SS-75N98020Q00032 – Sources Sought – Serology and PCR Assay Testing Services

Aug 1, 2020 | Sources Sought

Serology and PCR Assay Testing Services

Sources Sought Notice

Sources Sought Number # 75N98020Q00032

Contracting Office Address

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, Office of Acquisitions, OLAO, OA, 6011 Executive Blvd., Room 539-C, Rockville, MD, 20852.


This is a notice issued on behalf of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Research Services (ORS), The Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR) by the Office of Logistics and Acquisition Operations (OLAO), Office of Acquisitions, NIH, DHHS, UNITED STATES.  This is a Small Business Sources Sought notice.  This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations.  The purpose of this Sources Sought is to seek the availability and capability of small business concerns, including 8(a) small business and/or small qualified small business concerns [including Small Disadvantaged Businesses (SDB), Woman-owned Small Businesses (WOSB), Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) Small Businesses, Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) and Service-Disabled Veteran-owned Small Businesses (SDVOSB] that are interested in and capable of performing the work described in the statement of work.  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 NAICS code 541940 with a size standard of $8.0 million should not submit a response to this notice.


The National Institutes of Health, Office of Acquisitions, OLAO, OA is seeking 8(a) small businesses with the ability to provide the services of a commercial laboratory for the serological analysis, PCR and related assays of rodent sera and tissues used to monitor the health of NIH animal colonies.

Project Requirements

  1. See attached Statement of Work, SOW.

Capability Statement

Small business concerns that believe they possess the capabilities necessary to undertake this work should submit complete documentation of their capabilities to the Contracting Officer.  The capabilities statement must specifically address each project requirement separately.  Additionally, the capability statement should include 1)Name and address of the vendor, 2) Size and type of business, 3) Point of contract with the name, title, phone, fax, and email, 4) DUNS number, 5) the professional qualifications of experts, and technical personnel as it relates to the above outlined requirements, 6) a description of general and specific facilities and equipment available, including computer equipment and software, 7) an outline of previous projects that are similar to the project requirements (at least three) in which the organization and proposed personnel have participated to include contract/order number, short description, dollar value, name, and the phone number/email address of the Contracting Officer/Buyer and Customer. , and 8) any other information considered relevant to this program. The capability statement must not exceed 5 pages.  Interested small business organizations are required to identify their size standards in accordance with the Small Business Administration.  The government requests that no proprietary or confidential business data be submitted in a response to this notice.  However, responses that indicate the information therein is proprietary will be properly safeguarded for Government use only.  Capability statements must include the name and telephone numbers of a point of contact having authority and knowledge to discuss responses with Government representatives.  Capability statements in response to this market survey that do not provide sufficient information for evaluation will be considered non-responsive. When submitting this information, please reference the solicitation notice number. 

Point of Contact:

Terita Stevenson, Contracting Officer, OLAO, Station Support Blue Team, Phone (301) 402-3727.

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institutes of Health, Office of Acquisition, Office of Logistics and Acquisition Operations, OLAO, 6011 Executive Blvd., Rm 539-C, Rockville, MD 20892, UNITED STATES

Submission Instructions:

Interested parties shall submit capability statements via email to Terita Stevenson @    Due Friday,  August 14, 2020 @ 2:00 pm EST.

All responses must be received by the specified due date and time in order to be considered.

This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in the response.  No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response.  The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate.  Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization’s qualifications to perform the work.  Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted.  After review of the responses received, pre-solicitation and solicitation notices may be published in Federal Business Opportunities.  However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation.  All questions and/or comments must be in writing and emailed to, Terita Stevenson, Contracting Officer by Friday, August 7, 2020 @ 2:00 pm EST.  Comments and questions will NOT be answered but will assist in creating a solicitation for this requirement.

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