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Notice of Intent - Automatic Fish Feeder System

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Document Type:SNOTE
Posted Date:Aug 14, 2017
Category: Special Industry Machinery
Set Aside:N/A

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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service intends to award a sole source, firm fixed-price purchase order to Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, Inc. 2395 Apopka Blvd, Apopka, FL 32703. This contract action is for supplies &/or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b). Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery (CBNFH) produces five million Atlantic salmon eggs annually for the recovery of endangered Maine Atlantic salmon populations. As part of broodstock management operations, an automated fish feeding system is critical to rear this species. CBNFH has been working with the Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) to find solutions that address ongoing phosphorus (P) discharge violations. By adding precision dosing systems including highly accurate feeders with spreaders, CBNFH will be more efficient at utilizing all feed given to the fish and minimize wasted feed which adds to hatchery phosphorous discharge. This requirement is to provide a Arvo-Tec TD 2000 Feeder System & Accessories, under NAICS code 333241 for delivery to East Orland, ME. Pentair Aquatic Eco-Systems, Inc. is the only distributor in the United States that distributes Arvo-Tec products. Feeder requirements: 1. Species reared is Atlantic Salmon 2. Fish size will range from 0.2 gram fish to 7,000 gram fish 3. Rearing tanks range in size from 4 ┐, 6 ┐ and 8 ┐ in diameter to 18 ┐ semi square tanks with 20 ┐depth. Feeders must function within the limits of these existing tank specifications. 4. Feeders must accommodate feed sizes of 2.0 mm to 9.0 mm pellet. 5. Feed dosing options will require a minimum dosing option of 1 gram per feed with an accuracy of 95% or greater. 6. Feeder hoppers must have a minimum capacity of 6 liters of feed storage per feeder. Requirement List: QTYDESCRIPTION ITEM NUMBER 20TD2000/24VAC/2rpm feeder/incl.ss insert1FFDU1010X 6DOSING DRUM 100G (for ss insert use)1FFDD1065X 20PE HOPPER 50L1FFRH1033 14SPREADER ELEC HD W/ SPEED CONT1FFAC1084 26CONTR PAIR ABS ARVOTEC 10921FFAC1092B 1ARVOTEC CONTR WOLF PROFESSIONAL 321FFPC3504B 14DOSING DRUM 45G/4CUPS (for ss insert use)1FFDD1064X 6 9L HOPPER TRANSPARENT ACRYL1FFRH1031 6HANGER TD200 FOR 1-10 HOPPERS1FFRH1050 6DOSING DRUM 5G/12 CUPS (for ss insert use)1FFAC1062X 1ARVOTEC CONTR WOLF PROFESSIONAL 81FFPC3501B FREIGHT This notice of intent is not a request for competitive quotations; however, any firm who believes it is capable of meeting USFWS ┐s requirement as stated herein, may submit a response/capabilities statement, which if received within seven (7) calendar days of the date of this announcement, will be considered. Responses to this posting must be in writing. A determination not to compete the proposed purchase order based upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. All responses and questions should be directed to Ryna Russell via email at ryna_russell@fws.gov no later than COB, August 21, 2017. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.

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