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FBO DAILY ISSUE OF JULY 16, 2010 FBO #3156
SOLICITATION NOTICE

B -- ASSIST NOAA SCIENTISTS WITH FACS CALIBUR FLOW CYTOMETER AND FLOW CAM LASER IMAGING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATEMENT OF WORK. - Request for Quote/SF18

Notice Date
7/14/2010
 
Notice Type
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
 
NAICS
541990 — All Other Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services
 
Contracting Office
Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), NOAA/National Marine Fisheries Service, James J. Howard Marine Sciences Lab, 74 Magruder Road, Highlands, New Jersey, 07732, United States
 
ZIP Code
07732
 
Solicitation Number
WRD-10-15333
 
Archive Date
8/13/2010
 
Point of Contact
WILLIAM BELL, Phone: 206 526-4425
 
E-Mail Address
bill.bell@noaa.gov
(bill.bell@noaa.gov)
 
Small Business Set-Aside
N/A
 
Description
Please fill out and return the form. COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION ASSIST NOAA SCIENTISTS WITH FACS CALIBUR FLOW CYTOMETER AND FLOW CAM LASER IMAGING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE STATEMENT OF WORK. (I) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice and in accordance with the simplified acquisition procedures authorized in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. (II) This solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). Submit written quotes on RFQ Number WRD-10-15333 (III) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-10. (IV) This procurement is unrestricted and open to all sources. (V) This combined solicitation/synopsis is for purchase of the following commercial item(s)/services: See Attached. (VI) Description of requirements is as follows: Statement of Work: Project title: Ecology and Oceanography of the toxigenic marine alga, Heterosigma akashiwo STATEMENT OF WORK/SPECIFICATIONS Recurring threats from Heterosigma akashiwo have caused extensive damage ($2-6 million per episode) to wild and net-penned fish of Puget Sound, Washington, and are believed to be increasing in scope and magnitude in this region, and elsewhere in the world over the past two decades. The mechanism of H. akashiwo toxicity is not well understood. This project fulfills the NOAA mission of sustaining important fisheries (including aquacultured fish) harvest in Puget Sound. This project will provide accurate and timely information on the toxicity of Heterosigma akashiwo. Objective: To test Heterosigma akashiwo toxicity and to characterization the phytoplankton assemblage that persists with toxic Heterosigma akashiwo. Period of performance: Date of award to July 31, 2011 with the option of two additional years. Option Year 1: August 1, 2011 to July 31, 2012 Option Year 2: August 1, 2012 to July 31, 2013 Services to be provided: From the period of date of award to July 31, 2011, detailed work outlined below will be performed by the contractor to support a NOAA NWFSC-led program to characterize Heterosigma akashiwo blooms and related toxicity in Puget Sound: Task 1: Characterize microbial community structure To assess microbial community structure using modern flow cytometry and flow-cam particle image analysis. Vendor will assist with sample acquisition and preservation. Vendor will provide results of fresh or preserved samples within 1 month of collection. Task 2: Screen samples for toxicity using multiple methods To perform time-sensitive toxicity screening methods: exoenzyme production, and hemolytic activity. Samples will be sent to Vendor's lab for immediate analysis of Heterosigma toxicity (within 2-3 days) due the unstable nature of these biological responses. Task 3: Perform calcium transport assays To assess an experimental protocol for the assessment of cellular toxin levels using a flow cytometer-based Ca+ transport fluorochrome and specially modified cell lines. Task 4: Training in Use of FACSCalibur flow cytometer and Flow Cam laser based imaging system Vendor will train NWFSC staff in the use of this equipment for field research in Puget Sound. This will include vendor traveling to NWFSC to provide training and install equipment. Vendor will insure equipment is operational, calibrated, and repair, as necessary. Task 5: Equipment to be furnished by vendor Vendor will provide a FACSCalibur flow cytometer and Flow Cam laser-based imaging system for rapid assessment of community structure and toxin levels in this project for use in Puget Sound. Vendor will have same equipment in their lab for conducting assessments. Evaluation Criteria: (1) Vendor must have past experience in the deconstruction of Heterosigma toxicity. Three years or more would be optimum. (2) Vendor must have past experience in defining the size and activity of intracellular toxin using flow cytometry. (3) Vendor must have previous experience conducting these assessments in the coastal waters of Washington State. (4) Vendor must have experience using of FACSCalibur flow cytometer and Flow Cam laser based imaging system, to include installation, calibration, and troubleshooting equipment problems. (5) Vendor must provide a FACSCalibur flow cytometer and Flow Cam laser-based imaging system and train NWFSC staff scientist on operating these instruments in the Puget Sound area. (6) Vendor must be able to travel to Seattle, Washington at a requested time the Point of Contact and vendor agrees on. Best Value Technical expertise is more important than price. For this contract to be successfully completed, the selected vendor must be technically qualified to provide in accordance with the evaluation criteria. The requirements on technical specifications outweigh the cost of the work, resulting in technical slightly more important than the cost to price. Transportation and Travel Contractor personnel may be required to operate Government vehicles. Use of Government vehicles will be authorized per Government regulations. Contractors may be authorized to utilize Government motor vehicles with a Department of Commerce Identification Card. Use of such vehicles is solely in the performance of the work authorized under this contract. Contractors must comply with the requirements of 41 CFR 101-39 and FAR Clause 52.251-2, Interagency Fleet Management System Vehicles and Related Services. In the event Temporary Duty (TDY) is required, associated travel costs, including transportation, lodging, subsistence and incidental expenses incurred by the Contractor, while in travel status in connection with the performance of the contract requirements, will be reimbursed for the actual costs incurred only. Travel costs and reimbursement will be in accordance with the Federal Travel Regulations. Privacy Personnel shall adhere to the Privacy Act, Title 5 of the U.S. Code, Section 552a and applicable agency rules and regulations. Contractors are responsible for maintaining confidentiality of all subjects and materials. (VII) Date(s) and place(s) of delivery and acceptance Delivery shall be FOB Destination (VIII) FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors -- Commercial Items 2005-10 applies to this acquisition. (IX) FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items 2005-10, applies to this acquisition. Paragraph (a) is hereby completed as follows: See Statement of Work. Offers will be evaluated based on price and the factors set forth in paragraph (a), and award will be made to the firm offering the best value to the Government. Offers will be evaluated solely on price, on an all or none basis. (X) The offeror must submit a completed copy of the provision at FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items 2005-10, with its quote. An offeror shall complete only paragraph (b) of this provision if the offeror has completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at http://orca.bpn.gov. If an offeror has not completed the annual representations and certifications electronically at the ORCA website, the offeror shall complete only paragraphs (c) through (m) of this provision. (XI) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items 2005-10, applies to this acquisition. (XII) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items 2005-10 applies to this acquisition. The following clauses under subparagraph (b) apply: 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (FEB 2010) (a) The Contractor shall comply with the following Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses, which are incorporated in this contract by reference, to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: (1) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). ___Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). (2) 52.233-3, Protest After Award (AUG 1996) (31 U.S.C. 3553). (3) 52.233-4, Applicable Law for Breach of Contract Claim (OCT 2004) (Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78). (b) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (b) that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [C.O. check as appropriate] __ (1) 52.203-6, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government (Sept 2006), with Alternate I (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 253g and 10 U.S.C. 2402). __ (2) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Dec 2008) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note)). __ (3) 52.203-15, Whistleblower Protections under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (MAR 2009) (Section 1553 of Pub. L. 111-5). (Applies to contracts funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.) __ (4) 52.204-11, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act-Reporting Requirements (Mar 2009) (Pub. L. 111-5). __ (5) 52.219-3, Notice of Total HUBZone Set-Aside (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (6) 52.219-4, Notice of Price Evaluation Preference for HUBZone Small Business Concerns (JULY 2005) (if the offeror elects to waive the preference, it shall so indicate in its offer) (15 U.S.C. 657a). __ (7) [Reserved] __ (8)(i) 52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-6. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-6. __ (9)(i) 52.219-7, Notice of Partial Small Business Set-Aside (June 2003) (15 U.S.C. 644). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 1995) of 52.219-7. __ (iii) Alternate II (Mar 2004) of 52.219-7. __ (10) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2004) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)). __ (11)(i) 52.219-9, Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Apr 2008) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)). __ (ii) Alternate I (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (iii) Alternate II (Oct 2001) of 52.219-9. __ (12) 52.219-14, Limitations on Subcontracting (Dec 1996) (15 U.S.C. 637(a)(14)). __ (13) 52.219-16, Liquidated Damages-Subcontracting Plan (Jan 1999) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(4)(F)(i)). __ (14)(i) 52.219-23, Notice of Price Evaluation Adjustment for Small Disadvantaged Business Concerns (OCT 2008) (10 U.S.C. 2323) (if the offeror elects to waive the adjustment, it shall so indicate in its offer). __ (ii) Alternate I (June 2003) of 52.219-23. __ (15) 52.219-25, Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program-Disadvantaged Status and Reporting (Apr 2008) (Pub. L. 103-355, section 7102, and 10 U.S.C. 2323). __ (16) 52.219-26, Small Disadvantaged Business Participation Program- Incentive Subcontracting (Oct 2000) (Pub. L. 103-355, section 7102, and 10 U.S.C. 2323). __ (17) 52.219-27, Notice of Total Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business Set-Aside (May 2004) (15 U.S.C. 657 f). XX (18) 52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation (Apr 2009) (15 U.S.C. 632(a)(2)). XX (19) 52.222-3, Convict Labor (June 2003) (E.O. 11755). XX (20) 52.222-19, Child Labor-Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies (Aug 2009) (E.O. 13126). XX (21) 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities (Feb 1999). XX (22) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). __ (23) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (Sept 2006) (38 U.S.C. 4212). XX (24) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (Jun 1998) (29 U.S.C. 793). __ (25) 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (Sept 2006) (38 U.S.C. 4212). XX (26) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (JAN 2009). (Executive Order 12989). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items or certain other types of commercial items as prescribed in 22.1803.) __ (27)(i) 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items (May 2008) (42 U.S.C. 6962(c)(3)(A)(ii)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) __ (ii) Alternate I (May 2008) of 52.223-9 (42 U.S.C. 6962(i)(2)(C)). (Not applicable to the acquisition of commercially available off-the-shelf items.) XX (28) 52.223-15, Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products (DEC 2007) (42 U.S.C. 8259b). XX (29)(i) 52.223-16, IEEE 1680 Standard for the Environmental Assessment of Personal Computer Products (DEC 2007) (E.O. 13423). __ (ii) Alternate I (DEC 2007) of 52.223-16. XX (30) 52.225-1, Buy American Act-Supplies (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d). __ (31)(i) 52.225-3, Buy American Act-Free Trade Agreements-Israeli Trade Act (June 2009) (41 U.S.C. 10a-10d, 19 U.S.C. 3301 note, 19 U.S.C. 2112 note, 19 U.S.C. 3805 note, Pub. L. 108-77, 108-78, 108-286, 108-302, 109-53, 109-169, 109-283, and 110-138). (Supplies >$25,000 but <$194,000) __ (ii) Alternate I (Jan 2004) of 52.225-3. (Supplies >$25,000 but <$50,000) __ (iii) Alternate II (Jan 2004) of 52.225-3. (Supplies >$50,000 but <$67,826) __ (32) 52.225-5, Trade Agreements (AUG 2009) (19 U.S.C. 2501, et seq., 19 U.S.C. 3301 note). XX (33) 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases (June 2008) (E.O.'s, proclamations, and statutes administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Department of the Treasury). __ (34) 52.226-4, Notice of Disaster or Emergency Area Set-Aside (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). __ (35) 52.226-5, Restrictions on Subcontracting Outside Disaster or Emergency Area (Nov 2007) (42 U.S.C. 5150). XX (36) 52.232-29, Terms for Financing of Purchases of Commercial Items (Feb 2002) (41 U.S.C. 255(f), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). __ (37) 52.232-30, Installment Payments for Commercial Items (Oct 1995) (41 U.S.C. 255(f), 10 U.S.C. 2307(f)). XX (38) 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Central Contractor Registration (Oct 2003) (31 U.S.C. 3332). XX (39) 52.232-34, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer-Other than Central Contractor Registration (May 1999) (31 U.S.C. 3332). __ (40) 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (Feb 2010) (31 U.S.C. 3332). XX (41) 52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards (Aug 1996) (5 U.S.C. 552a). XX (42)(i) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). __ (ii) Alternate I (Apr 2003) of 52.247-64. (c) The Contractor shall comply with the FAR clauses in this paragraph (c), applicable to commercial services, that the Contracting Officer has indicated as being incorporated in this contract by reference to implement provisions of law or Executive orders applicable to acquisitions of commercial items: [Contracting Officer check as appropriate.] __ (1) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). __ (2) 52.222-42, Statement of Equivalent Rates for Federal Hires (May 1989) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). __ (3) 52.222-43, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act-Price Adjustment (Multiple Year and Option Contracts) (Sep 2009) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). __ (4) 52.222-44, Fair Labor Standards Act and Service Contract Act-Price Adjustment (Sep 2009) (29 U.S.C. 206 and 41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). __ (5) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (Nov 2007) (41 351, et seq.). __ (6) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). XX (7) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (Mar 2009) (Pub. L. 110-247). XX (8) 52.237-11, Accepting and Dispensing of $1 Coin (Sept 2008) (31 U.S.C. 5112(p)(1)). (d) Comptroller General Examination of Record. The Contractor shall comply with the provisions of this paragraph (d) if this contract was awarded using other than sealed bid, is in excess of the simplified acquisition threshold, and does not contain the clause at 52.215-2, Audit and Records-Negotiation. (1) The Comptroller General of the United States, or an authorized representative of the Comptroller General, shall have access to and right to examine any of the Contractor's directly pertinent records involving transactions related to this contract. (2) The Contractor shall make available at its offices at all reasonable times the records, materials, and other evidence for examination, audit, or reproduction, until 3 years after final payment under this contract or for any shorter period specified in FAR Subpart 4.7, Contractor Records Retention, of the other clauses of this contract. If this contract is completely or partially terminated, the records relating to the work terminated shall be made available for 3 years after any resulting final termination settlement. Records relating to appeals under the disputes clause or to litigation or the settlement of claims arising under or relating to this contract shall be made available until such appeals, litigation, or claims are finally resolved. (3) As used in this clause, records include books, documents, accounting procedures and practices, and other data, regardless of type and regardless of form. This does not require the Contractor to create or maintain any record that the Contractor does not maintain in the ordinary course of business or pursuant to a provision of law. (e)(1) Notwithstanding the requirements of the clauses in paragraphs (a), (b), (c), and (d) of this clause, the Contractor is not required to flow down any FAR clause, other than those in this paragraph (e)(1) in a subcontract for commercial items. Unless otherwise indicated below, the extent of the flow down shall be as required by the clause- (i) 52.203-13, Contractor Code of Business Ethics and Conduct (Dec 2008) (Pub. L. 110-252, Title VI, Chapter 1 (41 U.S.C. 251 note)). (ii) 52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns (May 2004) (15 U.S.C. 637(d)(2) and (3)), in all subcontracts that offer further subcontracting opportunities. If the subcontract (except subcontracts to small business concerns) exceeds $550,000 ($1,000,000 for construction of any public facility), the subcontractor must include 52.219-8 in lower tier subcontracts that offer subcontracting opportunities. (iii) [Reserved] (iv) 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity (Mar 2007) (E.O. 11246). (v) 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans (Sept 2006) (38 U.S.C. 4212). (vi) 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities (June 1998) (29 U.S.C. 793). (vii) [Reserved] (viii) 52.222-41, Service Contract Act of 1965 (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). (ix) 52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons (Feb 2009) (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). ___Alternate I (Aug 2007) of 52.222-50 (22 U.S.C. 7104(g)). (x) 52.222-51, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Requirements (Nov 2007) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). (xi) 52.222-53, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Act to Contracts for Certain Services-Requirements (Feb 2009) (41 U.S.C. 351, et seq.). (xii) 52.222-54, Employment Eligibility Verification (JAN 2009). (xiii) 52.226-6, Promoting Excess Food Donation to Nonprofit Organizations (Mar 2009) (Pub. L. 110-247). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (e) of FAR clause 52.226-6. (xiv) 52.247-64, Preference for Privately Owned U.S.-Flag Commercial Vessels (Feb 2006) (46 U.S.C. Appx. 1241(b) and 10 U.S.C. 2631). Flow down required in accordance with paragraph (d) of FAR clause 52.247-64. (2) While not required, the contractor may include in its subcontracts for commercial items a minimal number of additional clauses necessary to satisfy its contractual obligations. 52.217-5 Evaluation of Options. As prescribed in 17.208(c), insert a provision substantially the same as the following: Evaluation of Options (July 1990) Except when it is determined in accordance with FAR 17.206(b) not to be in the Government's best interests, the Government will evaluate offers for award purposes by adding the total price for all options to the total price for the basic requirement. Evaluation of options will not obligate the Government to exercise the option(s). 52.217-9 Option to Extend the Term of the Contract. As prescribed in 17.208(g), insert a clause substantially the same as the following: Option to Extend the Term of the Contract (Mar 2000) (a) The Government may extend the term of this contract by written notice to the Contractor within _____ [insert the period of time within which the Contracting Officer may exercise the option]; provided that the Government gives the Contractor a preliminary written notice of its intent to extend at least _____ days [60 days unless a different number of days is inserted] before the contract expires. The preliminary notice does not commit the Government to an extension. (b) If the Government exercises this option, the extended contract shall be considered to include this option clause. (c) The total duration of this contract, including the exercise of any options under this clause, shall not exceed ___________ (months) (years). (End of clause) (XIII) The following clauses are also applicable to this acquisition: NA (XIV) NA (XV) Quotes are required to be received in the contracting office no later than July 29, 2010, 7 P.M. PST. All quotes must be faxed or emailed to the attention of Bill Bell. The fax number is (206) 526-6025 and email address is Bill.Bell@noaa.gov. (XVI) Any questions regarding this solicitation should be directed to Bill Bell; Fax: (206) 526-6025; Email: Bill.Bell@noaa.gov.
 
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Place of Performance
Address: 2725 Montlake Blvd E., Seattle, Washington, 98112, United States
Zip Code: 98112
 
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