NIH-NINDS - 22-004046 - Notice of Intent

Submitted by patelsnv on Wed, 01/19/2022 - 16:38
Post Date/ Solicitation Issue Date
Closing Response Date
Proposed Award Date
Project Title
Abberior STED 561 nm upgrade
Contracting Office
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Contact Points

Primary Contract Specialist

NAICS Code Number
Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing
Set-Aside Status
Not Set Aside
Competition Status
Brand Name Only
Vendor Name
Abberior Instruments America LLC
4350 East West Hwy
Suite 410
Bethesda, MD 20814
United States
Single-Sole Source Determination
1. The 561 nm laser is the unique feature set which is not available in competing systems. Abberior Instruments America is the sole vendor because no other type of laser is compatible with the Abberior EXPERT Line STED microscope and software system.
2. The sum of the list price is $35,416.00, and the price for NIH is $30,103.60, so we get a discount reach to 15%. The price is reasonable for an imaging system of good quality which provides these functions.
3. We also searched for other vendors manufacturing or providing these technologies and found no vendors supplying the same or similar products.
Background/Description of Requirement

Synaptic Transmission Section combines physiological and cell biological approaches to understand the dynamics of cell membrane and a variety of proteins during vesicle exocytosis and endocytosis in living cells at nanometer scale, e.g. dense core vesicle docking, curvature generation and endocytosis. Our mission is first to characterize these processes with super-resolution imaging technique, and then determine the underlying regulating molecular mechanisms involved in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative disorders.

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.