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J -- Notice of Intent - Emergency Repair Service / Preventive Maintenance Service Agreement for 7 Fusion UV VPS/I600 Light Systems

Notice Date
Notice Type
Special Notice
811219 — Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
Contracting Office
Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Acquisition Management Division, 100 Bureau Drive, Building 301, Room B130, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899-1410, United States
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Karen Armstrong, Phone: 3019753671, Keith Bubar, Phone: 3019758329
E-Mail Address
Karen.Armstrong@NIST.gov, keith.bubar@nist.gov
(Karen.Armstrong@NIST.gov, keith.bubar@nist.gov)
Small Business Set-Aside
The Office of Acquisition and Agreement Management (OAAM), of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), on behalf of the Engineering Laboratory (EL), intends to negotiate on a sole-source basis with Heraeus Noblelight America LLC, under the authority of 41 US 3304(a)(1), for an on-site repair and maintenance service agreement for seven Fusion UV VPS/I600 light systems consisting of a base year, plus three option years. Background Information The Materials and Structural Systems Division of the EL at NIST serves as the world-class resource for developing and promoting the use of science-based tools - measurements, data, models, protocols, and reference standards - to enhance both the global competitiveness of U.S. industry through innovations in building materials and constructions technology; and the safety, security, and sustainability of the nation's buildings and physical infrastructure. A fundamental system that the Materials and Structural Systems Division utilizes to fulfill its mission is a series of Fusion UV VPS/I600 light systems, which is utilized for the NIST SPHERE. The SPHERE is a unique weathering device for accelerated exposure of samples, which operates on a continuous basis. Sole source determination is based on the following: It has been determined that Heraeus Noblelight is the only source for the required service. Heraeus Noblelight has proprietary knowledge of all up-to-date service practice and techniques required to keep the system operating in accordance with the manufacturer's specifications. More specifically, Heraeus Noblelight's software and firmware updates are not available online to the general public and must be downloaded and installed by an authorized Heraeus Noblelight service engineer. Heraeus Noblelight has no authorized resellers capable of providing replacement parts and providing service. General Information The North American Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 811219 - Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance. Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing. The small business size standard is $20.5M. No solicitation package will be issued. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive quotations; however, responses received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on September 13, 2019 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete the proposed acquisition 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. Interested parties that believe they could satisfy the requirements listed above for NIST may clearly and unambiguously identify their capability to do so in writing on or before the response date for this notice. This notice of intent is not a solicitation. Any questions regarding this notice must be submitted in writing via email to Karen Armstrong at karen.armstrong@nist.gov. All responses to this notice of intent must be submitted so that they are received at karen.armstrong@nist.gov no later than the aforementioned due date.
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Place of Performance
Address: 100 Bureau Drive, Gaithersburg, Maryland, 20899, United States
Zip Code: 20899
SN05437959-W 20190912/190910230949-f652543d150c8035576b032228ba721e (fbodaily.com)
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