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Procurement Notice Details

Tri-carb 4810tr scintillation counter

Purchaser: Department of Health and Human Services
Website link: click here

Solicitation Number:
Notice Type:
Sources Sought

Added: Aug 09, 2015 12:27 pm
This Small Business Sources Sought Notice is for information and planning purposes only and shall not be construed as a solicitation or as an obligation or commitment by the Government. This notice is intended strictly for Market Research. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases is conducting a market survey to determine the availability and technical capability of qualified small business, veteran-owned small business, service-disabled veteran-owned small business or HUBZone small businesses capable of providing Tri-Carb 4810TR Scintillation Counter.
NIDDK must retire (2) current scintillation counters because their manufacturer has announced that it will no longer offer technical support for them. The work of NIDDK requires extremely precise measurements of radioactivity in liquids with very low activity. The Tri-Carb 4810TR Scintillation Counter is uniquely qualified to meet our specialized needs because of its patented TR-LSCĀ® (Time-Resolved Liquid Scintillation Counting) system. The innovative TR-LSC lowers the instrument's background levels when counting low activity samples. This is accomplished by use of an "after pulse" analysis that will enable us to more aggressively categorize whether the count originated from within the sample, or was due to some external event. By lowering the backgrounds, we can effect a greater level of sensitivity, lowering the MDA of the instrument. No other scintillation counter offers this technology which is vital to the work that we perform.

The intended procurement will be classified under North American Industrial Classification (NAICS) code 344516 with a size standard of 500. Offerors who are capable of providing at a minimum, fifty-one percent (51%) of the required/actual services of this solicitation. All respondents are requested to identify their firm's size and type of business. Interested firms responding to this market survey must provide (a) capability statement demonstrating their experience, skills and capability to fulfill the Government's requirements for the above. The capability statement shall be in sufficient enough detail, but not to exceed 15 pages, so that the Government can determine the experience and capability of your firm to provide the requirements above. Your capability statement, not to exceed 15 pages, should include references. Capability statement must be received at the address identified in this synopsis no later than 11:00 A.M. local time at designated location) on August 17, 2015.

Responses by E-MAIL WILL BE ACCEPTED and can be sent to .

This synopsis is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government, nor will the Government pay for information solicited.

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 perform the work. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provided feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. After a review of the responses received, a pre-solicitation synopsis and solicitation may be published in Federal Business Opportunities. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate response to a solicitation. The Government reserves the right to use any non-proprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s)."

Any questions regarding this announcement must be sent via email to and must include solicitation NIHLM2015607 in the subject line of email.

PLEASE NOTE: In order to receive an award, contractor must be registered and have valid certification in the System for Award Management (SAM) [formerly CCR].

Contracting Office Address:
2 Democracy Plaza, Suite 700W
6707 Democracy Blvd., MSC 5455
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5455
Primary Point of Contact.:
V. Lynn Griffin
Fax: 301-480-8501
Secondary Point of Contact:

Notice Type:
Sources Sought
Posted Date:
August 9, 2015
Response Date:
Aug 17, 2015 11:00 am Eastern
Archiving Policy:
Automatic, 15 days after response date
Archive Date:
September 1, 2015
Original Set Aside:
Set Aside:
Classification Code:
66 -- Instruments & laboratory equipment
334 -- Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing/334516 -- Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing

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