Jan 11, 2018 4:54 pm 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.
Background: Memphis VAMC Research Department (Customer) needs a replacement Molecular Device s Spectramax 340PC 384. Customer existing unit has been inoperable and unrepairable for several months and has forced research personnel to use/borrow from other sections with similar, but not the same, equipment with inconsistent and conflicting results. Customer considered Biotek Epoch2 or BMG Spectrostar Nano for a replacement device, but decided that the Molecular Device s Spectramax 340PC 384 is the best instrument to meet all of their needs relative to familiarity of use, ease of operation and maintenance, and assurance of research/data integrity.
Purpose and Objectives: Your responses to the information requested will assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method.
NAICS code: 334516 and sized standard is 1000 employees.
NOTE: Respondent claiming SDVOSB and VOSB status must be registered and CVE verified in VetBiz Registry www.vetbiz.gov
Project requirements: New, not refurbished or grey-market type: One (1) Molecular Devices brand Spectramax 340PC 384 microplate reader (90V to 240) with current version of SoftMax Pro, user manual, dust cover, interface cable, 1 year MDCare PhD Technical Support Plan and 1 year parts & labor warranty. Deliverable within 14 days ARO.
Anticipated period of performance: NA. Single-commodity buy.
Other important considerations: Cite any other information that is necessary for potential respondents to understand the nature of the potential requirement or proposed acquisition.Â
Capability statement /information sought: Response to this announcement shall not to exceed 3 pages and should include the following information: (1) A tailored capability statement indicating the firm s ability to provide a product and related services; (2) The respondents DUNS number, organization name, address, point of contact, and size and type of business (e.g., SDVOSB/VOSB, etc,) pursuant to the applicable NAICS code; (3) Information should be provided electronically in a Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format; (4) Letter from OEM that offeror is an authorized distributor
Please e-mail your response with the above information to Sascha.email@example.com
or fax to 615.849.3769 with the subject line "Sources Sought Notice # 36C24918Q0187. by 4:30 p.m. (EST) on Thursday, January 18, 2018. Any question should be emailed to Sascha.firstname.lastname@example.org
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 pre-solicitation 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).