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THIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NON-COMPETITIVE (NOTICE OF INTENT) SYNOPSIS TO AWARD A CONTRACT OR PURCHASE ORDER WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME).
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), Office of Purchasing and Contracts (OPC) on behalf of the Department of the Laboratory Medicine, Clinical Center (CC) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) intends to negotiate and award a contract without providing for full and open competition to Laerdal Medical Corporation
NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE
The intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 326199 with a Size Standard of 750 # employees.
The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-89-1, August 15, 2016. This acquisition is conducted under the procedures as prescribed in FAR subpart 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures at an amount not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold ($150,000).
This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Subpart 13.106-1 (b) (1), Soliciting from a single source and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13-Simplifeid Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6-Competition Requirements.
1. The purpose of this procurement is to secure funds to procure Breathing Simulator at Laerdal Medical Corporation for use to conduct high-fidelity ventilation management training for critical care staff at the Clinical center. This supply allows the ability to simulate breathing patterns of all patient ages with many pulmonary maladies. The ASL 5000 Simulator is use to support on a ventilator and can hold PEEP. In addition this can enhance the hands -on training of the physicians advance providers , respiratory therapist and of patients .
2. Background Information:
The Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland, is the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely clinical research. It is a national resource that makes it possible to rapidly translate scientific observations and laboratory discoveries into new approaches for diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease. Approximately 1,500 studies are in progress at the NIH Clinical Center. Approximately, half of the studies are the first tests of new drugs or medical treatments in humans. The rest are natural history studies which include many rare diseases. These long-term studies lead to a better understanding of how diseases develop and result in improvements in prevention and treatment.
The NIH Clinical Center is a clinical research providing medical services participating in human protocol of the National Institute of Health (NIH). The CC provides patients facilities and services for clinical investigation by NIH institute Research in related areas and other training programs.
The Department of Critical Care Medicine provides treatment and therapy to critically ill patients and performs research studies on critical diseases. Life support ventilation is complex and requires extensive training of physicians advance care providers, respiratory therapist and nurses. To ensure that results can remain trending over time, it is deemed to be in the government's best interest that these Ventilator are procured only from Laerdal Medical Corporation.
CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION
The intended sole source is the only known source to meet the technical needs of the medical supply. The determination by the Government to award a contract without providing for full and open competition is based upon the market research conducted as prescribed in FAR Part 10-Market Research.
This synopsis is not a request for competitive proposals. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. Responses to this notice shall contain sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement and include a technical proposal, a cost-price proposal, the period of performance, 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.
A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement.
All responses must be received by October 23, 2017, 12:00 PM Eastern time and must reference solicitation number 18-000134 Responses may be submitted electronically to Priscilla Abalos Contracting Specialist at Priscilla.firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax responses will not be accepted.
"All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency."