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Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice
Posted Date: 29-JAN-13
Office Address: Department of Agriculture; Food Safety and Inspection Service; Procurement Management Branch; 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Mail drop 5230 Beltsville MD 20705
Subject: Notice of Intent to Negotiate solely with AOAC International for Proficiency Test Samples
Classification Code: H - Quality control, testing & inspection services
Solicitation Number: FSIS-03-B-13
Contact: Marnie Miller, Contracting Officer, Phone 3015044235, Email firstname.lastname@example.org
Place of Performance (address): USDA LabRussell Research Center 950 College Station Road Athens, GA 30605
Place of Performance Country: US
Description: Department of Agriculture
Food Safety and Inspection Service
Procurement Management Branch
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) intends to negotiate solely with AOAC International, located at 481 N Frederick Ave, Suite 500, Gaithersburg, MD 20877-2450, to prepare pasteurized liquid whole egg product proficiency test (PT) samples that are uninoculated or inoculated with non-salmonellae and/or Salmonella. The Contractor shall be responsible for shipping these samples to laboratories in the USDA, FSIS, Lab Quality Assurance Division (LQAD), Pasteurized Egg Product Recognized Laboratory (PEPRLab) Program. The samples shall be used to evaluate the proficiency of these laboratories in the analysis of Agency surveillance-sample egg products for Salmonella. Approximately 50 laboratories are expected to participate in this program. AOAC International is the only known source which can provide the required service. This procurement will be conducted under the authority of FAR 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Authority: 41 U.S.C. 253(c) (1). The period of performance will be for a 12 month base period plus four (4) additional 12 month option periods. This procurement is being conducted as a Commercial Item acquisition under FAR Part 12. This is not a request for quotations or an announcement of a forthcoming solicitation. Request for copies of this solicitation will not be honored or acknowledged. The Government does not intend to pay for information received. All interested parties must respond within fifteen (15) calendar days from the date of this notice. Written responses must provide clear and concise documentation indicating your firm's capability to provide the required services. Verbal responses are not acceptable and will not be considered. When responding to this announcement, respondents should refer to Announcement FSIS-03-B-13. If after February 12, 2013, no viable responses have been received in response to this announcement, USDA/FSIS shall negotiate solely with AOAC International.