22-000641

Submitted by whipple on Mon, 11/15/2021 - 08:47
Post Date/ Solicitation Issue Date
Closing Response Date
Proposed Award Date
Project Title
genotyping per unit price 72-hour results
Contracting Office
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Contact Points

Primary Contract Specialist

Cheryl
Leone
cleone@mail.nih.gov
NAICS Code Number
541380
Testing Laboratories
Estimated Period of Performance
11/26/2021 - 11/25/2022
Brand Name
Transnetyx
Rationale/ Salient Characteristics
The essential characteristics of the transgenic genotyping service that limit the availability to a sole source are daily pickup and transportation of samples from the NIH Bethesda campus, plus storage of remaining samples after analysis is completed, and return of samples to the Laboratory on Neuroplasticity as needed. Only this suggested source can furnish these requirements, to the exclusion of other sources, because other companies do not offer any of these options.

Single-Sole Source Determination


The essential characteristics of the transgenic genotyping service that limit the availability to a sole source are daily pickup and transportation of samples from the NIH Bethesda campus, plus storage of remaining samples after analysis is completed, and return of samples to the Laboratory on Neuroplasticity as needed. Only this suggested source can furnish these requirements, to the exclusion of other sources, because other companies do not offer any of these options.
Background/Description of Requirement
The Section on Molecular Neuroscience requires the use of a genotyping service for the breeding and continued production of transgenic mice used for scientific testing/research by every individual in this lab. TransnetYX provides rapid and reliable genotype results for mice. All testing is performed in duplicate for each allele and a housekeeping gene with each sample to ensure consistent yield and quality. Additionally, Transnetyx is the only genotyping service that provides pickup and transportation of samples, plus storage of the remaining samples for future testing if needed. Tissue samples obtained from animals in breeding colonies by The Section on Molecular Neuroscience personnel are prepared for transportation and deposited into TransnetYX TAGCenter for pickup. Samples are analyzed and results made available within 72-hrs of arrival at TransnetYX facility Remaining samples are stored for up to six months, and can be returned to researcher if needed. Independently and not as an agent of the Government, the Contractor shall furnish all the necessary services, qualified personnel, material, equipment, and facilities, not otherwise provided by the Government as needed to perform the Statement of Work below: • Pick up and transport samples from NIH campus to TransnetYX facility. • Analyze samples and provide results to laboratory personnel. • Store samples for future testing, if needed.

Interested parties may identify in writing their interest and capability in response to this requirement. 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) www.sam.gov.

All responses must be received by closing date and must reference the announcement. Responses may be submitted electronically to the attention of the contract specialist. Fax responses will not be accepted.

All responsible sources may submit a bid, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency.