Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Notice

Combined Synopsis/Solicitation Notice

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This is a Combined Synopsis/Solicitation for three (3) Thermo Fisher EVOS M5000 Imaging Systems with accessories or equivalent system. Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. A firm-fixed price Purchase Oder is anticipated.

The solicitation number is 36C24421Q1221 and is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ).
The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2021-06 dated 7/12/2021.

This solicitation is set aside 100% for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business and the associated NAICS code 339113 has a small business size standard of 1,000 employees.
Schedule of Requirement/CLINS
ITEM NUMBER
DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES
QUANTITY
UNIT
UNIT PRICE
AMOUNT
0001

3.00
LT
__________________
__________________

EVOS M5000 Imaging System
LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: AMF5000

0002

3.00
EA
__________________
__________________

Digital Smartstart
LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: A40109

0003

3.00
EA
__________________
__________________

OBJ FL 10X LWDPH 0.30NA/7.13WD EACH
LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: AMEP4981

0004

3.00
EA
__________________
__________________

OBJ FL 20X LWDPH 0.45NA/6.12WD EACH
LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: AMEP4982

0005

3.00
EA
__________________
__________________

OBJ FL 40X LWDPH 0.65NA/1.79WD EACH
LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: AMEP4983

0006

3.00
EA
__________________
__________________

EVOS LIGHT CUBE, DAPI 2.0 ONE
LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: AMEP4950

0007

3.00
EA
__________________
__________________

EVOS LIGHT CUBE, GFP 2.0 ONE
LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: AMEP4951

0008

3.00
EA
__________________
__________________

EVOS LIGHT CUBE, TEXAS RED 2.9EVOS LIGHT CUBE, TEXAS RED 2.9
LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: AMEP4955

0009

3.00
EA
__________________
__________________

EVOS LIGHT CUBE, CY5 2.0 ONE
LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: AMEP4956

0010

2.00
EA
__________________
__________________

PLAN APO 2X, NAO.08, 6.2 MM
LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: AMEP4751

0011

1.00
EA
__________________
__________________

OBJ FL 4X LWDPH 0.13NA/10.58WD EACH
LOCAL STOCK NUMBER: 10 AMEP4980

0012

1.00
LT
__________________
__________________

shipping

GRAND TOTAL
__________________

Statement of Need and Salient Characteristics
STATEMENT OF NEED

VAPHS Research is in need of digital inverted benchtop microscopes for four-color
fluorescence, transmitted light, and/or color imaging. The systems shall incorporate
high-resolution cameras, bright and digitally controlled LED light sources, and intuitive
software.
VAPHS seeks to acquire a quantity of three (3) Thermo Fisher EVOS M5000 Imaging Systems with accessories or equivalent systems.

SPECIFICATIONS

Optics
Description Infinity-corrected optical system; MRS threaded objectives with 45 mm parfocal distance
Imaging Mode Fluorescence, brightfield, color brightfield, phase contrast
Imaging Methods Single color, multicolor, time lapse, Z-stacking, movie capture
Illumination Adjustable-intensity LED light cubes with integrated hard-coated filter set and >50,000-hour life
Light cube capacity 5-position chamber for 4 fluorescence cubes + brightfield
Objective capacity 5 position automated torrent
Objectives Wide selection of high-quality long working distance (LWD) and coverslip- corrected objectives
Condenser 60-mm LWD condenser; 4-position turret with a clear aperture and 3 phase annuli
Focus mechanism Automated focus with sub-micron (0.150 µm) resolution (single-step accuracy)
LCD Display 18.5 in. high-resolution articulated LCD monitor, 1920 x 1080
Monochrome camera High-sensitivity 3.2 MP (2048 x 1536) CMOS sensor with 3.45 µm pixel resolution
Captured images 16-bit RAW monochrome: TIFF, PNG (12-bit dynamic range)
8-bit color: TIFF, PNG, JPG
Movies and time-lapse: AVI, WMV

Physical Characteristics
Power Supply 24VAC Adapter
Dimensions 45.7 x 58.4 x 45.7 cm
Weight 16.4 kg
X/Y Scanning Stage Travel range 120 mm x 80 mm with sub-micro resolution
Drop-in inserts to receive vessel holders

System

Display 18.5 Articulated LCD
Computer Embedded PC with 4 GB RAM
Storage 10 GB SSD
16 GB USB 3.0 Memory Stick
Output Ports Power; 4 x USB 2.0; 1 x USB 3.0; 1 Display port; 1 RJ45
Networking Capability Connection through Windows/SMB Network via Ethernet cable connection
USB 3.0 Wi-Fi Dongle
Software
Software with capabilities to:
select colors and adjust brightness while viewing an image
adjust contrast, saturation, and color balance
choose between high resolution and quick capture
capture and save images
cell counting
confluence
Z-stacking
image tiling and stitching
time-lapse movies
RGB synthesis
autofocus.

Delivery:

Delivery shall be made to Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, 1010 Delafield Road., Attn; Warehouse, Aspinwall, PA 15215. It is anticipated that delivery will be within 45 days ARO and will be FOB Destination.

NOTE: BioMedical Engineering will need to perform a safety check and enter the equipment into the system for annual Preventive Maintenance (PM) checks.

The provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors — Commercial, applies to this acquisition and the following provision AND instructions are added as addenda:

52.252- 1 Solicitation Provision Incorporated by Reference (FEB 1998)
This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):
https://www.acquisition.gov/
https://www.va.gov/oal/library/vaar/index.asp

52.204-7 System for Award Management (OCT2018)
52.204-16 Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (AUG 2020)
52.229-11 Tax on Certain Foreign Procurements – Notice and Representation (JUN 2020)

52.204-24 Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (OCT 2020)
52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal (AUG 2002)
52.214-21 Descriptive Literature
52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications – Commercial Items (FEB 2021)

(End of provision)

Evaluation of this requirement will be based on PRICE and PAST PERFORMANCE.
Offerors are advised to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications — Commercial Items, with its offer if has not been completed on SAM.gov.
Addendum to FAR 52.212-4, Instructions to Offerors Commercial, applies to this acquisition and the following provision AND instructions are added as addenda:

52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)
This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):
https://acquisition.gov/far

52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (OCT 2018)
52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (AUG 2020)
52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (DEC 2013)

(End of Clause)
CLAUSES:
852.21-70 Provisions and Clauses Applicable to VA Acquisition of Commercial
Supplies
852.203-70 Commercial Advertising (MAY 2018)
852.211-70 Equipment Operation and Maintenance Manuals (NOV 2018)
852.219-10 VA Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small
Business Set Aside (JUL 2019)
852.232-72 Electronic Submission of Payment Requests (NOV 2018)
852.246-71 Rejected Goods (OCT 2018)
852.212-71 Gray Market Items (APR 2020)
852.212-72 Gray Market and Counterfeit Items (MAR 2020)
852.219-74 Limitations on Subcontracting Monitoring and Compliance (JUL 2018)
852.242-71 Administrative Contracting Officer (OCT 2020)
(xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement
Statutes or Executive Orders — Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition
and the following additional FAR clauses cited in the clause are applicable to the
acquisition:

52.204-10 Reporting Executive Compensation & First-Tier Subcontract Awards
(JUN 2020)
52.209-6 Protecting the Government s Interest When Subcontracting with
Contractors Debarred, Suspended, or Proposed for Debarment (JUN 2020)

52.219-28 Post Award Small Business Program Representation (NOV 2020)
52.222-19DEV Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Jan 2020)
52.222-21 Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (APR 2015)
52.222-26 Equal Opportunity (SEP 2016)
52.222-35 Equal Opportunity for Veterans (JUN 2020)
52.222-36 Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities (JUN 2020)
52.222-37 Employment Report on Veterans (JUN 2020)
52.222-50 Combating Trafficking in Persons (OCT 2020)
52.223-18 Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging While Driving
(JUN 2020)
52.225-1 Buy American Supplies (JAN 2021)
52.225-3 Buy American–Free Trade Agreements–Israeli Trade Act (JAN 2021)
52.225-13 Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (FEB 2021)
52.229-12 Tax on Certain foreign Procurements (FEB 2021)
52.232-34 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer–Other than System for Award
Management (JUL 2013)
(xiii) Additional conditions:
All responses must include verification that each specification outlined in Section (v) is met and provide authorized distributor documentation of products offered.

All interested parties shall be registered, active and verified with the following sites to be considered for award.
SAM: http://www.sam.gov
VETBIZ: https://www.vip.vetbiz.gov/Public/Search/Default.aspx
This is an open-market combined synopsis/solicitation for equipment as defined herein.
The government intends to award a purchase order as a result of this combined synopsis/solicitation that will include the terms and conditions set forth herein. To facilitate the award process, all quotes must include a statement regarding the terms and conditions herein as follows:
“The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion, or addition.”
OR

“The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:”
Quoter shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s).

(xiv) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) ratings are NOT APPLICABLE.

(xv) Quotes must be emailed to Derrick.Maruski2@va.gov and received no later than 12:00 P.M. EST on Monday, September 20, 2021. Quote may be submitted on this document or the vendor s own form.
Please include Point of Contact name, phone number, and email with response. Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f). Only emailed quotes sent to Derrick.Maruski2@va.gov will be accepted.
(xvi) Point of Contact
Any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation should be submitted in writing to the Contracting Officer, via email to Derrick.Maruski2@va.gov.
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