This notice is a combined Synopsis/Solicitation Request for Quote for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format of FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested, and a written solicitation will not be issued for the solicitation number NICHD-RFQ-18-077-VLG. The incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAC 2005-98, effective January 19, 2017. This acquisition is a commercial service and will be processed under Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP). The associated North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code is 541380-HLA Genotyping, which has a size standard of $15.0 Million. The acquisition has been prepared by the National Institute of Child Health and Development (NICHD), in support of the work of the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disease (NIDDK). NIDDK has a requirement to acquire high-resolution HLA genotyping in Mexican Pima Indians, and in subsample of US Pima Indians who have been studied by Phoenix Epidemiology and Clinical Research Branch (PECRB). This project is part of the ongoing research of PECRB into the determinants of diabetes and obesity in Pima Indians in accordance with the attached statement of work (SOW). In accordance to FAR 52.212-2 Evaluation - Commercial Items the Government will award a firm-fixed price contract for these services resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offering conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other non-price factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate the offers: Technical: (1) Corporate Experience, the offeror must show Corporate Experience performing the same or similar services. This can be demonstrated by providing information on current or past contracts for the same of similar services in the past five (5) years, (2) Key Personnel, the offeror shall identify key personnel and provide a resume for proposed key personnel providing the required services to include current background check information. Technical factors will be will be evaluated using Adjectival ratings, Exceptional (Greatly exceeds all minimum requirements; has a high probability of success; contains no weaknesses or deficiencies), Good, (Exceeds all the minimum requirements; has an above average probability of success; contains no significant weaknesses and only minor, correctable weaknesses exist) Acceptable (Meets all the minimum requirements; has an average probability of success; no significant weaknesses and any deficiencies can be readily corrected.) Un-acceptable (fails to meet any of the minimum requirements: proposal needs major revisions; very low probability of success) (3) Past Performance providing the same or similar services in the past (5) five years. Provide the contract number, dollar value, period of performance, name, address and contact information for technical representatives. The past performance will be rated as follows: Very Relevant, Relevant, Somewhat Relevant, Not Relevant, Substantial Confidence, Satisfactory Confidence, and Limited Confidence. If the offeror has no relevant past performance references, it will be evaluated as Neutral, and Price, the Government will evaluate the reasonableness of proposed prices. Technical and Past Performance are considered equal and combined are more important than Price. By submission of an offer, the Offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered and viewable in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment resulting from this solicitation ( By submission of an Offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall have posted their FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representative and Certifications Commercial items and services in the SAM database. Offerors are to submit their quotes by 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time (EST) Wednesday, July 25, 2018 by email to . Reference NICHD-RFQ-18-077-VLG.



Deadline: Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Date Published: Friday, July 13, 2018

Date Updated: Friday, July 13, 2018


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