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Fully Automated Immunomagnetic Cell Separation Instrument

Maryland, United States
Government : Federal
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This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items using Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This acquisition will be made in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6 "Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and solicitation for commercial Items," as applicable, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation (a written solicitation will not be issued) and quotes are being requested. The Solicitation number is RFQ-RML-C-1936017 and the solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ).

This acquisition will be processed under FAR Part 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP). The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-96 November 2017.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 334516, Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing, with a small business size standard of 1000 employees. This is not a total small business set aside. The acquisition is being competed full and open.
The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) is seeking to purchase
benchtop immunomagnetic cell separation instrument:

•    fully automated marking and separating up to 6 samples in columns capable of holding up to 2x108 target cells from a maximum of 4x109 total cells
•    barcode reader with pre-programmed isolation protocols
•    input volume of 100 ul to 50 ml
•    hands free operation
•    dual super-paramagnetic matrix columns
•    To include starter kit consisting of reagents, buffers, 3 chill racks, 5x2 columns, 2x2 column substitutes, instrument software, and user manual

*****Quotes must include estimated delivery time, warranty, shipping costs, and trade -in value of an autoMACS pro separator******

Place of Performance: NIH, Clinical Research Center, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 United States. FOB: Destination

The government intends to a firm fixed price purchase order to the responsible contractor as a result of this RFQ that will include the terms and conditions set forth herein.

The award will be based on the capability of the item offered to meet the above stated salient characteristics, price, past performance, delivery, warranty, and the best value to the government.

The following FAR clauses and provisions apply to this acquisition:
FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (Aug 2018)
FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Aug 2018)
Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items
(Please ensure 52.209-2 -- Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations--Representation. (Nov 2015) is updated in your SAM record)
FAR 52.203-18 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements - (Jan 2017)
FAR 25.103 Buy American Act
FAR 52-212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (Jan 2017)
FAR 52-212.5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (Aug 2018)
*The applicable subparagraphs of FAR52.212-5 are included in the attachment to this posting.
FAR 52.203-19 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (Jan 2017)
FAR 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013)
FAR 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (Oct 2016)
FAR 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications (Dec 2014)

HHSAR 352.222-70, Contractor Cooperation in Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations (Dec 2015)

By submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchasing agreement resulting from this solicitation (

Copies of the above-referenced provisions and clauses are available from

To facilitate the award process all quotes must include a statement regarding the terms and conditions herein as follows:
"The Terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document without modification, deletion or addition."
"The terms and conditions in the solicitation are acceptable to be included in the award document with the exception, deletion, or addition of the following:"
(Quoter shall list exception(s) and rationale for the exception(s).)

Submission shall be received no later than 11/7/2018 9:00 am Mountain Time.

Offers may be submitted via e-mail (to, or faxed to 406-363-9288. Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f).

Kim Brown-Selig, Purchasing Agent, Phone 4063759840, Fax 406-363-9288, Email - Suzanne Miller, Purchasing Agent, Phone 406-363-9445, Email

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