Q301--Notice of Intent to Sole Source - NEW - NTX Funigtell STAT Testing
Contract Opportunity Type: Special Notice (Original)
All Dates/Times are: (UTC-04:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
Original Published Date: Aug 26, 2021 03:47 pm EDT
Original Response Date:
Inactive Policy: Manual
Original Inactive Date:
Sep 25, 2021
Original Set Aside:
Product Service Code: Q301 - MEDICAL- LABORATORY TESTING
NAICS Code: 621511 - Medical Laboratories
Place of Performance:
Special Notice Notice of Intent to Award a Sole Source Procurement
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration, Network Contracting Office 17, intends to award a firm-fixed priced contract (Period of Performance: 12 Months) to Associates of Cape Cod, Inc. for the procurement of Lab Kinetics Incubating 8-well Tube Reader with BG Analytics software to perform Fungitell STAT testing. Vendor will provide Lab Kinetics Incubating 8-well Tube reader with designated options, initial on-site training event, technical support, and business hours service plan for all equipment, FungitellÂ® STAT reagents, and consumables during the base year. The test menu must include FungitellÂ® STAT testing. The reader will be located, and testing will be performed in the Client Services and Immunopathology (CSI) section of the Pathology & Laboratory Medicine Service at the VANTHCS, 4500 S. Lancaster Rd, Dallas, TX 75216.
Fungitell STAT (10 vials of STAT Reagent and 5 vials of STAT standard)
Lab Kinetics Incubating 8-well Tube Reader with BG Analytics software Includes: Tube Reader,BGA007 Software, User Manual and System Verification Protocols
1-Day Onsite Training and Installation for Fungitell STAT (includes execution of the System Verification Protocols)
LAL Reagent Water (5.5mL vial, 10 Pack)
Alkaline Pretreatment Solution (5.5 mL vial, 10 pack)
Toxipet Long Pipette tips (20-20 ÂµL, Box of 50)
Pipette Tips (250 ÂµL, 96/Box, 10 Boxes/Pack
Pipette Tips (1000 ÂµL, 96/Box, 10 Boxes/Pack
Test tubes for patient sample preparation & combining serum pretreatment solution (12 X 75 mm, 42/Pack, 5 packs
The requesting activity states the following Sole Source Justification:
1.FDA clearance for diagnostic testing.
2.The FungitellÂ® STAT assay is a design modification to the FungitellÂ® assay format. The FungitellÂ® STAT assay was developed to answer the need for a single use test format and smaller kit size relative to the 96-well plate format of the FungitellÂ® assay.
3.The Fungitell assay detects circulating (1,3)-beta-D-glucan in serum. This antigen is released from many invasive fungal organisms (eg, Candida species, Aspergillus species, Fusarium species, and Pneumocystis jirovecii).
This notice is not to be considered a request for quotations or proposals. A contract will not be awarded based on an offer received in response to this notice; however, all responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency. Proposals or offers received will be used to determine if a comparable source is available and more advantageous to the government. If no affirmative written response is received within seven (7) days from the publication of this notice, a contract will be issued to Associates of Cape Cod, Inc., without any further notice.
The anticipated statutory authority permitting other than full and open competition for the requirement is 41 U.S.C. 3304(a)(1), as implemented by FAR 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services will Satisfy Agency Needs.
Contracting Office Address
2301 E. LAMAR BLVD
ARLINGTON , TX 76006
Secondary Point of Contact