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FBO DAILY - FEDBIZOPPS ISSUE OF AUGUST 14, 2019 FBO #6473
SOURCES SOUGHT

66 -- Flow Cytometer System

Notice Date
8/12/2019
 
Notice Type
Synopsis
 
NAICS
334516 — Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing
 
Contracting Office
Department of Veterans Affairs;Network Contracting Office 22;4811 Airport Plaza Drive;Suite 600;Long Beach CA 90815
 
ZIP Code
90815
 
Solicitation Number
36C26219Q1174
 
Response Due
8/19/2019
 
Archive Date
9/18/2019
 
Point of Contact
Contract Specilist
 
Small Business Set-Aside
N/A
 
Description
THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI)/SOURCES SOUGHT IS ISSUED SOLELY FOR INFORMATION AND PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY AND DOES NOT CONSTITUTE A SOLICITATION. THE SUBMISSION OF PRICING, CAPABILITIES FOR PLANNING PURPOSES, AND OTHER MARKET INFORMATION IS HIGHLY ENCOURAGED AND ALLOWED UNDER THIS RFI IN ACCORDANCE WITH (IAW) FAR 15.201(e). DISCLAIMER This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked as proprietary will be handled accordingly. IAW FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI. SOURCES SOUGHT DESCRIPTION This is NOT a solicitation announcement. This is a sources sought/RFI only. The purpose of this sources sought/RFI is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources and their size classification relative to NAICS 334516 (size standard of 1,000 Employees). Responses to this sources sought will be used by the Government to make appropriate acquisition decisions. After review of the responses to this sources sought, a solicitation announcement may be published. Responses to this sources sought synopsis are not considered adequate responses for a solicitation announcement. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), VISN 22 Network Contracting Office is seeking sources that can provide Flow Cytometer System for the VA San Diego Healthcare System: Flow Cytometer Salient Characteristics Flow Cytometer must have at least 64 fluorescence detection channels. Must have design panels of at least 33 fluorescent parameters. Flow Cytometer must be able to detect at least 20 different molecules to include: Surface molecules Intracellular cytokines Transcription factors Flow Cytometer must have the capability to upgrade to read at least 40 molecules by installing additional detectors and lasers. Flow Cytometer must be able to read high epithelial cell samples without obstructing the system. Due to lab space, Flow Cytometer must fit in a standard laboratory bench: 24 inches wide or less. Flow Cytometer must be able to detect rare cellular populations in intestine such as dendritic cells and innate lymphoid cells.   Brand Name or Equivalent to: FIRM FIXED PRICE PURCHASE ORDER Line Item Item Number Description QTY UNIT UNIT PRICE TOTAL PRICE 1 NL-3000 Cytek Northern Lights 2000 B/R -22 Channel. Includes: *Two-Laser Flow Cytometer *Workstation (Computer, Monitor, Keyboard, and Mouse) * One additional copy of SpectroFlo Software *QC and consumable parts kit *One-year on-site warranty 1 EA $ $ TOTAL PRICE $__________ The information identified above is intended to be descriptive, not restrictive and to indicate the quality of the supplies/services that will be satisfactory. It is the responsibility of the interested source to demonstrate to the government that the interested parties can provide the supplies/services that fulfill the required specifications. If you are interested, and are capable of providing the sought out supplies/services, please provide the requested information as well as the information indicated below. Response to this notice should include company name, address, point of contact, size of business pursuant to the following questions: (1) Please indicate the size status and representations of your business, such as but not limited to: Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB), Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB), Hubzone, Woman Owned Small Business (WOSB), Large Business, etc.)? (2) Is your company considered small under the NAICS code identified under this RFI? (3) Are you the manufacturer, distributor, or an equivalent solution to the items being referenced above? (4) If you are a large business, do you have any designated distributors? If so, please provide their company name, telephone, point of Contact and size status (if available). (5) If you re a small business and you are an authorized distributor/reseller for the items identified above or an equivalent solution, do you alter; assemble; modify; the items requested in any way? If you do, state how and what is altered; assembled; modified? (6) Does your company have an FSS contract with GSA or the NAC or are you a contract holder with NASA SEWP or any other federal contract? If so, please provide the contract number. (7) If you are an FSS GSA/NAC or NASA SEWP contract holder or other federal contract holder, are the items/solution you are providing information for available on your schedule/contract? (8) Please provide general pricing of your products/solution for market research purposes. (9) Please submit your capabilities in regards to the salient characteristics being provided and any information pertaining to equal to items to establish capabilities for planning purposes? (10) Please review salient characteristics/statement of work (if applicable) and provide feedback or suggestions. If none, please reply as N/A. (11) Please provide your DUNS number. *** Submissions addressing Section (8) should show clear, compelling and convincing*** evidence that all equal to items" meet all the salient characteristics. Responses to this notice shall be submitted via email to Carol.Evans3@va.gov. Telephone responses shall not be accepted. Responses must be received no later than Friday, August 19, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. PDT. If a solicitation is issued it shall be announced at a later date, and all interested parties must respond to that solicitation announcement separately from the responses to this sources sought. Responses to this sources sought notice are not a request to be added to a prospective bidders list or to receive a copy of the solicitation. NOTE: THIS NOTICE WAS NOT POSTED TO FEDBIZOPPS ON THE DATE INDICATED IN THE NOTICE ITSELF (12-AUG-2019); HOWEVER, IT DID APPEAR IN THE FEDBIZOPPS FTP FEED ON THIS DATE. PLEASE CONTACT 877-472-3779 or fbo.support@gsa.gov REGARDING THIS ISSUE.
 
Web Link
Link To Document
(https://www.fbo.gov/spg/VA/LBVANBC/VAMD/36C26219Q1174/listing.html)
 
Record
SN05401402-F 20190814/190812230014 (fbodaily.com)
 
Source
FedBizOpps Link to This Notice
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