NINDS 24-009090

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Post Date/ Solicitation Issue Date
Closing Response Date
Proposed Award Date
Project Title
Contracting Office
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)

Contact Points

Primary Contract Specialist

NAICS Code Number
Commercial and Service Industry Machinery Manufacturing
Small Business Size Standard
FPDS Classification Code
Estimated Period of Performance
08/01/2024 - 07/31/2025
Delivery of Goods
BLDG 10 RM 3D17
Set-Aside Status
Not Set Aside
Competition Status
Brand Name or Equal
Brand Name
Rationale/ Salient Characteristics
Equipment must be serviced at the Emory Clinic in Georgia (GA). Certified trained personnel must be the only one authorized service/maintenance repair on Leica equipment.
Single-Sole Source Determination
Leica is the only authorized source of factory trained service engineers to service and repair Leica equipement. Any service performed by non-authorized provider will void warranty.
Background/Description of Requirement

The 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 SNB studies primary brain tumors, pituitary tumors, syringomyelia, drug delivery to the central nervous system, development of surgical technology/techniques, cell death in neurologic disorders and functional neurosurgery. SNB provides diagnostic services for the Clinical Center to support and evaluate on-going medical care and research activities.

Aperio VERSA 8 slide scanner is a NIH loaner instrument to Dr.Nduom of Emory University School of Medicine

Dr Nduom’s group’s investigators have been making use of multiplex immunohistochemistry and RNA in-situ hybridization for characterization of complex characterization of the immune microenvironment of high-grade brain tumors. specific requirements of segmentation of images for quantification of expression of RNA molecules and multiplexed proteins in the immune microenvironment. The Leica Aperio Versa is the equipment used for this purpose with serial number 500233 and equipment number 12768831. Period of performance is from 8/1/2024 - 7/31/2025.


Emergency repair service as required during the hours of 08:00am - 05:00pm, Monday through Friday during business hours. 

Labor, travel and replacement parts, as required, excluding consumable items.

One planned maintenance inspection per period within period of performance.



Technician to travel to the location of the equipment on CTPSR CoreEmory Clinic B, 1365 Clifton Road NE, Suite 3206, Atlanta, GA  30322 to maintain the equipment. 



Contact vendor for routine maintenance once per period, and for any other repairs as needed. Allow the technician onto the Emory campus, and into the location where the equipment is kept. 


Preventive maintenance as described under specific requirements in this Statement of Work



Not applicable


Travel - Service personnel’s travel is included in the contract.


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.