Arrowhead Scientific-Full Spectrum Imaging System Upgrade

Agency: JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF
State: Alabama
Level of Government: Federal
Category:
  • 65 - Medical, Dental, and Veterinary Equipment and Supplies
Opps ID: NBD00159874355501169
Posted Date: Jan 5, 2021
Due Date: Jan 21, 2021
Solicitation No: DJF-21-0700-PR-0000334
Source: Members Only
Arrowhead Scientific-Full Spectrum Imaging System Upgrade
Active
Contract Opportunity
Notice ID
DJF-21-0700-PR-0000334
Related Notice
Department/Ind. Agency
JUSTICE, DEPARTMENT OF
Sub-tier
FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION
Office
FBI-JEH
General Information
  • Contract Opportunity Type: Special Notice (Original)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-05:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
  • Original Published Date: Jan 05, 2021 04:21 pm EST
  • Original Response Date: Jan 21, 2021 05:00 pm EST
  • Inactive Policy: 15 days after response date
  • Original Inactive Date: Feb 05, 2021
  • Initiative:
    • None
Classification
  • Original Set Aside: Total Small Business Set-Aside (FAR 19.5)
  • Product Service Code:
  • NAICS Code: 334516 - Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing
  • Place of Performance:
    Huntsville , AL 35898
    USA
Description

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 contract to Arrowhead Scientific, Inc., 11006 Strang Line Rd., Lenexa, KS. 66215, for the purchase of upgraded magnetic filer attachments and forensic filters for the Arrowhead Scientific Full Spectrum Imaging System.

The FBI’s Laboratory Division (LD), Terrorist Explosive Device Analytical Center (TEDAC), utilizes multiple analytical techniques in the exploitation of evidence. Identification and analysis of latent fingerprints provide valuable intelligence and forensic information. In order to maintain operational agility and quickly process evidence, the TEDAC Latent Prints group needs the ability to view latent prints with multiple light sources and capture any prints found with clear images. The Arrowhead Scientific-Full Spectrum Imaging System is an upgrade to the hardware and accessories for the Arrowhead Cameras and software currently in use by the Latent Prints group.

Specific characteristics of the Arrowhead Scientific-Full Spectrum Imaging System that limit the availability to a sole source is the ability to view evidence under a shortwave light and capture latent prints using multiple light sources. Only this source can furnish the requirements, to the exclusion of other sources, Arrowhead Scientific software, and cameras used to capture latent prints are already being utilized in the Latent Prints group, this documentation is to procure specially designed magnetic filters to increase evidence examinations. Competitors offer multi-light source imaging which requires an accompanying computer workstation and software for analysis which increases the cost of procuring the systems. Procuring and updating the hardware for an already utilized system decreases the cost of purchasing a system that is critical to the mission of the Latent Prints group.

This notice will be distributed solely through the General Services Administration's Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) Website (www.beta.sam.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 334516, Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing.

The FBI intends to negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302-1. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive quotations; however, per FAR 5.207(16)(ii) all responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency. All capability statements or quotes shall be submitted to the Contracting Officer, Adelle Bolton by email. The email address is albolton@fbi.gov Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Telephone requests will not be considered. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.

All responses to this intent to sole source are due to the contracting officer by 05:00 PM EST on January 21, 2021, please.

System for Award Management (SAM) Requirement

Vendors must be registered in the System for Awards Management (beta.SAM.gov) to receive government contracts. The FBI uses a financial system that has a direct interface with SAM. Please ensure that your company's 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.

Access to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Locations

Performance under this contract may require access to FBI locations to provide some service, product, or perform some other official function of interest to the FBI. Requirements, as identified below, to include approval by the FBI's Security Division, must be satisfied prior to access. Contractors who will require escorted access, to include short-term, intermittent, or infrequent access, to an FBI facility must complete an "Access of Non-FBI Personnel to FBI Facilities, Background Data Information Form," (FD 816), a "Privacy Act of 1974 Acknowledgment Form" (FD 484) and two Fingerprint Cards (FD 258). Completed and accepted forms should be provided to the assigned Contracting Officer's Representative (COR), at least 10 business days prior to required access.

DJAR-PGD-02-02A Non-U.S. Citizens Prohibited from Access to DOJ Information Technology (IT) Systems

The Department of Justice does not permit the use of Non-U.S. citizens in the performance of this contract or commitment for any position that involves access to or development of any DOJ IT system. By signing the contract or commitment document, the contractor agrees to this restriction. [In those instances where other non-IT requirements contained in the contract or commitment can be met by using Non-U.S. citizens, those requirements shall be clearly described.]. (End of Clause)

DJAR-PGD-02-02B Non-U.S. Citizens Prohibited from Access to DOJ Information Technology (IT) Systems

The Department of Justice (DOJ) will no longer permit the use of Non-U.S. citizens in the performance of this contract or commitment for any position that involves access to or development of any DOJ IT system. By signing the contract or commitment document, the contractor agrees to this restriction with respect to all new employees utilized directly to perform duties on the contract. Non-U.S. citizens currently employees under this contract or commitment may continue performance unless otherwise directed by the Department of Justice. No new, replacement, or additional Non-U.S. citizens may be added to the contract without the express approval of the Department of Justice. [In those instances where other non-IT requirements contained in the contract or commitment can be met by using Non-U.S. citizens, those requirements shall be clearly described.]. (End of Clause)

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.

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, and 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.

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  • 935 PENNSYLVANIA AVE NW
  • WASHINGTON , DC 20535
  • USA
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History
  • Jan 05, 2021 04:21 pm ESTSpecial Notice (Original)

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