PUBLIC NOTICE OF PROPOSED ACQUISITION

National Eye Institute / National Institute of Health

(FAR Subparts 5.101(a)(2))

 

Announcement/Number: EE19-003041

Post Date: March 4, 2019

Closing Response Date: March 16, 2019

Proposed Award Date: March 18, 2019

Project Title: Primate Eye Tracking Equipment and Accessories

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

Contact Point/Contracting Officer/Contract Specialist: Elaine Estrella, estrellaek@mail.nih.gov.

Acquisition Authority: This acquisition is being conducted under Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 13 – Simplified Acquisition Procedures, and the resultant contract award will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular.

North American Classification System (NAICS) Code (include): 339115

Classification Code: N/A

Set-aside Status: Small Business

Description:

Part Description Quantity
AA-ETL-200MRI

Primate Eye Tracking Lab

  • Primate monocular eye tracking system
  • 120 hz variable zoom motorized infrared eye tracking camera and attached infrared illuminator
  • Iscan computer (Intel Celeron Processor, 4 GB RAM, video capture and data acquisition cards)
  • Iscan eye tracking software
  • Custom Cable and attachments for fMRI integration
  • Remote camera pan/tilt controller
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Shipping and Insurance Shipping and Insurance 1

Statutory Authority: This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13—Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Subpart 13.106-1 (b) (1), Soliciting from a single source and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold.  Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13—Simplified Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6—Competition Requirements.

Brand Name Justification: The lab is currently using ISCAN products in both electrophysical and functional magnetic resonance imaging environment. Additionally, there are code libraries that exist for interfacing with the proposed system that would have to be re-written or modified for use with a competing system, which adds complexity to the project. Additional training would be required should we deviate from the original proposed request delaying a project that is scheduled in the next month.

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 March 16, 2019 and must reference number EE19-003041Responses 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: June 26, 2019