0011614065 – Sources Sought – Centrifuges

Mar 17, 2021 | Sources Sought

SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS

THIS IS A Sources Sought Notice ONLY.  The U.S. Government desires to procure the Centrifuges on a small business set-aside basis, provided 2 or more qualified small businesses respond to this sources sought synopsis with information sufficient to support a set-aside.  Your responses to the information requested will assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method, including whether a set-aside is possible.  We encourage all small business concerns, in all socioeconomic categories (including, 8(a) Business Development Program, Small Disadvantage Business, Historically Underutilized Business Zone, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned, Women-Owned Small Business concerns), to identify their capabilities in meeting the requirement at a fair market price.

This notice is issued solely for information and planning purposes – it does not constitute a Request for Quote (RFQ)/Invitation for Bid (IFB)/Request for Proposal (RFP) or a promise to issue an RFQ, IFB or RFP in the future.  This notice does not commit the U.S. Government to contract for any supply or service.  Further, the U.S. Government is not seeking quotes, bids or proposals at this time and will not accept unsolicited proposals in response to this sources sought notice.  The U.S. Government will not pay for any information or administrative costs incurred in response to this notice. Submittals will not be returned to the responder.  Not responding to this notice does not preclude participation in any future RFQ or IFB or RFP, if any is issued.  If a solicitation is released, it will be synopsized on the Government wide Point of Entry.  It is the responsibility of potential offerors to monitor the Government wide Point of Entry for additional information pertaining to this requirement.  The anticipated NAICS code(s) is 334516 – Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing, Size Standard: 1,000EM.

A continuing need is anticipated for the Centrifuges which is currently being fulfilled through current contract number W91249-19-F-0078 and is 100% total Small Business Set-aside.

    Salient Characteristics:

  • Thermomixer C ENA           USACIL CODIS        Eppendorf, base device without thermoblock, Mfc # 5382000023   quantity 2
  • SmartBlock 2.0ml     USACIL CODIS        Eppendorf, thermoblock for 24 reaction vessels 2.0ml, including transfer rack 1.5/2.0ml.  Mfc# 5362000035    quantity 2
  • Thermomixer C ENA           USACIL DNA            Eppendorf, base device without thermoblock, Mfc # 5382000023   quantity 29
  • SmartBlock 2.0ml     USACIL DNA            Eppendorf, thermoblock for 24 reaction vessels 2.0ml, including transfer rack 1.5/2.0ml.  Mfc# 5362000035    quantity 29
  • Centrifuge  5425      USACIL DNA            Eppendorf, Model 5425 keypad control with Rotor FA 24×2 including aerosol tight Quicklock lid.  Mfc #5405000042      quantity 2
  • Vacuum Concentrator         FXD DNA      Eppendorf, Vacufudge Concentrator completed system 110v, for use with 1.5 to 2.0ml tubes. Mfc #022820109  quantity     2
  • Rotor A-2 MTP          FXD DNA      Eppendorf, incl. wind shield and rotor lid, with 2 buckets. Mfc #022654403      quantity 3
  • Thermomixer C ENA           FXD DNA      Eppendorf, base device without thermoblock, Mfc # 5382000023  quantity 6
  • SmartBlock PCR96 FXD DNA      Eppendorf, thermoblock for PCR plates 96, including lid.  MFc# 530600006     quantity 6
  • ThermoTop    FXD DNA      Eppendorf, with condens.,  temperature control and mixing 44518, accessories 44520. Mfc #5308000003   quantity 6
  • SmartBlock 2.0ml     FXD DNA      Eppendorf, thermoblock for 24 reaction vessels 2.0ml, including transfer rack 1.5/2.0ml.  Mfc# 5362000035    quantity 6
  • Centrifuge 5430       FXD DNA     Eppendorf, Model 5430 keypad, non-refrigerated, with Roto FA-45-48-11 incl. rotor lid.  Mfc# 02262053          quantity 3
  • Centrifuge  5425 Eppendorf USACIL CODIS Model 5425 keypad control with Rotor FA 24×2 including aerosol tight Quicklock lid.  Mfc #5405000042 quantity 4

In response to this sources sought, please provide:

1.  Name of the firm, point of contact, phone number, email address, DUNS number, CAGE code, a statement regarding small business status (including small business type(s)/certifications(s) such as SDB, 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, WOSB, etc.) and the corresponding NAICS code.  If the company has a GSA Schedule provide the schedule number.

2.  Identify whether your firm is interested in competing for this requirement as a prime contractor or not.  Identify subcontracting, joint ventures or teaming arrangement that will be pursued, if any.

3.  Identify what percentage of work will be performed by the small business prime contractor and all similarly situated entity subcontractors.  Note: In accordance with FAR 52.219-14 Limitations on Subcontracting (DEVIATION 2020-O0008) “Similarly situated entity” means a first-tier subcontractor, including an independent contractor, that has the same small business program status as that which qualified the prime contractor for the award and that is considered small for the NAICS code the prime contractor assigned to the subcontract the subcontractor will perform.  An example of a similarly situated entity is a first-tier subcontractor that is a HUBZone small business concern for a HUBZone set-aside. 

4. Identify type(s)/certifications(s) such as SDB, 8(a), HUBZone, SDVOSB, WOSB, etc.) of the proposed subcontractors.

5.  Information in sufficient detail regarding equipment (indicate whether it's exact or similar) on similar requirements (include description, part number, complexity, compatibility, timeframe, government or commercial), pertinent certifications required to operated, etc., that will facilitate making a capability determination. 

6.  Identify how the Army can best structure these contract requirements to facilitate competition by and among small business concerns.

7.  Recommendations to improve the approach/specifications/draft PWS/PRS to acquiring the identified items/services.

8.  Identify any condition or action that may be having the effect of unnecessarily restricting competition with respect to this acquisition.  Please contact the MICC Contracting Specialist, Archina Twitty, at archina.t.twitty.civ@mail.mil, if you believe that this action is unreasonably restricting competition.  Include the subject of the acquisition, this announcement, and the MICC POC information from the Beta Sam notice.  Provide the specific aspects that unreasonably restrict competition and the rationale for such conclusion.

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