21-000044 – Sources Sought – Sterile Gown and Eye Medical Equipments

Sep 23, 2020 | Sources Sought

THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE from the National Institute of Health (NIH) to determine the availability and capability of small businesses (including certified 8(a), Small Disadvantaged, and HUBZone firms; veteran and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, and women-owned small businesses. This notice is for planning purposes only, and does not constitute an Invitation for Bids, a Request for Proposals, Solicitation, Request for Quotes, or an indication the Government will contract for the items contained herein. This notice is not to be construed as a commitment on the part of the Government to award a contract, nor does the Government intend to pay for any information submitted as a result of this notice. The Government does not reimburse respondents for any cost associated with submission of the information being requested or reimburse expenses incurred to interested parties for responses to this sources sought. Any responses received will not be used as a proposal.

The NIH is seeking a qualified and experienced vendor to supply high-quality sterile gowning apparel and eye protection equipment to the below listed APFs in the SOW across the NIH Bethesda, MD campus. The vendor must be able to demonstrate significant presence and experience in the pharmaceutical or equivalent industry regulated under cGMP.


NIH Clinical Center, Building 10 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892

This is a small business set-aside and companies are encouraged to respond if they have the capability and capacity to provide the identified products and services with little or no disruption of services to the current users at the NIH’s Clinical Center (NIH/CC).

Interested small business potential Offerors are encouraged to respond to this notice. However, be advised that generic capability statements are not sufficient for effective evaluation of respondents’ capacity and capability to satisfy the specific work as requirements herein.  Pricing information is encouraged, but not required. Responses must directly demonstrate the company’s capability, experience, and/or ability to marshal resources to effectively and efficiently perform each of the tasks described above at a sufficient level of detail to allow definitive evaluation; and evidence that the contractor can satisfy the minimum requirements listed above while in compliance with FAR 52.219-14 (“Limitations on Subcontracting”). Failure to definitively address each of these factors will result in a finding that respondent lacks capability to perform the work.

Responses to this notice shall be limited to 20 pages, and must include:

1. Company name, mailing address, e-mail address, telephone and fax numbers, website address (if available), and the name, telephone number, and e-mail address of a point of contact having the authority and knowledge to clarify responses with Government representatives.

2. Name, title, telephone number, and e-mail addresses of individuals who can verify the demonstrated capabilities identified in the responses.

3. Business size for a NAICS 812332 code with size limitation standards of the employees and status, if qualified as an 8(a) firm (must be certified by the Small Business Administration (SBA), Small Disadvantaged Business (must be certified by SBA), Woman-Owned Small Business, HUBZone firm (must be certified by SBA), and/or Service-Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (must be listed in the VetBiz Vendor Information Pages).

4. DUNS number, CAGE Code, Tax Identification Number (TIN), and company structure (Corporation, LLC, partnership, joint venture, etc).  Companies also must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.sam.gov to be considered as potential sources.

5. Identification of the firm’s GSA Schedule contract(s) by Schedule number and contract number and SINs that are applicable to this potential requirement are also requested.

Please submit copies of any documentation, such as letters or certificates to indicate the firm’s status (see item #3 above).

Interested Offerors should submit their capability statement not exceeding twenty (20) pages in length, excluding standard brochures. SUBMISSIONS ARE DUE no later than 12pm., Eastern Time, October 2, 2020. The capabilities response shall be e-mailed to: Amadou.tounkara@nih.gov .

All information received in response to this notice that is marked Proprietary will be handled accordingly.  Information provided in response to this notice will be used to assess alternatives available for determining how to proceed in the acquisition process. This notice is part of Government Market Research, a continuous process for obtaining the latest information on the commercial status of the industry with respect to their current and near-term abilities.  The information provided herein is subject to change and in no way binds the Government to solicit for or award a competitive contract.

The NIH/CC will use the information submitted in response to this notice at its discretion and will not provide comments to any submission; however, the content of any responses to this notice may be reflected in subsequent solicitation. NIH/CC/OPC reserves the right to contact any respondent to this notice for the sole purpose of enhancing NIH/CC/OPC ‘s understanding of the notice submission.

This announcement is a Government market research, and may result in revisions in both its requirements and its acquisition strategy based on industry responses.

It is emphasized that this is a notice for planning and information purposes only and is not be construed as a commitment by the government to enter into a contractual agreement, nor will the government pay for information solicited.

Responses to this Sources Sought Notice shall be submitted before the closing date and time to the attention of the Contract Specialist listed below.

Primary Point of Contact.:

Amadou Tounkara

Contract Specialist


Contracting Office Address:

6707 Democracy Blvd, Suite 106, MSC 5480
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5480

Place of Contract Performance:

NIH Clinical Center, Building 10

10 Center Drive
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
United States

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