FBO Notice Date 11/16/17
BIDS Reference Number 237
Document Type: Sources Sought
Instruments & Laboratory Equipment

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, Station Support/Simplified Acquisitions, 20892

66 -- Service Agreement SOL HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-SBSS-2018-21 DUE 112717 POC Andrea McGee, Phone 301480-2449, Email amcgee@nida.nih.govSOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE

1. Solicitation Number: HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-SBSS-2018-21

2. Title: Service Agreement

3. NAICS Code: 811219 - Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repairand Maintenance
4. Description: Maintenance Service Contract for Amnis Image Stream MK11

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 they are small businesses; HUBZone small businesses; service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses; 8(a) small businesses; veteran-owned small businesses; woman-owned small 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 responses to the information requested will assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method, including whether a set-aside is possible. An organization that is not considered a small business under the applicableNAICS code should not submit a response to this notice.

This notice is issued to help determine the availability of qualified companies technically capable of meeting the Government requirement and to determine the method of acquisition. It is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract. Responses will not be considered as proposals or quotes. No award will be made as a result of this notice. The Government will NOT be responsible for any costs incurred by the respondents to this notice. This notice is strictly for research and information purposes only.

Background:
The National Institutes on Aging (NIA) mission is to support and conduct genetic, biological, clinical, behavioral, social, and economic research on aging. Foster the development of research and clinician scientists in aging. Provide research resources. Disseminate information about aging and advances in research to the public, health care professionals, and the scientific community, among a variety of audiences.


Purpose and Objectives: The purpose of this acquisition is to procure a Total service and support contract for an Amnis Image Stream MK11.

Features/Requirements:
Standard upkeep and maintenance will be required for the following systems and components:
• ImageStreamX Mark II (603215)
• ISX Preventative Maintenance Visit (6002011)
•Travel Time Zone 1 AMNIS (600210)
• ISX MkII Preventative Maintenance Kit (700901)
• SpeeedBead Kit for ImageStreamX (16 tubes x 10ml per tube) (400041)
• Red Excitation Laser 642nm (603136)
•Violet Excitation Laser 405nm (603121)
• Green Excitation Laser 561nm (603141)
• 12 Imaging Channels (603181)
• MultiMag 60X, 40X AND 20X (603191)
• Extended Dept of Field (EDF) (603201)

Anticipated period of performance: Base year (12 months)

Place of Performance:
251 Bayview Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21224


Capability statement /information sought. Contractors that believe they possess the ability to provide the requirement should submit documentation of their ability to meet each of the project requirements to the Contract Specialist. The response should directly and specifically state in the, capabilities statement, which project requirements you can supply. Contractors must also provide their Company Name, DUNS Number, Physical Address, Point of Contact, and Size and Type of Business (e.g., 8(a), HubZone, etc.) pursuant to the applicable NAICScode and any other information that may be helpful in developing or finalizing the acquisition requirements.

One (1) copy of the response is required and must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format using 11-point or 12-point font, 8-1/2" x 11" paper size, with 1"top, bottom, left and right margins, and with single or double spacing.

The information submitted must be must be in and outline format that addresses each of the elements of the project requirement and in the capability statement /information sought paragraphs stated herein. A cover page and an executive summary may be included but is not required.

The response is limited to ten (10) page limit. The 10-page limit does not include the cover page, executive summary, or references, if requested.

The response must include the respondents' technical and administrative points of contact, including names, titles, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.

All responses (capability statements) sent in response to this Small Business Sources Sought Notice must be submitted electronically (via e-mail) to the Contract Specialist. Facsimile responses are NOT accepted.

The response must be submitted to Andrea McGee, Contract Specialist at e-mail address amcgee@mail.nih.gov

The response must be received on or before November 27, 2017 at 4:00PM, eastern time.

"Disclaimer and Important Notes: 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 sufficientlydetailed to allow the Government to determine the organization's qualificationsto perform the work.

Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After a review of the responses received, a presolicitation synopsis and solicitation may be published in Federal Business Opportunities. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation.

Confidentiality: No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s)."

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/NIDA-2/HHS-NIH-NIDA-SSSA-SBSS-2018-21/listing.html