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Combine Solicitation - Maintenance Service Agreement for FEI Tecnai and Gatan 894 Ultrascan Transmission Electron Microscopes

August 22, 2014



Notice Type: Combine Solicitation

Posted Date: 21-AUG-14

Office Address: Department of Health and Human Services; National Institutes of Health; National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Rockledge Dr. Bethesda, MD; Office of Acquisitions6701 Rockledge Dr RKL2/6100 MSC 7902 Bethesda MD 20892-7902

Subject: Maintenance Service Agreement for FEI Tecnai and Gatan 894 Ultrascan Transmission Electron Microscopes

Classification Code: J - Maintenance, repair & rebuilding of equipment

Solicitation Number: HHS-NIH-NHLBI-CSB-EB-2014-231-CDB

Contact: Chris Bocus, Phone 3014027888, Email chris.bocus@nih.gov

Setaside: N/AN/A

Place of Performance (address): Bethesda, MD

Place of Performance (zipcode): 20892

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of Health and Human Services

National Institutes of Health

National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Rockledge Dr. Bethesda, MD

(i) 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) The solicitation number is HHS-NIH-NHLBI-CSB-EB-2014-231-CDB and the solicitation is issued as a request for proposal (RFP). Offerors shall submit their proposals no later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time(EST) on September 1, 2014.

(iii) The solicitation document, the incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-76, July 25, 2014.

(iv) This combined synopsis/solicitation is associated with the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 811219 - Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance with a size standard of $20.5M. The acquisition is being conducted in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12 and FAR Part 13.

PURPOSE:

To provide a maintenance services to the FEI Tecnai TF30 and Gatan 894 Ultrascan Transmission Electron Microscopes located in the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering laboratories.

(v) Background: The National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) aims to improve health by leading the development and accelerating the application of biomedical technologies. NIBIB supports research and development of new biomedical imaging and bioengineering techniques and devices to fundamentally improve the detection, treatment, and prevention of disease; enhancing existing imaging and bioengineering modalities; supporting related research in the physical and mathematical sciences; encouraging research and development in multidisciplinary areas; supporting studies to assess the effectiveness and outcomes of new biologics, materials, processes, devices, and procedures; developing technologies for early disease detection and assessment of health status; and developing advanced imaging and engineering techniques for conducting biomedical research at multiple scales.

Maintenance service contracts on scientific equipment are essential to provide sufficient reliability to perform experiments and to enable the scientific applications to be completed properly.

CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS

I. The contractor shall provide maintenance services for one (1) FEI Tecnai TF30 and one (1) Gatan 894 Ultrascan Transmission Electron Microscope.

(vi) The period of performance is as follows:

Base Year: September 27, 2014 - September 26, 2015 Option Year 1: September 27, 2015 - September 26, 2016 Option Year 2: September 27, 2016 - September 26, 2017 Option Year 3: September 27, 2017 - September 26, 2018

(vii) The provision FAR clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and is hereby incorporated by reference.

(viii) The provision at FAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and is hereby incorporated by reference. An award will be made to the lowest cost technically acceptable. Multiple awards will not be made. Evaluation and award procedures in FAR 13.106 apply.

(ix) In accordance with FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items, Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/.

(x) FAR clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.

(xi) FAR clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.

(xii) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) and assigned rating does not apply to this acquisition.

Offerors shall submit their proposals no later than 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on September 1, 2014.

The proposal must reference the RFP Number: HHS-NIH-NHLBI-CSB-(EB)-2014-231-CDB. All responsible offerors may submit a proposal, which if timely received, shall be considered by the agency.

Proposals can be emailed to the Contract Specialist, Chris Bocus at chris.bocus@nih.gov; Quotations shall not be deemed received by the Government until the quotation is entered into the e-mail address inbox set forth above. Faxed proposals will NOT be accepted.

Offerors' proposals shall not be deemed received by the Government until the proposal is entered into the e-mail address inbox set forth above.

All quotes shall contain the following: 1. Name of Contracting Organization; 2. Contract Number (for subcontracts, provide the prime contract number and the subcontract number); 3. Contract Type; 4. Total Contract Value and Discounts; 5. Description of Requirement; 6. Contracting Officer's Name and Telephone Number; 7. North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code; and 8. DUNS Number.

Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at https://www.sam.gov/portal/public/SAM/.

Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/HHS/NIH/NHLBI/HHS-NIH-NHLBI-CSB-EB-2014-231-CDB/listing.html


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