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Cage Replacement


National Eye Institute / National Institute of Health


Announcement/Number:  EE21-000917

Post Date: December 03, 2020

Closing Response Date: December 13, 2020

Proposed Award Date: December 15, 2020

Project Title: Cage Replacement

Contracting Office: National Eye Institute, Building 31, Room 6A52

Contact Point/Contracting Officer/Contract Specialist: Elaine Estrella,

North American Classification System (NAICS) Code (include): 333999

Classification Code:  All Other Miscellaneous General Purpose Machinery Manufacturing



The Building 49 Central Animal Facility houses approximately over 20,000 cages of rodents in support of the mission of six (6) ICs occupying the facility. VRMB requires additional rodent cages to replace damaged and cloudy cages. Cloudy cages can hinder the ability to perform proficient health observations to the animals, while cracked and damaged cages can jeopardize the integrity of the micro-environment inside of the cages. The integrity of the inside of the cages must be maintained to successfully support both the health of the animal and the all research efforts throughout the facility. Adequate amounts of animal cages are crucial for adhering to the established animal husbandry schedule. Following this schedule efficiently allows for the best animal care possible. Limited functional cages in circulation can delay the daily activities that are vital in supporting the research efforts throughout the facility. The performance and functionality of these caging units is critical to the protection of the animals and research supported by these systems.







Cage - 13-7/8"L x 9-1/16"W x 7-3/4"D w/air grommet





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


AWARD TYPE            

Firm Fixed



BLDG 49 RM B1W28



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)

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 December 13, 2020 and must reference number EE21-000917Responses may be submitted electronically to or hand delivered in person. Fax responses will not be accepted.

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

Last updated: December 3, 2020