Status Report

NASA ARC Solicitation: Laser Scanner System for Biomolecular Imaging

By SpaceRef Editor
December 17, 2012
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Synopsis/Solicitation Combo – Dec 17, 2012

General Information

Solicitation Number: NNA13458014Q
Posted Date: Dec 17, 2012
FedBizOpps Posted Date: Dec 17, 2012
Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
Original Response Date: Dec 24, 2012
Current Response Date: Dec 24, 2012
Classification Code: 66 — Instruments and laboratory equipment
NAICS Code: 334516

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001


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

This notice is being issued as a Request for Quotations (RFQ) for one laser scanner system for biomolecular imaging that will be used to characterize complexes between biomolecules and to probe their structures. This will be accomplished by monitoring the distribution of radioactivity in gels and on filters.

Description: A laser scanner system for biomolecular imaging applications capable of sensitive and quantitative measurements of radioisotopic labels in polyacrylamide gels and on filters. The instrument must provide a linear signal response of at least 4 orders of magnitude (dynamic range). It must be capable of producing publication quality images. The scanning area needs to be 20 cm x 40 cm or larger. NASA ARC requires software associated with image analysis. A storage system (server) is not required. NASA ARC requires two phosphor screens (one large 20 cm x 40 cm; one small 20 cm x 25 cm) to be used with scanner. The resolution shall be 50um or smaller. GE Healthcare Typhoon FLA 7000 IP is an example of an instrument that meets these requirements, however this brand name is not required. Optical magnification is not required. Brightfield or fluorescence imaging modes are not required. Volume of imaging may range from 1 – 15 scans per week. Delivery and complete installation required by January 18, 2013. Demonstration units that meet the above requirements and which are provided with full factory warranty are acceptable. Total quoted price shall include associated shipping charges for delivery and installation of the laser scanner system at NASA ARC.

The provisions and clauses in the RFQ are those in effect through FAC 2005-63.

The NAICS Code and the small business size standard for this procurement are 334516 and 500 employees respectively. The offeror shall state in their offer their size status for this procurement.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

Delivery to NASA Ames Research Center is required within 20 days ARO. Delivery shall be FOB Destination.

Offers for the items(s) described above are due by 12:00 Noon Pacific Time, December 24, 2012 to Mr. Lam Pham, by email:, and must include, solicitation number, FOB destination to this Center, proposed delivery schedule, discount/payment terms, warranty duration (if applicable), taxpayer identification number (TIN), identification of any special commercial terms, and be signed by an authorized company representative. Offerors are encouraged to use the Standard Form 1449, Solicitation/Contract/Order for Commercial Items form found at URL:

Offerors shall provide the information required by FAR 52.212-1 (FEB 2012), Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items, which is incorporated by reference. If the end product(s) offered is other than domestic end product(s) as defined in the clause entitled “Buy American Act — Supplies,” the offeror shall so state and shall list the country of origin.

FAR 52.212-4 (FEB 2012), Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items is applicable.

FAR 52.212-5 (AUG 2012), Contract Terms and Conditions Required To Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items is applicable and the following identified clauses are incorporated by reference: 52.204-10, 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-36, 52.223-18, 52.225-3 Alt I, 52.225-13, 52.232-33.

The FAR may be obtained via the Internet at URL:

The NFS may be obtained via the Internet at URL:

The following NFS clauses are applicable: NFS 1852.223-72 Safety and Health (Short Form). (APR 2002) NFS 1852.225-70 Export Licenses. (FEB 2000) NFS 1852.237-73 Release of Sensitive Information. (JUN 2005) All contractual and technical questions must be in writing to Mr. Lam Pham, by email:, not later than 5:00 pm PT December 19, 2012. Telephone questions will not be accepted.

Selection and award will be made to that offeror whose offer will be most advantageous to the Government, with consideration given to the factors of proposed technical merit, price, and past performance. Other critical requirements: Delivery and Installation to NASA ARC, and Warranty, shall also be considered. It is critical that offerors provide adequate detail to allow evaluation of their offer. (SEE FAR 52.212-1(b)).

Offerors must include completed copies of the provision at 52.212-3 (APR 2012), Offeror Representations and Certifications – Commercial Items with their offer. The provision may be obtained via the internet at URL: . These representations and certifications will be incorporated by reference in any resultant contract.

In order to be considered for award, offerors must be registered in System for Award Management (SAM), , and have a current CAGE code and Representations and Certifications posted.

NASA Clause 1852.215-84 (NOV 2011), Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at .

Prospective offerors shall notify this office of their intent to submit an offer. It is the offeror’s responsibility to monitor the following Internet site for the release of solicitation amendments (if any): . Potential offerors will be responsible for downloading their own copy of this combination synopsis/solicitation and amendments (if any).

Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Name: Lam V. Pham
Title: Contract Specialist
Phone: 650-604-6516
Fax: 650-604-0912

Name: Marianne Shelley
Title: Contracting Officer
Phone: 650-604-4179
Fax: 650-604-3020

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