THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT ANNOUNCEMENT ONLY. This notice does not constitute a commitment by the Government. All information submitted in response to this announcement is voluntary, and the Government will not pay for information requested nor will it compensate any respondent for any cost incurred in developing information provided to the Government.
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is searching for firms who can provide segregation, classification, packaging, transportation, removal, treatment and disposal of hazardous waste from the USDA/ARS/Pasture Systems and Watershed Management Research Unit (PSWMRU) located at Building 3702 Curtin Road, University Park, PA 16802. Hazardous wastes will include discarded laboratory solutions and miscellaneous chemical wastes generated by the unit. These materials are being removed as part of an annual chemical waste disposal process.
In order to determine the volume and types of wastes being offered for disposal, bidders are encouraged to review the Excel file that is attached to this solicitation, containing these inventory lists. Questions regarding these materials can be emailed to email@example.com.
As part of its market research, USDA ARS is issuing this Sources Sought to determine if there exist an adequate number of qualified interested contractors capable of providing the requirement. The Government may use the responses to this Sources Sought for information and planning purposes.
This Sources Sought is only for the purpose of identifying potential sources as part of USDA ARS market research. No Request For Quote (RFQ) exists; therefore, do not request a copy of the RFQ.
Responses to this Sources Sought are not quotes on which USDA ARS can issue any contract. This Sources Sought is issued for information and planning purposes only and does not itself constitute a RFQ. The Government does not intend to award a contract or BPAs based only on responses to this Sources Sought.
All information received in response to this Sources Sought marked “Proprietary” will be protected and handled accordingly. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary or competition sensitive information contained in their response.
Responses to the Sources Sought will not be returned. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this Sources Sought. USDA ARS will not pay for information received in response to this Sources Sought.
Do not submit pricing information in response to this Sources Sought.
Please send responses with the subject heading [1008505 NPGRRL] to Althea Paul email address: [firstname.lastname@example.org] by [8/18/2020 and 9:00 a.m.].