PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACQUISITION

National Eye Institute / National Institute of Health

 

Announcement/Number:  EE20-005063

Post Date: September 3, 2020

Closing Response Date: September 13, 2020

Proposed Award Date: September 15, 2020

Project Title: Data Acquisition and Control system and accessories

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): 334519

Classification Code:  Other Measuring and Controlling Device Manufacturing

 

BACKGROUND INFORMATION:

The Laboratory of Sensorimotor Research (LSR) performs research in the fundamental brain mechanisms that allow sensory-motor coordination, specifically the visual/oculomotor system.  In the Eye Movements and Visual Selection Section, the goal is to understand the neuronal mechanisms that control which visual signals are used during movements of the eyes, and during visual selection even in the absence of overt orienting movements.

Some of this research is conducted using rodent animal models, where it is possible to apply intracellular recording and cell-attached recording approaches that allow identification and manipulation of specific neurons within brain circuits, and also more recently developed “optogenetic” techniques that make it possible to manipulate the activity of specific classes of neurons using light introduced into the brain with small fiber optic probes. The ability to apply these neuron-specific techniques in the rodent makes it possible to identify and functionally dissect the neuronal circuits involved in visual selection, in ways that are not yet possible in other animal models.

 

Purpose and Objective

LSR requires the data acquisition and control systems that is uniquely suited for these demanding experiments. Below are the list of product specification and configuration that will satisfy the government requirement.

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATION:

CLIN

Description

Unit

Qty

1

Lux Fiber Photometry System (3 Colors/Single Subject/2 sites) RZ10x

Each

1

2

Lux Fiber Photometry Workstation: 6-Channel LED Driver, 4 Photosensor Inputs

Each

1

3

Lx385 2 Lux Integrated UV LED: 385 nm

Each

2

4

Lx465 2 Lux Integrated Blue LED: 465 nm

Each

2

5

Lx560 2 Lux Integrated Lime LED: 560 nm

Each

2

6

LxPS1 4 Lux Integrated Photosensor

Each

4

7

LxPM1 1 Lux Integrated Power Meter 

Each

1

8

LXFX-KIT-3C 2 Fiber Cable Kit for RZ10: 3 colors

Each

2

 

PAYMENT

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

 

AWARD TYPE           

Firm Fixed

 

DELIVERY

NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE/ NIH
49 CONVENT DRIVE
BLDG 49 RM 2A50
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 September 13, 2020 and must reference number EE20-005063Responses may be submitted electronically to estrellaek@mail.nih.gov 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: September 3, 2020