Notice of Intent to Issue a Sole Source Purchase Order for X7 Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS) Repair
Posted Date: June 30, 2012
Procurement Office: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters Procurement Operations Division (3803R) 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20460
Response Date: August 6, 2012 at 4 p.m. LT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Enforcement Investigations Center (NEIC), under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Rules (FAR) Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, intends to issue a sole source purchase order to Thermo Electron North America LLC for repair of an X7 Inductively Coupled Plasma Mass Spectrometer (ICP-MS).
The justification is as follows. Thermo Electron is the original instrument manufacturer of the X7 ICP-MS. Their parts and software are proprietary and no other parts and software will be compatible with the system in existence at NEIC. Thermo Electron is the only vendor which has the combination of expertise and parts availability.
NO SOLICITATION OR REQUEST FOR QUOTE IS AVAILABLE.
Notwithstanding, any firm who believes it is capable of meeting EPA's requirement as stated herein may submit a response, which if received within (5) calendar days of the date of this announcement, will be considered. Responses to this posting must be in writing. A determination not to compete the proposed Purchase Order based upon the responses is solely within the discretion of the Government. All questions should be directed to Trina Fisher via email to Fisher.Trina@epa.gov no later than 4:00 pm LT (5) calendar days after the date of this announcement. No telephone inquiries will be accepted.
The point of contact for this requirement is Trina Fisher, Contract Specialist, at email@example.com.