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, ADOL, Athens, Ga location.

Seeking contractor to provide the following:

  • 6 samples (chicken splenic-derived lymphocytes) to be processed.
  • Samples must be prepared by 4 hours after receipt.  And due to the need for the samples to be kept unfrozen and processed very quickly after recovery from the animal to preserve RNA integrity, the service core facility needs to be within 30 minutes driving distance of East Lansing, MI.
  • Each sample needs a minimum of 5,000 cells to be individually sorted and have a library prepared with unique barcodes.

Once the library has been prepared, each cell should be sequence with at least 40,000 28 bp x 90 bp sequencing paired end reads on an Illumina platform using a 100 cycle S1 kit.

Responses should include:

Organization name, address, contact phone number, and email address. 

Bussiness size, and DUNS number.

Responses to this Notice must be in writing. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.

Interested parties should email response to rafael.pabon@usda.gov on or before Friday, May 20, 2022 no later than 3:00pm ET.

Hard copies of the responses are not required and will not be accepted.