Notice of Intent to Award a Sole Source Purchase Order for a One Year Renewal Maintenance Agreement for to Waters Corporation for Existing Waters Quattro Micro MS/MS System
Posted Date: August 12, 2013
Procurement Office : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters Procurement Operations Division (3803R)
Response Date: August 19, 2013, NLT 1:00 PM ET
66 – Instruments & laboratory equipment
THIS IS A SOLE SOURCE PROCUREMENT, NOT AN RFQ.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) intends to award a sole source, fixed-price, purchase order for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP), Office of Pollution Prevention (OPP), Biological & Economic Analysis Division (BEAD), Analytical Chemistry Branch (ACB) under the authority of FAR Part 13.106-1(b)(1), to Waters Corporation (Waters) in order to procure a service plan renewal for the existing Waters Quattro Micro TQ LC/MS/MS System.
The purpose of this procurement is to obtain a Total Assurance Plan (TAP) with one (1) Performance Maintenance (PM) visit for liquid chromatograph (LC), one (1) PM visit the mass spectrometer (MS), and the MassLynx Software one (1) year plan for the LC/MS/MS system (Waters 2695 LC and Quattro Micro MS/MS detector and instrument software). The TAP is a comprehensive service agreement that includes: all corrective maintenance and one (1) PM visit in which a trained engineer will replace all parts subject to wear (specified in agreement). TAP customers receive top priority response time for all visits and all part used in corrective maintenance and PM visits are guaranteed and factory-tested.
The agreement will cover the following existing equipment
Waters is the only known holder of the licenses, patent and copy rights to the equipment and software used in the LC/MS/MS system. For this reason EPA believes Waters is the only source that can provide the required maintenance for both the hardware and software on the above mentioned system.
NO SOLICITATION FOR QUOTES IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROCUREMENT.
Notwithstanding, any firm that believes it is capable of meeting the requirements as stated herein, may submit a firm fixed price quote by 1:00 PM ET on Monday, August 19, 2013 for consideration. A determination not to compete the purchase order based upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Any response to this notice must show clear and convincing evidence that competition would be advantageous to the Government. All questions and concerns should be submitted via email to Tricia Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The point of contact for this requirement is Tricia Lynn, Contract Specialist, at email@example.com.