Submitted by mahonkg on Thu, 07/28/2022 - 15:02
Post Date/ Solicitation Issue Date
Closing Response Date
Proposed Award Date
Project Title
Sources Sought C57BL/6-Gabbr1em1(flox) cKO mice
Contracting Office
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Contact Points

Primary Contract Specialist

NAICS Code Number
All other animal production
Small Business Size Standard
FPDS Classification Code
Delivery of Goods
3-6 months after receipt of purchase order
Background/Description of Requirement

This is a Sources Sought notice. This is NOT a solicitation for proposals, proposal abstracts, or quotations. The purpose of this notice is to obtain information regarding the availability and capability of all qualified sources to perform a potential requirement.

This notice is issued to help determine the availability of qualified companies technically capable of meeting the Government requirement, to determine the method of acquisition, and availability of domestic sources manufactured in the United States in sufficient and reasonably available commercial quantities and of a satisfactory quality.  It is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or ultimately award a contract.  Responses will not be considered as proposals or quotes.  No award will be made as a result of this notice. The Government will NOT be responsible for any costs incurred by the respondents to this notice.  This notice is strictly for research and information purposes only. Small businesses are encouraged to respond.

For equipment/supply requirements, responses must include: (1) the place of manufacturing (i.e., address if supply/equipment is a domestic end product and include country of manufacture), as well as (2) the size status of the manufacturer under the applicable NAICS code (i.e., address Non-Manufacturer Rule).

Background:  The National Institute on Aging, Laboratory of Neurogenetics, works to understand the pathological basis of neurodegenerative diseases, primarily ALS, Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease. This acquisition is necessary for the project “Involvement of GABA receptor GABBR1 in locomotor skill learning” in support of research into neurodegenerative diseases. The purpose of this acquisition is to acquire Gabbr1-Flox mice to crossbred with different Cre lines for specifically deleting Gabbr1 gene in different neuronal types. Gabbr1 gene mediates inhibitory inputs to neurons. The deletion of Gabbr1 will allow us to test how those inhibitory inputs regulate the neuronal activity and associated behaviors.

Purpose and Objectives: The purpose of this acquisition is for Gabbr1 mice.  

Purchase Description:

Item Description



C57BL/6-Gabbr1em1(flox) cKO mice






Anticipated period of performance: N/A

Other important considerations:

Salient Characteristics -

The mice must have the following salient characteristics:

  • Mice generated using CRISPR/Cas9.
  • Germline-transmitted, heterozygous F1 mice containing the desired floxed allele.
  • Mice must be alive, and be the C57BL/6-Gabbr1em1(flox) cKO strain.

Delivery Date: 3-6 Months after receipt of purchase order

In case domestic sources are available and capable of fulfilling the Government’s need, and a future solicitation is published, the Government will use evaluation preferences in accordance with FAR 25.

Capability statement /information sought. Companies that believe they possess the capabilities to provide the required products should submit documentation of their ability to meet each of the project requirements to the Contracting Officer. The capability statement must specifically address each of the project requirements separately.  Additionally, the capability statement should include 1) the total number of employees, 2) the professional qualifications of personnel as it relates to the requirements outlined, 3) any contractor GSA Schedule contracts and/or other government-wide acquisition contracts (GWACs) by which all of the requirements may be met, if applicable, and 4) any other information considered relevant to this program. Capability statements must also include the Company Name, Unique Entity ID from SAM.gov, Physical Address, and Point of Contact Information. The response must include the respondents’ technical and administrative points of contact, including names, titles, addresses, telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses.

Interested companies are required to identify their type of business, applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code, and size standards in accordance with the Small Business Administration. The government requests that no proprietary or confidential business data be submitted in a response to this notice. However, responses that indicate the information therein is proprietary will be properly safeguarded for Government use only. Capability statements must include the name and telephone number of a point of contact having authority and knowledge to discuss responses with Government representatives. Capability statements in response to this market survey that do not provide sufficient information for evaluation will be considered non-responsive. When submitting this information, please reference the solicitation notice number.

One (1) copy of the response is required and must be in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format using 11-point or 12-point font, 8-1/2” x 11” paper size, with 1” top, bottom, left and right margins, and with single or double spacing.

The information submitted must be in and outline format that addresses each of the elements of the project requirement and in the capability statement /information sought paragraphs stated herein.  A cover page and an executive summary may be included but is not required.

The response is limited to ten (10) page limit.  The 10-page limit does not include the cover page, executive summary, or references, if requested.

All responses to this notice must be submitted electronically to the Contract Specialist and Contracting Officer.  Facsimile responses are NOT accepted.

The response must be submitted to Randall Carter, Administrative Officer, at Randall.carter@nih.gov 

The response must be received on or before 8/02/2022 at 9:00 AM, Eastern Time.

Disclaimer and Important Notes:  This notice does not obligate the Government to award a contract or otherwise pay for the information provided in response. The Government reserves the right to use information provided by respondents for any purpose deemed necessary and legally appropriate. Any organization responding to this notice should ensure that its response is complete and sufficiently detailed to allow the Government to determine the organization’s qualifications to perform the work.


Interested parties may identify in writing their interest and capability in response to this requirement. Responses to this notice shall contain sufficient information to establish the interested parties’ bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement and include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov.

All responses must be received by closing date and must reference the announcement. Responses may be submitted electronically to the attention of the contract specialist. Fax responses will not be accepted.

All responsible sources may submit a bid, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency.