THIS IS FOR MARKET RESEARCH PURPOSES ONLY, NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL OR SOLICITATION
Agricultural Research Services (ARS) is conducting market research to support the lab in Sturgeon Bay, WI with a requirement for laboratory services. The ARS is seeking business sources, including small businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, HUBZone small businesses, 8(a) certified companies, and other than small businesses. The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541990 (All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services). Small Business Size Standard is $16.5 M. The following information is provided to assist the ARS in conducting Market Research to identify potential contractors for this effort:
The Government is seeking capability statements from businesses capable of meeting the following equipment requirements:
Genetic marker data and analysis. The contractor will use a set standard SNP-generation protocol to extract DNA and return SNP genetic marker data and analysis for 35,000 mapped loci for 400 samples of freeze-dried potato leaf tissue. The vendor extracts DNA from the provided freeze dried leaf sample, generates sequence reads and analysis that genotypes each sample at 35,000 loci mapped on the cultivated potato genome, and provide us with the data files that can be used to assess the genetic relationships of the plants/samples within and among populations.
Respondents shall furnish sufficient technical information necessary for the Government to conclusively determine that they are capable of meeting the technical requirements identified above. Firms who believe they can meet the requirements are encouraged to respond electronically with no less than the following information:
• Business name, DUNS number, business address, business website, business size status (i.e., SB, VOSB, SDVOSB, HUBZone SB, SDB, WOSB, LB), point of contact name, mailing address (if different from business address), phone number, and email address;
• Sufficient descriptive literature that unequivocally demonstrates that offered services will meet or exceed above specifications;
• Descriptive material necessary for the government to determine whether the service offered meets the technical requirements;
• If a large business, provide if subcontracting opportunities exist for small business concerns;
• Though this is not a request for quote, informational pricing is encouraged.
The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information, not identified in the response.
Interested Parties must respond with capability statements by email to Kristen.firstname.lastname@example.org on or before September 13, 2021 at 3:00 PM CDT.
Notice of Intent:
Responses to this sources sought announcement will assist the Government in determining whether or not any future requirement similar to this one should be set aside for small business, made available to full and open competition, or procure through sole-source acquisition procedures.
Disclaimer and Important Notes:
This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization's qualifications to perform the work. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After a review of the responses received, a pre-solicitation synopsis and solicitation may be published in Beta.SAM.gov. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation.
No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s).