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B -- Carbon Nanotubes in Human Respiratory Tract

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541690 — Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
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Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Acquisition and Assistance Field Branch (Pittsburgh), Post Office Box 18070, Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15236-0070
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Margaret L Mooney,
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NOTICE OF INTENT TO ISSUE A PURCHASE ORDER. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), Nanotechnology Research Center (NTRC), hereby announces its intent to issue a purchase order to Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, Dr. Yung-Sung Cheng to develop a protocol and perform the experiments necessary to obtain specialized data for developing and evaluating a bio-mathematical model. Purpose and objective: NIOSH, NTRC has identified a need for data on the generation and deposition of airborne single wall and multi-wall carbon nanotubes in a replica of the human respiratory tract. These data are needed in the development and evaluation of a bio-mathematical model to predict the dose of carbon nanotubes in the respiratory tract of workers. This procurement requires highly specialized knowledge and training on developing the experimental protocols and conducting the experiments needed to aerosolize and measure the carbon nanotubes in air and in the respiratory tract replica, and a well-equipped laboratory with the equipment and personnel to carry out the experiments. The purpose of this contract is to develop a protocol and perform the experiments necessary to obtain specialized data for developing and evaluating a bio-mathematicaI model. NIOSH identified Dr. Yung-Sung Cheng as a sole source to provide these data. Dr. Cheng is Director of Aerosol and Respiratory Dosimetry Program at the Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute. He has authored or coauthored several leading scientific publications on research directly related to this data requirement, including aerosolization and measurement of the bivariate size distribution in respiratory tract replicas. Specifically, Dr. Cheng and co investigators have developed and published a bivariate fiber sizing method, which provides unique expertise in a specific requirement of this procurement request. Minimum Qualifications Personnel Requirements: The contractor must have personnel with education, work experience, and publications in the areas of aerosol science, engineering, and microscopy, focusing on interaction of airborne particles and fibers with the human respiratory tract. The principal investigator must have a doctoral degree in aerosol science or engineering and at least 3 years of relevant research work experience, including demonstrated experience with generating aerosols and measuring particle size distribution and deposition efficiency in a human respiratory tract replica. All key personnel must have attained at least a bachelor degree in the areas of biological or physical sciences, mathematics, or engineering and at least one year of relevant research work experience. The principal investigator must have at least three scientific publications involving the measurement of aerosol properties and deposition in the human respiratory tract. Methods requirements: The contractor must demonstrate a thorough knowledge of aerosol science and the particle measurement methods to be used in the conduct of this procurement. The specific methods to be used should be described, along with a discussion of why the proposed methods will result in successful achievement of the project objectives and tasks. The advantages and limitations of the proposed methods should be clearly described. Responsible sources that believe they possess the expertise and capabilities identified above are encouraged to submit to the Contracting Officer within 15 days from the posting date of this notice, their written item description/item characteristics and pricing information in the format they choose, not to exceed 10 pages. Please forward the item description and pricing information to Margaret L. Mooney, CDC NIOSH, 626 Cochrans Mill Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15236, Reference 2010-Q-12513. All vendors must be registered in the Central Contractor Registry (CCR) prior to an award of a federal contract. The website is: www.ccr.gov. The Government will review any/all item descriptions and pricing information submitted and determine if other qualified sources do exist that could provide this requirement. Information received in response will be used solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. If no affirmative responses are received within 15 days, in accordance with FAR 13.106-1(b)(1), negotiations will be conducted with Dr. Yung-Sung Cheng, Director of Aerosol and Respiratory Dosimetry Program, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, 2425 Ridgecrest Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM 87108-5127 as the only source and a purchase order will be issued without any additional notices being posted.
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Address: CDC NIOSH, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45226, United States
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