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ID: 23-005068 • Type: Special Notice
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Description

Title

Bio-Rad Digital PCR System W/Auto DG instrument service agreement for the Critical Care Medicine Department (CCMD)

  • Product Service Code: J065
  • NAICS Code: 811210
  • Place of Performance:

Bethesda, MD 20892

POTS: 23-005068

Description

This is a notice of intent, not a request for a quotation. A solicitation document will not be issued and quotations will not be requested.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) intends to award a fixed price contract to Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc Hercules, CA 94547 on a sole source basis to provide a one-year service agreement plus four option years for the Bio-Rad Digital PCR System located in the Critical Care Medicine Department (CCMD) at the NIH Clinical Center (CC).

The purpose of this requirement is to acquire the service agreement needed for Bio-Rad digital PCR System that performs translational research evaluating the pathogenesis and treatment of high-consequence respiratory viral pathogens, inflammation, pulmonary hypertension, and samples from emergent diseases research. Bio-Rad is the only source that meets the capability and performance requirements. Bio-Rad is the manufacturer and provider of authorized parts. The representatives have been trained and authorized to repair and provide service on this instrument. Due to the highly technical and carefully engineered nature of this instrument, only a properly trained representative should provide any required service. Use of unauthorized parts, maintenance, or repairs, may invalidate the warranty or any existing service agreement. It is imperative to maintain the consistency of the research.

This acquisition is being conducted using policies unique to the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Subpart 13.106-1(b)(1), For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold (SAT), contracting officers may solicit from one source if the contracting officer determines that the circumstance of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6-Competition Requirements.

Interested parties may identify their interest and capabilities in response to this posting. The determination by the Government not to compete the proposed requirement based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.

Comments to this announcement, referencing this posting number, may be submitted to the CC, Office of Purchasing and Contracts, prior to the closing date specified in this announcement, electronically to the attention of Tasha Lowe, Contract Specialist, lowet2@mail.nih.gov by the due date March 22, 2023 and time marked in this notice.

Overview

Response Deadline
March 22, 2023, 12:00 p.m. EDT Past Due
Posted
March 17, 2023, 1:49 p.m. EDT
Set Aside
None
Place of Performance
Bethesda, MD 20892 USA
Source
SAM

Current SBA Size Standard
$34 Million
Pricing
Fixed Price
Est. Level of Competition
Sole Source
On 3/17/23 NIH Clinical Center issued Special Notice 23-005068 for Notice of Intent to Sole Source due 3/22/23.
Primary Contact
Name
Tasha Lowe   Profile
Phone
(301) 402-6147

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Additional Details

Source Agency Hierarchy
HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF > NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH > NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH - CC
FPDS Organization Code
7529-75N900
Source Organization Code
100189036
Last Updated
March 22, 2023
Last Updated By
lowet2@mail.nih.gov
Archive Date
March 22, 2023