6515--TCR reagents for Research Dept

Subject: 6515--TCR reagents for Research Dept
Solicitation Number: 36C26321Q0529
Notice Type: SRCSGT
NAICS: 541714
Notice Published: 05-03-21
Response Due: 05-04-21

Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs
Contact: Melanie Stockman, Contracting Officer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Ph: (320) 255-6309
Office Address: Saint Paul, MN 55101
Place of Performance: US Department of Veterans Affairs Nebraska Western Iowa VA HCS-Omaha 4101 Woolworth Ave Research, Omaha, NE 68105

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Sources Sought/Request for Information (RFI)- TCR Reagents Notice Type: Sources Sought This is a Request for Information (RFI) only; it is not a request for quotations or offers. 52.215-3 -- Request for Information or Solicitation for Planning Purposes (Oct 1997) (a) The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of this solicitation or to otherwise pay for the information solicited except as an allowable cost under other contracts as provided in subsection 31.205-18, Bid and proposal costs, of the Federal Acquisition Regulation. (b) Although proposal and offeror are used in this Request for Information, your response will be treated as information only. It shall not be used as a proposal. (c) This solicitation is issued for the purpose of conducting market research to identify potential sources for a potential procurement contract for RepSeq Assay, Human TCR beta chain, V-C genes, small bulkprimers ( 5 reactions/kit), barcode # X, Illumina 200+ cycles, 100/150Per compatible-BRAND NAME OR EQUAL. The Omaha VA HCS is seeking to purchase reagents and supplies for processing T cell RNA and single cells for T cell receptor (TCR) sequencing. The contractor will also provide high-throughput T cell receptor CDR3beta sequencing as well as single CD4 cell TCR sequencing and phenotyping including bioinformatics, preliminary data analysis and web-based data access management. Brand Name or Equal. Item: HTBlvc mini-bulk primers, quantity 53. If proposing -or equal, must provide documentation how product meets/exceeds requirements/performance of requested item. Please address the following in your responses: Company legal name, address, point of contact information, and DUNS Number Product being proposed, with product literature attached to response Where are products being manufactured? Who is the OEM? Estimated shipping and delivery information. Shipping destination-Omaha Nebraska Shipping terms (FOB Origin or Destination) Must provide copy of authorized distributor letter with response to demonstrate non-gray market to be considered in market research. Provide confirmation the products being proposed is not gray market or counterfeit in accordance with Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Clause 852.212-72 below. 852.212-72 Gray Market and Counterfeit Items (MAR 2020) (DEVIATION) GRAY MARKET AND COUNTERFEIT ITEMS (MAR 2020) (a) No used, refurbished, or remanufactured supplies or equipment/parts shall be provided. This procurement is for new Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) items only. No gray market items shall be provided. Gray market items are OEM goods intentionally or unintentionally sold outside an authorized sales territory or sold by non-authorized dealers in an authorized sales territory. (b) No counterfeit supplies or equipment/parts shall be provided. Counterfeit items include unlawful or unauthorized reproductions, substitutions, or alterations that have been mismarked, misidentified, or otherwise misrepresented to be an authentic, unmodified item from the original manufacturer, or a source with the express written authority of the original manufacturer or current design activity, including an authorized aftermarket manufacturer. Unlawful or unauthorized substitutions include used items represented as new, or the false identification of grade, serial number, lot number, date code, or performance characteristics. (c) Vendor shall be an OEM, authorized dealer, authorized distributor or authorized reseller for the proposed equipment/system, verified by an authorization letter or other documents from the OEM. All software licensing, warranty and service associated with the equipment/system shall be in accordance with the OEM terms and conditions This is a request for information and sources only, which may or may not lead to a future solicitation. This is not a request for proposal (RFP). The VA will not pay for any information received resulting from this sources sought/RFI notice. Information should be forwarded to the Contracting Officer. Any questions should be addressed to the Contracting Officer, in writing, at the email address provided. Because this is a request for information only, answers to questions will not be posted. If your organization has the capability to provide these items and is interested in this opportunity, please respond to Melanie Stockman, Contracting Officer, Network 23 Contracting Office (NCO23), 4801 Veterans Drive, Saint Cloud, MN or via e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. NO TELEPHONE REQUESTS WILL BE ACCEPTED. Please submit this information as soon as possible, but no later than 4:00 PM, Central Time on Tuesday, May 4, 2021. This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this RFI that is marked as proprietary will be handled accordingly. In accordance with FAR 15.201(e), responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with responding to this RFI.