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Special Notice - 66-- Refurbished Robocyte automated Oocyte screening system

July 11, 2014

Notice Type: Special Notice

Posted Date: 10-JUL-14

Office Address: Department of the Army; U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; USACE CERL, Champaign; P O Box 9005, Champaign, IL 61826-9005

Subject: 66-- Refurbished Robocyte automated Oocyte screening system

Classification Code: 66 - Instruments & laboratory equipment

Contact: Diane Biggs, 217-373-4488 [USACE CERL, Champaign]

Description: Department of the Army

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

USACE CERL, Champaign

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Engineering Research and Development Center - Construction Engineering Research Laboratory (ERDC-CERL) intends to award a contract on a sole source basis to Ecocyte Bioscience US LLC. ERDC-CERL has a requirement to procure the following: - Refurbished Roboocyte automated Oocyte screening system manufactured by Multichannel Systems. Automated system for injecting cDNA/mRNA into oocytes, subsequent TEVC recording, and perfusion paradigms. Twenty-four (24) h operation without supervision. About 1000 oocyte injections per day, screening of 500 oocytes per day. Throughput of 20.000 compounds per year with one setup. Complete Oocyte Screening System, version with 16 valve perfusion prot including main device, microscope, including PC and accessories; 16-channel valve system with Teflon-coated tubes, 19 quote mark TFT monitor, automation and control software. Roboocyte Hardware: robotic platform 40x40 cm, mounting support for 96-well plates, 2 independent z-drives for injection, TEVC and in-between wash. The required item of supply is critical for the rapid and high throughput discovery of chemical compounds that at as ligands to g-protein coupled receptors. The instrument offers automated and rapid electrophysiological screening with 24 hour operation without supervision and may screen in excess of 1000 chemical compounds per day. The instrumentation will aid in the discovery of attractants and deterrents for novel management tools for threatened and endangered species or invasive/nuisance species on DOD lands. Market research has indicated Ecocyte Bioscience US LLC as the only source capable of providing this refurbished instrument. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 334516 which has a size standard of 500 employees. This Notice of Intent is not a request for competitive quotations; however interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this requirement. Any interested party that believes they can fulfill this requirement should submit a capability statement to be reviewed. All submissions will be considered, however there is no guarantee that submissions in response to this notice will in any way alter the Government's acquisition strategy. Please provide responses to this notice no later than 18 July 2014, at 12:00PM, Central Time (CST), to: Telephone responses will not be accepted. Responses to this notice will not be considered as a response to any solicitation, a request to be added to a prospective offerors list, or to receive a copy of any solicitation. A determination by the Government not to compete the contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Place of Delivery: Champaign, IL 61822 Contracting Office Address: USACE CERL, Champaign, P O Box 9005, Champaign, IL 61826-9005 Point of contact: Diane Biggs, 217-373-4488


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