PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACQUISITION
National Eye Institute / National Institutes of Health

Announcement/Number:  EE21-003097
Post Date: April 19, 2021
Closing Response Date: April 29, 2021
Proposed Award Date: May 03, 2021
Project Title: Benchtop Broadband Light Source
Contracting Office: National Eye Institute, Building 31, Room 6A52
Contact Point/Contracting Officer/Contract Specialist: Elaine Estrella, estrellaek@mail.nih.gov
North American Classification System (NAICS) Code (include): 334413
Classification Code:  Semiconductor and Related Device Manufacturing

 

BACKGROUND, PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE:
The National Eye Institute (NEI) has a custom-assembled adaptive optics instrument that was developed in collaboration with the FDA. NEI requires a new light source to replace an existing component within the custom-assembled adaptive optics instrument. A broadband light source that is compatible with the existing instrumentation is needed. A description of the current instrumentation is available at (Bower, Andrew J., et al. "Integrating adaptive optics-SLO and OCT for multimodal visualization of the human retinal pigment epithelial mosaic." Biomedical Optics Express 12.3 (2021): 1449-1466). The spectral properties of the light source need to be matched with an existing 980-1180 nm OCT spectrometer for use in a spectral domain optical coherence tomography module. In addition, the max power needs to be 17.5 mW or greater in order to improve the current imaging capabilities of the spectral domain optical coherence tomography module. Since this is a replacement item, compatibility with existing hardware and software will be prioritized.

PRODUCT SPECIFICATION:

CLIN

Description

Unit

Qty

1

Broadband Light Source that has simulated performance matching or exceeding:

•           Max Power: 17.5 mW

•           Center WL: 1080.1 nm

•           3-dB BW: 119.2 nm

•           10-dB BW: 140.8 nm

•           ASE Ripple: 0.00 dB

•           Flatness: -2.37 dB

•           Coherence Length: 5.6 um

•           Sidelobe Supression: 6.6 dB

•           Secondary Peak Suppression: -46.7 dB

ASE Spectrum spanning at least 1020-1140 nm-

Each

1

2

Shipping and Handling (includes any tax, duties)

Each

1


PAYMENT

Payment will be made 30 days after internal receiving in NIH system.

AWARD TYPE     

Firm Fixed 

DELIVERY

NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE/ NIH
10 CENTER DRIVE
BLDG 10 RM 10C404
BETHESDA, MD 20892

BASIS OF AWARD

A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract acquisition based upon responses to the notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed. Information provided will be used to assess tradeoffs and alternatives available for the potential requirement and may lead to the development of a solicitation. Respondents are advised that the Government is under no obligation to acknowledge receipt of the information received or provide feedback to respondents with respect to any information submitted. Any solicitation resulting from the analysis of information obtained will be announced to the public in Federal Business Opportunities in accordance with the FAR Part 5. However, responses to this notice will not be considered adequate responses to a solicitation. No proprietary, classified, confidential, or sensitive information should be included in your response. The Government reserves the right to use any nonproprietary technical information in any resultant solicitation(s).

Closing Statement: This notice is not a request for competitive proposals.  However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice.  Responses to this notice shall contain sufficient information to establish the interested parties’ bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement and include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov 

A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed action based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement.

All responses must be received by April 29, 2021 and must reference number EE21-003097. Responses may be submitted electronically to estrellaek@mail.nih.gov. 

“All responsible sources may submit a bid, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency.”
 

Last updated: April 19, 2021