FBO Notice Date 11/16/17
BIDS Reference Number 261
Document Type: Sources Sought
Natural Resources & Conservation Services

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Administrative Services Division/Contracting, 55403

F -- Sources Sought for the Identification and Rapid Sorting of Wood-Feeding Beetles SOL PR886590 DUE 112717 POC Michael J. Chiodi, Contracting Officer, Phone 6123363203, Email michael.j.chiodi@aphis.usda.govThe U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Plant Protection and Quarantine (PPQ) division located in Raleigh, NC is seeking qualified, and experienced sources interested in establishing afirm-fixed priced Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for ongoing rapid sorting and identification services of wood-feeding beetles. The government is requesting that interested concerns capable of satisfying the requirements in Attachment 1 (Statement of Work) furnish a Capability Statement that includes past experience with this type of service, along with the following information:

(1) Company name, address, point of contact, telephone number and e-mail address.
(2) Size and type of business (i.e., small business - disadvantaged,woman-owned, Hub Zone, serviced-disabled veteran-owned small business, or largebusiness, etc.) under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS)code 541990, with a size standard of $15.0 million in annual sales.
(3) Company DUNS Number to confirm current www.SAM.gov registration.

Small Business concerns are encouraged to participate.

This is not a request for competitive proposals, but instead a market research method to determine interested sources. A determination by the Government notto compete this requirement based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will be considered solelyfor the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Norequests for capability briefings will be honored as a result of this notice.

Interested sources who submit data are responsible for appropriately markinginformation if it is proprietary in nature. The Government will not award a contract based on the information received, nor reimburse participants for information they provide. Information provided is strictly voluntary.

Please email Capability Statements to Michael Chiodi at michael.j.chiodi@aphis.usda.gov. Email is the preferred communication method for any questions.

The closing date for submissions of Capability Statements is Monday, October27, 2017 at 2:00PM CT.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code - 541990 for All Other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services. The Small Business Size Standard = $15.0 million in annual sales.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USDA/APHIS/Contracting/PR886590/listing.html