Whole Genome Sequencing via Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) Sequel DNA Sequencing Systems – 12305B21Q0093, West virginia

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; proposals are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

                (ii) The solicitation number and a statement that the solicitation is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ).

                (iii) A statement that the solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular FAR FAC 2021-06 July 12.

                (iv) This is a total 100% small business set-aside and the associated NAICS code is 541714 and small business size standard is 1,000 employees.  

                (v) See attached document (SOW/Specification Sheet).

                (vi) USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS), National Center for Cool and Cold Water Aquaculture (NCCCWA) requires whole genome sequencing via Pacific Biosciences (PacBio) Sequel DNA sequencing systems of thirty (30) rainbow trout samples at an average of 10x genome coverage (Genome size ~2.5Gb). The sequence data will be used for structural genome variants analysis in rainbow trout. Contractor shall provide all services, supplies, equipment, and facilities necessary to provide sequencing of 30 genomic DNA samples in accordance with the required performance elements and benchmarks.

*Please see SOW/Specification Sheet for additional details*

                (vii) Performance location: USDA, ARS, NCCCWA, 11861 Leetown Road, Kearneysville, WV 25430.

                (viii) Provision at 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors-Commercial, applies to this acquisition.

                (ix) Provision at 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. The Government intends to award a Firm Fixed-Price (FFP) contract. The award will be made on the basis of Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA). “LPTA” means, the expected outcome of the acquisition, that results from the selection of the lowest evaluated price (evaluated as total cost of all line items) is a technically acceptable quotation, that fully meets all specifications listed. Only the lowest priced quote will be evaluated for technical acceptability (based on the specifications). The next lowest offer will only be evaluated if the aforementioned quote is not found technically acceptable (and so on). Only one award will be made under this solicitation based on availability of funding.

In order to be considered for award OFFERORS SHALL SUBMIT THE FOLLOWING:

(a)        Submit documentation showing technical capability to meet or exceed Performance Elements and Benchmarks in the SOW/Specification Sheet.

(b)        Submit Firm Fixed Price quotation (quote on company letterhead) detailing the item description, total price and valid for at least 60 days after receipt of quote. Item delivered FOB Destination inclusive of all costs.

(c)        Submit DUNS# with quotation.

(d)       Submit Past Performance Reference with contact information for recent contracts of similar scope to this requirement.

REJECTION OF QUOTATION: Failure to demonstrate compliance will be cause to reject the quote without further discussions. All responsible sources may submit an offer which will be considered.

                (x) Offers must have a completed copy of the provision at 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items, uploaded on Sam.gov by the time quotes are due.

                (xi) The clause at 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition.

                (xii) The clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items, applies to this acquisition. See attached clauses for additional applicable clauses.

                (xiv) All questions regarding this announcement must be submitted in writing to the Contracting Specialist, via email to [email protected] by 15 September 2021. Telephone requests for information will not be accepted or returned. Quotes are due on 16 September 2021 NLT 3pm EDT by email to, Dilynn Rogers at [email protected]

DISCUSSIONS: The Government intends to award without discussions but reserves the right to conduct discussions should it be deemed in the Government’s best interest.

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