United States - Maintenance Agreement for Gilson Systems
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- Opportunity closing date
- 16 May 2019
- Opportunity publication date
- 11 May 2019
- Value of contract
- to be confirmed
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(i) This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.
(ii) The solicitation number is 75N95019Q00160 and the solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ).
This acquisition is for a commercial item or service and is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures; FAR Subpart 13.5-Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items; and FAR Part 12-Acquisition of Commercial Items, and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The Government anticipates award of a firm fixed-price purchase order for this acquisition.
THIS IS A NON-COMPETITIVE (NOTICE OF INTENT) COMBINED SYNOPSIS SOLICITATION TO AWARD A CONTRACT OR PURCHASE ORDER WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME).
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), Office of Acquisition (OA), on behalf of the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS), intends to negotiate and award a purchase order without providing for full and open competition (including brand-name) to Gilson, Inc., 3000 Parmenter Street, Middleton, WI 53562-1617 for maintenance agreement for Gilson systems.
This acquisition is conducted as non-competitive for a commercial item or service and is conducted pursuant to FAR 13.106-1(b)(1). The rationale for this sole single-source justification is: in order to maintain consistency of data and protocols, exactly the same preventive maintenance parts and procedures must be implemented on these systems. All parts and accessory items must be compatible in all aspects (form, fit, and function) with the existing equipment. This vendor manufactures the equipment, and only this vendor's employees are trained, qualified and authorized to service this equipment. No other vendor can provide the necessary parts, software support, or technical expertise since this vendor does not authorize any third party vendors to provide them.
(iii) The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) Number 2019-02, with effective date May 6, 2019.
(iv) The associated NAICS code 811219 and the small business size standard $20.5 million. This requirement has no set-aside restrictions.
(v) This requirement is for the following services: extended warranty agreement that covers all service repairs for twelve (12) months and includes one Preventative Maintenance (PM) visit for all Gilson systems, GX-271 and GX-281 and their respective parts.
(vi) The Statement of Work with a description of the services to be performed is included as Attachment 1 to this Solicitation.
(vii) The period of performance will be twelve (12) months from May 2019 through May 2020.
(viii) The provision at FAR 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998), applies to this acquisition. This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions 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. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at these addresses:
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The following provisions apply to this acquisition and are incorporated by reference:
• FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management (Oct 2018)
• FAR 52.204-16, Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (Jul 2016)
• FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (Oct 2018)
• FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (Oct 2018)
• FAR 52.222-48, Exemption from Application of the Service Contract Labor Standards to Contracts for Maintenance, Calibration, or Repair of Certain Equipment-Certification (May 2014)
• FAR 52.225-4, Buy American-Free Trade Agreements-Israel Trade Act Certificate (May 2014) Alternate I (May 2014)
• HHSAR 352.239-73, Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Notice (December 18, 2015)
The clause at FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference (Feb 1998), applies to this acquisition. 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. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at these addresses:
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The following clauses apply to this acquisition and are incorporated by reference:
• FAR 52.204-13, System for Award Management Maintenance (Oct 2018)
• FAR 52.204-18, Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (Jul 2016)
• FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Oct 2018). Addendum to this FAR clause applies to this acquisition and is attached.
• HHSAR 352.222-70, Contractor Cooperation in Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations (December 18, 2015)
The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are attached in full text:
• FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (Oct 2018)
• NIH Invoice and Payment Provisions (2/2014)
• Service Contract Labor Standards / Wage Rate Determination. Area: Maryland Counties of Frederick, Montgomery; No. 2015-4269; Revision No. 9; Dated 04/25/2019; 11 pages.
(ix) The Government will perform a comparative evaluation of responses in accordance with FAR 13.106-2(b)(3) and award a purchase order from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose response meets the solicitation's requirements and, as a whole, will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The comparative evaluation will include: Technical Capability of the item(s)/service(s) to meet the Government requirement, Price, Terms and Conditions, and Past Performance.
Responses may exceed capability or performance characteristics of the solicitation's requirements. The Government reserves the right, but is not required, to award to a response that exceeds capability or performance characteristics of the solicitation's requirements if it provides a benefit to the Government.
(x) The Offerors to include a completed copy of the provision at FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, with its offer.
(xi) The clause at FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. Addendum to this FAR clause applies to this acquisition and is attached.
(xii) The clause at FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition and is attached in full text.
(xiii) There are no additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions applicable to this acquisition.
(xiv) The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement.
(xv) Responses to this solicitation must include clear and convincing evidence of the offeror's capability of fulfilling the requirement as it relates to the technical evaluation criteria. The price proposal must include the labor categories, an estimate of the number of hours required for each labor category, fully loaded fixed hourly rate or each labor category, breakdown and rationale for other direct costs or materials, and the total amount.
The Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size must be included in the response. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov.
All quotations must be received by 12:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Time, on Thursday, May 16, 2019, and reference Solicitation Number 75N95019Q00160. Responses must be submitted electronically to Mark McNally, Contract Specialist, at email@example.com.
Fax responses will not be accepted.
(xvi) The name and telephone number of the individual to contact for information regarding the solicitation: Mark McNally, Contract Specialist, 301-827-5869, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Opportunity closing date
- 16 May 2019
- Value of contract
- to be confirmed
About the buyer
- Department of Health and Human Services National Institute on Drug Abuse United States
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