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Replacement Fish Tank


National Eye Institute / National Institute of Health


Announcement/Number:  EE20-004226

Post Date: July 13, 2020

Closing Response Date: July 23, 2020

Proposed Award Date: July 24, 2020

Project Title: Replacement Fish Tank

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

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

North American Classification System (NAICS) Code (include): 333914

Classification Code: Measuring, Dispensing, and Other Pumping Equipment Manufacturing


Offerors must quote on all items to be eligible for award. The Government will award a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the solicitation.



The National Eye Institute (NEI), Division of Intramural Research (DIR), Veterinary Research Resource Section, (VRRS), functions as lead IC for the Building 49 Central Animal Facility (CAF) which provides animal care services to six (6) additional ICs on the NIH Bethesda campus. The Building 49 Central Animal Facility houses over 20,000 cages of rodents, over 400 cages of both New and Old-World Primates (NHP), numerous swine, as well as various other species, in support of the mission of the seven ICs occupying the facility.


Below is the breakdown of the requirement:

Description of Requirement


4.5 Liter Tank


4.5 Liter Tank Lid


4.5 Liter Adult baffle


4.5 Liter Larval Baffle, 400 micron

50 (400 micron) baffle

4.5 Liter Larval Baffle, 1000 micron

50 (1000 micron) baffle

Fish Net, Red Nylon Mesh 4”W x 3” H 10” Handle

90 nets



15 days after receipt of order.



NEI Laboratory
BLDG 49 RM B1W28
49 Convent Drive
Bethesda, MD 20892



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



Firm Fixed



Proposal must be integrated into the facilities existing interface and must be interchangeable with systems already present within BLDG 49 and the NEI Program.

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 July 23, 2020 and must reference number EE20-004226Responses 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: July 13, 2020