase order will be for collection of human postmortem brain tissue, various specimens at autopsy, and medical/toxicology information that may be of interest to the Naitonal Institue of Mental Health (NIMH) for research into the neurobiology of major mental disorders. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE The intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 541990 with a Size Standard of $14.0M. REGULATORY AUTHORITY The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-82 dated May 7, 2015. STATUTORY AUTHORITY This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Subpart 13.106-1 (b) (1), Soliciting from a single source and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6-Competition Requirements. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT Project Requirements: The Contractor will collect human brains and specimens that may be of interest to the NIMH for research into the neurobiology of major mental disorders. The donated human brains and specimens will be used by the Human Brain Collection Core (HBCC) for research into the neurobiology of complex mental disorders (e.g. schizophrenia, depression, substance abuse and suicide) in order to better understand the basis of these disorders. This research will hopefully lead to improved diagnosis, treatment and/or prevention of these illnesses and their consequences, including suicide. On a daily basis, the Northern Virginia (NoVA) Medical Examiner (ME) Contractor, will review each case for potential donation to determine which cases may be of interest to HBCC research, in particular those who have signed organ donor cards and others with a reasonable suspicion of a history of mental or neurological illness, particularly schizophrenia as well as non-psychiatric controls across the lifespan. Once a case is selected, NoVA ME will contact HBCC personnel and will provide: 1) the general background of the case; 2) information regarding whether the deceased is an organ donor; and 3) the name and telephone number of the deceased next-of-kin. HBCC staff will promptly contact the next-of-kin of the decedent to obtain consent (via a recorded telephone call) to utilize the deceased subject's brain and skull contents (including dura, pituitary, pineal, and upper cervical spinal cord), blood and hair sample for research. HBCC staff will also solicit the release medical records. Once consent is obtained by HBCC personnel, the NoVA ME is notified to extract the brain, a full-length hair sample with a small piece of contiguous scalp, and 40cc of blood. The NoVA ME will begin extraction promptly upon notification of approval from the NIMH; whenever possible, the process should begin within 24 hours of death; unless approved by the NIMH Project Officer, specimens extracted beyond 48 hours cannot be accepted for donation. The NoVA ME will provide to the HBCC any relevant information related to a specimen including cause and manner of death, relevant history and/or toxicology in order to allow optimal characterization of the specimen, provided this information does not compromise the forensic evaluation of the case. The NoVA ME will properly prepare and package the specimen in accordance with all Federal, State and City regulation. The NoVA ME is expert at selecting cases that qualify for HBCC research and in obtaining pertinent psychiatric medical history information necessary for our analyses. As required, the NoVA ME supplies HBCC with a report which includes, cause of death, family/medical histories, and any toxicology results. This information is imperative for the full characterization of any specimens to be included in the HBCC postmortem research study. Anticipated Period of Performance: The anticipated period of performance is twelve months from date of award. CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME) DETERMINATION The determination by the Government to award a contract without providing for full and open competition is based upon the market research conducted. Specifically, Virginia Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Northern Virginia Disrict is the only vendor in the current market place that can provide the unique services required by the National Instute of Mental Health, Human Brain Collection Core. In accordance with FAR part 10, extensive market research was conducted to reach this determination. Specifically, a small business sources sought notice was posted to FedBizOpps referencing the above detailed generic requirements and no responses were received. Additionally, knowledgeable inviduals in the Government and Industry were contacted for market research purposes. None of the subject matter experts contacted were able to identify any contractor other than Virginia Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Northern Virginia Disrict which could meet the needs of this requirement. Finally, a review of both the GSA Advantage and Dynamic Small Business Search returned no results. Therefore, only Virginia Department of Health, Office of the Chief Medical Examiner, Northern Virginia Disrict is capable of meeting the needs of this requirement. The intended source is: Virginia Department of Health 109 Governor Street Suite 1221 Richmond, VA 23219-3623 DUNS: 809740459 APPLICABLE CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS The provision at FAR clause 52.213-4, Terms and Conditions - Simplified Acquisitions (Other Than Commercial Items) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement. CLOSING STATEMENT THIS SYNOPSIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. Responses to this notice shall contain sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement and include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement. All responses must be received by the closing date and time of this announcement and must reference the solicitation number. Responses may be submitted electronically to Paul Marsalese, Contract Specialist, at paul.marsalese@nih.gov. US Mail and Fax responses will not be accepted.

Ultra Focus Digital Radiography System with DXA

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published July 10, 2015  -  Deadline July 24, 2015
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(1) Action Code: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (2) Date: July 10th, 2015 (3) Year: 2015 (4) Contracting Office Zip Code: 20892 (5) Classification Code: 6640 (6) Contracting Office Address: 6701 Rockledge Drive Rockledge II Bethesda, MD 20892 (7) Subject/Title: Ultra Focus Digital Radiography System with DXA (8) Proposed Solicitation Number: NHLBI-CSB-DE-2015-162-KEW (9) Closing Response Date: July 24th, 2015 (10) Contact Point: Kyle Wisor, Contract Specialist (11) Contract Award and Solicitation Number: TBD (12) Contract Award Dollar Amount: UKN (13) Contract Line Item Number(s): TBD (14) Contractor Award Date: TBD (15) Contractor Name: TBD (16) Description: The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) Molecular Biology of Bones and Teeth Section (MBTS), Craniofacial and Skeletal Diseases Branch (CSDB) require an UltraFocus DXA (brand name only) to analyze tissues from mice genetically or surgically engineered to acquire human bone diseases such as osteopenia or bone fracture. (i) "This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued." (ii) The solicitation number is NHLBI-CSB-DE-2015-162-KEW and the solicitation is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). (iii) The solicitation document, the incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83 effective 02 JUL 2015. (iv) This is a small business set aside. The associated NAICS code is 334517, Irradiations Apparatus Manufacturing, and the small business size standard is 500 Employees. The acquisition is being conducted in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12 and FAR Part 13. (v) The Contractor Requirements are listed below: (vi) The Contractor Shall: 1. Provide (quantity 1) Faxitron Ultra Focus DXA, specifications as follows; a. In DXA mode the system automatically calculates BMD, BMC, and lean and fat mass percentages. Both whole body and region of interest (ROI) data is presented. b. Magnification shelf with field of view guides and automatic position detection c. Single click calibration with auto object detect d. One button operation with Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) e. Easily switch between high resolution imaging and DXA mode f. Select from bone, lean and fat tissue maps for detailed ROI DXA analysis g. Images instantaneously displayed on 22" high resolution 2.3MP monitor h. Remote diagnostic and support over the web i. Sample imaging size 10cm x 15cm (4" x 6") j. Pixel pitch 48μm k. Spatial resolution 8μm at 6X geometric magnification l. Energy range 10 - 100kV m. Tube current 0.3mA max (isowatt limited to 12W from 41-60kV) n. Focal spot size, nominal 8μm o. Window filtration 0.25mm Be, tungsten source p. Power 100-240VAC ±10%, 50/60Hz, 150VA q. Dimensions external 23" W x 21" D x 36" H (59cm x 54cm x 90cm) r. Dimensions internal 15.4" W x 15.4" D x 22" H (39cm x 39cm x 56cm s. Ultrafocus Cart t. (1) One year warranty, Installation and (1) One day in-Service training by a factory trained representative (vii) Date of Delivery: Shipping 30 days after receipt of order Place of Delivery: National Institute of Health, NIDCR 30 Convent Drive Building 30, Room 225 Bethesda, MD 20892 (viii) The provision at FAR clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. (ix) The provision at FAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items, is applicable. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Contract award shall be made to the responsible Offeror whose offer, in conforming to this RFQ, provides the overall best value to the Government, technical evaluation factors, and cost considered. The Government's objective is to obtain the highest technical quality considered necessary to achieve the project objectives, with a realistic and reasonable cost. Technical evaluation factors are more important than cost. 1: Technical Evaluation Factor (90 points) The vendor must provide the following product to the specifications below; Provide (quantity 1) Faxitron Ultra Focus DXA a. In DXA mode the system automatically calculates BMD, BMC, and lean and fat mass percentages. Both whole body and region of interest (ROI) data is presented. b. Magnification shelf with field of view guides and automatic position detection c. Single click calibration with auto object detect d. One button operation with Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) e. Easily switch between high resolution imaging and DXA mode f. Select from bone, lean and fat tissue maps for detailed ROI DXA analysis g. Images instantaneously displayed on 22" high resolution 2.3MP monitor h. Remote diagnostic and support over the web i. Sample imaging size 10cm x 15cm (4" x 6") j. Pixel pitch 48μm k. Spatial resolution 8μm at 6X geometric magnification l. Energy range 10 - 100kV m. Tube current 0.3mA max (isowatt limited to 12W from 41-60kV) n. Focal spot size, nominal 8μm o. Window filtration 0.25mm Be, tungsten source p. Power 100-240VAC ±10%, 50/60Hz, 150VA q. Dimensions external 23" W x 21" D x 36" H (59cm x 54cm x 90cm) r. Dimensions internal 15.4" W x 15.4" D x 22" H (39cm x 39cm x 56cm s. Ultrafocus Cart t. (1) One year warranty, Installation and (1) One day in-Service training by a factory trained representative 2: Price (10 points) (x) FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, is applicable. An offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certificates electronically via http://www.acquisition.gov. If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the System for Award Management (SAM) website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (p) of this provision. (xi) FAR clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. (xii) FAR clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Including the following clauses and Prohibitions: i. 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (AUG 2011) ii. 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases iii. 52.244-6, Subcontracts for Commercial Items iv. 52.2232-39, Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations v. 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside vi. 52.222-3, Convict Labor vii. 52.222-19, Child Labor--Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies viii. 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity ix. 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans x. 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities xi. 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans xii. 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons xiii. 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management xiv. 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (xiii) Additional Contract Requirements: None (xiv) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating are not applicable. (xv) All responses must be received by July 24th, 2015 at 9:00 AM and must reference number NHLBI-CSB-DE-2015-162-KEW. Responses may be submitted electronically to Kyle.Wisor@nih.gov or by U.S. mail to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Office of Acquisitions, COAC Services Branch, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 6150B, Bethesda, MD 20892-7902, Attention: Kyle Wisor. Phone: 301-402-3670; Fax responses will not be accepted

Novolas Basic at Compact 100W w/Radial Optic Laser System.

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published July 8, 2015  -  Deadline July 23, 2015
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The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Radiation Oncology Branch (UOB), plans to procure the Brand Name or Equal Novolas Basic at Compact 100W w/Radial Optic Laser System. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items, prepared in accordance with format in FAR 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation: No. N02RC52564-61 includes all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through FAR FAC 2005-82 (June 2015) simplified procedures for commercial items. The North American Industry Classification System code is 334516 and the business size standard is 500 employees. Only one award will be made as a result of this solicitation. This will be awarded as a firm fixed price type contract and is 100% small business set-aside. I. Description of Requirement The Radiation Oncology Branch of the CCR desires a laser welding apparatus for use in preparing sterile fluid paths containing pyruvate tracer after hyperpolarization for use in metabolic MRI of patients accrued through CCR protocols. The laser welding apparatus will be placed in clean room facilities of NIH/CC/PDS. They will direct preparation of the clinical doses of pyruvate for hyperpolarization and approve for administration to patients after the Quality Control checks. The salient characteristics of this instrument are as follows: •Laser Power Supply- 13V/80A power supply for diode lasers with integrated power control, power profile and process data recroding capability. •Laser Source - Laser Diode (100W) Module; λ = 975 nm •Cooling System: Air-Cooled (AC) •Fiber Optic Cable - 10m; 200 ɥm •Radial Optics: 37 mm •Operation Manual and System Description including maintenance procedure •General phone service support II. Delivery: Contractor shall deliver the item(s) within 90 days after award to: NIH/NCI Bethesda, Maryland 20892. The Contractor that receives the award will be provided with the complete mailing address and point of contact. Upon delivery, contractor must notify the NCI Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) to schedule the delivery. III. Payment: Payment shall be made after delivery and acceptance of the COR. Payment authorization requires submission and approval of invoice to the NCI COR and NIH Commercial Accounts. QUOTATIONS ARE DUE: July 23, 2015 on or before 11:00 AM EST. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: The following FAR provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal. (Aug 1999) (a)If an item in this solicitation is identified as "brand name or equal," the purchase description reflects the characteristics and level of quality that will satisfy the Government's needs. The salient physical, functional, or performance characteristics that "equal" products must meet are specified in the solicitation. (b) To be considered for award, offers of "equal" products, including "equal" products of the brand name manufacturer, must- (1) Meet the salient physical, functional, or performance characteristic specified in this solicitation; (2) Clearly identify the item by- (i) Brand name, if any; and (ii) Make or model number; (3) Include descriptive literature such as illustrations, drawings, or a clear reference to previously furnished descriptive data or information available to the Contracting Officer; and (4) Clearly describe any modifications the offeror plans to make in a product to make it conform to the solicitation requirements. Mark any descriptive material to clearly show the modifications. (c) The Contracting Officer will evaluate "equal" products on the basis of information furnished by the offeror or identified in the offer and reasonably available to the Contracting Officer. The Contracting Officer is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer. (d) Unless the offeror clearly indicates in its offer that the product being offered is an "equal" product, the offeror shall provide the brand name product referenced in the solicitation. FAR Clause 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APRIL 2014); 52.212-2 EVALUATION COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCTOBER 2014): The purchase order will be awarded to the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). The award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of quotations meeting or exceeding the acceptability standards for the requirements/technical specifications stated above. The technical evaluation will be a determination based on information furnished by the vendor. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information which is not identified in the quote. The Government reserves the right to make an award without discussions. FAR Clause 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS- (MARCH 2015) WITH DUNS NUMBER ADDENDUM {52.204-6 (July 2013)}; FAR Clause 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (DECEMBER 2014); FAR Clause 52.212-5: CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (March 2015). The following FAR clauses cited in paragraph (b) of the clause at FAR 52.212-5 are also applicable to this acquisition; FAR Clause 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards FAR Clause 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment FAR Clause 52.219-4 Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns FAR Clause 52.222-3 Convict Labor FAR Clause 52.222-19 Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies FAR Clause 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities FAR Clause 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity FAR Clause 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities FAR Clause 52.223-18 Policy to Ban Text Messaging while Driving FAR Clause 52.225-1, Buy American Act--Supplies FAR Clause 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases Far Clause 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Awards Management (SAM) Full text copies of the representations and certifications for other cited provisions and clauses may be obtained on line at the NCI website at http://ncioa.cancer.gov/oa-internet/ or from Kathy Elliott, Contract Specialist at Elliottk@mail.nih.gov. OFFERORS: Offers must be submitted on an SF-1449 with a completed 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items-with DUNS Number Addendum, signed by an authorized representative of the offeror OR provide a copy of the valid certification registrations of the offeror's System for Award Management (SAM) through sam.gov. Quotations must be received in the NCI-OA contracting office by 11:00 AM EST on 7/23/15. Please refer to solicitation number N02RC52563-61-1 on all correspondence. No collect calls will be accepted. Faxed or electronic mail quotations will be accepted. All questions shall be in writing and may be addressed to the aforementioned individual noted above. No collect calls will be accepted. In order to receive an award, contractors must be registered and have valid certification in the System for Award Management through sam.gov.

Specialized Clinical Research Training

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published July 6, 2015  -  Deadline July 22, 2015
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INTRODUCTION This is a pre-solicitation non-competitive (notice of intent) synopsis to award a contract without providing for full or open competition (including brand-name). THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT, NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. A SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED AND PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE REQUESTED. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Consolidated Station Support and Simplified Acquisitions (CSS/SA) Branch intends to negotiate and award a purchase order to MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. The purpose of this purchase order will be to provide the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Office of the Clinical Director (OCD) with residents specializing in psychosomatic medicine, a subspecialty of general psychiatry. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE The intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 622110 with a Size Standard of $38.5M. REGULATORY AUTHORITY The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-82 dated June 8, 2015. STATUTORY AUTHORITY This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Subpart 13.106-1 (b) (1), Soliciting from a single source and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6-Competition Requirements. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT The Office of the Clinical Director (OCD) is part of the National Institute of Mental Health Intramural Research Program (NIMH-DIRP). The DIRP conducts clinical research designed to expedite the exchange of information between scientists and clinicians so that basic findings can be moved quickly from lab settings to the treatment of patients at the bedside. Clinical research, including natural history protocols and clinical trials, is of primary importance to the research mission of the NIMH. The clinical research portion of the program comprises tenured and tenure-track clinical investigators, staff clinicians, and fellows in more than a dozen clinical Branches and free-standing Sections. There are approximately 130 clinical protocols, which accounted for approximately 7,000 inpatient days and 7,000 outpatient visits in the last fiscal year. The mission of the OCD is to ensure that subjects participating in NIMH protocols receive the highest quality clinical care. This is accomplished by the activities of the Human Subjects Protection Unit, the Combined Neuroscience Institutional Review Board (CNS IRB), Clinical Fellowship Training Office activities, and the NIMH Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service. The overall responsibilities of the office include the following: oversight of the clinical care provided to research subjects, management of the NIMH protocol review process, administration of the quality assurance program, authorization of medical staff credentials, and allocation of Clinical Center resources. Purpose of the Requirement: This purchase order shall provide the OCD with residents specializing in psychosomatic medicine, a subspecialty of general psychiatry. The residents will have access to subjects participating in clinical research at the NIH Clinical Center. This offers the NIMH a unique opportunity to work with highly skilled clinicians who can contribute to the research mission of the NIH and its Intramural Research Program. Attending clinicians in the NIMH OCD, including the Clinical Director herself, are recognized experts in the area of psychosomatic medicine, and all are board certified psychiatrists. Contractor Requirements: Residents will be provided for the NIMH Psychiatry Consultation Liaison Service in the NIH Clinical Center. These residents have previously been competitively selected and accepted for this specialized program. They will see patients enrolled in clinical research trials, as well as receive training in specialized research methods. Specific tasks shall include, but are not limited to: • Performance and documentation of comprehensive psychosocial assessments of hospitalized patients; • Development and implementation of diagnostic plans, including demonstration of the ability to expand the database by obtaining further historical information as well as laboratory and imaging studies; • Development and implementation of psychopharmacologic interventions; • Development and implementation of psychotherapeutic interventions; • Communication of information necessary to develop multidisciplinary treatment plans; • Demonstration of the ability to conduct assessments and treatment in follow-up visits with patients; • Critically evaluate current medical information and scientific evidence relevant to the treatment and pathophysiology of complex medically-ill patients; • Preparation of a research poster for presentation. Anticipated Period of Performance: The anticipated period of performance is six months from the date of award. CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME) DETERMINATION The determination by the Government to award a contract without providing for full and open competition is based upon the market research conducted. Specifically, MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is the only vendor in the current market place that can provide the services required by the National Institute of Mental Health. In accordance with FAR part 10, extensive market research was conducted to reach this determination. Specifically, a small business sources sought notice was posted to FedBizOpps referencing the above detailed requirements and no responses were received. Additionally, knowledgeable individuals in the Government and Industry were contacted for market research purposes. None of the experts contacted were able to identify any contractor other than MedStar Georgetown University Hospital could meet the needs of this requirement. Finally, a review of both the GSA Advantage and Dynamic Small Business Search returned no results. Therefore, only MedStar Georgetown University Hospital is capable of meeting the needs of this requirement. The intended source is: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 3800 Reservoir Road, NW Washington, DC 20007-2113 APPLICABLE CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS The provision at FAR clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items. The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement. CLOSING STATEMENT THIS SYNOPSIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. Responses to this notice shall contain sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement and include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement. All responses must be received by the closing date and time of this announcement and must reference the solicitation number. Responses may be submitted electronically to Matthew Antonini, Contract Specialist, at matthew.antonini@nih.gov. U.S. Mail and Fax responses will not be accepted.

Service Maintenance Agreement (11 months) for Varian Mercury 300 NMR System

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published June 19, 2015  -  Deadline June 29, 2015
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This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6 "Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items," as applicable, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation (a written solicitation will not be issued) and quotes are being requested. The Solicitation number is RFQ-RML-D-1743251 and the solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-82 June 08, 2015. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 811219, Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance, with a small business size standard of $20.5 million. The small business set aside is maintained for this requirement. Description of the Requirement: The Tuberculosis Research Section (TRS) of the Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases (LCID)/NIH requires a preventative maintenance service contract for the period of 07/01/2015 - 05/31/16 ( 11 months) for the following laboratory equipment:. Mnf: Varian, Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (NMR) QTY: 1 Model: Mercury 300, Serial # G2200-S009352 *Note: the equipment has been under an existing maintenance agreement and has not lapsed in coverage Contractor Requirements: Line item 1: Field Service Agreement for a Varian Mercury 300 NMR system Scope •1. The contractor will provide service and maintenance on the above system and peripherals, for a period of 11 months from the execution of this agreement. •2. The contractor will respond to requests for service and repairs on an as needed basis within forty eight hours (or a time specified by the contractor for this quote). In addition the contractor will provide two scheduled preventative maintenance visits for routine repairs and adjustments. These two visits will be scheduled for the commencement of the service agreement and approximately the mid-point of the agreement. •3. Upon execution of a new agreement, the contractor will perform initial testing and inspection of the system and peripherals, including (as appropriate) measurement of magnet homogeneity and performance (i.e. cryogen boil-off rate), operation of computer system, RF transmitter and receiver, room temperature shims, CT terminal, Keyboard, Plotter, Disk Drives, cryogen Level monitor, probes and general system operation (including resolution, line shape and sensitivity performance). The initial testing and inspection visit will constitute one (1) of the two (2) above mentioned preventative maintenance visits, and will not represent an additional visit. Line item 2: Cryogen Fill Service Agreement Scope •1. The contractor will provide liquid Helium fill service on the above system(s), for a period of 11 months from the execution of the agreements, up to 6 fills per year. The contractor will provide liquid He fill service on a pre-scheduled basis under an agreement to be jointly developed by the contractor and customer. The government intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order as a result of this RFQ that will include the terms and conditions set forth herein. The award will be based on the following; capability to meet the requirements, quality of coverage and service response times, price and the best value to the government. Responses to this solicitation must include sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities of providing the product or service. The price quote shall include: quotes for line items 1 and line items 2 with sufficient information to evaluate the quality of the service agreement (such as response times, parts covered etc...) and any fees associated with establishing a NEW maintenance agreement. By submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchasing agreement resulting from this solicitation (www.sam.gov). In addition the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS) must be included in the response. The following FAR provisions apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (April 2014) FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (March 2015) Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://www.sam.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items (Please ensure 52.209-2 -- Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations--Representation. (Dec 2014) is updated in your SAM record) FAR 52.222-25 Affirmative Action Compliance (April 1984) FAR 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (Nov 2014) FAR 52.204-7 System for Award Management (July 2013) FAR 52.203-98 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) The following FAR contract clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52-212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (May 2015) FAR 52-212.5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (May 2015) FAR 52.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (Feb 2015) FAR 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (Nov 2014) FAR 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) FAR 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (July 2013) FAR 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications (Dec 2014) HHSAR 352.222-70, Contractor Cooperation in Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations (January 2010) *The applicable subparagraphs of FAR52.212-5 are included in the attachment to this posting. Copies of the above-referenced provisions and clauses are available from http://www.acquisition.gov/far/loadmainre.html & http: //www.hhs.gov/regulation/index.html or, upon request, either by telephone or fax. To facilitate the award process all quotes must include a statement regarding the terms and conditions herein as follows: "The Terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion or addition." OR "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:" (Quoter shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s).) Submissions shall be received not later than: Monday June 29, 2015. Offers may be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to Bevin Feutrier; (Fax - 406-363-9329), (E-Mail/ bevin.feutrier@nih.gov). Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f) All responsible sources may submit an offer that will be considered by this Agency. Any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation should be forwarded in writing via e-mail to Bevin Feutrier @ bevin.feutrier@nih.gov.

Annual Service Maintenance Contract, Agilent 1100 LC-MS System

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published June 22, 2015  -  Deadline June 30, 2015
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This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6 "Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items," as applicable, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation (a written solicitation will not be issued) and quotes are being requested. The Solicitation number is RFQ-RML-D-1743603 and the solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-82 June 08, 2015. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 811219, Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance, with a small business size standard of $20.5 million. The small business set aside is maintained for this requirement. Description of the Requirement: The Tuberculosis Research Section (TRS) of the Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases (LCID)/NIH requires a preventative maintenance service contract for the period of 07/01/2015 - 05/31/16 ( 11 months) for the following laboratory equipment:. Mnf: Agilent 1100 LC-MS System. See part list below for specific equipment/components of the LC-MS System*Note: the equipment has been under an existing maintenance agreement and has not lapsed in coverage QTY MODEL SERIAL# Description 1 G1946D SL US94810242 MSD SL System 1 G1312A US83101830 Binary Pump 1 G1315A US82402689 Diode Array Det 1 G1316A US82404463 Thermal Column Comp 1 G1321A DE60555303 FLD 1 G1323A DE83106792 Control Module 1 G1329A DE82201872 Autosampler 1 G1330A DE82201981 Thermostat WPSALS 1 G1322A JP3011863 Vacuum Degas Contractor Requirements: Line item 1: On-Site Service Agreement for Agilent 1100 LC-MS system •A. Scope •1. The contractor will provide service and maintenance on the above system and peripherals, for a period of 11 months from the execution of this agreement (please define maintenance parameters) •2. The contractor will respond to requests for service and repairs on an as needed basis within forty eight hours (or a time specified by the contractor for this quote). In addition the contractor will provide 1 - 2 scheduled preventative maintenance visits for routine repairs and adjustments. These site visits will be scheduled for the commencement of the service agreement. Line item 2: Start-up fees •1) Please include any fees associated with starting a new service contract (if required) The government intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order as a result of this RFQ that will include the terms and conditions set forth herein. The award will be based on the following; capability to meet the requirements, quality of coverage and service response times, price and the best value to the government. Responses to this solicitation must include sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities of providing the product or service. The price quote shall include: quotes for line items 1 and line items 2 with sufficient information to evaluate the quality of the service agreement (such as response times, parts covered etc...) and any fees associated with establishing a NEW maintenance agreement. Contractor must be able to provide certified technicians for the type of equipment being maintained. By submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchasing agreement resulting from this solicitation (www.sam.gov). In addition the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS) must be included in the response. The following FAR provisions apply to this acquisition FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (April 2014) FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (March 2015) Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://www.sam.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items (Please ensure 52.209-2 -- Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations--Representation. (Dec 2014) is updated in your SAM record) FAR 52.222-25 Affirmative Action Compliance (April 1984) FAR 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (Nov 2014) FAR 52.204-7 System for Award Management (July 2013) FAR 52.203-98 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) The following FAR contract clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52-212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (May 2015) FAR 52-212.5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (May 2015) FAR 52.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (Feb 2015) FAR 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (Nov 2014) FAR 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) FAR 52.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel (Jan 2011) FAR 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (July 2013) FAR 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications (Dec 2014) HHSAR 352.222-70, Contractor Cooperation in Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations (January 2010) HHSAR 352.242-71 Tobacco-free facilities (Jan 2006) *The applicable subparagraphs of FAR52.212-5 are included in the attachment to this posting. Copies of the above-referenced provisions and clauses are available from http://www.acquisition.gov/far/loadmainre.html & http: //www.hhs.gov/regulation/index.html or, upon request, either by telephone or fax. To facilitate the award process all quotes must include a statement regarding the terms and conditions herein as follows: "The Terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion or addition." OR "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:" (Quoter shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s).) Submissions shall be received not later than: Monday June 30, 2015. Offers may be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to Bevin Feutrier; (Fax - 406-363-9329), (E-Mail/ bevin.feutrier@nih.gov). Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f) All responsible sources may submit an offer that will be considered by this Agency. Any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation should be forwarded in writing via e-mail to Bevin Feutrier @ bevin.feutrier@nih.gov.

Laboratory Chairs and Stools

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published May 28, 2015  -  Deadline June 19, 2015
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Request for Quotes – Lab Chairs and Lab Stools The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service, and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Additional information regarding USU can be found on our website: www.usuhs.mil. USU has a requirement for sixty (60) lab chairs and sixty (60) lab stools. This requirement is subject to the availability of funds per FAR clause 52.232-18. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This is a request for quotes (RFQ) for commercial items in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12 - Acquisition of Commercial Items and FAR Part 13 - Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This RFQ incorporates all provisions and clauses in effect for Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-82 (May 7, 2015) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) (May 26, 2015). This requirement is set-aside for small business concerns under NAICS code 337127 (Institutional Furniture Manufacturing), with a size standard of 500 employees. In order to be eligible for award, offerors must be registered in www.SAM.gov, with completed representations and certifications. This requirement is subject to the non-manufacturer rule. Offerors responding to this requirement must provide quotes for lab chairs and lab stools manufactured by small business concerns. Any offeror submitting a quote for lab chairs and lab stools by a company other than themselves, must provide the name of the manufacturer. The manufacturer’s socio-economic status will be verified in SAM.gov. Offerors interested in responding to this requirement must provide a quote for lab chairs and lab stools, which at a minimum, meet the specifications listed below. A single firm fixed-price (FFP) order will be awarded. Offerors are encouraged to submit multiple quotes for lab chairs and lab stools, which will be evaluated separately by the Government. Desired Specifications Lab Chairs: 60 Lab chairs • Chair height: approximately 37.5” • Seat height: approximately 16-21” • Seat width: approximately 20” • Seat depth: approximately 19.5” • Back height: approximately 14.75“ • Back width: approximately 16.25” • Supports up to 350 lbs. • Mechanism with adjustable arms. • Base with hard floor casters. • Class 4 pneumatic cylinder: 1.12” diameter with a 17-4 taper top end • Flame retardant seat upholstery that resists punctures, tears, and virtually all spills, and cleans easily. Desired Specifications Lab Stools: 60 Lab stools • Seat depth: approximately 19.5” • Seat height range: approximately 22.75-33.25” • Back width: approximately 16.75” • Back height: approximately 15” • Seat width: approximately 20” • Mechanism with polished aluminum adjustable footing. • Base with hard floor casters. Furniture must adhere to the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA) standards. Furniture must be SCS Indoor Advantage or GREENGUARD certified. The government intends to award one firm-fixed price (FFP) purchase order representing the best value to the government based on the evaluation factors listed below. Evaluation factors are listed in order of importance, with the most important listed first. The government will conduct a trade-off between price and non-price factors. The government is not required to award to the lowest priced offeror or the offeror quoting the highest technically rated item. The government reserves the right to award without discussions. Evaluation Factors (listed in order of importance): 1. Technical - Offerors must provide product literature, which demonstrates the capabilities of the quoted item(s). At a minimum, the product literature must demonstrate that the quoted item meets the specifications outlined above. Information on warranty, training, installation, and delivery lead-time must be included in the quote submission and will be evaluated. The government reserves the right to utilize technical (i.e., trade magazines) and customer reviews/references as part of the technical evaluation. 2. Price - Offerors must include all applicable costs (Example: Components, Shipping) in their quote. The quoted total price for all components will be the evaluated price. In addition to providing product literature, offerors must also submit the completed table below with their quote submission*: DESIRED SPECIFICATIONS QUOTED SPECIFICATION - COMPLETED BY OFFEROR PAGE # SPECIFICATION ADDRESSED IN PRODUCT LITERATURE - COMPLETED BY OFFEROR (Completed by CS) (Completed by CS) (Completed by CS) (Completed by CS) (Completed by CS) (Completed by CS) *Offerors who fail to provide the completed chart above, may be considered non-responsive. Offerors must submit the following with their quote: • Completed copy of provision 252.209-7992 • Completed copy of provision 252.225-7035 See the attached for provisions and clauses applicable to this requirement. Quotes should be valid until September 30, 2015. Quoted items must be new. Quotes for refurbished lab stools and lab chairs will not be considered. Offerors must also indicate in the quote where the item is manufactured. Items will be shipped to Bethesda, MD. Deadlines: Questions/clarifications regarding this solicitation must be submitted via email to malika.graham@usuhs.edu by June 4, 2015. Any question received after June 4th will not be answered. Questions will not be answered over the phone or submitted by any other means. All questions will be answered in an amendment to the solicitation posted on or around June 10th. Quote packages are due by 10:00 PM Eastern Local Time on June 19th. Quotes must be submitted via email to malika.graham@usuhs.edu. Quotes will not be accepted by any other means. Late quotes will not be considered. Quote packages should include a cover sheet that provides the following information: • Company Name • Point of Contact, to include email and phone number • DUNS number • Statement that includes acknowledgment of latest amendment number

Extended Warranty Master Agreement with Olympus Inc. for Multiphoton microscope FV1000MPE

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published March 23, 2015  -  Deadline April 2, 2015
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Introduction: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is HHS-NIH-NIDA(SSSA)-2015-CSS-211 and the solicitation is issued as an request for quotation (RFQ). Acqusition Authority: This acquisition is for a commercial item or service and is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures; FAR Subpart 13.5-Test Program for Certain Commercial Items; and FAR Part 12-Acquisition of Commercial Items, and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-05-80, dated March 2, 2015. North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code: The intended procurement classified under NAICS 334516 code and the Size Standard is 500 employees. Contract Type: The Government intends to issue a firm fixed price purchase order for this requirement. Description of Requirement: Purpose: The National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the NIH would like to procure a service agreement for an Extended Warranty Master Agreement for the Multiphoton Microscope FV1000MPE. Place of Performance: The microscope is located in room 05B014B in the BRC. The room requires key card access. The contractor will be given entry to the room during normal business hours 8am - 6pm on weekdays. Period of Performance: Base Year: April 20, 2015 through April 19, 2016 Option Year 1: April 20, 2016 through April 19, 2017 Option Year 2: April 20, 2017 through April 19, 2018 Option Year 3: April 20, 2018 through April 19, 2019 Project Requirements: The multiphoton microscope FV1000MPPE microscope was purchased in 2009. The Contractor must have the technical staff to support, maintain and modify this equipment; as well as provide essential parts of the microscope such as lasers, objectives and software to run image acquisition programs that match the settings of the microscope. The contractor will travel to the BRC and repair the microscope as needed. The contractor shall provide service and maintenance for all portions of the multiphoton microscope FV1000MPPE, in order to ensure operation of the equipment at maximum performance. This includes but not limited to the lasers, computer system, software, mechanical, optical, electrical, electronic and wear-related components of the imaging system. The contractor will travel to the BRC and repair the microscope as needed. Specifically the contractor shall: 1. Supply all replacement parts as required on an exchange (good-as-new) or new part basis in order to maintain the equipment at Original Equipment Manufacturer's (OEM's) specifications. 2. Locate a service engineer during the coverage period 8am-6pm, Monday through Friday to assure efficient service of the microscope. 3. Contractor Responsibilities: The Contractor shall provide all necessary documentation, repair parts, spare parts, accessories, maintenance supplies, all special tools, test and support equipment, travel and transportation, personnel skill requirements, and other related services required in performance of maintenance tasks to keep the equipment in good operating condition, except for costs of repairs occasioned by fault or negligence of the Government or its agent. 4. Interchangeability of parts is required, (NRCC Wash C8)(Oct 1992). All replacement/spare parts and supplies to be furnished by the Contractor under this contract shall be guaranteed to be equal in all respects (including performance, interchangeability, durability, and quality) to parts specified by the OEM. 5. This contract will allow the future flexibility to procure hardware and software upgrades as deemed necessary for the system to function at the highest quality of performance 6. Service engineers must be specially trained and certified to work on the multiphoton FV1000MPE equipment purchased from Olympus. Delivery: Technician certifications must be provided for all service engineers assigned to the multiphoton microscope FV1000MPE. A written summary report should be turned in within 48 hours of any service visit. Government Responsibilities: The microscope is located in room 05B014B in the BRC. The room requires key card access. The Contractor will be given entry to the room during normal business hours 8am - 6pm on weekdays. Travel: Travel to the NIH is the sole responsibility of the contractor. Applicable Clauses and Provisions: All Offerors MUST be actively registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov The provision of FAR clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. (ix) The provision of FAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items applies to this acquisition; the provision of FAR clause 52.217-9, Option to Extend the Term of the Contract, applies to this acquisition. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, technical, price and other factors considered. A completed copy of the provision at FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, is required with any offer submitted. The FAR clause is located at http://www.acquisition.gov/far/. This requirement may be met by completion of the provision in the System for Award Management. FAR clauses 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items and 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial items apply to this acquisition. FAR clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (September 2013), applies to this acquisition. The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement. There are no additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions determined by the contracting officer to be necessary for this acquisition and consistent with customary commercial practices. Response Format: Responses to this solicitation must include sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement. The price quote shall include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, delivery terms, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), the certification of business size, product or catalog numbers, product description and other information or factors that may be considered in the award decision. Such factors may include: past performance; special features required for effective program performance; trade-in considerations; probable life of the item selected as compared with that of a comparable item; warranty considerations; maintenance availability; and environmental and energy efficiency considerations. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov." All responses must be received by April 2, 2015 at 12:00pm EST and must reference number HHS-NIH-NIDA(SSSA)-2015-CSS-211. Responses may be submitted electronically to rodney.brooks@nih.gov and samantha.kelly2@nih.gov "All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency."

SEQUENCING SERVICES

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published March 11, 2015  -  Deadline March 25, 2015
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FedBizOpps Announcement Commercial Item Acquisition - Competitive (12-09-08) Professional Acquisition Support Services General Information Document Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Solicitation Number: NIHLM2015412 Posted Date: March 11, 2015 Response Date: March 25, 2015 Classification Code: Q - Medical Services NAICS Code: 813990 - Other Similar Organizations (except Business, Professional, Labor, and Political Organizations) Contracting Office Address Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD, 20894 Description This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format under Simplified Acquisition Procedures at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items; and FAR Subpart 13.5, Test Program for Certain Commercial Items; as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is being issued as Request for Quotations (RFQ) NIHLM2015412. This solicitation document incorporates provisions and clauses that are in effect in the March 2005 Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Revision, including all FAR Circulars issued as of the date of this synopsis. Our high-throughput experiments present many leads that we must follow-up at a functional level. Traditional mutagenesis takes at least a postdoc year of effort per gene, but we have many hundreds of candidate genes to screen. Members of our team have identified several hundred genes that show sex-biased expressed just when germline sexual identity is established in the embryo. In vivo RNAi is an effective tool for determining the function of these genes specifically in the somatic gonad and germcells. This allows use to examine the function of genes that may have vital roles in the whole organism (and thus result in uniformative lethal phenotypes). Services to be performed: Injection Service: Upon receipt from the customer of DNA and mRNA for each construct, contractor shall perform the following: 1. Purify the DNA prior to injections using our in house technique. 2. Combine the DNA and mRNA immediately prior to injection. 3. Collect and ship the injected embryos/larvae. Mutation Service: One mutant for TALEN projects where they produce the T ALEN. For non-homologous end joining projects, contactor shall perform mutation screening at three stages: 1. Injection and mutation screening of NHEJ with a mixture of mutation (contractor shall ship at least 3 vials of flies containing one or more mutation per vial). 2. Injection and mutation screening of NHEJ with separated mutations (contractor shall ship at least 3 vials of flies containing a single mutation). 3. Injection and mutation screening of NHEJ with separated mutations and sequencing (contractor shall ship at least 3 vials of flies containing a single mutation with sequencing). Upon receipt from the customer of DNA and mRNA for each construct, contractor shall perform the following: I. Purify the DNA prior to injections using our in house technique. 2. Combine the DNA and mRNA immediately prior to injection. 3. Cross and screen flies to desired level. 4. Ship mutated flies. The purchase order term will be for a 12-month period from date of award of a purchase order. The contract will be awarded to the responsible offeror whose offer fully meets the requirements of the solicitation, provides the best value, with price and technical factors equally important in award evaluation. The offeror must include a completed copy of the following provisions: 1) FAR Clause 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial; 2) FAR Clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items. As stated in FAR Clause 52.212-2 (a), "The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered." The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Technical Evaluation, Price, and Past Performance; 3) FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items; 4) FAR Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statues or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; and 5) FAR Clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items - Deviation for Simplified Acquisitions. Vendors must submit a listing of the most recent contracts/awards (minimum of 3) in which similar service was purchased. Contracts/awards may include those entered within the Federal Government, state and local governments and commercial concerns. Include the following information for each contract or subcontract: 1. Name of Contracting Organization, 2. Contract Number (for subcontracts provide the prime contract number and the subcontract number, 3. Contract Type, 4. Total Contract Value, 5. Description of Requirement to include Statement of Work, 6. Contracting Officer's Name and Telephone Number, and 7. Program Manager's Name and Telephone Number. * If past performance questionnaire is available, please submit. All responses received within 15 days from the date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed acquisition is based upon responses to this notice and is solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive acquisition. The offeror must include in their quotation, the unit price, the list price, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. The clauses are available in full text at http://www.arnet.gov/far . Interested vendors capable of furnishing the government with the item specified in this synopsis should submit their quotation to the below address. Quotations will be due fifteen (15) calendar days from the publication date of this synopsis on March 24, 2015. The quotation must reference "Solicitation number" NIHLM2015412. Sources having the ability to provide the services described above shall provide clear and comprehensive information supporting their experience, past performance and pricing. An offeror's response shall not exceed 10 pages, excluding resumes. Any questions can be submitted to Verne Griffin, Business Opportunity Specialist, at 301-594-7730. All information received will be considered as part of a competitive acquisition. RESPONSES ARE DUE BY 11:00 A.M. LOCAL TIME ON March 25, 2015 Additional Point of Contact - Maxwell J. Kimpson at kimpsonm@mail.nlm.nih.gov .

Anesthetic & Inhalation Gases (Oxygen and CO2), 1 year supply & delivery

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published April 8, 2015  -  Deadline April 21, 2015
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This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6 "Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items," as applicable, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation (a written solicitation will not be issued) and quotes are being requested. The Solicitation number is RFQ-RML-D-15011 and the solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ). The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-80 March 2, 2015. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 325120, Industrial Gas Manufacturing, with a small business size standard of 1,000 employees. This requirement is being competed full and open and the small business set-aside is dissolved. Description of the Requirement: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) requires a contractor to supply and delivery medical grade anesthetic and inhalation gases, Oxygen and Carbon Dioxide, for the Comparative Medicine Branch (CMB), Bethesda, MD. The purchase order will be for one year's worth of gases, not to exceed the total quantities listed, per line item, in the order. The period of performance will be one year from the date of the order (anticipated 05/01/2015), for the total quantities listed below. •1) USP Grade Medical Carbon Dioxide, size 50 lbs cylinder,CGA-320 QTY: 150 ea. •2) USP Grade Medical Carbon Dioxide, sz E cylinder, CGA-940 QTY: 450 ea. •3) Oxygen, USP Grade, size E cylinder, CGA-870 QTY: 550 ea. •4) Oxygen, USP Grade, size EA cylinder, CGA-870 QTY: 200 ea. •5) Delivery fee QTY: 156 ea. •6) Fuel Surcharge QTY: 156 ea. •7) Hazmat Charge QTY: 156 ea. •8) Rental Charge QTY: 144 ea. Place of Performance: The CMB has four unique delivery points associated with this order: •1) NIH, 50 South Dr., BLDG 50, Bethesda, MD 20892 •2) NIH, 33 North Dr., BLDG 33, Bethesda, MD 20892 •3) NIH, 4 Memorial Dr., BLDG 04, Bethesda, MD 20892 •4) NIH, 9000 Rockville Pike, BLDG 14BS Medlars Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 The CMB requires a reliable and steady supply of the gases to be delivered weekly. The quantities of gas to be delivered will be decided weekly on a "replenish as needed" (pick up old tanks and replace the same number) basis. Additional tanks may be requested to supplement existing weekly deliveries. The government intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order as a result of this RFQ that will include the terms and conditions set forth herein. The award will be based on the following; capability to meet the requirements, delivery, price and the best value to the government. Responses to this solicitation must include sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities of providing the product or service. The price quote shall include: unit price, product/catalog numbers and associated fees (per line items 1-8 above). Please include information regarding which days of the week deliveries could be made and minimum lead times associated with order / emergency order requests. By submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchasing agreement resulting from this solicitation (www.sam.gov). In addition the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS) must be included in the response. The following FAR provisions apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (April 2014) FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (March 2015) Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://www.sam.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items (Please ensure 52.209-2 -- Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations--Representation. (Dec 2014) is updated in your SAM record) FAR 52.222-25 Affirmative Action Compliance (April 1984) FAR 52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (Nov 2014) FAR 52.204-7 System for Award Management (July 2013) FAR 52.203-98 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (DEVIATION 2015-02) The following FAR contract clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52-212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (Dec 2014) FAR 52-212.5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (March 2015) FAR 52.203-99 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (Feb 2015) FAR 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (Nov 2014) FAR 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013) FAR 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (July 2013) FAR 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications (Dec 2014) HHSAR 352.222-70, Contractor Cooperation in Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations (January 2010) *The applicable subparagraphs of FAR52.212-5 are included in the attachment to this posting. Copies of the above-referenced provisions and clauses are available from http://www.acquisition.gov/far/loadmainre.html & http: //www.hhs.gov/regulation/index.html or, upon request, either by telephone or fax. To facilitate the award process all quotes must include a statement regarding the terms and conditions herein as follows: "The Terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion or addition." OR "The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:" (Quoter shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s).) Submissions shall be received not later than 04/21/2015. Offers may be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to Bevin Feutrier; (Fax - 406-363-9329), (E-Mail/ bevin.feutrier@nih.gov). Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f) All responsible sources may submit an offer that will be considered by this Agency. Any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation should be forwarded in writing via e-mail to Bevin Feutrier @ bevin.feutrier@nih.gov.

Lab Management Support Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 14, 2014  -  Deadline November 20, 2014
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THIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NON-COMPETITIVE (NOTICE OF INTENT) SYNOPSIS TO AWARD A CONTRACT WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME). THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT, NOT A REQUEST FOR A PROPOSAL. A SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED AND PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE REQUESTED. This is a Follow-On Requirement. ISSO AND 508 COMPLIANCE NOT REQUIRED. INTRODUCTION: The National Institute of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Office of Acquisition (OA) on behalf of the National Human Genome Research Institute, (NHGRI), intends to negotiate and award a purchase order on a non-competitive sole source basis to BTR Inc., 731-E Walker Road, Great Falls, Virginia 22066 to continue providing: laboratory management support services to the National Institutes of Health, National Human Genome Research Institute, including administrative, regulatory, equipment maintenance and repair, and waste recycling and management A. Background: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) mission has expanded to encompass a broad range of studies aimed at understanding the structure and function of the human genome and its role in health and disease. To that end NHGRI supports the development of resources and technology that will accelerate genome research and its application to human health. A critical part of the NHGRI mission continues to be the study of the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genome research. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), Division of Intramural Research (DIR) was established to serve as a hub where development of technology for the rapid isolation and analysis of disease genes will be carried out. The DIR's basic research laboratories and clinical branches develop and use the most advanced techniques to conduct research in medical genetics. Research includes identifying and understanding the molecular basis of human genetic disease and planning and carrying out clinical trials to test methods for the treatment. B. Purpose and Objectives: The purpose of this contract is to provide laboratory management support for NHGRI, including administrative, regulatory, equipment maintenance and repair, and waste recycling and management. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) has a recurring need for Genetic Disease Research Branch; Medical Genomics and Metabolic Genetics Branch to manage their laboratories, including administrative, regulatory, equipment maintenance and repair, and waste recycling and disposal. The scientific research includes programs T cell signaling, Limb development, inherited human disorders, common variants and human disease and genetic components of coat color. In order to continue supporting this vital ongoing research, the branch needs lab management support staff. C. Scope of Work: The contractor shall have experience in government, and specifically, NIH procurement processes as well as understanding of the scientific process and experience communicating with scientists concerning their need for supplies and services. Contractor's Requirements: 1. The Contractor shall understand and have experience with the policies and regulations concerning NIH procurement, including the New Business System (NBS) and have experience working with NIH contracting staff to implement large procurement actions. 2. The contractor shall design and maintain a product database that includes all items needed by the lab, with the quantities that the lab requires, as well as ordering information for their procurement. 3. The Contractor shall conduct weekly physical inventory of standard items, engage in discussions with the scientific staff to determine the special needs, and order preparation, in accordance with all NIH regulations. 4. The Contractor shall have experience in the execution of equipment purchases, including working with the scientists and procurement staff to fulfill all requirements for those purchases, including assisting in obtaining competitive quotes and editing justifications. 5. The Contractor shall perform regulatory tasks performing radioactive monitoring of the labs, including Geiger counter scanning, and wipe tests, both making the swipes and processing samples. 6. The Contractor shall understand and perform the implementation of NIH safety policies and programs, such as the allergy awareness program, LAPP. 7. The Contractor shall assist in the management of evacuation procedures and monitoring personnel (OEC), and must serve as safety officers, as required. 8. The Contractor shall ensure that the equipment in the lab is maintained, and service contracts kept up to date, as required by the lab. 9. The contractor shall comply with waste management procedures, and assist the lab staff for compliance with all recycling and waste/recycling regulations, including separation of lab waste and recyclables with implementation aids identified for the scientific staff, and monitoring tissue culture rooms and other common lab areas to encourage participation. D. Other Considerations: Quality Assurance: The supervision of this project and the contractor (including the determination of specific goals, evaluation of quality and timeliness of work) will be performed by the NHGRI Lab Management Staff. Government Responsibilities: Contractor shall have use of lab and office facilities located at the NIH, Building 49 or an equivalent location. Other NHGRI Government facilities will also be available to the contractor as determined necessary by the NHGRI. Reporting Requirements and Deliverables: The contractor shall work closely with the NHGRI/Government Staff and Lab Management members. Contractor shall communicate oral and written updates, as required by the NHGRI Staff. Program Management: Contractor shall work independently with no direct supervision but with the guidance of the Government. Inspection and Acceptance: The Government will review, inspect, and approve all documentation to guarantee that the work performed by the contractor is within the scope of the work that has been proposed for the contractor. Period of Performance: Base Year: 12 Months Option Year 1: 12 Months Option Year 2: 12 Months Option Year 3: 12 Months REGULATORY AUTHORITY This acquisition is conducted under the authority of 41 U.S.C. 253(c) as set forth in FAR Part 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION Industry Classification (NAICS) Code is 541990, All Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services, small business size standard is $15.0M. The acquisition is being conducted under FAR Part 13, simplified acquisition procedures, therefore the requirements of FAR Part 6 B Competitive Requirements are not applicable (FAR Part 6.001). The resultant Contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-77 (November 13, 2014). This synopsis is not a request for competitive proposals. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. Responses to this notice shall contain sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement and include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov." A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement. All responses must be received by November 20, 2014 and must reference synopsis number HHS-NIH-NHLBI-CSB-(HG)-2015-021-DLM, may be submitted to the National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Office of Acquisition, COAC Services Branch, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 6149, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7902, Attention: Dorothy Maxwell. Response may be submitted electronically to maxwelld@mail.nih.gov. Faxes will not be accepted. Responses will only be accepted if dated and signed by an authorized company representative. "All responsible sources may submit a bid, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency."

3 Tesla MRI Systems

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 5, 2015  -  Deadline August 19, 2015
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INTRODUCTION AND AUTHORITY This is a combined synopsis/solicitation (CSS) for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) subpart 12.6, "Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items," as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued. This solicitation is a request for quotations (RFQ). The solicitation number is HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-15-647. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83, dated July 2, 2015. The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through this date. The National Institute on Drug Abuse, Office of Station Support/Simplified Acquisitions is seeking to upgrade or replace two (2) 3T MRI systems for state-of-the-art functional MRI research with the appropriate installation, training, and support. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334516, with a small business size standard of 500 employees. SET-ASIDE STATUS This acquisition is NOT set aside for small businesses and is available for full and open competition. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT Background Information/Purpose and Objectives The National Institute of Mental Health functional MRI Facility (FMRIF) is a core resource of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) intramural research program. Initiated in 1999 primarily by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), its function is to serve as a resource by which all NIH institutes can perform Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) studies that further the understanding of healthy and diseased brain anatomy, function and physiology. The FMRIF currently operates four 3T and one 7T MRI human MRI systems. To continue the cutting-edge research performed by the NIH, it is necessary that the FMRIF have the most modern equipment available, providing researchers with access to the latest equipment, tools, and techniques for their experiments. This requirement entails acquisition of two (2) MRI Systems for this purpose. The acquisition shall include upgrading the electronics and support systems on two aging MRI scanners to allow the FMRIF to be able to provide the latest tools and techniques to NIH researchers, or replacement of the two aging MRI Scanners. These systems are to be used for clinical and preclinical research. Project Requirements 1. Replacement or Upgrade of MRI Systems The FMRIF requires installation of two (2) MRI Systems suitable for state-of-the-art functional MRI research. The installation may be an upgrade of current equipment or replacement of current equipment. The current equipment is comprised of two (2) General Electric (GE) Signa HDx 3T MRI Systems, designated FMRIF-3TA and FMRIF-3TB (System IDs. 301496MR3T5MR and 301496MR3T6MR, respectively). If the current equipment is replaced, the contractor providing the replacement shall remove the current equipment. The project shall be accomplished as a turn-key installation so that all site preparation, removal and modifications as well as all the steps needed for NIH design review shall be included as part of one contract. a. Existing Systems Available as Trade-in For the purposes of this requirement, the FMRIF's two existing MRI Systems involved will be available for Trade-In. The existing systems are: 1. FMRIF-3TA: GE Signa HDx 3T with 16 receiver channels and multinuclear option. 2. FMRIF-3TB: GE Signa HDx 3T with 32 receiver channels b. General Systems Performance Requirements The upgraded or replaced MRI Systems must be capable of collection of state-of-the-art images of the brain for functional MRI using Echo Planar Imaging (EPI), diffusion MRI (dMRI) including diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), diffusion spectrum imaging (DSI), and routine high-resolution neurological and structural brain imaging. Pulse sequence software for the MRI Systems shall be included so that pulse sequences can be modified by NIH investigators. Experimental MRI pulse sequences must be sharable with other researchers in the field. Real-time streaming access must be provided for the acquired magnetic resonance raw data for in-house developed image reconstruction. c. Magnet Field Strength and Bore Size The upgraded or replaced MRI systems shall have a magnetic field strength of 3T. The minimum bore diameter of the system with a transmit/receive radio frequency (RF) body coil and gradient hardware subsystems in place shall be 60cm. d. Gradients The upgraded or replaced MRI Systems shall have gradient subsystems capable of providing a gradient strength of +/-50 mT/m along each physical (X, Y, Z) gradient axis both independently and simultaneously. The magnetic field gradient for each physical (X, Y, Z) gradient axis must be capable of being slewed independently and simultaneously at 200mT/m/ms through all gradient amplitudes. e. Radiofrequency Receiver System & Coils The upgraded or replaced MRI Systems shall provide a minimum of 32 receiver channels capable of simultaneous (parallel) operation. The system must include head coils with at least 32 channels suitable for use in fMRI, dMRI and other neurological applications. The systems shall include a potential future upgrade option that allows up to at least 64 channel parallel operation. f. Radiofrequency Transmit System The upgraded or replaced MRI Systems shall provide a quadrature or dual-channel body channel transmit system. Dual channel RF shaping (i.e. relative amplitude and phase) must be included for the body coil RF transmit system. The system must be capable of upgrading to include multi-channel transmit if that should be later desired. g. Gating and Physiological Monitoring The upgraded or replaced MRI Systems shall provide a capability for physiological gating and monitoring including vector ECG, respiratory, and pulse-oximetry. Additionally, the systems shall be capable of gating using an external triggering signal. h. Image Reconstruction Systems The image reconstruction system of each upgraded or replaced MRI System must be capable of reconstructing images in real-time when acquiring parallel imaging data. Specifically, the system must be able to perform reconstruction of 2D parallel imaging data (EPI, matrix size 128, acceleration factor 2-4) acquired with 32 receive coils at a frame rate of at least 15 frames per second. The reconstruction hardware must feature a minimum of 32 GB RAM and a 64 bit multiprocessor system (8 cores minimum). The reconstruction system must be programmable by NIH investigators. i. Software The upgraded or replaced MRI Systems shall each come with state-of-the-art software packages for sequence and reconstruction to enable functional MRI, diffusion MRI, and routine neurological imaging including Echo Planar Imaging and high resolution structural imaging. The upgraded or replaced MRI Systems must be fully programmable such that end users and investigators can modify and customize the MRI pulse sequences and perform customized image reconstruction with access to Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) reconstruction software routines. This access must be included by the OEM when providing the upgraded or replaced MRI Systems. j. External network interfaces The upgraded or replaced MRI Systems must be able to connect to modern Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) systems for image transfer. The system must be capable of interfacing with HL7 (Health Level 7) PACS. k. Multinuclear The upgraded or replaced MRI Systems shall have multinuclear capability. 2. Installation of MRI Systems The successful offeror shall design and perform all related interior renovations including, but not limited to, necessary repair/replacement of walls, flooring, ceiling, radiofrequency shielding, electrical and mechanical systems and other facility related changes in order to accommodate the upgraded or replaced MRI Systems. In addition, the contractor shall remove the existing MRI systems which shall be used as "trade-ins" toward the purchase of the two new MRI systems. All labor, materials, associated shipping, etc., required for site preparation and installation shall be provided by the successful offeror. All renovations and installations shall be staged to minimize disruption to existing NIH, FMRIF and NMR Center operations. Electromagnetic interference and vibration shall be reevaluated if the proposed magnet is more sensitive to their effects than the existing. Efforts shall conform to all applicable federal, national, international, and local codes. The project shall also conform to the latest edition (at award) of the NIH Design Requirements Manual (DRM). NIH will review the design for regulatory compliance and general engineering and architecture approaches. All comments must be responded to by the A/E in an effort to seek resolution. If applicable, this effort shall continue until resolution is found. It is expected that each submission review will be completed in 15 business days. Comments will be assessed by the A/E through the DTR Permit Review system. The A/E is expected to respond to NIH responses in 5 business days after receipt of responses. NIH reserves the right to reject a submission at no cost to the government if the design fails to meet DRM submission guidelines, strongly disregards regulations, or shows a strong lack of understanding of constructability and intent of the project. The Designer shall propose the number of submissions for NIH approval, but it is suggested that the design is submitted at 50%, 75%, 95% (final), and 100% (backcheck). The Contractor, with the Contracting Officer Representative's (COR) assistance, is responsible for obtaining all permits prior to installation. This includes, but is not limited to; DTR Design Permit (obtained through closing out review comments and a successful design), Interim Life Safety Measures (ILSM, through Fire Marshal), Construction Risk Assessment (CRA), Utility Moratorium waivers, Hot Work Permits, etc. Joint Commission requirements shall be upheld throughout interior construction. The contractor shall present an updated schedule bi-weekly, to include important milestones as requested for coordination purposes. The schedule shall be presented in Microsoft Project or Primavera P6, and shall be of adequate detail, separating significant features of work. 3. MRI Systems Training The successful offeror shall provide on-site training to four (4) FMRIF staff in all hardware and software that will be required for routine operation of the upgraded or replaced MRI Systems. The Contractor shall additionally provide training in pulse sequence and reconstruction software development for staff involved in methods development. 4. Warranty of MRI Systems The replaced or upgraded MRI Systems shall come with a minimum of a six (6) month warranty. During the warranty period, the contractor shall provide maintenance support and equipment and software upgrades in accordance with industry standards. a. Warranty Period Maintenance and Upgrade Support The contractor must provide on-site maintenance service and upgrade support for the upgraded or replaced MRI Systems. The on-site maintenance service shall ensure the MRI Systems remain operable and fully functional. The systems must be operational according to manufacturer specifications with high predictability and reliability to support their operation in the NIH FMRIF. These systems will be in heavy use, and any system unavailability ("downtime") will impact a wide range of clinical research studies at the NIH and the mission of the NIH FMRIF. The contractor shall propose up to four option years for maintenance support services. For one year, the successful offeror shall notify the Government of all available upgrades to the equipment and related peripherals to maintain state-of- the-art technology. "State-of-the-art" is defined as the most recently designed components that are announced for marketing purposes and available for order, maintenance and support in accordance with the requirements specified within this solicitation. Offerors will be evaluated on their ability to provide these upgrades as part of their maintenance and support agreement and/or the specified discount on any available upgrades during the one year period minimizing costs to the government. 5. Additional Requirements Due to Research Needs The Government requires that the successful offeror provide tools for pulse sequence and reconstruction programming. Further, source code for any sequences installed on the systems shall be provided upon request as part of this requirement. This information will be used by NIH investigators to modify existing MRI pulse sequences and develop new MRI pulse sequence and reconstruction components for research purposes. The NIMH shall assure confidentiality of this information to the contractor or enter into a Collaborative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) for research development of features dependent on this functionality. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE The period of performance for this requirement shall be a twelve-month base year plus four (4) twelve-month option years specifically for maintenance support services as outlined in Section 4(a) of this solicitation. The base year period of performance shall include interior site preparation, upgrade or replacement of MRI Systems and associated installation, and training. Warranty and associated maintenance and upgrade support shall be provided for the warranty duration. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE All efforts for this requirement shall take place at the following location: NMR Center, NIH Clinical Center 10 Center Drive, Rooms B1D 65 and 67 Bethesda, MD 20892. This is the location of the current equipment and where upgraded or replaced equipment shall be located. EVALUATION CRITERIA FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation -- Commercial Items (Oct 2014) (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered (inclusive of options). The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Factor 1: Technical Capability (70%) The successful offeror shall demonstrate its capability to deliver two, 3 Tesla MRI Systems to upgrade or replace the existing FMRIF-3TA and FMRIF-3TB systems. The offeror's approach shall include removal of the two existing MRI systems if replaced. The offeror shall detail in its technical proposal how it shall meet each of the project requirements. This shall include the specifications of the offered equipment. The Government shall evaluate quotations for their ability to meet each project requirement. Factor 2: Approach to Delivery, Installation, Calibration, Training, and Support (15%) The offeror shall demonstrate its capability to provide site preparation services. The offeror shall describe its ability to provide suitable turnkey upgrade or replacement installation of the two 3T MRI systems. In addition, the offeror shall describe their systems training approach as well as their approach for maintenance support. The Government shall evaluate quotations for quality and efficiency of proposed delivery, installation, calibration, training, and support. Factor 3: Corporate Experience (15%) The successful offeror shall demonstrate a history of satisfactory installation of 3T scanners, especially in research environments. The Government shall evaluate quotations based on projects that are similar in size, scope, and complexity to the requirements contained in the ‘Description of Requirement'. Offerors shall identify one (1) contract completed in the past five years, similar in size and scope to the requirements outlined in the ‘Description of Requirement', for which the offeror was the prime contractor. The following information must be provided for each contract identified: · Name of contracting organization · Contract number · Contract type · Total contract value · Description of the requirement · Narrative of specific responsibilities of the offeror as they relate to this SOW These three technical factors are considered significantly more important than price in determining the best value to the Government. (b) Options. The Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. The Government may determine that an offer is unacceptable if the option prices are significantly unbalanced. Evaluation of options shall not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer's specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. CONTRACT TYPE The Government intends to issue a firm fixed price contract for this requirement. APPLICABLE CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at https://www.acquisition.gov/?q=browsefar The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition: 1. FAR 52.212-1, "Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items" (April 2014) 2. FAR 52.212-2, "Evaluation-Commercial Items." (October 2014) 3. FAR 52.212-3, "Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items" (March 2015) All offerors MUST be actively registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov. Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, "Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items." The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: • FAR 52.212-4, "Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items" (May 2015) • FAR 52.212-5, "Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders" (May 2015) The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable: (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006) (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2013) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Aug 2013) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). (11) 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within 60 days; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 60 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed five years. (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2014) (E.O. 13126). (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Jul 2014)(38 U.S.C. 4212). (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (JUL 2014) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (AUG 2013). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) (40) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). (43) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (NOV 2013) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). (44) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). (50) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). Offerors that are NOT small business concerns shall be required to submit an acceptable subcontracting plan in accordance with the terms of the FAR Clause No. 52.219-9, "Small Business Subcontracting Plan" (October 2014). An example of such a plan is attached at Appendix A. Additional provisions from HHS Acquisition Regulation System are attached at Appendix B. Additional provisions related to information technology security are attached at Appendix C. The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement. POST AWARD EVALUATION OF CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE a. Contractor Performance Evaluations Interim and Final evaluations of Contractor performance will be prepared on this contract in accordance with FAR Subpart 42.15. The Final performance evaluation will be prepared at the time of completion of work. In addition to the Final evaluation, Interim evaluation(s) will be prepared Annually as follows on August 31. Interim and Final evaluations will be provided to the Contractor as soon as practicable after completion of the evaluation. The Contractor will be permitted thirty days to review the document and to submit additional information or a rebutting statement. If agreement cannot be reached between the parties, the matter will be referred to an individual one level above the Contracting Officer, whose decision will be final. Copies of the evaluations, Contractor responses, and review comments, if any, will be retained as part of the contract file, and may be used to support future award decisions. b. Electronic Access to Contractor Performance Evaluations Contractors may access evaluations through a secure Web site for review and comment at the following address: http://www.cpars.gov REQUESTS FOR CLARIFICATION Any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation should be forwarded in writing via e-mail to the contract specialist, Matthew Antonini, at Matthew.Antonini@nih.gov by or before 12:00 p.m. EST on 8/12/2015. Late questions will not be accepted. Questions will be anonymized and answered, with the answers being posted to this solicitation notice by amendment. QUOTATION SUBMISSION Quotes are due on 8/19/2015, no later than 11:00 a.m. EST. All responses must be submitted via email to Matthew.Antonini@nih.gov and reference solicitation number HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-14-647. Responses to this solicitation must include clear and convincing evidence of the offeror's capability of fulfilling the requirement. The offeror must submit a technical response and a separate price quotation. The technical response should be prepared in reference to the evaluation criteria identified in this solicitation and shall not exceed 10 single-sided pages. Responses to this solicitation must include sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities of providing the product or service. The price quote shall include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, delivery days after contract award, delivery terms, prompt payment discount terms, F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), product or catalog number(s); product description; and any other information or factors that may be considered in the award decision. Offerors must provide their Company Name, Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), Business Size, Physical Address, and Point of Contact Information in their responses. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov." Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f).