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In-House Conservation Technician- Construction

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published January 22, 2016  -  Deadline February 8, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 12.6 as supplemented with additional information contained in this notice. This procurement is being conducted under Simplified Acquisition Procedures in accordance with FAR Part 13 and FAR 16.504. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through January 4, 2016 Federal Acquisition Regulation revision, which includes the consolidation of all Federal Acquisition Circulars through 2005-85-1. The NAICS code for this acquisition is 541990. This announcement constitutes the formal Request for Quote (RFQ) and NO additional written solicitation will be issued. It is the intent of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to procure the quality services of a Conservation Technician working on-site at the National Library of Medicine for the History of Medicine Division. The technician will work on collections from the Rare Books and Early Manuscripts and the Images and Archives Sections and exhibition preparation for the Exhibitions Program. It is anticipated that at least ONE labor-hour (1) Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity type award will be made from this solicitation and that the award will be made on or about March 10, 2016. It is anticipated that the award(s) from this solicitation will be for a one year period of performance with options for two (2) successive one-year periods. The period of performance begins on or about April 5, 2016. The offeror must complete Attachment 2 (SF1449) and specify the unit price quoted for each Item Number listed in Block 23 of SF 1449. The attached Contract Terms and Conditions shall be made a part of any contract awarded as a result of this RFQ [Attachment 3]. The attached Addendum to Terms and Conditions of Purchase Order shall be made a part of any purchase order awarded as a result of this RFQ [Attachment 3]. A final best-value analysis will be performed taking into consideration the results of the technical evaluation, price analysis, and adequate resources to respond to the Government's need. The Government reserves the right to make an award to the best value of the Government, technical merit, price, and other factors considered. The NLM reserves the right to make a single award, multiple awards, or no award at all as a result of this RFQ. In addition, the RFQ may be amended or cancelled as necessary to meet NLM's requirement. Vendor shall furnish services, qualified personnel, material, equipment and/or facilities as needed to perform the work as stated on Statement of Work (SOW). ****The Statement of Work and Evaluation Criteria of this requirement are included in the Attachments Section of this solicitation in a single file as Attachment 1. All proposals received via eCPS by February 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM Eastern Time will be considered by NLM. The National Library of Medicine (NLM) requires proposals to be submitted via eCPS.: 1) Electronic copy via the NLM electronic Contract Proposal Submission (eCPS) website at https://ecps.niaid.nih.gov/NLM. All submissions must be submitted by 10:00A AM Eastern Time on February 8, 2016. Vendors must submit questions via email to maryann.carroll@nih.gov. The deadline for vendors to submit questions is Noon on Tuesday, February 2, 2016.For directions on using eCPS, go to https://ecps.niaid.nih.gov/NLM and click on "How to Submit." NOTE: To submit your electronic proposal using eCPS, all offerors must have a valid NIH External Directory Account, which provides authentication and serves as a vehicle for secure transmission of documents and communication with the NLM. The NIH External Directory Account registration process may take up to 24 hours to become active. Submission of proposals by facsimile or e-mail is not accepted. Firms interested in responding to this notice must be able to provide the professional services required by NLM. The offeror shall include all information necessary to document and/or support the qualification criteria in one clearly marked section of its proposal. All responses from responsible sources will be considered. Inquiries regarding this procurement may be made via email to Maryann Carroll, Contract Specialist maryann.carroll @nih.gov. Please include the solicitation number "NIHLM2016690MM" in the subject line. Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference [FAR 52.252-1, February 1998] This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contract 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 proposal. In lieu of submitting the full text provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its proposal. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this address: http://www.acquisition.gov.Vendor shall comply with all applicable Federal, State and Local laws, executive orders, rules and regulations applicable to its performance under this order. Full text of clauses and provisions are available at Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR). The following clauses and provisions shall apply to this acquisition and maybe obtained from the web site: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (April 2014), FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items (October 2014). Offerors are advised to provide with their offer a completed copy of the following provisions: FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items (March 2015)-With DUNS Number Addendum [52.204-6 (July 2013)]. The following FAR clauses apply to this acquisition: FAR 52.214-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (December 2014)-With Addenda [Stop Work Order, FAR 52.242-15 (August 1989) and Year 2000 Compliance (July 1997)]; FAR 52.217-5, Evaluation of Options (July 1990); FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (March 2015), as well as the following clauses cited therein: FAR 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (Nov 1999); FAR 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000); FAR 52.216-18 Ordering; FAR 52.216-19 Order Limitations; FAR 52.216-22 Indefinite Quantity; FAR 52.222-41, Availability of Funds (April 1984); FAR 52-232-7 Payments under Time-and Materials and Labor-Hour Contracts (Aug 2012); FAR 52.242-15, Stop Work Order (August 1989) with Alternate I (April 1984); and FAR 52.242-17, Government Delay of Work (April 1984).  

Multi-Tier, Multiple Award Contract (MAC), Firm Fixed Price, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ), Construction, Design-Build, Alterations & Repair Services Contract

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published May 21, 2015  -  Deadline November 14, 2011
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A&E Post Design Services for Electrical Vault 11 Transformer and Switchgear Replacement

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published October 27, 2015
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Reference Sources Sought Notice that was posted under Reference Number HHS-NIH-ORF-SBSS-15-0001, this pre-solicitation notice provides information with regards to the Office of Research Facilities (ORF), NIH intent to issue a solicitation to WFT Engineers as described in the attached Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition for Post Design Architectural and Engineering Services. The A/E of Record, MW Design, a Joint Venture, was performing Post-Design services under Contract HHSN29220070009I, Order HHSN29200040. MW Design has notified the Government that effective September 30, 2015 MW Design would cease to exist. Hence, the task order was terminated. The ORF Program is seeking a reasonable path to obtain Post Design services immediately or as soon as possible since this complex, technically difficult, multiple phase electrical infrastructure replacement project has been awarded and is underway. Submittals and RFIs have begun to arrive; however, no A/E of Record is available to provide responses. Based on this, the ORF has suspended the construction pending the post design award. It is essential that Post-Design services be continued throughout the construction performance. The project will provide for a continuation of Post Design services, under a new contract, after September 24, 2015.

Architectural and Engineering Liaison

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published June 11, 2015  -  Deadline July 10, 2015
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COMBINED SYNOPSIS / SOLICITATION This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is HHS-NIH-NIDA-(SSSA)-15-377 and the solicitation is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). This acquisition is for a commercial item or service and is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures; FAR Subpart 13.5-Test Program for Certain Commercial Items; and FAR Part 12-Acquisition of Commercial Items, and is expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-82 effective May 7, 2015. This acquisition is set aside 100% for small businesses. The associated NAICS code 541611 and the small business size standard $15.0. STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES The objective is to acquire a liaison to provide architectural and engineering administrative and managerial support services to facilitate renovation projects for NINDS. Title: Architectural and Engineering Liaison The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation's leading medical research agency and the primary Federal agency whose mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life and reduce illness and disability. The National Institutes of Health is comprised of 27 Institutes and Centers. The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), is one of those member institutes. The NINDS' mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. NINDS DIR seeks an independent contractor to provide day-to-day, on-site liaison services of an architectural and engineering nature to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. It is anticipated that the number of spaces requiring Architectural and Engineering support and therefore requiring attention from the liaison will increase during the duration of this agreement. The individual shall work as a liaison between NINDS leadership, operations staff, Principal Investigators (PIs), construction personnel, the scientific community and other relevant stakeholders to serve as an intermediary between the aforementioned parties as they analyze project requirements, discuss plans, formulate alternate solutions and implement the finalized plan to provide services and deliverables through to successful project completion. Scope of Work The contractor shall: 1. Serve as a liaison between leadership, construction and scientific communities for multiple projects simultaneously. 2. Serve as a point of contact between the Scientific Director, EO offices, NINDS investigators, and NIH facility management. 3. Prepare and present planning and status reports for project officer approval. 4. Collaborate with leadership, construction, scientists, and financial personnel to ensure funding and timeline goals are met. 5. Possess the knowledge to work in biomedical investigative and active Continuity of Operations (COOP) environments. 6. Possess experience assisting in successfully relocating individuals and groups of 1 - 500 people and their technical environments, labs, utilities, furniture, etc. 7. Possess an understanding of planning swing spaces. 8. Shall have experience presenting plans and obtaining buy-in from leadership, construction, finance and scientific communities. 9. Possess an Occupational Safety Hazard Administration (OSHA) Certificate 10. Shall have strong organizational, interpersonal and time / management skills. Key Personnel Requirements Certifications required of the candidate: 1. Certified Professional Engineer (PE) 2. Certified Construction Manager (CCM) 3. LEED Accredited Professional (AP+BD+C) Key personnel proposed for the current position must possess: 1. Either a Bachelor's degree in an Engineering specialty related to construction; Or a Bachelor's degree and 4 years' experience with HVAC, electrical, utilities, etc; 2. AND 8+ years' Federal Government construction/renovation experience; 3. AND 5+ years' experience in laboratory projects; Qualifications should be easily identifiable in a resume or a clearly delineated section of the proposal. Period of Performance Base Year: September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2016 Option Year 1: September 1, 2016 - August 31, 2017 Option Year 2: September 1, 2017 - August 31, 2018 Option Year 3: September 1, 2018 - August 31, 2019 Option Year 4: September 1, 2019 - August 31, 2020 Please refer to the attached Statement of Work for further detail, specifications, and evaluation criteria. FAR clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Offerors must include a completed copy of the provision at FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, with its offer. FAR clause 52.212.-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items, is applicable to this requirement. Offers will be evaluated on: Item # Technical Requirements Score Points 1 Demonstrate ability to consult with leadership, construction and scientific communities regarding multi-function collaboration to accomplish Investigative Spaces from concept to fruition. Demonstrate ability to understand and be able to accurately communicate technical, construction, budget/ finance, new tenure track hire and NINDS leadership data and points of view, present and advance tradeoffs in manner that facilitates concurrence from all parties. 10 2 Demonstrate ability to simultaneously serve as a liaison for 15-20 projects at the same time meeting the objectives of each. 10 3 Demonstrate ability to act as point of contact among Scientific Director (SD) and EO offices, NINDS investigators, and NIH facility management. 10 4 Demonstrate ability to collect data, generate detailed status and planning reports for project officer approval, and present reports to top to mid-management leadership, to construction teams, and to investigative and experimenting scientists. 5 5 Demonstrate ability to collaborate and coordinate among leadership, construction, scientific and budget/finance communities to ensure efficient use of funding and to adhere to schedule for new and renovation projects. 5 6 Demonstrate sufficient knowledge of shaping a biomedical investigative environment containing HVAC, nitrogen(N2), carbogen (CO2O2), carbon dioxide (CO2) [lab vacuum, lab gases, lab air], bio-hazard storage, freezer farms, fume hoods, bio-safety cabinets, air tables, centrifuges and vivariums so that concerns from different parties regarding biomedical investigative environments can be addressed , detailed, and properly relayed to the appropriate parties. 10 7 Demonstrate experience operating in an active Continuity of Operations (COOP) environment containing live research specimen since liaison services in such an environment may be necessary and knowledge of the environment will be necessary to serve as an effective intermediary in such situations. Please see http://www.ors.od.nih.gov/ser/depc/Pages/coop.aspx for more detailed information. 10 8 Provide evidence of the ability to ensure that renovation projects proceed on schedule and on budget, to inform SD and EO or equivalent offices of possible deviations from schedule and budget, and to collaborate with staff to find solutions that may arise thereby keeping projects on schedule and within budget. 8 9 Demonstrates familiarity with and ability to work with NINDS' Continuity of Operations (COOP)/Emergency personnel and team responders in the event of building emergencies by giving specific experience of employing protocols working with emergency personnel and team responders. 8 10 Evidence of strong communication skills: oral, written, and in presenting material to a group. 10 11a. Display an ability to collaborate with the appropriate parties in the oversight and implementation of a chlorination system for animal vivarium which houses an average of 12,000 mouse/rat cages. Currently, the water system is contaminated, research is affected and behavioral studies are also affected; the ability to serve as an intermediary in order to help resolve these and/or similar challenges should be detailed. 5 11b. Display an ability to collaborate with the appropriate parties in the oversight of the study and renovation of an animal quarantine area including the assessment of HVAC and installation of ducted biosafety cabinets. 3 11c. Display an ability to serve as a liaison with the parties involved with the renovation of specifically designed animal holding areas that must be continued for virus-infected rodents. 6 Technical Score: 100 KEY PERSONNEL REQUIREMENTS Key personnel proposed for the current position must possess: 1 Either a Bachelor's degree in an Engineering specialty related to construction; Or a Bachelor's degree and 4 years' experience with HVAC, electrical, utilities, etc; Pass/Fail 2 AND 8+ years' Federal Government construction/renovation experience; Pass/Fail 3 AND 5+ years' experience in laboratory projects; Pass/Fail Certifications required of the candidate: 1 Certified Professional Engineer (PE) Pass/Fail 2 Certified Construction Manager (CCM) Pass/Fail 3 LEED Accredited Professional (AP+BD+C) Pass/Fail The evaluation will be based on the evaluation of the proposal in relation to the scope of work and the evaluation criteria. Paramount consideration shall be given to the evaluation of technical factors. Although technical factors are of paramount consideration in the award, cost or price is also important to the overall task order award decision. All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important than cost or price. However, cost or price may become a critical factor in source selection in the event two or more offers are determined to be essentially equal following the evaluation of all factors other than cost or price. Cost-price will be evaluated for reasonableness in relation to the requirements of the contract. In addition, a final best-buy analysis will be performed taking into consideration the results of the technical evaluation, cost-price analysis, and the offeror's ability to complete the work within the Government's required schedule. An award will be made to the offeror whose proposal conforms to the requirements of the scope of work and is most advantageous to the Government with technical merit, cost-price, and other factors considered. The Government reserves the right to reject any or all offers or any part thereof and to waive any minor informality or irregularity in offers received. FAR clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. FAR clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement. Responses to this solicitation must include sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities of providing the product. 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. In addition the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size must be included in the response. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov. All responses must be received by July 10, 2015, 8:00 am EST and must reference number HHS-NIH-NIDA-(SSSA)-15-177. Responses must be submitted electronically to andriani.buck@nih.gov and by U.S. mail to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), Station Support / Simplified Acquisition Branch (SS/SA), 31 Center Drive, Building 31, Room 1B59, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2080, Attention: Andriani Buck. Fax responses will not be accepted. The hard copy documents must comply with FAR 52.204-4 -- Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Postconsumer Fiber Content Paper. Printed or Copied Double-Sided on Postconsumer Fiber Content Paper (May 2011) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- Postconsumer fiber means- (1) Paper, paperboard, and fibrous materials from retail stores, office buildings, homes, and so forth, after they have passed through their end-usage as a consumer item, including: used corrugated boxes; old newspapers; old magazines; mixed waste paper; tabulating cards; and used cordage; or (2) All paper, paperboard, and fibrous materials that enter and are collected from municipal solid waste; but not (3) Fiber derived from printers' over-runs, converters' scrap, and over-issue publications. (b) The Contractor is required to submit paper documents, such as offers, letters, or reports that are printed or copied double-sided on paper containing at least 30 percent postconsumer fiber, whenever practicable, when not using electronic commerce methods to submit information or data to the Government. (End of Clause) The technical proposal excluding all cover pages, table of contents, resumes and cost proposals must be limited to twenty five (25) pages in length. The font for both the technical and cost proposal must be either 11 or 12 point Arial or Times New Roman. Contact Andriani Buck at andriani.buck@nih.gov for information regarding the solicitation. Questions should be limited to five (5) per vendor and be submitted by June 22nd, 2015. Responses to questions for clarification will be posted as a modification to this solicitation.

NIH/RML Library Renovation Project

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published September 10, 2015
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The Rocky Mountain Laboratory (RML) requires a remodel of the existing Library in Building A. Building A is housed in the historical "Quad" which consists of Buildings A, 1, 2, 3, 5, 6 and 7. The Quad is a red brick Neoclassic academic style complex of research occupied buildings. The third floor area to be refurbished is approximately 3,940 sf. requires a general modernization from the original 1996 construction. The mission of this Design/Build contract is to accomplish general upgrades, adding in a few key spaces and features, and general rearrangement of work space. Design Objectives include: 1. To use the latest technology to foster collaboration and innovation 2. To design a comfortable, quiet and collaborative working environment for all RML staff 3. To design a number of architectural impact features that draw the RML staff into the new library 4. To create a library that can grow into future needs 5. To bring in as much natural light as possible into the library. This will be accomplished while minimizing the duration and impact of the construction activities to the NIAID program. The mechanical/electrical design philosophy is to rework the existing mechanical system, provide general power, lighting and system adjustments to support the rearrangement. The architectural "impact" features to draw the library patrons into the newly remodeled area include masonry & glass exterior cantilever window area which will include miscellaneous and structural steel. Interior remodel area will include hollow metal doors, metal stud gypsum walls, joint sealants, painting, glass walls, miscellaneous specialties, sound panels, casework, fire sprinkler system adjustments, plumbing/HVAC, BAS upgrades and electrical lighting.

Free Standing Glassware Washing Machine

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 31, 2015  -  Deadline September 4, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation number is NIHLM2015613 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 2005-82. The North American Industry Classification (NAICS) Code is 334516 with a size standard of 500. This acquisition is being conducted using Simplified Acquisition Procedures in accordance with FAR Part 13. As supplemented by FAR Part 12 - Commercial Items. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Digestive, Diabetes & Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) has a requirement to procure a Lancer 1300LX12-14-13r5 Freestanding Glassware washing machine. NIDDK must retire (1) free standing glassware dishwasher because the manufacturer will no longer offer service. The work of NIDDK requires there be no chemical residues on our plastic and glass ware which can negatively affect the outcome of our experiments. Our current dishwasher is used several times per week to clean plastic and glass ware in order to remove contaminants, such as organics and salts, which can interfere with our experiments. Lancer LX1300 Freestanding Glassware washing machine standard features include* *3 Independent and adjustable wash levels * 42 microprocessor controlled programs * On-board chemical storage with liquid level detection * LANCER's Super Drying system with HEPA filtered, forced air drying via injectors and chamber * 304L stainless steel construction for exterior * 316L stainless steel construction for chamber and door * Insulated chamber for quiet operation * Built-in detergent and acid neutralizer pumps for labor free dosing * Filter system to protect circulation pump * Self-diagnostic software * Electrically Heated unless steam option is noted below * End user training by local Lancer Sales Representative * Racks are interchangeable between levels * Chamber dimensions: 25.35"H x 21"W x 20"D * External dimensions: 64"H x 23.75"W x 29"D The requirement listed is requested to submit a capability statement to assist the Government in determining in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 19.502-2(b) whether or not this procurement will be set-aside for any of the programs described above. The intended procurement will be classified under North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) code 334516 with a size standard 500. All respondents are requested to identify their firm's size and type of business. Interested firms responding to this market survey must provide (a) capability statement demonstrating their experience, skills and capability to fulfill the Government's requirements for the above. The capability statement shall be in sufficient enough detail, but not to exceed 15 pages, so that the Government can determine the experience and capability of your firm to provide the requirements above. Your capability statement, not to exceed 15 pages, should include references. Responses: E-MAIL will be accepted and can be sent to baileyrichard@mail.nih.gov The offeror must include a completed copy of the following provisions: 1) FAR Clause 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial items; 2) FAR Clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items. As stated in FAR Clause 52.212-2 (a) The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation will be advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors will be used equally to evaluate offers: Technical Evaluation, Price, and Past Performance. Note: Past Performance Information: Vendors must submit a listing of the most recent contracts/awards (minimum of 3) which demonstrate similar work in nature to this Solicitation. Contracts/awards may include those entered with the Federal Government, state and local governments and commercial concerns. Include the following information for each contract or subcontract: 1. Name of Contracting Organization 2. Contract Number (for subcontracts provide the prime contract number and the subcontract number) 3. Contract Type 4. Total Contract Value 5. Description of Requirement 6. Contracting Officer's Name and Telephone Number 7. Program Manager's Name and Telephone Number 3) FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items; 4) FAR Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; 5) FAR Clause 52-212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items - Deviation for Simplified Acquisitions. The Dun and Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) and the certification of business size shall be included. The clauses are available in full text at https://www.acquisition.gov PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive an award, contractor must be registered and have valid certification in the System For Award Management (SAM) http://www.sam.gov Interested vendors capable of providing the Government with the items specified in this synopsis should submit their quotation to the below address. Quotations will be due on or before September 4, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. EST. Offersors shall provide an original and one copy of your quotation. The quotation must reference Solicitation number NIHLM2015613. All responsible sources may submit a quotation, which if timely received, shall be considered by the agency. Quotations may be submitted electronically to Richard Bailey at baileyrichard@mail.nih.gov .

Architectural and Engineering Liaison

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 17, 2015  -  Deadline August 24, 2015
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Architectural and Engineering Liaison HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-PSOL-15-767 INTRODUCTION This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. 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)-PSOL-15-767 and the solicitation is issued as a PRE-SOLICITATION, NOTICE OF INTENT, to award a contract on a noncompetitive basis to Maris Solutions, 14820 Bauer Drive, Rockville, MD 20853, DUNS: 079379907. REGULATORY & STATUTORY AUTHORITY This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13--Simplified Acquisition Procedures, FAR Part 12--Acquisition of Commercial Items, and Subpart 6.302-1, Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements, and is 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 2005-83 effective August 4, 2015. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE The associated NAICS code for this requirement is 541611 and the small business size standard is $15.0 million. CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION DETERMINATION The non-competitive determination is based upon the market research conducted as prescribed in FAR Part 10--Market Research, specifically the results of market research concluded that there was only one response to the combined synopsis solicitation, number HHS-NIH-NIDA-(SSSA)-15-377, which was posted on FBO on June 11, 2015 and closed on July 10, 2015. In order to revise the requirement to increase competition a four month award with two one month options is being considered; this will avoid a disruption of key services while the solicitation's scope is being changed and the requirement is being re-competed. 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 Background The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducting research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders and stroke. The NINDS mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. Purpose and Objectives The objective is to acquire a liaison to provide architectural and engineering administrative and managerial support services to facilitate renovation projects for NINDS. Project Description The individual shall work as a liaison between NINDS leadership, operations staff, Principal Investigators (PIs), construction personnel, the scientific community and other relevant stakeholders. The liaison will serve as an intermediary between the aforementioned parties as they analyze project requirements, discuss plans, formulate alternate solutions and implement decisions. Delivery/Period of Performance The anticipated period of performance is as follows: Base: 09/01/2015 to 12/31/2015 Option Month 1: 01/01/2016 to 01/31/2016 Option Month 2: 02/01/2016 to 02/28/2016 Contract Type A firm fixed price purchase order with NET30 invoicing terms is anticipated. RESPONSE INSTRUCTIONS Responses to this solicitation must include sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities of providing the product or service. The price quote shall include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, delivery days after contract award, delivery terms, prompt payment discount terms, F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), product or catalog number(s); product description; and any other information or factors that may be considered in the award decision. Such factors may include: past performance; special features required for effective program performance; trade-in considerations; probable life of the item selected as compared with that of a comparable item; warranty considerations; and maintenance availability. APPLICABLE TERMS AND CONDITIONS The following FAR clauses and provisions 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 (April 2014), applies to this acquisition. 3. FAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items (October 2014) applies to this acquisition. (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: FACTOR Experience of personnel • The resumes of proposed key personnel will be evaluated for documented experience with serving as a liaison for multiple projects simultaneously, presenting and collaborating with a minimum of four different departments, knowledge of construction including but not limited to swing spaces and renovation projects, and possessing scientific knowledge of a biomedical investigative community and live specimen environments in order to effectively communicate the goals of scientists in such environments. • The proposal must demonstrate, with examples, the quality and depth of education and experience, the appropriate certifications and technical qualifications of key personnel and the applicability of that experience. Similar projects must convey similarity in topic, dollar value, workload, duration, and organizational environment complexity. Understanding the project • Offerors will be evaluated on their ability to present a rational approach to the challenges that are specific to this contract given the unique concerns of scientists, construction, budget, and administrative departments. Corporate Experience/Past Performance • Offerors must demonstrate their corporate qualifications for performing the tasks under this requirement. • Previous experience of the offeror in managing similar or related contracts of comparable size and complexity will be evaluated. Cost The Offeror(s) cost/price proposal will be evaluated for reasonableness and best value to the government. For a price to be reasonable, it must represent a price to the government that a prudent person would pay when consideration is given to prices in the market. The Government intends to make an award(s) to that offeror whose proposal provides the best overall value to the Government. Technical and past performance, when combined, are significantly more important, when compared to price. (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. 4. A completed copy of the provision at FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (March 2015), is required with any offer submitted. This requirement may be met by completion of the provision in the System for Award Management. 5. FAR clauses 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (May 2015) and 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items (May 2015) apply to this acquisition. 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. All Offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov." CLOSING STATEMENT All responsible sources may submit a bid, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency. All responses must be received by August 24, 2015 at 8:00 am, Eastern Standard Time (EST) and must reference solicitation number HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-PSOL-15-767. Responses may be submitted electronically to andriani.buck@nih.gov or by U.S. mail to the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), Station Support / Simplified Acquisition Branch (SS/SA), 31 Center Drive, Building 31, Room 1B59, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-2080, Attention: Andriani Buck. Fax responses will be accepted at (301) 480-1358. For information regarding this solicitation, contact Andriani Buck by email at andriani.buck@nih.gov.

Extended cryogenic storage of Siemens 3T MRI Scanner

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 8, 2016  -  Deadline August 23, 2016
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INTRODUCTIONTHIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NON-COMPETITIVE (NOTICE OF INTENT) SYNOPSIS TO AWARD A MODIFICATION TO A CONTRACT WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME). The Neurophysiology Imaging Facility (NIF) is a core resource of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) intramural research program. Initiated in 2004 primarily by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), with additional contribution from the National Institute for Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) and National Eye Institute, its function is to serve as a core resource for non-human primate imaging using the method of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). The capacity to add functional and anatomical imaging to the repertoire of methods used to study the nonhuman primate (NHP) brain at NIH, aids greatly in the understanding of healthy and diseased brain anatomy, function and physiology. At present, the NIF operation is focused on a 4.7T vertical scanner purchased approximately fifteen years ago.3To continue the cutting-edge research performed by the NIH, and to accommodate the growing need for NHP scan time, it is necessary that NIF expand its facility by adding an additional MRI scanner. This scanner is planned to occupy the annex of Building 49, which was designed from its original building to house multiple scanners. Since most commercially available scanners suitable for NHPs are human scanners, their design constraints are tailored for humans. We require that this scanner be capable of achieving high performance, which involves the addition of a specialized high-performance gradient coil insert. The new MRI scanner will be used for anatomical and functional scanning of NHPs only, and will never be used to scan humans.The scanner is currently stored by Southwest Medical Resources, Inc. while the installation site is prepared. Continued storage is required due to construction delays that have prevented the delivery and installation of the magnet. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE and SET ASIDE STATUSThe intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 493120 with a Size Standard of $27.5 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 August 4, 2016. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENTPURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES:The purpose of this modification to contract HHSN271201500070A is to arrange for the extended cryogenic storage of the Siemens Tim Trio scanner and AC88 Gradient Coils. The Tim Trio scanner and AC88 Gradient Coils were purchased under original contract HHSN271201500070A. This requirement for storage was unforeseen due to delays to construction which have prevented the delivery of the magnet to NIMH. PROJECT REQUIREMENTS:Cryogenic storage capabilities Continued storage until June 2017, with two 6-month option periods through June, 2018. CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME) DETERMINATION The determination by the Government to award a contract without providing for full and open competition is based upon the market research conducted. Specifically, Southwest Medical Resources is the only vendor that is capable of providing continued storage of the magnet because the magnet is too fragile to be moved. Additionally, the magnet weighs approximately 10 tons and moving it to a different storage facility would be very costly. Any handling of the magnet by a third party before final acceptance of the magnet risks voiding the warranty. Therefore, Southwest Medical Resources is the only vendor that is capable of meeting the Government's need. The intended source is:Southwest Medical Resources, Inc. 1290 East Elm Street, Suite BOntario, CA 91761 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-SSSA-NOI-16-636. Responses must be submitted electronically to Pamela Daugherty, Contract Specialist, at pamela.daugherty@nih.gov. U.S. Mail and Fax responses will not be accepted.  

NINDS architectural and engineering administrative and managerial support

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published February 23, 2016  -  Deadline May 16, 2016
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This is a solicitation for commercial services prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.2, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only written solicitation; proposals are being requested and a separate solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-87 effective April 6, 2016. This acquisition will be processed under FAR Part 12, Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP), Acquisition of Commercial Items, and is set aside 100% for small businesses. The Solicitation Number for this acquisition is HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-RFP-16-47 and is being issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this procurement is 541611 and the Small Business Size Standard is $15.0 million dollars. BACKGROUND The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) DIR seeks an independent contractor to provide day-to-day, on-site liaison services of an architectural and engineering nature to satisfy the overall operational objectives of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. It is anticipated that the number of spaces requiring Architectural and Engineering support and therefore requiring attention from the liaison will increase during the duration of this agreement. STATEMENT OF OBJECTIVES The objective is to acquire a liaison to provide architectural and engineering administrative and managerial support services to facilitate renovation projects for NINDS. STATEMENT OF WORK The individual shall work as a liaison between NINDS leadership, operations staff, Principal Investigators (PIs), construction personnel, the scientific community and other relevant stakeholders to serve as an intermediary between the aforementioned parties as they analyze project requirements, discuss plans, formulate alternate solutions and implement the finalized plan to provide services and deliverables through to successful project completion. The liaison shall: 1. Serve as a liaison between the Scientific Director, EO offices, NINDS investigators, and NIH facility management regarding multi-function collaboration to accomplish Investigative Spaces from concept to fruition for approximately 15-20 projects simultaneously.2. Collaborate and coordinate among leadership, construction, scientific and budget/finance communities to ensure efficient use of funding and to adhere to schedule for new and renovation projects, to inform SD and EO or equivalent offices of possible deviations from schedule and budget, and to collaborate with staff to find solutions that may arise thereby keeping projects on schedule and within budget. 3. Possess experience assisting in successfully relocating individuals and groups of 1 - 500 people and their technical environments, labs, utilities, furniture, etc. 4. Possess an understanding of planning swing spaces. 5. Possess an Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) Certificate KEY PERSONNEL Resumes are required for all personnel proposed. The contractor shall propose at least one key person that meets all the requirements of this Statement of Work. Please list Key Personnel below in order of importance, their duty location, primary phone number, alternate phone number, email and an alternate Lead POC and their data in case of emergencies. 1. Name and Title, Lead POC:Duty address:Primary phone:Alt. Phone:Email:Alternate Lead POC: 2. Name and Title, Alternate Lead POC:Duty address:Primary phone:Alt. Phone:Email:Alternate Lead POC: 3. Name and Title Duty address: On-Site Primary phone: Alt. Phone: Email: Sole proprietors should find a suitable replacement in case the lead POC is unable to continue services. Teaming agreements or other agreements with the replacement should be included with the proposal. The replacement's credentials should meet the requirements detailed in this Statement of Work. OFFERORS SHOULD ASSURE THAT ALL PERSONNEL PROPOSED SHALL NOT BE COMMITTED ON FEDERAL GRANTS AND CONTRACTS FOR MORE THAN A TOTAL OF 100% OF THEIR TIME. IF THE SITUATION ARISES WHERE IT IS DETERMINED THAT A PROPOSED KEY PERSONNEL IS COMMITTED FOR MORE THAN 100% OF HIS OR HER TIME, THE GOVERNMENT WILL REQUIRE ACTION ON THE PART OF THE OFFEROR TO CORRECT THE TIME COMMITMENT. The key personnel specified in this contract are considered to be essential to work performance. At least 30 days prior to diverting any of the specified individuals to other programs or contracts (or as soon as possible, if an individual must be replaced, for example, as a result of leaving the employ of the Contractor), the Contractor shall notify the Contracting Officer and shall submit comprehensive justification for the diversion or replacement request (including proposed substitutions for key personnel) to permit evaluation by the Government of the impact on performance under this contract. The Contractor shall not divert or otherwise replace any key personnel without the written consent of the Contracting Officer. The Government may modify the contract to add or delete key personnel at the request of the Contractor or Government. NIH TRAINING Additional NIH mandated training, such as JCAHO training, will be necessary and if not already completed must be after award. If the individual has completed the NIH JCAHO training the name, date of attendance, and any other evidence of training completion should be provided. DELIVERABLES All reports required herein shall be submitted in electronic format. All paper/hardcopy documents/reports submitted under this contract shall be printed or copied, double-sided, on at least 30 percent post consumer fiber paper, whenever practicable, in accordance with FAR 4.302(b). Technical Progress Reports 1. In addition to the required reports set forth elsewhere in this Schedule, the preparation and submission of regularly recurring Technical Progress Reports will be required in any contract resulting from this solicitation. These reports will require descriptive information about the activities undertaken during the reporting period and will require information about planned activities for future reporting periods. The frequency and specific content of these reports will be determined prior to contract award. [ ] Monthly[ ] Quarterly[ ] Semi-Annually[X] Annually[ ] Annually (with a requirement for a Draft Annual Report)[X] Final - Upon final completion of the contract[ ] Final - Upon final completion of the contract (with a requirement for a Draft Final Report) 2. Summary of Salient Results The Contractor will be required to prepare and submit, with the final report, a summary (not to exceed 200 words) of salient results achieved during the performance of the contract. This report will be required on or before the expiration date of the contract. Other Reports/Deliverables Monthly (unless otherwise stated), the contractor shall provide documentation evidence of any and/or all work products, including, but not limited to, the following tasks: • Weekly meetings with Assistant Director for Science Administration, NINDS to provide status updates on all ongoing projects, plans, collaborations, renovations, proposed equipment purchases, space allocations, movement of NINDS staff, etc.• Bi-weekly meeting with the Scientific Director, NINDS to provide updates on the areas as listed in the first deliverable.• Basic deliverables as are typical in an office environment (including but not limited to work products, spreadsheets, database logs, and other documents related to plans, projects, evaluations, meeting presentations)• Computer generated work, including spreadsheet and database logs, to ensure all areas of construction, renovation, movement of staff and equipment, and other duties are processed in a timely manner. • Records maintained on budget for renovations to ensure funding availability. As requested, provide raw data to support status of dashboard funding reports. The raw data will be the property of NINDS.• Other reports as called out in this document or as required during the course of performance including but not limited to emergency status reports which will be delivered on an as-needed or immediate basis.• Semiannual performance reports. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE National Institute of Neurological Disorders and StrokeDivision of Intramural Research Programs9000 Rockville Pike35 Convent DriveBuilding 35, Room GF352Bethesda, MD 20892 This work may also be performed via Telework when the Government closes offices as announced by the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE Base Year: July 1, 2016 - June 30, 2017Option Year 1: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018Option Year 2: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019Option Year 3: July 1, 2019 - June 30, 2020Option Year 4: July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2021 OPERATIONAL HOURS Work will be performed 40 hours per week during normal business hours 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday-Friday, excluding ten (10) Federal holidays. However, there might be instances in which more than 40 hours a week are required and/or work outside of normal business hours may need to be performed. LEVEL OF EFFORT The Government's requirement for the work set forth in the Statement of Work of this solicitation is 1,920 direct labor hours. It is estimated that the labor hours are constituted as specified below and will be expended approximately as follows:Labor HoursYear 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 51,920 1,920 1,920 1,920 1,920 PAGE AND FORMATTING LIMITATIONS The Technical Proposal shall not exceed 50 single-sided pages or 25 double-sided pages. This page limitation does not include the cover sheet, abstract, table of contents, personnel, facilities, equipment and resources, other considerations, schedule, other support, and cost information. Appendices shall not exceed a total of 30 single-sided pages or 15 double-sided pages. Pages in excess of the limitation will be deleted and will be neither read nor evaluated. Each page of the technical proposal must be numbered sequentially. Offerors are encouraged to limit the overall size of the technical proposal, inclusive of appendices, attachments, etc. Type density and size must be 10 to 12 points. If constant spacing is used, 15 cpi (characters per inch) or fewer shall be used, whereas proportional spacing should provide an average of no more than 15 cpi. There must be no more than six lines of text within a vertical inch. Margins must be no less than ½ inch around, exclusive of headers and footers. The proposal must be signed by an official authorized to bind your organization and must stipulate that it is predicated upon all the terms and conditions of this RFP. One original and three (3) copies of your proposal shall be submitted to: National Institutes of HealthNational Institute on Drug AbuseStation Support Simplified Acquisition BranchAndriani Buck, Contract Specialist31 Center Drive, Suite 1B59Bethesda, MD 20892-7511. Proposals will be typewritten, paginated, reproduced on letter size paper, printed/copied double-sided, on at least 30 percent post consumer fiber paper, as required by FAR 4.302(b), and will be legible in all required copies. To expedite the proposal evaluation, all documents required for responding to the RFQ should be placed in the following order: I. COVER PAGEInclude RFP title, number, name of organization, DUNS No., identification of the proposal part, and indicate whether the proposal is an original or a copy. The solicitation number HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-RFP-16-47 must be referenced on the cover page. II. TECHNICAL PROPOSALIt is recommended that the technical proposal consist of a cover page, a table of contents, and the information requested in the Technical Proposal Instructions and as specified in SECTION J, List of Attachments. Offers will be valid for 120 days unless a different period is specified by the offeror. MANDATORY EVALUATION FACTORS MANDATORY QUALIFICATION CRITERIA Listed below are mandatory qualification criteria. THE OFFEROR SHALL INCLUDE ALL INFORMATION WHICH DOCUMENTS AND/OR SUPPORTS THE QUALIFICATION CRITERIA IN ONE CLEARLY MARKED SECTION OF ITS TECHNICAL PROPOSAL. The qualification criteria establish conditions that must be met at the time of receipt of Technical Proposals by the Contracting Officer in order for your proposal to be considered any further for award. The following items have been determined to be essential for this requirement and in being able to complete the tasks associated with this requirement;a. Either a Bachelor's degree in an engineering specialty or a Bachelor's degree and four (4) years' experience with HVAC, Electrical, and commercial Utilities.b. Minimum of five (5) years' experience of Federal Government construction/renovation(s).c. Minimum of five (5) years' experience of in scientific\research projects.d. Professional Engineer (PE) certification.e. Construction Manager (CM) certification TECHNICAL EVALUATION ELEMENTS The evaluation factors are used by the technical evaluation committee when reviewing the technical proposals. Offerors proposals will be evaluated on the demonstrated experience and understanding of the project in relation to the specifications outlined in the solicitation and the statement of work.The acceptability of the technical portion of each contract proposal will be evaluated by a technical review committee. The committee will evaluate each proposal in strict conformity with the evaluation factors of the RFP, utilizing point scores and written critiques. The committee may suggest that the Contracting Officer request clarifying information from an offeror. The Government reserves the right to award a contract without discussions if the Contracting Officer determines that the initial prices are fair and reasonable and that discussions are not necessary. If award will be made without conducting discussions, offerors may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of their proposal (e.g., the relevance of an offeror's past performance information and adverse past performance information to which the offeror has not previously had an opportunity to respond) or to resolve minor or clerical errors. The process described in FAR 15.101-1 will be employed, which permits the Government to make tradeoffs among cost or price and non-cost factors and to consider award to other than the lowest price offeror or other than the highest technically rated offeror. The NIDA reserves the right to make a single award, multiple awards, or no award at all to the RFP. In addition, the RFP may be amended or canceled as necessary to meet the NIDA requirements. The factors and sub factors below are listed in the order of relative importance with weights assigned to the factors for evaluation purposes.Technical ExperienceDemonstrated corporate and\or key personnel experience in the following: 70 pointsa. Knowledge of shaping (designing a layout) a biomedical investigative environment that will contain lab gases (for example nitrogen (N2), carbogen (CO2O2, carbon dioxide (CO2)). Lab vacuum system(s), lab equipment (e.g. bio safety cabinets, fume hoods centrifuges, etc.) that conforms to multiple users.b. Management Liaison - Communicating construction concerns, finance\budgets and tradeoffs obtained from senior lab management and relay information to facility managers, architects, construction project managers and obtain buy in from all parties.c. Collecting data and generating detailed status reports to project team that includes senior management, construction personnel, facilities management and scientific personnel.d. Ability to work in an environment containing live research specimene. Ability to work within a Continuity of Operations (COOP)/Emergency personnel and team response: PLEASE SEE HTTP://WWW.ORS.OD.NIH.GOV/SER/DEPC/PAGES/COOP.ASPX FOR DETAILED INFORMATION ON A COOP ENVIRONMENT.f. Ability to collaborate appropriate parties in the oversight and implementation of a water system for vivarium housing of equal or greater capacity (12,000 mice and\or rat cages).g. Ability to collaborate appropriate parties in the oversight of the development and renovation of an animal quarantine area. NOTE: OFFERORS PROPOSALS MUST INCLUDE EXAMPLES OF CORPORATE AND\OR KEY PERSONNEL EXPERIENCE FOR EACH OF THE ABOVE SUB-FACTORS, FAILURE TO PROVIDE DETAILED EXAMPLES WILL RESULT IN A DETERMINATION OF NON RESPONSIVE FOR THE PARTICULAR SUB FACTOR(S).Understanding of Requirement 15 pointsOfferors must demonstrate their understanding of the technical objectives and tasks of this requirement described herein and in all the attachments. Past Performance\Corporate Experience 15 points Offerors must provide at least two (2) past contracts of equal size or complexity, the information must contain the name of the company or individual contracted with, address, phone number and email address. The Government will evaluate the Offerors on past performance based on the information provided in the proposal and the Government reserves the right to contact the parties provided as references in the Offerors proposal. In addition the Government may evaluate the Offeror based on information obtained from other sources known to the Government as to past performance of the Offeror. PAST PERFORMANCE FACTOR The Government may evaluate the offeror's past performance based on information obtained from references provided by the offeror, other relevant past performance information obtained from other sources known to the Government, and any information supplied by the offeror concerning problems encountered on the identified contracts and corrective action taken. The Government will assess the relative risks associated with each offeror. Performance risks are those associated with an offeror's likelihood of success in performing the acquisition requirements as indicated by that offeror's record of past performance. The Government will consider the currency and relevance of the information, source of the information, context of the data, and general trends in the offeror's performance. The lack of relevant a performance record may result in an unknown performance risk assessment, which will neither be used to the advantage nor disadvantage of the offeror. AWARD CRITERIAThe major evaluation factors for this solicitation include technical (which encompasses experience and past performance factors) and cost/price factors. Although technical factors are of paramount consideration in the award of the contract, cost/price is also important to the overall contract award decision. All evaluation factors other than cost or price, when combined, are significantly more important than cost/price. The Government intends to make an award(s) to that offeror whose proposal provides the best overall value to the Government. The evaluation will be based on the demonstrated capabilities of the prospective Contractors in relation to the needs of the project as set forth in the RFP. The merits of each proposal will be evaluated carefully. Each proposal must document the feasibility of successful implementation of the requirements of the RFP. Offerors must submit information sufficient to evaluate their proposals based on the detailed factors listed above. Offeror(s) cost/price proposal will be evaluated for reasonableness. For a price to be reasonable, it must represent a price to the government that a prudent person would pay when consideration is given to prices in the market. Normally, price reasonableness is established through adequate price competition, but may also be determined through cost and price analysis techniques as described in FAR 15.404. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES It is contemplated that a level of effort fixed price type contract will be awarded. Any resultant contract shall include the clauses applicable to the selected offeror's organization and type of contract awarded as required by Public Law, Executive Order, or acquisition regulations in effect at the time of execution of the proposed contract. The following Provisions and Clauses apply: FAR 52.212-1 Instruction to Offerors-/Commercial Items (OCT 2015); FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items (OCT 2014) (Additional Evaluation criteria set forth in the solicitation); FAR 212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (NOV 2015); FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (MAY 2015); FAR 52.217-8 Option To Extend Services (NOV 1999); FAR 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract, (MAR 2000); FAR 219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011); FAR 52.222-3 Convict Labor (JUN 2003); FAR 52.223-6 Drug Free Workplace (May 2001); FAR 52.227-14 Rights In Data - General (MAY 2014), FAR 52.228-5 Insurance - Working On a Government Installation (JAN 1997); and FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management (JULY 2013). The Contractor shall comply with the following clauses, which are incorporated in this contract in full text, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items. 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options (JULY 1990) Except when it is determined in accordance with FAR 17.206(b) not to be in the Government's best interests, the Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s).(End of clause)52.217-8 Option to Extend Services, (NOV 1999) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 60 days from the expiration of the contract. (End of clause) 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract, (MAR 2000) (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within the current period of performance; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 30 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 60 months. (End of clause) NOTICE OF SMALL BUSINESS SET-ASIDE General. Offerors are solicited only from small business concerns. The procurement is to be awarded only to one or more such concerns, organizations, or individuals. This action is based on a determination by the Contracting Officer, alone or in conjunction with a representative of the Small Business Administration, that it is in the interest of maintaining or mobilizing the Nation's full productive capacity, or in the interest of war or national defense programs, or in the interest of assuring that a fair proportion of Government procurement is placed with small business concerns. Bids or proposals received from others will be considered non-responsive. Definitions. The term "small business concern" means a concern, including its affiliates, which is independently owned and operated, is not dominant in the field of operation in which it is bidding on Government contracts, and can further qualify under the size standards in this solicitation. In addition to meeting these criteria, a small business concern submitting an offer in his own name shall furnish, in the performing the contract, only end items manufactured or produced by small business concerns in the United States or its outlying areas, provided that this additional requirement does not apply in connection with construction or service contracts. COMMITMENT OF PUBLIC FUNDS The Contracting Officer is the only individual who can legally commit the Government to the expenditure of public funds in connection with the proposed procurement. Any other commitment, either explicit or implied, is invalid. TRAVEL Travel Costs - Commercial Costs for lodging, meals, and incidental expenses incurred by Contractor personnel shall be considered to be reasonable and allowable to the extent they do not exceed on a daily basis the per diem rates set forth in the Federal Travel Regulations, General Services Administration (GSA). Therefore, if travel costs are applicable and proposed by offerors, please be advised that they shall be calculated using the per diem rate schedule as established by GSA. Reimbursement of travel costs under any contract awarded from this RFP shall be in accordance with FAR 31.205-46. Travel Policy One copy of the offeror's (and any proposed subcontractor's) written travel policy shall be included in the business proposal. If an offeror (or any proposed subcontractor) does not have a written travel policy, the offeror shall so state.ON-SITE CONTRACTOR ACCESS TO GOVERNMENT PROPERTYThe Contractor shall be held responsible for Government Property, regardless of dollar value, when: 1. The contract requires contractor personnel to be located on a Government site or installation;2. The property utilized by contractor personnel is incidental to the place of performance; and,3. The property used by the contractor remains accountable to the Government Responsibility includes physical presence, proper use and handling, normal maintenance, and reporting loss, damage or destruction. Responsibility for government property shared by two or more contractors or located in space shared by two or more contractors shall be determined and documented by the contractors involved. In cases where the parties cannot reach agreement on shared responsibility, the matter will be referred to the NIH Property Officer for resolution. POST AWARD EVALUATION OF CONTRACTOR PERFORMANCE a. Contractor Performance Evaluations Interim and Final evaluations of Contractor performance will be prepared on this contract in accordance with FAR Subpart 42.15. The Final performance evaluation will be prepared at the time of completion of work. In addition to the Final evaluation, Interim evaluation(s) will be prepared annually as follows on July 1st. Interim and Final evaluations will be provided to the Contractor as soon as practicable after completion of the evaluation. The Contractor will be permitted thirty days to review the document and to submit additional information or a rebutting statement. If agreement cannot be reached between the parties, the matter will be referred to an individual one level above the Contracting Officer, whose decision will be final. Copies of the evaluations, Contractor responses, and review comments, if any, will be retained as part of the contract file, and may be used to support future award decisions. b. Electronic Access to Contractor Performance Evaluations Contractors may access evaluations through a secure Web site for review and comment at the following address: http://www.cpars.gov CONTRACTING OFFICER REPRESENTATIVE The following Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) will represent the Government for the purpose of this contract:To be specified prior to award 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 contract The Government may unilaterally change its COR designation. COMMUNICATIONS PRIOR TO CONTRACT AWARD Offerors shall direct all communications to the attention of the Contract Specialist cited herein. Communications with officials outside of the contracting office may compromise the competitiveness of this acquisition and result in cancellation of the requirement. CLOSING STATEMENT Interested Offerors may submit quotations electronically to this notice no later than 8:00 AM. (EST) May 16, 2016. Questions regarding this solicitation must be received in writing by this office no later than May 1, 2016. Offerors must submit a completed FAR 52.212-3. The quotation shall include fully-burdened hourly wage rates for the key personnel assigned to this requirement. The Government intends to make a single award based upon best value to the Government, technical and price factors considered. The anticipated award date for this requirement shall be on or before June 15, 2016. Facsimile submissions are not authorized and collect calls will not be accepted. Submit offers to Andriani Buck at the address listed herein. Please reference the solicitation number HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-RFP-16-47 on your offer. Requests for information concerning this requirement are to be addressed to Andriani Buck via e-mail to andriani.buck@nih.gov prior to the date stated above.

Laboratory Lab Trucks and Portable Animal Caretaker Workstations

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published July 16, 2015  -  Deadline July 30, 2015
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* See the attachments for the complete detail General Overview: The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Additional information regarding USU can be found on our website: www.usuhs.mil. USU has a requirement for 13 laboratory bulk trucks and 10 custom portable animal caretaker workstations. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This is a request for quotes (RFQ) for commercial items in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12 Acquisition of Commercial Items and FAR Part 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This RFQ incorporates all provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-83, effective July 2, 2015 and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), effective June 26, 2015. This requirement is set-aside for small business concerns under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 332999 All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing with a size standard of 750 employees. In order to be eligible for award, offerors must be registered on SAM.gov with completed Representations & Certifications (Reps & Certs). This requirement is subject to the non-manufacturer rule. Offerors responding to this requirement may offer items manufactured by small businesses. All offerors submitting a quote for this requirement manufactured by a company other than themselves must provide the full, official name of the manufacturer. The manufacturer's socio-economic status will be verified in SAM.gov. Offerors interested in responding to this requirement must provide a quote for 13 laboratory bulk trucks and/or 10 custom portable animal caretaker workstations that best meets the specifications listed below. A single firm-fixed price (FFP) purchase order (PO) will be issued. Split awards are possible. Offerors are encouraged to submit multiple quotes 13 laboratory bulk trucks and/or 10 custom portable animal caretaker workstations, which will be evaluated separately by the Government. This is a first-time purchase and we do not have any related previous purchase order information. Specifications: USU plans to purchase laboratory bulk trucks and custom portable animal caretaker workstations for storing and transporting animal cages for daily cage changing within the USU Central Animal Facility. We require these carts to improve operational efficiency and the effectiveness by facilitating the transport and storage of large volume of sterilized animal cages and supplies. We need the following bulk trucks and portable workstations: CLIN 0001: 13 bulk trucks 1a. Quantity: 13 bulk trucks 1b. Overall size: 24"W x 60"L x 70"H 1c. Inner dimension: 22-1/2"W x 57"L x 60-1/2"H 1d. Material: 304 stainless steel (SS) construction 1e. Enclosed on three sides by heavy-duty 16-gauge SS rods 1f. Brackets to accommodate one shelf (the shelf need not be included) 1g. Four 6" SS casters with phenolic (autoclavable) wheels, grease fittings, and zerks with lock brakes on the wheels CLIN 0002: 10 Custom Portable Animal Caretaker Workstations 2a. Quantity: 10 portable workstations 2b. Overall size: 20"W x 48"L x 36"H with wheels included 2c. Material: 304 stainless steel (SS) construction 2d. Height-adjustable table, 1" per hole with 4 holes at max with 4 inches in each leg to make the legs and table height-adjustable 2e. 6" round metal handle with 3 x 12" basket to hold a clipboard 2f. 2" thick legs 2g. Two arms to hold up the hinge table on the left side. Pullout knobs to lock the hinge table to swing up additional table work space and hold it in place while using the chart. A locking arm in place to make the add-on shelf stay in place. 2h. 24"W x 48"L piano hinge SS side table mounted on the left side. 2i. A bottom shelf for storage 2j. 12"W x 12"L x 4"H autoclavable drawer mounted on the right side 2k. Logos welded on the bottom shelf of each cart ("LAM-1", LAM-2", "LAM-3", "LAM-4", "LAM-5", "LAM-6", "LAM-7", "LAM-8", "LAM-9", and "LAM-10" | unique logo welded on each cart | logo plates must be produced by the vendor) 2l. 6" autoclavable wheels that are easy to turn with 4-locks wheel 2m. A PPE-glove box holder in the front of the cart to hold 3 glove boxes 2n. A surge protector that can be sided out 2o. A small trash can at the end of the cart rear cart opposite of the handle Autoclavable means the ability to withstand 250°C autoclave washes. Evaluation / Award Detail: The Government intends to issue a single firm-fixed priced (FFP) purchase order (PO) to the offeror representing the best value to the Government based on the evaluation factors listed below. Evaluation factors are listed in order of importance, with most important listed first. The Government will conduct a trade-off between price and non-price factors. The Government is not required to award to the lowest priced offeror or the offeror quoting the highest technically rated item. The government reserves the right to award without discussions. Evaluation Factors (in order of importance): 1. Technical. Offerors must provide detailed product literature, which demonstrates the offerings of the quoted item. The product literature must demonstrate in what ways the quoted item meets the specification outlined above under Specifications. Information on training (related to the use of the quoted product) and other relevant information must be included in the quote submission. The Government reserves the right to utilize technical, e.g. trade magazines and websites, and customer reviews and/or references, as part of the technical evaluation. 2. Price. Offerors must include all applicable costs in the quote. The total quoted price including options will be the evaluated price. In addition to providing the product literature, offerors must also submit a copy of the completed CLIN Structure spreadsheet* in the quote package. Those offerors who fail to provide this copy in the quote package may be deemed nonresponsive. CLINs 0001 and 0002: 13 laboratory bulk trucks and 10 custom portable animal caretaker workstations* CLIN 0001: Desired Specifications for 13 bulk trucks Quoted Specification Reference Page No. in the Quote Package/Product Literature 1a. Quantity: 13 bulk trucks 1b. Overall size: 24"W x 60"L x 70"H 1c. Inner dimension: 22-1/2"W x 57"L x 60-1/2"H 1d. Material: 304 stainless steel (SS) construction 1e. Enclosed on three sides by heavy-duty 16-gauge SS rods 1f. Brackets to accommodate one shelf (the shelf need not be included) 1g. Four 6" SS casters with phenolic (autoclavable) wheels, grease fittings, and zerks with lock brakes on the wheels CLIN 0002: Desired Specifications for 10 Custom Portable Animal Caretaker Workstations Quoted Specification Reference Page No. in the Quote Package/Product Literature 2a. Quantity: 10 portable workstations 2b. Overall size: 20"W x 48"L x 36"H with wheels included 2c. Material: 304 stainless steel (SS) construction 2d. Height-adjustable table, 1" per hole with 4 holes at max with 4 inches in each leg to make the legs and table height-adjustable 2e. 6" round metal handle with 3 x 12" basket to hold a clipboard 2f. 2" thick legs 2g. Two arms to hold up the hinge table on the left side. Pullout knobs to lock the hinge table to swing up additional table work space and hold it in place while using the chart. A locking arm in place to make the add-on shelf stay in place. 2h. 24"W x 48"L piano hinge SS side table mounted on the left side. 2i. A bottom shelf for storage 2j. 12"W x 12"L x 4"H autoclavable drawer mounted on the right side 2k. Logos welded on the bottom shelf of each cart ("LAM-1", LAM-2", "LAM-3", "LAM-4", "LAM-5", "LAM-6", "LAM-7", "LAM-8", "LAM-9", and "LAM-10" | unique logo welded on each cart | logo plates must be produced by the vendor) 2l. 6" autoclavable wheels that are easy to turn with 4-locks wheel 2m. A PPE-glove box holder in the front of the cart to hold 3 glove boxes 2n. A surge protector that can be sided out 2o. A small trash can at the end of the cart rear cart opposite of the handle Refer to the attached CLIN Structure spreadsheet. Please note there are two sheets to be completed in the Excel file. All offers/quotes must be valid until September 30, 2015. The Federal Government prefers not to use third-party-payment merchants, e.g. PayPal, to exchange currencies. This is because these merchants can mask the actual merchant/vendor and impede the Government's effort to promote transparency. If these third-party-payment merchants must be used, offeror must include a compelling justification in the quote package. This will be considered as a part of the Price evaluation factor. See attached list for applicable provisions and clauses for this requirement. Offerors must also submit the following required provisions with their quote: a. Completed copy of provision 252.209-7992 b. Completed copy of provision 252.225-7035 Quoted items must be new. Quotes for refurbished equipment will not be considered. Offerors must also indicate in quote where item is manufactured. Items will be shipped to Bethesda, MD. Deadlines: Questions/clarifications regarding this solicitation must be submitted via email to andrew.lee@usuhs.edu by 2:00PM ET on July 22, 2015. Any question received after 2:00PM ET on July 22, 2015 will not be answered. Questions will not be answered over the phone or submitted by any other means. All questions will be answered in an amendment to the solicitation posted on or around July 23, 2015. Quote packages are due by 10:00PM ET on July 30, 2015. Quotes must be submitted via email to andrew.lee@usuhs.edu. Quotes will not be accepted by any other means. Late quotes will not be considered. Quote packages should include a cover sheet that provides the following information: a. Official Company Name; b. Point-of-contact (PoC), including name, email address, and phone number; c. DUNS Number; and d. Statement that acknowledges the latest amendment number-only if an amendment had been issued for this RFQ.

CRYO LIQUID NITROGEN TANKS

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published April 1, 2016  -  Deadline March 25, 2016
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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 Institute of Health Office of Purchasing and Contracts intends to negotiate firm fixed price contract to Cryo Associates, INC, MD 20879 to provide 5 MVE FULL Auto (Liquid Nitrogen LN2 storage tanks located in the Clinical Center for which the government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of 13.106-1. REGULATORY AUTHORITY The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-84, September 3, 2015. This acquisition is conducted under 41 U.S.C. 1903, the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in this subpart may be used for acquisitions that do not exceed $13 million when the acquisition will be treated as an acquisition of commercial items in accordance with 12.102(f)(1).STATUTORY AUTHORITY This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Subpart 13.500 (b) (1), Soliciting from a single source and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13-Simplifeid Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6-Competition RequirementsThe North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 332420, and the size standard is 750 employees This notice of intent to award is not a request for competitive quotations. No solicitation is available. Information received will be evaluated for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. A determination to compete this proposed contract based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.The Dept. of Transfusion Medicine Our MissionThe mission of the Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM) is to provide high quality patient care and hospital services in support of NIH clinical research programs, to pursue research that contributes to our knowledge and practice of transfusion medicine and related technologies, and to provide advanced training in transfusion medicine. On behalf of the NIH Clinical Center, It provides 24/7 transfusion support for patient care and research. The Cell Processing Section (CPS) is responsible for the manufacture of human cells and tissue-based products utilized in phase I/II clinical protocols for transplantation, adoptive immunotherapy and gene therapy conducted in the Clinical Center at the NIH. Cell processing procedures are tailored to each of the 30 or more different patient-care clinical research protocols supported. Also, regarding Institute research support it: Develops biologics collection and manufacturing processes to support clinical trials Collects, manufactures and distribute blood components for in vitro research use Collaboration in the design, planning, execution and data analysis of clinical studies Collects and manufacture specialized cellular products to support clinical trials Develops and evaluate assays for clinical application and biologics safety testing and cellular characterization Primary Items sought:Qty Catalog # Description 4 11360247 MVE 1536P-190AF-GB Full Auto GB1 11369946 MVE 815P-190F-GB Full Auto GB Additionally, the appropriate accessories, ie., canisters, gloves, vials, and frames for the liquid nitrogen purchases are required. Qty Catalog# Description3 EBM CRYO GLOVES Elbow Length-Medium2 EBL CRYO GLOVES Elbow Length-Large1894 CC-825-675W CANISTERS473 FC-825-675W-4 4 Place frame to hold canisters396 CC-825-675-4. 5Ml Canister for 5mL Vials99 FC-825-675-4.5mL-4 4 Place Frame to hold canisters Presently, there are ten (10) MVE Cryo storage tanks in the Cell Processing Section (CPS). Five (5) additional tanks are required due to expansion of the CPS. The liquid nitrogen piping system in the facility has been designed by the proposed vendor Cryo with the piping and connections to the NIH Clinical Center in place for the Cryo MVE tank usage. Also, the Cryo tanks are regulated with our Rees monitoring system which monitors critical parameters such as temperature, humidity, differential pressure, lighting control, carbon dioxide, oxygen, light and air changes of our DTM (clinical) freezers, refrigerators, and the existing MVE tanks. Lastly, these tanks have also been qualified in terms of the DTM SOPs which must go thru DTM's Quality Assurance Program for approval. The vendor has also met ISO certification, as mentioned in the SOP. Salient Characteristics Specifications regarding the (four) #11360247 are as follows:MVE High Efficiency / Vapor Series P-190 have been designed to provide the highest efficiency freezing systems in the world... period. With over 90% of the system covered by super insulated vacuum, the HE series exhibit very low heat leak and consequent LN2 usage rates. In fact, the HE units can show LN2 cost savings of up to 70% compared to standard storage units of equivalent capacity. Additionally, the low liquid nitrogen usage allows for a total static hold time of up to 6 months when used liquid full. Features:• Offset neck design to maintain -190°C in vapor storage and provide low liquid nitrogen consumption with standard racks• Durable metal lid - designed for longer life• Rotating interior tray provides easy access to cryobiological samples• Low maintenance, all-stainless steel construction • Annular filling lines reduces frost and ice formation near lid• Super-tough, durable casters• Rack Stand• Step-up platform available• Five Year Vacuum Warranty Specifications for the (one) #11369946 are as follows: MVE High Efficiency / Vapor Series P-190 have been designed to provide the highest efficiency freezing systems in the world... period. With over 90% of the system covered by super insulated vacuum, the HE series exhibit very low heat leak and consequent LN2 usage rates. In fact, the HE units can show LN2 cost savings of up to 70% compared to standard storage units of equivalent capacity. Additionally, the low liquid nitrogen usage allows for a total static hold time of up to 6 months when used liquid full. Features:• Offset neck design to maintain -190°C in vapor storage and provide low liquid nitrogen consumption with standard racks• Durable metal lid - designed for longer life• Rotating interior tray provides easy access to cryobiological samples• Low maintenance, all-stainless steel construction • Annular filling lines reduces frost and ice formation near lid• Super-tough, durable casters• Rack Stand• Step-up platform available• Five Year Vacuum WarrantyComments 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 Milton Dartoozos, Contract Specialist, Milton.Dartoozos@nih.gov by the due date and time marked in this notice.

Custom Ferret Cage Racks with Cages

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published July 16, 2015  -  Deadline July 30, 2015
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* Refer to the attachments for the complete detail General Overview: The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Additional information regarding USU can be found on our website: www.usuhs.mil. USU has a requirement for 2 custom ferret cage racks with 4 cages in each rack and 4 custom ferret cages racks with 2 cages in each rack. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This is a request for quotes (RFQ) for commercial items in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12 Acquisition of Commercial Items and FAR Part 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This RFQ incorporates all provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-83, effective July 2, 2015 and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS), effective June 26, 2015. This requirement is set-aside for small business concerns under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 332999 All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing with a size standard of 750 employees. In order to be eligible for award, offerors must be registered on SAM.gov with completed Representations & Certifications (Reps & Certs). This requirement is subject to the non-manufacturer rule. Offerors responding to this requirement may offer items manufactured by small businesses. All offerors submitting a quote for this requirement manufactured by a company other than themselves must provide the full, official name of the manufacturer. The manufacturer's socio-economic status will be verified in SAM.gov. Offerors interested in responding to this requirement must provide a quote for 2 custom ferret cage racks with 4 cages in each rack and 4 custom ferret cages racks with 2 cages in each rack that best meets the specifications listed below. Firm-fixed price (FFP) purchase order(s) (POs) will be issued. Split awards are possible. Offerors are encouraged to submit multiple quotes 2 custom ferret cage racks with 4 cages in each rack and 4 custom ferret cages racks with 2 cages in each rack, which will be evaluated separately by the Government. This is a first-time purchase and we do not have any related previous purchase order information. Specifications: USU plans to purchase custom ferret cages to meet our research needs for the next year to three years. We require racks of ferret cages that meet our size restrictions, social enrichments per AAALAC standards, among other requirements to support multiple research protocols. We need following custom racks of ferret cages: Desired Specifications for 2 Ferret Cage Racks with 4 Cages 1a. Quantity: 2 racks with 4 cages in each rack (8 individual cages) 1b. Dimensions: 28"W x 70"H x 57"D each rack with 5" casters 1c. Material: 304 stainless steel (SS) construction 1d. Size: 11-13 sq. ft. of interior animal space per each rack when horizontally paired 1e. Caster base and main frame components constructed of SS 1-1/2' x 1-1/2' box tube 1f. Supported on autoclavable SS 5" caster wheels with locking casters on front of the rack with zerks in axle and raceway 1g. Walls constructed of 0.0162" gauge SS welded wire panels with #2 wire mesh 1h. Four individual ferret-housed compartments that can be pulled out that can be horizontally or vertically paired with neighboring compartments 1i. Separation panels between cages for the center dividers (wires that the animals can see through) and the floor/ceiling dividers 1j. Hinged front door on each compartment with secure latch and provisions for a lock 1k. A waste pan door under the top cages to secure floors, ceilings, and waste pans in place 1l. A SS spring-loaded latches under the bottom cages to secure the waste pans 1m. Push/pull handle on the dividers between the cages 1n. Four or more resting platforms and raised surfaces with ramps within each cage for animal enrichment 1o. Platforms made of thermal neutral plastic material and ramps made of #2 wire mash 1p. Sloped waste pans for easy wash-down or removable waste pans 1q. Handles along the ends of unit between the top and bottom racks on both sides for maneuvering. This is to allow us to push the entire unit down the hallway. 1r. Matte finish 1s. Integrated 3x5" horizontal card holder on the top left side of each cage Desired Specifications for 4 Ferret Cage Racks with 2 Cages 2a. Quantity: 4 racks with 2 cages in each rack (8 individual cages) 2b. Dimension: 33"W x 32"D x 69'H each rack 2c. Material: 304 stainless steel (SS) construction 2d. Size: 5 sq. ft. of interior animal space per cage 2e. Removable SS doors and J feeders 2f. 1" square SS tubing rack 2g. Front doors are electro-polished and includes a door mounted "J" style SS feeder along with water bottle holder mount 2h. Five holes for externally-mounted water bottle in the bottom half of the cage and going up every inch for each hole 2i. An integrated 3x5" horizontal card holder on the top left side of each cage 2j. Cage doors with SS perimeter lip guards to prevent escapes through the front door area and a two-point latch for security that is operable using one hand 2k. Thumb latch to ensure against accidental opening 2l. Standard SS castors with autoclavable wheels: Two wheels with breaks and all with zerks in axle and raceway 2m. A single removable cage insert on each of three levels to remove animal waste and excrement 2n. Removable cages and excreta pans made of high-temperature polycarbonate that resists chemicals typically used in cage washers 2o. The rack and all components must be autoclavable and withstand 250 degree heat and steam. 2p. Cage floors made on smooth, warm, comfortable surface for animals to rest on 2q. Round ½" perforations in the cage bottom with domes in between for better passage of urine and solid waste through to excreta pan. 2r. Each cage compartment with individual perforated ceiling panel to prevent escapes 2s. A baffle in the feeder unit to prevent smaller ferrets from escaping and an extra SS perimeter lip guard on the doors to prevent escape through the cage front door area 2t. A removable flip-up resting board on each right side of the cage, 4 to 6 inches up 2u. A ferret tunnel attached to the rear of the rack and animals can socialize vertically between cage levels. From the top cage to the bottom cage to run the clear wire tube. 2v. The SS and polycarbonate tubing tunnels are secure but easily detachable for routine cleaning 2w. closed panel slides to deny animal access to the tunnel or to close the opening when the tunnel is removed Autoclavable means the ability to withstand 250°C autoclave washes. Evaluation / Award Detail: The Government intends to issue firm-fixed priced (FFP) purchase order(s) (POs) to the offeror representing the best value to the Government based on the evaluation factors listed below. Evaluation factors are listed in order of importance, with most important listed first. The Government will conduct a trade-off between price and non-price factors. The Government is not required to award to the lowest priced offeror or the offeror quoting the highest technically rated item. The government reserves the right to award without discussions. Evaluation Factors (in order of importance): 1. Technical. Offerors must provide detailed product literature, which demonstrates the offerings of the quoted item. The product literature must demonstrate in what ways the quoted item meets the specification outlined above under Specifications. Information on training (related to the use of the quoted product) and other relevant information must be included in the quote submission. The Government reserves the right to utilize technical, e.g. trade magazines and websites, and customer reviews and/or references, as part of the technical evaluation. 2. Price. Offerors must include all applicable costs in the quote. The total quoted price including options will be the evaluated price. In addition to providing the product literature, offerors must also submit a copy of the completed CLIN Structure spreadsheet* in the quote package. Those offerors who fail to provide this copy in the quote package may be deemed nonresponsive. CLINs 0001 and 0002: 2 custom ferret cage racks with 4 cages in each rack and 4 custom ferret cages racks with 2 cages in each rack* CLIN 0001: Desired Specifications for 2 Ferret Cage Racks with 4 Cages Quoted Specification Reference Page No. in the Quote Package/Product Literature 1a. Quantity: 2 racks with 4 cages in each rack (8 individual cages) 1b. Dimensions: 28"W x 70"H x 57"D each rack with 5" casters 1c. Material: 304 stainless steel (SS) construction 1d. Size: 11-13 sq. ft. of interior animal space per each rack when horizontally paired 1e. Caster base and main frame components constructed of SS 1-1/2' x 1-1/2' box tube 1f. Supported on autoclavable SS 5" caster wheels with locking casters on front of the rack with zerks in axle and raceway 1g. Walls constructed of 0.0162" gauge SS welded wire panels with #2 wire mesh 1h. Four individual ferret-housed compartments that can be pulled out that can be horizontally or vertically paired with neighboring compartments 1i. Separation panels between cages for the center dividers (wires that the animals can see through) and the floor/ceiling dividers 1j. Hinged front door on each compartment with secure latch and provisions for a lock 1k. A waste pan door under the top cages to secure floors, ceilings, and waste pans in place 1l. A SS spring-loaded latches under the bottom cages to secure the waste pans 1m. Push/pull handle on the dividers between the cages 1n. Four or more resting platforms and raised surfaces with ramps within each cage for animal enrichment 1o. Platforms made of thermal neutral plastic material and ramps made of #2 wire mash 1p. Sloped waste pans for easy wash-down or removable waste pans 1q. Handles along the ends of unit between the top and bottom racks on both sides for maneuvering. This is to allow us to push the entire unit down the hallway. 1r. Matte finish 1s. Integrated 3x5" horizontal card holder on the top left side of each cage CLIN 0002: Desired Specifications for 4 Ferret Cage Racks with 2 Cages Quoted Specification Reference Page No. in the Quote Package/Product Literature 2a. Quantity: 4 racks with 2 cages in each rack (8 individual cages) 2b. Dimension: 33"W x 32"D x 69'H each rack 2c. Material: 304 stainless steel (SS) construction 2d. Size: 5 sq. ft. of interior animal space per cage 2e. Removable SS doors and J feeders 2f. 1" square SS tubing rack 2g. Front doors are electro-polished and includes a door mounted "J" style SS feeder along with water bottle holder mount 2h. Five holes for externally-mounted water bottle in the bottom half of the cage and going up every inch for each hole 2i. An integrated 3x5" horizontal card holder on the top left side of each cage 2j. Cage doors with SS perimeter lip guards to prevent escapes through the front door area and a two-point latch for security that is operable using one hand 2k. Thumb latch to ensure against accidental opening 2l. Standard SS castors with autoclavable wheels: Two wheels with breaks and all with zerks in axle and raceway 2m. A single removable cage insert on each of three levels to remove animal waste and excrement 2n. Removable cages and excreta pans made of high-temperature polycarbonate that resists chemicals typically used in cage washers 2o. The rack and all components must be autoclavable and withstand 250 degree heat and steam. 2p. Cage floors made on smooth, warm, comfortable surface for animals to rest on 2q. Round ½" perforations in the cage bottom with domes in between for better passage of urine and solid waste through to excreta pan. 2r. Each cage compartment with individual perforated ceiling panel to prevent escapes 2s. A baffle in the feeder unit to prevent smaller ferrets from escaping and an extra SS perimeter lip guard on the doors to prevent escape through the cage front door area 2t. A removable flip-up resting board on each right side of the cage, 4 to 6 inches up 2u. A ferret tunnel attached to the rear of the rack and animals can socialize vertically between cage levels. From the top cage to the bottom cage to run the clear wire tube. 2v. The SS and polycarbonate tubing tunnels are secure but easily detachable for routine cleaning 2w. closed panel slides to deny animal access to the tunnel or to close the opening when the tunnel is removed Refer to the attached CLIN Structure spreadsheet. Please note there are two sheets to be completed in the Excel file. All offers/quotes must be valid until September 30, 2015. The Federal Government prefers not to use third-party-payment merchants, e.g. PayPal, to exchange currencies. This is because these merchants can mask the actual merchant/vendor and impede the Government's effort to promote transparency. If these third-party-payment merchants must be used, offeror must include a compelling justification in the quote package. This will be considered as a part of the Price evaluation factor. See attached list for applicable provisions and clauses for this requirement. Offerors must also submit the following required provisions with their quote: a. Completed copy of provision 252.209-7992 b. Completed copy of provision 252.225-7035 Quoted items must be new. Quotes for refurbished equipment will not be considered. Offerors must also indicate in quote where item is manufactured. Items will be shipped to Bethesda, MD. Deadlines: Questions/clarifications regarding this solicitation must be submitted via email to andrew.lee@usuhs.edu by 2:00PM ET on July 22, 2015. Any question received after 2:00PM ET on July 22, 2015 will not be answered. Questions will not be answered over the phone or submitted by any other means. All questions will be answered in an amendment to the solicitation posted on or around July 23, 2015. Quote packages are due by 10:00PM ET on July 30, 2015. Quotes must be submitted via email to andrew.lee@usuhs.edu. Quotes will not be accepted by any other means. Late quotes will not be considered. Quote packages should include a cover sheet that provides the following information: a. Official Company Name; b. Point-of-contact (PoC), including name, email address, and phone number; c. DUNS Number; and d. Statement that acknowledges the latest amendment number-only if an amendment had been issued for this RFQ.

Exhibit Fabrication and Installation Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published March 2, 2016  -  Deadline March 17, 2016
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DESCRIPTION: (i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This acquisition is set aside for small businesses only. (ii) The solicitation number is HHS-NIH-NHLBI-CSB-EB-2016-090-CB and the solicitation is issued as a request for quote (RFQ). Offerors shall submit their quotes no later than 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time(EST) on Thursday, March 17, 2016. (iii) The solicitation document, the incorporated provisions and clauses are those in the Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-86, effective February 01, 2016. (iv) The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 339999 and the small business size standard is 500 employees. The acquisition is being conducted in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12 and FAR Part 13. PURPOSE: The purpose of this requirement is to procure the services of a contractor to fabricate and install museum quality exhibit cases and graphic panels that will feature medical research supported by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) through its extramural funding programs as well as that accomplished through its own, intramural, research programs. (v) Background:The DeWitt Stetten, Jr., Museum of Medical Research, also known as the NIH Stetten Museum, preserves and interprets through physical and virtual exhibits the material culture of the scientific work of the NIH. Established in 1986, the NIH Stetten Museum collects instruments important to scientific research, especially instruments and technologies developed at the NIH. The Museum also collects non-scientific objects related to the general history of the NIH, including architectural artifacts, artwork, and clothing. Museum exhibits seek to inform the general public, patients and their families, visiting scientists, and scientific and non-scientific staff at NIH about the process of biomedical research and about its achievements. Working in conjunction with the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), NIH's Stetten Museum of Medical Research has developed a new exhibition that is to be located on the ground floor of the Claude B. Pepper Building/Building 31. This exhibition will feature prototypes, photographs and quotes associated with a variety of recent breakthroughs by scientists, researchers and investigators, who have benefitted from NIBIB support. PROCUREMENT: As part of the renovations of the first floor hall, just outside of the NIBIB Director's suite of offices, three wood-laminate-covered surrounds were created.One surround (on the wall surface at the very end of the hall), contains illuminated letters "NIBIB" and the subtitle "National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering" below in dimensional letters. On the right and left side walls approaching the logo, are two other wood-laminate covered surrounds. All of the surrounds are ringed with fluorescent light fixtures across the top and down each side, which are recessed, so that only the blue-violet glow on three sides of each "proscenium arch," betray their existence. However, it is the presence of these fluorescent fixtures (and the overhead fluorescent fixtures that were recessed into the hall ceiling)-that argue for U-V filter acrylic covers on each of the vertical vitrines to be constructed and installed. Looking towards the logo-wall, the proscenium arch on the right will surround a series of five vertical vitrines which are to be surface-mounted to the existing back-wall surface within the frame. Similarly, the proscenium arch to the left of the logo-wall will surround a series of two graphic panels that will flank a preexisting video monitor. All of the cases and panels to be installed will be lit with ambient hall light. None of the cases or panels will require any additional light fixtures or electrical power of any kind. As the hallway in which the new exhibition will be located is in use by large numbers of staff at almost all hours, the new exhibition components are to be fabricated as modular units that will hang in place on cleat blocks or clips so that they may be lifted off the back wall to effect maintenance. All on-site construction is to be confined to assembly of pre-fitted and pre-finished modules. For the purpose of estimation, please plan on delivering the exhibition components to the Claude B. Pepper Building (Building 31) during normal business hours. The carpet-tile surfaces of the hall floors must be protected while moving the components into position. The enclosed dimensioned drawings speak to the scale of each of the exhibition components for the purpose of estimating construction and installation costs. The series of five vertical acrylic vitrines are to be anchored to an MDF back panel insert with spanner-head safety screws across the top and bottom, and all acrylic used shall be museum-grade UV filter acrylic (per the specifications in the detailed drawings). Almost 90% of the prototypes and models (on loan from labs across the country), that will be featured in the vertical museum cases, are already in-hand, and will be delivered to your facilities to enable the creation of appropriate mounting brackets to suspend each off of the vertical case back walls. If a few are to be custom fabricated, or are unavailable prior to on-site installation, photographs, drawings and dimensions will be provided so that brackets may still be produced. CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS: Please refer to Attachment 1 - Exhibit Component/Service for a breakdown for specific contractor requirements. Please provide pricing based on each separate task. Additionally, please refer to Attachment 2 - Drawing with Specifications for complete details, specifications and measurements. SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: PAINTING, SANDING, OR MACHINING OF COMPONENTS AND ANY ACTIVITIES THAT WOULD PRODUCE FUMES, DUST, OR EXTRAORDINARY NOISE ON-SITE ARE STRICTLY PROHIBITED. CONTRACTOR WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR VERIFYING ALL SITE DIMENSIONS AND PREPARING SUCH DIMENSIONED SHOP DRAWINGS AS DEEMED NECESSARY, PRIOR TO BEGINNING EXHIBITION FABRICATION. SAFETY AND FIRE CODE RESTRICTIONS ON SURFACE MATERIALS AND SUBSTRATES MUST BE STRICTLY RESPECTED. ALTERNATIVE SOLUTIONS OF AESTHETICALLY SIMILAR MATERIALS MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR EACH AND EVERY SPECIFIED PRODUCT IF NECESSARY TO INSURE THAT THEY MAY BE ORDERED, OBTAINED AND INSTALLED IN AS SHORT A TIMEFRAME AS POSSIBLE. THE OFFICE OF NIH HISTORY (ONH) WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR DRAFTING AND EDITING TEXT LABELS AND PROSE FOR ANY AND ALL EXHIBITION COMPONENTS AND FOR THE CORRECT LANGUAGE OF CREDIT LINES ACCOMPANYING PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES AND OBJECTS. FILES SUPPLIED TO THE FABRICATOR WILL BE FINAL, READY-TO-PRINT PRODUCTION FILES. IF CHANGES ARE INTRODUCED AFTER THE FILES HAVE BEEN RELEASED FOR PRODUCTION, ONH (AND NOT THE FABRICATOR) WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY ASSOCIATED COSTS. PLEASE QUOTE THE STAND-ALONE FLOOR CASE AS AN OPTIONAL LINE-ITEM TO INSURE AGAINST BUDGET ALTERATIONS THAT MIGHT SHIFT THIS ONE COMPONENT TO A LATER DELIVERY DEADLINE, OR A FUTURE FISCAL YEAR. (vi) Period of Performance: To be negotiated upon award (vii) The provision FAR clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and is hereby incorporated by reference. (viii) The provision at FAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and is hereby incorporated by reference. Quotes will be evaluated in accordance with FAR 13.106 based on price, past performance/experience and technical approach in a best value determination. (ix) In accordance with FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/. (x) FAR clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. (xi) FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. (xii) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating does not apply to this acquisition. (xiii) FAR clause 52.217-7 -- Option for Increased Quantity -- Separately Priced Line Item, applies to this acquisition. Offerors shall submit their proposals no later than 1:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on Thursday, March 17, 2016. The response must reference the RFP Number: HHS-NIH-NHLBI-CSB-EB-2016-090-CB. All responsible offerors may submit a proposal, which if timely received, shall be considered by the agency. This acquisition is set-aside for SMALL BUSINESSES. Proposals can be emailed to the Contract Specialist, Chris Bocus at chris.bocus@nih.gov; Quotations shall not be deemed received by the Government until the quotation is entered into the e-mail address inbox set forth above. Faxed proposals will NOT be accepted. All quotes shall contain the following:1. Name of Contracting Organization;2. Contract Number/RFP Number (for subcontracts, provide the prime contract number and the subcontract number);3. Contract Type;4. Total Contract Value and Discounts;5. Description of Requirement;6. Contracting Specialist's Name and Telephone Number;7. North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code; and8. DUNS Number.  

Maintenance of NIAID Specific Pathogen-Free Macaque Breeding Colonies

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published May 10, 2016  -  Deadline May 25, 2016
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IntroductionThe National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) supports research related to the basic understanding of microbiology and immunology leading to the development of vaccines, therapeutics, and medical diagnostics for the prevention, treatment, and diagnosis of infectious and immune-mediated diseases, including immune-meditated rejection of transplanted organs and tissues. Translational studies using nonhuman primate models of pancreatic islet and solid organ transplantation are a key component of the Institute's efforts to increase long-term graft survival and life expectancy, and improve health related quality of life for transplant recipients. NHP transplantation studies are essential to the design of scientifically sound and ethically acceptable clinical trials, due, in part, to the close approximation of the NHP immune system, genetics and physiology to those of humans. The NIAID, Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Transplantation (DAIT) has a requirement for the maintenance, care, expansion and breeding of Government-owned specific pathogen-free (SPF) cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis) and Indian-origin rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) colonies. In addition, the requirement includes provision of up to approximately 300 research-aged SPF progeny a year to designated investigators within the NIAID and National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Nonhuman Primate Transplantation Tolerance Cooperative Study Group (NHPCSG). The goal of NHPCG, a multi-institution consortium, is to develop and test the efficacy of novel immune tolerance strategies in NHP models of islet and organ transplantation. Preclinical research conducted by the NHPCSG provides critical data required to move promising therapeutic agents from the laboratory into clinical trials. DescriptionThe major scope and functions to be performed by the Contractor are to maintain and provide all aspects of care for Government-owned SPF Indian-origin rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta) and two country origin cynomolgus macaque (Macaca fascicularis) breeding colonies (herein referred to as rhesus macaque and cynomolgus macaque, respectively), including:• Maintenance, care, expansion (if required), and breeding of the colonies, including all aspects of animal husbandry and medical care.• Provision of up to approximately 240-300 research-aged SPF animals a year at full colony strength. (For purposes of this contract research-age is at least two (2) years and three (3) years for rhesus and cynomolgus macaques, respectively.)• Provision of genetic diversity analysis and planning.• Provision of MHC and/or MHC microsatellite typing in consultation with the Project Officer.• Provision of pedigree analysis.• Maintenance of a comprehensive animal and colony records database that shall be downloaded on a regular basis to the NIAID Bioinformatics Integration Support Contract (BISC) ImmPort database.• Maintenance of continuous full AAALAC accreditation. Additional scope considerations and definitions:• Assume an initial colony strength of approximately 1100 Indian-origin rhesus macaques and 420 Indonesian-origin and 330 Mauritius-origin cynomolgus macaques;• Provision of appropriate housing for the approximate 1850 animals, assuming 55 social groups of between 10 - 70 animals each, and the capability to increase housing as the colonies' sizes increase to enable provision of the approximate 240-300 research-aged animals each year.• Provision of sufficient SPF clinical facilities.• The Contractor shall be financially responsible for all mortalities beyond 10% annually in each individual colony.• For the purpose of this contract SPF is defined as negative for the following viruses: Simian Herpes B virus (Cercopithencine herpesvirus-1, hereafter referred to as B virus), Simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV), Type D Simian Retroviruses (SRV), and Simian T-lymphotropic virus (STLV-1). Fully SPF is defined as a colony negative for, and with no exposure to, all four viruses for greater than or equal to five (5) years. This contract will NOT provide funds to support facility construction or renovations costs. It is anticipated that one IDIQ type contract will be awarded for a period of 7 years beginning approximately June 2017, with an anticipated annual total effort of approximately 47,840 direct labor hours full time equivalents (23 FTEs) associated with Task Area A. Any responsible offeror may submit a proposal which will be considered by the Agency. This RFP will be available electronically on 5/10/2016, and may be accessed through FedBizOpps http://www.fedbizopps.gov/. This notice does not commit the Government to award a contract or Task Order. No collect calls will be accepted. No facsimile transmissions will be accepted. Per FAR 5.203(e) the receipt of proposals from the date of publication exceeds the 45 day requirement. For this solicitation, the NIAID requires proposals to be submitted via two methods: (1)Disc (CD or DVD) and (2) Online via the NIAID electronic Contract Proposal Submission (eCPS) website. The content of the disc and online proposals must be identical. Submission of proposals by facsimile or e-mail is not acceptable. For directions on using eCPS, go to the website https://ecps.nih.gov/NIAID and then click on "How to Submit."    

Purchase of an Interstitial Ring CT/MR Applicator Set

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 9, 2015  -  Deadline August 25, 2015
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The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Radiation Oncology Branch (ROB), on a sole source basis plans to procure an Interstitial Ring CT/MR Applicator Set from Elekta, Incorporated (Nucletron), 400 Perimeter Center, Terrace Suite 50, Atlanta, GA, 30346 USA. This process will be processed in accordance with simplified acquisitions procedures as stated in FAR Part 13 13.106-1(b)(1) and is exempt for the requirements of FAR Part 6. The North American Industry Classification System code is 334516, and the business size standard is 500 employees. Only one award will be made as a result of this solicitation. This will be awarded as a firm fixed price type contract. It has been determined there are no opportunities to acquire green products or services for this procurement. The product shall be delivered within 30 days, from award of the contract. The Radiation Oncology Branch of the CCR (ROB) treats cancer patients with radiation according to approved clinical protocols and performs research to better understand the role of radiation in the treatment of disease. he Radiation Oncology Branch acquired a Nucletron MicroSelectron v.2 High Dose-Rate (HDR) afterloader in 2002 to support branch therapy programs. This device utilizes a radioactive source (Ir-192) on the end of a wire, which can be accurately positioned and indexed to deliver an optimum dose distribution, in which the device was upgraded to a fully digital v.3 in 2014. The MicroSelectron is used in the treatment of gynecological malignancies via specialized applicators. However, for cancer of the cervix, ROB use's a CT/MR compatible tandem and ovoid set (T+O). The current Elekta (Nucletron) T+O set used by ROB has been in use since 2002. Consequently the plastic has begun to become brittle and subject to breakage due to repeated sterilization (heat) as well as cumulative radiation damage. Therefore, the Radiation Oncology Branch of the CCR requires a replacement. The replacement part chosen is a tandem and ring applicator (T+R). This is a modern design which makes optimum use of the stepping source technology of the HDR, also less manual adjustment of the applicator is required. The T+R applicator uses only 2 treatment channels, versus 3 for the T+O and the new CT/MR design also allows for additional interstitial treatment channels along the periphery of the ring to provide a boost for asymmetric disease. Thus, the ROB of the CCR, on a sole source basis plans to procure an Interstitial Ring CT/MR Applicator Set from Elekta Incorporated. The Interstitial Ring CT/MR Applicator Set is compatible with the Government-owned Elekta MicroSelectron v.3 HDR afterloader which is used to support its clinical gynecological brachytherapy program. This is the only applicator that is fully compatible with both computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MR), due to its plastic and carbon fiber construction. This is also the only applicator that provides an additional, integral template for the insertion of up to 7 additional MR compatible needles that can be locked in place for treatment. Elekta Inc. (which acquired Nucletron in 2012) is the sole manufacturer of the Government-owned MixcroSelectron HDR afterloader used by ROB. Ekekta is the sole manufacturer of the Interstitial Ring CT/MR. Applicator set. This is not a solicitation for competitive quotations. However, if any interested party especially a small business, believes they can meet the above requirement, may submit a quote and 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. All questions, quote, and the capability statement must be received electronically (via email) to Ms. Gwennifer Epps, Contracting Officer, at ge50d@nih.gov in MS Word or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) by August 25, 2015 no later than 11:00 AM EST. No telephone calls or facsimiles will be accepted. 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 in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Online Representations and Certifications Applications (ORCA), through sam.gov. No collect calls will be accepted. Please reference solicitation number N02RC52683-83 on all correspondence.

Computational Chemistry Infrastructure Setup and Support

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 13, 2015  -  Deadline August 24, 2015
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INTRODUCTION This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations 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 in combination with FAR 12.6 Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items. The solicitation number is HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-15-757 and the solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE The intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 541519 with a Size Standard of $27.5 Million. SET-ASIDE STATUS This acquisition is 100% set-aside for small businesses. ACQUISITION AUTHORITY This acquisition is for a commercial item or service and is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This acquisition is NOT expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-83, dated July 2, 2015. The resultant purchase order will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through this date. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT Purpose The Computational Chemistry staff of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Intramural Research Program (IRP) requires (specialized and highly skilled installation, configuration and IT support of newly procured computational equipment. For this project, the major objectives will be as follows: 1. Install the computational environment hardware by racking, cabling, installing, and configuring all purchased hardware, including any integration with NIH systems as required 2. Configure the system for FISMA server certification and security compliance operations in accordance with NIH policies 3. Provide detailed start-up support for the environment, including software and operational support for two (2) weeks following the initial installation of the systems 4. Provide limited long-term support of the computational environment for a period of one year. Project Requirements In order to begin this computational research at NIDA, the IRP Computational Chemist will require a dedicated computational infrastructure including specialized hardware and configurations that will interface with the laboratory's software stack at efficient speeds to effectively model the molecular interactions between small molecules and membrane-bound proteins. The hardware will require highly skilled expertise to construct, configure, and support in this scientific environment. The NIDA IRP requires a firm to provide specific expertise in the construction, configuration, and support of high performance computational equipment in computational chemistry environments. Specifically, • Designate adequate number of consultants for the efficient progress of the project; • Travel to Baltimore, MD to work onsite at NIDA to o build and configure the GPU-dense infrastructure purchases made by NIDA IRP, and to integrate them with existing NIH networks, authentication systems, security policies, and certification procedures o Tune the backup systems, implement the monitoring system, and carry out onsite training on maintenance; o Configure the cluster to run the GPU versions of molecular simulation programs Desmond and NAMD. • Provide full documentation of the newly installed systems and the respective configurations and development of how-tos; • Provide ongoing low-level systems support of the computational infrastructure o Provide support at no more than 3 hours/week for the maintenance of the established infrastructure; o Track progress, effort, and milestones in a secured extranet project management site accessible by the NIDA IRP staff. Anticipated Period of Performance The period of performance for this requirement is 12 months after receipt of award. Contract Type The Government intends to issue a firm fixed price purchase order for this requirement. 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 52.213-4, Terms and Conditions - Simplified Acquisitions, applies to this acquisition. The applicable Information Security clauses are attached. The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement. EVALUATION CRITERIA The Government will award a purchase order resulting from this solicitation on the basis of lowest price technically acceptable. Technical acceptability will be evaluated based upon the following: 1. Factor 1: Technical Approach The Offeror shall demonstrate an in depth knowledge and experience about the tasks as described in the project requirements. 2. Factor 2: Staffing Plan The Offeror shall propose a staffing plan based upon the tasks outlined in the project requirements. Offeror's must provide a narrative detailing the rationale for labor categories and quantity of staff proposed. RESPONSE FORMAT Responses 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 price quotation must include the requirements listed above as well as associated 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." CLOSING STATEMENT All responses must be received by the closing date of this announcement and must reference solicitation number HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-CSS-15-757. Responses shall be submitted electronically via email to Megan Ault, Contract Specialist, at megan.ault@nih.gov.

MORTUARY SERVICES FOR CLINICAL CENTER PATIENTS AND FAMILIES

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published July 15, 2016  -  Deadline August 12, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6 "Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items", as supplemented with additional information included on this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; offers are being requested, and a written solicitation document will not be issued. The solicitation number is 16-014330 and is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-88. This acquisition will be made pursuant to the authority of FAR 13.5 to use simplified acquisition procedures for commercial requirements. This procurement is a TOTAL SMALL BUSINESS SET ASIDE. The Government intends to issue a Firm Fixed Priced Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) type contract for a base year and four (4) twelve month option periods. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 812210 with a business standard size of $7.0 million. A LIST OF CONTRACT LINE ITEM NUMBER(S) AND ITEMS, QUANTITIES AND UNITS OF MEASURE, (INCLUDING OPTION(S) CAN BE FOUND IN ATTACHMENT II-PRICE SCHEDULE MORTUARY SERVICES OF THE SOLICITATION. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT: The Clinical Center has a requirement for Mortuary Burial Services for Clinical Center Patients and Families. Offerors are referred to the attached Statement of Work (SOW) for all technical requirements and standards of service. The period of performance is for a one year twelve (12 month) base period with four (4) consecutive twelve (12) month option periods. All services will be requested from the Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. DELIVERY ADDRESS: The National Institutes of Health, Building 10, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.PERIOD OF PERFORMANCEThe award is expected to be issued on or around September 15, 2016 for one full year with four (4) twelve month option periods. PROVISIONSProvisions/clauses may be obtained via www.arnet.gov. The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, applies tothis acquisition with the following ADDENDUM:OFFER PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS: ADDENDUM1). The offeror shall submit a proposal on letterhead stationary providing the following:a. Evidence to meet the required statement of work, with past performance and reference criteria (5-20) pages maximum. Interested parties who meet the requirements as outlined in the SOW are invited to submit a proposal, including statements of how the proposal will meet the Government requirements. All information furnished shall be legible, typed and must contain sufficient detail to allow the government to evaluate and determine best value. b. Pricing must be submitted separately from technical responses and proposed on the excel worksheet Attachment II- Price Schedule Mortuary Services. Offerors are encouraged to submit their most advantageous pricing arrangements in the proposal labeled-"Price proposal". The proposal shall include pricing for the base year, and each subsequent (4) four option year periods, all priced separately and clearly identified in separate columns in the excel worksheet-Attachment II. Please ensure a total is calculated for each period of performance in the appropriate columns titled:1. Base Year 2. Option Period 1 3. Option Period 2 4. Option Period 3 5. Option Period 4 The provision at 52.212-2 EVALUATION-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (OCT 2014) is not applicable Applicable evaluation criteria is described and outlined within the Statement of Work, titled TECHNICAL CRITERIA FOR SELECTION.The Trade-Off selection procedures will be used to make a best value award decision. Technical is significantly more important than price. The Government intends to make a firm fixed-price award, with some cost reimbursable components but reserves the right to make no award as a result of the Request for Proposals. Best Value is defined as those most advantageous offers, price and other non-price factors considered, that are consistent with the Government's stated evaluation criteria. This may result in award being made to higher-rated, higher-priced offeror(s), where the Contracting Officer determines that the benefits Technical offered by the offeror outweighs the price difference. An offerors response to options will be considered in the source determination for award. Offerors are advised to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, OfferorRepresentations and Certifications-Commercial Items (NOV 2015), with its offer. The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and addenda to this clause is included either by reference or in full text. 52.203-3 GRATUITIES (APR 1984)52.203-12 LIMITATION ON PAYMENTS TO INFLUENCE CERTAIN FEDERAL TRANSACTIONS (OCT 2010)52.203-17 CONTRACTOR EMPLOYEE WHISTLEBLOWER RIGHTS AND REQUIREMENT TO INFORM EMPLOYEES OF WHISTLEBLOWER RIGHTS (APR 2014)FAR 52.204-9, PERSONAL IDENTITY VERIFICATION OF CONTRACTOR PERSONNEL (JAN 2011)52.224-1 -- PRIVACY ACT NOTIFICATION (APR 1984)52.224-2 -- PRIVACY ACT (APR 1984)52.232-37 -- MULTIPLE PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS (MAY 1999)52.232-40 -- PROVIDING ACCELERATED PAYMENTS TO SMALL BUSINESS SUBCONTRACTORS (DEC 2013)52.233-3 -- PROTEST AFTER AWARD (AUG 1996) 52.233-4 -- APPLICABLE LAW FOR BREACH OF CONTRACT CLAIM (OCT 2004) 52.237-2 PROTECTION OF GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, EQUIPMENT, AND VEGETATION (APR 1984)FAR 52.237-3, CONTINUITY OF SERVICES; 52.242-13 -- BANKRUPTCY (JUL 1995) Incorporated in Full Text are the Following Stand Alone Discretionary FAR, HHSAR, and Local Clauses, 52.216-19 Order Limitations. ORDER LIMITATIONS (OCT 1995) (a) Minimum order. When the Government requires supplies or services covered by this contract in an amount of less than 1 EACH, the Government is not obligated to purchase, nor is the Contractor obligated to furnish, those supplies or services under the contract. (b) Maximum order. The Contractor is not obligated to honor- (1) Any order for a single item in excess of Estimated Ceiling; (2) Any order for a combination of items in Estimated Ceiling; or (3) A series of orders from the same ordering office within 2 days that together call for quantities exceeding the limitation in paragraph (b)(1) or (2) of this section. (c) If this is a requirements contract (i.e., includes the Requirements clause at subsection 52.216-21 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), the Government is not required to order a part of any one requirement from the Contractor if that requirement exceeds the maximum-order limitations in paragraph (b) of this section. (d) Notwithstanding paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the Contractor shall honor any order exceeding the maximum order limitations in paragraph (b), unless that order (or orders) is returned to the ordering office within 2 days after issuance, with written notice stating the Contractor's intent not to ship the item (or items) called for and the reasons. Upon receiving this notice, the Government may acquire the supplies or services from another source. (End of clause) 52.216-22 -Indefinite Quantity (Oct 1995)(a) This is an indefinite-quantity contract for the supplies or services specified, and effective for the period stated, in the Schedule. The quantities of supplies and services specified in the Schedule are estimates only and are not purchased by this contract.(b) Delivery or performance shall be made only as authorized by orders issued in accordance with the Ordering clause. The Contractor shall furnish to the Government, when and if ordered, the supplies or services specified in the Schedule up to and including the quantity designated in the Schedule as the "maximum." The Government shall order at least the quantity of supplies or services designated in the Schedule as the "minimum."(c) Except for any limitations on quantities in the Order Limitations clause or in the Schedule, there is no limit on the number of orders that may be issued. The Government may issue orders requiring delivery to multiple destinations or performance at multiple locations.(d) Any order issued during the effective period of this contract and not completed within that period shall be completed by the Contractor within the time specified in the order. The contract shall govern the Contractor's and Government's rights and obligations with respect to that order to the same extent as if the order were completed during the contract's effective period; provided, that the Contractor shall not be required to make any deliveries under this contract after Contract Expiration.(End of clause) 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services (NOV 1999) The Government may require continued performance of any services within the limits and at the rates specified in the contract. These rates may be adjusted only as a result of revisions to prevailing labor rates provided by the Secretary of Labor. The option provision may be exercised more than once, but the total extension of performance hereunder shall not exceed 6 months. The Contracting Officer may exercise the option by written notice to the Contractor within 5 days of the contract expiration date.(End of clause) 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (MAR 2000) (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within one day; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least 30 days before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed 66 months.(End of clause)52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause- Long-term contract means a contract of more than five years in duration, including options. However, the term does not include contracts that exceed five years in duration because the period of performance has been extended for a cumulative period not to exceed six months under the clause at 52.217-8, Option to Extend Services, or other appropriate authority. 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 the size standard in paragraph (c) of this clause. Such a concern is "not dominant in its field of operation" when it does not exercise a controlling or major influence on a national basis in a kind of business activity in which a number of business concerns are primarily engaged. In determining whether dominance exists, consideration shall be given to all appropriate factors, including volume of business, number of employees, financial resources, competitive status or position, ownership or control of materials, processes, patents, license agreements, facilities, sales territory, and nature of business activity. (b) If the Contractor represented that it was a small business concern prior to award of this contract, the Contractor shall rerepresent its size status according to paragraph (e) of this clause or, if applicable, paragraph (g) of this clause, upon the occurrence of any of the following:(1) Within 30 days after execution of a novation agreement or within 30 days after modification of the contract to include this clause, if the novation agreement was executed prior to inclusion of this clause in the contract.(2) Within 30 days after a merger or acquisition that does not require a novation or within 30 days after modification of the contract to include this clause, if the merger or acquisition occurred prior to inclusion of this clause in the contract.(3) For long-term contracts-(i) Within 60 to 120 days prior to the end of the fifth year of the contract; and(ii) Within 60 to 120 days prior to the date specified in the contract for exercising any option thereafter.(c) The Contractor shall rerepresent its size status in accordance with the size standard in effect at the time of this rerepresentation that corresponds to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code assigned to this contract. The small business size standard corresponding to this NAICS code can be found at http://www.sba.gov/content/table-small-business-size-standards. (d) The small business size standard for a Contractor providing a product which it does not manufacture itself, for a contract other than a construction or service contract, is 500 employees.(e) Except as provided in paragraph (g) of this clause, the Contractor shall make the representation required by paragraph (b) of this clause by validating or updating all its representations in the Representations and Certifications section of the System for Award Management (SAM) and its other data in SAM, as necessary, to ensure that they reflect the Contractor's current status. The Contractor shall notify the contracting office in writing within the timeframes specified in paragraph (b) of this clause that the data have been validated or updated, and provide the date of the validation or update.(f) If the Contractor represented that it was other than a small business concern prior to award of this contract, the Contractor may, but is not required to, take the actions required by paragraphs (e) or (g) of this clause.(g) If the Contractor does not have representations and certifications in SAM, or does not have a representation in SAM for the NAICS code applicable to this contract, the Contractor is required to complete the following rerepresentation and submit it to the contracting office, along with the contract number and the date on which the rerepresentation was completed:The Contractor represents that it o is, o is not a small business concern under NAICS Code ____812210____ assigned to contract number __TBD____________. [Contractor to sign and date and insert authorized signer's name and title]. (End of clause)52.222-42 Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires.As prescribed in 22.1006(b), insert the following clause: Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014)In compliance with the Service Contract Labor Standards statute and the regulations of the Secretary of Labor (29 CFR part 4), this clause identifies the classes of service employees expected to be employed under the contract and states the wages and fringe benefits payable to each if they were employed by the contracting agency subject to the provisions of 5 U.S.C. 5341 or 5332. This Statement is for Information Only: Employee Class Monetary Wage-Fringe Benefits___GS 11/5______ __35.11/hr_________________________________ _________________________________________ _________________________________________ ____________________________(End of clause)2.222-55 Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015) (a) Definitions. As used in this clause-"United States" means the 50 states and the District of Columbia."Worker" -(1) Means any person engaged in performing work on, or in connection with, a contract covered by Executive Order 13658, and-(i) Whose wages under such contract are governed by the Fair Labor Standards Act (29 U.S.C. chapter 8), the Service Contract Labor Standards statute (41 U.S.C. chapter 67), or the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute (40 U.S.C. chapter 31, subchapter IV); (ii) Other than individuals employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity, as those terms are defined in 29 CFR part 541; and(iii) Regardless of the contractual relationship alleged to exist between the individual and the employer. (2) Includes workers performing on, or in connection with, the contract whose wages are calculated pursuant to special certificates issued under 29 U.S.C. 214(c). (3) Also includes any person working on, or in connection with, the contract and individually registered in a bona fide apprenticeship or training program registered with the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship, or with a State Apprenticeship Agency recognized by the Office of Apprenticeship.(b) Executive Order Minimum wage rate. (1) The Contractor shall pay to workers, while performing in the United States, and performing on, or in connection with, this contract, a minimum hourly wage rate of $10.10 per hour beginning January 1, 2015.(2) The Contractor shall adjust the minimum wage paid, if necessary, beginning January 1, 2016, and annually thereafter, to meet the applicable annual E.O. minimum wage. The Administrator of the Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (the Administrator) will publish annual determinations in the Federal Register no later than 90 days before the effective date of the new E.O. minimum wage rate. The Administrator will also publish the applicable E.O. minimum wage on www.wdol.gov (or any successor website), and a general notice on all wage determinations issued under the Service Contract Labor Standards statute or the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute, that will provide information on the E.O. minimum wage and how to obtain annual updates. The applicable published E.O. minimum wage is incorporated by reference into this contract. (3)(i) The Contractor may request a price adjustment only after the effective date of the new annual E.O. minimum wage determination. Prices will be adjusted only for increased labor costs (including subcontractor labor costs) as a result of an increase in the annual E.O. minimum wage, and for associated labor costs (including those for subcontractors). Associated labor costs shall include increases or decreases that result from changes in social security and unemployment taxes and workers' compensation insurance, but will not otherwise include any amount for general and administrative costs, overhead, or profit.(ii) Subcontractors may be entitled to adjustments due to the new minimum wage, pursuant to paragraph (b)(2). Contractors shall consider any subcontractor requests for such price adjustment.(iii) The Contracting Officer will not adjust the contract price under this clause for any costs other than those identified in paragraph (b)(3)(i) of this clause, and will not provide duplicate price adjustments with any price adjustment under clauses implementing the Service Contract Labor Standards statute or the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute.(4) The Contractor warrants that the prices in this contract do not include allowance for any contingency to cover increased costs for which adjustment is provided under this clause.(5) A pay period under this clause may not be longer than semi-monthly, but may be shorter to comply with any applicable law or other requirement under this contract establishing a shorter pay period. Workers shall be paid no later than one pay period following the end of the regular pay period in which such wages were earned or accrued.(6) The Contractor shall pay, unconditionally to each worker, all wages due free and clear without subsequent rebate or kickback. The Contractor may make deductions that reduce a worker's wages below the E.O. minimum wage rate only if done in accordance with 29 CFR 10.23, Deductions.(7) The Contractor shall not discharge any part of its minimum wage obligation under this clause by furnishing fringe benefits or, with respect to workers whose wages are governed by the Service Contract Labor Standards statute, the cash equivalent thereof.(8) Nothing in this clause shall excuse the Contractor from compliance with any applicable Federal or State prevailing wage law or any applicable law or municipal ordinance establishing a minimum wage higher than the E.O. minimum wage. However, wage increases under such other laws or municipal ordinances are not subject to price adjustment under this subpart.(9) The Contractor shall pay the E.O. minimum wage rate whenever it is higher than any applicable collective bargaining agreement(s) wage rate.(10) The Contractor shall follow the policies and procedures in 29 CFR 10.24(b) and 10.28 for treatment of workers engaged in an occupation in which they customarily and regularly receive more than $30 a month in tips.(c)(1) This clause applies to workers as defined in paragraph (a). As provided in that definition-(i) Workers are covered regardless of the contractual relationship alleged to exist between the contractor or subcontractor and the worker;(ii) Workers with disabilities whose wages are calculated pursuant to special certificates issued under 29 U.S.C. 214(c) are covered; and (iii) Workers who are registered in a bona fide apprenticeship program or training program registered with the Department of Labor's Employment and Training Administration, Office of Apprenticeship, or with a State Apprenticeship Agency recognized by the Office of Apprenticeship, are covered.(2) This clause does not apply to-(i) Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)-covered individuals performing in connection with contracts covered by the E.O., i.e. those individuals who perform duties necessary to the performance of the contract, but who are not directly engaged in performing the specific work called for by the contract, and who spend less than 20 percent of their hours worked in a particular workweek performing in connection with such contracts; (ii) Individuals exempted from the minimum wage requirements of the FLSA under 29 U.S.C. 213(a) and 214(a) and (b), unless otherwise covered by the Service Contract Labor Standards statute, or the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute. These individuals include but are not limited to- (A) Learners, apprentices, or messengers whose wages are calculated pursuant to special certificates issued under 29 U.S.C. 214(a). (B) Students whose wages are calculated pursuant to special certificates issued under 29 U.S.C. 214(b). (C) Those employed in a bona fide executive, administrative, or professional capacity (29 U.S.C. 213(a)(1) and 29 CFR part 541). (d) Notice. The Contractor shall notify all workers performing work on, or in connection with, this contract of the applicable E.O. minimum wage rate under this clause. With respect to workers covered by the Service Contract Labor Standards statute or the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute, the Contractor may meet this requirement by posting, in a prominent and accessible place at the worksite, the applicable wage determination under those statutes. With respect to workers whose wages are governed by the FLSA, the Contractor shall post notice, utilizing the poster provided by the Administrator, which can be obtained at www.dol.gov/whd/govcontracts, in a prominent and accessible place at the worksite. Contractors that customarily post notices to workers electronically may post the notice electronically provided the electronic posting is displayed prominently on any Web site that is maintained by the contractor, whether external or internal, and customarily used for notices to workers about terms and conditions of employment. (e) Payroll Records. (1) The Contractor shall make and maintain records, for three years after completion of the work, containing the following information for each worker:(i) Name, address, and social security number;(ii) The worker's occupation(s) or classification(s);(iii) The rate or rates of wages paid;(iv) The number of daily and weekly hours worked by each worker;(v) Any deductions made; and(vi) Total wages paid.(2) The Contractor shall make records pursuant to paragraph (e)(1) of this clause available for inspection and transcription by authorized representatives of the Administrator. The Contractor shall also make such records available upon request of the Contracting Officer.(3) The Contractor shall make a copy of the contract available, as applicable, for inspection or transcription by authorized representatives of the Administrator.(4) Failure to comply with this paragraph (e) shall be a violation of 29 CFR 10.26 and this contract. Upon direction of the Administrator or upon the Contracting Officer's own action, payment shall be withheld until such time as the noncompliance is corrected.(5) Nothing in this clause limits or otherwise modifies the Contractor's payroll and recordkeeping obligations, if any, under the Service Contract Labor Standards statute, the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute, the Fair Labor Standards Act, or any other applicable law.(f) Access. The Contractor shall permit authorized representatives of the Administrator to conduct investigations, including interviewing workers at the worksite during normal working hours.(g) Withholding. The Contracting Officer, upon his or her own action or upon written request of the Administrator, will withhold funds or cause funds to be withheld, from the Contractor under this or any other Federal contract with the same Contractor, sufficient to pay workers the full amount of wages required by this clause.(h) Disputes. Department of Labor has set forth in 29 CFR 10.51, Disputes concerning contractor compliance, the procedures for resolving disputes concerning a contractor's compliance with Department of Labor regulations at 29 CFR part 10. Such disputes shall be resolved in accordance with those procedures and not the Disputes clause of this contract. These disputes include disputes between the Contractor (or any of its subcontractors) and the contracting agency, the Department of Labor, or the workers or their representatives.(i) Antiretaliation. The Contractor shall not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against any worker because such worker has filed any complaint or instituted or caused to be instituted any proceeding under or related to compliance with the E.O. or this clause, or has testified or is about to testify in any such proceeding.(j) Subcontractor compliance. The Contractor is responsible for subcontractor compliance with the requirements of this clause and may be held liable for unpaid wages due subcontractor workers.(k) Subcontracts. The Contractor shall include the substance of this clause, including this paragraph (k) in all subcontracts, regardless of dollar value, that are subject to the Service Contract Labor Standards statute or the Wage Rate Requirements (Construction) statute, and are to be performed in whole or in part in the United States.(End of clause) 52.232-19 Availability of Funds for the Next Fiscal Year (APR 1984) Funds are not presently available for performance under this contract beyond September 30, 2016. The Government's obligation for performance of this contract beyond that date is contingent upon the availability of appropriated funds from which payment for contract purposes can be made. No legal liability on the part of the Government for any payment may arise for performance under this contract beyond September 30, 2016, until funds are made available to the Contracting Officer for performance and until the Contractor receives notice of availability, to be confirmed in writing by the Contracting Officer. (End of clause)52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998)This contract incorporates one or more 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. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):__www.acquisition.gov__HHSAR PROVISIONS-CLAUSES, http://farsite.hill.af.mil/VFHHSARA.HTM (End of clause) 52.252-6 Authorized Deviations in Clauses.As prescribed in 52.107(f), insert the following clause in solicitations and contracts that include any FAR or supplemental clause with an authorized deviation. Whenever any FAR or supplemental clause is used with an authorized deviation, the contracting officer shall identify it by the same number, title, and date assigned to the clause when it is used without deviation, include regulation name for any supplemental clause, except that the contracting officer shall insert "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause. Authorized Deviations in Clauses (Apr 1984)(a) The use in this solicitation or contract of any Federal Acquisition Regulation (48 CFR Chapter 1) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the date of the clause.(b) The use in this solicitation or contract of any HHSAR FAR Supplement (48 CFR Chapter 3) clause with an authorized deviation is indicated by the addition of "(DEVIATION)" after the name of the regulation. (End of clause) 352.203-70 Anti-lobbying. As prescribed in 303.808-70, the Contracting Officer shall insert the following clause:Anti-Lobbying (January 2006)Pursuant to the current HHS annual appropriations act, except for normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships, the Contractor shall not use any HHS contract funds for (i) publicity or propaganda purposes; (ii) the preparation, distribution, or use of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, publication, radio, television or video presentation designed to support or defeat legislation pending before the Congress or any State legislature, except in presentation to the Congress or any State legislature itself; or (iii) payment of salary or expenses of the Contractor, or any agent acting for the Contractor, related to any activity designed to influence legislation or appropriations pending before the Congress or any State legislature.(End of clause) 352.222-70 Contractor cooperation in equal employment opportunity investigations. As prescribed in 322.810(h), the Contracting Officer shall insert the following clause:Contractor Cooperation in Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations (January 2010)(a) In addition to complying with the clause in FAR 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity, the Contractor shall, in good faith, cooperate with the Department of Health and Human Services (Agency) in investigations of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) complaints processed pursuant to 29 CFR Part 1614. For purposes of this clause, the following definitions apply:(1) "Complaint" means a formal or informal complaint that has been lodged with Agency management, Agency EEO officials, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), or a court of competent jurisdiction.(2) "Contractor employee" means all current Contractor employees who work or worked under this contract. The term also includes current employees of subcontractors who work or worked under this contract. In the case of Contractor and subcontractor employees, who worked under this contract, but who are no longer employed by the Contractor or subcontractor, or who have been assigned to another entity within the Contractor's or subcontractor's organization, the Contractor shall provide the Agency with that employee's last known mailing address, e-mail address, and telephone number, if that employee has been identified as a witness in an EEO complaint or investigation.(3) "Good faith cooperation" cited in paragraph (a) includes, but is not limited to, making Contractor employees available for: (i) Formal and informal interviews by EEO counselors or other Agency officials processing EEO complaints; (ii) formal or informal interviews by EEO investigators charged with investigating complaints of unlawful discrimination filed by Federal employees; (iii) reviewing and signing appropriate affidavits or declarations summarizing statements provided by such Contractor employees during the course of EEO investigations; (iv) producing documents requested by EEO counselors, EEO investigators, Agency employees, or the EEOC in connection with a pending EEO complaint; and (v) preparing for and providing testimony in hearings before the EEOC and U.S. District Court.(b) The Contractor shall include the provisions of this clause in all subcontract solicitations and subcontracts awarded at any tier under this contract.(c) Failure on the part of the Contractor or its subcontractors to comply with the terms of this clause may be grounds for the Contracting Officer to terminate this contract for default.(End of clause)352.224-70 Privacy Act (December 18, 2015)This contract requires the Contractor to perform one or more of the following: (a) design; (b) develop; or (c) operate a Federal agency system of records to accomplish an agency function in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 (Act) (5 U.S.C. 552a(m)(1)) and applicable agency regulations.The term system of records means a group of any records under the control of any agency from which information is retrieved by the name of the individual or by some identifying number, symbol, or other identifying particular assigned to the individual. Violations of the Act by the Contractor and/or its employees may result in the imposition of criminal penalties (5 U.S.C. 552a(i)).The Contractor shall ensure that each of its employees knows the prescribed rules of conduct in 45 CFR part 5b and that each employee is aware that he/she is subject to criminal penalties for violation of the Act to the same extent as Department of Health and Human Services employees. These provisions also apply to all subcontracts the Contractor awards under this contract which require the design, development or operation of the designated system(s) of records (5 U.S.C. 552a(m)(1)). The contract work statement:(a) Identifies the system(s) of records and the design, development, or operation work the Contractor is to perform; and(b) Specifies the disposition to be made of such records upon completion of contract performance.(End of clause)(End of Addendum 52.212-4) FAR Clause 52.212-5CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JUN 2016) (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) 52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations (Nov 2015) (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004)(Public Laws 108-77 and 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:_X_ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4704 and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (June 2010) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) _X_ (4) 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub. L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). __ (5) [Reserved].__ (6) 52.204-14, Service Contract Reporting Requirements (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). __ (7) 52.204-15, Service Contract Reporting Requirements for Indefinite-Delivery Contracts (Jan 2014) (Pub. L. 111-117, section 743 of Div. C). _X_ (8) 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). __ (9) 52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters (Jul 2013) (41 U.S.C. 2313). __ (10) [Reserved].__ (11)(i) 52.219-3, Notice of HUBZone Set-Aside or Sole-Source Award (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011) of 52.219-3. __ (12)(i) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (OCT 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (ii) Alternate I (JAN 2011) of 52.219-4. __ (13) [Reserved]_X_ (14)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Nov 2011).__ (iii) Alternate II (Nov 2011).__ (15)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. X_ (16) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (17)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Oct 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iv) Alternate III (Oct 2015) of 52.219-9. __ (18) 52.219-13, Notice of Set-Aside of Orders (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644(r)). _X_ (19) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (20) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcon-tracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (21) 52.219-27, Notice of Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). __ (22) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Jul 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). __ (23) 52.219-29, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business Concerns (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). __ (24) 52.219-30, Notice of Set-Aside for, or Sole Source Award to, Women-Owned Small Business Concerns Eligible Under the Women-Owned Small Business Program (Dec 2015) (15 U.S.C. 637(m)). _X_ (25) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). _X_ (26) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Feb 2016) (E.O. 13126). X__ (27) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015). _X_ (28) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). _X_ (29) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015)(38 U.S.C. 4212). _X_ (30) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). _X_ (31) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (FEB 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212). _X_ (32) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). _X_ (33)(i) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (ii) Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O. 13627). __ (34) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (OCT 2015). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (35)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (36) 52.223-11, Ozone-Depleting Substances and High Global Warming Potential Hydrofluorocarbons (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693). __ (37) 52.223-12, Maintenance, Service, Repair, or Disposal of Refrigeration Equipment and Air Conditioners (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693). __ (38)(i) 52.223-13, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Imaging Equipment (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2015) of 52.223-13. __ (39)(i) 52.223-14, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Televisions (JUN 2014) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-14. __ (40) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). __ (41)(i) 52.223-16, Acquisition of EPEAT®-Registered Personal Computer Products (OCT 2015) (E.O.s 13423 and 13514). __ (ii) Alternate I (Jun 2014) of 52.223-16. _X_ (42) 52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). __ (43) 52.223-20, Aerosols (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693). __ (44) 52.223-21, Foams (JUN 2016) (E.O. 13693).__ (45) 52.225-1, Buy American-Supplies (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83). __ (46)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, 19 U.S.C. 4001 note, Pub. L. 103-182, 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, 110-138, 112-41, 112-42, and 112-43. __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iii) Alternate II (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (iv) Alternate III (May 2014) of 52.225-3. __ (47) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (FEB 2016) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). _X_ (48) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (49) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). __ (50) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (51) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (52) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (53) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 4505, 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (54) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). _X_ (55) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than System for Award Management (Jul 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). _X_ (56) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (May 2014) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (57) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). __ (58)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (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) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014)(E.O. 13495). __ (2) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (3) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). _X_ (4) 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). __ (5) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Labor Standards-Price Adjustment (May 2014) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (6) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (7) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). __ (8) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015). __ (9) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). __ (10) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract.(2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law.(e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause-(i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Oct 2015) (41 U.S.C. 3509). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $700,000 ($1.5 million for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) 52.222-17, Nondisplacement of Qualified Workers (May 2014) (E.O. 13495). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (l) of FAR clause 52.222-17. (iv) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) (v) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). (vi) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans (Oct 2015) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vii) 52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). (viii) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans (Feb 2016) (38 U.S.C. 4212) (ix) 52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act (Dec 2010) (E.O. 13496). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (f) of FAR clause 52.222-40. (x) 52.222-41, Service Contract Labor Standards (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xi) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Mar 2015) (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). Alternate I (Mar 2015) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. chapter 78 and E.O 13627). (xii) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiii) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (May 2014) (41 U.S.C. chapter 67). (xiv) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (OCT 2015) (E.O. 12989). (xv) 52.222-55, Minimum Wages Under Executive Order 13658 (Dec 2015). (xvi) 52.225-26, Contractors Performing Private Security Functions Outside the United States (Jul 2013) (Section 862, as amended, of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008; 10 U.S.C. 2302 Note). (xvii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (May 2014) (42 U.S.C. 1792). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xviii) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the Contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations.(End of clause) ATTACHMENTS:1) Statement of Work (17 pages)2) Price Schedule Mortuary Services (1 page/Excel Worksheet)3) Sample Autopsy and Burial Checklist (1 page)4)Wage Determination No: 2015-2103, Revision No.: 2  (17 pages)All inquiries regarding this solicitation must be submitted in writing to dehnerm@cc.nih.gov by August 3, 2016, 12:00pm eastern. All questions and responses will be posted in the FedBizOpps.gov via amendment to this solicitation within 5 business days of the original inquiry.

Custom Exendin-4 Peptide

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 30, 2016  -  Deadline September 6, 2016
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INTRODUCTIONTHIS 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 Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Office of Acquisitions (OA) on behalf of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), intends to negotiate and award a Purchase Order without providing for full and open competition (Including brand-name) to C S Bio, 20 Kelly CT, Menlo Park, CA 94025 for custom made Exendin-4 Peptides. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODEThe intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 325199, All other basic organic chemical manufacturing, with a Size Standard of 1,000 employees. REGULATORY AUTHORITYThe resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-89 effective 15 AUG 2016. 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 41 U.S.C. 253(c) under provisions of the statutory authority of FAR Subpart 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). DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT Background The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation's leading medical research agency, and the primary Federal agency conducting and supporting medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives. The mission of the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) is to improve health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies. The Institute is committed to integrating the physical and engineering sciences with the life sciences to advance basic research and medical care. The Laboratory of Molecular Imaging and Nanomedicine (LOMIN) at NIBIB does research to identify disease-specific biomarkers, to develop new molecular imaging probes, to apply newly developed probes in multimodality imaging, and to characterize novel imaging and therapeutic agents, both in vitro and in vivo. Using a multidisciplinary approach, LOMIN builds new systems for various biomedical applications ranging from the medical use of peptide-based diagnostic agents, to therapeutic agents, and even possible future applications of theranostics (diagnosis + therapy). The LOMIN is producing Evans blue dye conjugate from custom peptides for treatment of type-2 diabetes in db/db mice and cynomolgus monkeys. The NIBIB has a requirement for more custom made Exedin-4 peptides to continue the current research. Purpose and ObjectivesThe purpose of this contract is to procure custom made Exedin-4 peptides for use in the construction of chemical analogs for testing in biological systems for imaging and therapy applications. The objective of this protocol is to continue the current research involving the peptides and scale up the synthesis and test the compound in more mice and primates to obtain statistically significant results. Project Description The contractor shall provide the following product: 1: Product name: C S BIO Exendin-4; Description: custom peptide; Quantity: 20 grams Delivery:Overnight Shipping upon receipt of awardNational Institutes of Health, NIBIB10 Center Drive Building 10Bethesda, MD 20892 CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME) DETERMINATIONOnly one source is available; the determination by the Government to make a single-sole source is based upon the market research conducted as prescribed in FAR Part 10- specifically the results of the Sources Sought notice NHLBl-CSB-EB-2016-274-KEW posted 8/19/16 that C S BIO is the sole contractor capable of providing the required custom peptides, no other vendor provided a capability statement. C S Bio does not authorize 3rd party resellers to distribute the Exendin-4 Peptide, C S Bio is the sole source provider. The Peptides are unique because C S BIO customizes standard Exendin-4 Peptides by adding to the formula, the custom formula is proprietary to C S BIO. The LOMIN lab needs to continue using this formula to keep results consistent with prior year results. Use of a different formula will invalidate current research data and compromise the comparisons to prior year research. 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: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov." A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement. All responses must be received by 9/6/16 0900 EST and must reference number NHLBI-CSB-EB-2016-297-KEW. Responses may be submitted electronically to Kyle Wisor, Kyle.Wisor@nih.gov, or by U.S. mail to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Office of Acquisitions, COAC Services Branch,6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 6150B, Bethesda, MD 20892-7902, Attention: Kyle Wisor. Fax responses will not be accepted. "All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency."  

Clinical and Immunological Investigation of Subtypes of Autism, Diagnosis and Treatment of Childhood-onset Behavioral Disorders, Neuropsychiatric Disorders and Neurodevelopmental Disorders, and other PDN neurophysiology data

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published March 24, 2016  -  Deadline April 7, 2016
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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). THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT, NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. A SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED AND PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE REQUESTED. The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Consolidated Station Support and Simplified Acquisitions (CSS/SA) Branch intends to negotiate and award a purchase order to University of Vermont for clinical and immunological investigation of subtypes of autism, diagnosis and treatment of childhood-onset behavioral disorders, neuropsychiatric disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders, and other PDN neurophysiology data reimbursement without providing for full and open competition (including brand-name). NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODEThe intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 622110. REGULATORY AUTHORITY The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-87 dated March 7, 2016. This acquisition is for a commercial item or service and is conducted under the procedures as prescribed in FAR subpart 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This acquisition is NOT expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. STATUTORY AUTHORITY This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the authority of FAR Subpart 13.106-1. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT Background InformationThe Pediatrics and Developmental Neuroscience Branch (PDN) is in the process of analyzing data collected as part of a large phenomenological study of children with autism compared with children with other developmental disabilities and with typically developing children. As part of our medical and clinical evaluation, the children all had electroencephalograms and modified polysomnograms (without respiratory parameters). Our preliminary neurophysiologic data from our modified polysomnograms for the first 60 children with autism reveals that many of them have abnormal sleep architecture when compared to the other two groups. These differences in the organization of the sleeping bran likely reflect differences in underlying neural organization. Purpose and ObjectivesThe contractor shall analyze polysomnographic and EEG data collected from participants from NIMH's PDN branch in the following manner: a) Power spectral analysis awake and asleepb) Paired electrode coherencesc) The construction of network mapsd) The quantification of epileptiform activitye) Analysis of changes in connectivity pre and post sleep manipulation with donepezil.f) Analysis of recordings will occur in a blinded fashion with only the patient's age available which will afford the best possible interpretation of data. Contractor RequirementsThe contractor shall provide maps of the neural networks of the subjects involved in the above protocols. The contractor will perform hierarchical clustering on a configured data matrix to determine the intrinsic groupings of networks within the study population. To further investigate the ability of correlation networks to classify children with autism and to extract defining structural features from these networks, the contractor shall use support vector machines (SVM). The analyses will consist of between-group comparison of all electrophysiological measures (power [absolute, relative, and ratios], spectral coherence/Pearson correlations, phase lag, and amplitude asymmetry). Coherence values will be subjected to Fisher-transformation for statistical analysis. The contractor will not have access to government facilities or government websites. The contractor will not be restricted from saving or printing data from their own network; however, the contractor is not required to save data to their network resources to evaluate it. All data analysis will be submitted to NIMH. None of the results will be published unless approved by NIMH. Period of PerformanceThe period of performance shall be a 12 month period with two (2) 12 month option periods. A firm fixed price purchase order is contemplated. 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, only the University of Vermont (UVM) is capable of meeting the needs of this requirement due to the extensive clinical experience in EEG sigma analysis both in animals and humans. UVM has a laboratory for Dr. Gregory Holmes which is involved in animal models of autism and epilepsy and utilizes state-of-the-art electrophysiological methods to understand neural networks in the developing brain. Analyses performed will allow researchers at NIMH to accomplish the goals of several clinical research protocols. The intended source is: The University of Vermont Medical Center, Inc.111 Colchester Ave.Burlington, VT 05401 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: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov." A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement. All responses must be received by the closing date and time of this announcement and must reference the solicitation number. Responses may be submitted electronically to Megan Ault, Contract Specialist, at megan.ault@nih.gov. US Mail and Fax responses will not be accepted.

Purchase and Installation of sixteen (16) -80 Vario (Model1539) Temperature Controlled Liquid Nitrogen Freezers, and four hundred and sixteen (416)13/2 Stainless Steel Vertical Freezer Rack with Locking Rods

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 4, 2014  -  Deadline November 21, 2014
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Description of Requirement The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Office of the Directory (OD), plans to procure on a sole source basis sixteen (16) Vario 1539 Temperature Controlled Liquid Nitrogen Freezers; and four hundred and sixteen (416) 13/2 Stainless Steel Vertical Freezer Rack with Locking Rod from Cryo, 7905-A Airpark Road, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, USA. This acquisition will be conducted under the procedures for acquiring commercial items authorized in FAR Part 12 and under the authority to use simplified procedures for commercial requirements as provided in FAR 13.501. The North American Industry Classification System code is 424690 and the business size standard is 500 employees. Only one award will be made as a result of this solicitation. This will be awarded as a firm-fixed-price type contract. It has been determined there are no opportunities to acquire green products or services for this procurement. The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is an intramural scientific Division of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The CCR continually performs scientific experiments that generate biological samples that contain cellular components, extracts, DNA/RNA, proteins, serum, and other biological components. These samples require a constant ultra-low temperature of -80 degrees Celsius to preserve their integrity. CCR has a bio-repository facility space available to house ultra-low cryogenic freezers. To keep sample integrity risk to a minimum, CCR must utilize cryogenic freezers that can maintain -80 degrees Celsius using liquid nitrogen as a cooling/fuel source rather than electricity. Next, a sole source is intended for the purchase and installation of (16) ultra-low temperature cryogenic freezers into a biological repository space that has been prepared to receive the freezers. The project also includes the procurement and installation of (416) vertical freezer racks that will be placed inside the freezers to house the biological samples that need such storage. Cryo Express is the only known supplier for the MVE Vario 1539 liquid nitrogen fueled freezer that is required. The salient characteristic for this tank is the fact that it can maintain a constant temperature of -80 degrees Celsius as opposed to the other liquid nitrogen fueled cryogenic freezers that maintain a temperature in the -150 degree Celsius range. The ability to modulate the nitrogen feed to maintain a -80 degree environment is critical. Many companies offer liquid nitrogen fueled cryogenic freezers, but none offer the modulation capability to maintain a -80 temperature set point as the MVE Vario 1539. In addition, the MVE VariōTM Series is the new innovative and energy efficient alternative for ultra-low temperature to cryogenic storage. The completely dry sample storage area will maintain a user-defined temperature anywhere between -20°C and -150°C. The MVE Variō Series significantly reduces the possibility of sample contamination via contact with LN2 while providing the safety margin and consistent temperature profile, even with the lid open, that is associated with LN2 based cryogenic storage. The MVE Variō Series is able to provide all of this with less than 1% of the power consumption and approximately 70% overall operating cost savings when compared to the leading mechanical freezers. Thus based on the unique features and specifications of the Vario 1539, it is the only item that can satisfy the NIH/CCR need for liquid nitrogen fueled -80 degree Celsius freezers. Specifications of Vario 1539 are as follows: 1. User defined temperature within -20 °C to -150 °C operating range 2. Completely dry storage area 3. Consistent temperature profile, unaffected by lid openings 4. Integral Turn Tray for Easy Rack Retrieval (design provides significant ergonomic advantage for removing heavy racks from freezer) 5. No recovery time needed 6. LN2 consumption: 9 L/day 7. Power consumption, 8 W 8. Improved sample processing time due to rapid temperature recovery upon introduction of warm racks or samples 9. Safety margin (LN2 supply removed until -60 °C) a. 4 days from -80 °C b. 9 days from -150 °C 10. 72 hour rechargeable battery backup option 11. Significant ambient noise reduction 12. Password protected controller 13. Alarms and Monitoring a. 4-20 mA temperature output b. Dual chamber temperature sensors c. Event Log contains up to 30,000 unalterable, time stamped events (approx. 10 years) d. 15 user defined audio/visual alarms e. High temperature, lid open, and stuck valve discrete alarms f. RS-485 communication for remote monitoring or control 14. Affordable and simple preventative maintenance a. No expensive compressors to replace b. Approximately 70% operating cost savings compared to leading mechanical freezers (-80 °C) Based on power consumption and LN2 costs 15. Convertible asset, Can be field retrofitted to be a traditional LN2 freezer 16. Green: Environmentally Friendly a. Less than 1% of the electricity consumption compared to leading mechanical freezers (-80 °C) b. No additional HVAC required due to negligible to negative thermal load c. No ozone depleting chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) or hydrofluoric carbon (HFC) refrigerants d. Zero CO2 emissions e. No disposal issues; over 90% recyclable Critical Required Features - The following features are critical and must be provided: 1. Variable Operating Temperature of -20c to -150c throughout the storage space for long term stable storage. 2. Must operate with liquid nitrogen as its cooling method as the freezers are being connected to a liquid nitrogen source 3. The unit cannot utilize compressors for cooling. 4. Integral Turn Tray for Easy Rack Retrieval 5. UL Listed 6. 100% Anhydrous Vapor Phase Storage 7. Folding Stainless Steel Step 8. All Stainless Steel Construction for Maximum Equipment Life 9. Locking Lid Tab 10. Stand Alone Control Unit for Ease of Service Delivery and Installation The contractor shall deliver the item within 60 days after award to NIH/NCI Bethesda, Maryland 20892. The Contractor will be provided with the complete mailing address and point of contact. Upon delivery, contractor must notify the NCI Contracting Officer's Representative (COR) to schedule the installation date and time. To be carried out by the manufacturer and shall occur within approximately one week of delivery. Payment Payment shall be made after delivery, installation, and successful operation of all sixteen (16) (model 1539) Temperature controlled Liquid Nitrogen freezers and four hundred and sixteen (416) stainless steel vertical freezer rack with locking rods. Payment authorization requires submission and approval of an invoice to the NCI COR and NIH Commercial Accounts. This is not a solicitation for competitive quotations. However, if any interested party especially a small business, believes 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. An original and one copy of the capability statement must be received in the NCI Office of Acquisitions on or before 11:00 AM EST on, November 21, 2014. No electronic capability statements will be accepted (i.e. email or fax); an original and one copy must be sent to the NCI Office of Acquisitions at the address stated above. All questions must be in writing and can be faxed (240) 276-5401 or emailed to Gwennifer Epps, Contracting Officer at ge50d@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 in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Online Representations and Certifications Applications (ORCA), through sam.gov. No collect calls will be accepted. Please reference solicitation number N02RC52505-83 on all correspondence.