FBO Notice Date 12/14/17
BIDS Reference Number 841
Document Type: Special Notice
Professional, Administrative, And Management Support Services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Office of Acquisition, 20852-3804

R -- AAALAC Accreditation SOL NIH-OLAO-OD3-NOI4796797 DUE 122017 POC Anne Mineweaser, Contract Specialist, Phone 301-827-7683, Fax 301-402-0493, Email anne.mineweaser@nih.govThe National Institutes of Health intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with Association for Assessment and Accreditation for Laboratory Animal Care, International (AAALAC).

The Office of Animal Care and Use, OIR, administers the NIH intramural program of Animal Care and Use. This includes managing the IRP Animal Welfare Assurance and programs of compliance with applicable federal and local laws, regulations and policies.
The Office of Animal Care and Use is responsible for ensuring that the IRP programs maintain their programmatic accreditation standards. AAALAC is the only accrediting organization that is recognized by our primary regulatory oversight office, Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare.
The proposed acquisition action is for items and services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authorityof FAR 6.302-1. If you believe you can provide the items or services requested, all responsible sources may submit a capability statement, which shall be considered by the agency anne.mineweaser@nih.gov referencing notice number NIH-OLAO-OD3-NOI4796797 by 12:00P.M. on December 20, 2017. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract acquisition based upon responses to the notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whetherto conduct a competitive procurement.
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 organizationresponding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed. Information provided will be used to assess tradeoffs and alternatives available for the potential requirement and may lead to the developmentof a solicitation. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback torespondents with respect to any information submitted.

Any solicitation resulting from the analysis of information obtained will beannounced to the public in Federal Business Opportunities in accordance with the FAR Part 5. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation. 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/OoA/NIH-OLAO-OD3-NOI4796797/listing.html