NIH-NINDS - 22-004006 - Notice of Intent

Submitted by patelsnv on Wed, 01/19/2022 - 09:44
Post Date/ Solicitation Issue Date
Closing Response Date
Proposed Award Date
Project Title
Scientifica IVM Mini
Contracting Office
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Contact Points

Primary Contract Specialist

NAICS Code Number
Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing
Small Business Size Standard
1,000 employees
FPDS Classification Code
Estimated Period of Performance
Delivery of Goods
BLDG 35 RM 3B1010
Set-Aside Status
Not Set Aside
Competition Status
Brand Name Only
Vendor Name
9 Trenton Lakewood Rd Ste 1 Millstone
Township, NJ 08510-1114
United States
Single-Sole Source Determination
The lab wishes to acquire a highly precise and accurate in-vivo manipulator for motorized assistance with in-vivo survival surgeries. This will minimize damage to brain tissue when implanting optic fibers and Grin lenses for in-vivo imaging experiments, and will dramatically increase the accuracy of probe placement. The in-vivo manipulator must be compatible with stereotaxic frame previously purchase by the lab (Kopf stereotaxic frame) and must be compatible with Inscopix probe holders.

Background/Description of Requirement

The main goals of the LCSMS are to investigate the neural mechanisms and circuits underlying neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. Accordingly, in-vivo imaging experiments (both for fiber photometry and calcium imaging) are an integral part of this goal. As part of in-vivo imaging experiments, cannulae, fibers and GRIN lenses need to be implanted in the brain. The acquisition of an in-vivo manipulator will dramatically improve the accuracy and precision of these implants.     

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)

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.