Aug 29, 2020 | Sources Sought

Request for Information (RFI): Multiparameter Water Quality Meter

The US Geological Survey (USGS) needs to assess industry interest and capabilities for the providing of a Multiparameter Water Quality Meter.

In accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 52.215-3, Request for Information for Solicitation and Planning Purposes (October 1997) and 10.002(b)2)(i) and (iii), this notice is issued solely for information, planning and market research purposes. This Request for Information (RFI) does not constitute a Solicitation or an indication the Government will contract for the products or services contained in this notice. This notice is not to be construed as an acquisition Request for Proposal (RFP) or Request for Quotation (RFQ), nor is any commitment on the part of the Government to award a contract implied, nor does the Government intend to pay for any cost associated with submission of the information being requested or reimburse expenses incurred to interested parties for responses to this notice. Any response received will not be used as a proposal. Please ensure that any sensitive or protected information is marked as such and the government will ensure this information is not released externally.

The intent of this RFI is to obtain capability statements from interested parties that can provide a Multiparameter Water Quality Meter. The USGS is searching for small business concerns, i.e., 8(a) businesses, HUBZone businesses, small disadvantaged businesses, woman-owned small businesses, veteran-owned small businesses or service-disable veteran owned small businesses capable of providing the described products or services. Large businesses are also encouraged to respond to this RFI.

The resultant contract, if there is such, is anticipated to be firm fixed price. The procurement is anticipated to occur in FY20.


Rechargeable lithium ion battery (preinstalled). Including cable for charging with universal AC charger.
Cable for connection to a USB memory stick.
Universal digital 4 port cable assembly with depth sensor (0-100m)
1lb weight and cable management kit
Optical dissolved Oxygen sensor
Conductivity and temperature sensor
pH sensor
Buffer recognition
Data management for over >100,000 data sets
Operating temperature of 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)
Parameters measured Dissolved Oxygen (0-500%), Dissolved Oxygen (0-50mg/L), Temperature (23-158F), Turbidity (0-4000FNU), Conductivity (0-200mS/cm), Specific Conductance (0-200 mS/cm), Resistivity (0-2 Mohms), Salinity (0-70 ppt), Water Density 0.0 -50.0 sigma), pH (0-14), ORP (-1999-+1999 mV), Ammonium (0-200mg/L), Nitrate (0-200mg/L), Chloride (0-18000mg/L), Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) (0 to 100 g/L), Total Suspended Solids (TSS) 0-30000 mg/L), Depth, Barometer (375-825 mmHg)

ACTION: Interested vendors who believe they have the capability to provide the required product/services as defined are invited to submit a Capability Statement, not to exceed 5 pages including attachments, exhibits, etc. Response should include the following information:

1. Company name, address, point of contact, email address, and business type (i.e. 8(a), HUBZone, veteran-owned small business, etc.).

2. GSA Schedule Contract Number (if applicable)

3. Capabilities Statement.

4. Do not provide only general brochures or generic information.

USGS will not accept unsolicited proposals related to the subject of this notice.

Interested vendors must provide their response via email to the Contract Specialist, Nicole Demby, ndemby@usgs.gov with the subject line reading “Multiparameter Water Quality Meter”.

Responses are due via email to ndemby@usgs.gov by 2:00 PM ET, Wednesday, September 2, 2020. The response must be specific to the RFI requirements/qualifications listed above.

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