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Cryostat System - Attachment

General Information

Document Type:FILE
Posted Date:Sep 14, 2017
Category: Instruments and Laboratory Equipment
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

US Department of Veterans Affairs;Veterans Health Administration;Service Area Office (SAO) East;323 North Shore Drive, Suite 500;Pittsburgh PA 15212-5319


This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number VA240-17-Q-0230 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-92. This requirement will be made using a cascading set-aside under the associated NAICS code 334516 with a small business size standard of 1000. The full solicitation document is included as an attachment to this notice; to include: a list of contract line items, a Description of requirements for the items to be acquired, SOW/PWS, Date(s) and place(s) of delivery, and applicable clauses and provisions. Evaluation procedures: Evaluation of offers will be made in accordance with FAR 13.106-2, and award made on the basis of lowest price technically acceptable. The VA Healthcare System Medical Research Service intends to acquire a Leica CM3050S Research Cryostat Configuration 4 (or equal) for reproducible, thin, serial sections of bone suitable for small animals used in Research service. The VA requires the Cryostat to prepare thin sections of samples for histological and microscopic investigation and to have the following salient characteristics to be technically acceptable: Precise stepper motor: promotes the production of high quality sections of consistent thickness. Optional motorized sectioning: provides reproducible section quality and thickness and reduces repetitive motion. Section thickness totalizer: with re-set button facilitates target preparation Temperature setting down to -40 degrees Celsius in 1 degree steps Permanently cooled (to -45 degrees Celsius) quick freeze for a minimum of 10 specimens. Programmable 24-hour defrost cycle. Fine orientation control: supports sectioning of delicate tissues Programmable reverse counter. Cryocabinet: Max dimensions (w/h/d) 882 x 1040 x 766 mm, Weight (incl. microtome) approx. 180 kg, power draw 1800 VA Efficiency - Insulation system Cryochamber: Cooling via separate refrigeration system: Functional - The knife holder CE. The lateral displacement feature of the knife holder CE for disposable blades allows the use of the entire blade. Section thickness setting 0.5 to 300 m Maximum specimen size 40 mm x 55 mm Horizontal specimen feed 25 mm Vertical specimen stroke 59 mm Specimen retraction 50 pm Specimen precision orientation by 8 (x/y/z axis) Trimming 5 to 150 m 0,5 m in steps of 5, 10, 30, 50, 100, and 150 m Efficient - Specimen temperature control An independent refrigeration system ensures powerful specimen temperature control and rapid temperature changes. Spacious - Stainless steel cryochamber Convenient - Programmable reverse section counter and totalizer Motorized coarse feed at two speeds 500 m/s 1,000 m/s Cutting Motor: Cutting speed ranges 0.1 mm/s to 170 mm/s, 0.1 mm/s to 100 mm/s, Vmax 210 mm/s This is a BRAND NAME OR EQUAL REQUIREMENT for the Leica Cryostat system as detailed in salient characteristics description above. Any equivalent products shall meet or exceed all of the salient characteristics of the system above. All responses must include product information that demonstrates equivalency to the salient characteristics. Delivery FOB Destination to: Palo Alto, CA The following provisions apply to this acquisition: 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial, (ix) A statement regarding the applicability of Offerors are advised to include a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items, with its offer. 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items, 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items, 52.211-6, Brand Name or Equal 852.211-73, Brand name or equal. 852.246-70, Guarantee Additional contract requirement(s) or terms and conditions determined by the contracting officer: Set Aside Cascading set-aside procedures. Any award resulting from this solicitation will be made using a cascading set-aside order of precedence as follows: 1. In accordance with FAR Subpart 19.1405 and VAAR Subpart 819.7005, any award under this solicitation will be made on a competitive basis first to an eligible Service Disabled Veteran Owned small business [SDVOSB] concern provided that the conditions of 38 U.S.C. 8127(d) are met (the VA Rule of Two) whereby the Contracting Officer receives adequate competition of two or more small business concerns owned and controlled by Veterans, and that the award can be made at a fair and reasonable price that offers the best value to the United States. 2. If there is inadequate competition for award to an SDVOSB concern, the SDVOSB set-aside shall be withdrawn and cascaded to the next contracting order of priority in accordance with VAAR 819.7004, which is Veteran Owned Small Businesses (VOSB) and conducted in accordance with the procedures set forth in VAAR 819.7006 provided that the conditions of 38 U.S.C. 8127(d) are met (the VA Rule of Two) whereby the Contracting Officer receives adequate competition of two or more small business concerns owned and controlled by Veterans, and that the award can be made at a fair and reasonable price that offers the best value to the United States. 3. If there continues to be inadequate competition between SDVOSB and VOSB concerns, the cascading will continue through the contracting order of priority in accordance with VAAR 819.7004 and FAR 19.203. If the contracting officer determines that offers from small business concerns do not meet the solicitation requirements in terms of technical acceptability, past performance, and fair market price, the small business set-aside[s] will be withdrawn and award will be made on the basis of full and open competition. Adequate competition: Adequate competition shall be deemed to exist if At least two competitive offers are received from qualified, responsible business concerns at the set-aside tier under consideration; and Award could be made at fair market price as determined in accordance with FAR 19.202-6. The VA contracting officer reserves the right to consider competitive proposals submitted from all responsible offerors (including large businesses) in determining the fair market price. Due date and submission of quotes: The quotes are due on 9/19/17 at 10:00 AM and shall be directed electronically to Michael.haydo@va.gov. Email quotes shall be marked with the solicitation number. Information regarding the solicitation can be addressed to the Contracting Officer, Michael Haydo, michael.haydo@va.gov

Original Point of Contact

POC Contracting Officer: Michael Haydo

Place of Performance

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