The USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Animal Genomics Improvement Laboratory (AGIL), located at BARC-West, Beltsville, MD intends to procure on an other than full and open basis the following items: perform ChIP experimental design and consultation, perform the ChIP assays using optimized procedures already developed for limited amounts of tissues that are proprietary to Active Motif for greater sensitivity and specificity, validate the ChIP assays by qPCR, generate sequencing libraries, bar code and sequence them with an Illumina platform, and provide a full analysis using Active Motif's proprietary software.

This requirement is sole sourced to Active Motif, 1914 Palomar Oaks Way, Suite 150, Carlsbad CA 920008 as the only vendor able to produce this requirement due to proprietary control of the test process and analysis, as well as consistency of performance to correlate with all the test results, metrics, and analysis for all past events.

This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals; however, any firm believing it can fulfill the requirement identified above may submit a written response to be received at the Contracting Office no later than 5 days after the date of publication of this notice, which shall be considered by the agency. The written response shall reference solicitation number 12305B19N0085 and provide a capability statement that clearly states the firm's experience, assets, background, and ability to perform the required Statement of Work without compromising the quality, accuracy, reliability, and schedule.

Written responses shall be submitted by e-mail to the point(s) of contact listed below no later than 5 days from this notice date.

Contracting Office Address:
Acquisition & Personal Property/Fleet
Agricultural Research Service
950 College Station Rd., Ste. 203
Athens, GA 30605

Primary Point of Contact:                           Secondary Point of Contact:
Althea Paul                                               Jenny Matte
Contractor                                                NEA Supervisor/Section Head
Althea.Paul@ars.usda.gov                          Jenny.Matte@ars.usda.gov
Phone: (301) 504-5550                             (706) 546-3023

Publication Date2019-05-15
CountryUnited States of America
Procurement StatusFuture
OrganisationDepartment of Agriculture
Attention OfAlthea Paul, Contractor, Phone 301-504-5550, Email althea.paul@ars.usda.gov - Jenny Matte, Section Head, Phone 706-546-3023, Email Jenny.Matt@ars.usda.gov
Address5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Building 3, Mailstop: 5117 Beltsville MD 20705
Class DescriptionSpecial studies and analysis - not R&D
SourceFederal Business Opportunities (FBO)

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