NIH-NINDS- 24-001913 - Notice of Intent

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Post Date/ Solicitation Issue Date
Closing Response Date
Proposed Award Date
Project Title
Bulk Liquid Nitrogen delivery and storage containers for the National Institutes of Health Mouse Imaging Facility and In Vivo NMR Center
Contracting Office
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Contact Points

Primary Contract Specialist

NAICS Code Number
Industrial Gas Manufacturing
Small Business Size Standard
1,000 employees
FPDS Classification Code
Estimated Period of Performance
01/01/2024 - 12/31/2024
Delivery of Goods
BLDG 10 RM B1D-69
Set-Aside Status
Not Set Aside
Competition Status
Brand Name or Equal
Brand Name
Roberts Oxygen
Rationale/ Salient Characteristics
The MIF has 3 Bruker MRI Scanners that require a steady secure supply of
liquid nitrogen to operate. These MRI scanners form part of the imaging
core of the MIF.
Single-Sole Source Determination
The MIF has 3 Bruker MRI Scanners that require a steady secure supply of
liquid nitrogen to operate. These MRI scanners form part of the imaging
core of the MIF.This acquisition is for a liquid nitrogen services contract to
support the existing systems.
Roberts Oxygen will place three MicroBulk tanks in the MIF/NMRF. The
two low-pressure tanks will be placed on the NMRF/MIF dock and are
accessible by personnel around the clock. A single high-pressure gas
generator MicroBulk tank will be placed in the NMRF gas supply closet.
Roberts Oxygen will provide twice weekly (Monday and Thursday) fill
service for the three MicroBulk tanks.
Background/Description of Requirement

The MIF was established in 1999 and is a shared resource dedicated to supplying and developing state-of-the-art anatomical, functional and molecular imaging techniques for the NIH community. Currently, the MIF supports four magnetic resonance imagers (MRI), one invivo Micro CT, two tissue CTs, two optical imagers, an ultrasound with photoacoustics, other animal physiologic monitoring equipment. The MIF has considerable technical expertise in animal imaging. The MIF mission requires that all imaging equipment be in optimum working order for maximum use by NIH researchers. Any repairs must be handed in a rapid fashion. In order for the MRI scanners to operate properly liquid nitrogen is required as a coolant. This critical resource must be available as the MRI would not be operable without a steady and secure supply. Therefore, the MIF needs a liquid nitrogen supplier that can delivery onsite in a steady and secure manner.

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.