W911QX21Q0014 – Sources Sought – Cryogen-Free MagnetoTransport Probe Station (CRX-VF)

Oct 30, 2020 | Sources Sought


A. Objective:

To find sources that are qualified to meet the supplies/services as listed in section 11B. Note that the specific requirements in section C are subject to change prior to the release of any solicitation.

B. Salient Characteristics

The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) requires one (1) Cryogenic MagnetoTransport Probe Station (CRX-VF):

  • Shall be a dry (cryogen-free) system (completely closed-cycle operation)
  • 2.5 Tesla (T) or greater magnetic field at base temperature
  • Continuously variable temperature (CVT) measurement probes
  • Load-lock assembly for rapid sample exchange (approximately one (1) hour)
  • Minimum of six (6) micromanipulated probe arms
  • Sample space greater than (>) two (2) centimeter (cm) squared (2cmx2cm)
  • Temperature ranges from ten (10) to four hundred (400) Kelvin (K)
  • Vibration at sample less than 1 (<1) micron (µm)
  • Electrical noise of less than ten nanovolts per root Hertz (<10 nV/√Hz)
  • Capable of back side voltage biasing
  • Complete Hall measurement package, including instrumentation and software
  • Properly grounded for mesoscopic measurement

C. Responses:


All interested parties should notify this office by e-mail within the posted date.  Responses shall include:

  1. To what extent each of the specifications can be met.
  2.  Include your type of business (i.e. commercial, academia), whether your organization is classified as a large or small business based on the 1,000 employee standard that accompanies NAICS code 334516. If a small business, you must also list any small disadvantaged status you hold [HUBZone, 8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Women Owned Small Business (WOSB), Economically Disadvantaged Women-Owned Small Business (EDWOSB), etc.].
  3. Past experience / performance through at least one (1) customer testimonial for greater than one (1) year of product use in length.
    (12) Responses to this sources sought are due no later than 5:00 pm eastern standard time seven (7) days after posting. Submissions should be emailed to Adrian Barber, adrian.t.barber.civ@mail.mil.   
    Questions concerning this sources sought may be directed to Adrian Barber at adrian.t.barber.civ@mail.mil or 301-394-1503.  Please be advised that .zip and .exe files cannot be accepted.
     (13) Place of Contract Performance: ARL at Adelphi Laboratory Center (ALC) in Adelphi, MD 20783
    (14) Estimated Delivery Timeframe: Fourteen (14) weeks

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