Notice Type: Special Notice
Posted Date: 05-AUG-14
Office Address: Department of Commerce; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Acquisition Management Division; 100 Bureau Drive, Building 301Room B130 Gaithersburg MD 20899-1410
Subject: DNA SEQUENCER MAINTENANCE
Classification Code: J - Maintenance, repair & rebuilding of equipment
Solicitation Number: SB1341-14-RQ-0543
Contact: Randy E. Schroyer, Contract Specialist, Phone (301) 975-6314, Fax (301) 975-3839, Email firstname.lastname@example.org - Andrea A Parekh, Contracting Officer, Phone (301)975-6984, Email email@example.com
Place of Performance (address): 100 Bureau Dr.Gaithersburg, MD
Place of Performance (zipcode): 21703
Place of Performance Country: US
Description: Department of Commerce
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Acquisition Management Division
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with Illumina, Inc., San Diego, CA, under Other Than Full and Open Competition by the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements, for the purpose of activating a Preventative Maintenance Support Agreement for the MiSeq, HiSeq 2500 and cBOT DNA Sequencing Instruments. This is a sole source requirement inasmuch as Illumina, Inc., the manufacturer, is the only authorized service provider that has certified engineers and OEM parts. Furthermore, Illumina maintains the IP rights to the collection of instrument and service tools software/firmware that are required to maintain, service and update the instruments. A firm fixed-price purchase order to acquire the maintenance support will be negotiated and issued on or about September 12, 2014 for a 12-month performance period. No solicitation package will be issued. This notice is not a request for competitive quotations; however, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement. Inquiries will only be accepted via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. The government will consider responses received by 5:00PM, EST, 15 Aug 2014. Written responses to this synopsis shall contain sufficient documentation to establish a bona fide capability to fulfill the requirement. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed requirement based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement in the future. This Notice of Intent is not a Request for Quotation (RFQ) nor is it a request for competition. No telephone requests will be honored. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 811219 and the size standard is $19.0M.
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