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Specialized Architect-Engineer (A/E) Services - Office/Hospital/Lab Facility Types

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 15, 2017  -  Deadline January 2, 2018
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THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. A written solicitation will not be posted. This is a request for SF330 Architect-Engineer Qualifications packages only. Any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. A solicitation will only be issued to the most highly qualified vendor. This is a competitive procurement set aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). The North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) for this acquisition is 541330 - Engineering Services, with a size standard of $15,000,000.00 average annual receipts over the last three fiscal years. The National Institutes of Health, Office of Research Facilities intends to enter into a single-award, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract for professional Architect Engineering (A/E) services procured in accordance with the Brooks A/E Act, Public Law 92-582, as implemented in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 36.6. As a part of the U.S. Public Health Service under the Department of Health and Human Services, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the Federal Government's primary biomedical research agency. The NIH's 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 the burdens of illness and disability. Composed of 27 Institutes and Centers, the NIH provides leadership and financial support to researchers in every state and throughout the world. The NIH Office of Research Facilities (ORF) supports the NIH mission by providing, maintaining, and operating safe, healthy, and attractive facilities. The purpose of this acquisition is to provide specialized A/E design and other A/E related services critical to ORF's success in planning, budgeting, funding, and managing the repair, alteration, renovation and new construction of NIH facilities and associated infrastructure. The IDIQ contract shall consist of a Base and four (4) Option periods, with a maximum dollar value of $19,250,000.00 over the life of the contract. Task orders issued against this IDIQ contract are anticipated to range between from $2,500.00 to $750,000.00. The maximum value the Government may order under each task shall not exceed $750,000; however, the Government reserves the right to place orders above this limit. The awarded contract will have a one-time minimum guarantee of $2,500.00 (two thousand five hundred dollars), to be paid at the end of the first twelve (12) months if no Task Order has been awarded. There will be no subsequent minimum guarantee. Work under the awarded contract will be subject to satisfactory negotiation of individual Task Orders. The Government will determine the Task Order amount by using pre-negotiated labor rates and negotiating the effort required to perform the particular work. The selected Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business A/E firm must demonstrate the capability to perform, as the Prime firm, at least 50% of the work described below in accordance with FAR 52.219-14 (c)(1). The selected Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business A/E firm must be certified by VETbiz and registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database. Register via the SAM internet site at www.sam.gov .

Renewal of Service Contract for Maintenance Agreement for NextSeq� 500, Serial number: SV-450-1003

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 28, 2017  -  Deadline December 15, 2017
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Contracting Office Address Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Office of Acquisitions, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 1E126, Bethesda, MD 20892, UNITED STATES. Description The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Surgery Branch (SB), plans to procure on a sole source basis maintenance services for one (1) Government-owned Illumina NextSeq® 500 laboratory equipment that is manufactured by Illumina, Inc., 5200 Illumina Way, San Diego, CA 92121-1975. The response close date of this notice for this requirement is in accordance with FAR 5.203(a)(1). This acquisition will be processed under FAR Part 12 - Acquisition for Commercial Items and in accordance with simplified acquisition procedures as stated in FAR Part 13.106-1(b)(1), and is exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6. The North American Industry Classification System code is 811219 and the business size standard is $20.5 Million. Only one award will be made as a result of this solicitation. This will be awarded as a firm fixed price type contract. It has been determined there are no opportunities to acquire green products or services for this procurement. The period of performance shall consist of a twelve (12) months base period, plus four (4) 12-month option periods as follows: Base Period: February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019Option Period 1: February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020Option Period 2: February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021Option Period 3: February 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022 It has been determined there are no opportunities to acquire green products or services for this procurement.The Surgery Branch (SB), of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) requires preventative maintenance services for a government-owned equipment. The data generated on SB's sequencer using this machine is essential for carrying out ongoing high priority projects to identify mutated antigens recognized by patient tumor-reactive T cells. The NextSeqTM 500 Sequencing System is the only desktop next-generation sequencing (NGS) system capable of sequencing a 30x human genome in a single run. Its simple workflow and quick run times enable the fastest desktop sequencing of exomes, transcriptomes, and whole genomes. Applying the NextSeqTM 500 Sequencing System will enable the NCI to determine malignant mechanisms in lymphoma and allow us to fulfill our mission in developing novel treatments for these diseases. The Contractor shall provide the following: 1.0 SCOPE The Contractor shall provide all labor, material and equipment necessary to maintain and provide preventive maintenance for the Illumina NextSeq 500 desktop sequencers. All maintenance services shall be performed in accordance with the manufacturer's standard commercial maintenance practices. The sequencers have to be maintained and at optimal working order. All maintenance services shall be performed on-site in accordance with the manufacturer's standard commercial maintenance practices. 2.0 TYPE OF ORDER This is a firm fixed-price purchase order. 3.0 SPECIAL ORDER REQUIREMENTS 3.1 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE Contractor shall perform not less than one (1) preventive maintenance inspective during the contract period. Service shall be performed by a factory-trained Field Service representative. Service shall consist of a thorough cleaning, calibration, adjusting, inspection, and testing of all equipment in accordance with manufacturer's latest established service procedures. All equipment shall be operationally tested through at least one (1) complete operating cycle at the end of the preventive maintenance inspection to assure optimum and efficient performance. 3.2 EMERGENCY SERVICE Emergency repair services shall be provided on an unlimited basis during the term of this contract at no additional cost to the government. Unlimited on-site service support will be provided by the Contractor's Field Service Representative Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays). All requests for repair will be dispatched with a 72-hour guaranteed response for the NextSeq 500. Unlimited telephone support for the equipment shall be provided by the Contractor (Monday-Friday, 7AM-5 PM PT). Upon receipt of notice that any part of the equipment is not functioning properly, the Contractor will furnish a qualified factory-trained service representative to inspect the equipment and perform all repairs and adjustments necessary to restore the equipment to normal and efficient operating condition. 3.3 REPLACEMENT PARTS The Contractor shall furnish all required replacement parts at no additional cost to the Government, with the exception of consumables. Parts shall be new to original equipment specifications. Parts will be delivered the earliest next day. 3.4 SOFTWARE UPDATES/SERVICE The Contractor shall provide Software Service and updates in accordance with the manufacturer's latest established service procedures, to include telephone access to technical support for use of program software and troubleshooting of the operating systems, at no additional cost to the Government. The contractor shall receive advance approval for the installation of all software updates and revisions from the Government. Defective software shall be replaced at no additional cost to the government. The Contractor shall provide unlimited clinical technical telephone support (24hrs/day, 7 days/week) for trouble-shooting for the equipment and clinical application support (M-F 8am- 9pm), excluding Federal holidays. 3.5 SERVICE EXCLUSIONS The Contractor shall not be responsible for any repairs necessitated by abuse, neglect, vandalism, Acts of God, fire or water. These repairs shall be the subject of a separate purchase order and shall not be performed under this contract. 3.6 PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS Technically qualified factory-trained personnel shall perform service to Illumina NextSeq 500 in rm 3W-3864, as covered by this contract. All primary service personnel shall have at least one backup support person with at least the same level of expertise on the equipment covered by this contract. 4.0 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE Service shall be performed at the following location: NIH, NCI10 Center DriveBethesda, MD 20892 5.0 PAYMENT Payment shall be made quarterly in arrears. Payment authorization requires submission and approval of invoices to the COR and NIH OFM.The Illumina, Inc. is the sole source of the NextSeq 500 service. In order to assure that the NCI Surgery Branch equipment is available and in good working conditions at all times, the NCI must secure a follow-on maintenance support plan for this equipment with Illumina Inc. Due to the nature and complexity of this equipment, the original manufacturer is the only Contractor qualified to provide: original replacement parts, u product corrective actions, and telephone technical and troubleshooting assistance. The Contractor will replace and/or repair all defective parts on an unlimited basis. Timely repair is necessary for this busy core lab equipment. This Contractor is the only known source for this service. No other repair service Contractor has access to the proprietary parts that Illumina uses on its equipment, or the ability to respond to a service call within 24- 48 hours, which the Contractor will guarantee. This is not a solicitation for competitive quotations. However, if any interested parties, especially small businesses, believe they can meet the above requirement, they may submit a statement of capabilities. All information furnished must be in writing and must contain sufficient detail to allow the NCI to determine if it can meet the above unique specifications described herein. A copy of the capability statement must be received in the NCI Office of Acquisition on or before 5:00 PM EST on December 15, 2017. All questions must be in writing and can be faxed (240) 276-5401 or emailed to Kathy Elliott, Contract Specialist at Elliottk@mail.nih.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. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. In order to receive an award, Contractors must have valid registration and certification on Sam.gov, www.sam.gov. No collect calls will be accepted. Please reference solicitation number N02RC82508-61A on all correspondence.  

Service Contract for Miltenyi Analyzer and Separators

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 30, 2017  -  Deadline December 15, 2017
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This notice is a Notice of Intent. (NOI). This notice is published in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 5.101(a)(1) requiring the dissemination of information regarding proposed contract actions. This is a Notice of Intent to award a Sole Source Firm-Fixed Price Contract under the authority of 41 U.S.C. 3304(a)(1), as implemented by FAR 13.106-1(b) - Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Service Will Satisfy Agency Requirements, and is not a request for competitive quotes. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) National Institutes of Health (NIH) intends to award a firm-fixed price sole source contract to: Miltenyi Biotec Inc.2303 Lindberg St.Auburn, CA 95602 The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), has a need for a service agreement on existing Miltenyi equipment, with a period of performance of 01/01/2018 to 12/31/2018. Equipment to be covered:• MACSQuant Analyzer (s/n 2217) - 1 PM• autoMACS Pro Separator (s/n 0636) - 2 PM• autoMACS Pro Separator (s/n 1705) - 2 PM All agreements must provide:• 1 preventative maintenance inspections and 1 PM kit provided, unless noted above for more than one PM• Labor, travel expenses, and parts (excluding consumables and printers). All work to be provided by certified technicians with OEM parts. • Software revisions and updates• Unlimited service visits, to include parts, labor, and travel. • Loner equipment services (to include shipping and handling)• Technical support services• Routing inspection and replacement of the following parts per piece of equipment with OEM partso 1 x Pump Syringeo 1 x 4-port 3-way Valveo 2 x 4-port Distribution Valveo 2 x 4-port 4-way Valveo 1 x Dilutor Valve, 6-port distributiono 1 x Column Substitute, seto 4 x Hydrophobic Air Filtero 1 x Peristaltic Pump Head This agreement must be invoiced quarterly in arrears. Miltenyi Biotec Inc is the manufacturer, and this equipment must be serviced by Miltenyi Biotec Inc. certified technicians. Must use OEM parts and cover all monitors and computers attached to these systems. Delivery:Bldg 1010 Center DriveBethesda, MD 20814 All responsible sources who are certified by Miltenyi Biotec Inc. 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.Award will be based on the capability of the item offered to meet the above stated salient characteristics, past performance, delivery, warranty, price and the best value to the government. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 811219 with a small business size standard of $20.5M. Miltenyi Biotec Inc. is a not small business. This will be the only notice of the Government's intent to solicit, negotiate, and award to one source to satisfy this requirement. The Government plans to award a contract for this requirement within 30 days of this notice. While this synopsis does not constitute a solicitation, interested vendors may identify their interest and capability to satisfy this requirement. The Government understands that Miltenyi Biotec Inc is the only vendor which can provide the requested supplies for NIAID. However, firms that believe they can provide the capability required to fully meet the Government's requirement may submit a capability statement, proposal or quotation that will be considered by this Agency in writing to the identified point of contact within ten (10) days after publication of this notice. Such documentation shall be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination not to compete this requirement, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the Government. Interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit offers on NOI-RML-E-1882824. For additional information or to submit responses, please contact Janna Weber; (E-Mail/ janna.weber@nih.gov).

Reagents and Supplies for the TREK Sensitititre

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 29, 2017  -  Deadline December 14, 2017
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INTRODUCTION THIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NON-COMPETITIVE (NOTICE OF INTENT) SYNOPSIS TO AWARD A CONTRACT OR PURCHASE ORDER WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME). The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), Office of Purchasing and Contracts (OPC) on behalf of the Department of Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Center (CC) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) intends to negotiate and award a contract without providing for full and open competition (Including brand-name) to: REMEL INC.12076 SANTA FE DR SHAWNEE MISSION, KS, 66215-3594, UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE The intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 325413 with a Size Standard 1250 employees. REGULATORY AUTHORITY The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-96, November 6, 2017. This acquisition is conducted under the procedures as prescribed in FAR subpart 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures at an amount not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold ($150,000). 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. GENERAL INFORMATION 1. Title: Reagents and supplies for the TREK Sensitititre system in order to perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing on bacteria and yeasts that is required for guiding selection of antimicrobial therapy for infections in NIH Clinical Center patients.2. Background Information: The Department of Laboratory Medicine serves as the clinical laboratory of the NIH Clinical Center. It provides laboratory support for patient care and research protocols and performs research and training in disciplines of Clinical Pathology. In doing so it provides state-of-the-art laboratory testing in support of Clinical Center patient care and serves as a center of excellence in research and training in laboratory medicine, particularly in areas which utilize the unique strengths of the National Institutes of Health. 3. Purpose or Objective: The purpose of this procurement is to secure reagents and supplies for the TREK Sensitititre system in order to perform antimicrobial susceptibility testing on bacteria and yeasts that is required for guiding selection of antimicrobial therapy for infections in NIH Clinical Center patients.4. Period of Performance: 1 year with an anticipated award date on or around 12/20/2017. CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS (SCOPE OF WORK) 1. Contractor will provide TREK Sensitititre supplies according to the needs of the department. The laboratory will contact them and place orders on an as needed basis. a. Item Number: YCMC7NGNF or equivalent if upgraded productDescription: Custom Panel- Gram negative MIC plates (10/box)Minimum quantity: 200 boxes annually @ $163.50/box b. Item Number: YGPALL3F or equivalent if upgraded productDescription: Stand Dry Gram+ Plate (10/box)Minimum quantity: 160 boxes annually @ $163.50/box c. Item Number: YE3010 or equivalent if upgraded productDescription: Dosing Heads (100/box)Minimum quantity: 41 boxes annually @ $57.55/box d. Item Number: YT3339 or equivalent if upgraded productDescription: Demineralized water 5 ml (100/box)Minimum quantity: 37 boxes annually @ $41.53/box e. Item Number: YT3462 or equivalent if upgraded productDescription: Mueller-Hinton broth with TES (100/box)Minimum quantity: 39 boxes annually @ $52.60/box f. Item Number: YCP11410 or equivalent if upgraded productDescription: Mueller-Hinton broth with lysed horse blood (10/box)Minimum quantity: 22 boxes annually @ $47.10/box g. Item Number: YSTP6F or equivalent if upgraded productDescription: Streptococcus panel (10/box)Minimum quantity: 22 boxes annually @ $107.30/box h. Item Number: YY3462 or equivalent if upgraded productDescription: Yeast one broth (10/box)Minimum quantity: 20 boxes annually @ $47.61/box i. Item Number: YY09 or equivalent if upgraded productDescription: Yeast panel (10/box)Minimum quantity: 20 boxes annually @ $365.41/box j. Item Number: YRAPMYCO or equivalent if upgraded productDescription: Rapid Growing Mycobacteria panel (10/box)Minimum quantity: 10 boxes annually @ $145.00/box k. Item Number: VariousDescription: Miscellaneous supplies including other panel types and McFarland standards outlined in attached quoteQuantity: ~$9,085.24 annually l. Item Number: Shipping and HandlingQuantity: $3000 annually 2. Period of Performance (POP). Anticipated award on or around December 20th, 2017 for a period of one year. CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME) DETERMINATION The intended sole source is the only known source to meet the technical needs of the scientific equipment/supplies. The determination by the Government to award a contract without providing for full and open competition is based upon the market research conducted as prescribed in FAR Part 10-Market Research. 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 a technical proposal, a cost-price proposal, the period of performance, 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 December 14, 2017, 9:00 AM Eastern time and must reference solicitation number 18-001561. Responses may be submitted electronically to Mr. Christopher Lauver, Contracting Specialist at christopher.lauver@nih.gov. Fax responses will not be accepted. "All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency."

Renewal of Service Contract for Maintenance Agreement for NextSeq� 500, Serial number: SV-450-1003

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 28, 2017  -  Deadline December 12, 2017
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Contracting Office Address Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Office of Acquisitions, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 1E126, Bethesda, MD 20892, UNITED STATES. Description The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Surgery Branch (SB), plans to procure on a sole source basis maintenance services for one (1) Government-owned Illumina NextSeq® 500 laboratory equipment that is manufactured by Illumina, Inc., 5200 Illumina Way, San Diego, CA 92121-1975. The response close date of this notice for this requirement is in accordance with FAR 5.203(a)(1). This acquisition will be processed under FAR Part 12 - Acquisition for Commercial Items and in accordance with simplified acquisition procedures as stated in FAR Part 13.106-1(b)(1), and is exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6. The North American Industry Classification System code is 811219 and the business size standard is $20.5 Million. Only one award will be made as a result of this solicitation. This will be awarded as a firm fixed price type contract. It has been determined there are no opportunities to acquire green products or services for this procurement. The period of performance shall consist of a twelve (12) months base period, plus four (4) 12-month option periods as follows: Base Period: February 1, 2018 through January 31, 2019Option Period 1: February 1, 2019 through January 31, 2020Option Period 2: February 1, 2020 through January 31, 2021Option Period 3: February 1, 2021 through January 31, 2022 It has been determined there are no opportunities to acquire green products or services for this procurement.The Surgery Branch (SB), of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) requires preventative maintenance services for a government-owned equipment. The data generated on SB's sequencer using this machine is essential for carrying out ongoing high priority projects to identify mutated antigens recognized by patient tumor-reactive T cells. The NextSeqTM 500 Sequencing System is the only desktop next-generation sequencing (NGS) system capable of sequencing a 30x human genome in a single run. Its simple workflow and quick run times enable the fastest desktop sequencing of exomes, transcriptomes, and whole genomes. Applying the NextSeqTM 500 Sequencing System will enable the NCI to determine malignant mechanisms in lymphoma and allow us to fulfill our mission in developing novel treatments for these diseases. The Contractor shall provide the following: 1.0 SCOPE The Contractor shall provide all labor, material and equipment necessary to maintain and provide preventive maintenance for the Illumina NextSeq 500 desktop sequencers. All maintenance services shall be performed in accordance with the manufacturer's standard commercial maintenance practices. The sequencers have to be maintained and at optimal working order. All maintenance services shall be performed on-site in accordance with the manufacturer's standard commercial maintenance practices. 2.0 TYPE OF ORDER This is a firm fixed-price purchase order. 3.0 SPECIAL ORDER REQUIREMENTS 3.1 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE Contractor shall perform not less than one (1) preventive maintenance inspective during the contract period. Service shall be performed by a factory-trained Field Service representative. Service shall consist of a thorough cleaning, calibration, adjusting, inspection, and testing of all equipment in accordance with manufacturer's latest established service procedures. All equipment shall be operationally tested through at least one (1) complete operating cycle at the end of the preventive maintenance inspection to assure optimum and efficient performance. 3.2 EMERGENCY SERVICE Emergency repair services shall be provided on an unlimited basis during the term of this contract at no additional cost to the government. Unlimited on-site service support will be provided by the Contractor's Field Service Representative Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays). All requests for repair will be dispatched with a 72-hour guaranteed response for the NextSeq 500. Unlimited telephone support for the equipment shall be provided by the Contractor (Monday-Friday, 7AM-5 PM PT). Upon receipt of notice that any part of the equipment is not functioning properly, the Contractor will furnish a qualified factory-trained service representative to inspect the equipment and perform all repairs and adjustments necessary to restore the equipment to normal and efficient operating condition. 3.3 REPLACEMENT PARTS The Contractor shall furnish all required replacement parts at no additional cost to the Government, with the exception of consumables. Parts shall be new to original equipment specifications. Parts will be delivered the earliest next day. 3.4 SOFTWARE UPDATES/SERVICE The Contractor shall provide Software Service and updates in accordance with the manufacturer's latest established service procedures, to include telephone access to technical support for use of program software and troubleshooting of the operating systems, at no additional cost to the Government. The contractor shall receive advance approval for the installation of all software updates and revisions from the Government. Defective software shall be replaced at no additional cost to the government. The Contractor shall provide unlimited clinical technical telephone support (24hrs/day, 7 days/week) for trouble-shooting for the equipment and clinical application support (M-F 8am- 9pm), excluding Federal holidays. 3.5 SERVICE EXCLUSIONS The Contractor shall not be responsible for any repairs necessitated by abuse, neglect, vandalism, Acts of God, fire or water. These repairs shall be the subject of a separate purchase order and shall not be performed under this contract. 3.6 PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS Technically qualified factory-trained personnel shall perform service to Illumina NextSeq 500 in rm 3W-3864, as covered by this contract. All primary service personnel shall have at least one backup support person with at least the same level of expertise on the equipment covered by this contract. 4.0 PLACE OF PERFORMANCE Service shall be performed at the following location: NIH, NCI10 Center DriveBethesda, MD 20892 5.0 PAYMENT Payment shall be made quarterly in arrears. Payment authorization requires submission and approval of invoices to the COR and NIH OFM. The Illumina, Inc. is the sole source of the NextSeq 500 service. In order to assure that the NCI Surgery Branch equipment is available and in good working conditions at all times, the NCI must secure a follow-on maintenance support plan for this equipment with Illumina Inc. Due to the nature and complexity of this equipment, the original manufacturer is the only Contractor qualified to provide: original replacement parts, u product corrective actions, and telephone technical and troubleshooting assistance. The Contractor will replace and/or repair all defective parts on an unlimited basis. Timely repair is necessary for this busy core lab equipment. This Contractor is the only known source for this service. No other repair service Contractor has access to the proprietary parts that Illumina uses on its equipment, or the ability to respond to a service call within 24- 48 hours, which the Contractor will guarantee. This is not a solicitation for competitive quotations. However, if any interested parties, especially small businesses, believe they can meet the above requirement, they may submit a statement of capabilities. All information furnished must be in writing and must contain sufficient detail to allow the NCI to determine if it can meet the above unique specifications described herein. A copy of the capability statement must be received in the NCI Office of Acquisition on or before 6:00 PM EST on December 12, 2017. All questions must be in writing and can be faxed (240) 276-5401 or emailed to Kathy Elliott, Contract Specialist at Elliottk@mail.nih.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. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. In order to receive an award, Contractors must have valid registration and certification on Sam.gov, www.sam.gov. No collect calls will be accepted. Please reference solicitation number N02RC82508-61B on all correspondence.

Check Point Consulting

Consumer Product Safety Commission, Division of Procurement Services | Published November 30, 2017  -  Deadline December 11, 2017
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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; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-96. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) intends to procure consulting services in accordance with attached requirement document. The consulting services shall be provided on a Firm-Fixed basis. Delivery and acceptance shall be to the CPSC point of contact in accordance with Local Clause 1 A for the delivery of any items to CPSC. The provision at 52.212-1 (Jan 2017) , Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. In addition to the requirements of FAR 52.212-1, the quote must prominently display the offeror's Taxpayer Identification number, CAGE code and DUNS number, as well as contact information for the offeror's point of contact for the quote. A valid SAM.gov registration is required for award. The quote shall be submitted via email to the Contract Specialist at dbraswell@cpsc.gov with a complete quote for all items required. The provision at 52.212-2 (Oct 2014), Evaluation-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition, and the evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: Technical acceptability and price. Technical factors and past performance, when combined, are more important than price. Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3 (Jan 2017), Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, if the annual SAM registration has not been completed. If the SAM registration has been completed, Offerors shall only submit paragraph (b) if there are applicable exceptions to the current registration. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Nov 2017), applies to this acquisition. The following additional FAR clauses cited in FAR 52.212-5 are applicable to this acquisition: (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2016); (8) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Oct 2015); (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013); (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003); (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015); (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sept. 2016); (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014); (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015); (44) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011); (51) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008); (57) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013)The clause at 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (NOV 1999), applies to this acquisition.The clause at 52.245-1 Government Property (JAN 2017), applies to this acquisition. LC1A CONTRACTOR'S NOTE Deliveries and/or shipments shall not be left at the Loading Dock. All deliveries shall be considered "inside deliveries" to the appropriate room at the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and in accordance with the instructions below. When scheduling deliveries the purchase order number shall always be referenced and all packages shall clearly display the Purchase Order Number on the outside of the cartons and/or packages, to include the packing slip.ATTENTION GOVERNMENT VENDORA. DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS:1. DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS FOR LARGE OR HEAVY ITEMS:If the shipment or item being delivered requires use of a loading dock, advance notification is required. The contractor shall contact the Shipping and Receiving Coordinator at 301-892-0586 or Constantia Demas (301) 504-7544 forty-eight (48) hours in advance of the date the items are to arrive to schedule use of the loading dock.LOADING DOCK HOURS OF OPERATION:9:00 am to 11:00 am or 1:30 pm to 4:00 pmMonday through Friday (except holidays)Please notify contact person if there is a change in the delivery date. For changes, delays, or assistance please contact CPSC as follows:Facilities Management Support Services (301) 504-7091 andThe COR - TBDUpon arrival, the driver should contact the CPSC Guard, 301-504-7721, at the loading dock to obtain assistance in using freight elevators and to gain access to CPSC security areas.2. DELIVERY INSTRUCTION FOR SMALL ITEMSWhen delivering or shipping small items, the contractor and/or carrier service shall report to the 4th floor lobby, North Tower, 4330 East West Highway, to sign in with the CPSC guard. Upon completion of signing in, the contractor shall deliver all shipments to the Mail Room, Room 410. After delivery, delivery personnel shall promptly depart the building. MAIL ROOM HOURS OF OPERATION:Monday through Friday (except holidays) - 7:30 am to 5:00 pmB. BILLING INSTRUCTIONSPursuant to the Prompt Payment Act (P.L. 97-177) and the Prompt Payment Act Amendments of 1988 (P.L. 100-496) all Federal agencies are required to pay their bills on time, pay interest penalties when payments are made late, and to take discounts only when payments are made within the discount period. To assure compliance with the Act, vouchers and/or invoices shall be submitted on any acceptable invoice form which meets the criteria listed below. Examples of government vouchers that may be used are the Public Vouchers for Purchase and Services Other Than Personal, SF 1034, and Continuation Sheet, SF 1035. At a minimum, each invoice shall include:1. The name and address of the business concern (and separate remittance address, if applicable).2. Do NOT include Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) on invoices sent via e-mail.3. Invoice date.4. Invoice number.5. For Contracts on Form OF347 - The contract or purchase order number on the Form OF347 shall include the purchase order number indicated in blocks #2 and #3. 6. For Contract on Form SF1449 - The contract or purchase order number on the Form SF1449 shall include the purchase order number and /or Task number indicated in blocks #2 and #4. For Example: CPSC-D-17-0012/00037. Description, price and quantity of goods or services actually delivered or rendered.8. Shipping cost terms (if applicable).9. Payment terms.10. Other substantiating documentation or information as specified in the contract or purchase order.11. Name, title, phone number and mailing address of responsible official to be notified in the event of a deficient invoice.ORIGINAL VOUCHERS/INVOICES SHALL BE SENT TO:PREFERED: Via email to:9-AMC-AMZ-CPSC-Accounts-Payable@faa.govORU.S. MailEnterprise Service Center, c/o CPSC, Accounts Payable Branch, AMZ-160PO Box 25710Oklahoma City, Ok. 73125FEDEXEnterprise Service Center, c/o CPSC, Accounts Payable Branch, AMZ-1606500 S. MacArthur Blvd.Oklahoma City, Ok. 73169Invoices not submitted in accordance with the above stated minimum requirements will not be processed for payment. Deficient invoices will be returned to the vendor within seven days or sooner. Standard forms 1034 and 1035 will be furnished by CPSC upon request of the contractor.Inquiries regarding payment should be directed to the Enterprise Service Center (ESC), Office of Financial Operations, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Oklahoma City,9-AMC-AMZ-CPSC-Accounts-Payable@faa.gov.C. PAYMENTPayment will be made as close as possible to, but not later than, the 30th day after receipt of a proper invoice as defined in "Billing Instructions," except as follows:When a time discount is taken, payment will be made as close as possible to, but not later than, the discount date. Discounts will be taken whenever economically justified. Otherwise, late payments will include interest penalty payments. Inquiries regarding payment should be directed to 9-AMC-AMZ-CPSC-Accounts-Payable@faa.govor at the U.S. Mail and Fedex addresses listed above: Complaints related to the late payment of an invoice should be directed to Ricky Woods at the same the same address (above) or 405-954-5351.Customer Service inquiries may be directed to Adriane Clark at AClark@cpsc.gov. D. INSPECTION & ACCEPTANCE PERIODUnless otherwise stated in the Statement of Work or Description, the Commission will ordinarily inspect all materials/services within seven (7) working days after the date of receipt. The CPSC representative responsible for inspecting the materials/services will transmit disapproval, if appropriate, to the contractor and the contract specialist listed below. If other inspection information is provided in the Statement of Work or Description, it is controlling.E. ALL OTHER INFORMATION RELATING TO THE PURCHASE ORDERContact: Derrick Braswell Contract Specialist at Dbraswell@cpsc.govF. PROCESSING INSTRUCTIONS FOR REQUESTING OFFICES The Purchase Order/Receiving Report (Optional Form 347 or Standard Form 1449) must be completed at the time the ordered goods or services are received. Upon receipt of the goods or services ordered, each item should be inspected, accepted (partial or final) or rejected. The Purchase Order/Receiving Report must be appropriately completed, signed and dated by the authorized receiving official. In addition, the acceptance block shall be completed (Blocks 32 a, b & c on the SF 1449 and column G and page 2 of the OF 347). The receiving report shall be retained by the requesting office for confirmation when certifying invoices.G. PROPERTY/EQUIPMENT PURCHASESIn the case of Purchase Orders/Receiving Reports involving the purchase and receipt of property/equipment, a copy of the Purchase Order/Receiving Report must also be immediately forwarded directly to the Property Management Officer (Constantia Demas) in the Facilities Management Support Services Branch (Room 425). The transmittal of Purchase Orders/Receiving Reports to the property management officer is critical to the integrity and operation of CPSC's Property Management System. Receiving officials should also forward copies to their local property officer/property custodian consistent with local office procedures. LC 24 Nondisclosure of any Data Developed Under this Contracta. The Contractor agrees that it and its employees will not disclose any data obtained or developed under this contract to third parties without the consent of the U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Contracting Officer.b. The Contractor shall obtain an agreement of non-disclosure from each employee who will work on this contract or have access to data obtained or developed under this contract.LC 33 Contractor PersonnelA clear distinction is made between Government and Contractor personnel. No employer-employee relationship will occur between government employees and contractor employees. Contractor employees must report directly to their company (employer) and shall not report to Government personnel. Questions on this requirement are due no later than December 5, 2017 at 17:00pm Eastern.Quotes are due via email to DBraswell@cpsc.gov no later than December 11, 2017 at 12:00pm Eastern.  

Logistics Support Services for Recruitment Events

Department of Health and Human Services, Indian Health Service | Published November 21, 2017  -  Deadline December 8, 2017
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, and 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) This Request for Quotation (RFQ) is being issued via solicitation number 18-236-SOL-00006. (iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-96. (iv) Pursuant to the authority under The Buy Indian Act, 25 U.S.C. 47, this requirement is a total Indian Small Business Economic Enterprise (ISBEE) set-aside and the associated NAICS code is 541614 with small business size standard of $15M. Non-ISBEE offerors will not be considered for the award. (v) The Contract Line Items (CLINs) and pricing structure are as shown below: CLIN0001: Base Period_ Logistics Support Services_Unit Price (Per Event) - $________, Not to Exceed (NTE) 12 events per year.CLIN0002: Option Period 1_ Logistics Support Services_Unit Price (Per Event) - $________, NTE 12 events per year.CLIN0003: Option Period 2_ Logistics Support Services_Unit Price (Per Event) - $________, NTE 12 events per year.CLIN0004: Option Period 3_ Logistics Support Services_Unit Price (Per Event) - $________, NTE 12 events per year. (vi) The purpose of this fixed price purchase order is to procure a contractor logistics support services for the Indian Health Service, Office of Human Resources (OHR), Division of Recruitment and Outreach (DRO) recruitment events. See the attached performance work statement for more details. (vii) The period of performance will include one (1) year base period and three (1) year option periods. Delivery and acceptance terms for this order is FOB Destination. (viii) The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Jan 2017), applies to this acquisition. Quotes shall be submitted on company letterhead stationery, signed and dated; it shall include:1. Solicitation number.2. Name, address, telephone number of the offeror and email address of the contact person.3. Technical description of the item/service being offered in sufficient detail to evaluate compliance with the requirements in the solicitation. See the attached, Evaluation Factors.4. Completed Pricing Information and discount terms if applicable.5. A completed copy of the representations and certifications at FAR 52.212-3.6. A statement specifying the extent of agreement with all terms, conditions, and provisions included in the solicitation. Offers that fail to furnish required representations or information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation may be excluded from consideration. (ix) The provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation -- Commercial Items (Oct 2014), applies to this solicitation. 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: (i) Technical Capability, (ii) Key Personnel, (iii) Relevant Past Performance and (iv) Price; All technical factors other than price, when combined, are more important than price. See the attached Evaluation Factors for details.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. (x) Offerors must include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items (Nov 2017), with its offer. The offeror shall complete only paragraphs (b) of the provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) Web site located at http://www.sam.gov/portal. (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items (Jan 2017), applies to this acquisition. The following addendum applies: Email Addresses for submission of invoices are paul.premoe@ihs.gov, HQInvoices@ihs.gov, and COR's email. Invoices can be submitted monthly or quarterly. (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items (Nov 2017), and the additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the acquisition. (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.203-19, Prohibition on Requiring Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements (Jan 2017) (section 743 of Division E, Title VII, of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act 2015 (Pub. L. 113-235) and its successor provisions in subsequent appropriations acts (and as extended in continuing resolutions)).(2) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015)(3) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553).(4) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Public Laws 108-77, 108-78 (19 U.S.C. 3805 note)). (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) 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). (2) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Nov 2016) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)).(3) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)).(4) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)).(5) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755).(6) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Oct 2016) (E.O. 13126).(7) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).(8) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sep 2016) (E.O. 11246).(9) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793).(10) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496).(11) (i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627).(12) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (Oct 2015). (E. O. 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.)(13) 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons (Jun 2016) (E.O.13693).(14) (i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Imaging Equipment (Jun 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514(15) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (Dec 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b).(16) (i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT® -Registered Personal Computer Products (Oct 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514).(17) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (Aug 2011) (E.O. 13513).(18) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332).(19) 52.242-5, Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Jan 2017) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(12)). (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, 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) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67.).(2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (3) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards -- Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (May 2014) (29 U.S.C.206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67).(4) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (E.O. 13658).(5) 52.222-62, Paid Sick Leave Under Executive Order 13706 (JAN 2017) (E.O. 13706).(6) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations. (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). (End of Clause) (xiii) The following additional contract requirement(s) and terms and conditions are determined by the contracting officer to be necessary for this acquisition and consistent with customary commercial practices:a) 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) & 52.252-2 -- Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998) applies to the RFQ. This solicitation incorporates solicitation provisions and clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this address: www.acquisition.gov/far/.b) The following HHSAR clauses are incorporated to this RFQ:1. 326.6-Acquisitions Under The Buy Indian Act, 25 U.S.C. 472. 352.215-70 Late Proposals and Revisions (Dec2015)3. 352.226-3 Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act (Dec 2015) (xiv) N/A (xv) Proposals are due by 12:00 PM EST on 8 December 2017. Email the proposal to paul.premoe@ihs.gov. Questions are due on 29 November 2017 by 2:00 p.m. EST. Offeror must confirm the receipt of the proposal by IHS. (xvi) POC is Paul Premoe, Contract Specialist, paul.premoe@ihs.gov

development of Integrated Navigation System

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 29, 2017  -  Deadline December 8, 2017
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS General InformationDocument Type: Combined Solicitation/SynopsisSolicitation Number: HHSNCCOPC18-000011Posted Date: November 29, 2017Original Response Date: December 8, 2017Classification Code: 65-Medical, dental & veterinary equipment & suppliesSet Aside: No set-asidesNAICS Code: 541 -Professional, Technical and Technical Services/541990 -All other Professional, Scientific, and Technical ServicesContracting Office Address6707 Democracy Boulevard Suite 106 Bethesda, MD 20892DescriptionThis 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 supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued. This solicitation is a Request for Quotation. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC 2005-96). The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 541990, with a small business size standard of $15.0 The Clinical Center/Radiology & Imaging Sciences has a requirement to develop and validate a cost effective, easy-to-use and fully integrated navigation system for needle placement during image guided cancer diagnosis and treatment. Applications include but are not limited to biopsy, various thermal ablations (e.g. radiofrequency, cryo-, microwave, and laser ablation), and brachytherapy. Accurate diagnostic and/or therapeutic intervention depends on accurate needle insertion, which may be extremely difficult in certain settings. In standard CT-guided needle placement procedures, translation from a pre-planned needle angle to the actual intra-procedural needle insertion is estimated only with the physician's visuospatial abilities and experience. The goal of this contract is to improve needle placement in clinical practice. Image-guided needle insertion is a promising method for fulfilling the project goal, but the system must be cost-effective, accurate, and ergonomic to be clinically feasible. The proposed system's hardware includes a compact guidance platform that tracks needle-based interventional instruments, and provides navigation information to the clinician during the procedure. The system will be designed to assist with cancer treatment planning and procedure execution. The technology will be a compact tracker design that can clip onto needles and provide Micro Electro Mechanical (MEM) inertial-based tracking. The hardware will also have fewer sterility requirements and it will be easier to calibrate compared to existing electromagnetic and optical tracking systems. The calibration step of the device only takes a few seconds, making it practically negligible. The wireless clip design allows the navigation device to be easily attached to and removed from any standard needles, which gives the physician the highly desired freedom to benefit from the navigation while minimizing its impact on the clinical workflow. Our device allows for visual guidance during procedures by providing real-time angulation tracking of needles, catheters, or interventional tools. Visual guidance will improve targeting accuracy, and reduce procedure time and side effects. Outcome: The product of this contract is a fully integrated needle-guidance system prototype that is ready for human clinical trials. The system will be prototyped and evaluated in a live animal/human study to quantify the targeting accuracy and workflow for CT, Cone Beam CT, and Ultrasound-guided procedures. Specifications:A2. Engineering Specifications: A2. Engineering Specifications: 1. Wireless needle tracker The Government seeks prototypes of wireless needle trackers to address the challenges in needle placement procedures by accurately tracking the needle angular and positional information. The needle tracker design should be compact, wireless, and can be clipped onto any needle instrument (Fig. 1a-d). The system will provide 6 degrees-of-freedom (DOF) sensing at up to 40 Hz. The tracker should be configured to wirelessly stream data via Bluetooth. The system should be ready for calibration and validation. Sensor FusionThe Government requires a method to combine the use of a gyroscopic sensing and the gravity vector to enhance needle tracking accuracy. A3. Specific Instrument Descriptions and Deliverables: The contract deliverables include the wireless tracker electronics, mechanical protection cases, calibration docking stations, tracker chargers, and software source code for streaming out the positional information from the tracker. • 3 prototype Micro Electro Mechanical (MEM) trackers for abdominal biopsy needles• 3 prototype MEM trackers for abdominal ablation catheters• 3 prototype MEM trackers for abdominal ultrasound probes• 3 prototype universal MEM tracking beacons for multiple-propose tracking • 3 prototype MEM trackers for Prototype MRI-guided prostate transperineal focal laser ablation • 3 needle holders integrated with MEM trackers and an MRI visible needle-guide for navigation and registration• 3 prototype 100mmX100mm MRI visible grid fiducial markers for prostate transperineal procedures• 3 prototype electromagnetic tracker needle clips for multiple-propose needle procedures• The tracker cases together with the tracker calibration docking station will be fabricated using 3D printing technology and are made deposable. D. Period of Performance: 2-year contract with the start date of award and end date of 24 months following Period of Performance : Base Period- One year (specific dates to be determined)Option Period One: One year( specific dates to be determined) Delivery Location, Schedule, and Instructions National Institutes of HealthClinical Center, Building 10 1C543Dr. Brad WoodBrad.Wood @nih.govRadiology & Imaging Sciences Security ProvisionsSee attached security clausesGovernment Furnished Equipment (GFE)There is no government furnished equipment requirements for this order. Inspection and Acceptance CriteriaN/AAward shall be made to the quotation which offers the best value to the government, considering technical capability, past performance, and price. The government will evaluate information based on the following evaluation criteria:   TECHNICAL EVALUATION ELEMENTS 1. Technical Approach (25)The Government will evaluate the offeror's technical approach to satisfy each element in the Statement of Work requirements.2. Experience(25)The offeror must demonstrate a minimum of two (2) years of experience providing maintenance support services similar to or equivalent to the system that is subject of this procurement. 3. Past Performance (25)The offeror must provide three references from previous customers where the offeror provided maintenance support with similar specifications and complexity. 4. PRICE (25)The price quoted will be evaluated for price reasonableness. 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 full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html. The following solicitation provisions apply to this acquisition FAR 52.212-1, "Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items" 1. FAR 52.212-3, "Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items" (April2016) Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3, "Offerors Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items." If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required. The following contract clauses apply to this acquisition: • FAR 52.212-4, "Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items" (Jan 2017)• FAR 52.212-5, "Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders" (Jan 2017)• FAR 52.217-9, " Option to extend Term of the Contract" (Mar 2000)• FAR 52.217-8 " Option to extend Services" (NOV1999) The following subparagraphs of FAR 52.212-5 are applicable: PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders--Commercial Items JAN 201752.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items JAN 2017CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE 52.203-3 Gratuities APR 1984 52.203-6 Alt I Restrictions On Subcontractor Sales To The Government (Sep 2006) -- Alternate I OCT 1995 52.203-13 Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct OCT 2015 52.203.15 Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 JUN 201052.204-9 Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel JAN 2011 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards OCT 201652.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting With Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment OCT 201552.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside NOV 201152.219-14 Limitations On Subcontracting NOV 2011 52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Re-representation JUL 201352.222-3 Convict Labor JUN 2003 52.222-19 Child Labor -- Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies JUL 2010 52.222-21 Prohibition Of Segregated Facilities APR 2015 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity SEPT 201652.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans OCT 201552.222-36 Affirmative Action For Workers With Disabilities JUL 201452.222-37 Employment Reports on Veterans FEB 201652.222-41 Service Contract Act of 1965 NOV 200752.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons Mar 2015 52.222-54 Employment Eligibility Verification OCT 2015 52.223-11 Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons JUN 201652.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies To Ban Text Messaging While Driving AUG 2011 52.225-1 Buy American -Supplies MAY 201452.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases JUL 2013 52.232-30 Installment Payments for Commercial Items OCT 199552.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management JUL 2013 52.232-34 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management JUL 201352.232-36 Payment by Third Party MAY 201452.239-1 Privacy or Security Safeguards AUG 199652.242-13 Bankruptcy JUL 1995 52.242-15 Stop-Work Order AUG 1989 52.242-17 Government Delay Of Work APR 1984 52.245-1 Government Property AUG 2010 52.245-9 Use And Charges AUG 2010 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications -Commercial Items (Apr 2012)   52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items. Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (Jan 2017) The Offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the Offeror has completed the annual representations and certification electronically via the System for Award Management (SAM) website located at https://www.sam.gov/portal. If the Offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically, the Offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (u) of this provision. (a) Definitions. As used in this provision- "Administrative merits determination" means certain notices or findings of labor law violations issued by an enforcement agency following an investigation. An administrative merits determination may be final or be subject to appeal or further review. To determine whether a particular notice or finding is covered by this definition, it is necessary to consult section II.B. in the DOL Guidance. "Arbitral award or decision" means an arbitrator or arbitral panel determination that a labor law violation occurred, or that enjoined or restrained a violation of labor law. It includes an award or decision that is not final or is subject to being confirmed, modified, or vacated by a court, and includes an award or decision resulting from private or confidential proceedings. To determine whether a particular award or decision is covered by this definition, it is necessary to consult section II.B. in the DOL Guidance. "Civil judgment" means- (1) In paragraph (h) of this provision: A judgment or finding of a civil offense by any court of competent jurisdiction. (2) In paragraph (s) of this provision: Any judgment or order entered by any Federal or State court in which the court determined that a labor law violation occurred, or enjoined or restrained a violation of labor law. It includes a judgment or order that is not final or is subject to appeal. To determine whether a particular judgment or order is covered by this definition, it is necessary to consult section II.B. in the DOL Guidance. "DOL Guidance" means the Department of Labor (DOL) Guidance entitled: "Guidance for Executive Order 13673, ‘Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces'". The DOL Guidance was initially published in the Federal Register on August 25, 2016, and significant revisions will be published for public comment in the Federal Register. The DOL Guidance and subsequent versions can be obtained from www.dol.gov/fairpayandsafeworkplaces. "Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern" means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States and who are economically disadvantaged in accordance with 13 CFR part 127. It automatically qualifies as a women-owned small business eligible under the WOSB Program. "Enforcement agency" means any agency granted authority to enforce the Federal labor laws. It includes the enforcement components of DOL (Wage and Hour Division, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration), the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, and the National Labor Relations Board. It also means a State agency designated to administer an OSHA-approved State Plan, but only to the extent that the State agency is acting in its capacity as administrator of such plan. It does not include other Federal agencies which, in their capacity as contracting agencies, conduct investigations of potential labor law violations. The enforcement agencies associated with each labor law under E.O. 13673 are- (1) Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division (WHD) for- (i) The Fair Labor Standards Act; (ii) The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act; (iii) 40 U.S.C. chapter 31, subchapter IV, formerly known as the Davis-Bacon Act; (iv) 41 U.S.C. chapter 67, formerly known as the Service Contract Act; (v) The Family and Medical Leave Act; and (vi) E.O. 13658 of February 12, 2014 (Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors); (2) Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) for- (i) The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970; and (ii) OSHA-approved State Plans; (3) Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) for- (i) Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; (ii) The Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974; and (iii) E.O. 11246 of September 24, 1965 (Equal Employment Opportunity); (4) National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) for the National Labor Relations Act; and (5) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for- (i) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; (ii) The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990; (iii) The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and (iv) Section 6(d) of the Fair Labor Standards Act (Equal Pay Act). "Forced or indentured child labor" means all work or service- (6) Exacted from any person under the age of 18 under the menace of any penalty for its nonperformance and for which the worker does not offer himself voluntarily; or (7) Performed by any person under the age of 18 pursuant to a contract the enforcement of which can be accomplished by process or penalties. "Highest-level owner" means the entity that owns or controls an immediate owner of the offeror, or that owns or controls one or more entities that control an immediate owner of the offeror. No entity owns or exercises control of the highest level owner. "Immediate owner" means an entity, other than the offeror, that has direct control of the offeror. Indicators of control include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following: ownership or interlocking management, identity of interests among family members, shared facilities and equipment, and the common use of employees. "Inverted domestic corporation", means a foreign incorporated entity that meets the definition of an inverted domestic corporation under 6 U.S.C. 395(b), applied in accordance with the rules and definitions of 6 U.S.C. 395(c). "Labor compliance agreement" means an agreement entered into between a contractor or subcontractor and an enforcement agency to address appropriate remedial measures, compliance assistance, steps to resolve issues to increase compliance with the labor laws, or other related matters. "Labor laws" means the following labor laws and E.O.s: (1) The Fair Labor Standards Act. (2) The Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) of 1970. (3) The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. (4) The National Labor Relations Act. (5) 40 U.S.C. chapter 31, subchapter IV, formerly known as the Davis-Bacon Act. (6) 41 U.S.C. chapter 67, formerly known as the Service Contract Act. (7) E.O. 11246 of September 24, 1965 (Equal Employment Opportunity). (8) Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973. (9) The Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1972 and the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974. (10) The Family and Medical Leave Act. (11) Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. (12) The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. (13) The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967. (14) E.O. 13658 of February 12, 2014 (Establishing a Minimum Wage for Contractors). (15) Equivalent State laws as defined in the DOL Guidance. (The only equivalent State laws implemented in the FAR are OSHA-approved State Plans, which can be found at www.osha.gov/dcsp/osp/approved_state_plans.html). "Labor law decision" means an administrative merits determination, arbitral award or decision, or civil judgment, which resulted from a violation of one or more of the laws listed in the definition of "labor laws". "Manufactured end product" means any end product in product and service codes (PSCs) 1000-9999, except- (1) PSC 5510, Lumber and Related Basic Wood Materials; (2) Product or Service Group (PSG) 87, Agricultural Supplies; (3) PSG 88, Live Animals; (4) PSG 89, Subsistence; (5) PSC 9410, Crude Grades of Plant Materials; (6) PSC 9430, Miscellaneous Crude Animal Products, Inedible; (7) PSC 9440, Miscellaneous Crude Agricultural and Forestry Products; (8) PSC 9610, Ores; (9) PSC 9620, Minerals, Natural and Synthetic; and (10) PSC 9630, Additive Metal Materials. "Place of manufacture" means the place where an end product is assembled out of components, or otherwise made or processed from raw materials into the finished product that is to be provided to the Government. If a product is disassembled and reassembled, the place of reassembly is not the place of manufacture. "Predecessor" means an entity that is replaced by a successor and includes any predecessors of the predecessor. "Restricted business operations" means business operations in Sudan that include power production activities, mineral extraction activities, oil-related activities, or the production of military equipment, as those terms are defined in the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007 (Pub. L. 110-174). Restricted business operations do not include business operations that the person (as that term is defined in Section 2 of the Sudan Accountability and Divestment Act of 2007) conducting the business can demonstrate- (1) Are conducted under contract directly and exclusively with the regional government of southern Sudan; (2) Are conducted pursuant to specific authorization from the Office of Foreign Assets Control in the Department of the Treasury, or are expressly exempted under Federal law from the requirement to be conducted under such authorization; (3) Consist of providing goods or services to marginalized populations of Sudan; (4) Consist of providing goods or services to an internationally recognized peacekeeping force or humanitarian organization; (5) Consist of providing goods or services that are used only to promote health or education; or (6) Have been voluntarily suspended. "Sensitive technology"- (1) Means hardware, software, telecommunications equipment, or any other technology that is to be used specifically- (i) To restrict the free flow of unbiased information in Iran; or (ii) To disrupt, monitor, or otherwise restrict speech of the people of Iran; and (2) Does not include information or informational materials the export of which the President does not have the authority to regulate or prohibit pursuant to section 203(b)(3) of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1702(b)(3)). "Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern"- (1) Means a small business concern- (i) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more service-disabled veterans; and (ii) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more service-disabled veterans or, in the case of a service-disabled veteran with permanent and severe disability, the spouse or permanent caregiver of such veteran. (2) Service-disabled veteran means a veteran, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(2), with a disability that is service-connected, as defined in 38 U.S.C. 101(16). "Small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, that is independently owned and operated, not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and qualified as a small business under the criteria in 13 CFR Part 121 and size standards in this solicitation. "Small disadvantaged business concern", consistent with 13 CFR 124.1002, means a small business concern under the size standard applicable to the acquisition, that- (1) Is at least 51 percent unconditionally and directly owned (as defined at 13 CFR 124.105) by- (i) One or more socially disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.103) and economically disadvantaged (as defined at 13 CFR 124.104) individuals who are citizens of the United States; and (ii) Each individual claiming economic disadvantage has a net worth not exceeding $750,000 after taking into account the applicable exclusions set forth at 13 CFR 124.104(c)(2); and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled (as defined at 13.CFR 124.106) by individuals, who meet the criteria in paragraphs (1)(i) and (ii) of this definition. "Subsidiary" means an entity in which more than 50 percent of the entity is owned- (1) Directly by a parent corporation; or (2) Through another subsidiary of a parent corporation. "Veteran-owned small business concern" means a small business concern- (1) Not less than 51 percent of which is owned by one or more veterans (as defined at 38 U.S.C. 101(2)) or, in the case of any publicly owned business, not less than 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more veterans; and (2) The management and daily business operations of which are controlled by one or more veterans. "Successor" means an entity that has replaced a predecessor by acquiring the assets and carrying out the affairs of the predecessor under a new name (often through acquisition or merger). The term "successor" does not include new offices/divisions of the same company or a company that only changes its name. The extent of the responsibility of the successor for the liabilities of the predecessor may vary, depending on State law and specific circumstances. "Women-owned business concern" means a concern which is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of its stock is owned by one or more women; and whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business concern" means a small business concern- (1) That is at least 51 percent owned by one or more women; or, in the case of any publicly owned business, at least 51 percent of the stock of which is owned by one or more women; and (2) Whose management and daily business operations are controlled by one or more women. "Women-owned small business (WOSB) concern eligible under the WOSB Program" (in accordance with 13 CFR part 127), means a small business concern that is at least 51 percent directly and unconditionally owned by, and the management and daily business operations of which are controlled by, one or more women who are citizens of the United States. Note to paragraph (a): By a court order issued on October 24, 2016, the following definitions in this paragraph (a) are enjoined indefinitely as of the date of the order: "Administrative merits determination", "Arbitral award or decision", paragraph (2) of "Civil judgment", "DOL Guidance", "Enforcement agency", "Labor compliance agreement", "Labor laws", and "Labor law decision". The enjoined definitions will become effective immediately if the court terminates the injunction. At that time, GSA, DoD and NASA will publish a document in the Federal Register advising the public of the termination of the injunction. (b)(1) Annual Representations and Certifications. Any changes provided by the offeror in paragraph (b)(2) of this provision do not automatically change the representations and certifications posted on the SAM website. (2) The offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically via the SAM website accessed through http://www.acquisition.gov. After reviewing the SAM database information, the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference (see FAR 4.1201), except for paragraphs ______________. [Offeror to identify the applicable paragraphs at (c) through (t) of this provision that the offeror has completed for the purposes of this solicitation only, if any. These amended representation(s) and/or certification(s) are also incorporated in this offer and are current, accurate, and complete as of the date of this offer. Any changes provided by the offeror are applicable to this solicitation only, and do not result in an update to the representations and certifications posted electronically on SAM.] (c) Offerors must complete the following representations when the resulting contract will be performed in the United States or its outlying areas. Check all that apply. (1) Small business concern. The offeror represents as part of its offer that it □ is, a small business concern. (2) Veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it □ is, □ is not a veteran-owned small business concern. (3) Service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a veteran-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(2) of this provision.] The offeror represents as part of its offer that it □ is, □ is not a service-disabled veteran-owned small business concern. (4) Small disadvantaged business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, that it □ is, □ is not a small disadvantaged business concern as defined in 13 CFR 124.1002. (5) Women-owned small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it □ is, □ is not a women-owned small business concern. (6) WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a women-owned small business concern in paragraph (c)(5) of this provision.] The offeror represents that- (i) It □ is,□ is not a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It □ is, □ is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(6)(i) of this provision is accurate for each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the WOSB representation. (7) Economically disadvantaged women-owned small business (EDWOSB) concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a WOSB concern eligible under the WOSB Program in (c)(6) of this provision.] The offeror represents that- (i) It □ is, □ is not an EDWOSB concern, has provided all the required documents to the WOSB Repository, and no change in circumstances or adverse decisions have been issued that affects its eligibility; and (ii) It □ is, □ is not a joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR part 127, and the representation in paragraph (c)(7)(i) of this provision is accurate for each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the name or names of the EDWOSB concern and other small businesses that are participating in the joint venture: __________.] Each EDWOSB concern participating in the joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the EDWOSB representation. Note: Complete paragraphs (c)(8) and (c)(9) only if this solicitation is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. (8) Women-owned business concern (other than small business concern). [Complete only if the offeror is a women-owned business concern and did not represent itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents that it □ is a women-owned business concern. (9) Tie bid priority for labor surplus area concerns. If this is an invitation for bid, small business offerors may identify the labor surplus areas in which costs to be incurred on account of manufacturing or production (by offeror or first-tier subcontractors) amount to more than 50 percent of the contract price:____________________________________ (10) HUBZone small business concern. [Complete only if the offeror represented itself as a small business concern in paragraph (c)(1) of this provision.] The offeror represents, as part of its offer, that- (i) It □ is, □ is not a HUBZone small business concern listed, on the date of this representation, on the List of Qualified HUBZone Small Business Concerns maintained by the Small Business Administration, and no material changes in ownership and control, principal office, or HUBZone employee percentage have occurred since it was certified in accordance with 13 CFR Part 126; and (ii) It □ is, □ is not a HUBZone joint venture that complies with the requirements of 13 CFR Part 126, and the representation in paragraph (c)(10)(i) of this provision is accurate for each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture. [The offeror shall enter the names of each of the HUBZone small business concerns participating in the HUBZone joint venture: __________.] Each HUBZone small business concern participating in the HUBZone joint venture shall submit a separate signed copy of the HUBZone representation. (d) Representations required to implement provisions of Executive Order 11246- (1) Previous contracts and compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It □ has, □ has not participated in a previous contract or subcontract subject to the Equal Opportunity clause of this solicitation; and (ii) It □ has, □ has not filed all required compliance reports. (2) Affirmative Action Compliance. The offeror represents that- (i) It □ has developed and has on file, □ has not developed and does not have on file, at each establishment, affirmative action programs required by rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor (41 cfr parts 60-1 and 60-2), or (ii) It □ has not previously had contracts subject to the written affirmative action programs requirement of the rules and regulations of the Secretary of Labor. (e) Certification Regarding Payments to Influence Federal Transactions (31 U.S.C. 1352). (Applies only if the contract is expected to exceed $150,000.) By submission of its offer, the offeror certifies to the best of its knowledge and belief that no Federal appropriated funds have been paid or will be paid to any person for influencing or attempting to influence an officer or employee of any agency, a Member of Congress, an officer or employee of Congress or an employee of a Member of Congress on his or her behalf in connection with the award of any resultant contract. If any registrants under the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 have made a lobbying contact on behalf of the offeror with respect to this contract, the offeror shall complete and submit, with its offer, OMB Standard Form LLL, Disclosure of Lobbying Activities, to provide the name of the registrants. The offeror need not report regularly employed officers or employees of the offeror to whom payments of reasonable compensation were made. (f) Buy American Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies, is included in this solicitation.) (1) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (f)(2) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The offeror shall list as foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." The terms "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item" "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Supplies." (2) Foreign End Products:   Line Item No. Country of Origin _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ [List as necessary] (3) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (g)(1) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) or (g)(1)(iii) of this provision, is a domestic end product and that for other than COTS items, the offeror has considered components of unknown origin to have been mined, produced, or manufactured outside the United States. The terms "Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end product," "commercially available off-the-shelf (COTS) item," "component," "domestic end product," "end product," "foreign end product," "Free Trade Agreement country," "Free Trade Agreement country end product," "Israeli end product," and "United States" are defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." (ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:   Line Item No. Country of Origin _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ [List as necessary] (iii) The offeror shall list those supplies that are foreign end products (other than those listed in paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of this provision) as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act." The offeror shall list as other foreign end products those end products manufactured in the United States that do not qualify as domestic end products, i.e., an end product that is not a COTS item and does not meet the component test in paragraph (2) of the definition of "domestic end product." Other Foreign End Products:   Line Item No. Country of Origin _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ [List as necessary] (iv) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. (2) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate I. If Alternate I to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian End Products:   Line Item No. _______________________________________ _______________________________________ _______________________________________ [List as necessary] (3) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate II. If Alternate II to the clause at FAR 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Canadian end products or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Canadian or Israeli End Products:   Line Item No. Country of Origin _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ [List as necessary] (4) Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act Certificate, Alternate III. If Alternate III to the clause at 52.225-3 is included in this solicitation, substitute the following paragraph (g)(1)(ii) for paragraph (g)(1)(ii) of the basic provision: (g)(1)(ii) The offeror certifies that the following supplies are Free Trade Agreement country end products (other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian end products) or Israeli end products as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act": Free Trade Agreement Country End Products (Other than Bahrainian, Korean, Moroccan, Omani, Panamanian, or Peruvian End Products) or Israeli End Products:   Line Item No. Country of Origin _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ [List as necessary] (5) Trade Agreements Certificate. (Applies only if the clause at FAR 52.225-5, Trade Agreements, is included in this solicitation.) (i) The offeror certifies that each end product, except those listed in paragraph (g)(5)(ii) of this provision, is a U.S.-made or designated country end product, as defined in the clause of this solicitation entitled "Trade Agreements." (ii) The offeror shall list as other end products those end products that are not U.S.-made or designated country end products. Other End Products:   Line Item No. Country of Origin _______________________________ _______________________________ _______________________________ [List as necessary] (iii) The Government will evaluate offers in accordance with the policies and procedures of FAR Part 25. For line items covered by the WTO GPA, the Government will evaluate offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products without regard to the restrictions of the Buy American statute. The Government will consider for award only offers of U.S.-made or designated country end products unless the Contracting Officer determines that there are no offers for such products or that the offers for such products are insufficient to fulfill the requirements of the solicitation. (h) Certification Regarding Responsibility Matters (Executive Order 12689). (Applies only if the contract value is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.) The offeror certifies, to the best of its knowledge and belief, that the offeror and/or any of its principals- (1) □ Are, □ are not presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, or declared ineligible for the award of contracts by any Federal agency; (2) □ Have, □ have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been convicted of or had a civil judgment rendered against them for: commission of fraud or a criminal offense in connection with obtaining, attempting to obtain, or performing a Federal, state or local government contract or subcontract; violation of Federal or state antitrust statutes relating to the submission of offers; or commission of embezzlement, theft, forgery, bribery, falsification or destruction of records, making false statements, tax evasion, violating Federal criminal tax laws, or receiving stolen property; (3) □ Are, □ are not presently indicted for, or otherwise criminally or civilly charged by a Government entity with, commission of any of these offenses enumerated in paragraph (h)(2) of this clause; and (4) □ Have, □ have not, within a three-year period preceding this offer, been notified of any delinquent Federal taxes in an amount that exceeds $3,500 for which the liability remains unsatisfied. (i) Taxes are considered delinquent if both of the following criteria apply: (A) The tax liability is finally determined. The liability is finally determined if it has been assessed. A liability is not finally determined if there is a pending administrative or judicial challenge. In the case of a judicial challenge to the liability, the liability is not finally determined until all judicial appeal rights have been exhausted. (B) The taxpayer is delinquent in making payment. A taxpayer is delinquent if the taxpayer has failed to pay the tax liability when full payment was due and required. A taxpayer is not delinquent in cases where enforced collection action is precluded. (ii) Examples. (A) The taxpayer has received a statutory notice of deficiency, under I.R.C. §6212, which entitles the taxpayer to seek Tax Court review of a proposed tax deficiency. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek Tax Court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (B) The IRS has filed a notice of Federal tax lien with respect to an assessed tax liability, and the taxpayer has been issued a notice under I.R.C. §6320 entitling the taxpayer to request a hearing with the IRS Office of Appeals contesting the lien filing, and to further appeal to the Tax Court if the IRS determines to sustain the lien filing. In the course of the hearing, the taxpayer is entitled to contest the underlying tax liability because the taxpayer has had no prior opportunity to contest the liability. This is not a delinquent tax because it is not a final tax liability. Should the taxpayer seek tax court review, this will not be a final tax liability until the taxpayer has exercised all judicial appeal rights. (C) The taxpayer has entered into an installment agreement pursuant to I.R.C. §6159. The taxpayer is making timely payments and is in full compliance with the agreement terms. The taxpayer is not delinquent because the taxpayer is not currently required to make full payment. (D) The taxpayer has filed for bankruptcy protection. The taxpayer is not delinquent because enforced collection action is stayed under 11 U.S.C. §362 (the Bankruptcy Code). (i) Certification Regarding Knowledge of Child Labor for Listed End Products (Executive Order 13126). [The Contracting Officer must list in paragraph (i)(1) any end products being acquired under this solicitation that are included in the List of Products Requiring Contractor Certification as to Forced or Indentured Child Labor, unless excluded at 22.1503(b).] (1) Listed end products.   Listed End Product Listed Countries of Origin ______________________________________ ______________________________________ (2) Certification. [If the Contracting Officer has identified end products and countries of origin in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision, then the offeror must certify to either (i)(2)(i) or (i)(2)(ii) by checking the appropriate block.] □ (i) The offeror will not supply any end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. □ (ii) The offeror may supply an end product listed in paragraph (i)(1) of this provision that was mined, produced, or manufactured in the corresponding country as listed for that product. The offeror certifies that it has made a good faith effort to determine whether forced or indentured child labor was used to mine, produce, or manufacture any such end product furnished under this contract. On the basis of those efforts, the offeror certifies that it is not aware of any such use of child labor. (j) Place of manufacture. (Does not apply unless the solicitation is predominantly for the acquisition of manufactured end products.) For statistical purposes only, the offeror shall indicate whether the place of manufacture of the end products it expects to provide in response to this solicitation is predominantly- (1) □ In the United States (Check this box if the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured in the United States exceeds the total anticipated price of offered end products manufactured outside the United States); or (2) □ Outside the United States. (k) Certificates regarding exemptions from the application of the Service Contract Labor Standards (Certification by the offeror as to its compliance with respect to the contract also constitutes its certification as to compliance by its subcontractor if it subcontracts out the exempt services.) [The contracting officer is to check a box to indicate if paragraph (k)(1) or (k)(2) applies.] □ (1) Maintenance, calibration, or repair of certain equipment as described in FAR 22.1003-4(c)(1). The offeror □ does □ does not certify that- (i) The items of equipment to be serviced under this contract are used regularly for other than Governmental purposes and are sold or traded by the offeror (or subcontractor in the case of an exempt subcontract) in substantial quantities to the general public in the course of normal business operations; (ii) The services will be furnished at prices which are, or are based on, established catalog or market prices (see FAR 22.1003-4(c)(2)(ii)) for the maintenance, calibration, or repair of such equipment; and (iii) The compensation (wage and fringe benefits) plan for all service employees performing work under the contract will be the same as that used for these employees and equivalent employees servicing the same equipment of commercial customers.

Renewal of Service Contract for Maintenance Agreement for NextSeq� 500, Serial number: SV-450-1003

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 17, 2017  -  Deadline December 4, 2017
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Contracting Office Address Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Office of Acquisitions, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 1E126, Bethesda, MD 20892, UNITED STATES. Description The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), National Institute of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Surgery Branch (SB), plans to procure on a sole source basis maintenance services for one (1) Government-owned Illumina NextSeq® 500 laboratory equipment that is manufactured by Illumina, Inc., 5200 Illumina Way, San Diego, CA 92121-1975.The response close date of this notice for this requirement is in accordance with FAR 5.203(a)(1). This acquisition will be processed under FAR Part 12 - Acquisition for Commercial Items and in accordance with simplified acquisition procedures as stated in FAR Part 13.106-1(b)(1), and is exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6. The North American Industry Classification System code is 811219 and the business size standard is $20.5 Million.Only one award will be made as a result of this solicitation. This will be awarded as a firm fixed price type contract. It has been determined there are no opportunities to acquire green products or services for this procurement. The period of performance shall consist of a twelve (12) months base period, plus four (4) 12-month option periods as follows: Base Period: January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018Option Period 1: January 1, 2019 through December 31, 2019Option Period 2: January 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020Option Period 3: January 1, 2021 through December 31, 2021 It has been determined there are no opportunities to acquire green products or services for this procurement.The Surgery Branch (SB), of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) requires preventative maintenance services for a government-owned equipment. The data generated on SB's sequencer using this machine is essential for carrying out ongoing high priority projects to identify mutated antigens recognized by patient tumor-reactive T cells. The NextSeqTM 550 Sequencing System is the only desktop next-generation sequencing (NGS) system capable of sequencing a 30x human genome in a single run. Its simple workflow and quick run times enable the fastest desktop sequencing of exomes, transcriptomes, and whole genomes. Applying the NextSeqTM 550 Sequencing System will enable the NCI to determine malignant mechanisms in lymphoma and allow us to fulfill our mission in developing novel treatments for these diseases.The Contractor shall provide the following: 1.0 SCOPE The Contractor shall provide all labor, material and equipment necessary to maintain and provide preventive maintenance for the Illumina NextSeq 550 desktop sequencers. All maintenance services shall be performed in accordance with the manufacturer's standard commercial maintenance practices. The sequencers have to be maintained and at optimal working order. All maintenance services shall be performed on-site in accordance with the manufacturer's standard commercial maintenance practices. 2.0 TYPE OF ORDER This is a firm fixed-price purchase order. 3.0 SPECIAL ORDER REQUIREMENTS 3.1 PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE Contractor shall perform not less than one (1) preventive maintenance inspective during the contract period. Service shall be performed by a factory-trained Field Service representative. Service shall consist of a thorough cleaning, calibration, adjusting, inspection, and testing of all equipment in accordance with manufacturer's latest established service procedures. All equipment shall be operationally tested through at least one (1) complete operating cycle at the end of the preventive maintenance inspection to assure optimum and efficient performance. 3.2 EMERGENCY SERVICE Emergency repair services shall be provided on an unlimited basis during the term of this contract at no additional cost to the government. Unlimited on-site service support will be provided by the Contractor's Field Service Representative Monday through Friday (excluding federal holidays). All requests for repair will be dispatched with a 72-hour guaranteed response for the NextSeq 500. Unlimited telephone support for the equipment shall be provided by the Contractor (Monday-Friday, 7AM-5 PM PT). Upon receipt of notice that any part of the equipment is not functioning properly, the Contractor will furnish a qualified factory-trained service representative to inspect the equipment and perform all repairs and adjustments necessary to restore the equipment to normal and efficient operating condition. 3.3 REPLACEMENT PARTS The Contractor shall furnish all required replacement parts at no additional cost to the Government, with the exception of consumables. Parts shall be new to original equipment specifications. Parts will be delivered the earliest next day. 3.4 SOFTWARE UPDATES/SERVICE The Contractor shall provide Software Service and updates in accordance with the manufacturer's latest established service procedures, to include telephone access to technical support for use of program software and troubleshooting of the operating systems, at no additional cost to the Government. The contractor shall receive advance approval for the installation of all software updates and revisions from the Government. Defective software shall be replaced at no additional cost to the government. The Contractor shall provide unlimited clinical technical telephone support (24hrs/day, 7 days/week) for trouble-shooting for the equipment and clinical application support (M-F 8am- 9pm), excluding Federal holidays. 3.5 SERVICE EXCLUSIONS The Contractor shall not be responsible for any repairs necessitated by abuse, neglect, vandalism, Acts of God, fire or water. These repairs shall be the subject of a separate purchase order and shall not be performed under this contract. 3.6 PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS Technically qualified factory-trained personnel shall perform service to Illumina NextSeq 550 in rm 3W-3864, as covered by this contract. All primary service personnel shall have at least one backup support person with at least the same level of expertise on the equipment covered by this contract. 4.0 PLACE OF PERFORMANCEService shall be performed at the following location: NIH, NCI10 Center DriveBethesda, MD 20892 5.0 PAYMENT Payment shall be made quarterly in arrears. Payment authorization requires submission and approval of invoices to the COR and NIH OFM.The Illumina, Inc. is the sole source of the NextSeq 550 service. In order to assure that the NCI Surgery Branch equipment is available and in good working conditions at all times, the NCI must secure a follow-on maintenance support plan for this equipment with Illumina Inc. Due to the nature and complexity of this equipment, the original manufacturer is the only Contractor qualified to provide: original replacement parts, u product corrective actions, and telephone technical and troubleshooting assistance. The Contractor will replace and/or repair all defective parts on an unlimited basis. Timely repair is necessary for this busy core lab equipment. This Contractor is the only known source for this service. No other repair service Contractor has access to the proprietary parts that Illumina uses on its equipment, or the ability to respond to a service call within 24- 48 hours, which the Contractor will guarantee. This is not a solicitation for competitive quotations. However, if any interested parties, especially small businesses, believe they can meet the above requirement, they may submit a statement of capabilities. All information furnished must be in writing and must contain sufficient detail to allow the NCI to determine if it can meet the above unique specifications described herein. A copy of the capability statement must be received in the NCI Office of Acquisition on or before 4:00 PM EST on December 4, 2017. All questions must be in writing and can be faxed (240) 276-5401 or emailed to Kathy Elliott, Contract Specialist at Elliottk@mail.nih.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. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. In order to receive an award, Contractors must have valid registration and certification on Sam.gov, www.sam.gov. No collect calls will be accepted. Please reference solicitation number N02RC82508-61 on all correspondence.

Adults with Chronic Health Care Needs (ACHCN) Research Support Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 16, 2017  -  Deadline December 4, 2017
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The National Institutes of Health ("NIH"), Clinical Center is conducting a market survey/sources sought notice to determine whether there is a reasonable expectation of a responsible/capable offeror to perform the work sought in the attached SOW for support services for the Adults with Chronic Health Care Needs (ACHCN) research effort in the Rehabilitation Medicine Department. Accordingly, NIH is hoping that there exists a reasonable expectation of at least two responsible/capable offerors in order for NIH to compete the requirement. Additionally, NIH is attempting to ascertain if there exists a reasonable expectation of at least two responsible/capable small business offerors in order for NIH to compete the requirement as a small business set aside. Accordingly, NIH is seeking capability statements as to the attached SOW from other-than-small businesses, small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses, service disabled veteran-owned small businesses, HUBZONE small businesses, small businesses under the 8(a) program, and/or businesses under the GSA Schedule which can perform on-schedule. THIS MARKET SURVEY/SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS, AND THE GOVERNMENT IS NOT COMMITTED TO AWARD A CONTRACT PURSUANT TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. CONSEQUENTLY, DO NOT SEND A PROPOSAL IN RESPONSE TO THIS NOTICE. THE APPROPRIATE RESPONSE IS A CAPABILITY STATEMENT. ALTHOUGH A RESPONDENT CAN RESPOND WITH WHATEVER INFORMATION THE RESPONDENT SEES FIT, THE IDEAL CAPABILITY STATEMENT SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSES THE REQUIREMENTS IN THE SOW AND THE REQUESTS FOR INFORMATION BELOW, AND IS NOT A GENERIC SALES BROCHURE OR MARKETING HANDOUT. FURTHER, THE GOVERNMENT REQUESTS, BUT DOES NOT MANDATE, THAT THE CAPABILITY STATEMENT IS LIMITED TO NO MORE THAN TEN PAGES. ANY PROPRIETARY INFORMATION IN THE SUBMITTED CAPABILITY STATEMENT SHOULD BE CLEARLY MARKED AS SUCH. The information obtained from this market research is for Government planning purposes only, and will assist the Government in planning its acquisition strategy. This is strictly market research, and the Government is not opening a question and answer period concerning this market research. Further, the Government will not pay for any costs incurred in the preparation of information in response to this market survey. In addition to addressing the requirements in the attached SOW, the Government requests that your capability statement address the following requests for information, if relevant. 1) Please provide the full company/entity name, address including points of contact (phone number and e-mail address), DUNS numbers, and type/size of the company/entity by NAICS code. 2) If your company/entity is a dealer or service-provider, and not a manufacturer of the end items/products contemplated by the SOW, please identify your company as such and identify the end item/product manufacturers that you would be obtaining goods from in order to perform the contract, and where the manufacturers are geographically located. 3) According to the small business limitations on subcontracting standard provided by the amended Small Business Act at 15 U.S.C. § 657s, the requirement for a small business supplier is that the small business prime contractor "may not expend on subcontractors more than 50 percent of the amount, less the cost of materials, paid to the concern under the contract . . . ." 15 U.S.C. § 657s(a)(2). However, "[c]ontract amounts expended by a covered small business concern on a subcontractor that is a similarly situated entity [(i.e., another small/small disadvantaged business of the same type)] shall not be considered subcontracted for purposes of determining whether the covered small business concern has violated [limitations on subcontracting.]" 15 U.S.C. § 657s(b). If you are a small business, please address your ability to adhere to limitations on subcontracting at 15 U.S.C. § 657s. To ascertain if you are a small business, use the size standard provided by NAICS Code 561990 (All Other Support Services), with a size standard of no more than $11 million. As part of this, if you are a small business that is a dealer/service-provider and not a manufacturer, please so state, and address whether you meet the following requirements from 13 C.F.R. § 121.406(b). Specifically, your company/entity: (1) Does not exceed 500 employees (notice that the employee standard under the non-manufacturer rule is more restrictive than for NAICS Code 561990); (2) Is primarily engaged in the retail or wholesale trade and normally sells the type of item being supplied;(3) Takes ownership or possession of the item(s) with its personnel, equipment or facilities in a manner consistent with industry practice; and(4) Will supply the end item of a small business manufacturer, processor, or producer made in the United States. NIH must receive written capability statements no later than December 4, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time. E-mail the written capability statement to Lisa Schaupp, the Contract Specialist, at the e-mail address Lisa.Schaupp@nih.gov. Respondents will NOT be notified as to the results of the Government's market research.  

EVOS FL Auto 2 Imaging System

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 20, 2017  -  Deadline December 1, 2017
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Title: EVOS FL Auto 2 Imaging System Document Type: Combined Synopsis / Solicitation NoticeSolicitation Number: N02CO82506-36Proposed Posted Date: 11/20/17 Proposed Response Date: 12/1/17Classification Code: 65 - Medical, Dental & Veterinary Equipment & SuppliesNAICS Code: 339112 - Surgical and Medical Instrument ManufacturingBusiness Size Standard: 1000 Employees Contracting Office AddressDepartment of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Office of Acquisitions, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 1E122, Bethesda, MD 20892, UNITED STATES. Non-USPS mail such as Fedex UPS and other private carriers please use Rockville, MD 20850. The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Office of the Director (OD), would like to procure a Brand Name or Equal EVOS FL Auto 2 Imaging 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. N02CO82506-36 includes all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through FAR FAC 2005-88 (May 2016) simplified procedures for commercial items. The North American Industry Classification System code is 339112 and the business size standard is 1000 employees. Only one award will be made as a result of this solicitation. This will be awarded as a firm fixed price type contract. I. Description of Requirement The following product features/characteristics are required for this requirement: 1. The system is a compact integrated unit including: microscope, digital camera, computer, high power fluorescence lighting system.2. The system includes an automated X-Y scanning stage with SBS microplate opening and accessory vessel holders.3. The system includes automated objective turret, filter set and condenser.4. The system simultaneously accommodates 4 independent high output LED light cube illuminators with integrated hard coated fluorescence band-pass excitation and emission filters for each cube plus a dedicated transmitted light slot.5. The system is can simultaneously acquire images with four separate fluorescence channels plus transmitted light.6. The fluorescence light cube is a single, interchangeable unit that can be easily removed and re-installed.7. The system automatically recognizes which cube is installed and adjusts the software configuration accordingly.8. The fluorescence LED illuminators have a lifetime of no less than 50,000 hours at 100% power.9. The LED illuminators have independent intensity control.10. The system includes two (2) cameras with auto-switching capabilities.11. The system includes an integrated high-sensitivity CMOS monochrome camera with 1.3 million (1328x1048) pixels with 3.63 μm pixel resolution12. The system includes an integrated high-sensitivity CMOS color camera with 3.2 million (2080x1552) pixels 2.5 μm pixel resolution.13. The system accommodates a minimum of 5 objectives at once.14. The system includes an option to autofocus using one of three algorithms.15. The system provides a 1-click RGB channel overlay.16. The system includes time lapse imaging capability.17. The system includes tiling capability.18. The system allows image acquisition in standard field mode and in area mode in which an entire sample vessel sector is visible.19. The system allows identification and selection of a sample area of interest at low magnification in area mode and automatically scanning the selected area at higher magnification.20. The system is capable of automated full plate scanning in time-lapse and/or area scan modes.21. The system has a stage designed for an optional fully integrated onstage incubator for control of temperature, humidity and gases including CO2 and O2 at normoxic and hypoxic conditions.22. The system includes software.23. The system includes free downloadable software updates.24. The system has at least one DVI output port and three USB output ports.25. The system supports direct output to USB and networked storage.26. The system provides the following output file formats: jpg, tif, and png.27. The system enables user to have control through touch screen LCD monitor.28. The system footprint does not exceed 18" deep x 14" wide x 13" high. II. Delivery: Contractor shall deliver the item(s) within 6 weeks 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 award, contractor must notify the NCI Technical Point of Contact to schedule the delivery. III. Payment: Payment shall be made after delivery and acceptance by the Technical Point of Contact. Payment authorization requires submission and approval of invoice by the NCI COR and NIH Commercial Accounts. QUESTIONS ARE DUE: November 28, 2017 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. 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. 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (Jan 2017); 52.212-2 Evaluation Commercial Items (OCT 2014): FAR clause 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS- (Jan 2017) WITH DUNS NUMBER ADDENDUM {52.204-6 (Oct 2016)}; FAR Clause 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS (Jan 2017); FAR Clause 52.212-5: CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (Nov 2017). The following FAR clauses cited in paragraph (b) of the clause at FAR 52.212-5 are also applicable to this acquisition; FAR Clause 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006) FAR Clause 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2016) FAR Clause 52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Oct 2015) FAR Clause 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) FAR Clause 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644) FAR Clause 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Representation (Jul 2013) FAR Clause 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) FAR Clause 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Oct 2016) FAR Clause 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) FAR Clause 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sep 2016) FAR Clause 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) FAR Clause 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) FAR Clause 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) FAR Clause 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) FAR Clause 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) FAR Clause 52.225-1, Buy American Act--Supplies (May 2014) FAR Clause 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014)Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3 FAR Clause 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) FAR Clause 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) Full text copies of the representations and certifications for other cited provisions and clauses may be obtained online at the NCI website at http://ncioa.cancer.gov/oa-internet/ or from David Romley, Contract Specialist at David.Romley@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 Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and Online Representations and Certifications Applications (ORCA) through www.sam.gov. Quotations must be received in the NCI-OA contracting office by 12:00 p.m. EST on December 1, 2017. Please refer to solicitation number N02CO82506-36 on all correspondence. Faxed quotations will NOT be accepted. Quotations may be submitted via email to David Romley, Contract Specialist at David.Romley@nih.gov. All questions shall be in writing and may be addressed to the aforementioned individual noted above. In order to receive an award, contractors must be registered and have valid certification in the System for Award Management through sam.gov.

Flow Cytometer Laser Maintenance

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 19, 2017  -  Deadline November 27, 2017
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Use CTRL+V on your keyboard to paste the text into the window.   INTRODUCTION THIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NON-COMPETITIVE (NOTICE OF INTENT) SYNOPSIS TO AWARD A CONTRACT OR PURCHASE ORDER WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION. The National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), in support of the work of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease (NIDDK), intend to award a purchase order without providing for full and open competition to Beckman, Dickinson, &Company, 2350 Qume Drive, San Jose, CA 95131 . Beckman, Dickinson, & Company will fulfill a requirement to obtain services to maintain the operation of BD LSR II Flow Cytometer with 488 Laser and Computer Workstation, COHR COMPASS GRN 315M-150 Lsr, Laser COHR Cube 640-40 Red, and the Violet Laser 50 mW located in Building 10 on the NIH Main Campus.  NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODEThe intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 811219 with a Size Standard $20,500,000.00. REGULATORY AUTHORITYThe resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Circular (FAC) 2005-95 effective 19 Jan 2017. This acquisition is conducted under the procedures as prescribed in FAR subpart 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures at an amount not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold ($150,000) and FAR Subpart 12- Acquisition of Commercial Items. STATUTORY AUTHORITYThis acquisition is conducted under the authority of 41 U.S.C. 253(c) under provisions of the statutory authority of FAR Subpart 6.302- FAR 6.302-1-Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements 41 U.S.C. 253(c)(1). PERIOD OF PERFORMANCEBase period of 1 year after award with four 4) one-year option periods available.Place of PerformanceNational Institutes of Health9000 Rockville PikeNational Institute of Diabetes Digestive and Kidney DiseaseBethesda MD 20892 United States  DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT Preventive Maintenance Services   Item #  Description  Quantity01 Maintenance BD LSR II Flow Cytometer with 488 Lase 1  CLOSING STATEMENTThis 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: certification to provide OEM service and parts, 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 to this notice shall be submitted electronically by 2:00 PM Eastern Standard Time, on Monday, November 27, 2017 to max.kimpson@nih.gov . Assessment of CapabilityCapability to provide required service with certification from the

Maintenance Support Services for a Custom LSR II Flow Cytometer

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 20, 2017  -  Deadline November 27, 2017
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NOTICE OF INTENT to Sole Source1. SOLICITATION NUMBER:HHS-NIH-NIDA-NOI-18-162. TITLE: Maintenance Support Services for a Custom LSR II Flow Cytometer. 3. CLASSIFICATION CODE:J - Maintenance, repair, & rebuilding of equipment 4. NAICS CODE:811219 - OTHER ELECTRONIC AND PRECISION EQUIPMENT REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE5. RESPONSE DATE:November 27, 2017 at 11:00 am EST6. PRIMARY POINT OF CONTACT:Mrs. Sneha Singhsneha.singh@nih.govPhone: 301-480-24437. DESCRIPTION:INTRODUCTIONTHIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NON-COMPETITIVE (NOTICE OF INTENT) SYNOPSIS TO AWARD A CONTRACT WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME). The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) intends to solicit by a request for quotation from Beckton, Dickenson and Company DBA US BD Biosciences on or around November 30, 2017. The purpose of this purchase order will be to provide the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) with Maintenance Support Services for a Custom LSR II Flow Cytometer. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE and SET ASIDE STATUSThe intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 811219 with a Size Standard of $20.5 Million. This acquisition is NOT set aside for small businesses. REGULATORY AUTHORITY This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6-Competition Requirements. FAR Subpart 13.106-1 (b) Soliciting from a single source provides that: For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, Contracting officers may solicit from one source IF the contracting officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available (e.g., urgency, exclusive licensing agreements, brand-name OR industrial mobilization). The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-85 dated February 26, 2016. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENTPURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES:The purpose of this acquisition is to purchase maintenance services to support a Custom BD LSR II flow cytometer used by the NINDS Laboratory of Viral Immunology and Intravital Imaging (VIIIS). To ensure standardization of research data and continuation of equipment warranties, maintenance may only be performed by the original equipment manufacturer, BD Biosciences.The Viral Immunology and Intravital Imaging Section (VIIIS) of NINDS studies inflammatory diseases processes in the brain induced by injury or infection. As part of this research, the laboratory needs to monitor and quantify expression of various inflammatory biomolecules on cells extracted from various tissues, including brain, spleen, lymph nodes, blood, liver, etc. This type of analysis provides a signature of the inflammatory disease process underway and aids in the evaluation of therapeutic interventions. The Custom BD LSR II is a critical piece of equipment in the VIIIS that is essential to the NINDS mission. The VIIIS requires a service contract for the BD LSR II Flow Cytometer to ensure that the instrument is properly maintained and quickly repaired should a service issue arise. Having a BD LSR II service contract in place helps sustain an uninterrupted research flow within the VIIIS. PROJECT REQUIREMENTS:Contractor must be an Authorized Service Provider of the FACSAriaII flow cytometer (Serial Number H47100213) equipment that provides an OEM Service Technician and Certified Parts for maintenance support services as follows:Contractor shall perform two (2) preventive maintenance inspections during each twelve-month period. Each inspection will evaluate instrument performance and provide calibrations, alignments, lubrication and part replacement as necessary to maintain the instrument operation substantially in accordance with the published technical specifications for the instrument. Inspections must comply with Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) equipment manuals.Contractor shall provide unlimited technical support (telephone) and service repairs at no additional cost to the Government. If technical support is unsuccessful, contactor shall provide a service technician on-site within 48 hours. All repairs under warranty must comply with OEM equipment manuals. Contractor shall provide preventative maintenance, service repairs and technical support between the hours of 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM, Bethesda, MD local prevailing time, Monday through Friday. Emergency service repairs and technical support must be provided as needed, based on MD local prevailing time, Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays.Contractor shall provide OEM certified parts for all preventative maintenance and service repairs, except for consumables, at no additional cost to the Government. Shipping and handling parts under warranty or contract shall not be charged to the Government. Contractor shall provide an OEM service technician to perform all preventive maintenance inspections, service repairs and technical support. CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME) DETERMINATIONThe determination by the Government to award a contract without providing for full and open competition is based upon the market research conducted. Specifically, US BD Biosciences is the only vendor in the marketplace that can provide the products required by NINDS. In accordance with FAR part 10, extensive market research was conducted to reach this determination. Specifically, a sources sought notice was posted to FedBizOpps referencing the above detailed requirements and no responses were received. Additionally, contacts with knowledgeable individuals both in industry and Government, as well as reviews of available product literature, revealed no other sources. Finally, a review of the GSA Advantage, Dynamic Small Business Search, and previous government acquisitions returned no results that meet all of the requirements. Therefore, only US BD Biosciences is capable of meeting the needs of this requirement. The intended source is:US BD Biosciences2350 Qume Dr.San Jose, CA 95131 CLOSING STATEMENTTHIS SYNOPSIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. 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. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency. 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. 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. All responses must be received by the closing date and time of this announcement and must reference the solicitation number, HHS-NIH-NIDA-NOI-18-16. Responses must be submitted electronically to Sneha Singh, Contract Specialist, at sneha.singh@nih.gov. U.S. Mail and Fax responses will not be accepted.  

Reagents and Commodities

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 15, 2017  -  Deadline November 27, 2017
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This is a Notice of Intent, not a request for a quotation. A solicitation document will not be issued and quotations will not be requested. The National Institute of Health, Clinical Center (CC) intends to award a Firm-Fixed price purchase order to STEMCELL TECHNOLOGIES INC, TUKWILA, WA 98168 on a sole source basis to procure reagents and consumables for the RoboSepTM-S Cell Separator Systems manufactured by STEMCELL Technologies Inc. These particular kits and filter tips are used to separate out specific cell population in allogeneic transplant patients to determine engraftment status. STEMCELL TECHNOLOGIES INC is the only known vendor that can offer the supplies "PROPRIETARY" to the RoboSepTM-S Cell Separator. The purchase order shall not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. This acquisition is being conducted under the authority of the FAR Subpart 13.106-1(b)(i) allowing the Contracting Officer (CO) to solicit from one source. The product list and quantity is attached to this notice and titled- SCHEDULE OF SUPPLIES 18-002145. The government reserves the right to increase quantities pursuant to FAR 52.217-6. The purchase order shall not exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 325414 with a small business standard size of 1,250 employees.This notice of intent to award is not a request for competitive quotations. Interested concerns capable of providing the same products or services as described in this notice may submit a capability statement outlining their capabilities. No solicitation is available. Information received will be evaluated for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Capability Statements must be received within the time set forth in this synopsis to be considered by the Government. A determination to compete this proposed contract based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Each response should include the following Business Information:a. DUNS number and tax identification number.b. Company Name, address, POC, Phone and Email addressc. Current GSA Schedules or NAICS codes appropriate to this Award.d. Capability Statement Comments to this announcement may be submitted to the Clinical Center, Office of Purchasing and Contracts, prior to the closing date specified in this announcement, electronically to the attention of Kimala Winfield, kimala.winfield@nih.gov or Barbara Taylor, taylorb@cc.nih.gov by the due date and time marked in this notice. Responses must be received by November 27, 2017 at 3:00 pm.

Professional, Administrative, and Management Support Services / Analytics and Performance Management Data Metrics

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 15, 2017  -  Deadline November 27, 2017
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The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), intends to negotiate on an other than full and open competition basis with Malbaie Solutions Inc., 23929 Burdette Forest Road, Clarksburg, Maryland 20871 for support services to establish the Office of Administrative Services (OAS) Analytics and Performance Management Data Metrics. The Contractor is to provide data analysis and performance management expertise for organization changes within OAS. The task to be completed are 1) Conduct a data quality assessment, 2) Development performance goals, 3) Analyze workflows, 4) Create common metrics for continuous performance improvements and 5) reports. This acquisition will be processed under FAR Part 12 - Acquisition for Commercial Items. Only one award will be made as a result of this solicitation. This will be awarded as a firm-fixed price type of contract. Period of Performance is twelve (12) months from date of award. Delivery to Bethesda, MD 20892. Malbaie Solutions has unique knowledge of NIAID specific system's architecture and has developed analytical tools based on that knowledge to rapidly assess anomalies in data sets during transfer. The accuracy of these verification steps and process controls are essential to accomplish the desired outcome of the project and within the performance period defined. Malbaie Solutions has prior experience developing software releases to NIH Business System (NBS) and Procurement Information System for Management (PRISM) along with NIAID development of Merlin software releases. Malbaie Solutions staff have extensive working knowledge of Acquisition Management Budget Information System (AMBIS) and the CIT web-service interface that bridges NIAID purchase requests to NBS Oracle. Malbaie Solutions has developed data marts for analytics sourced from nVision, Federal Procurement Data System (FPDS), and applications specific to NIAID. Their unique experience developing SQL based extraction queries from nVision to source NBS and NIH Enterprise Data (NED) has not been replicated by other Contractors. Their experience is unmatched in creating customized analytical tools and outputs sourced from NIH Data Warehouse, OHR's Workflow Information Tracking System (WiTS) and FPDS, along with mapping those data sets back to NIH business processes and workflows. These individual system skills coupled with the Oracle coding knowledge makes Malbaie Solutions uniquely positioned to extend that knowledge into this project within days of award. As a result, Malbaie Solutions would save the government extensive labor and knowledge associated as well as meet the OAS restructuring schedule. The statutory authority for this sole source requirement is 41 U.S.C. 253 (c) (1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1 only one source available, no substitutions possible. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR COMPETITIVE QUOTATIONS. All responsible sources who can provide the required services may submit a response that could be considered by email (subject line to reference NIAID-NOI-18-1876825) to Tonia Alexander at talexander@niaid.nih.gov, by 3:00 pm eastern standard time Monday, November 27, 2017. All information furnished must be in writing and must contain sufficient detail to allow NIAID to determine if it can meet the above specifications described herein. All responses received by the closing date of this solicitation will be considered by the Government. A determination not to compete this requirement, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the Government.

Cardiology Consulting Support Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 16, 2017  -  Deadline November 24, 2017
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INTRODUCTIONThis 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-CSS-2018-002 and the solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODEThe intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 541690 with a Size Standard of 500 Employees. SET-ASIDE STATUSThis acquisition is set aside for small business. ACQUISITION AUTHORITY This acquisition is for a commercial item or service and is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 12-Acquisition of Commercial Items, and IS expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-96, dated November 6, 2017. The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through this date.DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT BackgroundThe Intramural Research Program (IRP) in the National Institute on Aging (NIA) is comprised ofnine scientific laboratories, the Translational Gerontology Branch, and ten core facilities. Theresearch program has three main focus areas: Neuroscience, Aging Biology and TranslationalGerontology. IRP scientists conduct research in many different disciplines that range from basicscience to clinical research and epidemiology. Medical problems, which typically affect olderpersons, are studied in depth using the tools of modern laboratory and clinical research, with atranslational perspective. The central focus of our research is understanding age-relatedchanges in physiology and the ability to adapt to environmental stress. This understanding isthen applied to developing insight about the pathophysiology of age-related diseases. Theprogram seeks to understand the changes associated with healthy aging and to define thecriteria for evaluating when changes should be considered pathologic and require treatment.Thus, in addition to study common age-related diseases, such as Alzheimer's Disease,Parkinson's Disease, stroke, atherosclerosis, osteoarthritis, diabetes and cancer, we alsoexplore the determinants of healthy aging as possible targets for interventions aimed atimproving health and quality of life in the older population at large. The National Institute on Aging (NIA) Intramural Research Program (IRP) program operates theBaltimore Longitudinal Study of Aging (BLSA), America's longest-running scientific study ofhuman aging which began in 1958. The focus of the study is to characterize how an individualages across the adult life span and individuals have been continually recruited for participationsince its initiation. The study measures and interprets data in a number of health subjects,including cardiovascular health. PurposeThe purpose of this requirement is to acquire consulting support services of an expert inclinical cardiovascular research to assist with coding, interpretation, and quality control ofscientific data on cardiovascular diseases generated by the clinical research program of the NIAfor the BLSA. Project RequirementsIndependently and not as an agent of the Government, the Contractor shall furnish all the necessary services, qualified personnel, material, equipment, and facilities, not otherwise provided by the Government as needed to perform the requirements stated below:The contractor shall provide the following cardiovascular consulting support services: • Provide coding, interpretation, data management, and quality control of resting electrocardiograms using the BLSA-modified Minnesota Coding System. Data and results shall be recorded using the NIA electronic reporting system. • Provide coding, interpretation, data management, and quality control of echocardiographs. Data and results shall be recorded in the Intellispace Cardiovascular reporting system owned and used by the NIA. • Provide coding, interpretation, data management, and quality control of carotid artery intimal medial thickness measurements. • Provide coding, interpretation, data management, and quality control of Pulse Wave Velocity measurements • Provide coding, interpretation, data management, and quality control of treadmill stress testing results using the BLSA-modified Minnesota coding system for ischemia, arrhythmia, and relevant electrocardiographic abnormalities using the NIA electronic reporting system. • Provide coding, interpretation, data management, and quality control for ambulatory Holter reports and ensure that data is efficiently imported into the BLSA study database. • Assist in oversight of the management and function of the NIA electronic cardiovascular test reporting system in cooperation with the NIA Information Technology department. • Provide weekly written progress reports to the Contracting Officer's Representative which describe all work completed during the specified period and present all work to be accomplished during the subsequent period. Reports shall identify any difficulties that arose in the performance of the required tasks during the specified period as well as how difficulties were resolved. Should any difficulties not have been resolved, the report shall provide an explanation and plans for full resolution. The contractor shall provide services at the following Government sites, as well as the contractor's site: 3001 S. Hanover Street Baltimore, MD 21225, and; 251 Bayview Boulevard, Suite 100 Baltimore, MD 21224 Level of EffortThe NIH estimates that the level of effort for this requirement shall be one (1) medical doctor on a part-time basis for up to 1,250 hours for the entire contract period. Government ResponsibilitiesThe Government will provide data necessary for performance of the required scope of work. The Government shall also provide desk space, computer, and software at the places of performance for use in performing the required scope of work. A laptop with VPN capabilities shall be provided for off-site work as approved by the Government. All data provided to the consultant by the Government must be treated as confidential and not be disclosed to any third party. All Government furnished property shall be safeguarded by the contractor and shall be managed by a NIA property administrator. Deliverables and Reporting RequirementsProvide weekly written electronic progress reports to the Contracting Officer's Representative which describe all work completed during the specified period and present all work to be accomplished during the subsequent period. Reports shall identify any difficulties that arose in the performance of the required tasks during the specified period as well as how difficulties were resolved. Should any difficulties not have been resolved, the report shall provide an explanation and plans for full resolution. Government Furnished Equipment/Facilities:The Government will provide scheduling support in arrangement of outpatient clinic rooms on an as needed basis. The Government will provide the contractor with a standard desk top computer along with necessary software. Contract employee will provide all necessary supplies for the various types of testing required. Supplies shall include tests, scoring manuals, test records, and response forms. Key PersonnelThe Contractor employee working under this award shall be considered key personnel. Key Personnel requirements are as follows: • Must be a licensed medical doctor with at least five (5) years of experience in cardiovascular research efforts. • Must have at least five (5) years of experience in the preparation of longitudinal research study data into SAS databases suitable for analysis by mixed model based approaches. • Must hold malpractice insurance which provides coverage through the base period of performance. Documentation of malpractice insurance coverage shall be required for all optional periods of performance, if exercised, as well.The proposed Key Personnel will become subject to the provisions of Health and Human Services Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR) Clause HHSAR 352.237-75 Key Personnel as follows:The key personnel specified in this contract are considered to be essential to work performance. At least 30 days prior to the contractor voluntarily diverting any of the specified individuals to other programs or contracts the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer and shall submit a justification for the diversion or replacement and a request to replace the individual. The request must identify the proposed replacement and provide an explanation of how the replacement's skills, experience, and credentials meet or exceed the requirements of the contract (including, when applicable, Human Subjects Testing requirements). If the employee of the contractor is terminated for cause or separates from the contractor voluntarily with less than thirty days' notice, the Contractor shall provide the maximum notice practicable under the circumstances. The Contractor shall not divert, replace, or announce any such change to key personnel without the written consent of the Contracting Officer. The contract will be modified to add or delete key personnel as necessary to reflect the agreement of the parties.It is required that all contractors involved with the NIA community work collaboratively with federal staff and other contractors towards the NIA mission and other affected organizations and follow the direction of the Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), and/or the designated Federal Project Manager(s)/Lead(s). This collaboration includes day-to-day activities, support, development, knowledge transfer and creating and sharing documentation when required. Period of PerformanceThe period of performance for this requirement shall be as follows:December 4, 2017 - December 3, 2018. Contract TypeThe Government intends to issue a firm fixed price contract.Data RightsThe NIA shall have unlimited rights to and ownership of all deliverables provided under this procurement including reports, analyses, recommendations, briefings, work plans, created SOPs and all other deliverables. In addition, it includes any additional deliverables required by contract change. The definition of "unlimited rights" is contained in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 27.401, "Definitions." FAR clause 52.227-14, "Rights in Data-General," is hereby incorporated by reference and shall be made a part of any resulting contract/order.OTHER CONSIDERATIONS TravelTravel is not expected or authorized for this requirement. No travel reimbursement shall be provided. Information Systems Security PlanThe contractor may have the ability to access federal information system(s). The information security policies and procedures are applicable to the requirement. Non-Personal Service StatementThe contract employee performing services will be controlled, directed and supervised at all times by management personnel of the contractor. Actions of contractor employees may not be interpreted or implemented in any manner that results in any contractor employee creating or modifying Federal policy, obligating the appropriated funds of the U.S. Government, overseeing the work of the Federal employees, providing direct personal services to any Federal employee or otherwise violating the prohibitions set forth in Parts 7.5 and 37.1 of the Federal Acquisitions Regulations (FAR).Contracting Officer's RepresentativeA Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) shall be assigned to the awarded contract. The COR is responsible for: (1) monitoring the Contractor's technical progress, including the surveillance and assessment of performance and recommending to the Contracting Officer changes in requirements; (2) interpreting the statement of work and any other technical performance requirements; (3) performing technical evaluation as required; (4) performing technical inspections and acceptances required by this contract; and (5) assisting in the resolution of technical problems encountered during performance.The Contracting Officer is the only person with authority to act as agent of the Government under this contract. Only the Contracting Officer has authority to: (1) direct or negotiate any changes in the statement of work; (2) modify or extend the period of performance; (3) change the delivery schedule; (4) authorize reimbursement to the Contractor for any costs incurred during the performance of this contract; (5) otherwise change any terms and conditions of this contract; or (6) sign written licensing agreements. Any signed agreement shall be incorporated by reference in Section K of the contractThe Government may unilaterally change the COR designation for this contract.APPLICABLE CLAUSES AND PROVISIONS All Offerors MUST be actively registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov.The provision at FAR clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (JAN 2017), applies to this acquisition.FAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014) applies to this acquisition.A completed copy of the provision at FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (JAN 2017), is required with any offer submitted. 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 (JAN 2017) and 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (JAN 2017) apply to this acquisition. 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2016) 52.209-9 Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) 52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Nov 2016) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C 657f). 52.222-3 Convict Labor (June 2003).52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Oct 2016)52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Sept 2016).52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015)52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUL 2014)52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016)52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010)52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (March 2015)52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Aug 2011)52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008)52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer- System for Award Management (JUL 2013). Standard for Security Configurations, HHSAR 352.239-70, (January 2010)Standard for Encryption Language, HHSAR 352.239-71, (January 2010)Security Requirements for Federal Information Technology Resources, HHSAR 352.239-72, (January 2010) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement. EVALUATION CRITERIAFAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014) applies to this acquisition and the specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation on the basis of best value, technical factors and price considered. Technical factors together shall be considered more important than price. Factor 1: Technical Capability The Contractor's proposal shall address each area of the statement of work requirements in sufficient detail to demonstrate a clear understanding of the statement of work and compliance with requirements. Factor 2: Key Personnel Qualifications Offerors proposals shall be evaluated for level of conformance to the key personnel qualifications identified in this statement of work. Offeror proposals must contain a resume/CV, as well as copies of current certifications relevant to the key personnel qualifications. Exceeding requirements shall be viewed favorably. Factor 3: Past Performance The Contractor shall provide a list of two (2) past performance references with knowledge of the contractor's relevant skills and experience related to the requirements outlined in this Statement of Work. References shall include the following information:a. Name of Organizationb. Description of Contractor's responsibilities as they relate to this SOWc. Contract Period of Performanced. Contact Name and Titlee. Telephone Numberf. E-mail address Past Performance shall be evaluated for relevance to the current requirement.Technical proposals will be evaluated using a summary adjectival rating in accordance with the following scale: ExcellentThe proposal has exceptional merit and reflects an excellent approach which will clearly result in the superior attainment of all requirements and objectives. This clearly achievable approach includes several advantageous characteristics of substance, and very few disadvantages, which can be expected to result in outstanding performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is very low as the proposal provides solutions which are unquestionably feasible and practical. These solutions are further considered very low risk in that they are exceptionally clear andprecise, fully supported, and demonstrate a clear understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Very Low GoodThe proposal demonstrates a sound approach which is expected to meet all requirements and objectives. This sound approach includes advantageous characteristics of substance, and few relatively minor disadvantages, which collectively can be expected to result in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is low as the proposal contains solutions which are considered feasible and practical. These solutions are further considered to reflect low risk in that they are clear and precise, supported, and demonstrate an understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Low AcceptableThe proposal demonstrates an approach which is capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. The approach includes both advantageous and disadvantageous characteristics of substance, where the advantages are not outweighed by the disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages are likely to result in acceptable performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is moderate, as the proposal solutions are generally feasible and practical. These solutions may also be considered to reflect moderate risk in that they may be somewhat clear and precise, partially supported, and/or demonstrate a general understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Neutral MarginalThe proposal demonstrates an approach which may not be capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. The approach has disadvantages of substance and advantages, which if they exist, are outweighed by the disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages present a low or questionable likelihood of resulting in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is high as the proposal contains solutions which may not be feasible and practical. These solutions may also be considered to reflect high risk in that they lack clarity and precision, are generally unsupported, and/or do not demonstrate a complete understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: High UnacceptableThe proposal demonstrates an approach which, based on a very high risk, will very likely not be capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. This approach has several disadvantages of substance, and advantages which, if they exist, are outweighed by disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages are unlikely to result in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is very high as the proposal contains solutions which are not feasible and practical. The solutions may also be considered to reflect very high risk in that they lack any clarity or precision. Risk Level: Very High RESPONSE FORMATResponses to this solicitation must include clear and convincing evidence of the offeror's capability of fulfilling the requirement as it relates to the technical evaluation criteria. 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 excluding any attachments (for example CV). The price quotation must include annual pricing for the base and option periods as well as the hourly rate used to calculate this pricing. Contractors 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."NoteResponses 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.CLOSING STATEMENTThe closing date for this solicitation is November 24, 2017 at 11:00am EST. All responses must be received by the closing date of this announcement and must reference solicitation number HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-2018-002. Responses shall be submitted electronically via email to Jermaine Duncan, Contract Specialist, at jermaine.duncan@nih.gov.  

Analogic Corporation BK-3000 Ultrasound System Maintenance Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 13, 2017  -  Deadline November 20, 2017
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The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Radiation Oncology Branch (ROB) plans to procure, on a sole source basis, maintenance service for a Government-owned Analogic Corporation BK-3000 Ultrasound System from Analogic Corporation, 8 Centennial Drive, Peabody, MA 01960. The response close date of the notice for this requirement is in accordance with FAR 5.203(a)(1). This acquisition will be processed under FAR Part 12 - Acquisition for Commercial Items and will be made pursuant to the authority in FAR Part 13.106-1(b)(1); and is exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6. The North American Industry Classification System code is 811219 and the business size standard is $20.5M. The period of performance shall consist of a base period of twelve (12) months, plus four 12-month option period, as follows: Base Period: December 5, 2017 through December 4, 2018Option Period One: December 5, 2018 through December 4, 2019Option Period Two: December 5, 2019 through December 4, 2020Option Period Three: December 5, 2020 through December 4, 2021Option Period Four: December 5, 2021 through December 4, 2022 The anticipated award shall be firm fixed price. It has been determined there are no opportunities to acquire green products or services for this procurement. Contractor Requirements The Contractor shall provide all parts, labor, material and equipment necessary to maintain and provide preventive and emergency maintenance for one (1) government-owned Analogic Corporation BK3000 ultrasound system and associated software and peripherals. All maintenance service shall be performed on-site, in accordance with the manufacturer's standard commercial maintenance practices, by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) authorized and trained Service Engineer. The Contractor shall provide software service in accordance with the manufacturer's latest established service procedures, to include remote access (email and telephone) and software technical support at no additional cost to the Government. Service shall be provided during normal working hours (8am to 5pm EST), Monday through Friday excluding Federal Holidays. All service calls and travel time, labor, and any necessary approved parts shall be included at no additional cost to the Government. The Contractor shall provide maintenance for: Item Number Serial Number Description2300-1 5008664 BK-3000 Ultrasound System9032 9032-3116542 8L2 Linear Array Transducer9048 9048-3117091 E14CL4b, 14-4 MHz Biplane Endocavity Transducer9070 9070-3116920 18L5, 18-5 MHz High Frequency Linear ArrayUA2353 7204457 Integrated Printer Start-Up Kit The Contractor shall provide license and software updates for: Item Number Description Number of Licenses / Users RequiredUA2323 DICOM software license - 1UA2328 Elastography software license -  1UA2306 Peripheral Vascular Application Pack - 1UA2308 Colorectal & Pelvic Floor Application Pack - 1UA2325 Vector Flow Imaging software license - 1UA2327 Varian Interface software license - 1UA2301 Urology Application Pack - 1UA2304 General Imaging Application Pack - 1PREVENTIVE MAINTENANCE: Maintenance shall include regular preventative maintenance (PM) scheduled per original equipment manufacturer (OEM) guidelines. PM service shall include thorough cleaning, calibration, adjusting, inspection, lubrication and testing of all equipment in accordance with the manufacturer's latest established service procedures. All equipment shall be operationally tested through at least one (1) complete operating cycle at the end of the preventive maintenance inspection assure optimum and efficient performance. A written report shall be generated and provided to the Government. EMERGENCY SERVICE: Unlimited emergency repair service visits shall be provided to the Government during the term of this purchase order. Upon receipt of notice that any part of the equipment is not functioning properly the Contractor shall within twenty-four (24) hours furnish a authorized, OEM factory-trained Service Engineer to inspect the equipment and perform all repairs and adjustments necessary to restore the equipment to normal and efficient operating condition. Emergency service calls shall not replace the necessity for scheduled preventative maintenance inspections (PMIs). TECHNICAL SUPPORT: The Contractor shall provide unlimited remote technical support (phone and email, Monday-Friday 8:00 AM - Friday 5:00 PM) excluding Federal holidays; software and hardware updates; and applications (Includes on-site troubleshooting and repair). These services shall only be provided by authorized, OEM factory-trained Service Engineers. REPLACEMENT PARTS: The Contractor shall furnish all required OEM replacement parts at no additional cost to the Government, with the exception of consumables. Parts shall be new or re-manufactured to original equipment specifications. SOFTWARE UPDATES/SERVICE: Critical and non-critical updates shall be provided. In the event of software updates, the Contractor shall provide software service in accordance with the manufacturer's latest established service procedures, to include remote access (email and telephone) to software technical support at no additional cost to the Government. The Contractor shall receive advanced approval for the installation of all software updates and revisions from the Government. Defective software shall be replaced at no additional cost to the Government. The Contractor shall perform timely installation of all OEM software revisions and OEM component revisions, as well as re-installation of existing software and operating systems as required to repair instrumentation according to OEM standards at no additional cost to the Government. PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS: Personnel shall be authorized, OEM factory- trained Service Engineers with access to OEM parts and possess a minimum of two (2) years of OEM factory training and experience in the servicing of the instrument and software covered by this purchase order. All primary service personnel shall have at least one backup support person with at least the same level of expertise.SERVICE EXCLUSIONS: The Contractor shall not be responsible for any repairs necessitated by abuse, neglect, vandalism, Acts of God, fire or water. These repairs shall be the subject of a separate purchase order and shall not be performed under this purchase order. RESPONSE TIMES: The Contractor shall respond to service calls within 30 - 60 minutes. Upon receipt of notice that emergency onsite service is required, the Contractor shall - within twenty-four (24) hours of the Government's service request - furnish onsite authorized, OEM factory-trained Service Engineer(s) to inspect the equipment and perform all repairs and adjustments necessary to restore the equipment to normal and efficient operating condition. Emergency service calls shall not replace the necessity for scheduled Preventive Maintenance Inspections. The Contractor shall provide the following response times: PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: NIH, NCI10 Center DriveBldg 10 CRC, Rm B2-3650 Bethesda, MD 20892 Unique Qualifications of the Contractor: The Government - owned BK-3000 Ultrasound System is manufactured by Analogic Corporation. Analogic Corporation is the only known service provider for the scientific equipment to be serviced. The equipment is highly specialized and complicated, integrating many proprietary technologies. Analogic Corporation. is the only provider of service by authorized, Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) factory-trained Service Engineers and the only provider of OEM replacement parts. It is critical to the research community that the equipment mentioned above is maintained according to the manufacturer's specifications. The software supplied with this equipment is proprietary, and updates, patches, and software re-installation are solely available through Analogic Corporation. As the OEM, Analogic Corporation: • Can provide OEM-generated software and hardware component revisions as they are released, at no additional cost to the Government.• Can provide a 30 - 60 minute response time for telephone troubleshooting service calls, and a 24-hour response time for onsite emergency calls.• Can provide software re-installation at no additional cost to the Government, and without requiring additional purchase orders from the Government.• Can provide direct access to a full range of OEM replacement parts.• Has sufficient knowledge of multiple, complex OEM-designed/installed modifications on the Radiation Oncology Branch of the Center for Cancer Research's equipment that specifically satisfy the Radiation Oncology Branch of the Center for Cancer Research's requirement.• Can provide telephone support that includes the latest OEM expert advice and recommendations from authorized, OEM factory-trained Service Representativesin order to troubleshoot and diagnose issues over the phone and without requiring additional purchase orders from the Government. This notice is not a request for competitive quotation. However, if any interested party, especially small business believes it can meet the above requirement, it may submit a proposal or quote for the Government to consider. The response and any other information furnished must be in writing and must contain material in sufficient detail to allow NCI to determine if the party can perform the requirement. Responses must be received in the contracting office by 11:00 AM EST, on November 20, 2017. All responses and questions must be via email to Ricky Watson, Contract Specialist at ricky.watson@nih.gov. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed requirement based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. In order to receive an award, Contractors must be registered and have valid certification in the System for Award Management (SAM) through SAM.gov, and have Representations and Certifications filled out. Reference: N02CO82504-95 on all correspondence.

CRYOSTAR NX50 HV LOW PROFILE

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published April 19, 2017  -  Deadline May 3, 2017
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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-17-084 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 2005-95. The North American Industry Classification (NAICS) Code is 334519 and the business size standard is 500 employees. 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 procure on a sole source basis from Fisher Scientific/Thermo Fisher Scientific - 4500 Turnberry Drive - Hanover Park, IL 60133 the following products:1. Catalog# 957230L - CRYOSTAR NX50 HV LOW PROFILE:Cryostat Accessories: Thermo Scientific; Cryostar, NX50 OPHV; 100-120V: Low Profile Blade Holder - Quantity (1) EA 2. Catalog# 4484073 - PROFLEXTM 3X32-WELL PCR SYSTEM:PCR System: Applied Biosystems: ProFlex: 3 x 32-well: High Throughput-Compatible: 3x 32-well x 0.2mL tubes - Quantity (1) EA 3. Catalog# 4483637 - PROFLEXTM 96-WELL SAMPLE BLOCK MODULE:Sample Block; Applied Biosystems: ProFlex; 96-well; High Throughput-Compatible; 1 x 96-well plate, 96 x 0.2mL tubes - Quantity (1) EA 4. Inside Delivery The lab has a need for the specific products above as they fit the needed specifications, see attached for full specifications. The footprint size of this particular cryostat is perfect since there is space limitation in the lab. The Cryostat must have motorized chamber height adjustment form 32 in - 44 in (82 -112cm) to support both standing and seated operation to accommodate user preferences. The Cryostat has a fine section thickness range of 0.5 - 100µm and allows the 96-well blocker adapter. The ProFlexTM 3x 32 Well PCR system and 96 Well Sample Block Module are proprietary technology of Life Technologies, part of Thermo Fisher Scientific (LIFE). LIFE offer only certain third parties limited rights to resell some thermal cycler products to the educational and diagnostic markets. 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. Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.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 furnishing the government with the all the products specified in this synopsis should 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 that demonstrates that the offer meets all the foregoing requirements. Quotations will be due within fifteen calendar days from the publication date of this synopsis or by May 3, 2017 by 10 am, EST. via email or postal mail. The quotation must reference "Solicitation number" NICHD-17-084. 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, 6710 Rockledge Drive, MSC 7000/1159B, Bethesda, MD 20892. Note: FedEx/UPS use 20817 zip code. 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-17-084 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 a valid all awards certification in the SAM database @www.sam.gov.

Fetal Bovine Serum for Biochemistry Section (BCS) Cell Culture Research

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published April 19, 2017  -  Deadline April 28, 2017
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Fetal Bovine Serum for Biochemistry Section (BCS) Cell Culture Research Pre-Solicitation Notice of Intent to Sole Source HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-NOI-17-268 INTRODUCTIONThis is a combined synopsis/pre-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. This acquisition is being conducted in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 13--Simplified Acquisition Procedures and FAR Part 12--Acquisition of Commercial Items. The solicitation number is HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-NOI-17-268 and the solicitation is issued as a PRE-SOLICITATION, NOTICE OF INTENT, to award a contract on a noncompetitive basis to Sigma-Aldrich, Inc 3050 Spruce St Saint Louis MO 63103. REGULATORY & STATUTORY AUTHORITYThis acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13--Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Subpart 13.106-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements, and FAR Part 12--Acquisition of Commercial Items 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. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95, dated January 19, 2017. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODEThe associated NAICS code for this requirement is 325199 with size standard of 1,250 employees. CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME) DETERMINATIONThe non-competitive determination is based upon the market research conducted as prescribed in FAR Part 10--Market Research, which indicates that only Sigma-Aldrich, Inc can fulfill the necessary requirement. Specifically, Sigma-Aldrich is the sole source provider of the Fetal Bovine Serum and does not authorized anyone to distribute this material nor can it be obtained through a reseller. For these many reasons and to ensure continuity of scientific research data, Sigma-Aldrich Inc is the only contractor capable of meeting the needs of this requirement. This synopsis is not a request for competitive proposals. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. 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. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT BackgroundThe Biochemistry Section (BCS) is a cell biology laboratory that uses HeLa, HCT116, M7, SH-SY5Y, U2OS, 293T cells to study apoptosis, mitochondria dynamics and Pink1/Parkin-mediated mitophagy over the last 20 years. BCS staff require cell lines daily to study fundamental questions regarding Parkinson's disease, cancer and other neurodegenerative diseases. FBS is required to maintain the basic research for better understanding human diseases. Purpose and ObjectivesThe purpose of this acquisition is to procure Fetal Bovine Serum (FBS) used in mammalian cell lines for cell culture research. Due to the nature of FBS production, the quality varies from lot to lot, company to company; hence it is extremely important to secure a large amount of FBS from the same lot to maintain consistency of cell growth and performance, which is the key for generating reproducible data. Project DescriptionGeneric Name of Product: Fetal Bovine SerumTrade name: Sigma-Aldrich Fetal Bovine SerumProduct's brand name: Sigma-Aldrich Fetal Bovine Serum Manufacturer's name: Sigma-AldrichModel, type, catalog, and/or part number(s): Material Number #F8317-500 ml, Batch Number #16G420Salient characteristics The Contractor shall provide the NINDS Biochemistry Section, 200 bottles of Sigma-Aldrich fetal bovine [Sigma-Aldrich Material Number F8317-500 ml, Batch Number 16G420] serum that meets the following characteristics: Serum must have no visible cell death or slowing growth during at last one month of culture time. Transfection efficiency should not be less than the current serum Gemini Biologicals, Cat# 100-106, Lot# A03D00E) being used. Serum must have mitophagy induction below 5% with oligomycin and Antimycin A (OAQ) treatment for 24 hours. Serum must have, at a minimum, 90% or more green fluorescent protein (GFP) intensity and GFP-positive cells. Quantity: 200 bottles of Fetal Bovine Serum in 500 ml bottle Non-Personal Service Statement:In accordance with FAR 37.104, this requirement is for non-personal services and does not include any inherently governmental functions; functions that are closely associated with inherently governmental functions; unauthorized personal services; critical and/or core functions. Period of PerformanceContractor shall deliver 200 bottles of fetal bovine serum. Government shall, in writing or via email, notify Contactor to deliver 50 bottles of fetal bovine serum at a time. Contractor shall deliver within 1 week of notification. Bottles shall be delivered to 35 Convent Drive, Building 35, Room 2C915. Office-site storage shall be provided until all 200 bottles are delivered. Place of Performance: The place of performance shall be the NIH Main Campus, 35 Covent Drive, Building 35, Room 2C915 Bethesda, MD 20892. Contract TypeA Firm Fixed Price Purchase Order is contemplated. The order shall be sourced via the Open Market on a single-source basis and is not expected to exceed $150,000. RESPONSE INSTRUCTIONSResponses to this solicitation must include sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities of providing the product or service. Offerors must provide both 1) a technical response and 2) a separate price quote. 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; and maintenance availability. PLEASE ENSURE THAT ALL EVALUATION CRITERIA ARE SPECIFICALLY ADDRESSED IN ANY RESPONSE(S) SUBMITTED. EVALUATION CRITERIAFAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (October 2014) applies to this acquisition and the specific evaluation criteria to be included in paragraph (a) of that provision are as follows: The Government will award a contract resulting from this requirement on the basis of best value, technical factors and price considered. Technical factors together shall be considered more important than price and all technical evaluation factors are detailed below. Factor 1: Supply Capability The contractor shall detail in its technical proposal how it shall meet each of the project requirements. This shall include detailed specifications of the offered serum and its capabilities. Technical approach shall be evaluated for the ways in which the proposed serum meets or exceeds the serum specification requirements. Exceeding requirements shall be considered favorably. Factor 2: Delivery and StorageThe contractor shall detail in its technical proposal how it shall meet the delivery, and storage requirements. The Government shall evaluate for ability to meet or exceed these requirements. Proposals must include a delivery lead-time and transportation and off-site contractor storage. Factor 3: Past PerformanceThe Contractor shall provide a list of three (3) contracts or purchase orders completed during the past five (5) years, similar in size and scope to the maintenance requirements outlined in this Statement of Work. Experience must be specific to provision of laboratory instrument maintenance and shall include the following information for each contract or purchase order listed:a. Name of Contracting Organizationb. Total Contract Valuec. Description of Requirement d. Contract Period of Performance Past Performance shall be evaluated for relevance to the current requirement. Technical proposals will be evaluated using a summary adjectival rating in accordance with the following scale: ExcellentThe proposal has exceptional merit and reflects an excellent approach which will clearly result in the superior attainment of all requirements and objectives. This clearly achievable approach includes several advantageous characteristics of substance, and very few disadvantages, which can be expected to result in outstanding performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is very low as the proposal provides solutions which are unquestionably feasible and practical. These solutions are further considered very low risk in that they are exceptionally clear andprecise, fully supported, and demonstrate a clear understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Very Low GoodThe proposal demonstrates a sound approach which is expected to meet all requirements and objectives. This sound approach includes advantageous characteristics of substance, and few relatively minor disadvantages, which collectively can be expected to result in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is low as the proposal contains solutions which are considered feasible and practical. These solutions are further considered to reflect low risk in that they are clear and precise, supported, and demonstrate an understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Low AcceptableThe proposal demonstrates an approach which is capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. The approach includes both advantageous and disadvantageous characteristics of substance, where the advantages are not outweighed by the disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages are likely to result in acceptable performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is moderate, as the proposal solutions are generally feasible and practical. These solutions may also be considered to reflect moderate risk in that they may be somewhat clear and precise, partially supported, and/or demonstrate a general understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: Neutral MarginalThe proposal demonstrates an approach which may not be capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. The approach has disadvantages of substance and advantages, which if they exist, are outweighed by the disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages present a low or questionable likelihood of resulting in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is high as the proposal contains solutions which may not be feasible and practical. These solutions may also be considered to reflect high risk in that they lack clarity and precision, are generally unsupported, and/or do not demonstrate a complete understanding of the requirements. Risk Level: High UnacceptableThe proposal demonstrates an approach which, based on a very high risk, will very likely not be capable of meeting all requirements and objectives. This approach has several disadvantages of substance, and advantages which, if they exist, are outweighed by disadvantages. Collectively, the advantages and disadvantages are unlikely to result in satisfactory performance. The risk of unsuccessful performance is very high as the proposal contains solutions which are not feasible and practical. The solutions may also be considered to reflect very high risk in that they lack any clarity or precision. Risk Level: Very High APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCEThe FAR clauses and provisions below shall apply to this solicitation. 1. All Offerors MUST be actively registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov. 2. The provision at FAR clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (October 2016), applies to this acquisition. 3. A completed copy of the provision at FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (October 2016), is required with any offer submitted. This requirement may be met by completion of the provision in the System for Award Management. 4. FAR Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015) is applicable to this acquisition. 5. FAR Clause 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (November 2016) apply to this acquisition. The following clauses shall be checked/included in this clause: 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015)52.209-6, Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment. (Oct 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note).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)52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016)52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015).52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Sept 2016)52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014)52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015)52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011)52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008)52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) 6. The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement. In addition, the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size must be included in the response. CLOSING STATEMENTAll responsible sources may submit a bid, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency. All responses must be received by the closing date of this announcement must reference solicitation number HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-NOI-17-268. Responses shall be submitted electronically to jermaine.duncan@nih.gov. Fax responses will not be accepted. For information regarding this solicitation, contact Jermaine Duncan by email at jermaine.duncan@nih.gov or by phone at (301) 827-7515.  

HLA Reagents for Transfusion Medicine

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published April 10, 2017  -  Deadline April 25, 2017
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The National Institutes of Health (NIH) intends to award a fixed priced purchase order on a sole source basis to Omixon Inc. Salem, MA, 01970 to procure ten (10) New Generation Sequencing (NGS)-based HLA Genotyping Assay, Holotype HLA 24/7 - Configuration A1 for the existing government owned Illumina® MiSeq instrument. This instrumentation is used by Department of Transfusion Medicine, Human Leukocyte Antigen (HLA) Lab to determine the HLA type of a patient or donor. The specified reagents are necessary to perform the highest resolution typing possible for HLA testing which is necessary for the workup of mismatched transplants performed at NIH via the unrelated and haploidentical transplant protocols. The Holotype HLA 24/7provides targeted amplification and library preparation reagents for comprehensive gene coverage of multiple HLA loci and the most accurate, high resolution genotying available, with no reflexive testing required. These reagents are the only kits known which are currently available in the United States utilizing the technology that the NIH HLA laboratory deems essential to employ, including preparatory steps to achieve the final product. Omixon is the sole licensor of the product. Training in the use of Omixon's products is exclusively provided by Omixon, a designated reference lab, Agent or Distributor. Omixon's products are all protected trade secrets. There are no potential substitutes. This acquisition is being conducted under the authority of the FAR Subpart 13.106-1(b)(i), Contracting officers may solicit from one source if the contracting officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available. Interested concerns capable of providing the same or similar products or services as described in this notice may submit a capability statement outlining their capabilities. Capability Statements must be received within the time set forth in this synopsis to be considered by the Government. A determination to compete this proposed contract based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Each response should include the following Business Information:a. DUNS.b. Company Name, address, POC, Phone and Email addressc. Current GSA Schedules or NAICS codes appropriate to this Award.d. Type of Company (i.e., small business, 8(a), woman owned, hubZone, veteran owned, etc.) as validated in System For Award Management (SAM). All offerors must register on the SAM located at http://www.sam.gov/portal/SAM/#1 e. Capability Statement Comments to this announcement may be submitted to the Clinical Center, Office of Purchasing and Contracts, prior to the closing date specified in this announcement, electronically to the attention of Malinda Dehner, Contract Specialist, dehnerm@cc.nih.gov by the due date and time marked in this notice.