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

Announcement/Number:  EE21-004944

Post Date: July 16, 2021

Closing Response Date: July 26, 2021

Proposed Award Date: July 29, 2021

Project Title: Perfusion Switcher

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): 334516

Classification Code:  Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing
 
BACKGROUND, PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVE:
The laboratory within the National Eye Institute study about functions of proteins associating to α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptor, an ionotropic glutamate receptor, in retinal neurons by electrophysiology to identify pathological changes in human eye diseases. To analyze AMPA receptor channel properties in our experiments, cytoplasmic membranes of single neuron containing the receptors must be exposed to the solution containing agonists for very short time. The device changing the solutions is required to move 100 micron distance back and forth in 2 msec. 

The product we are purchasing provides superfast movement of glass capillaries at a millisecond level. It salient characteristics are as follows:

  1. PZT Head travels 300 µm 
  2. Full travel: Less than 6 msec
  3. Minimum controllable motion of PZT Head: 0.3 nm
  4. Command input:  –10v to +10v
  5. 4-axis manual manipulator included
  6. Maximum load of MX1640 Manual Manipulator: 2 lbs
  7. MX1640 Manual Manipulator Travel / axis 0.80 inch [20 mm]
  8. Minimum controllable motion of MX1640 Manual Manipulator: 5 µm

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATION:

Part#

Description

Quantity

Unit of Measure

SD-Piezo-L

Fast Piezo Perfusion Switcher - Left Hand – Low Profile Version
includes:

300µm travel, power supply and 4-axis manual manipulator

included.

1

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
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 July 26, 2021 and must reference number EE21-004944. 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