FBO Notice Date 12/14/17
BIDS Reference Number 824
Document Type: Special Notice
Special Studies And Analysis - Not R&D

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, AAMD Procurement Branch, 55401-2329

B -- Notice of Intent toAward on a Sole Source Basis BSE Sample Collection SOL 12639518SDARL DUE 122817 POC Robert J. Zeglin, Email Robert.J.Zeglin@aphis.usda.govThis is a notice of the governments intent to award BSE sample collection services on a sole source basis to Darling International, a large business.

The government utilizes a network of small businesses to collect obex tissue samples from target adult cattle populations at slaughter facilities across the United States.

Darling International is a high value sample stream given the amount of adult cattle that pass through their facilities. Darling doesnot outsource their rendering operations to a third party small business as is the case with all other sample streams we currently target. As such, the government must award to Darling in order to access these Obex tissue samples. Further detail regarding the governments rationale and authjority used is included in the attached justification document.

Please contact the contracting officer Bob Zeglin by email if you have any further questions or disagree with the content of this notice.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/USDA/APHIS/Purchasing/12639518SDARL/listing.html