Notice Type: Combine Solicitation
Subject: Gas Chromatograph-Thermal Conductivity and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy
Classification Code: 66 - Instruments & laboratory equipment
Solicitation Number: NB647000-14-02593
Setaside: Total Small BusinessTotal Small Business
Place of Performance (address):
Place of Performance (zipcode): 80305
Place of Performance Country: US
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (ii) This solicitation, NB647000-14-02593 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ).
(iii) This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-73.
(iv) This solicitation is a 100% small business set-aside. NAICS Code is 334516, Small business size standard is 500 employees.
(v) This combined synopsis/solicitation is for the following commercial item(s):
0001: Gas Chromatograph-Thermal Conductivity: QTY 1 each.
0002: Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy: QTY 1 each.
(vi) Description of requirements for the items to be acquired: See attached Statement of Work for Specifications.
The Applied Chemicals and Materials Division (ACMD), Materials for
The GC instrument must be able to boost productivity by: * Analyze dirtier matrices with minimum cleanup using the system's robust injector technology * Analyze trace concentrations with smaller injection amounts and minimum preconcentration results using enhanced detector sensitivity and micro-volume technology * Protect system components and reduce run time and maintenance using optional backflush capabilities * Shorten sample cycle times using low thermal mass injectors and detectors and fast oven technology * Automate your entire workflow-from pipetting to injection-using a full range of sample handling options * Streamline and speed up data analysis using Thermo ScientificTM DionexTM ChromeleonTM Chromatography Data System (CDS) software 3. One (1) Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopy (FTIR) instrument * Nicolet iS50 FTIR Advanced Flex Gold Spectrometer Gold optics good for far IR, mid IR and near IR operations Includes top-mounted DLaTGS * Ge-on-KBr On-Axis Beamsplitter (7800 - 350 cm-1) * Liquid N2 Cooled MCT-A Detector with CdTe window (11,700-600 cm-1) * Nicolet iS50 English Language Kit * Power Cord: North American 120v, 3 Conductor * Must be compatible with OMNIC software, be capable of being operated with OMNIC software, and come with OMNIC software * Must be tightly sealed to resist ambient humidity * Can accommodate up to 9 user selected detectors, though these may not be purchased at this time * Dual source capable: Polaris long-life IR source * Must be compatible with the following optional modules: o Built-in mid- and far-IR capable diamond ATR o Automated Beamsplitter Exchanger (ABX) o Sample compartment Raman accessory o NIR module with Integrating Sphere and Fiber Optic connections o TGA-IR accessory o GC-IR module The proposed product(s) must include: System Enhancements; Service Calls; Service Conditions; Telephone and Online Support per the attached Statement of Work. Warranty. All labor, replacement parts and components (excluding consumables) provided by the Contractor are guaranteed for a period of ninety (90) days from the service visit completion date. The FTIR instrument should be able to be upgraded to a fully-automated multi-spectral range system that can acquire spectra from far-infrared to visible if desired. The instrument should be able to initiate novel ATR, Raman, and NIR modules at the touch of a button. The instruments must be 100% interoperable and compatible allowing shared use of components. Both instruments must come with software packages so that the instruments can be run from computers. Both instruments must be modular such that different sample mounts and detectors can be added or exchanged in the future. The two instruments must have the capability of being connected to be able to do GC-FTIR (connector pieces will not be purchased now but will be in the future).
(vii) The requested delivery is 30 days ARO. FOB Destination for delivery to NIST,
(viii) The provision at FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, applies to this acquisition. Offerors shall submit three examples of orders or contracts performed that are similar in scope including contract numbers and customer point of contacts to establish satisfactory past performance. All offers must include shipping FOB Destination.
(ix) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The Government will award a fixed price contract based on the following factors: Technical capability (capability of the item offered to meet the agency need), price and past performance. Technical capability will be evaluated by how well the proposed products meet the Government requirement as stated in Paragraph (vi). Technical and past performance are equal to price. The Government reserves the right to make an award to other than the lowest-priced offeror if the superior technical submission or the submission indicating a reduced performance risk, warrants paying a premium.
A FIRM FIXED PRICE PURCHASE ORDER WILL BE ISSUED TO THE RESPONSIBLE AUTHORIZED OFFER WHOE TECHNICALLY ACCEPTABLE QUATION IS DEEMED TO REPRESENT THE LOWEST PRICE.
(x) The offeror must have completed the Online Representations and Certifications Application (SAM) which is the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications -- Commercial Items. Reps and certs must be uploaded to the System for Award Management at www.sam.gov.
(xi) FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions -- Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.
(xii) FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders -- Commercial Items applies to this acquisition. Additional FAR 52.212-5 clauses cited in the clause applicable to this acquisition are b(4), b(6), b(12)(i), b(26), b(27), b(28), b(29), b(31), b(38), b(40)(iii), b(42), b(48).
(xiii) FAR 52.232-40, Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors. (xiii) The full text of FAR provisions or clauses may be accessed electronically at http://acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html
(xiv) The following clauses are also applicable to this acquisition: CAR 1352.209-73, CAR 1352.209-74, CAR 1352.246-70 (Place of acceptance will be the address at Para (vii)). The full text of these clauses is available at http://www.osec.doc.gov/oam/acquistion_management/policy/default.htm
(xv) Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) ratings do not apply to this acquisition.
(xvi) Quotes are required to be received no later than
(xvii) Please direct any questions regarding this solicitation to
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