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Notice of Intent- Airgas USA LLC - Justification and Approval-PR0000055

General Information

Document Type:SNOTE
Posted Date:Nov 01, 2018
Category: Miscellaneous
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Procurement Section, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, District of Columbia, 20535, United States

Description

Justification and Approval-PR0000055 PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE CAREFULLY AS IT CONSTITUTES THE ONLY NOTICE THAT WILL BE PUBLISHED. The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) intends to negotiate a sole source, fixed price blanket purchase agreement (BPA) with Airgas USA LLC, 6055 Rockside Woods Blvd N Ste 500, Independence, OH, 44131-2337 for the purpose of acquiring specialty laboratory gases. The FBI, Laboratory Division (LD) has a requirement for specialty gases to support its forensic science operations at the Laboratory. Specialized gases are used to operate scientific instruments and perform examinations in many LD disciplines including Chemistry, Explosives, Trace Evidence, Counterterrorism Forensic Science Research, DNA, Chem-Bio-Rad-Nuclear Sciences, and Firearms & Toolmarks. A single type of gas can be used for multiple functions and a single instrument can use multiple types of gases. Some of the required gases include, Acetylene, air ultra-pure carrier, argon (high pressure, liquid, and ultra-zero grade), isobutene, carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide (research grade), compressed air, helium (high purity and ultra-high purity), hydrogen (research grade), helium, hydrogen, methane (ultra-high purity), nitrogen (gas, liquid, and ultra-high purity), oxygen and propane. Gases must be available for routine delivery on a weekly basis and in the event of an emergency, delivery is required within 24 hours. Delivery must occur between the hours of 7:00am and 5:00pm EST, twice a week on Wednesday and Fridays. The required gases must be supplied in built-in purifier (BIP) cylinders to eliminate the need to purchase higher grades of gas or additional equipment (separate purifiers). Based on market research, and Government end-users, it has been determined that Airgas USA LLC is the sole vendor with the patented BIP cylinders; therefore they are the only vendor capable of providing the required laboratory gases. This notice will be distributed solely through the General Services Administrations Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) Website (www.fedbizopps.gov). Interested parties are responsible for monitoring the FBO site to ensure they have the most up-to-date information about this acquisition. The North American Classification System Code is 325120, Industrial Gas Manufacturing. The FBI intends to negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302-1. Interested parties may identify their interests and capability to respond to this requirement to the attention of: Kemper Wood, email address: KNWood@fbi.gov by Wednesday, November 7, 2018 (12:00 PM Eastern). Emailed responses will only be considered. Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct a competitive procurement. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is at the discretion of the Government. Vendors must be registered in SAM, effective July 29, 2012 to receive government contracts. The FBI uses a financial system that has a direct interface with SAM. Please ensure that your companys SAM information is updated and accurate. This includes TIN, EFT, DUNS, addresses and contact information. The EFT banking information on file in SAM will be what the FBI uses to process payment to your organization.

Original Point of Contact

POC Kemper Nichole Wood,

Place of Performance

Address:
Quantico, Virginia, 22315, United States
22315,
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