Brand Name or Equal Celigo S Imaging Cytometer
Department of Health and Human Services, Program Support Center | Published July 21, 2015 - Deadline July 31, 2015
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items, prepared in accordance with format in FAR 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation, No. N02RC52616-85, includes all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through FAR Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-81, simplified procedures for commercial items.
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.
This requirement is assigned North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 334516 with a size standard of 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.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) plans to procure one (1) Brand Name or Equal Celigo S Imaging Cytometer, in support of the Center for Cancer Research (CCR), Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology (LTIB).
The salient characteristics that apply to the Celigo S Imaging Cytometer are as follows:
• Image acquisition and analysis software
• SQL Server 2012 database managed data
• Rapid LED-based hardware auto-focus Computer System (with Microsoft Windows 7)
• Brightfield & Fluorescence Proprietary large-field F-theta optics with superior edge contrast
• Galvanometric mirrors for imaging of large areas
• LED-based brightfield imaging with uniform illumination
• LED-based fluorescence imaging (3 channels, Blue, Green & Red)
• 4 Mega-pixel CCD camera Magnification (3.5x, resolution 1 μm/pixel to 8 μm/pixel; 0.25NA)
• Rapid microplate-based in situ cellular analysis with the ability to accept and image whole wells of entire 6, 12, 24, 48, 96, 384 and 1536 well plates as well as T-25 and T-75 flasks
• Instrument is capable of imaging whole wells of an entire 96 well plate in two colors in less than 9 min and in less than 6 min for one color
• Capable of imaging three fluorescence channels and a bright field channel sequentially
• Enables bright field and fluorescence analysis of cells in their natural state based on high-speed full well or partial well imaging
• Instrument permits the rapid counting of the total number of cells in a designated well
• Instrument software able to distinguish and count individual cells
• Compatible with non-invasive in situ analysis of various adherent and non-adherent cell types based on morphology and/or fluorescence labeling
• User-friendly 4-step workflow from image acquisition and analysis to plate-level data output
The NCI also requires:
• Installation and operational verification
• Two (2) days of user training at customer site
• One (1) year service and maintenance ("Limited Warranty")
Payment shall be made upon the delivery and acceptance of all required items listed in the SOW.
The following Federal Acquisition Regulation and Health & Human Services Acquisition
Regulation Provisions/Clauses apply to this acquisition:
FAR 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): http://www.acquisition.gov/far/ and/or http://www.hhs.gov/policies/hhsar/.
FAR 52.211-6 BRAND NAME OR EQUAL (AUG 1999)
FAR 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (APR 2014)
FAR 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS-
COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAR 2015)
FAR 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAY
FAR 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT
STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS-COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAY
2015). The following FAR clauses cited in paragraph (b) of the clause at FAR
52.212-5 are also applicable to this acquisition:
FAR Clause 52.203-6 Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government
FAR Clause 52.219-4 Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small
FAR Clause 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside
FAR Clause 52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns
FAR Clause 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation
FAR Clause 52.222-3 Convict Labor
FAR Clause 52.222-19 Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies
FAR Clause 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities
FAR Clause 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity
FAR Clause 52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of
the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans
FAR Clause 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities
FAR Clause 52.222-37 Employment Reports of Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of
the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans
FAR Clause 52.222-39 Notification of Employee Rights Concerning Payment of Union
Dues or Fees
FAR Clause 52.225-5 Trade Agreements
FAR Clause 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases
Far Clause 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-System for Award
FAR Clause 52.247-64 Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels
HHSAR 352.203-70 ANTI-LOBBYING (MAR 2012)
Pursuant to the current HHS annual appropriations act, Public Law 112-74, except for normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships, the Contractor shall not use any HHS contract funds for:
(a)Publicity or propaganda purposes;
(b)The preparation, distribution, or use of any kit, pamphlet, booklet, publication, electronic communication, radio, television or video presentation designed to support or defeat the enactment of legislation before the Congress or any State or local legislature or legislative body, except in presentation to the Congress or any State or local legislature itself; or designed to support of defeat any proposed or pending regulation, administrative action, or order issued by the executive branch of any State or local government, except in presentation to the executive branch of any State or local government itself; or
(c)Payment of salary or expenses of the Contractor, or any agent acting for the Contractor, related to any activity designed to influence the enactment of legislation, appropriations regulation, administrative action, or Executive order proposed or pending before the Congress or any State government, State legislature or local legislature or legislative body, other than for normal and recognized executive-legislative relationships or participation by an agency or officer of a State, local or tribal government is policymaking and administrative processes within the executive branch of that government.
The prohibitions in subsections (a), (b), and (c) above shall include any activity to advocate or promote any proposed, pending, or future Federal, State or local tax increase, or any proposed, pending, or future requirement for, or restriction on, any legal consumer product, including its sale or marketing, including, but not limited to, the advocacy or promotion of gun control.
HHSAR 352.222-70 CONTRACTOR COOPERATION IN EQUAL
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY (JAN 2010)
HHSAR 352.242-71 TOBACCO-FREE FACILITIES (JAN 2006)
Proposals must be submitted on an SF-1449 with a completed 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items-with DUNS Number Addendum, signed by an authorized representative of the offeror OR provide a copy of valid certification in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov.
Questions must be submitted electronically (via email) to Contract Specialist, Megan Kisamore, at email@example.com in MS Word or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), no later than Wednesday, July 23, 2015, 11:00 am, EST.
Proposals must be submitted electronically (via email) to Contract Specialist, Megan Kisamore, at firstname.lastname@example.org in MS Word or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), no later than Monday, July 31, 2015, 11:00 am, EST. All responses must be received by the specified due date and time in order to be considered. PROPOSALS RECEIVED AFTER THIS DATE AND TIME WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. No collect calls will be accepted.
Please refer to solicitation no: N02RC52616-85 on all correspondence.
The award decision will be based on a Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA) determination. Award will be made on all or none basis. If you are providing an "equal" product, you must submit additional documentation that highlights and describes how your offering is equal in accordance with FAR Clause 52.211-6.
The Offeror shall prepare a price quote that contains all information necessary to allow for a comprehensive evaluation of the prices quoted. Specifically, your quote must include the following: Federal Tax Identification Number (TIN); Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number; and Business Size (e.g., small or large).