Notice of Intent to Award a Sole Source Purchase Order to DNASTAR, INC.
Posted Date: January 14, 2013
Procurement Office : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters Procurement Operations Division, (3808R) 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20460
Response Due Date: January 24, 2013
THIS IS A SOLE SOURCE PROCUREMENT, NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTE (RFQ). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Office of Acquisition Management (OAM), Headquarters Procurement Operations Division (HPOD) intends to award a sole source purchase order to DNASTAR, INC. in accordance with FAR 6.302-1 - Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. This requirement supports EPA’s Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Office of Pollution Prevention & Toxics (OPPT) Information Management Division (IMD).
This sole source procurement is for the annual renewal of EPA’s Lasergene Network Service Plan by DNASTAR. The Service Plan is a scientific data modeling/analysis tool for our end-users (scientists) and includes one (1) year of software updates, upgrades and technical support. The requirements from our scientific users must be met with the unique and complete set of tools/software and service that DNASTAR currently offers. DNASTAR, INC. is the manufacturer of the required software and, at this time, the only source provider for the full scope of Lasergene software and support services.
NO SOLICITATION OR REQUEST FOR QUOTE (RFQ) IS AVAILABLE. No contract will be awarded on the basis of offers received in response to this notice. Notwithstanding, any firm who believes it is capable of meeting EPA's requirement as stated herein (or equivalent/adequate substitution) may submit a response, which if received within 10 calendar days of the date of this announcement, will be considered. All questions and/or responses must be directed to Jennifer Scharrer via email at email@example.com. Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.
The point of contact for this procurement is Jennifer Scharrer, Contract Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.