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, Crop Science Research Laboratory, Mississippi State, MS research location.
Seeking contractor to provide:
Whole genome sequencing (WGS) of eighty-eight (90) cotton lines.
- Two of the lines should be sequenced to 20X genome coverage ((~60Gb) with remaining 88 lines sequenced to 5X genome coverage (~15Gb).
- Services to include preparation of sequencing library for each line.
- Sequencing to be performed using the Novaseq 6000 platform using 150bp paired end reads.
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 Monday, October 26, 2020 no later than 3:00 pm CDT. Hard copies of the responses are not required and will not be accepted.