Lab Equipment - MIR Spectrometer with attached Microscope

Agency: Department of Justice
State: California
Level of Government: Federal
Category:
  • 66 - Instruments and Laboratory Equipment
Opps ID: NBD00159789627720412
Posted Date: Sep 29, 2017
Due Date: Sep 28, 2017
Solicitation No: DJA-17-ALAB-PR-0818R
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
DJA-17-ALAB-PR-0818R
Notice Type :
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Synopsis :
Added: Sep 27, 2017 8:42 pm
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with (IAW) the format in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this Notice. Since this announcement constitutes the only solicitation for which quotations are being requested, no other written solicitation will be issued.

This Request for Quotation (RFQ) and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95.

This requirement is set-aside for Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses (SDVOSBs) under NAICS Code 334516, Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing, with a Small Business size standard of 1,000 employees.

The Forensics Science Lab within the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF) requires:

Line Item 0001
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A Mid Infrared (MIR) spectrometer with attached microscope for the analysis of various types of evidence. This equipment is needed to upgrade and replace ATF's current instrument, which is outdated and no longer functional. The required instrument shall be equivalent or better than the Thermo Scientific iN10 Infrared Microscope with the iZ10 FT-IR external module.

The Lab requires a full-year warranty with service and maintenance, and any peripherals needed for full system operation (i.e. appropriate power cords, computer, software, data libraries, monitor, and printer). In order to preserve the manufacturer's warranty support and continuing maintenance contracts, installation, service and repairs must be performed by manufacturer-authorized personnel.

The desired instrument must have the following features:
? DGTS and MCT detectors (automated selection between two detectors)
? LED Illumination
? Real-time viewing of IR spectra
? Numerical Aperture 0.7 or better
? Resolution at least 0.4 cm-1
? 2" x 5" automatic/motorized stage
? Sensitivity for samples as small at 10 microns or better
? Signal-to-noise 25,000:1 or better
? Automated/ computer controlled microscope adjustments including focusing, illumination, brightness, contrast, and alignment
? All necessary materials for instrument validation and calibration included
? Capability for analyzing bulk samples via ATR independent of the microscope as well as micro-ATR capability (change configurations between microscopic and bulk samples via software)

Acronyms
DGTS = deuterated triglycine sulfate
MCT = mercury-cadmium-tellurium
LED = light-emitting diode
ATR = attenuated total reflectance

This equipment should be delivered by 11/30/17 to ATF: 355 North Wiget Lane in Walnut Creek, CA 94598.

Terms and Conditions :
ATF will award to the responsible SDVOSB whose quote, conforming to the RFQ, MEETS OR EXCEEDS the stated criteria and is the most advantageous/best value using the Lowest-Price-Technically-Acceptable (LPTA) method. ATF may review the past performance/delivery of the seller to help determine its technical capability.

Questions for this Buy must be sent via email to Sheray.Millhouse@ATF.gov by Thursday, 9/28/17, 1:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST). Questions not received by then will be marked LATE and may not be considered or addressed.

An OPEN MARKET Quote(s) should be submitted via email to Sheray.Millhouse@ATF.gov by the Close of this Buy, Thursday, 9/28/17, 8:45pm EST. The RFQ # should be clearly displayed on the Quote and in the Subject of the email. The Quote MUST be good for 30 calendar days after the close of the Buy and should be submitted in Good-Faith in order to be responsive.

To be considered for award, the Seller must be either the manufacturer or a manufacturer/Federally-authorized distributors of the equipment/services it's offering with a demonstrated capability of delivering the entire order within the time frames specified by the Buyer within this RFQ and on the award. Sellers may be required to provide documentation as proof of authorization prior to Award.

Sellers MUST be registered and Active in the System for Award Management (SAM) system ( www.SAM.gov ) prior to award, pursuant to FAR 52.204-7.

Items, if applicable, must be NEW and covered by the manufacturer's warranty.

Shipping must be Free-On-Board (FOB) Destination Continental United States (CONUS), meaning that the seller delivers the goods on its conveyance at destination and is responsible for the cost of shipping and risk of loss. NO PARTIAL SHIPMENTS are permitted unless specifically authorized at the time of award.

The Awardee must comply with the following FAR commercial provisions and clauses, which are incorporated herein by reference: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, paragraph (a) and the following clauses in paragraph (b): 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-35, 52.222-36, 52.222-37, 52.225-13, 52.232-34. The selected vendor must also comply with FAR 52.203-18, 52.209-11, and 52.211-6. The full text of these clauses may be viewed via https://www.acquisition.gov/far/ . Similarly, the vendor must also comply with the Justice Acquisition Regulation (JAR) clause #2833.103, which can be viewed via http://farsite.hill.af.mil/reghtml/regs/other/jar/2833.htm .

The Awardee shall conform to Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, if applicable. As part of the Workforce Investment Act of 1998, the U.S. Congress re-authorized Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act, strengthening it by establishing accessibility standards. The reauthorization dictates that Federal agencies are required to ensure that all electronic and information technology purchased, maintained, or developed meet the new accessibility standards. All information systems shall be compatible with existing technology and software. Section 508 Standards have been incorporated into the FAR, 29 U.S.C. & 794d.

The Awardee shall conform to ATF provision #ATF-43, Corporate Representation Regarding Felony Conviction Under Any Federal Law or Unpaid Delinquent Tax Liability - Solicitation (DEVIATION 2015-02) (March 2015)' - (a) None of the funds made available by the Department's current Appropriations Act may be used to enter into a contract, memorandum of understanding, or cooperative agreement with a corporation - (1) convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal law within the preceding 24 months, where the awarding agency is aware of the conviction, unless an agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government; or (2) that has any unpaid Federal tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability, where the awarding agency is aware of the unpaid tax liability, unless an agency has considered suspension or debarment of the corporation and made a determination that this further action is not necessary to protect the interests of the Government. (b) By submitting a response to this solicitation, the offeror represents that, as of the date of this offer - (1) the offeror is not a corporation convicted of a felony criminal violation under any Federal or State law within the preceding 24 months; and, (2) the offeror is not a corporation that has any unpaid Federal or State tax liability that has been assessed, for which all judicial and administrative remedies have been exhausted or have lapsed, and that is not being paid in a timely manner pursuant to an agreement with the authority responsible for collecting the tax liability. (End of Provision)

The Awardee shall conform to ATF provision #ATF-44, Contractor Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements Prohibiting or Restricting Reporting of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse - Solicitation (DEVIATION 2015-02) (March 2015)' - None of the funds appropriated to the Department under its current Appropriations Act may be used to enter into a contract, grant, or cooperative agreement with an entity that requires employees or contractors of such entity seeking to report fraud, waste, and abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contractors from lawfully reporting such waste, fraud, or abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. By submitting a response to this solicitation, the contractor certifies that it does not require employees or contractors of the contractor seeking to report fraud, waste, or abuse to sign internal confidentiality agreements or statements prohibiting or otherwise restricting such employees or contractors from lawfully reporting waste, fraud, and abuse to a designated investigative or law enforcement representative of a Federal department or agency authorized to receive such information. (End of Provision)

There are no additional contract requirement(s) or terms and condition (such as contact financing arrangements or warranty requirements) determined by the Contracting Officer (CO) to be necessary for this acquisition and consistent with customary commercial practices.

The Defense Priorities & Allocations System (DPAS) is not applicable.

Only written communication to the CO, Sheray Millhouse, via Sheray.Millhouse@ATF.gov will be considered and accepted within the due dates established in this Buy.
Contracting Office Address :
99 New York Avenue, NE
3rd Floor - Acquisitions
Washington, District of Columbia 20226
Place of Performance :
355 North Wiget Lane
Walnut Creek, California 94598
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Sheray Millhouse,
Contract Specialist
Phone: (202) 648-9071
Fax: (202) 648-9659

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