Advia 2120 Hematology System

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
State: Maryland
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 66 - Instruments and Laboratory Equipment
NAICS Category:
  • 334516 - Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing
Posted Date: Sep 19, 2017
Due Date: Sep 21, 2017
Solicitation No: NICHD17-186
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Added: Sep 19, 2017 12:09 am
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation and a separate written solicitation will not be issued. This solicitation number is NICHD-17-186 and is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). The solicitation/contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-95. The North American Industry Classification (NAICS) Code is 334516 and the business size standard is 1000 employees. However, this solicitation is not set aside for small business. This acquisition is being conducted using Simplified Acquisition Procedures in accordance with FAR Part 13. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) intend to contract on a sole source basis with Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, 2085 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19702 to procure Advia 2120 Hematology System with following features:

10285572 1 EA Advia 2120 wo/sampler - Instrument
11222754 1 EA Advia 2120i Multi-species Kit - Software
Shipping & Handling
Year Service Warranty
On-Site Training slot

There is only one drug that has been approved by the FDA for treatment of sickle cell disease. The drug is only partially successful, so there is an urgent need for addtional drugs. The Eaton group of 8 PhD scientists and one post-bac are working full time to discover an additional drug using a high throughput drug screen on intact sickle cells. The screen measures sickling times and judges the therapeutic potential of a candidate drug by its increase in sickling times, which is widely distributed because of the wide distribution of intracellular hemoglobin concentrations. The sickling time is enormously sensitive to the intracellular hemoglobin concentration, so knowing the distribution of intracellular concentrations, which is different for every patient, is critical for understanding the results of the screen. All hematology systems only measure the mean intracellular hemoglobin concentration, which is insufficient because of the wide and often bimodal distribution for sickle cells. Thus we require the entire distribution, which requires that the instrument measures and reports the intracellular hemoglobin concentration for each of the thousands of cells that are analyzed.

We urgently need an instrument that can measure the distribution of intracellular
hemoglobin concentrations. The Advia2120 Hematology System of Siemens
Healthineers is the only instrument capable of making these measurements. The Advia 2120 can do this because, unlike every other hematology instrument, it utilizes a dualangle light scattering method which allows determination of both volume and hemoglobin concentration of every cell. There is no competing instrument that has this capability.

The offeror must include a completed copy of the provision of FAR Clause 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items with its offer. The provisions of FAR Clause 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items; FAR Clause 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items; FAR Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items; and FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items - Deviation for Simplified Acquisitions applies to this acquisition. The offeror must include their Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. The clauses are available in full text at Interested vendors capable of furnishing the government with the all the products and or services specified in this synopsis should submit a copy of their quotation to the below address or via email to Offers must also be accompanied by descriptive literature, delivery timeframe, warranties and/or other information that demonstrates that the offer meets all the foregoing requirements. Quotations will be by September 21, 2017 before 10:00 am EST. via email or postal mail. The quotation must reference "Solicitation number" NICHD-17-186. Quotations sent by postal mail or other mailing services must be submitted to the following address: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development - 6710B Rockledge Drive, Room MSC 1159A, Bethesda, MD 20892. Note: Fed Ex/Ups/other courier use 20817. Attention: Verne Griffin, by the date and time mentioned above.

Any questions must be sent via email to and must include solicitation# NICHD-17-186 in the subject line of email.
Faxed copies/responses will not be accepted. Email solicitations not accepted.
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Contracting Office Address :
2 Democracy Plaza, Suite 700W
6707 Democracy Blvd., MSC 5455
Bethesda, Maryland 20892-5455
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