Automated Flow Cytometry Assay Preparation System

expired opportunity(Expired)
From: Federal Government(Federal)
started - 03 Jun, 2022 (3 months ago)

Start Date

03 Jun, 2022 (3 months ago)
due - 03 Jun, 2022 (3 months ago)

Due Date

03 Jul, 2022 (2 months ago)
Bid Notification

Opportunity Type

Bid Notification
NIST-MML-22-SS12

Opportunity Identifier

NIST-MML-22-SS12
COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF

Customer / Agency

COMMERCE, DEPARTMENT OF
ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISION 100 BUREAU DR.  GAITHERSBURG , MD 20899  USA

Location

ACQUISITION MANAGEMENT DIVISION 100 BUREAU DR. GAITHERSBURG , MD 20899 USA
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Contracting Office Address
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST),
Acquisition Management Division,
100 Bureau Drive, Mail Stop 1640,
Gaithersburg, MD, 20899-1640
Sources Sought Notice
Title: Automated Flow Cytometry Assay Preparation System
This is a Sources Sought Notice ONLY.  Requests for copies of a solicitation will not receive a response. 
This Notice is for planning purposes only and is not a Request for Proposal or Request for Quotation or an obligation on the part of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for conducting a follow-on acquisition.  NIST does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this Notice, or otherwise pay for the information requested.  No entitlement or payment of direct or indirect costs or charges by NIST will arise as a result of submission of responses to this Notice and NIST use of such information.  NIST recognizes that proprietary components, interfaces and equipment, and clearly mark restricted or proprietary components, interfaces and equipment, and clearly mark restricted or proprietary data and present it as an addendum to the non-restricted/non-proprietary information.  In the absence of such identification, NIST will assume to have unlimited rights to all technical data in the information paper.
 
NO SOLICITATION DOCUMENTS EXIST AT THIS TIME.
Requirement: NIST is seeking information from sources that provide: Automated Flow Cytometry Assay Preparation Systems
Specific capabilities
 

Automatic dispense, fix, stain, wash, and transfer samples.
Touch screen interface.
Customizable parameters such as flow rates and number of washes.
Flexible reprogramming for different assay protocols.
Washing cells without centrifugation.
Washing 96 samples in less than 10 minutes.
Quantitative and reproducible results.
Compatibility with commercially available 96 well plates.
Compatibility with commercially available automatic pipetting systems.
 
Interested parties shall describe the capabilities of their organization as it relates to the requirement described above.  NIST anticipates issuing a Request for Quotation in the fourth quarter of FY2022 and awarding a contract no later than the first quarter of FY2023.
NIST is seeking responses from all responsible sources, including large and small businesses. The small business size standard associated with the NAICS code for this effort, 334516, is 1000 employees. Please include your company’s size classification and socio-economic status in any response to this notice. 
After results of this market research are obtained and analyzed, NIST may conduct a competitive procurement and subsequently award a contract.  Companies that can provide such equipment are requested to email a written response describing their abilities to donald.graham@nist.gov no later than the response date for this sources sought notice.
The following information is requested to be provided as part of the response to these sources sought notice:

Name, Address, Government Unique Identifier, CAGE code, and point of contact information of your company.
Any information on the company’s small business certifications, if applicable.
Description of your company’s capabilities as they relate to the equipment described in this notice.
A description of your company’s previous experience providing the equipment described in this notice.
Indication of whether the equipment described in this notice are currently offered via your company’s GSA Federal Supply Schedule (FSS) contracts, Government-wide Acquisition Contracts (GWACs), or other existing Government-wide contract vehicles; and, if so, the contract number(s) for those vehicles.
Any published pricing.
Any other relevant information that is not listed above which the Government should consider in finalizing its market research.
Responses are limited to a total of
twelve (12) pages. The responses must be in MS Word format.  Pages shall be 8½-inch x 11-inch, using Times New Roman 11 Point Font.  Each page shall have adequate margins on each side (at least one inch) of the page. Header/footer information (which does not include any information to be analyzed) may be included in the 1" margin space.
Product Service Code:-
NAICS Code:-
Primary point of contact:- Don Graham  
deg@NIST.GOV  
Phone Number 3019758567
Secondary point of contact:-

Dates

Start Date

03 Jun, 2022 (3 months ago)

Due Date

03 Jul, 2022 (2 months ago)

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Country : United StatesState : Maryland