Helium with steel tanks

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
State: Virginia
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • 68 - Chemicals and Chemical Products
NAICS Category:
  • 325120 - Industrial Gas Manufacturing
Set Aside: Total Small Business
Posted Date: Aug 6, 2019
Due Date: Aug 19, 2019
Solicitation No: RFQ-NIAID-1981608
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Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Synopsis :
Added: Aug 05, 2019 4:36 pm Modified: Aug 06, 2019 10:02 am Track Changes
This notice is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items using Simplified Acquisition Procedures. This acquisition will be made in accordance with the format in Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 12.6 "Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and solicitation for commercial Items," as applicable, and as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation (a written solicitation will not be issued) and quotes are being requested. The Solicitation number is RFQ-NIAID-1981608 and the solicitation is issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ).

This acquisition will be processed under FAR Part 13 Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP). The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) FAC 2019-03 and effective 07/12/2019.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this procurement is 325120, Industrial Gas Manufacturing, with a small business size standard of 1000 employees.

This requirement IS SET-ASIDE for small business.

Background and laboratory needs:
The Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research has a lab section in Mali, West Africa.
They use helium filled balloons to collect mosquitoes at varying altitudes. Helium is needed to fill the balloons.
This is a request for 63 steel tanks filled with balloon grade helium, 300 cubic feet each.
*The quote/email should list the place of equipment manufacture.
*Include shipping/freight if applicable
*Please include your DUNS number

Place of Delivery: Panalpina Warehouse, NIH section, 22750 Glenn Dr, Sterling, VA 20164
FOB: Destination

Submission shall be received not later than 5:00 p.m. EST, 08/19/2019.

The government intends to award a firm fixed price purchase order to the responsible contractor as a result of this RFQ that will include the terms and conditions set forth herein. The award will be based on the following; price, capability to meet the requirements, delivery and the best value to the government.

The following FAR provisions apply to this acquisition:

FAR 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items (Oct 2018)

FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items (Oct 2018)

Offerors must complete annual representations and certifications on-line at http://www.sam.gov/ in accordance with FAR 52.212-3 Offerors Representations and Certifications- Commercial Items (Please ensure 52.209-2 -- Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations--Representation. (Nov 2015) is updated in your SAM record)

FAR 52.203-18 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements - Representation (Jan 2017)

The following FAR contract clauses apply to this acquisition:

FAR 52-212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items (Oct 2018)

FAR 52-212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders Commercial Items (May 2019)
*The applicable subparagraphs of FAR52.212-5 are included in the attachment to this posting.
FAR 52.203-19 Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements (Jan 2017)

FAR 52.232-40 Providing Accelerated Payments to Small Business Subcontractors (Dec 2013)

FAR 52.204-19 Incorporation by Reference of Representations and Certifications (Dec 2014)

HHSAR 352.222-70, Contractor Cooperation in Equal Employment Opportunity Investigations (Dec 2015)

By submission of an offer, the offeror acknowledges the requirement that a prospective awardee shall be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to award, during performance, and through final payment of any contract, basic agreement, basic ordering agreement, or blanket purchasing agreement resulting from this solicitation (www.sam.gov).

Copies of the above-referenced provisions and clauses are available from http://www.acquisition.gov/far/loadmainre.html & http: //www.hhs.gov/regulation/index.html or, upon request, either by telephone or fax.

Offers may be mailed, e-mailed or faxed to Ms. Skye Duffner, (E-Mail/ skye.duffner@nih.gov 406-802-6092). Late submissions shall be treated in accordance with the solicitation provision at FAR 52.212-1(f) (Oct 2018)

All responsible sources may submit an offer that will be considered by this Agency.
Any questions or concerns regarding this solicitation should be forwarded in writing via e-mail to Ms. Skye Duffner at skye.duffner@nih.gov.

Please consult the list of document viewers if you cannot open a file.
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Posted Date:
August 5, 2019
Description: FAR 52.212-5
Contracting Office Address :
5601 Fishers Lane
3rd Floor MSC 9822
Bethesda, Maryland 20892
United States
Place of Performance :
22750 Glenn Drive
Sterling, Virginia 20164
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Skye Duffner,
Purchasing agent
Phone: 4068026092
Secondary Point of Contact :
Julienne Keiser,
Purchasing Agent
Phone: 406-363-9370
Fax: 406-363-9288
All Files
Aug 05, 2019
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General Information
Notice Type:
Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Original Posted Date:
August 5, 2019
Posted Date:
August 6, 2019
Response Date:
Aug 19, 2019 5:00 pm Eastern
Original Response Date:
Aug 19, 2019 5:00 pm Eastern
Archiving Policy:
Automatic, 15 days after response date
Original Archive Date:
September 3, 2019
Archive Date:
September 3, 2019
Original Set Aside:
Total Small Business
Set Aside:
Total Small Business
Classification Code:
68 -- Chemicals & chemical products
325 -- Chemical Manufacturing/325120 -- Industrial Gas Manufacturing

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