NINDS 24-002918

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National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

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Primary Contract Specialist

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All Other Miscellaneous Fabricated Metal Product Manufacturing
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Not Set Aside
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Rationale/ Salient Characteristics
The key requirement of this purchase is that the mouse cage tops are compatible with our existing stock of Allentown cage bottoms and accessories. The mouse cage tops must be able to be used interchangeably with our existing units.

Items meeting the following requirements will fulfill program needs.

 Must integrate precisely with existing Allentown NexGen Cage cage bottoms and feeders.
 Must integrate precisely with existing Allentown NexGen Individually Ventilated Cage house racks.
 Must integrate precisely with existing Allentown NexGen cage accessories, including cage card holders and cage dividers.
 Nominal dimensions: 7.625" x 4.474" x 15.638".
 Nominal weight: 1.30 lbs.
 Construction:
o Clear polysulfone high temperature plastic.
o Purple integrated filter retainer housing compatible with Allentown NexGen T-99 filter.
o External bottle top.
 Must be able to withstand rigors of mechanical washers and steam sterilizers.

Single-Sole Source Determination
Market researched determined that there are no other offeror that could provide exact/similar goods as outlined.
Background/Description of Requirement

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducting research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of neurological disorders and stroke. The NINDS mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.


The Animal Health Care Section (AHCS) of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) is tasked with veterinary care, management and oversight of the Building 35 SAF. The Building 35 SAF currently houses approximately 16,000 mouse and rat cages, consisting primarily of mice. The rodents housed in these cages are used by numerous NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) to carry out their research missions. The institutes and centers sharing in this research endeavor are:


  • National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
  • National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • National Institute on Deafness and Other Communicative Disorders (NIDCD)
  • National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
  • National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
  • National Eye Institute (NEI)
  • National Institute on Aging (NIA)
  • National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI)
  • National Center on Complimentary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
  • National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)    


The AHCS identified a lack of sufficient supplies of Allentown NexGen cage lids required to efficiently prepare clean equipment for cage changes. Cage lids are an essential part of the entire clean cage setup. Some cage lids have been in use since the PNRC II vivarium opened, and the numbers available have decreased over time due to routine wear and tear. If this trend continues without replenishing supplies of the cage lids, it will eventually degrade facility operations and jeopardize the AHCS mission of providing the best possible humane care to the animals under our charge.


Therefore, the objective of this procurement is to replenish our supplies of Allentown Nextgen cage lids to ensure full cage setups can be readied and supplied to our staff. This will allow them to complete cage changes, an essential animal husbandry duty that is central to our mission.


Generic Name of Product:
Mouse cage lids qty 365

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.