N00173-20-RFI-LN12 – Sources Sought – Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Confocal Microscope (FLIM)

Aug 19, 2020 | Sources Sought

NOTE: THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION OR AN INDICATION THAT A CONTRACTUAL COMMITMENT WILL EXIST AS A RESULT OF THIS RFI. This Sources Sought Notice (SSN) is in support of market research and procurement planning being conducted by the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Washington, DC. This SSN is for informational and planning purposes only and does not guarantee that this will be competed via FedBizOpps. The Government assumes NO financial responsibility for any costs incurred. A solicitation package is not available at this time.

Contracting Office Address: NRL, 4555 Overlook Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20375

OBJECTIVE: The intent of this RFI is to gauge industry interest and search for potential sources capable of fulfilling a requirement for a Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Confocal Microscope (FLIM). The draft minimum technical requirements for the effort are in the attached draft specifications. The Government is currently in the planning stages for this procurement and may continue to modify the language within the requirement as necessary. These specifications do not necessarily represent the final specifications.

CONTRACTOR RESPONSE FORMAT: Interested parties, at a minimum, shall supply all of the below required information in a Capability Statement.


  1. Company Name and Address
  2.  Point of Contact for questions/clarification
  3.  Telephone Number and e-mail address
  4.  DUNS Number, CAGE Code
  5.  PSC Code of the proposed solution (SEE https://psctool.us)
  6.  Business Size/Socioeconomic Categories


a) List of capabilities/resources relevant to the attached specification list.


a) Whether item(s) offered/proposed is a commercial item and is customarily used by the general public or non-government entities for the other than Government purposes.

b) Whether the item has been sold, leased, or licensed to the general public, and if so, identify one or more such sales, leases, or licenses to document the commerciality of the item.

a) Provide a description of how the proposed product will meet or exceed the each of the specifications as it is anticipated that ultimate evaluation will be best values and a go/no go basis.
b) Provide a product brochure and highlight the areas that meet or exceed specifications.


Responses should be no more than 10 pages.

PLACE OF PERFORMANCE: NRL-DC and Contractor Facility

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