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66 -- Cell Observer System/Microscope

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Solicitation Notice
334516 — Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing
Contracting Office
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Acquisition Management Division, 100 Bureau Drive, Building 301, Room B129, Mail Stop 1640, Gaithersburg, MD, 20899-1640
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THIS IS A COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS PREPARED IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE FORMAT IN FAR SUBPART 12.6-STREAMLINED PROCEDURES FOR EVALUATION AND SOLICITATION FOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS SOLICITATION IS BEING ISSUED USING SIMPLIFIED ACQUISITION PROCEDURES UNDER THE AUTHORITY OF FAR SUBPART 13.5 TEST PROGRAM FOR CERTAIN COMMERCIAL ITEMS-AS SUPPLEMENTED WITH ADDITIONAL INFORMATION INCLUDED IN THIS NOTICE. THIS ANNOUNCEMENT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY SOLICITATION; QUOTATIONS ARE BEING REQUESTED, AND A WRITTEN SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED. This solicitation is a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-08. *** The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334516 with a small business size standard of 500 employees. However this requirement is unrestricted and all interested Contractors may submit a quote. *** ***The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a requirement for one (1) each, Cell Observer System to be used in the Analytical Chemistry Division at NIST in Gaithersburg, Maryland. *** 1. BACKGROUND This equipment is necessary for developing novel measurement capabilities for healthcare applications. This activity is in accordance with NIST and CSTL missions. 2. DESCRIPTION/PURPOSE OF ITEM/SERVICE TO BE ACQUIRED: This microscope shall enable Live Cell Imaging for continuous monitoring of cells and tissue samples cultured in vitro over the course of many days. Consequently, this microscope must provide the following: Microscopy: (I) Multiple imaging modes (Brightfield, Darkfield, Reflected Light, Autofocus, multiple channels of Fluorescence, Phase Contrast, DIC, PlasDIC) that are stable over continuous multiple-day experiments; (II) Multidimensional data acquisition(x and y, Z-Slice, Time Lapse, imaging modes, regions of interest); (III) Hardware compatibility with existing microscopes in the lab (manufactured by Zeiss); Tissue Culture (IV) A stable environment for sustaining cells and tissue culture (5 percent or 10 percent CO2, 100 percent humidity, 37 degrees C) on the microscope stage for prolonged periods of time; Software (VI) Complete computer control of microscope and associated hardware for automated sample maintenance and data acquisition including embedded metadata that records all experimental parameters; (V) Facile analysis, and deconvolution of multidimensional data; (VI) Compatibility with existing software formats (including metadata) that allows direct data comparison with other systems in the lab (*.zvi and *.lsm) data formats Installation and Support: (VII) Setup and training on the new system and regular assistance and support throughout the product life as needed without additional charges ***Delivery shall be FOB DESTINATION and be completed in accordance with the Contractor?s commercial schedule. *** ***The contractor shall pack and mark the shipment in conformance with carrier requirements, deliver the shipment in good order and condition to the point of delivery specified in the purchase order, be responsible for any loss of and/or damage to the goods occurring before receipt and acceptance of the shipment by the consignee at the delivery point specified in the purchase order; and pay all charges to the specified point of delivery. The contractor shall deliver all line items to NIST, Building 301, Shipping and Receiving, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-0001. *** ***Award will be made to the Offeror whose quote offers the lowest price, technically acceptable quote. *** ***The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition: Provisions: 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items; and 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items. ***Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://orca.bpn.gov in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items. If paragraph (j) of the provision is applicable, a written submission is required. *** Clauses: 52.204-7, Central Contractor Registration (Oct 2003); 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions?Commercial Items (Sep 2005); 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders?Commercial Items (Jan 2006) including subparagraphs: (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government, with Alternate I; (3) 52.219-4 Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUB-Zone Small Business concerns; (7) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns; (14) 52.222-3 Convict Labor; (15) 52.222-19 Child Labor ? Cooperation With Authorities And Remedies; (16) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; (17) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; (18) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans; (19) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; (20) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans; (21) 52.222-39, Notification of Employee Rights Concerning Payment of Union Dues or Fees (Dec 2004) (E.O. 13201); (24) (i) 52.225-3, Buy American Act?Free Trade Agreements?Israeli Trade Act (Jan 2004); (26) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; (27) 52.225-15, Sanctioned European Union Country End Products; and (31) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer ? Central Contractor Registration. ****All Parties shall submit the following: 1) Two (2) copies of a quotation which addresses all Line Items; 2) Technical description and/or product literature; 3) Description of commercial warranty; and 4) One (1) copy of the most recent published price list(s). ****All quotes should be sent to the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Acquisition Management Division, Attn: Jennifer Roderick, Building 301, Room B175, 100 Bureau Drive, Stop 1640, Gaithersburg, MD 20899-1640. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS Because of heightened security, FED-EX, UPS or similar delivery methods are the preferred method of delivery of proposals. If proposals are hand delivered, delivery must be made through Gate A, and a 48 hour (excluding weekends and holidays) prior notice must be made to the Contracts Office at 301-975-4959. Notice must include the company name, name of the individual making the delivery, and the country of citizenship of the individual. For non-US citizens, the following additional information will be required: title, employer/sponsor, and address. Please ensure that the individual making the delivery brings photo identification, or they will be denied access to the facility. NIST IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LATE DELIVERY DUE TO THE ADDED SECURITY MEASURES. In addition, Offerors who do not provide a 48-hour notification in order to coordinate entrance to the NIST campus assume the risk of not being able to deliver offers on time. The Government is not responsible for the amount of time required to clear unannounced visitors, visitors without proper identification and without complete information that would allow delivery (i.e. point of contact, telephone POC, building, room number, etc.) If 48 hour notification was not provided, it is suggested that your company representative or your courier service arrive at NIST at least 90 minutes prior to the closing time in order to process entry to the campus through the visitor?s center and complete delivery. ****Submission must be received by 3:30:00 p.m. local time on February 17, 2006. FAXED QUOTATIONS SHALL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
Place of Performance
Address: 100 Bureau Drive, Shipping & Receiving, Building 301, Gaithersburg, Maryland
Zip Code: 20899-0001
Country: USA
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