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In Vitro Electrophysiological Microscope System

Maryland, United States
Government : Federal
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This is a Small Business Sources Sought notice. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The purpose of this notice is to obtain information regarding: (1) the availability and capability of qualified small business sources; (2) whether they are small businesses; HUBZone small businesses; service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses; 8(a) small businesses; veteran-owned small businesses; woman-owned small businesses; or small disadvantaged businesses; and (3) their size classification relative to the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the proposed acquisition. Your responses to the information requested will assist the Government in determining the appropriate acquisition method, including whether a set-aside is possible. An organization that is not considered a small business under the applicable NAICS code should not submit a response to this notice.

This notice is issued to help determine the availability of qualified companies technically capable of meeting the Government requirement and to determine the method of acquisition. It is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract. Responses will not be considered as proposals or quotes. No award will be made because of this notice. The Government will NOT be responsible for any costs incurred by the respondents to this notice. This notice is strictly for research and information purposes only.

Background / Purpose / Objective: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation's leading medical research agency and the primary Federal agency whose mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability, conducting, supporting and making medical discoveries that improve people's health and save lives.

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducting research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders and stroke. The NINDS mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

The NINDS studies the regulation of inhibitory synapse development and function in the brain, and routinely perform electrophysiological recordings in fresh brain sections in mice or rats to examine synapses and synaptic transmission. An In Vitro Electrophysiological Microscope is needed to examine synaptic transmission in the conduct of NINDS' research.

The NINDS seeks an In Vitro Electrophysiological Microscope System, that is brand-name or equivalent to model BX51WI, manufactured by Olympus America Inc., 48 Woerd Avenue, Waltham MA, 02453, United States Telephone number: 800-225-8330. The components of the In Vitro Electrophysiological Microscope System are as follows: (1) Part number: P-H175KT1, Description: H175KT1; Base OPEN stand With Motorized Focus, Quantity: 1-each; (2) Part number: P-H175KT2, Description: H175KT2; Transmitted Light Module For OPEN stand, Quantity: 1-each; (3) Part number: P-HZPKT3, Description: HZPKT3; Post System Translation Stage Kit For OPEN stand, Quantity: 1-each; (4) Part number: P-HZPKT1, Description: HZPKT1; Basic Translation Stage Kit For OPEN stand, Quantity: 1-each; (5) Part number: 3-U157EC, Description: U-ETR-4;TRINOCULAR OBSER TUBE,ERECT,100%PHOTO IMPRVD IR,ECOG, Quantity: 1-each; (6) Part number: WHN10X-H-1-8 , Description: Eyepiece for BX/IX, 10x Focusing w/ =24mm t=1.5mm Retical Shelf, FN22, Quantity: 2-each; (7) Part number: U-V111C, Description: U-TV1XC;C-MOUNT CAMERA ADAPTER, CENTERABLE, Quantity: 1-each; (8) Part number: 9-U505, Description: U-POFW; 4PLACE 32FILTER WHEELE 2ROTATABLE/FILTER POCKET, Quantity: 1-each; (9) Part number: 9-U755, Description: 32BP775;775NM/100 BANDPASS FILTER , Quantity: 1-each; (10) Part number: 9-U753, Description: 32PO;32MM ROUND POLARIZER FOR VISIBLE TO 775NM, Quantity: 1-each; (11) Part number: U-R1712, Description: WI-SRE3;SWING-OUT NOSEPIECE, Quantity: 1-each; (12) Part number: U-P2452, Description: WI-DICTHRA2; DIC PRISM FOR WI-SRE3/WI-SNPXLU2, Quantity: 1-each; (13) Part number: 1-U2B222, Description: PLN4X; PLAN ACHROMAT 4X OBJECTIVE, NA 0.10, WD 18.5MM, Quantity: 1-each; (14) Part number: 1-U2M587, Description: LUMPLFLN40XW; LWD PLAN FLUOR 40X WTR DIPPING OBJ, NA 0.8, WD 3.3MM, IR, Quantity: 1-each; (15) Part number: U2-CD232, Description: WI-DIC40HR; NOMAR PRISM 40X LUMPL FL W, WI-UCD COND, Quantity: 1-each; (16) Part number: 6-U542, Description: WI-DICD; LONG WORKING DISTANCE SINGLE DIC CONDENSER WD 5.7MM, Quantity: 1-each; (17) Part number: U-P315, Description: U-AN-2;ANALYZER FOR BX3 REFLECTD ILLUMINATORS, Quantity: 1-each; (18) Part number: 5-UR7105, Description: BX-RFA-1-5; FLUORECENCE ILLUMIN, BX2, FOR REXBA, 6, Quantity: 1-each; (19) Part number: OCT-49002BX2, Description: ET-EGFP/FITC/CY2 470/40X, BS495, 525/50M, Quantity: 1-each; (20) Part number: OCT-49008BX2, Description: ET-MCHERRY/TXRED 560/40X BS585, 630/75M, Quantity: 1-each; (21) Part number: OCL-PE300UTLMB40, Description: pE-300Ultra LED, LLG "ready" Multi-Band / UV @400nm system, with adapter and power cord, Quantity: 1-each; (22) Part number: 5-UL604, Description: U-LLGAD; Collimating Light Guide Adapter for U-HGLGPS, Quantity: 1-each; (23) Part number: OCL-PE1906, Description: Liquid Light Guide 1.5M, 3MM DIA for pE-300 lite/white/ultra LLG & pE-4000, Quantity: 1-each; (24) Part number: OQ-01-ELECTRO-M-14-C, Description: 01-ELECTRO-M-14-C-OC; Retiga ELECTRO 1.4MP CCD Monochrome Cooled Camera, USB 3.0, Quantity: 1-each; (25) Part number: P-uMp3, Description: SENSAPEX MANIPULATORS, Triple Axis Manipulator, Quantity: 2-each; (26) Part number: P-UMP-EXM-L, Description: Slide Track - Rotation, flip and slide module, 203mm, Quantity: 2-each; (27) Part number: P-uMDVT, Description: Dovetail Headstage Adapter, Quantity: 2-each; (28) Part number: P-UMP-MPR, Description: Multi-purpose adapter 3-10 mm OD rods/ holders - Slides into dove tail, Quantity: 2-each; (29) Part number: P-uMRW3, Description: Rotary Wheel Remote Interface, 3 Wheels, Quantity: 1-each; (30) Part number: P-UMP-HUB, Description: 1 to 4 manipulator HUB with extra battery, Quantity: 1-each; (31) Cable, Ocular Software License; (32) INSTALLATION AND TRAINING; and (33) minimum 12-month warranty.

Anticipated period of performance / delivery date: The Government's anticipated delivery date is 6 weeks after receipt of order (ARO) of the duly executed purchase order.

Other important considerations: The response may cite any other information that is necessary for potential respondents to understand the nature of the potential requirement or proposed acquisition.

Capability statement /information sought. The respondents must submit clear and convincing evidence that their product is equivalent or superior to the brand-name specified in this notice. The response shall include: the 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 to determine the method of acquisition. The information must address each of the minimum specifications and the equivalent elements of the brand-name parts stated herein.

The response must also indicate the country of manufacturer.

The response must also include their DUNS number, organization name, address, point of contact, and size and type of business (e.g., 8(a), HubZone, etc., pursuant to the applicable NAICS code and any other information that may be helpful in developing or finalizing the acquisition requirements.

The response must include the respondents' technical and administrative points of contact, including names, titles, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.

The response must be clear and concise in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format using 11-point or 12-point font, 8-1/2" x 11" paper size, with 1" top, bottom, left and right margins, with single or double spacing, and limited to ten (10) pages (exclusive of the cover page, executive summary, or references, if requested).

All responses to this notice must be submitted electronically to Debra C. Hawkins Contractor, Acquisition Policy Analyst II, at on or before September 16, 2019, 12:00 PM. Facsimile responses are NOT accepted.

Disclaimer and Important Notes: This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization's qualifications to provide the product or perform the services specified herein.

Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After a review of the responses received, a presolicitation synopsis and solicitation may be published in Federal Business Opportunities. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation.

Confidentiality: No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s)."


Debra C. Hawkins, Acquisition Policy Analyst II, Phone 301-827-7751, Email

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