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Service Contract for NovaSeq 6000 system

General Information

Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Nov 02, 2018
Category: Instruments and Laboratory Equipment
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases/AMOB, 5601 Fishers Lane, 3rd Floor MSC 9822, Bethesda, Maryland, 20892, United States


This is a Notice of Intent, not a request for proposal. The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Vaccine Research Center (VRC) intends to negotiate on an other than full and open competition basis with Illumina Inc., 5200 Illumina Way, San Diego, CA 92122-4616. This is a request for the servicing of the NovaSeq 6000 system, a high throughput sequencing instrument in the laboratory. This acquisition will be processed under FAR Part 12 - Acquisition for Commercial Items and will be made pursuant to the authority in FAR Part 13.501(a)(1). Only one award will be made as result of this solicitation. This will be awarded as a firm fixed price type of contract. Due to the critical nature of this Illumina equipment maintenance service is required to ensure this equipment is operational and will support the critical research in the lab. This expanded capability is required to keep up with the ever-increasing research efforts. This expansion will allow for additional laboratory sequencing techniques not otherwise possible. System expansion must utilize the same equipment and software to maintain continuity and data integrity between NIAID laboratories. Equipment can only be provided by Illumina Inc. The NovaSeq 6000 System combines unmatched system output with rapid run times to deliver the highest daily throughput of any NGS system currently available. With preconfigured reagent cartridges, RFID-encoded consumables, and fully automated cluster generation, the NovaSeq 6000 System provides a simple, streamlined workflow for production-scale sequencing of genomes, exomes, and transcriptomes, and other high-throughput methods. The statutory authority for this sole source requirement is 41 U.S.C. 253 (c) (1) as implemented by FAR 6.302-1 only one source available, no substitutions possible, and equipment must be compatible with existing equipment. THIS IS NOT A SOLICITATION FOR COMPETITIVE QUOTATIONS. All responsible sources who can provide the same services and who can provide certification from the original equipment manufacturer (OEM) that is authorized to service this equipment and provide original equipment manufacturer (OEM) parts may submit a response that could be considered by email to Clinton Scott at scottcl@niaid.nih.gov by 5:00pm eastern standard time on Monday November 19, 2018. All information furnished must be in writing and must contain enough detail to allow NIAID to determine if it can meet the above unique specifications described herein. All responses received by the closing date of this solicitation will be considered by the Government. A determination not to compete this requirement, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the Government

Original Point of Contact


Place of Performance

Vaccine Research Center (VRC) 40 Convent Drive, BETHESDA, Maryland, 20892, United States
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