This is a Sources Sought Notice only. This Sources Sought Notice does not constitute an Invitation for Bids, Request for Proposals, or a Request for Quotations, and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue an order or otherwise pay for the information solicited, nor is it a guarantee of a forthcoming solicitation or contract. The purpose of this Sources Sought Notice is for market research purposes only. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation.
The USDA/Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is conducting market research to support the USDA/ARS/SEA, Soil Dynamics Research Unit, Auburn, AL location.
Seeking contractor to provide:
One (1) Bio-Rad PROTEAN i12 IEF system, Isoelectric focusing system, includes basic unit, electrode assemblies, focusing and rehydration/equilibration trays, forceps, electrode wicks, mineral oil, cleaning accessories, IPG strips and sample/rehydration buffer, USB flash drives, styluses plus shipping charges that are applicable.
Responses should include:
Organization Name, Address, Contact Phone Number, E-mail Address, and Web Site Address.
Business Size. (Small business versus Large business), other socio-economic categories such as Section 8(a), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUB-Zone), Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB), and Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB).
DUNS Number and CAGE code.
Tailored capability statements addressing the salient characteristics listed, with appropriate documentation supporting capability.
Responses to this Notice must be in writing. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted. Interested parties should e-mail responses to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Thursday, September 24, 2020 no later than 3:00 pm CDT. Hard copies of the responses are not required and will not be accepted.