Submitted by mahonkg on Thu, 09/07/2023 - 19:13
Post Date/ Solicitation Issue Date
Closing Response Date
Proposed Award Date
Project Title
Duet multiomics solution
Contracting Office
National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Contact Points

Primary Contract Specialist


Secondary Contracting Officer

NAICS Code Number
In Vitro Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing
Small Business Size Standard
FPDS Classification Code
Delivery of Goods
30 Days after receipt of award
Competition Status
Vendor Name
Government Scientific Source, Inc.
Vendor Address
12355 Sunrise Valley Dr.
Suite 400
Reston, Virginia 20191
Single-Sole Source Determination
Statutory Authority:
This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13—Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Subpart 13.106-1 (b) (1), Soliciting from a single source and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13—Simplified Acquisition Procedures and at a dollar value less than the simplified acquisition threshold are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6—Competition Requirements.

This notice of proposed acquisition is posted as an intent to award a purchase order on a non-competitive basis to Government Scientific Source, Inc. to purchase the Duet multiomics solution +modC (24 rxn). These kits are used to simultaneously sequence genetics and epigenetics in a single workflow.
Background/Description of Requirement

This acquisition is being conducted under Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Part 13 – Simplified Acquisition Procedures, and the resultant contract award will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2023-04 dated June 2, 2023.

The National Institute on Aging (NIA), Laboratory of Molecular Biology and Immunology (LMBI) requires the duet multiomics solution, to streamline workflow providing standard genomic calls plus modC without errors and biases associated with other enzymatic or bisulfite treatment. Investigate the whole genome using your existing next generation sequencer and with phased results in a single read. Complete genetic and modified cytosine (modC) information from a single low volume DNA sample.


Purchase Description: Duet multiomics solution +modC (24 rxn)


Salient characteristics:



Simultaneous whole genome sequencing results with all canonical DNA bases plus modC with improved sensitivity and specificity.


Preserve your valuable samples by using as little as 10 ng of cfDNA. 


Accurately detect C>T changes, the most common type of genetic mutation in the human genome and in cancer. 


Integrate a fully optimized analysis pipeline that phases SNP calling and methylation marks at read level, while suppressing PCR and sequencing errors.


Interpret allele-specific methylation calls using our proprietary analytics module for further insight into your samples.

Quantity: Two (2) Kits


Delivery Date: 30 days after receipt of order.


Contract Type: A Firm Fixed Price type order award not exceeding the Simplified Acquisition Threshold is anticipated to be awarded resulting from this requirement.

Summary Statement:

The Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), certification of country of ownership, and the certification of business size must be included in the response.

All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) "www.sam.gov."

Quoter Terms and Conditions (To be completed by the Offeror):

 1. Period of Performance OR Delivery Date After Receipt of Order:

 2. Shipping Point (F.O.B. OR Destination):

 3. Payment Discount Terms:

 4. NIH BPA Number, if applicable:

 5. SAM UEI Number:

 6. Name of Company:

 7. Street Address, City, State, Zip code:

 8. Name of Person Authorized to Provide Quote:

 9. Telephone Number and Email Address of Person Authorized to Provide Quote:

For equipment/parts/supply requirements under this requirement, if applicable, responses must include: the place of manufacturing (i.e., address if supply/equipment is a domestic end product and include country of manufacture).

 In case domestic sources are available and capable of fulfilling the Government's need, the Government will use evaluation preferences in accordance with FAR 25.


 The FAR Clauses are incorporated by reference and are provided in full text at https://www.acquisition.gov/:

 1. FAR Provision 52.212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Items (Mar 2023) is applicable to this solicitation.

 2. FAR Provision 52.212.2 Evaluation-Commercial Items (Nov 2021) is applicable to this solicitation. The Government will evaluate quotations or offers in accordance with FAR 13.106-2 and award a purchase order from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose quote conforming to the solicitation will be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The following factors shall be used to evaluate quotes: Technical capability of the item offered to meet the Government requirement; Price; and Past performance [see FAR 13.106-2(b)(3)]

 3. FAR Provision 52.212-3, Offeror Representations and Certifications Commercial Items (Dec 2022), is applicable to this solicitation.

 4. FAR Clause 52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items (Dec 2022) is applicable to this solicitation.

 5. FAR clause at 52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders-Commercial Items (June 2023) is applicable to this solicitation.

 In addition, the following FAR provisions and clauses are applicable to this solicitation and incorporated by reference:

 1. 52.204-7 System for Award Management (Oct 2018),

 2. 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (Oct 2018),

 3. FAR 52.204-16, Commercial and Government Entity Code Reporting (Aug 2020),

 4. 52.204-18 Commercial and Government Entity Code Maintenance (Aug 2020),

 5. 52.211, Brand Name or Equal (Aug 1999)

6. 52.225-1, Buy American Supplies (Oct 2022) (41 U.S.C. chapter 83)

 7. HHSAR 352.239-73, Electronic and Information Technology Accessibility Notice (December 18, 2015).

 8.  FAR 52.204-27, Prohibition on a ByteDance Covered Application (Jun 2023)

 The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are available as an attachment. Offerors MUST complete the provision at 52.204-24 and 52.204-26 and submit completed copies as separate documents with their quotation.

 1. FAR 52.204-24, Representation Regarding Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (Nov 2021)

 2. FAR 52.204-25, Prohibition on Contracting for Certain Telecommunications and Video Surveillance Services or Equipment (Nov 2021)

 3. FAR 52.204-26, Covered Telecommunications Equipment or Services Representation (Oct 2020) 3. NIH Invoice and Payment Provisions

 4. NIH Invoice and Payment Provisions 

All responses must be received by 9/18/2023, at 9AM EST and must reference announcement/solicitation number 23-010835. Responses may be submitted electronically to Randall Carter (Randall.carter@nih.gov)Fax responses will not be accepted.


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.