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S and V Probes


Announcement/Number: EE18-007127

Post Date: August 16, 2018

Closing Response Date: August 26, 2018

Proposed Award Date: August 29, 2018

Project Title: S and V Probes

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

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

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): 541715

Classification Code: N/A

Set-aside Status: Small Business



Part: PLX-SP-24-15SE(50)-(210-80)(640-20)-540-(1)CON/32m

Quanitity: 2

S-Probe, 24-chan w/ 15um elect dia; 50um inter-elect spacing; 80mm total probe length (20mm; 640um dia reinforcement tube); 210um probe dia; w/ CON/32m-V connector interface; 540um from tip to1st site


Part: PLX-VP-24-15SE(50)-(210-80)(640-20)-300-(1)CON/32m

Quantity: 1

V-Probe, 24-chan w/ 15um elect dia; 50um inter-elect spacing; 80mm total probe length (20mm; 640um dia reinforcement tube); 210um probe dia; w/ CON/32m-V connector interface; conical stainless steel tip; 300um from tip to 1st sit


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 Plexon items to record neuronal activity from distinct layers in the primate brain. Based on past performance and historical data, Plexon is the only vendor that fit the agency’s need of the S and V probes. Deviation from the requirement will result in incompatible testing results and fitting.

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 August 26, 2018 and must reference number EE18-007127. Responses 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 15, 2019