Andrew+ Liquid Handling Robot or Brand Name Equal

expired opportunity(Expired)
From: Federal Government(Federal)
started - 10 Sep, 2019 (about 3 years ago)

Start Date

10 Sep, 2019 (about 3 years ago)
due - 10 Sep, 2019 (about 3 years ago)

Due Date

15 Sep, 2019 (about 3 years ago)
Bid Notification

Opportunity Type

Bid Notification
75N95019Q00346

Opportunity Identifier

75N95019Q00346
Department of Health and Human Services

Customer / Agency

Department of Health and Human Services
9800 Medical Center DriveRockville, MD

Location

9800 Medical Center DriveRockville, MD
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SOURCES SOUGHT NOTICE1. Solicitation Number: 75N95019Q003462. Title: Andrew+ Liquid Handling Robot or Brand Name Equal3. Classification Code: 664. NAICS Code: 3345165. Description:This is a Sources Sought notice. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The purpose of this notice is to obtain information regarding the availability and capability of all qualified sources to perform a potential requirement.This notice is issued to help determine the availability of qualified companies technically capable of meeting the Government requirement and to determine the method of acquisition. It is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract. Responses will not be considered as proposals or quotes. No award will be made as a result of this notice. The Government will NOT be responsible for any costs incurred by the respondents to this notice. This notice is strictly for research and information purposes only.Background: The NCATS Chemical Genomics Center (NCGC) is tasked with identifying and developing novel small molecule leads against a wide spectrum of human disease targets, which it accomplishes by screening thousands of small molecules in collaboration with both intra-and extramural researchers. In pursuit of this goal, the Center has a strong internal transdisciplinary team of scientists who continually discover novel small molecules and develop novel disease models for application against a wide range of human diseases. As such, discovering probe molecules and developing human disease models that could serve as starting points for therapeutics is of great interest within NCATS.NCATS is requesting a liquid handling robot that can automate pipetting, enabling more complex manipulation and grabbing of microplates, tubes and columns, etc. This type of flexible architecture enables the user to effortlessly transition from laborious manual pipetting procedures to error-free, fully-robotized lab workflows - without any knowledge of programming, laboratory robotics or automation engineering. An automated pipetting system will allow NCATS to begin optimizing assays at a scale previously not possible.Specific Requirements:Quantity Product Code Product1 218.2061 15 mL tube domino, or its equal1 218.2031 50 mL Conical centrifuge tube Domino, or its equal1 218.2181 8-ch pipette Reservoir Domino, or its equal1 718.8000 Andrew+ (includes waste base, waste container, power supply, cables, 1x single pipette adaptor, 1x multi pipette adaptor), or its equal1 718.0451 Andrew+ extended warranty (rental substitution for repair,+1 year extension), or its equal1 818.8010 Andrew+ indefinite License (for a given serial number), or its equal1 718.8351 Andrew+ Starter Kit, or its equal (Contains: 1x single, 1x-multi, adaptors,  3x tip dominos, 1x microplate dominos, 1x reservoir domino, 1x 50 mL domino, 1x Eppendorf tube domino, 1x 8-ch 1200, 1x single channel 5mL and 1x single channel 300 uL and one box of reservoirs- REQUIRES LICENSE)1 AA780305 BH Tip 100-5000 µl, ST (1x50), or its equal1 AA790352 BH Tip 5-350 µl, Refill (10x96), or its equal1 AA790351 BH Tip 5-350 µl, ST (10x96) STR, or its equal1 AA791202 BH Tip 50-1200 µl, Refill (10x96), or its equal1 AA791201 BH Tip 50-1200 µl, ST (10x96) STR, or its equal1 AALH-LF790101 Filter Tip LowRet, 2-120µl, 10x96, or its equal1 218.2001 Microplate Domino, or its equal1 LH735.041AA Single channel AA pipette 5-120 uL, or its equalService will cover all parts and labor up to and including replacement and installation of the unit.Anticipated period of performance/delivery date: Six (6) weeks ARO with a one (1) year warranty that will begin the date of delivery.Requested Response:The intent of this sources sought notice is to define the procurement strategy (e.g. set-aside, sole source, unrestricted) for a solicitation that NCATS intends to post soon. Interested contractors are requested to respond by (1) identifying how their proposed product meets or exceeds each of the seven salient charactistics listed above, by number; and (2) providing product literature, white papers, or capability statements that demonstrate their bona fide ability to supply such an instrument within the time frame described above.In addition, please state your business size status and whether you are the manufacturer or authorized distributor of the device you propose.Please note that NCATS is particularly interested in small business sources. If you are a small business, please state the type of small business (small business; HUBZone; service-disabled, veteran-owned; 8(a); veteran-owned; woman-owned; or small disadvantaged businesses) and your size classification relative to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the proposed acquisition. Your responses to the information requested will assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method, including whether a set-aside is possible.The respondent must also provide their DUNS number, organization name, address, point of contact, and size and type of business (e.g., 8(a), HubZone, etc., pursuant to the applicable NAICS code and any other information that may be helpful in developing or finalizing the acquisition requirements.The information submitted must be must be in and outline format that addresses each of the elements of the project requirement and in the capability statement /information sought paragraphs stated herein. A cover page and an executive summary may be included but is not required.The response must include the respondents' technical and administrative points of contact, including names, titles, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.All responses to this notice must be submitted electronically to the Contract Specialist and Contracting Officer. Facsimile responses are NOT accepted.The response must be submitted to jessica.adams@nih.gov, Contract Specialist at jessica.adams@nih.gov.The response must be received on or before September 15, 2019, 5:00pm, Eastern Standard Time.Disclaimer and Important Notes: This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization's qualifications to perform the work.Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After a review of the responses received, a presolicitation synopsis and solicitation may be published in Federal Business Opportunities. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation.Confidentiality: No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s). Contact Information: Jessica Adams, Contract Specialist, Email jessica.adams@nih.gov Office Address :National Institute on Drug AbuseNational Center for Advancing Translational Science (NCATS)6001 Executive Boulevard Bethesda MD 20892 Location: NCATS Set Aside: N/A

Dates

Start Date

10 Sep, 2019 (about 3 years ago)

Due Date

15 Sep, 2019 (about 3 years ago)

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Location

Country : United StatesState : Maryland