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B -- National Laboratory Certification Program

Notice Date
Notice Type
Sources Sought
541690 — Other Scientific and Technical Consulting Services
Contracting Office
Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 5600 Fishers Lane, 5600 Fishers Lane, 17E77C, Rockville, Maryland, 20857, United States
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Tracy Davidson, Phone: 240-276-1509, Lynn M Tantardini, Phone: 240-276-1508
E-Mail Address
tracy.davidson@samhsa.hhs.gov, lynn.tantardini@samhsa.hhs.gov
(tracy.davidson@samhsa.hhs.gov, lynn.tantardini@samhsa.hhs.gov)
Small Business Set-Aside
This is not a solicitation announcement. This is a sources sought synopsis only. The purpose of the sources sought synopsis is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and their size classifications (i.e., 8(a), HUBZone, Service-Disabled Veteran-owned, Veteran-Owned, and Small Disadvantaged Business) relative to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 541690. Responses to this sources sought synopsis will be used by the Government to make appropriate determinations about potential sources only. Only small business sources should respond to this sources sought synopsis. Project Title: National Laboratory Certification Program Project Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is interested in highly experienced organizations able to maintain the National Laboratory Certification Program (NLCP). The NLCP is the program that enables SAMHSA/CSAP to certify laboratories to perform forensic workplace urine drug testing pursuant to the Mandatory Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing Programs published in the Federal Register (73 FR 1858) on November 28, 2010. The NLCP ensures that drug testing results reported by these certified laboratories for Federal agencies and industries regulated by the Department of Transportation and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission are scientifically and legally supportable. There are 35 certified laboratories currently participating in the NLCP. This contract will provide the technical evaluations and reports SAMHSA/CSAP requires to ensure complete oversight of the NLCP. On a quarterly basis, the contractor will be required to prepare performance testing (PT) samples, technical evaluations of the results on the performance testing samples, maintain a semi-annual laboratory inspection program, prepare technical reports, and conduct various administrative tasks. In addition, the contractor will develop and present inspector training, develop special reports, and conduct special projects related to testing biological specimens such as oral fluid, sweat and hair for work place drug testing. The NLCP is a cost-recovery program. The contractor collects various fees from participants to offset the costs associated with applying and maintaining certification. Your responses to the questions provided below will assist the Government in selecting the appropriate acquisition method. Page limit: Maximum 11 pages (font size 10 or larger). A copy of the company capability statement will also be accepted as supplemental information. Responses are due on February 15, 2018. The anticipated period of performance is one year with three one year option periods. After review of the responses received, a pre-solicitation synopsis and formal solicitation may be published in the Federal Business Opportunities. Response to this notice shall include company name, address, company DUNS number, point of contact, telephone number, size of business pursuant to North American Industrial Classification Code (NAICS) and MUST respond to the following questions: 1. Is your business a small business under the NAICS code? 2. Does your firm qualify as a small disadvantaged business? 3. If disadvantages, specify if your firm is certified under Section 8(a) of the Small Business Act? 4. Are you considered a certified HUBZone firm? 5. Are you considered a woman-owned or operated business? 6. Are you a certified Service-Disabled Veteran Owned or Veteran Owned? 7. Is your business a large business? 8. Describe your proven capability and current in-house capacity to provide urine samples on a quarterly basis for Performance Testing of forensic workplace drug testing laboratories, analyze and report the results in a manner such that any necessary laboratory remedial actions can be accomplished prior to the shipping of the next set of PT samples. 9. Describe your proven capability and current in-house capacity to conduct a semi-annual laboratory inspection program using Federal workplace drug testing laboratory science subject matter experts, prepare technical critiques from the inspection reports, identifying laboratory deficiencies, issue the critiques to the laboratory in a manner such that any necessary laboratory remedial actions can be accomplished prior to the next inspection. 10. Describe your proven capability and current in-house capacity to assess the science of workplace drug testing using urine, oral fluid, sweat (patch), and hair testing in a screening and confirmatory test laboratory program. Describe needs of States and Jurisdictions within the distinct and diverse context of each of the five NPN Regions and develop technical assistance approaches and tools to best address those needs within a Regional context. 11. Describe your proven capability and current capacity to provide technical assistance in a variety of formats and media including site visits, training, telephone and teleconferences, presentations, email, meetings, workshops, and conferences. 12. Describe your proven capability and current capacity for providing analytic support and technical writing and editing of written products such as revisions to scientific regulatory text and proposals, such as the two Federal Register Notices mentioned above, summaries of scientific research literature related to workplace drug testing, evaluation reports, briefing papers, concept papers, and presentations, and training materials. 13. Describe your staff capability regarding formal academic training and relevant experience to perform the work referenced in the project description. This is not a request for proposals and in no way obligates the Government to award any contract. Responses to this notice shall be mailed to: Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Office of Financial Resources, Division of Contracts Management, 5600 Fishers Lane, Room 17E81D, Rockville, MD 20857, Attn: Tracy Davidson; or by facsimile to (240) 276-1510. Please confirm receipt of facsimile transmission and do not submit proprietary information. Telephone and email responses will not be accepted. Responses must be received in writing, by no later than February 15, 2018, 3:00 PM, local time. No solicitation is currently available. Responses to this sources sought synopsis will not be considered adequate responses to the solicitation, a request to be added to a prospective offerors list, or a request to receive a copy of the solicitation. Reference No. 277-18-0523.
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Place of Performance
Address: 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Maryland, 20857, United States
Zip Code: 20857
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