19-17-MH Epigenetics Lab for Teddy Study

Agency: University of South Florida
State: Florida
Type of Government: State & Local
NAICS Category:
  • 541380 - Testing Laboratories
Posted Date: Feb 4, 2019
Due Date: Apr 4, 2019
Solicitation No: 19-17-MH
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Invitation to Negotiate

19-17-MH Epigenetics Lab for Teady Study


Proposals to be submitted no later than April 4, 2019 3:00PM

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USF ITN 19-17-MH
Epigenetics LAB for TEDDY Study
INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE
EPIGENETICS LAB FOR TEDDY STUDY
ITN# 19-17-MH
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA
The University of South Florida is requesting proposals from qualified firms interested in the University
of South Florida Invitation to Negotiation for EPIGENETICS LAB FOR TEDDY STUDY as further
specified herein.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal, please note that the proposal needs to be submitted no later
than 3:00 p.m. EDT, April 4, 2019. Any questions concerning this Invitation to Negotiate should be
directed to Michael Hernandez, Purchasing Manager, Purchasing Services: mahernandez@usf.edu .
University of South Florida
Purchasing Services
4202 E. Fowler Avenue SVC 1073
Tampa, Florida 33620-9000
http://www.usf.edu/business-finance/purchasing/staff-procedures/index.aspx
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INVITATION TO NEGOTIATE
Competitive Solicitation
Acknowledgement Form
Submit Response To:
University of South Florida
PEurpcihgaesnientgicSs eLrAviBcefsor TEDDY Study
4202 E. Fowler Ave. SVC 1073
Tampa, FL 33620
Phone (813) 974-2481
http://www.usf.edu/business-finance/purchasing/staff-
procedures/index.aspx
ITN No: 19-17-MH
Date of Issue: February 04, 2019
Name: Michael Hernandez
Company Name:
Title: Epigenitics LAB for TEDDY Study
Response Due Date and Time: April 4, 2019 at 3:00pm EDT
ITN Point of Contact
Email: mahernandez@usf.edu
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Proposal tabulations with intended award(s) will be posted for
review by interested parties at Purchasing Services and our
solicitation web page and will remain posted for a period of 72
hours. Failure to file a protest within the time prescribed in Florida
Board of Governors Regulation 18.002 and USF Regulation
USF4.02090, or failure to post the bond or other security as
required in Florida Board of Governors Regulation 18.003 and
USF Regulation USF4.02050, shall constitute a waiver of
proceedings under that regulation.
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I certify that this ITN proposal is made without prior understanding, agreement, or connection with
any corporation, firm or person submitting a proposal for the same materials, supplies, equipment or
service and is in all respects fair and without collusion or fraud. I agree to abide by all conditions of
this ITN proposal and certify that I am authorized to sign this ITN proposal for the responder and that
the responder is in compliance with all requirements of the Invitation to Negotiate, including but not
limited to, certification requirements. In submitting a proposal to the University of South Florida
Board of Trustees, a public body corporate (“University”), the responder offers and agrees that if the
ITN proposal is accepted, the responder will convey, sell, assign or transfer to the University all
rights, title and interest in and to all causes of action it may now or hereafter acquire under the Anti-
trust laws of the United States and the State of Florida for price fixing relating to the particular
commodities or services purchased or acquired by the University. At the University’s discretion, such
assignment shall be made and become effective at the time the purchasing agency tenders final
payment to the responder.
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Printed Name/Title
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Authorized Signature
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Topic
Table of Contents
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Section I Introduction…………………………………………………………………………………………… 5
Section II Special Conditions…………………………………………………………………………………… 5
1. Opening Note to Vendors……………………………………………………………………………… 5
2. Event Schedule………………………………………………………………………………………… 6
3. Inquiries………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6
4. Question about ITN Points of Contact……………………………………………………………. 6
5. Response to Vendor Questions……………………………………………………………………… 6
6. Addenda………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6
7. Meetings………………………………………………………………………………………………… 6
8. Parking…………………………………………………………………………………………………. 7
9. Award…………………………………………………………………………………………………… 7
10. Proposal Tabulation………………………………………………………………………………….. 7
11. The Invitation to Negotiate Process………………………………………………………………… 7
12. Evaluation Criteria……………………………………………………………………………………. 7
13. Negotiate with Vendors……………………………………………………………………………… 7
14. Invitation to Negotiate Form………………………………………………………………………… 8
15. Right to Negotiate……………………………………………………………………………………. 8
16. Vendor’s Responsibility……………………………………………………………………………… 8
17. Vendor’s Expense…………………………………………………………………………………… 8
18. Number of Proposals Submitted…………………………………………………………………… 8
19. Proposal Rejection…………………………………………………………………………………… 8
20. Open Competition…………………………………………………………………………………… 8
21. Oral Presentation……………………………………………………………………………………… 9
22. Mistakes………………………………………………………………………………………………… 9
23. Right to Terminate…………………………………………………………………………………… 9
24. Cancellation…………………………………………………………………………………………… 9
25. Force Majeure………………………………………………………………………………………… 9
26. Payment………………………………………………………………………………………………. 9
27. FEID Number…………………………………………………………………………………………. 10
28. W-9 Form……………………………………………………………………………………………… 10
29. Standards of Conduct……………………………………………………………………………… 10
30. USF Tobacco Free and Smoke Free Policy 6-026………………………………………………. 10
31. American with Disabilities (ADA) ………………………………………………………………… 10
32. Public Records……………………………………………………………………………………… 10
33. Equal Opportunity Statement……………………………………………………………………… 10
34. Public Entity Crimes………………………………………………………………………………… 11
35. Lobbying……………………………………………………………………………………………… 11
36. Affirmative Action…………………………………………………………………………………… 11
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37. Taxes………………………………………………………………………………………………… 11
38. Licenses……………………………………………………………………………………………… 11
39. Certification…………………………………………………………………………………………. 11
40. Indemnification……………………………………………………………………………………… 11
41. Insurance……………………………………………………………………………………………. 11
42. Relationship of Parties……………………………………………………………………………… 12
43. Technology Provided………………………………………………………………………………. 12
44. Purchases by Other Universities…………………………………………………………………. 12
45. Minority Vendor Enterprises………………………………………………………………………. 12
46. Conditions and Provisions………………………………………………………………………… 13
47. Federal Debarment………………………………………………………………………………… 13
48. Conflict of Interest…………………………………………………………………………………… 14
49. Notice of ITN Bonding Requirement……………………………………………………………… 14
50. Patents, Copyrights, Trademarks, Royalties…………………………………………………….. 14
51. Compliance with Laws……………………………………………………………………………… 14
52. Term of Agreement and Renewals……………………………………………………………….. 14
53. Availability of Funds………………………………………………………………………………… 14
Section III – Specifications…………………………………………………………………………………………
I. Purpose……………………………………….………………………………………………………
II. Background and Planning…………………………………………………………………………..
III. Statement of Work Requirements………………………………………………………………….
IV. Specific Items to be Included in Proposal…………………………………………………………
V. Comparative Importance of Proposals ……………………………………………………………
VI. Technical Evaluation Criteria……………………………………………………………………….
Proposal Summary Sheet…………………………………………………………………………..
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Minority Vendor and P-Card Certification…………………………………………………………………………
Certificate of Non-Segregated Facilities………………………………………………………………………….
Contractor’s Agreements……………………………………………………………………………………………
Bidder’s Affirmation………………………………………………………………………………………………….
Small, Minority or Woman Owned Business Form………………………………………………………………
Purchase Order Payment Preference…………………………………………………………………………….
Purchasing Office Directions and Map……………………………………………………………………………
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SECTION I: INTRODUCTION
Epigenetics LAB for TEDDY Study
Purpose of ITN
The University of South Florida Board of Trustees, a public body corporate of the State of Florida, hereinafter the “University”,
intends to negotiate an agreement on behalf of the TEDDY Study to establish a laboratory that will characterize the epigenome
specifically methylation of beta-cell autoantibody positive children followed until the clinical onset of diabetes and matched
autoantibody negative non-diabetic control subjects for the TEDDY study (http://teddy.epi.usf.edu/). We Invite Proposals from
qualified providers of Epigenetic Lab Services to submit a proposal to perform the services as described in the specifications
below. Through this process the University desires to negotiate the best value agreement(s) for the TEDDY Study.
Description of University
Founded in 1956, the University of South Florida has become one of the largest universities in the Southeast, with a student
body of 50,000 within the USF System that includes USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg, and USF Sarasota-Manatee an annual
budget of $1.8 billion, and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. The University’s renowned faculty generate over $568
million in total research expenditures in recent years.
Located in the Tampa Bay region one of the fastest-growing metropolitan areas of the nation the University of South Florida
has received vital support from business leaders and organizations, and contributes to the economic growth of the region
through research and service projects.
The University’s priorities are focused on student success, community engagement, research and innovation, global literacy and
impact, and integrated interdisciplinary inquiry. A national reputation as a dynamic research university is attracting more and
more of the nation’s best and the brightest scholars to the Tampa Bay area. USF research is taking place across an astonishing
array of disciplines, from marine sciences to teacher education, micro engineering to cancer treatments.
The University has world-recognized researchers in all of its colleges conducting research in areas such as oceanography,
coastal geology, medicine, satellite communications and mapping, curriculum and testing innovation, aging, health outcomes
and community welfare, business systems, fine arts, and many others.
USF is a member of the American Athletics Conference, with 17 men's and women's varsity teams competing at the NCAA-
level. New facilities for practice and competition, along with a completely renovated USF Sun Dome, put the university's athletic
facilities on par with virtually every top program in the country
Additional information available at http://www.usf.edu/About-USF/index.asp
SECTION II: SPECIAL CONDITIONS
Attention Vendor: Any vendors who received this Invitation to Negotiate from the Department of Purchasing and Property
Services or vendors who have downloaded this Invitation to Negotiate from the USF Purchasing Web
sitehttp://www.usf.edu/business-finance/purchasing/staff-procedures/index.aspx are solely responsible to check the USF
Purchasing Web site forty-eight (48) hours before the closing time of this Invitation to Negotiate to verify that they have
downloaded any and all addenda that may have been issued for this bid/proposal or negotiation.
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OPENING NOTE TO VENDORS
Vendor’s response to this Invitation to Negotiate shall be delivered to the Purchasing Services, University of South
Florida, 4202 East Fowler Avenue SVC 1073, Tampa, Florida 33620-9000, no later than 3:00 P.M. EDT on April 4,
2019 according to the official clock located in the University’s Purchasing Department. No other time-keeping source
will be considered for this purpose. The University shall not extend or waive this time requirement for any reason
whatsoever. Responses to the Invitation to Negotiate that arrive after 3:00 P.M. EDT on April 4, 2019 will be rejected
in the University’s sole discretion. These proposals will be returned unopened to the Vendor. Proposals and/or
amendments will not be accepted at any time via facsimile or electronic mail. At 3:00 P.M. EDT on April 4, 2019, all
timely ITN Proposals received will be opened and recorded.
If the Vendor elects to mail/ship its ITN Proposal package, the Vendor must allow sufficient time to ensure the
University’s proper receipt of the proposal package by the time specified above. Regardless of the form of delivery,
it is solely the responsibility of the Vendor to ensure that the ITN Proposal package arrives at the University’s
Purchasing Department no later than 3:00 P.M. EDT on April 4, 2019.
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