NIH-NINDS - 22-011575 - Notice of Intent

Submitted by patelsnv on Mon, 07/25/2022 - 13:26
Post Date/ Solicitation Issue Date
Closing Response Date
Proposed Award Date
Project Title
Illumina NextSeq 500 and NextSeq 1000/2000 reagents
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 10 RM 5C103
Set-Aside Status
Not Set Aside
Competition Status
Brand Name Only
Vendor Name
Illlumina, Inc.
5200 Illumina Way
San Diego, CA 92122-4616
United States
Single-Sole Source Determination
The requested items are sequencing kits. They are a sole source purchase. The kits are meant for Illumina
sequencers. All NGS sequencing platforms have proprietary chemistry and kits and are not compatible
across platforms. Furthermore, this is purchased for an ongoing research project where an experiment is
being replicated. To maintain consistency and compatability we need to use the same reagents as the first
These kits are cheaper than other NGS kits and cheaper than outsourcing the sequencing.
Background/Description of Requirement

These are needed to verify virus genomes that are captured using an in-house device.  Subjects that present with new neurologic findings are often suspected of having a viral infection in the cerebrospinal fluid.  Current technologies are often unable to identify virus in CSF.  The lab has a novel carbon nanotube (VIRRION) for the purpose of capturing virus in the chip.  Raman spectroscopy is performed on the VIRRION chip to obtain a signature of the captured virus.  The reagents in this purchase are used for sequencing the virus, or suspected virus, captured on the chip.  This will allow for the identifcation of the Ramaan spectral signature.  The reagents in this purchase are required to complete this study. 

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.