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

Announcement/Number:  EE21-005170

Post Date: July 16, 2021

Closing Response Date: July 21, 2021

Proposed Award Date: July 23, 2021

Project Title: N2 and B27 Supplements

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): 325413

Classification Code:  In-Vitro Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing

 

BACKGROUND, PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE:
Culturing human and mouse stem cells requires the use of several different types of culture media, supplements, substrates, and culture dishes. Stem cells are extremely sensitive to variations in growth condition. Our study requires the purchase of N2 and B27 supplements to push stem cells toward retinal phenotypes. The goal is to model retinal diseases in the lab to study disease and discover novel therapies. These reagents are used for a variety of studies currently conducted in the lab and is an essential component of many protocols. 

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATION:

Part#

Manufacturer

Description

Quantity

Unit of Measure

17502048

GIBCO

N2 Supplement 5ML

100

EA

12587010

GIBCO

B27 Supplement w/o VITA (50x10mL)

100

EA

 

PAYMENT

Payment will be made 30 days after goods/service is rendered to NIH.

 

AWARD TYPE     

Firm Fixed 

 

PLACES OF PERFORMANCE

NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE/ NIH
6 CENTER DRIVE
BLDG 6 RM 307
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 July 21, 2021 and must reference number EE21-005170. 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: July 16, 2021