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Contracting Office
Department of Homeland Security, Customs and Border Protection, Procurement Directorate - DC, INTECT TWO, SUITE 100, INDIANAPOLIS, IN 46278
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Response Due
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Point of Contact
Name: Paul Burns, Title: CONTRACT SPECIALIST, Phone: 317 614 4566, Fax: 3172981344
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Small Business Set-Aside
AMENDMENT NOTICE: This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, in conjunction with FAR 13.5, as applicable, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; bids are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is PR20049541 and is issued as an invitation for bids (IFB), unless otherwise indicated herein. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-31. The associated North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334516 with a small business size standard of 500.00 employees. This requirement is unrestricted and only qualified offerors may submit bids. The solicitation pricing on www.FedBid.com will start on the date this solicitation is posted and will end on 2009-07-20 11:00:00.0 Eastern Time or as otherwise displayed at www.FedBid.com. FOB Destination shall be CHICAGO, IL 60607 The DHS Customs and Border Protection requires the following items, Exact Match Only, to the following: LI 001, ROBOTIC COMPATIBLE MICROPLATE ABSORBANCE SPECTROPHOTOMETER WITH A WAVELENGTH RANGE OF 340 TO 99 NM SELECTABLE IN 1 NM INCREMENTS. SPECTROPHOTOMETER MUST BE CAPABLE OF:A) INSTRUMENT CAPABLE OF ENDPOINT, KINETIC, SPECTRAL, LINEAR, AND WELL AREA SCANNING. B) 96 WELL PLATE COMPATIBLE,C) WELL PLATE TEMPERATURE CONTROL OF 4 C TO 50 C. D)MONOCHROMATOR WAVELENGTH ACCURACY OF +/-2 NM, E) MONOCHROMATOR WAVELENGTH REPEATABILITY OF +/- 0.2 NM,, F) OPTICAL DENSITY ACCURACY OF 1% +/- 0.01 OPTICAL DENSITY TYPICAL, G) OPTICAL DENSITY LINEARITY OF +/- 1% TYPICAL, H) OPTICAL DENSITY REPEATABILITY OF 0.5% +/- 0.005 OPTICAL DENSITY TYPICAL, I) STRAY LIGHT SPECIFICATIONS OF 0.03% OR LESS AT 230 NM TYPICAL, 1, EA; LI 002, ROBOTIC COMPATIBLE WALL PLATE COMBINATION WASHER & DISPENSER. COMBINATION WASHER & DISPENSER MUST BE CAPABLE OF: A) WASHING 96 WELLS IN 13 SECONDS (300 UL PR WELL), B) HAVE A VOLUME RANGE OF 25 UL PER WELL TO 300 UL PER WELL IN 1 UL INCREMENTS, C) HAVE AN INTERNAL POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PUMP FOR FLUID DELIVERY FOR WASHING, D) AUTOMATIC SWITCHING FOR UP TO 4 WASH BUFFERS, F) WASH CYCLES OF 1 TO 250, G) A DISPENSE ACCURACY OF +/- 3% TYPICAL, H) A DISPENSE PRECISION OF </= 3% CRITICAL VOLUME, I) A RESIDUAL VOLUME OF </= UL PER WELL, J) SYSTEM MUST BE EXOANDIBLE AND COMPATIBLE WITH "LIKE" EQUIPMENT AS WELL PLATE STACKERS, WELL PLATE HANDLERS, AND WELL PLATE WASHERS, AND WELL PLATE DISPENSERS, K) 96 WELL PLATE COMPATIBLE, L) HAVE AN 8-TIP MANIFOLD, N) HAVE A POSITIVE DISPLACEMENT PERISTALTIC PUMP FOR DISPENSING, 1, EA; For this solicitation, DHS Customs and Border Protection intends to conduct an online competitive reverse auction to be facilitated by the third-party reverse auction provider, FedBid, Inc. FedBid has developed an online, anonymous, browser based application to conduct the reverse auction. An Offeror may submit a series of pricing bids, which descend in price during the specified period of time for the aforementioned reverse auction. DHS Customs and Border Protection is taking this action in an effort to improve both vendor access and awareness of requests and the agency's ability to gather multiple, competed, real-time bids. All responsible Offerors that respond to this solicitation MUST submit the pricing portion of their bid using the online exchange located at www.FedBid.com. There is no cost to register, review procurement data or make a bid on www.FedBid.com. Offerors that are not currently registered to use www.FedBid.com should proceed to www.FedBid.com to complete their free registration. Offerors that require special considerations or assistance may contact the FedBid Helpdesk at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or via email at clientservices@fedbid.com. Offerors may not artificially manipulate the price of a transaction on www.FedBid.com by any means. It is unacceptable to place bad faith bids, to use decoys in the www.FedBid.com process or to collude with the intent or effect of hampering the competitive www.FedBid.com process. Should offerors require additional clarification, notify the point of contact or FedBid at 877-9FEDBID (877-933-3243) or clientservices@fedbid.com. Use of FedBid: Buyers and Sellers agree to conduct this transaction through FedBid in compliance with the FedBid Terms of Use. Failure to comply with the below terms and conditions may result in offer being determined as non-responsive. In addition to providing pricing at www.FedBid.com for this solicitation, each offeror must provide any required, NON-PRICING responses (e.g. technical proposal, representations and certifications, etc.) directly to the point of contact in the FBO notice, so that they are received at that email address no later than the closing date and time for this solicitation. The selected Offeror must comply with the following commercial item terms and conditions. FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial, applies to this acquisition. The selected Offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items. FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The following FAR clauses in paragraph (b) of FAR clause 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, will apply: 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The full text of a FAR clause may be accessed electronically at http://www.acqnet.gov/far. CCR Requirement - Company must be registered on Central Contractor Registration (CCR) before an award could be made to them. If company is not registered in CCR, they may do so by going to CCR web site at http://www.ccr.gov.
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Address: CHICAGO, IL 60607<br />
Zip Code: 60607<br />
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