This is a Small Business Sources Sought notice. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The purpose of this notice is to obtain information regarding: (1) the availability and capability of qualified small business sources; (2) whether they are small businesses; HUBZone small businesses; service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses; 8(a) small businesses; veteran-owned small businesses; woman-owned small businesses; or small disadvantaged businesses; and (3) their size classification relative to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the proposed acquisition. Your responses to the information requested will assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method, including whether a set-aside is possible. An organization that is not considered a small business under the applicable NAICS code should not submit a response to this notice.

This notice is issued to help determine the availability of qualified companies technically capable of meeting the Government requirement and to determine the method of acquisition. It is not construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract. Responses will not be considered as proposals or quotes. No award will be made as a result of this notice. The Government will NOT be responsible for any costs incurred by the respondents to this notice. This notice is strictly for research and information purposes only.

Background:
The mission of the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Intramural Research Program (IRP) is to conduct state-of-the-art research on basic mechanisms that underlie drug abuse and addiction and to develop new methods for the treatment of drug abuse and addiction. Research is supported at the molecular, genetic, cellular, animal, and clinical levels and is conceptually integrated, highly innovative, and focused on major problems in the field. The long-term goal of the research is to better understand the biological and behavioral factors contributing to initiation, maintenance, and elimination of drug abuse and addiction (and associated diseases), and to translate this knowledge into improved strategies for preventing, treating, and reducing the negative consequences for the individual and for society caused by drug abuse and addiction.

Requirement:
Components of a two-photon microscope.

Salient characteristics:
• 30 mm Cage Cube-Mounted Polarizing Beam splitter Cube, 620-1000 nm, 8-32 Tap – Qty 1
• Rotation Mount for Ø1/2" (Ø12.7 mm) Optics, External SM1 Threads – Qty 1
• Ø1/2" Zero-Order Half-Wave Plate, SM05-Threaded Mount, 915 nm – Qty 1
• 30 mm Cage Cube-Mounted Polarizing Beamsplitter Cube, 620-1000 nm, 8-32 Tap – Qty 1
• Rotation Mount for Ø1/2" (Ø12.7 mm) Optics, External SM1 Threads – Qty 1
• Ø1/2" Zero-Order Half-Wave Plate, SM05-Threaded Mount, 915 nm – Qty 1
• High-Speed Optical Modulator, >250:1 Contrast, 8-32 Taps – Qty 4
• Optical Beam Shutter with 10' Long Cable, Ø1/2" Aperture, 8-32 Taps – Qty 4
• K-Cube Solenoid Controller – Qty 4
• USB Controller Hub and Power Supply for Six K-Cubes or T-Cubes – Qty 1
• Spatial Light Modulator, 1920 x 1200, 650 – 1100 nm, Universal 8-32 / M4 Taps – Qty 1
• Cage Plate Stops for ER Rods, 4 Pack – Qty 1
• 30 mm Cage Mounting Bracket – Qty 10
• 30 mm Cage Cube-Mounted E03 Dielectric Turning Mirror, 750-1100 nm, 8-32 Tap – Qty 2
• 30 mm Cage Cube with Dichroic Filter Mount – Qty 2
• Cage Rotation Mount for Ø1" Optics, Double Bored with Setscrew, 8-32 Tap – Qty 3
• Cage Cube Connector for Compact 30 mm Cage Cubes – Qty 2
• Right-Angle Kinematic Mirror Mount with Smooth Cage Rod Bores, 60 mm Cage System and SM2 Compatible, 8-32 and 1/4"-20 Mounting Holes – Qty 5
• Cage Plate Mounting Base for 60 mm Cage Plates, Imperial – Qty 2
• Piezo Objective Scanner and Paired Controller – Qty 2
• Microscope Adapter for Piezo Objective Scanner, External SM1 Threads – Qty 2
• Objective Adapter for Piezo Objective Scanner, Internal RMS Threads – Qty 2
• Objective Adapter for Piezo Objective Scanner, Internal M25 x 0.75 Threads – Qty 2
• Objective Adapter for Piezo Objective Scanner, Internal M32 x 0.75 Threads – Qty 2
• 20X Thorlabs Water Dipping Excitation Objective, 0.60 NA, 5.5 mm WD – Qty 1
• Si Sensor Power Meter with Bluetooth and USB Operation, 400 – 1100 nm, 10 nW – 200 mW – Qty 1
• Laser Glasses, 190-400nm, 808-1090nm – Qty 1
• PMT Transimpedance Amplifier – Qty 4
• 35 mm x 52 mm Protected Silver Mirror – Qty 2
• C-Mount-Threaded 30 mm Cage Plate, 0.35" Thick, 8-32 Tap – Qty 2
• CS- to C-Mount Extension Adapter, 1.00"-32 Threaded, 5 mm Spacer – Qty 2
• Kinematic Mirror Mount for Ø1" Optics – Qty 30
• SM1 Ring-Actuated Iris Diaphragm (Ø0.8 – Ø12 mm) – Qty 10
• Post-Mountable Standard Iris, Ø15.0 mm Max Aperture, 8-32 Threaded Stud, Pack of 5 – Qty 2
• Laser Glasses, Amber Lenses, 25% Visible Light Transmission – Qty 1
• Collimated Laser Diode Module, 635 nm, 1.2 mW, Round Beam – Qty 2
• 30mm 4-Port Prism/Mirror Cage Mount, 8-32 Tap – Qty 4
• 30mm Cage Mounted Variable BS/Attenuator, 1064nm, 8-32 Tap – Qty 1
• Ø1.25" Studded Pedestal Base Adapter, 1/4"-20 Thread, 5-Pack – Qty 10

Please see the enclosed Sources Sought Notice for further information and details.