Leica 3D Imaging Microscope
Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation | Published August 5, 2015 - Deadline August 10, 2015
PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY AS IT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY NOTICE THAT WILL BE ISSUED. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Interested parties are responsible for monitoring this site to ensure that they have the most up to date information about this acquisition. No partial quotes will be considered. No partial awards will be made.
The Request for Quote (RFQ) number is PR-0025999 and is being conducted as a 100% small business set-aside. The NAICS Code for this requirement is 333314 - Optical Instrument and Lens Manufacturing; the size standard is 500 employees. The resultant contract will be a firm-fixed price contract. This RFQ incorporates provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83. This requirement will be awarded on an all or none basis as a commercial item, fixed-price purchase order under the procedures in FAR Parts 12 and 13.
Under the FBI's Explosives characterization research and testing efforts, Element 2 (Homemade Explosives Synthesis and Characterization) specifically identifies "safety and characterization testing" as a task to be performed and documented as part of the explosives characterization research effort. Observation of the synthesized material is necessary to quickly determine if the desired chemical has been synthesized. The Leica S8 APO Stereozoom Microscope is required for observation, which also allows photographing of the process for drafting of standard operating procedures (SOP) for the synthesis of explosive materials.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation requires the following items, Brand Name Only, for the following:
LINE 0001, P/N 10446298, Leica S8 APO Stereozoom microscope, 8:1 zoom 1.0x-8.0x magnification range, 2 EA;
LINE 0002, P/N 10447137, Leica 10x/23B eyepieces w/adjustable diopters, 4 EA;
LINE 0003, P/N 10446339, Leica focus column for S4/S6/S8, 2 EA;
LINE 0004, P/N 10446340, Leica incident light base, Small S-Series, 2 EA;
LINE 0005, P/N 10450271, Leica LED3000 RL, 58mm, 2 EA;
LINE 0006, P/N 10450266, Leica Power supply for LED3000/LED5000, 2 EA;
LINE 0007, P/N 10450338, Leica Diffusor for LED3000 RL, 2 EA;
LINE 0008, P/N 10450337, Leica polarization set for LED3000 RL, 2 EA;
LINE 0009, P/N 10446301, Leica Gliding stage 120mm, +/- 15mm displacement range, 2 EA;
LINE 0010, P/N 12730411, Leica DFC450 Digital camera w/SW kit, 2 EA;
LINE 0011, P/N 10447367, Leica Video Objective .63x w/ C mount, 2 EA;
LINE 0012, P/N 12730205, Leica LAS Hardware USB dongle, 2 EA;
LINE 0013, P/N 12730219, Leica LAS Analysis bundle (Meas, Annot, Analys), 2 EA;
LINE 0014, P/N 10447039, Leica small anti-static dust cover, 320L x 190W x 410H, 2 EA;
LINE 0015, P/N 10445661, Leica 2m power cable, 2 EA;
LINE 0016, Shipping and Handling
• The requested equipment must be composed of a comparison bridge with high-quality optics that provide a superior color-balanced system
• The accompanying software package shall have Spot software to provide essential tools for modern microscopy
• Toolmark configuration station with allowance for larger objects
• Installation for SM Microphoto
• Keyboard w/USB Hub
• LAS Live Z Builder for capturing extended depth of focus in a single image
• LAS Analysis Module for image analysis, interactive measurements, and extended annotation
• Digital Microscope camera SW kit, Firewire-B connection, 5 Mpixels, 1 msec exposure time, 18 frames/sec
• Fluorescent and LED lighting with a wide-field focusing 10X eyepiece for UIS optics and fiber-optic light source with 21V/150W
• 1x and 0.5x power objectives with a magnification range of 6x-120x and 3x-51x
• Macrozoom optical body to allow for a magnification range of 6x-120x
The Leica S8 APO Stereozoom Microscope is the only instrument that will meet the needs of the FBI. The FBI has a requirement to purchase two (2) Leica S8 APO Stereozoom Microscopes. The Agency caseload requiring in-depth visual inspection and comparison photography of explosives, explosive residues, chemical precursors, and device components of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) has risen sharply, necessitating the purchase of additional microscopes that will be located at the new FBI Facility in Huntsville, AL.
The Leica stereomicroscopes are the only ones compatible with the current agency inventory of Leica stereomicroscopes already in use. The specificity for the Leica microscopes is the three-dimensional imaging capability required enhance descriptions of complex mixtures most commonly observed in improvised explosives. The FBI maintains an internal network on which images are stored on and compared. By alternating equipment, compatibility would not be possible. Procuring the new microscope will ensure continuity of operations, provide for a seamless transition, prevent excessive lack-of-compatibility costs, comply with current and future requirements, and enhance agency capabilities. The Leica stereomicroscope is the only microscope that will meet the needs of the FBI.
FOB Origin: FBI TEDAC Huntsville, 4940 Fowler Road, Redstone Arsenal, AL 35898. The contractor shall extend to the Government full coverage under a normal commercial warranty. Acceptance of the warranty does not waive the Governments rights with regard to the other terms and conditions of this contract. The warranty period shall begin upon final acceptance of all items provided to the government by the Contractor. FAR Clauses and Provisions applicable to this acquisition can be obtained from the website, http://www.acqnet.gov.
The following clauses and provisions are incorporated by reference and apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (June 2008); 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (Jan 1999) - The following factors shall be used to evaluate offers: Low Price Technically Acceptable. 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (May 2011) (Please note: all offerors and prospective contractors must be registered with the Online Representations and Certifications Applications (ORCA) website at www.sam.gov or must provide a completed copy of 52.212-3 with their quotation); 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Jun 2010), 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (Aug 2011), applicable clauses under 52.212-5 include: (a); (b); (1); (4); (6); (10); (12); (14) (20); (21); (22); (24); (25); (26); (27); (28); (33); (34); (37); (42). Addendum to 52.212-1, Modify (b) Submission of Offers to read as follows:
Quotes shall be submitted by email to Mr. Jerry Varnell, Contract Specialist, Jerry.Varnell@ic.fbi.gov ; no later than Monday, August 10, 2015, 08:00 am Eastern Standard Time (EST). Quotes shall be clearly marked PR-0025999. Offerors are hereby notified that if their quotes are not received by the date, time and location specified in this announcement, it will not be considered by the agency. Telephone request will not be considered. All questions must be submitted in writing to Jerry Varnell at Jerry.email@example.com. No questions will be answered over the telephone.
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