FBO Notice Date 05/21/18
BIDS Reference Number 198
Document Type: Sources Sought
Medical, Dental & Veterinary Equipment & Supplies

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center/Office of Purchasing & Contracts, 20892-5480

65 -- To procure reagents supplies SOL 18-011384 DUE 052818Priscilla S. Abalos, Phone 3015943879, Email priscilla.abalos@nih.govSolicitation #
HHSN-NIH-CCOPC-SBSS-18-0011384

This is a Small business Sources Sought notice. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The purpose of this notice is to obtain information regarding: (1) the availability and capability of qualifiedsmall business sources:(2) whether there are small businesses, HUBZONE small businesses, service disabled veteran-owned small businesses or (8a) small businesses, veteran- owned small business, woman-owned small businesses or small disadvantaged businesses veteran owned small businesses; woman owned businesses, or small disadvantaged businesses and (3) their size classification relative to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the proposed acquisition. Your response to the information requested will assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method, including whether a set-aside ispossible. An organization that is not considered a small business under the applicable code should not submit a response to this notice.

Background Information
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation's foremost federally funded biomedical research institution. It is comprised of twenty-seven Institutes, Centers and Divisions. The Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center is the on-site 267-bed hospital for the NIH campus comprised of clinical, laboratory and administrative staff who support the Institutes as they conduct clinical research working with inpatients and outpatients participating inresearch studies at the NIH.
The Department of Laboratory Medicine servesas the clinical laboratory of the NIH Clinical Center. It provides laboratory support for patient care and research protocols and performs research and training in disciplines of Clinical Pathology. In doing so, DLM provides state-of-the-art laboratory testing in support of Clinical Center patient care and serves as acenter of excellence in research and training in laboratory medicine, particularly in areas which utilize the unique strengths of the National Institutes of Health.

Purpose/Duties
Approval of a purchase order for one year's supply of reagents and supplies from Qiagen for extraction of nucleic acids for molecular testing of organisms that cause infection in NIH Clinical Center patients. These reagents allow for the provision of rapid, efficient, and automated extraction ofnucleic acid (DNA) from clinical samples using the Qia Symphony instrument. Dueto the specificity and rigorous validation testing performed in lab, these reagents are the only ones that can meet the needs of the testing that we conduct inthe Microbiology Service, DLM, CC, NIH.

The anticipate that this purchase order for supplies for a base plus one (1)option year one.


Period of Performance

Base year = 7/1/18 to 6/30/19
Option year 1 = 7/1/19 to 6/30/20

Location: The supplies delivery location - National Institute of Health, Clinical Center bldg.
10/2C-306, Bethesda, MD 20892
Capability Statementis to include:

Information regarding respondents; (a) staff expertise, including their availability, experience and informal and other training; (b) current in-house capability to perform the work; (c) prior completed projects of similar nature; (d) corporate experience and management capability; and (e) examples of prior completed Government contracts; references, and other related information:

• Respondents, DUNS number, organization name, address, point of contract, and size and type of business (e.g.8(a), HUBZone, etc) pursuant to the applicable NAICS code;

• Respondents; technical and administrative points of contract including names, titles addresses, telephone and fax numbers and email addresses;

• Respondents must respond to this notice by May 28, 2018 at 12:00 pm est.

DISCLAIMER AND IMPORTANT NOTICES:
This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization qualifications to perform the work. Respondents are advised that the Government is under noobligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After review of theresponses received, a pre-solicitation synopsis and solicitation maybe published in Federal Business Opportunities. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a future solicitation.

Primary Point of Contact

Priscilla Abalos Contract Specialist
Phone Number 301/594/5918

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/CCOPC/18-011384/listing.html

SET-ASIDE: Emerging Small Business