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R -- Engineering and Software Support Services - Amendment 1

Notice Date
Notice Type
541519 — Other Computer Related Services
Contracting Office
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Rockledge Dr. Bethesda, MD, Office of Acquisitions, 6701 Rockledge Dr RKL2/6100 MSC 7902, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892-7902
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Dorothy Maxwell, Phone: 301-435-0352
E-Mail Address
Small Business Set-Aside
Amendment Number One (1) This Sources Sought Notice (SS) is for information and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation on the part of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). THIS IS AN AMENDMENT TO THE SOURCES SOUGHT NHLBI-PB-(HG)-2010-119-DLM TO PROVIDE ADDITIONAL CLARIFICATION. The purpose of this SS is to identify 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 providing the below Engineering and Software Support Services for a Laboratory Workflow System. The NHLBI does not intend to award a contract on the basis of responses nor otherwise pay for the preparation of any information submitted. As a result of this Sources Sought notice, the NHLBI may issue a Request for Quote (RFQ). THERE IS NO SOLICITATION AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME. However, should such a requirement materialize, no basis for claims against NHLBI shall arise as a result of a response to this Sources Sought notice or the NHLBI’s use of such information as either part of our evaluation process or in developing specifications for any subsequent requirement. The NHLBI is seeking capability statements from all eligible small business concerns [particularly 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)] under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 541519 with a size standard of $25.0M. Based on the responses received from this SOURCES SOUGHT announcement, the proposed acquisition may be solicited as a Total Small Business Set-Aside. All eligible small business concerns responding to this Sources Sought Announcement must have the capabilities to provide the below services within 30 days after receipt of purchase order. Interested parties are expected to review this notice to familiarize yourself with the requirements of this project; failure to do so will be at your firm’s own risk. Statement of Work Background The NIH Intramural Sequencing Center (NISC) is undergoing a major transition in DNA sequencing technologies, from the capillary based instruments that have evolved over the past decade, to the revolutionary “NextGen” DNA sequencing technologies. Many of the lessons of high throughput DNA sequencing apply, but the significant changes in sample preparation, sequence detection, data types and dramatic escalation in data volume require new processing pipelines. The Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) remains a crucial component of the pipeline, allowing for the effective gathering of information about each sample before processing, providing sample flow control and tracking of experimental and environmental conditions, and connecting downstream data analysis with the appropriate Contractor Requirements •Provide 24 hours and seven (7) days a week telephone and on-line technical support with the LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System). •Keep the software and license updated. •Development of new LIMS program. •Program updates, fixes and security alerts. •Major product and technology releases, which includes general maintenance releases, selected functionality releases and documentation updates. •Make sure NISC has the most updated scripts. Inspection and Acceptance Requirements •NISC Bioinformatics team will work with the Contractor and assure that any updates will be adequate for NISC’s needs as stay in the boundaries of NIH computer security policies. Sources will be evaluated on detailed experience with this type of work in addition to past performance and their personnel assigned to this project. Interested parties should submit a tailored capability statement for this requirement, not to exceed 20 single-sided pages (including all attachments, resumes, charts, etc.) presented in single-space and using a 12-point font size minimum, that clearly details the ability to perform the aspects of the notice described above and in the attached draft statement of work. All proprietary information should be marked as such. Statements should also include an indication of current certified small business status; this indication should be clearly marked on the first page of your capability statement (preferably placed under the eligible small business concern’s name and address). Responses will be reviewed only by NIH personnel and will be held in a confidential manner. All capability Statements sent in response to this SOURCES SOUGHT notice must be submitted electronically (via email) to Dorothy Maxwell, Contract Specialist, at maxwelld@mail.nih.gov in either MS Word or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF), by April 5, 2010, 7:30 AM, EST. All responses must be received by the specified due date and time in order to be considered.
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Address: NIH, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892-7902, United States
Zip Code: 20892-7902
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