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Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 26, 2016  -  Deadline September 2, 2016
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NIEHS needs access to cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), a powerful set of emerging technologies capable of solving the structure of complex macromolecular assemblies from small quantities of purified material and/or in their biological environment. For this purpose the Institute needs a state of the art transmission electron microscope system suitable for high-throughput screening, high-resolution (subnanometer) single-particle cryo-EM studies, as well as cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) of reconstituted preparations, cells, and tissues.

Qubits in Silicon-BAA

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published June 17, 2016  -  Deadline October 21, 2016
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Several silicon-based quantum computing research groups have demonstrated control of single qubits using a number of different physical implementations. Investigations have spanned qubits realized in single electrons or nuclear spins to encoded qubits in systems of multiple spins. However, demonstrations of multi-qubit control in silicon are nascent. The goal of this BAA is to solicit research that would accelerate the development of multi-qubit systems in silicon, advance understanding of the multi-qubit environment that affects high-fidelity qubit operations, and development of optimal approaches to single and two-qubit control in a multi-qubit system.Response Dates:White Papers: 09 August 2016, 4:00pm ESTProposal: 21 October 2016, 4:00pm EST

Bloomberg BNA Renewal

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 18, 2016  -  Deadline September 1, 2016
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THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD A SOLE SOURCE ORDER AND NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, NC intends to negotiate on a sole source basis and issue an order with The Bureau of National Affairs, Arlington, VA 22202 under the authority of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 13.106-1(b). This request is for the renewal of Bloomberg BNA for Chemical Regulation Reporter (CHLN01), 10 each, and Daily Environment Report (DELN01), 10 each, for a one-year base (9/30/2016-9/29/2017) and two (2) one-year options. These subscriptions allow for access to in-house journalists and experts who research, compile, and write analytical articles on key chemical and environmental topics. Each emphasizes the legislative, regulatory, and judicial developments and policies/standards for their respective topics. This also offers quick access to the congressional calendar for bills relevant to the environment/chemical arena and items on the regulatory agendas. Award is subject to approval of the Sole Source Justification. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals or quotations; however, an interested party may submit a statement of capabilities if they believe they can meet the above requirement. The statement of capabilities must be submitted in writing and contain sufficient detail to allow the Government to determine if the party can provide the requirement. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed action based upon responses to this notice is solely with the discretion of the Government. All responses must be received within 15 days from the date of publication of this synopsis. Information received will normally be considered for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. If no affirmative responses are received within 15 days of this notice, an award will be made to The Bureau of National Affairs. The NAICS Code/Size is 511120/1,000 Employees. This procurement is to be processed using Simplified Acquisition Procedures. There is no solicitation package available. No faxed documents will be accepted. For any questions regarding this announcement, please contact Deitra Lunney via email Deitra.lunney@nih.gov

Regulatory, Analytical, and Eval Support Services for Radiation Protection Prog.

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) | Published April 13, 2015
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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (U.S. EPA) has a requirement for Regulatory, Analytical, and Evaluation Support Services for Radiation Protection Programs. The mission of the Radiation Protection Division (RPD) of the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air (ORIA) is to establish and manage a national program to ensure that public health and the environment are protected from the risks of unnecessary exposure to ionizing and non-ionizing radiation. ORIA accomplishes its mission by developing and implementing standards and guidance, fostering the use of innovative technologies, and serving as a reliable source of credible information on issues related to radiation protection. Major program areas include (1) Radioactive Waste Disposal and Management (e.g., WIPP, Yucca Mountain, TENORM, Low Activity Waste, clean materials, disposal of waste from weapons of mass destruction); (2) Cleanup (e.g., radioactively contaminated sites, federal guidance, technology assessment, risk modeling); (3) Air Toxics [e.g., NESHAPs (National Emission Standards for Hazardous Air Pollutants)]; and (4) related areas (e.g., modeling, risk assessment, risk harmonization, Toxics Release Inventory, radiation information management). Contractor support is required for the development and implementation of regulations and guidance; the development and support of voluntary partnerships and programs; the evaluation and characterization of radiation sources and their disposition through the environment; the development of guidance and site-specific analyses associated with remediation; the evaluation of innovative technologies, and the provision of reliable public information on issues related to radiation protection. To provide this support, the Contractor shall be familiar with all significant Agency policies/practices and guidance and be able to prepare documents and deliverables that meet "plain English" requirements. The Contractor shall furnish the necessary personnel, materials, equipment, hardware and software, services, and facilities to perform any work as specified in work assignments. The EPA anticipates the award of a cost-plus fixed fee, level of effort type contract with a base period of performance of twelve (12) months, and four (4) additional twelve-month option periods. The anticipated contract award date is November 16, 2015. The total duration of the proposed contract is sixty (60) months for a total of 101,000 labor hours consisting of a base quantity of 13,000 labor hours and 6,500 optional quantity labor hours for the base year and each option period (with the exception that Option Period 4 will have 10,000 optional quantity labor hours). This effort is a follow-on to contract EP-D-10-042 with SC&A which expires on November 15, 2015. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 541620 with a size standard of $15M in average annual receipts over the last three years. The solicitation is scheduled to be issued on or around April 27, 2015 as a Total Small Business Set-Aside. Proposals will be due approximately 30 calendar days after issuance of the solicitation. Firms are encouraged to access the solicitation and amendments via the FBO website. If you obtain a copy of the solicitation via the Internet, it will be your responsibility to frequently check the same site where the solicitation is posted to ensure that you have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition. Telephone and FAX requests will not be honored. All responsible sources may submit a proposal which shall be considered by the Agency. The Government is not obligated or committed to award any contract as a result of this notice.

Ribosome Biogenesis

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published June 26, 2015  -  Deadline July 10, 2015
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THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT AND NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park NC, intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with Biomedical Research & Development Laboratories, Inc. 8561 Atlas Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20877, pursuant to 41U.S.C.253(c)(1)--Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. This request is for Gradient Fractionation System as follows: 1) BR-188-176 components include the following at one each: 1) UA-6/type 11 Detector with Chart Recorder, FCC-176/FC-176 Comm. Cable, FC-176-R1/R1 Fraction Collector, 60-1020-211/ UA-6Dector Cable, BR-186-5/Tube Piercer w/flow Cell and Syringe Pump. 2) Installation &Training 1 each. 3) 2137-188/Data Capture Software/ 1 each. The molecular mechanism governing the regulation of ribosome biogenesis, one of the most energetically demanding processes with the cell that must be tightly regulated with cell cycle progression and environmental stimuli. The capability to purify ribosomes is critical to NIEHS research. The Brandel BR-188 Density Gradient Fractionation system is a critically important piece of equipment for the lab so that NIEHS can purify ribosomes for research into how the environment can affect ribosome biogenesis. This system has the following unique qualifications: Gradient is displaced from the bottom up. - Displacement from the bottom up allows for a continuous absorbance profile as the gradient is displaced by a dense chase solution. - System seals and punctures the bottom of most common centrifuge tubes. - Zone broadening and mixing are minimized with upward bulk flow. - Syringe pump provides a more even displacement than the pulsation associated with peristaltic pumps. - Collect peaks by time, volume, signal threshold, signal slope, or using multiple detector channels - Fraction collector accepts 12 different collection vessels from MiniVials to Prep funnels at flows up to 100 mL/min. NIEHS studies the regulation and molecular mechanisms of ribosome biogenesis which these criteria are needed to continue ongoing research. Respond to this requirement by submitting written capabilities/specifications to the Purchasing Agent at the address stated above. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals; however, all responses received with 15 days from the date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract action based upon responses to this notice is solely with the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. If no affirmative responses are received within 15 days of this notice to determine whether a qualified source, this order will be placed with Biomedical Research & Development Laboratories Inc. The NAICS Code/Size is 334516/500. This procurement is to be processed using Simplified Acquisition Procedures in conjunction with FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items and is not expected to exceed the Simplified Acquisition threshold of $150,000. There is no solicitation package available. For any questions regarding this announcement, please contact Tanya Shields via email shields3@niehs.nih.gov.

Inera eXtyles Software

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 23, 2015  -  Deadline August 28, 2015
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THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT AND NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTATIONS. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Toxicology Program (NTP), Research Triangle Park, NC intends to negotiate on a sole source basis and issue an order with Inera, Inc., Belmont, MA 02478 as it has been determined that only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. This request is for the purchase of eXtyles software, licenses, journal reference module, book reference module, pubmed reference module, URL module, validating export engine, customization for NTP, installation, training, and support. This purchase will allow NTP to provide scientific information about potentially hazardous substances in our environment for use by its various stakeholders, including health regulatory and research agencies, medical and scientific communities, and the public, to inform their decision-making. NTP generates this information through the conduct of research/testing and literature analysis activities. The outcome of this work is publication of NTP technical products including report and monographs. NIEHS/DNTP requires an integrated set of software tools, customized to NTP's editorial and visual requirements, to carryout automated editorial and XML production processes to generate NLM NCBI PubMed's Bookshelf-compliant Book Interchange Tag Suite (BITS) XML files and files to use for NTP's new web-publishing template for NTP technical products. This tool must be able to define the structure of the XML files using a specific Document Type Definition (DTD) according to NLM specifications. Key features needed: The product shall work with Microsoft Word, the word processing program used to produce NTP technical products; The BITS DTD shall be at least BITS 1.0; The BITS DTD shall map Microsoft Word paragraph and character styles and font face changes, handle hierarchical elements of paragraph styles, and provide appropriate tags; The BITS DTD shall define sorting of metadata elements and transformation into appropriate XML elements; The BITS DTD shall address complex tables (multiple rows and columns), figures, equations, footnotes, appendices, references, and reference citations and provide appropriate tags, links, and in-text callouts; Bibliographic references shall be formatted according to APA style and provide PubMed IDs and doi numbers for references along URL validation;The BITS DTD shall be self-contained within the software and enable exported files to be parsed for appropriate tagging without connection to the Internet; The XML file shall be validated according to the BITS DTD with comments inserted at point of the error and notification regarding success or failure of export operation to enable ready and easy correction of errors; The export filter shall create XML files that meet standards for deposit in NCBI PubMed Bookshelf; Training shall be provided, the software shall be easy to use, and technical XML experience or knowledge by staff shall not be needed; Post-implementation updates shall be provided along with technical support; and continued access to the software shall be available with annual renewal of licenses and shall be configured to allow easy addition of other features, if desired. Award is subject to Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC) approval. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals; however, all responses received within 6 days from the date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract action based upon responses to this notice is solely with the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. If no affirmative responses are received within 6 days of this notice to determine whether a qualified source is more advantageous to the Government, the order will be issued to Inera Inc. The NAICS Code/Size is 511210/$38.5 Million. This procurement is to be processed using Simplified Acquisition Procedures in conjunction with FAR Part 12 Commercial Item Acquisition of Commercial Items. There is no solicitation package available. For any questions regarding this announcement, please contact Deitra Lunney via email lunney@niehs.nih.gov.

iRODS Software Consulting and Support

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 10, 2015  -  Deadline August 17, 2015
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THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT AND NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTATION. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Research Triangle Park, NC intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with University of North Carolina (UNC)-Renaissance Computing Institute (RENCI), Chapel Hill, NC 27517, as it has been determined that only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. The RENCI will provide consulting and support to NIEHS to establish a scientific data management system using the iRODS software. The NIEHS requires a data and information management solution for data, sample, budget, and resource management mandates that are being implemented at the NIH level. These requirements include cost and inventory tracking impacting workflow, safety, security, mandatory registration documentation, and related work with viral vector stocks. . iRODS technology has the capability to run automatic quality and completeness checks across files, sample entries, and data within the files. Additionally, the management of multiple file systems transparently, a key feature of the iRODS design, allowing for multiple users to identify and access files and samples as needed, meaning that the sudden loss of a member of the research group does not mean a loss in access to the needed data or samples. Much of the iRODS functionality is dependent upon user metadata inclusion that can be enabled by customization of the system. The NIEHS requires iRODS expertise with an understanding of genomics, environment sciences, and data management analysis for scientific high performance computing. After conducting market research, RENCI is found to be the only provider of iRODs consulting for applied science. The iRODs software was originally developed by the RENCI at UNC. The RENCI conducts significant software development and scientific usage of the iRODS software. The UNC's RENCI is the only group responsible for developing and maintaining the base software used for this consulting category. The NIEHS requires the following tasks: 1. The consultant shall customize the NIEHS software to meet the agency's specific needs. The NIEHS instance of the software will be configured for optimal best practices; 2. The consultant will assist the NIEHS scientific teams to interface with and auto-populating the iRODS metadata catalogue with descriptors. Results from the scientific equipment and instrumentation present in the laboratories will be added to the database's capabilities; 3. Specific files that are produced by the NIEHS website Core Lab Submission Forms shall be setup with iRODS to be utilized by the research group for labeling and later searching of files, as well as producing reports specific to each research group; 4. The consultant will provide a data management structure and a customized reporting capacity that will provide researchers with the ability to find data and samples quickly and meet the requirements of the NIEHS participation in the Clean Sweep program; 5. The consultant will provide analysis to the NIEHS on using this technology for our specific types of research data. The analysis shall provide a set of recommendations to include some analysis on how to take advantage of combining multiple disconnected data sources and creating a centralized system for tracking and controlling data, requests, samples, and expenditures within research groups; 6. The consultant shall customize the open source iRODS software to interface with the instruments utilized by the Viral Vector Core (VVC); 7. The consultant shall customize the open source iRODS software to utilize the specific files (structured csv files) that are produced by the NIEHS VVC submission form on the NIEHS Junction webpage. Assistance will be provided to produce reports such as Principal Investigator usage reports, quarterly budget analysis reports, and Clean Sweep tracking reports. The training and consulting will include methods to provide real-time reports that accurately reflect the current status of budget and samples and allow us to monitor and ensure that research groups have the information to operate within budget; 8. Data Management training will be provided on the software, its configurations, its setup parameters, and how its interface operates. Six training sessions not to exceed 2 hours each will be provided. The training will include content to the NIEHS on how to use the iRODS technology; 9. Presentations to executive management are required. Three 1 hour presentations are required to include specific information from the above tasks. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals; however, all responses received within 8 days from the date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract action based upon responses to this notice is solely with the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. If no affirmative responses are received within 8 days of this notice to determine whether a qualified source is more advantageous to the Government, the order will be issued to UNC. NAICS Code/Size is 541519/$27.5 Million. Award is subject to approval of Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition. This procurement is to be processed using FAR Part 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures in conjunction with FAR Part 12 Commercial Item Acquisition of Commercial Items. There is no solicitation package available. For any questions regarding this announcement, please contact Dee Lunney via email lunney@niehs.nih.gov.

Single Award IDIQ for RNA Sequencing Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published July 23, 2015  -  Deadline July 30, 2015
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 in conjunction with FAR 13, 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. (1) This solicitation document, NIHES2015052, is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ) to provide continued support of NextGen sequencing service's for the Epigenomics Core Laboratory at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. (2) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); HHS Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR); Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-82 effective May 7, 2015. (3) Notice of Set-Aside, Associated NAICS Code, and Size Standard: This solicitation competed on a full and open competitive basis. The associated NAICS code is 541380; "Testing Laboratories" and has a size standard of $15M. (4) List of Contract Line Item Number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure, (including option(s): See document titled RFQ, NIHES2015052, RNA NextGen Sequencing. (5) Description of Requirements for the Items to be Acquired: The purpose of this acquisition is to provide continued support of NextGen sequencing service's in progress that support Intramural Research Division (IRD) research objective's and to further explore how human health and human disease are caused by the interactions of the environment. The Contractor is required to provide NextGen Sequencing services that include: high quality NextGen library construction with proper QC confirmation, NextGen DNA or RNA sequencing runs/lanes of high quality constructed libraries with accompanying bioinformatics support. The continuity of sequencing information will provide vital information to on-going investigations regarding environmental disease mechanisms and the genetic component involved in causes, outcomes and progression of environmental diseases. The Contractor is also required to perform the following tasks:  - NextGen Sequencing;  - RNA or DNA extraction;  - DNA library construction;  - Sequence analysis;  - NextGen Sequence Bioinformatics Data Analysis;  - Data output file; and  - Mapping sequence data file More specifically, the Contractor shall provide the following:  - Sequencing services to IRD using the same technology and novel form of analysis (Illumina MiSeq and NextSeq 500 technologies) as currently being used;  - Produce high dimensionality of sequencing data;  - Identify differences in sequencing data using methods that not yield significant false positives;  - Use a DNA sequencing analysis data method that can mitigate the multiple testing issues by calculating a false discovery rate from a reference data distribution generated from our experimental data;  - Provide sequencing support that will provide the data in both fastq and in cel file format. The .cel format data is required to allow IRD to compare the RNA-seq results to previously obtained microarray results;  - Provide reliable sequence data necessary with low error within the sequencing data;  - Provide NextGen data to produce enough sequencing reads to meet the needs of DIR researchers;  - Provide a combination of Illumina Bio-analyzer and the novel bio-informatic analysis;  - Ensure method used mitigates the multiple testing issues by calculating a false discovery rate from a reference data distribution generated from our experimental data; and  - Allow researchers to accurately determine error rate and provide the best data possible (6) Date(s) and place(s) of performance and acceptance and FOB point: The opportunities for sample degradation and compromising the quality of data are greater with the continued movement of samples to various sites for analysis, therefore; analysis shall take place in a single facility located within the contiguous United States (CONUS). The contract's anticipated ordering period shall be from 15 August 2015 through 14 August 2016. Specific performance dates and quantities will be specified on each individual task order. (7) The provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, applies to this acquisition. See document titled RFQ, NIHES2015052, RNA NextGen Sequencing. (8) Applicability of the provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation -- Commercial Items. See document titled RFQ, NIHES2015052, RNA NextGen Sequencing. (9) FAR 52.212-3, applies to this acquisition: Representation, Certifications, and Other Statements of Offerors - In accordance with provisions FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial Items, IF YOU INTEND TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL, YOU MUST: (1) Go to the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) and complete the Representations and Certifications. Offerors must access ORCA through the System for Award Management (SAM) at http:// www.sam.gov; and (2). Complete, and INCLUDE as part of your price proposal. (10) FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. See document titled RFQ, NIHES2015052, RNA NextGen Sequencing. (11) FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders--Commercial Items. See document titled RFQ, NIHES2015052, RNA NextGen Sequencing. (12) The Date, Time and Place Offers are Due: The Quoter shall submit dated quote to the following e-mail address: uche.washington@nih.gov at or before Thursday, 30 July 2015 at 12:00 PM EST. (13) The point of contact (POC) for this acquisition is Ms. Onyenauche Washington at (919) 541-0423/uche.washington@nih.gov.

Toxicological and toxicokinetic studies of xenobiotics

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published September 9, 2016  -  Deadline September 14, 2016
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Contracting Office Address Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute, Office of Acquisitions, 9609 Medical Center Drive, Room 1E224, Rockville, MD 20850, UNITED STATES. 1. Description The National Cancer Institute (NCI), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Basic Laboratory Research (BLR) has a requirement to procure services to evaluate Toxicological and toxicokinetic studies of xenobiotics. 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 and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation includes all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through FAR FAC 2005-89 (August 2016) Simplified Procedures for Commercial items. The Government contemplates only one award of a Firm-Fixed Price contract. The Associated North America Industry Classification Code (NAICS) 325414 and the Business Size Standard is 1,250. It has been determined there are no opportunities to acquire green products or services for this procurement. Only one award will be made as a result of this solicitation. This will be 100% small business set-aside. 2. Background The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, is one of 27 research institutes and centers that comprise the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). The mission of the NIEHS is to discover how the environment affects people in order to promote healthier lives. The purpose of this acquisition is to procure services to evaluate 1,2-dibromo-4-(1,2-dibromoethyl) cyclohexane Tetrabromoethylcyclohexane (TBECH) is an emerging flame retardant composed principally of alpha and beta stereoisomers (α-TBECH and β-TBECH, respectively). TBECH is a flame retardant used as an additive FR used in expandable polystyrene beads for house insulation, extruded polystyrene, for adhesives in fabric, electrical cable coatings, high impact plastic in appliances and some construction materials. The US production volumes were 4.5 to 230 tons/year from 1986 to 2002. TBECH isomers have a high predicted bioconcentration potential, low biodegradation rates and long range atmospheric transport potential. TBECH activate the human androgen receptor, indicating that it is a potential endocrine disruptor. Isomers of TBECH are expected to be principally metabolized to α- and β-monohydroxy-TBECH (OH-TBECH), dihydroxy-TBECH ((OH)2-TBECH). In addition, many of the metabolites NCI seek to identify and quantify are not available as authentic standards, necessitating the detection of radiolabeled chemical. The NIEHS project includes, but is not limited to, the study of the toxic responses of model organisms (whole animals, tissues, and/or tissue preparations) to exposures to common and known xenobiotics or agents foreign to the body. The project explores the biological disposition (the absorption, distribution, metabolism, and excretion rates, routes, and mechanisms) of these agents. Blood, tissues, and excreta are analyzed using sophisticated analytical techniques to determine total mass balance (recovery of compound applied) and metabolite products formed by the biological system to inform the risk assessments for these often common chemicals. The use of [14C]-radiolabeled α-TBECH and β-TBECH for evaluation and description of individual chemical disposition profile for each isomer in mammalian models will greatly improve the quality and accuracy of available datasets for these molecules. Contractor Tasks shall be as follows: 1. SCOPE: Contractor shall perform custom synthesis of 1,2-dibromo-4-(1,2-dibromoethyl) cyclohexane (TBECH), an emerging flame retardant composed principally of alpha and beta stereoisomers (α-TBECH and β-TBECH, respectively). The contractor shall provide 5 mCi of each isomer, labeled at the 2-ethyl position, in separate vials. All syntheses shall be performed in accordance with the manufacturer's standard commercial practices. All chemicals shall be authenticated according to the manufacturer's standard commercial practices. 2. PERSONNEL QUALIFICATIONS: Personnel shall have 5+ years of laboratory training and experience in the custom synthesis of [14C]-radiolabeled chemicals as covered by this order. All primary personnel shall have at least one backup support person with at least the same level of expertise on the custom synthesis of [14C]-radiolabeled chemicals covered by this contract. 3. PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: Synthesis of the radiolabeled chemicals will be performed at the Contractors site in accordance with the manufacturer's standard commercial practices. 4. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: The period of performance shall be 4-6 weeks to deliver from date of award. 5. PAYMENT: Payment shall be made after delivery of the custom synthesized radiolabeled chemicals, lab approval and submission of invoice to the address shown in Block 21 of the purchase order.6. CONTRACT TYPE: Firm Fixed Price QUESTIONS ARE DUE: September 12, 2016 at 11:00 AM, EST. PROVISIONS AND CLAUSES: The following provisions and clauses will be incorporated by reference: 52.212-1 Instruction to Offerors Commercial Items (October 2015) 52.212-2, Evaluation Commercial Items (October 2014): 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: The order will be awarded to the Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). The award will be made on the basis of the lowest evaluated price of quotations meeting or exceeding the requirements stated above. Offerors shall demonstrate knowledge and/or experience of each of the tasks listed above. The technical evaluation will be a determination based on information furnished by the vendor. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information which is not identified in the proposal. The Government reserves the right to make an award without discussions.Offerors price proposal will be evaluated for reasonableness. For price to be considered to be reasonable, it must represent a price to the Government that a prudent person would pay when consideration is given to the price in the market. Normally, price reasonableness is established through adequate price competition, but may also be determined through price analysis techniques as described in FAR 15. 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications Commercial Items (April 2016) WITH DUNS NUMBER ADDENDUM (52.204-6) (July 2013) 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (May 2015), applies to this acquisition. (May 2015) 52.212-5 Contract terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders---Commercial Items (June 2016). The following additional FAR clauses cited in this clause are applicable: (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First Tier Subcontract Awards (Oct 2015) (Pub.L. 109-282) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). 52.209-6, Protecting the Government' Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment October 2015) (31 U.S.C. 6101 note). 52.219-4 Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (NOV 2011) (15 U.S.C. 644) 52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation (JUL 2013) (15 U.S.C. 632(a) (2)). 52.222-3, Convict Labor (JUNE 2003) (E.O. 11755). 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Apr 2015) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Apr 2015) (E.O. 11246). 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Jul 2014) (29 U.S.C. 793). 52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving (AUG 2011) (E.O. 13513). 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchase (JUN 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer System for awards Management (JUL 2013) (31 U.S.C. 3332). Full text copies of the representations and certifications for other cited provisions and clauses many be obtained online at the NCI website at http://ncioa.cancer.gov/oa-internet/reference.jsp or from Kathy Elliott, Contract Specialist at Elliottk@mail.nih.gov. Quotations must be received in the NCI-OA Contracting Office by 11:00 a.m. EST, on September 13, 2016. Please refer to the solicitation number: N02RC62702-61 on all correspondence. No collect calls will be accepted. Electronic mail quotations will be accepted. All questions shall be in writing and may be addressed to the aforementioned individual noted above. In order to receive an award, contractor must be registered and have valid certification in the Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and the Online Representation and Certifications Applications (ORCA) through www.sam.gov.

Remediate and Cleanup Chemical Spills that occur a

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) | Published June 16, 2016  -  Deadline July 16, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, and pursuant to the simplified acquisition procedures of Part 13 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Research Triangle Park (RTP), NC intends to establish a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to Remediate and Cleanup Chemical Spills that occur at the EPA RTP Facility. The solicitation number is RFQ-RT-16-00077. The solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ) and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Circular FAC 2005-88, dated May 16, 2016. The associated North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) is 562910, Remediation Services, with a Size Standard of $20.5 Million. Only responses from responsible small business sources will be fully considered. The Contractor shall provide the necessary labor, materials, and equipment to remediate and cleanup any chemical spill that may occur on EPA-RTP Facilities in accordance with the attached Blanket Purchase Agreement Specifications and the Performance Work Statement. The contract line items (CLINs) are as follows: ¿ CLIN 0001 - Labor: The labor needed to remediate and cleanup any chemical spill that may occur on EPA-RTP Facilities. Please provide a listing of all labor categories and a composite rate for each category per labor hour that is normally used when responding to a chemical spill (Date of Award through 60 months). The labor breakdown shall specify separate fixed hourly composite rates for each category of labor. Each composite rate listed for each labor category shall include wages, overhead, general and administrative expenses, and profit. The composite rate provided for each labor category will be used to establish cost of labor when an order is placed under the established BPA. ¿ CLIN 0002 - Materials: The materials needed to remediate and cleanup any chemical spill that may occur on EPA-RTP Facilities. Costs for all materials will be negotiated with a not to exceed amount when an order is placed under the established BPA. Please provide a listing of the materials and a cost of materials that are normally used when responding to a chemical spill. It is the vendor's responsibility to be familiar with all applicable clauses and provisions. All quoters must submit representations and certifications in accordance with these clauses and provisions. FAR clauses and provisions incorporated by reference may be viewed in full text via the Internet at http://farsite.hill.af.mil/ or http://www.arnet.gov/far/. The following FAR provisions are applicable: FAR 52.252-1 - Solicitation Provisions Included by Reference, FAR 52.204-16 - Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting, FAR 52.212-3 - Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items, and FAR 52.216-31 ¿ Time-and-Materials/Labor-Hour Proposal Requirements¿Commercial Item Acquisition. The following FAR clauses are applicable: FAR 52.204-18 - Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance, FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items (Alternate I); FAR 52.204-9 -- Personal Identity Verification of Contractor Personnel, FAR 52.223-5 ¿ Pollution Prevention and Right-to-Know Information, FAR 52.223-17 Affirmative Procurement of EPA-Designated Items in Service and Construction Contracts, FAR 52.237-2 ¿ Protection of Government Building, Equipment, and Vegetation, FAR 52.237-3 ¿ Continuity of Services, FAR 52.242-15 ¿ Stop-Work Order, and FAR 52.252-2 -- Clauses Included by Reference. The following clauses within FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, are applicable to this acquisition through the latest FAC: 52.203-6, 52.204-10, 52.209-6, 52.219-6, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-33, 52.222-41, 52.222-42, 52.222-43, 52.222-50, 52.222-55, and 52.223-18. Quoters that fail to furnish the required representation information, or reject the terms and conditions of the solicitation, may be excluded from consideration. Once the BPA is established, call orders for chemical spill remediation and cleanup may be placed by any warranted Contracting Officer within the US EPA Research Triangle Park Procurement Operations Division (RTPPOD) up to their warrant authority. However, the Government is not obligated to place any call orders under the BPA. The Government is obligated only to the extent of authorized call orders placed against the BPA. These call orders shall not exceed the Simplified Acquisition Threshold, and the procedures in FAR Part 13 will be utilized. There is no minimum Government obligation. Instructions to Quoters: (a) The vendor shall e-mail the quotation to Vanenwyck.Adam@epa.gov on or before the due date. Electronic transmission of data shall be within the following file formats: Microsoft Word, Adobe PDF and/or Microsoft Excel. As a minimum, the quotation must show -- (1) The solicitation number; (2) The name, address, DUNS number, telephone number, and e-mail address of the quoter; (3) A response to the evaluation criteria below. (4) Price and any discount terms; (5) ¿Remit to¿ address, if different than mailing address; (6) A completed copy of the representations and certifications at FAR 52.212-3 or a statement that the quoter has completed annual representations and certificates electronically at http://orca.bpn.gov for the subject NAICS code. (b) Quoters shall submit the follow: 1. In accordance with provision 52.216-31 ¿ Time-and-Materials/Labor-Hour Proposal Requirements¿Commercial Item Acquisition: specify the following: a. Specify that the fixed hourly rates in the quote include wages, overhead, general and administrative expenses, and profit. b. Specify whether the fixed hourly rate for each labor category applies to labor performed by: (1) The offeror; (2) Subcontractors; and/or (3) Divisions, subsidiaries, or affiliates or the offeror under a common control. 2. In accordance with clause 52.212-4 -- Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items Alternate I (May 2014) (a) (4), insert a proposed portion/percentage of labor rate attributable to profit. (c) The original quotation shall be submitted via the FedConnect® web portal (www.fedconnect.net) as the official submission. In order to submit the original proposal via FedConnect®, offerors must register in Fedconnect at www.fedconnect.net, see main page of FedConnect® website for registration instructions. For assistance in registering or for other FedConnect® technical questions please call the FedConnect® Help Desk at (800) 899-6665 or email at support@fedconnect.net. (d) All contractors and subcontractors must be enrolled in SAM (System for Award Management) in order to be considered for this award. Go to https://www.sam.gov to enroll electronically. (e) Quotes shall be submitted no later than 10:00 AM EST, July 18, 2016. Any accepted quotes awarded will have a period of performance of five years from date of award. (f) Period for acceptance of quotations: In compliance with the solicitation, the quoter agrees, if this quote is accepted within 90 calendar days from the date specified in the solicitation for receipt of quotes, to furnish any or all items upon which prices are quoted at the price set opposite each item, delivered at the designated point(s), within the time specified in the Schedule. Attachments for this synopsis and any notices of any modifications to this FBO procurement announcement, including amendments, will be posted using the FedConnect web portal. FedConnect can be accessed at https://www.fedconnect.net/Fedconnect/. Questions regarding the content of this announcement should reference notice number RFQ-RT-16-00077 and should be sent via FedConnect with an email copy to Adam Vanenwyck at Vanenwyck.Adam@epa.gov. You must register with FedConnect as an interested party to submit questions and to view responses. FedConnect is a web portal that connects agencies and vendors to streamline the process of doing business with the federal government. The use of FedConnect furthers the EPA's commitment to moving towards a paperless acquisition environment by reducing its carbon footprint. Evaluation Criteria: The Government will award a BPA resulting from this Request for Quotations (RFQ) to the responsible quoter whose quote, conforming to the RFQ, will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The Government intends to evaluate quotes and make award without discussions. In addition to the price, the following factors shall be used to evaluate quotes: Corporate Experience, Past Performance, and Technical Approach. 1. Submit relevant information on your company¿s past performance and experience in relation to chemical spill remediation and cleanup, that includes the following: a. Corporate Experience Information: EPA will evaluate the type and quantity of work previously performed by the quoter on projects of a similar scope as the proposed BPA at facilities similar in size to the EPA Research Triangle Park Main Campus. Of particular importance is corporate experience in the following areas: remediation and cleanup of chemical spills at large ¿sensitive¿ federal and/or private company sites, Hazardous Waste Emergency Response and Operations (HAZWOPER) requirements, clean-up resulting from facility related hazardous material spills, and training to protect individuals and/or property. Include narrative comments as necessary to explain how the referenced experience is relevant to the services contemplated by this BPA. b. Past Performance Information: Demonstrated successful past performance of the quoter as evidenced by information gathered concerning the identified list of contracts, subcontracts, and agreements completed during the past three years, and those currently in process for similar work. Work which would be considered similar includes: remediation services and cleanup of chemical spills at large ¿sensitive¿ Federal, State and local governments, as well as commercial business sites comparable in size, scope and complexity to the services requested in this RFQ, Hazardous Waste Emergency Response and Operations (HAZWOPER) knowledge, and clean-up resulting from facility related hazardous material spills. The operation(s) should be specifically identified, and information submitted must include the scope of the operations and any other information you feel is pertinent to establish your firm's capability to perform under this requirement. Quoters shall submit information on the three (3) most recent contracts, subcontracts, and agreements completed during the past three years and all contracts, subcontracts, and agreements currently in process for similar work. This should include information on three (3) contracts, subcontracts, and agreements and may include similar contracts with Federal, State and local governments, as well as commercial businesses. If an offeror has no available past performance, a neutral rating of adequate will be assigned for the past performance criteria. 2. Technical Approach: Submit relevant information in reference to knowledge of and approach to the Performance Work Statement (PWS) in relation to providing remediation and cleanup services of chemical spills that includes the following: a. Quoters shall concisely and accurately demonstrate a workable approach to performing all of the required services in the PWS. This approach must be technically sound, logistically appropriate, and efficient. b. Quoters shall discuss how they intend to be able to respond to a requirement for containment of any spill within two (2) hours of notification of the spill and cleanup within a twenty-four (24) to forty-eight (48) hour limit. At this time a site visit is not scheduled for this BPA. However, if a site visit is needed, then please contact the Contracting Officer, Adam VanEnwyck, at phone number (919) 541-3651, or email at Vanenwyck.Adam@epa.gov. The following attachments are hereby incorporated into this solicitation (RFQ-RT-16-00077). Attachments: 1. BPA Specifications; 2. Wage Determination; 3. Performance Work Statement Contracting Office & Place Of Procurement: US EPA OARM Service Center RTP, Procurement Operations Division Research Triangle Park, NC 27711 Point of Contact: Adam Vanenwyck Contracting Officer Vanenwyck.Adam@epa.gov Phone: 919-541-3651

Journal Web Hosting � Environmental Health Perspectives

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published August 17, 2016  -  Deadline September 21, 2016
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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 in conjunction with FAR 13.5, 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. All items within the Request for Quote (RFQ) must be fully completed and returned by the due date and time indicated above. Note that previous postings for market research under this requirement were issued posted under notice number UW2016EHP-JWHSS. (1) This solicitation document, NIHES2016086, is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ) to provide continued support of Journal Web Hosting - Environmental Health Perspectives at the National Institute of Environmental Health Science (NIEHS) located in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina. (2) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR); HHS Acquisition Regulation (HHSAR); Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) FAC 2005-89 effective July 14, 2016. (3) Notice of Set-Aside, Associated NAICS Code, and Size Standard: This solicitation is being competed on an unrestricted basis. The associated NAICS code is 519130; "Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals" and has a size standard of 1,000 employees. (4) List of Contract Line Item Number(s) and items, quantities and units of measure, (including option(s): See document titled RFQ, NIHES2016086, Journal Web Hosting - Environmental Health Perspectives. (5) Description of Requirements for the Items to be Acquired: The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) publishes the monthly scientific journal Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP). EHP is a world-renowned journal that helps the NIEHS to implement its strategic plan of advancing science and improving health. The purpose of this requirement is to provide journal web hosting for a brand-new website on an established third-party, separately hosted journals-publishing platform. The platform must be able to ingest EHP production content without specific conversions, and must offer uninterrupted access to users worldwide. The platform must be versatile enough to handle our multiple types of content (Research, News, Abstracts, and Collections) and our international/translated content, and must be robust enough to serve our users throughout the world. Being a fully open-access journal, the site must offer unfettered access to all readers in all countries. (6) Date(s) and place(s) of performance and acceptance and FOB point: The requirement has an anticipated period of performance of one (1) year for the base period (February 1, 2017 through January 31, 2018) with four 1-year options. The EHP requires a 90 day phase in period which is included in the base period. The phase in period shall be from February 1, 2017 through April 30, 2017. See Attachment I - Performance Work Statement for the geographical location. (7) The provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial, applies to this acquisition. See document titled RFQ, NIHES2016086, Journal Web Hosting - Environmental Health Perspectives. (8) Applicability of the provision at FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation -- Commercial Items. See document titled RFQ, NIHES2016086, Journal Web Hosting - Environmental Health Perspectives. (9) FAR 52.212-3, applies to this acquisition: Representation, Certifications, and Other Statements of Offerors - In accordance with provisions FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications--Commercial Items, IF YOU INTEND TO SUBMIT A PROPOSAL, YOU MUST: (1) Go to the Online Representations and Certifications Application (ORCA) and complete the Representations and Certifications. Offerors must access ORCA through the System for Award Management (SAM) at http:// www.sam.gov; and (2). Complete, and INCLUDE as part of your price proposal. (10) FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. See document titled RFQ, NIHES2016086, Journal Web Hosting - Environmental Health Perspectives. (11) FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders--Commercial Items. See document titled RFQ, NIHES2016086, Journal Web Hosting - Environmental Health Perspectives. (12) Questions are Due: The Quoter shall submit written questions to the following e-mail address: The Contracting Officer (CO) at uche.washington@nih.gov at or before Thursday September 1, 2016 at 10:00 AM EST. (13) The Date, Time and Place Offers are Due: The Quoter shall submit dated quote to either of the addresses specified in Section L, Article L.4.2. of the RFQ and shall be addressed to the Contracting Officer (CO) at uche.washington@nih.gov at or before Wednesday September 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM EST. (14) The Point of Contact (POC) for this acquisition is the CO, Ms. Uché Washington at (919) 541-0423/ uche.washington@nih.gov.  

A--Simulation and Training Engineering Services Support (STES) Multiple Award Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity Contract (ID/IQC)

Department of the Army, Army Contracting Command | Published January 9, 2015  -  Deadline March 3, 2015
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The Research, Development and Engineering Command (RDECOM), Army Research Laboratory, Human Research and Engineering Directorate, Simulation and Training Technology Center (ARL- HRED-STTC) will issue a Total Small Business Set-Aside Multiple Award IDIQ for STES. STES IDIQ will plan, conduct, and exploit exploratory (basic and applied) research, advanced technology development, and demonstration of simulation and training, utilizing the most advanced Modeling and Simulation (M&S) technology in the following areas: (1) synthetic natural environments, (2) medical simulations, (3) dismounted Soldier training, (4) advanced distributed simulation and (5) embedded training. Subsequent delivery/task orders will include exploratory and advanced simulation research/studies/analyses, technology development for learning, training, testing and mission rehearsal and advanced research and development (R&D) in simulation and instrumentation technologies. Proposals will be solicited under solicitation number W911NF-15-R-0001. The total potential contract performance period shall be five years, with an ordering period consisting of one (1), twelve (12) month base period followed by four (4), twelve (12) month option periods, with a total ceiling of $135M. The guaranteed minimum for the life of the contract is $2,000. This is a full and open competition as a total small business set-aside. Offerors must certify that the firm is a small business based on NAICS code 541712, Research and Development in the Physical, Engineering, and Life Sciences (except Biotechnology). The small business size standard in number of employees is 500 and only small businesses shall be considered for award as this requirement is set-aside 100% for small business. Small Business firms responding to this solicitation must demonstrate the capability to perform a minimum of 50% of the required work with in-house staff in accordance with Federal Acquisition Requirement (FAR) Clause 52.219-14, Limitations in Subcontracting. All proposal submissions, in accordance with Solicitation W911NF-15-R-0001, shall be received by 3:00PM ET, Tuesday, 3 March 2015.
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