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A -- Modification to Contract 75D301-20-C-08170

Notice Date
11/20/2020 9:53:04 AM
Notice Type
541380 — Testing Laboratories
Contracting Office
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Response Due
12/5/2020 7:00:00 AM
Archive Date
Point of Contact
William Brannen, Phone: 7704882084
E-Mail Address
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention intends to award a sole source cost reimbursible modification to Vitalant Research Institute for National SARS-CoV-2 seroincidence studies in blood donors.� Vitalant Research Institute (VRI) is one of the largest national blood collection organizations and serves as the central laboratory of an ongoing NIH-funded blood safety study (REDS-IV-P). VRI has been funded through REDS-IV-P to collaborate with three other large blood collection centers to acquire and test residual serum from 1,000 blood donations collected monthly for six months from each of six metropolitan regions. VRI has already been awarded and has been executing a contract with CDC since July 2020 for an expansion of this investigation to 62 geographically diverse regions to track the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in blood donor populations and perform analyses to extrapolate prevalence estimates to the general population in these areas.� Given the current contracts and expertise of VRI, this vendor is the only vendor capable to perform the urgent expansion of the blood donor serosurvey to increase the number of samples or increase the number of months of collection. VRI has the technical capacity to collect and conduct testing of the samples, has access to high-quality screening assays though existing agreements with manufactures, and has ongoing collaborations with other major blood collection organizations and their respective testing laboratories. In addition, VRI has an existing subcontract in place with a highly experienced vendor for data management and analysis.� � Based on previous experience working with blood collection organizations and other federal agencies, CDC is aware that there is no other vendor with an existing collaboration of blood collection organizations, laboratories, and research partners in place that would encompass a nationally-representative geographic sampling, nor could be stood up immediately to meet the urgent needs of the COVID-19 emergency response. Given the work that has already been started through VRI and its network of partners, it would not be possible for another vendor to enter the project at this time and establish an entire network of nationally representative sites. The ability to expand existing, ongoing contracts and agreements that VRI has in place makes this vendor uniquely able to provide this service. This contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302-1 and 41 U.S.C. 3304(a)(1). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive quotations; however, all quotations/responses received within fifteen (15) days of the issuance of this notice will be considered by the government.� A determination by the government not to compete this proposed contract 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.� Any quotation/response should be emailed to William Brannen at VWL0@cdc.gov by 10:00 A.M. EST., December 5, 2020.
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Address: Scottsdale, AZ 85257, USA
Zip Code: 85257
Country: USA
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