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66 -- RNA Isolation and Quality Control

Notice Date
6/29/2020 3:45:32 PM
Notice Type
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
541380 — Testing Laboratories
Contracting Office
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
7/10/2020 9:00:00 AM
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Thien Nguyen, Phone: 3018270914
E-Mail Address
STREAMLINED SOLICITATIONFOR COMMERCIAL ITEMS � COMBINED SYNOPSIS / SOLICITATION COMPETITIVE � Title: RNA Isolation and Quality Control This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is NIMH20003996-RFP and the solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). This acquisition is for a commercial item or service and is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13�Simplified Acquisition Procedures; FAR Subpart 13.5�Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items; and FAR Part 12�Acquisition of Commercial Items and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-01, dated December 2018. The associated NAICS code 541380: Testing Laboratories. This requirement is full and open competition � Purpose and Objectives: Total RNA isolation from PAXgene stabilized whole blood with QC: NanoDrop, Ribogreen, and Fragment Analyzer for 498 samples. Background: We need RNA with quality control on 498 samples in order to do genetic analysis through CIDR.� Blood has been collected on hundreds of study participants at NIH and stored in a -80 degree freezer.� We are now going to do genetic analysis on the samples and need quick turnaround time for the blood to be converted to RNA.� Project requirements: The Contractor shall provide the following services: Total genomic RNA will be extracted from 2.5 mL of 498 whole blood samples collected and stabilized in Qiagen's PAXgene RNA tubes. RNA will be extracted from samples using standard methodology on the QIAsymphony platform. The following quality control metrics will be performed on each sample: NanoDrop spectrophotometry as an estimate of sample purity, Ribogreen quantitation of RNA yield, and RNA integrity verification using Agilent's Fragment Analyzer. Extracted DNA will be returned on dry ice in a 96-well plate format.� Any remaining blood will also be returned to the customer.� Return shipping will be invoiced to client supplied FedEx number. Anticipated Date of Delivery: 7/17/2020-7/16/2021 The provision at FAR clause 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors � Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The provision at FAR clause 52.212-2, Evaluation � Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. (a) The following is an addendum to 52.212-2. Responses received to this RFQ will be evaluated on the basis of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). Offeror's submitting a response must provide a completed Price Quote to be evaluated and considered for award. Price quotes must indicate fixed unit pricing and total cost, including shipping cost and estimated time of delivery after receipt of order, and warranty and training considerations. Responses will be evaluated based on contractor's ability to meet the government's essential requirements stated in this notice and on ability to deliver required supplies. Responses to this solicitation must include clear and convincing evidence of the Offeror's capability of fulfilling the requirement as it relates to the essential government requirements stated in this solicitation. Under the lowest-price technically acceptable (LPTA) process, Offerors' will be determined to be ""technically acceptable"" or ""technically unacceptable"" based on the evaluation of responses to determine if, as submitted, the proposal is technically acceptable. Options. N/A (c) A written notice of award or acceptance of an offer, mailed or otherwise furnished to the successful offeror within the time for acceptance specified in the offer, shall result in a binding contract without further action by either party. Before the offer�s specified expiration time, the Government may accept an offer (or part of an offer), whether or not there are negotiations after its receipt, unless a written notice of withdrawal is received before award. The Offerors to include a completed copy of the provision at FAR clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications�Commercial Items, with its offer. The FAR clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions � Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. FAR clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders�Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. � The following additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions as determined by the contracting officer are necessary for this acquisition and consistent with customary commercial practices. There are no additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions applicable to this acquisition. The Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS) are not applicable to this requirement. Responses to this solicitation must include sufficient information to establish the interested parties� bona-fide capabilities of providing the product or service. The price quote shall include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, delivery days after contract award, delivery terms, prompt payment discount terms, F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), product or catalog number(s); product description; and any other information or factors that may be considered in the award decision. Such factors may include: past performance; special features required for effective program performance; trade-in considerations; probable life of the item selected as compared with that of a comparable item; warranty considerations; maintenance availability; and environmental and energy efficiency considerations. In addition, the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size must be included in the response. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov.� All responses must be received by 07/10/2020 by 12PMEST and reference number NIMH20003996-RFP. Responses may be submitted electronically to Thien Nguyen at thien.nguyen2@nih.gov Fax responses will not be accepted. The name and telephone number of the individual to contact for information regarding the solicitation. Thien Nguyen Thien.Nguyen2@nih.gov 301-827-0914
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Address: Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
Zip Code: 20892
Country: USA
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