NIH-NINDS - 22-011588 - Notice of Intent

Submitted by patelsnv on Mon, 07/25/2022 - 13:38
Post Date/ Solicitation Issue Date
Closing Response Date
Proposed Award Date
Project Title
Luigs & Neumann micromanipulator
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 2B1015
Set-Aside Status
Not Set Aside
Competition Status
Brand Name Only
Vendor Name
Blactek Incorporated
16 Milford Avenue
Natick MA, 01760
United States
Single-Sole Source Determination
We have 5 similar micromanipulators from Luigs & Neumann. So, we will order a new micromanipulator from the same company. It will make our use and maintenance more convenient.
Background/Description of Requirement

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the top federal agency doing and funding medical research in the US, leading to medical advancements that improve people's health and save lives. The objective of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is to find out as much as possible about the brain and nervous system in order to lessen the burden of neurological disease.

 The synaptic communication between the millions of neurons in our brain is what allows it to work. Understanding the chemical basis of synaptic transmission under normal and abnormal circumstances is our aim. Our research could help in the diagnosis and treatment of prevalent neurological conditions like Alzheimer's disease. We investigate the molecular mechanisms underlying SNARE complex formation and interaction in cultured neurons from the hippocampus and adrenal medulla.

 An effective micrimanipulator is a crucial piece of kit for our investigation. Without it, the electrophysiological experiment would be impossible for us to do. The fields of synaptic transmission and exocytosis research will both benefit from a quality micromanufacturer.


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.