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

Contracting Office Address

Department of Agriculture, Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Administrative Services Division/IT Contracting, 4700 River Road, Unit 45, Riverdale, Maryland, 20737


Pre-solicitation Notice: Quaint Studio This proposed contract action is for instrument systems for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 6.302-1. This is a sole source requirement that is proprietary to Life Technologies No other supplies or services have been identified that will satisfy the governments needs The agencys minimum requirements are for a 7 Real-Time PCR System to analyze samples for the presence of specific DNA sequences for the detection of genetically-engineered grain. it allows us to use existing protocols, reagents, consumables that have been acquired for the outgoing instrument by the same manufacturer. It shall contain the following features: An OptiFlex TM System which combines 6 excitation (450- 670nm) and 6 emission (500-720 nm) filter sets to enable collection of up to 21 unique combinations of wavelengths during a single run for multiplexing. Four (4) user-interchangeable blocks to accommodate 96-well, Fast 96-well low volume, 384-well plates or TaqMan TM Array Cards. No service visits or recalibration are necessary after a block change. User-interchangeable blocks are accessible from the front of the instrument to maximize bench space and provide tool-free block exchange capability. User-interchangeable light source that is readily accessible and can be replaced from the front of the instrument. Available with a robotic arm capable of loading and unloading reaction plates. The resulting integrated unit is designed to provide unattended instrument operation for up to 110 384-well reaction plates, 100 TaqMan Array Microfluidic Cards, 50 96-well plates or 60 Fast 96-well plates. Life Technologies is the only manufacturer of the Life Technologies that meets the agency needs. This is a requirement of the USDA:GIPSA FGIS Office located in Kansas City, Missouri. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However all proposals received within 5 days after date of publication of this synopsis will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract action is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether it will become necessary to conduct a competitive procurement.

Original Point of Contact

POC Michael R. Wesley, Phone: 301-851-2664, Michael R. Wesley, Phone: 301-851-2664

Place of Performance

USDA GIPSA TSD, 10383 N. Ambassador Dr., Kansas City, MO 64153, Kansa, Missouri, 64153, United States
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