High Pressure Homogenizer

Department of Agriculture - Agricultural Research Service - Midwest Area

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Aug 13, 2019 1:17 pm This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice.

This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.

Solicitation No.

12505B19S972745 is being issued as a Request for Quotes (RFQ).

This solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2019-03.

The NAICS code applicable to this acquisition is 334516 (Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing).

This requirement is 100% set aside for small business.

For a small company to qualify as a small business, the small business standard is 1,000 employees or less.

The USDA, ARS, MWA, National Center for Agricultural Utilization Research in Peoria, IL has a requirement for a high pressure homogenizer.This is for the following item as identified in the Contract Line Item Number (CLIN): 01) high pressure homogenizer, Qty: 1 Each Required minimum specifications: • Pressure adjustable up to at least 30,000 psi.• Flow rate up to at least 3 liters/hour independent of pressure.

• Minimum sample volume ≤20 ml• Ability to flush system with organic solvents (e.g., ethanol, acetone) for cleaning.• Electric motor driven pump (110-120 volt) that must be isolated from the area of sample handling (e.g., sample inlet, outlet, and liquid connections) in order to minimize flammability associated with potential leakage/spillage of solvents during cleaning.

• Must fit within a chemical fume hood having a depth of 18 inches.

The width and height must not exceed 30 inches.

The homogenizer may be placed sideways in the hood if there is still adequate room to completely lower the chemical fume hood sash (i.e., not to exceed 18 inches depth) and there is still easy access to all of the working components (e.g., connections, regulators, power buttons) of the homogenizer.

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN QUOTE: In order to be considered for award, Offerors shall provide 1) technical specifications; 2) price and 3) Company's DUNS number.REJECTION OF QUOTATION: Failure to demonstrate compliance will be cause to reject the quote without further discussions.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which will be considered.The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and can be found in full text at http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/index.html.

FAR 52.252-1, Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference are as follows: FAR 52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation - Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items (Provide with Quote); FAR 52.204-7, System for Awards Management (ALL OFFERORS MUST BE REGISTERED AND ACTIVE IN THE SYSTEM FOR AWARDS MANAGEMENT DATABASE IN ORDER TO RECEIVE AN AWARD) The website address for registration is: http://www.sam.gov; and FAR 52.222-22, Previous Compliance Report.

FAR 52.252-2, Clauses Incorporated by Reference, FAR 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions Commercial Items; FAR 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items apply to this acquisition.

The following FAR clauses cited in 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders - Commercial Items are applicable to this acquisition: FAR 52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First Tier Subcontract Awards; FAR FAR 52.222-3, Convict Labor (E.O.

11755); FAR 52.222-19, Child Labor; 52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities; 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans; 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans; 52.223-4, Recovered Material Certification; 52.223-9, Estimate of Percentage of Recovered Material Content for EPA-Designated Items; 52.225-2, Buy American Act Certificate ; 52.225-13, Restriction on Certain Foreign Purchases; 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - Central Contractor Registration (31 U.S.C.

3332); 52.232-36, Payment by Third Party (31 U.S.C.

3332) and FAR 52.233, Protest After Award.

The above FAR clauses may be viewed at http://www.acquisition.gov/comp/far/loadmainre.html.DELIVERY: FOB Destination.


QUOTE PRICE MUST INCLUDE any freight, shipping, handling, as well as any applicable duties, brokerage, or customs fees.

DELIVERY DATE DUE: The Government requires delivery and invoice no later than 30 days after receipt of contract, however, each offeror shall include their proposed delivery schedule as part of their quotation.The basis for award is Lowest Price Technically Acceptable (LPTA).

"LPTA" means the expected outcome of the acquisition that results from selection of the technically acceptable proposal with the lowest evaluated price.

Pursuant to FAR 52.212-2, the criteria for evaluation are: (1) Technical Specifications, (2) Net Price and must also have satisfactory Past Performance.

Questions relating to this requirement shall be sent via email to Kristen Turner, Contracting Officer at [email protected] and received no later than 4:00 PM (Central), Monday August 19, 2019.

Answers to all questions will be provided in the form of a modification to this solicitation.

No phone calls will be accepted.Furnish Quotes no later than 4:00 PM (Central), Friday, August 23, 2019 to Kristen Turner, Contracting Officer at [email protected] .

Quotes will only be accepted via email, no phone calls will be accepted.
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USDA, ARS, NCAUR 1815 N University St Peoria, Illinois 61604 United States
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