Public tenders for animal-husbandry in United States

Find all Forestry tenders in the world.
Finding business opportunities has never been easier.

Results for forestry. Make a new search!

Q--Animal Husbandry and Pathology Services

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity | Published July 10, 2014  -  Deadline August 11, 2014
cpvs

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 is a request for proposal (RFP) for non-personal comprehensive services for animal husbandry, technical personnel, management, operational, pathology and veterinary services for the Veterinary Services Program (VSP), Walter Reed Army Institute of Research/Naval Medical Research Center (WRAIR/NMRC. Please read the instuctions for this RFP outlined in the solicitation documents.

Q--Animal Husbandry and pathology services

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity | Published July 10, 2014  -  Deadline August 11, 2014
cpvs

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 requirment is for non-personal comprehensive services for animal husbandry, technical personnel, management, operational, pathology and veterinary services for the Veterinary Services Program (VSP), Walter Reed Army Institute of Research/Naval Medical Research Center (WRAIR/NMRC. Please review the attached documents and follow the directions in accorance with this solicitation.

Laboratory Animal Husbandry and Technical Support Services (LAHTSS)

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published March 5, 2015  -  Deadline March 16, 2015
cpvs

THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT, NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. A SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED AND PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE REQUESTED. This notice is being published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Parts 5.201 and 5.204 requiring notice of a proposed contract action. This is a notice of intent to acquire services on a sole-source basis for a period not-to-exceed five (5) months through August 23, 2015. This is NOT a request for competitive proposals. The statutory authority for this sole source action is 41U.S.C. 253(c)(1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1. Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Inherent duplication of cost to the Government and delays in service make competition not feasible for the extension. Award is subject to Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC) approval. This sole source acquisition will ensure Animal Husbandry Support Services are continued at the current level of service until a new contract can be awarded. The services, currently provided under Contract Number HHSN273200900006C, will be re-competed as an 8(a) set-aside and a FY2015 award is anticipated. This notice of intent is NOT a request for competitive proposals.

Animal Husbandry Services

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published January 31, 2014  -  Deadline March 4, 2014
cpvs

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) 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. USUHS is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared 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; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This is a request for proposals (RFP) in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12 - Acquisition of Commercial Items and FAR Part 15 - Contracting by Negotiation. The RFP incorporates all provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-72 (January 30, 2014) and Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) (January 29, 2014). The selected contractor is required to provide animal husbandry staff for the Center for Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM), Animal Husbandry Division (AHD) and the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute Veterinary Sciences Department (VSD), Animal Husbandry Division to maintain their successful programs of animal care. USUHS requires the services of part-time and full-time contractor employees for the purpose of filling gapped positions and to help with temporary increases in need. This is a new requirement and there is no incumbent. It is our intent to award a five (5) year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Firm Fixed Price task order contract with a ceiling of 4 million. This requirement is set-aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small-business (SDVOSB) under NAICS code 541940, Veterinary Services with a size standard of $7M. Vendors must be registered in the SAM.gov database (www.sam.gov) as a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned small business under NAICS code 541940 by the due date for proposals. The contract will be awarded using source selection procedures with best value trade-offs. The contractor must be in compliance with all Federal, State, and Local employment laws and regulations including withholdings, reporting, Service Contract Act (SCA) and visa restrictions. RFP documents are attached.

Animal Husbandry, Animal Care and Technical Support Services

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published October 5, 2016  -  Deadline November 18, 2016
cpvs

Link To Document

ANIMAL HUSBANDRY/CARE SERVICES

Other Defense Agencies, TRICARE Management Activity | Published August 10, 2012  -  Deadline September 14, 2012
cpvs

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), located on the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD, is soliciting contractual support to provide a wide range of technical and support services for the proper care of and use of laboratory animals for our Center of Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM). These services include but are not limited to animal husbandry for swine, rodents, rabbits, and other species; and providing biosafety level 1 and level 2 support. The contractor will provide a wide range of technical and support services required for the proper care, use and humane treatment of laboratory animals. Functions provided by the Contractor include animal care and husbandry; veterinary and research technical support; cage and environmental sanitation; routine maintenance of animal care equipment and supplies; inventory control, and data entry and management; personnel, animal, and equipment transportation; logistical, clerical and administrative support; and, supervision and management of Contractor staff. The Contractor shall support animal projects involving a variety of experiments and regulatory testing that includes microbiological and biohazard procedures. Research may involve studies of biological active substances, high energy and trauma, stress and performance, and basic biological processes. All contract activities must comply with criteria for accreditation promulgated by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), and conform to policies and procedures for the care and use of laboratory animals by the National Research Council (NRC) Guidelines and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The projected period of performance will be in effect for a base period and four (4) one (1) year option periods. Services should commence on September 28, 2012 through September 27, 2013. The total period of the contract shall not exceed five (5) years. The solicitation will be issued on or about ten (10) calendar days after this publication. The solicitation will be made available on FedBizOpps at https://www.fbo.gov.

Animal Husbandry Services

Other Defense Agencies, TRICARE Management Activity | Published November 16, 2012
cpvs

This is a synopsis. This requirement is unrestricted, full and open competition. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), located on the campus of Naval Support Activity Bethesda, MD (NSAB), intends to solicit a request for proposal for animal caretaker services to support our Center of Laboratory Animal Medicine (LAM). Services for this seven day a week requirement include, but are not limited to, animal husbandry (for swine, rodents, rabbits, and other animals), and Biosafety Level 1 and 2 support. The contractor will provide a wide range of technical and support services required for the proper care, use, and humane treatment of laboratory animals. Functions provided by the contractor may include handling and restraint of animals; cage and environmental sanitation; routine maintenance of animal care equipment and supplies; inventory control and data entry; animal and equipment transportation; and logistical, clerical, and administrative support. The Contractor shall support animal projects involving a variety of experiments and regulatory testing that includes microbiological and biohazard procedures. Research may involve studies of biological active substances, high energy and trauma, stress and performance, and basic biological processes. All contract activities must comply with criteria for accreditation promulgated by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care (AAALAC), and conform to policies and procedures for the care and use of laboratory animals by the National Research Council (NRC) Guidelines and the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. The projected period of performance will consist of a base period, and one (1) option year. Services should commence on or about February 1, 2013, through January 31, 2014. The total period of the contract shall not exceed two (2) years. The solicitation will be issued on or about fifteen (15) calendar days after this publication. The solicitation will be made available on FedBizOps at https://www.fbo.gov.

A--640-14-1-105-0004 Animal Husbandry Services VA Palo Alto Healthcare Facility

Department of Veterans Affairs, Reno VAMC | Published October 24, 2013
cpvs

Department of Veterans Affairs Network Contracting Office (NCO 21) will be issuing a Request for Quote for Animal Husbandry Services at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, 3801 Miranda Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304. Incumbent must have extensive past experience in Laboratory Animal Husbandry. Period of Performance will be from December 1, 2013 ending on March 1, 2014. RFQ will be issued set aside for Small Businesses. This is a Pre-Solicitation announcement only. Solicitation documents are currently available and will be posted on or about October 25, 2013. Estimated cost of service is below $150,000. Questions regarding the solicitation must be sent in writing to: Rusty.Stevenson@va.gov

A--Animal Husbandry and Research Support Services

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity | Published October 7, 2010  -  Deadline November 30, 2010
cpvs

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) and the U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC) (Prov) have a service requirement is for a Contractor to provide world-class, industry standard performance of all animal husbandry and associated animal support services within USAMRICD and USAPHC (Prov). This also includes biological science laboratory technician, necropsy technician, animal or research scientist, and laboratory animal medicine and pathologist veterinarian support for these institutes. The intent is that not all types of services may be required at all times at both institutes, but that additional positions may be added through contract modification as additional services are required. This contract will require from the very outset, and at all times during the total performance term, a sufficient number of fully qualified personnel with experience to operate and maintain USAMRICD and USAPHC (Prov) facilities and animals to the outstanding levels required to maintain continued full accreditation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International; animal care and use programs at both institutes are currently fully accredited by AAALAC. Maintaining this accreditation without deficiencies or comments during inspections and reviews is the main goal for institute performance. In addition, the institute must meet Department of Defense, National Research Council, Public Health Service (PHS), EPA/FDA Good Laboratory Practice, and institute requirements regarding animal care and use. This contract may also require fully qualified personnel with appropriate experience to provide biological science laboratory technician, research scientist, veterinary pathologist, and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee administrative support to these institutes. A firm-fixed price contract for a base and four one-year options is anticipated. The solicitaion will be issued in late October.

Animal Husbandry Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published May 20, 2014  -  Deadline June 4, 2014
cpvs

This is a NOTICE OF INTENT, NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL. A SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED AND PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE REQUESTED. This notice is being published by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 5.201 and 5.204 requiring notice of a proposed contract action. This is a notice of intent to extend the services provided under NIEHS Contract Number HHSN273200900006C. This is NOT a request for competitive proposals. The statutory authority for this sole source action is 41 U.S.C. 253(c) (1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1. Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Inherent duplication of cost to the Government and delays in service make competition not feasible for the extension. Award is subject to Justification for Other Than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC) approval. The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) intends to issue a sole-source modification to extend the performance period of Contract Number HHSN273200900006C in accordance with FAR Clause (FAR) 52.217-8. This extension will provide the Comparative Medicine Branch (CMB) with continued support for no more than six (6) months beyond the current end date of September 22, 2014. This contract shall be re-competed an award is anticipated in FY 2015. This notice of intent is NOT a request for competitive proposals. However, the Government shall consider all responses received within fifteen (15) days of this posting. A determination not to compete this requirement, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the Government. Written responses to this synopsis shall contain sufficient documentation to establish a bonafide capacity to fulfill this requirement. NIEHS will not be responsible for any costs incurred by interested parties in responding to this notice.

Animal Husbandry Services

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published April 16, 2014
cpvs

Link To Document

Animal Husbandry Care Services

Department of the Air Force, Direct Reporting Units | Published March 10, 2011  -  Deadline March 17, 2011
cpvs

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial services prepared 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 (formal) solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ), solicitation number FA7000-11-T-0025, in accordance with FAR Parts 12 & 13. This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-48, Effective 31 January 2011. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) number is 541720 and the small business size standard is $7.0M. This buy is a small businesses set-aside. All responsible sources may submit a quote, which if received timely, will be considered by the 10th Contracting Squadron, USAF Academy (USAFA). Please read and comply with all requirements for submitting a quote. Failure to comply with all instructions contained within this combined synopsis/solicitation could result in the quote being ineligible for award. A vendor site visit has been scheduled for Monday, March 14th at 2:00 PM. Potential vendors are to meet at the 10th Contracting Squadron Lobby, Conference Room A at 1:00 PM. Vendors are highly encouraged to attend this site visit. It is the offeror's responsibility to ensure their quote meets all the requirements identified herein. The United States Air Force Academy has a requirement in accordance with attached Performance Work Station (PWS) for animal care and husbandry for the Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Laboratory rat colony. Vendor to be responsible for cleaning and maintaining the Biopsychology Laboratory, Vivarium, and Learning Laboratory during weekdays, weekends and all Federal Holidays in accordance with the attached PWS. REQUIREMENTS FOR QUOTE Prices quoted must be Firm-Fixed price. Provide pricing for each of the following line items: SEE ATTACHED BID SCHEDULE. The following Federal Acquisition (FAR) clauses apply to this combined synopsis/solicitation and offerors must comply with all instructions contained in FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors--Commercial Items, addenda applies: The contractor shall submit their quote on company letterhead to include the following: solicitation number, contact name, address, telephone number of the offeror, unit price, extended price, any discount terms, delivery terms, cage code, DUNS number, tax identification number, size of business, and warranty information and acknowledgement of solicitation amendments, if required. The Contracting Officer is not responsible for locating or obtaining any information not identified in the offer. Quotes and past performance information must be received no later than 1200 pm Mountain Standard Time, 17 March 2011 at 10 CONS/ LGCB, Attn: Audra Coppa, 8110 Industrial Drive, Suite 200, USAF Academy, CO 80840-2315. Quotes may also be submitted by e-mail to the Primary POC or by fax to 719-333-9103. Questions and responses should be addressed to the Primary POC Audra Coppa, Contract Specialist, USAF Academy (719) 333-4193, audra.coppa@usafa.af.mil. Alternate POC is Nicole Baert, Contracting Officer, (719) 333-8924, nicole.baert@usafa.af.mil. Offers received after this date and time will be considered late in accordance with 52.212-1(f) and will not be evaluated. 52.212-1 QUOTE PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS: (a) To assure timely and equitable evaluation of the quote, the offeror must follow the instructions contained herein. Offerors are required to meet all solicitation requirements, including terms and conditions, representations and certifications, and technical requirements. Failure to meet a requirement may result in an offer being ineligible for award. Offerors must clearly identify any exception to the solicitation terms and conditions and provide complete accompanying rationale. The response shall consist of two (2) separate parts; Part I - Price Quote and Part II - Past Performance Information. (b) The contracting officer has determined there is a high probability of adequate price competition in this acquisition. Upon examination of the initial offers, the contracting officer will review this determination and if, in the contracting officer's opinion, adequate price competition exists no additional cost information will be requested. However, if at any time during this competition the contracting officer determines that adequate price competition no longer exists; offerors may be required to submit information to the extent necessary for the contracting officer to determine the reasonableness and affordability of the price. (c) Specific Instructions: 1. PART I - PRICE QUOTE - Submit on company letterhead the unit price for each line item to include extended price with an overall total price. The extended amount must equal the whole dollar unit price multiplied by the quantity. a. The provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - commercial Items and its Alternate I must be completed. Offerors are HIGHLY ENCOURAGED to complete all representations and certifications electronically on line at: (http://orca.bpn.gov/publicsearch.aspx). If not completed on-line, 52.212-3 shall be completed in hard copy and submitted with quote. b. In accordance with FAR 52.212-4(t), Central Contractor Registration (CCR) contractors must be registered with CCR to conduct business with the Department of Defense. No purchase order can be awarded to any company without this registration (www.ccr.gov). c. Provide a written statement that the offeror's quote incorporates all amendments to the solicitation (if applicable). d. Quotes must be firm-fixed price. Place of Performance: Department of Behavioral Sciences and Leadership Laboratory - F4BW Fairchild Hall, Room 5K18 USAF Academy CO 80840 2. PART II- PAST PERFORMANCE INFORMATION - Present and Past Performance information will be used to determine acceptable performance of the services proposed. The offeror shall submit the Past Performance Questionnaire, dated 08 Mar 2011 (see Attachment 2) to (5) five recent and relevant commercial customers, Federal agencies or other military organizations that have used or are currently using the same or similar services proposed for this contract. The offeror shall include a list of the relevant customers (including contact information) in their quote. Only references for same or similar type contracts are desired. Submit an original copy. (a) Quality and Satisfaction Rating for Contracts Completed in the Past Three Years: Provide information currently available (letters, metrics, customer surveys, independent surveys, etc.) which demonstrates customer satisfaction with overall job performance and quality of completed product for same or similar type contract. In addition, explain corrective actions taken in the past, if any, for substandard performance and any current performance problems such as cost overruns, extended performance periods, numerous warranty calls, etc. (b) Past Performance Information: The government will evaluate the quality and extent of an offeror's performance deemed relevant to the requirements of this solicitation. The government will use information submitted by the offeror and other sources such as other Federal government offices and commercial sources, to assess performance. Relevancy is defined as: Relevant - Present/Past performance effort involved much of the same or similar animal care and husbandry services as those defined in the PWS with the same or similar scope, magnitude, and complexity this solicitation requires. Somewhat Relevant - Present/Past performance effort involved some of the same or similar animal care and husbandry services as those defined in the PWS with the same or similar scope, magnitude, and complexity this solicitation requires. Not Relevant - Present/Past performance effort did not involve any of the magnitude of effort and complexities this solicitation requires. If a teaming arrangement is contemplated, identify the work the subcontractor will be performing if you are relying on the subcontractor's past performance. (c) Subcontractor Consent: Past performance information pertaining to a subcontractor cannot be disclosed to the prime offeror without the subcontractor's consent. Provide with the quote a letter from all subcontractors that will perform major or critical aspects of the requirement, consenting to the release of their past performance information to the prime contractor. (d) The evaluation of past performance information will take into account past performance information regarding key personnel who have relevant experience or subcontractors that will perform major critical aspects of the requirement when such information is relevant to the instant acquisition. Contracts older than three years will not be considered. Furnish the following information for each reference: (i) Company/Division name (ii) Services provided (iii) Contracting Agency/Customer (iv) Contract Number (v) Contract Dollar Value (vi) Period of Performance (vii) Verified up-to-date name, address, email address, FAX and telephone number(s) for each company Point of Contact. (viii) Comments regarding compliance with contract terms and conditions (ix) Comments regarding any known performance deemed unacceptable to the customer, or not in accordance with the contract terms and conditions. (e) Completed performance surveys are not to be reviewed by the offeror. The offeror should direct their customers to fax or email their completed survey to Audra Coppa, Contract Specialist at (719) 333-9103 or audra.coppa@usafa.af.mil. ONCE THE SURVEY IS COMPLETED, IT IS CONSIDERED FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY, and is only viewed by Government personnel directly involved in the evaluation process for this acquisition. (f) Contracts provided must be recent, meaning services performed or completed in the past three years. CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY FULL TEXT 52.212-2 EVALUATION--COMMERCIAL ITEMS (JAN 1999) (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: 1) Past Performance 2) Price Past Performance is considered significantly more important than 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. (End of provision) ADDENDUM TO 52.212-2 BASIS FOR CONTRACT AWARD: This is a competitive best value source selection in accordance with FAR Parts 12 and 13 in which competing offerors' past performance history will be evaluated on a basis significantly more important than price considerations. By submission of its offer in accordance with the instructions provided in clause FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors, the offeror accedes to all solicitation requirements, including terms and conditions, and representations and certifications, in addition to those identified as evaluation factors. This combined synopsis/solicitation will result in a Firm-fixed price contract and all offers shall be treated equally except for their prices and performance records. The evaluation process shall proceed as follows: a. Price Evaluation. Initially, offers shall be ranked according to price. An offeror's proposed prices will be determined by multiplying the quantity by the contractor's proposed unit price to confirm the extended amount for each contract line item (CLIN). The price evaluation will document the reasonableness and affordability of the proposed total evaluated price. The offeror shall also fill in the total extended price for the base plus four options periods. b. Using questionnaires, the contracting officer shall seek recent and relevant performance information based on (1) the past and present efforts provided by the offeror and (2) data independently obtained from other government and commercial sources. Relevant performance includes performances of animal care and husbandry services as those defined in the PWS with the same or similar scope, magnitude, and complexity this solicitation requires. The government reserves the right to seek information on higher priced offers if none of the lower priced offerors receives a "Substantial Confidence" performance assessment rating. The purpose of the past performance evaluation is to allow the government to assess the offeror's ability to perform the effort described in the solicitation, based on the offeror's demonstrated present and past performance. c. The assessment process will result in an overall performance confidence assessment rating of Substantial Confidence, Satisfactory Confidence, Limited Confidence, No Confidence or Unknown Confidence as defined in AFFARS Mandatory Procedures 5315.3, Table 3 and shown below. Offerors with no relevant or recent past or present performance history shall receive the rating "Unknown Confidence," meaning the rating is treated neither favorably nor unfavorably. Confidence ratings are defined as follows: SUBSTANTIAL CONFIDENCE: Based on the offeror's performance record, the government has a high expectation that the offeror will successfully perform the required effort. SATISFACTORY CONFIDENCE: Based on the offeror's performance record, the government has an expectation that the offeror will successfully perform the required effort. LIMITIED CONFIDENCE: Based on the offeror's performance record, the government has a low expectation that the offeror will successfully perform the required effort. NO CONFIDENCE: Based on the offeror's performance record, the government has no expectation that the offeror will be able to successfully perform the required effort. UNKNOWN CONFIDENCE: No performance record is identifiable or the offeror's performance record is limited that no confidence assessment rating can be reasonably assigned. d. Past performance regarding predecessor companies, key personnel who have relevant experience or sub-contractors that will perform major or critical aspects of the requirement will not be considered as highly as past performance information from the principal offeror. Offerors with no relevant past or present performance history or the offeror's performance record is so limited that no confidence assessment rating can be reasonably assigned shall receive the rating "Unknown Confidence," meaning the rating is treated neither favorably nor unfavorably. If the prime contractor has no past performance and is relying on their subcontractor's past performance, the prime contractor will be assessed an unknown confidence rating and, depending on the past performance information on the subcontractor, their past performance may or may not be assessed as defined in AFFARS Mandatory Procedures 5315.3, Table 3 (shown above) and the two ratings will be combined. e. A relevancy determination of the offeror's present and past performance, including joint ventures, subcontractors and/or teaming partners will be made. In determining relevance for individual contract, consideration will be given to the effort, or portion of the effort, being proposed by the offeror, teaming partner, or subcontractor whose contract is being reviewed and evaluated. Relevance will be assessed for contracts that are most similar to the effort, or portion of the effort, for which that contractor is being proposed, and may contribute to an overall higher relevancy determination for the offeror. The Government is not bound by the offeror's opinion of relevance. f. In evaluating past performance, the government reserves the right to give greater consideration to information on those contracts deemed most relevant to the effort described in this solicitation. g. All conforming quotes will be ranked by overall price, low to high. Offers past performance will be reviewed in order, starting with the lowest overall price. If the lowest overall priced offer is judged to have a "Substantial Confidence" performance rating that offer represents the best value for the Government and the evaluation process stops at this point. Award shall be made to that offeror without further consideration of any other offers. h. If the lowest priced offeror is not judged to have a "Substantial Confidence" performance assessment, the next lowest priced offeror will be evaluated and the process will continue (in order by overall price) until an offeror is judged to have a "Substantial Confidence" performance assessment or until all offerors are evaluated. In that event, the Source Selection Authority shall make an integrated assessment best value award decision. i. Offerors are cautioned to submit sufficient information and in the format specified in the quotes preparation instructions. Offerors may be asked to clarify certain aspects of their quote or respond to adverse past performance information to which the offeror has not previously had an opportunity to respond. Adverse past performance is defined as past performance information that supports a less than satisfactory rating on any evaluation element or any unfavorable comments received from sources without a formal rating system. Communication conducted to resolve minor or clerical errors would not constitute discussions and the contracting officer reserves the right to award a contract without the opportunity for quote revision. j. The government intends to award a contract without discussions with respective offerors. The government, however, reserves the right to conduct discussions if deemed in its best interest. (End of Addendum) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions--Commercial Items, with the following addenda, applies: Addendum to FAR 52.212-4(c) Changes Text in paragraph (c) is deleted and replaced with the following: Changes in terms and conditions of this contract may be made only by written agreement of the parties with the exception of certain changes such as administrative changes including changes in paying office, appropriation data, etc. authorized by the Federal Acquisition Regulation and its supplements that may be made unilaterally by the Contracting Officer (for a complete list of changes that may be made unilaterally, see FAR 43.103(b)) (End of Addendum) ATTACHMENTS 1. Performance Work Statement DF Behavioral Sciences, dated 08 Mar 2011 and attachments A-D 2. Past Performance Questionnaire, dated 08 Mar 2011 3. Wage Determination 2005-2079, Revision No. 11, dated 06/15/2010 FAR 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998): This solicitation incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. The full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this address: http://farsite.hill.af.mil/. The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Deviation) applies to this acquisition. Additional FAR clauses cited in the clause applicable to this acquisition are: 52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards (Jul 2010) 52.209-6 Protecting the Government's Interest When Subcontracting with Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (Dec 2010) 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside 52.219-28 Post-Award Small Business Program Representation (Jun 2007) 52.222-3 Convict Labor (Jun 2003) 52.222-19 Child Labor -- Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Aug 2007) 52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999) 52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) 52.222-36 Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Jun 1998) 52.222-41 Service Contract Act of 1965 (Nov 2007) 52.222-43 Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act - Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option)(Sep 2009) 52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (Aug 2007) 52.223-18 Contractor Policy to Ban Text Messaging While Driving (Sep 2010) 52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (Feb 2006) 52.232-18 Availability of Funds 52.233-3 Protest After Award (Aug 1996) 52.233-4 Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (Oct 2004) Additional Clauses by reference: 52.222-99 (Dev) Notification of Employee Rights under the National Labor Relations Act (DEVIATION 2010-O0013) 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer--Central Contractor Registration (OCT 2003) 252.203-7000 Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (Jan 2009) 252.232-7003 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (Aug 2007) 252.232-7010 Levies on Contract Payments (Dec 2006) 252.212-701 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUS OF EXECUTIVE ORDERS APPLICABLE TO DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS OF COMMERCIAL ITEMS (MAR 2011) (a) The Contractor agrees to comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clause which, if checked, is included in this contract by reference to implement a provision of law applicable to acquisitions of commercial items or components. ____ 52.203-3, Gratuities (APR 1984) (10 U.S.C. 2207). (b) The Contractor agrees to comply with any clause that is checked on the following list of Defense FAR Supplement clauses which, if checked, is included in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items or components. (1) ____ 252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials (JAN 2009) (Section 847 of Pub. L. 110-181). (2) ____ 252.205-7000, Provision of Information to Cooperative Agreement Holders (DEC 1991) (10 U.S.C. 2416). (3) ____ 252.219-7003, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (DoD Contracts) (OCT 2010) (15 U.S.C. 637). (4) ____ 252.219-7004, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Test Program) (JAN 2011) (15 U.S.C. 637 note). (5)(i) ____ 252.225-7001, Buy American Act and Balance of Payments Program (JAN 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d, E.O. 10582). (ii) ____Alternate I (DEC 2010) of 252.225-7001. (6) ____ 252.225-7008, Restriction on Acquisition of Specialty Metals (JUL 2009) (10 U.S.C. 2533b). (7) ____ 252.225-7009, Restriction on Acquisition of Certain Articles ContainingSpecialty Metals (JAN 2011) (10 U.S.C. 2533b). (8) ____ 252.225-7012, Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities (JUN 2010) (10 U.S.C. 2533a). (9) ____ 252.225-7015, Restriction on Acquisition of Hand or Measuring Tools (JUN 2005) (10 U.S.C. 2533a). (10) ____ 252.225-7016, Restriction on Acquisition of Ball and Roller Bearings (DEC 2010) (Section 8065 of Public Law 107-117 and the same restriction in subsequent DoD appropriations acts). (11)(i)____ 252.225-7021, Trade Agreements (NOV 2009) (19 U.S.C. 2501-2518 and 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). (ii)____ Alternate I (SEP 2008) of 252.225-7021. (iii)____Alternate II (DEC 2010) of 252.225-7021. (12) ____ 252.225-7027, Restriction on Contingent Fees for Foreign Military Sales (APR 2003) (22 U.S.C. 2779). (13) ____ 252.225-7028, Exclusionary Policies and Practices of Foreign Governments (APR 2003) (22 U.S.C. 2755). (14)(i) ____ 252.225-7036, Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Balance of Payments Program (DEC 2010) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d and 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). (ii)___ Alternate I (JUL 2009) of 252.225-7036. (iii)___ Alternate II (DEC 2010) of 252.225-7036. (iv)___ Alternate III (DEC 2010) of 252.225-7036 (15) ____ 252.225-7038, Restriction on Acquisition of Air Circuit Breakers (JUN 2005) (10 U.S.C. 2534(a)(3)). (16) ____ 252.226-7001, Utilization of Indian Organizations, Indian-Owned Economic Enterprises, and Native Hawaiian Small Business Concerns (SEP 2004) (Section 8021 of Public Law 107-248 and similar sections in subsequent DoD appropriations acts). (17) ____ 252.227-7015, Technical Data-Commercial Items (MAR 2011) (10 U.S.C. 2320). (18) ____ 252.227-7037, Validation of Restrictive Markings on Technical Data (SEP 1999) (10 U.S.C. 2321). (19) ____ 252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports (MAR 2008) (10 U.S.C. 2227). (20) ____ 252.237-7019, Training for Contractor Personnel Interacting with Detainees (SEP 2006) (Section 1092 of Public Law 108-375). (21) ____ 252.237-7010, Prohibition on Interrogation of Detainees by Contractor Personnel (NOV 2010) (Section 1038 of Pub. L. 111-84) (22) ____ 252.243-7002, Requests for Equitable Adjustment (MAR 1998) (10 U.S.C. 2410). (23) ____252.246-7004, Safety of Facilities, Infrastructure, and Equipment For Military Operations (OCT 2010) (Section 807 of Public Law 111-84). (24)____ 252.247-7003, Pass-Through of Motor Carrier Fuel Surcharge Adjustment to the Cost Bearer (SEP 2010) (Section 884 of Public Law 110-417). (25)(i) ____ 252.247-7023, Transportation of Supplies by Sea (MAY 2002) (10 U.S.C. 2631). (ii) ____ Alternate I (MAR 2000) of 252.247-7023. (iii) ____ Alternate II (MAR 2000) of 252.247-7023. (iv) ____ Alternate III (MAY 2002) of 252.247-7023. (26) ____ 252.247-7024, Notification of Transportation of Supplies by Sea (MAR (2000) (10 U.S.C. 2631). (c) In addition to the clauses listed in paragraph (e) of the Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items clause of this contract (FAR 52.212-5), the Contractor shall include the terms of the following clauses, if applicable, in subcontracts for commercial items or commercial components, awarded at any tier under this contract: (1) 252.237-7010, Prohibition on Interrogation of Detainees by Contractor Personnel (NOV 2010) (Section 1038 of Pub. L. 111-84). (2) 252.237-7019, Training for Contractor Personnel Interacting with Detainees (SEP 2006) (Section 1092 of Public Law 108-375). (3) 252.247-7003, Pass-Through of Motor Carrier Fuel Surcharge Adjustment to the Cost Bearer (SEP 2010) (Section 884 of Public Law 110-417). (4) 252.247-7023, Transportation of Supplies by Sea (MAY 2002) (10 U.S.C . 2631). (5) 252.247-7024, Notification of Transportation of Supplies by Sea (MAR 2000) (10 U.S.C. 2631). (End of clause) 5352.201-9101 OMBUDSMAN (APR 2010) (a) An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of quotes, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the party to another official who can resolve the concern. (b) Before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any other processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of OMB Circular A-76 competition performance decisions). (c) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, concerned parties may contact the USAF Academy Ombudsmen, Kim Diercks 8110 Industrial Drive, Ste 103 USAFA, CO 80840 Telephone number 719-333-2074 FAX 719-333-9018 email: kim.diercks@usafa.af.mil Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the MAJCOM/DRU level, may be brought by the concerned party for further consideration to the Air Force ombudsman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) (Contracting), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1060, phone number (703) 588-7004, facsimile number (703) 588-1067. (d) The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision that binds the agency. (e) Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer. (End of clause) 5352.242-9000 CONTRACTOR ACCESS TO AIR FORCE INSTALLATIONS (AUG 07) (a) The contractor shall obtain base identification and vehicle passes, if required, for all contractor personnel who make frequent visits to or perform work on the Air Force installation(s) cited in the contract. Contractor personnel are required to wear or prominently display installation identification badges or contractor-furnished, contractor identification badges while visiting or performing work on the installation. (b) The contractor shall submit a written request on company letterhead to the contracting officer listing the following: contract number, location of work site, start and stop dates, and names of employees and subcontractor employees needing access to the base. The letter will also specify the individual(s) authorized to sign for a request for base identification credentials or vehicle passes. The contracting officer will endorse the request and forward it to the issuing base pass and registration office or security police for processing. When reporting to the registration office, the authorized contractor individual(s) should provide a valid driver's license, current vehicle registration, valid vehicle insurance certificate, and (refer to USAFA A-01 Contractor Access to USAFA Instruction) to obtain a vehicle pass. (c) During performance of the contract, the contractor shall be responsible for obtaining required identification for newly assigned personnel and for prompt return of credentials and vehicle passes for any employee who no longer requires access to the work site. (d) When work under this contract requires unescorted entry to controlled or restricted areas, the contractor shall comply with [insert any additional requirements to comply with AFI 31-101, Volume 1, The Air Force Installation Security Program, and AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management,] citing the appropriate paragraphs as applicable. (e) Upon completion or termination of the contract or expiration of the identification passes, the prime contractor shall ensure that all base identification passes issued to employees and subcontractor employees are returned to the issuing office. (f) Failure to comply with these requirements may result in withholding of final payment. (End of clause) 5352.242-9000 Contractor Access to Air Force Installations (AUG 2007): (a) The contractor shall obtain base identification and vehicle passes, if required, for all contractor personnel who make frequent visits to or perform work on the Air Force installation(s) cited in the contract. Contractor personnel are required to wear or prominently display installation identification badges or contractor-furnished, contractor identification badges while visiting or performing work on the installation. (b) The contractor shall submit a written request on company letterhead to the contracting officer listing the following: contract number, location of work site, start and stop dates, and names of employees and subcontractor employees needing access to the base. The letter will also specify the individual(s) authorized to sign for a request for base identification credentials or vehicle passes. The contracting officer will endorse the request and forward it to the issuing base pass and registration office or security police for processing. When reporting to the registration office, the authorized contractor individual(s) should provide a valid driver's license, current vehicle registration, valid vehicle insurance certificate, and (refer to USAFA A-01 Contractor Access to USAFA Instruction) to obtain a vehicle pass. (c) During performance of the contract, the contractor shall be responsible for obtaining required identification for newly assigned personnel and for prompt return of credentials and vehicle passes for any employee who no longer requires access to the work site. (d) When work under this contract requires unescorted entry to controlled or restricted areas, the contractor shall comply with [insert any additional requirements to comply with AFI 31-101, Volume 1, The Air Force Installation Security Program, and AFI 31-501, Personnel Security Program Management,] citing the appropriate paragraphs as applicable. (e) Upon completion or termination of the contract or expiration of the identification passes, the prime contractor shall ensure that all base identification passes issued to employees and subcontractor employees are returned to the issuing office. (f) Failure to comply with these requirements may result in withholding of final payment. (End of clause)

Animal Husbandry Services

Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration | Published October 16, 2009  -  Deadline November 4, 2009
cpvs

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposal and is identified as FDA-09-223-SOL-00191. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 05-36. This requirement is a small business set-aside. The associated NAICS code is 56120 with a size standard of $35.5M. It is anticipated that the award will be made for a one (1) year base year and four (4) one year option contract periods. Prospective offerors are responsible for downloading the solicitation and any amendments. It is the offeror's responsibility to monitor the FedBizOpps website for the release of any amendments to this solicitation. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENTS: see attached Solicitation FDA 09-223-SOL-00191 and attachments. PERIOD OF PERFORMANCE: one base year and four (4) one year option Base period: January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. PAYMENT: 30 days after receipt of a proper invoice. CCR: Vendors must be registered in the Central Contractor Register (CCR) prior to the award of a contract. You may register by going to www.ccr.gov . You will need your Dun & Bradstreet number and banking information. ANTICIPATED AWARD DATE: The anticipated award date is by December 1, 2009; however, all dates in this announcement are subject to change. PROVISIONS and CLAUSES: The provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items applies to this solicitation. An addendum is attached to this provision. Offerors shall include a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items. The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions, Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. An addendum is attached to this provision. The clause at FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders, Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses cited are applicable: FAR 52.219-9, FAR 52.222-3, FAR 52.222.19, FAR 52.222-21, FAR 52.222-26, FAR 52.222-35, FAR 52.222-36, FAR 52.225-1, FAR 52.225-5, FAR 52.225-13, FAR 52.232-33. Clauses and provisions are incorporated by reference and apply to this acquisition.

R--Animal Husbandry, Glassware Services & Other Facility Support Services

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity | Published March 2, 2011  -  Deadline March 14, 2011
cpvs

The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity, 820 Chandler Street, Fort Detrick, MD intends to establish a firm-fixed-price performance-based contract for animal husbandry and glassware services. The contemplated contract is for a base year contract period from 1 June 2011 through 31 May 2012 with four one-year option periods. The Contractor shall provide animal caretaking (husbandry), cage wash, veterinary technician, glassware, farm manager, driver, enrichment technician and sanitation quality control services for the United States Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) animal facilities, locatedat Fort Detrick, MD. The Contractor shall perform the requirements in the Performance Work Statement (PWS) and conform to the professional standards identified in the contract, and shall follow all applicable instructions and directives as identified in the PWS. The Contractor's tasks shall include, but are not limited to, the following: (a) routine animal care (husbandry, nutrition, enrichment, hygiene and record keepings; (b) sanitation and cleaning of all equipment and animal facilities; (c) animal handling, restraint, standard laboratory animal procedures, technical support and program support of animal health surveillance, as required by the contract directives; (d) maintenance of all related equipment; (e) operation of the glassware cleaning and storage facility; (f) management of the Institute's Large Animal Research Facility (LARF) farm; (g) driver services;(h) provision of environmental enrichment for all research species used; and (i) development and use of a Contractor quality control program to ensure contractor compliance with all performance objectives, requirements and thresholds. The animal husbandry, cage wash and glassware, farm manager, fulltime driver, and LARF Veterinary Technician Services are core services to be provided; Environmental Enrichment Technician/manager (EET), containment and non-containment Veterinary Technician, and Animal Facility Quality Control technician services are optional services that shall be added as required during the life the contract. Different species of rodents, rabbits, livestock, and both old and new world non-human primates (NHPs) shall be used in a wide variety of experiments and regulatory testing that will include microbiological and biohazard procedures. Species may be housed in Animal Biosafety Level (ABSL)-2, ABSL-3 and ABSL-4 containment areas. This acquisition will be accomplished as a commercial service pursuant to FAR 12, and in accordance with FAR 15, contracting by Negotiations. The Government intends to evaluate proposals, and make award with discussions, but reserves the right to award without discussions. If award is made without discussions, Offerors may be given the opportunity to clarify certain aspects of their proposals (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 clerical errors. This solicitation is 100% set-aside for 8(a) businesses. Competitive procedures within the Small Business Administration's 8(a) Program are being utilized. Only eligible 8(a) firms certified as 8(a) under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code 541690 as of the date of proposal submission need to submit a proposal. The size standard is $6.5M. Electronic copy of solicitation number W81XWH-11-R-0011 with attachments will be available on or about 21 March 2011 on our website at www.usamraa.army.mil under solicitations. A site visit will be conducted shortly following the solicitation release. Contractors must be registered in the Central Contractor Registry to receive a contract award from a DoD activity. All prospective Offerors that are interested in submitting a proposal on this solicitation must have a commercial and government entity (CAGE) code. No hard copies of the solicitation will be provided. Questions about this requirement must be in writing, and should be emailed to lisa.sawyer@amedd.army.mil. No phone questions will be accepted.

A--Services for Animal Husbandry and Research Support Services

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity | Published March 25, 2010  -  Deadline April 5, 2010
cpvs

The U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Chemical Defense (USAMRICD) and the U.S. Army Public Health Command (USAPHC) (Prov) have a service requirement is for a Contractor to provide world-class, industry standard performance of all animal husbandry and associated animal support services within USAMRICD and USAPHC (Prov). This also includes biological science laboratory technician, necropsy technician, animal or research scientist, and laboratory animal medicine and pathologist veterinarian support for these institutes. The intent is that not all types of services may be required at all times at both institutes, but that additional positions may be added through contract modification as additional services are required. This contract will require from the very outset, and at all times during the total performance term, a sufficient number of fully qualified personnel with experience to operate and maintain USAMRICD and USAPHC (Prov) facilities and animals to the outstanding levels required to maintain continued full accreditation by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care, International; animal care and use programs at both institutes are currently fully accredited by AAALAC. Maintaining this accreditation without deficiencies or comments during inspections and reviews is the main goal for institute performance. In addition, the institute must meet Department of Defense, National Research Council, Public Health Service (PHS), EPA/FDA Good Laboratory Practice, and institute requirements regarding animal care and use. This contract may also require fully qualified personnel with appropriate experience to provide biological science laboratory technician, research scientist, veterinary pathologist, and Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee administrative support to these institutes. A firm-fixed price contract for a base and four one-year options is anticipated. The solicitaion will be issued shortly.

Animal Husbandry Services for Post Experimental Chimpanzees

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published January 5, 2012  -  Deadline January 20, 2012
cpvs

THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT, NOT A REQUEST FOR A PROPOSAL. A SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED AND PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE REQUESTED. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR), intends to solicit, negotiate, and award a contract on a non-competitive, sole source basis to the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Michale E. Keeling Center for Comparative Medicine and Research, Department of Veterinary Sciences, 650 Cool Water Drive, Bastrop, TX, 78602, for the purpose of providing long term maintenance for a colony of chimpanzees. The NIH, DVR, intends to award a cost reimbursement contract with a one-year base period plus four (4) successive one-year option periods. M.D. Anderson is the sole source for this requirement under the authority of FAR 6.302-1 (Only One Responsible Source) because of the below: The first two contracts for this requirement were awarded by full and open competition in September, 1988 and September, 1994 to the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center. The solicitation to Contract 263-94-C-0028 was issued to ten (10) sources yet only one proposal was received which was from the incumbent Contractor. The previous contract was issued under Other than Full and Open Competition to the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Contract No. N02-OR-0-4021). In addition, the current contract was issued under Other than Full and Open Competition to the University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center (Contract No. HHSN263200700021C). As a result, the reasons for other than full and open competition include the need for continuity to maintain the chimpanzees assigned to this program. This includes the provision of housing and support facilities, daily care to include the provision of fresh food and water, proper sanitation, and assurance that the overall animal health needs are fully met. All aspects of the Contractor's animal care and use program, including the provision of trained professional and technical staff, insure that the animals are maintained in such a manner that supports their behavioral, cognitive, social, and emotional needs which are crucial to their well-being. Social housing is the most critical element for maintaining normal, species-typical chimpanzee behavior. Stable, socially-housed colonies must be maintained without compromising the health and well-being of the animals. Establishing compatible social groups often takes years. The chimpanzees on this contract are members of compatible, stable social groups that have been together for five (5) to fifteen (15) years. As groups mature, behavior staffs must use innovative methods to maintain a stable integrated research colony. Disruption of the social structure would significantly result in undue stress with potential resultant disease, morbidity, or mortality resulting in loss of valuable research subjects and compromised experimental data. The Contractor has the ability to provide training, psychological enrichment, scientific support, and house chimpanzees in large, stable social groups in an indoor/outdoor environment. The Contractor is committed to promoting the psychological well-being of the chimpanzees through a comprehensive environmental enrichment program and a positive reinforcement training program. Note: This synopsis follows Sources Sought notice, HHS-NIH-OD-OLAO-SS-11-015 that was released on November 22, 2011.

Animal Husbandry Support Services for NIEHS

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published June 16, 2009  -  Deadline July 15, 2009
cpvs

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial service 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 solicitation is issued as a Request for Proposal (RFP) under NIHES2009066. This solicitation document incorporates all mandatory commercial item provisions and clauses that are in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-32, effective March 31, 2009. Classification Data: 8(a) Competitive Set-Aside. NAICs Code/Size: 541990/$6.5 Million. Contract Line Items, description of the requirement, and other documents are included the attachments to posting. The following provisions and clauses apply to this solicitation: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors�Commercial, with addendum FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation�Commercial Items with evaluation criteria specific to this solicitation FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (FEB 2009) is included by reference (full text is available electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/). A completed copy of this provision must be included with response. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions�Commercial Items with addendum FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders�Commercial Items (Attachments cite additional FAR clauses in contained in this clause which are applicable to this acquisition) A Site Visit and Preproposal Conference is scheduled on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at 2PM. Questions regarding the solicitation shall be submitted electronically to gentry1@niehs.nih.gov and are due by 2pm Eastern Standard Local Time (ESLT) on Friday, June 26, 2009.

A--VETERINARY OVERSIGHT, ANIMAL HUSBANDRY, ANDTECHNICIAN SUPPORT SERVICE FOR VAMC DURHAM, NC

Department of Veterans Affairs, Hampton VAMC | Published August 6, 2008  -  Deadline August 20, 2008
cpvs

Description:The Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina has a requirement for a contractor to provide Veterinary Oversight, Animal Husbandry, and Technical Staff Support service to include: 1.0 FTEE veterinarian, 4.0 FTEE animal care technicians, and 1.0 FTEE veterinary technician to support VA researchers at the VAMC, Durham, North Carolina 27705. The term of the contract shall be from October 01, 2008 (or date of award) through September 30, 2009 with a Government option to extend the term of the contract for three (3) additional years. The Contractor shall furnish this service full time 40 hours per week / 8 hours per day / Monday through Friday, 7:00 am, to 3:30 pm, excluding Federal Holidays. The Contractor shall furnish one person per day on weekends and holidays, as needed, for no more than 8 hours per day at overtime rate. This Acquisition shall be procured and awarded using set aside, 100% for service disabled veteran-owned small business procedures. The applicable NAIC is 541940 / Veterinary Services / $6.5Mil. Solicitation closes at 4:00 p.m. EST, August 20, 2008. This requirement is subject to the availability of Fiscal Year 2009 funds. NO hard copy solicitation will be provided. Solicitation documents may be obtained electronically at www.fedbizopps.gov. Offers may be mailed to: Delmont Friday (90C), VAMC Hampton, 100 Emancipation Drive, Bldg. 27, Hampton, VA 23667. ELECTRONIC OR FAXED OFFERS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. Point of Contact: Delmont Friday, Contract Specialist: 757-728-7082.

R--Animal Husbandry Services for the Walter Reed Army Institute for Research

Department of the Army, U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity | Published August 21, 2009
cpvs

The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity is awarding this requirement to SoBran, Inc., Dayton, OH in the amount of: Base Year: $1,683,910.14, Option Year 1: $1,739,460.95, Option Year 2: $1,799,985.74, Option Year 3: $1,862,628.90 and Option Year 4: $1,927,464.57.

A--Service|636-17-2-4631-0222|POP 4/1/17 - 3/31/18|PO 636D73035|Research Animal Husbandry U of IA/Anderson|IC

Department of Veterans Affairs, Iowa City VAMC | Published April 21, 2017
cpvs

No Description Provided