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66 -- Eppendorf Mastercycler nexus GX2 and Mastercyler nexus X2e Thermal Cyclers

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Combine Synopsis/Solicitation
334516 — Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing
Contracting Office
US Department of Veterans Affairs;Veterans Health Administration;Regional Procurement Office (RPO) East;323 North Shore Drive, Suite 500;Pittsburgh PA 15212-5319
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Small Business Set-Aside
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business
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. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. This is a Request for Quote (RFQ) and the solicitation number is 36C24E19Q0090. The government anticipates awarding a firm-fixed price contract resulting from this combined synopsis/solicitation. This solicitation is issued as a 100% set aside for Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business concerns (To receive credit, an Offeror must be registered and verified in VetBiz.gov Vendor Information Pages (http://www.VetBiz.gov). This solicitation and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-89. It is the responsibility of the contractor to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. The clauses may be accessed in full text at www.acquisition.gov. STATEMENT OF NEED (SON) CONTRACT DESCRIPTION AND REQUIREMENTS The Oklahoma City VA Healthcare System Research Department has a requirement to purchase Eppendorf Mastercycler nexus GX2 and Mastercyler nexus X2e thermocyclers for on-going and long-term studies. A firm-fixed price contract will be awarded for the purchase of Brand Name equipment in accordance with all terms, conditions, provisions, specifications and schedule of this solicitation herein. Quotes shall contain the Offeror s best terms for cost/price and technical capabilities of the required Eppendorf equipment. The government reserves the right to award without discussions. 1.1 PRICING The Offeror shall submit price quotes for the required brand name equipment, to the specifications listed in Section 1.2 below. Please enclose the established price list and description of capabilities and product specifications for the required equipment. Items offered that are brand name shall identify items as being on GSA schedule and reference the contract number for each item. Note: The Offeror should include a description of any support services or warranty information in the technical quote. 1.2 REQUIRED PRODUCTS & SPECIFICATIONS Eppendorf Mastercycler nexus GX2 and Mastercyler nexus X2e thermocycler equipment in support of research studies. ITEM INFORMATION ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT 0001 Mastercycler nexus GX2 STOCK NUMBER: 6336000023 1.00 EA 0002 Mastercycler nexus X2e STOCK NUMBER: 6339000024 1.00 EA 0003 CAN bus connecting cable STOCK NUMBER: 950014016 1.00 EA 1.3 Product Capabilities & Salient Characteristics or equal The Research Department at the Oklahoma City VA Health Care System requires the listed thermocyclers. The request for the brand and models is for two principle reasons: 1) To ensure interoperability with the current instrumentation in the laboratory. The lab currently has the same make and model and by keeping thermocyclers consistent, assays can be performed on any thermocycler in the lab without any differences in performance characteristics. Despite being fairly consistent, different thermocycler makes and models have different thermodynamic characteristics. If experiments are run on different thermocyclers with different performance characteristics, this can introduce technical error/variability into the studies. 2) The configuration of these thermocyclers is such that they have a master controller thermocycler unit that can work as master controller and helper unit(s). The helper units are thermocyclers themselves but less expensive because they lack a control panel. Therefore, the ultimate goal is to keep the same make and model so that helper units may be added in the future at a lower cost. In summary the brand and model request is for interoperability and study consistency to ensure highest quality research data and cost savings going forward. The evaluation of quotes and the determination of the products shall be the responsibility of the Government and shall be based on information provided by the Offeror. The Government is not responsible for locating or securing any information not provided in the quotation by the Offeror. To ensure that sufficient information is available, the Offeror must furnish, as a part of the quote, all descriptive material necessary for the purchasing activity to determine whether the products meet the salient characteristics of this requirement. Vendors proposing to modify a product to make it conform to the requirements of this announcement shall include a clear description of the proposed modification and clearly mark any descriptive material to show the proposed modification. Offers that do not have descriptive material will not be considered for award. Instructions to the Offeror Basis for award resulting from this RFQ will made to the Best Value Offer that provides a complete package pursuant to the preparation requirements set forth in 52.212-1. FAR 52.212-2 (Evaluation- Commercial Items) will be incorporated in full text into the RFQ and will be evaluated on the following factors. Evaluations will be in accordance with FAR 13 Simplified procedures. Evaluation Factors for Award: Factor 1 - Technical Capabilities All offerors must meet or exceed all requirements and salient features as listed in the Statement of Need. Factor 2 - Past Performance - Past Performance will be based on the most current PPIPRS Report. Factor 3 - Price The following FAR provision and clauses apply to this solicitation and are incorporated by reference. The solicitation document, incorporated provision and clauses are those in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-89, Effective July 2, 2015. It is the responsibility of the contractor to be familiar with the applicable clauses and provisions. The clauses may be accessed in full text at www.acquistion.gov. This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation- Commercial Items FAR 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes Or Executive Orders Commercial Item FAR 52.219-6 Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside (Nov 2011) FAR 52.219-8 Utilization of Small Business Concerns (Oct 2014) FAR 52.233-3 Protest After Award (Aug 1996) FAR 52.211-6 Brand Name or Equal FAR 52.233-2 Service of Protest Quotes shall be submitted via email to millicent.covert@va.gov and Offerors must reference Solicitation 36C24E19Q0090 in the subject line of the email. No telephone request for information will be considered. Incomplete packages will be considered nonresponsive. All offers must be received by the closing date Thursday, July 18, 2019, NLT Noon EST. NOTE: THIS NOTICE WAS NOT POSTED TO FEDBIZOPPS ON THE DATE INDICATED IN THE NOTICE ITSELF (11-JUL-2019); HOWEVER, IT DID APPEAR IN THE FEDBIZOPPS FTP FEED ON THIS DATE. PLEASE CONTACT 877-472-3779 or fbo.support@gsa.gov REGARDING THIS ISSUE.
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