Federal contract opportunity 625715 for other electronic and precision equipment repair and maintenance at Agricultural Research Service ARS EBSC APB MD.

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 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________  THIS IS AN AMENDMENT TO ADD THE ADDITIONAL VERBIAGE AS A  CRITICAL MINIMUM REQUIREMENT FOR  THE FOLLOWING SERVICE CONTRACT REQUIREMENT:  "GUARANTEE" OF A CERTIFIED ENGINEER'S PHONE RESPONSE TO U.S. DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE (USDA'S) REQUEST  WITHIN 24 HOURS OF A  USDA CUSTOMER PLACING A SERVICE CALL. PLEASE ALSO NOTE THE CORRECTED TIME FRAME OF THE ANTICIPATED AWARD DATE BEING APRIL 3, 2013 AND THE QUOTES DUE NO LATER TO ME: JOHN WILKINSON  AT USDA BY CLOSE OF BUSINESS APRIL 1, 2013 TO JOHN.WILKINSON@ARS.USDA.GOV AT PHONE # 301-504-1731. U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland intends to award a (yearly maintenance plus 2 option years) contract as a sole source award  for the following instrument:  "ICP-MS Elan DRC E" instrument, Serial Number: AH00430510 located in Beltsville, Maryland,  that is manufactured by Perkin Elmer Health Sciences, Inc. , located in Shelton, Connecticut.    The following are the requirements of this service contract:   Personnel that performs service on the above instrument, must be able to demonstrate that they are trained,  in testing, service and software support, for this instrument, and can replace internal parts of this equipment.  The repair coverage for the above instrument will include: Parts, Components,  labor, travel, and phone support.   Perkin Elmer Health Sciences, Inc. is the sole source provider for factory new or factory re-manufactured parts, local service representation and factory trained/certified engineers to provide service and installation for all instrumentation  manufactured and sold by Perkin Elmer, Inc.   Perkin Elmer does not certify third party technical service nor does Perkin Elmer have any dealers or distributors selling parts.    The base year of this maintenance contract will run from April 3, 2013  to March 26, 2014, then option year I would run from March 27, 2014 to March 26, 2015 and Option Year II would run from March 27, 2015 to March 26, 2016  This notice of intent is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government.  This notice is not a request for competitive quotations.  No solicitation document is available and telephone requests will not be honored.  Any firm that believes it can provide the equipment listed above may submit substantiating documentation in writing to the identified point of contact not later than COB April 1, 2013.  The successful company must be registered at the web site: SAM.GOV and also the Online Representations and Certification (ORCA) at http://orca.bpn.gov.  Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.  Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.  A determination not to compete this proposed contract based on responses to this notice is solely at the discretion of the Government.  The Point of Contact for this action is Mr. John Wilkinson  and may be reached at  john.wilkinson@ars.usda.gov    Anticipated award date is  April 3, 2013 2013

 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________   U.S. Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland intends to award a (yearly maintenance plus 2 option years) contract as a sole source award  for the following instrument:  "ICP-MS Elan DRC E" instrument, Serial Number: AH00430510 located in Beltsville, Maryland,  that is manufactured by Perkin Elmer Health Sciences, Inc. , located in Shelton, Connecticut.    The following are the requirements of this service contract:   Personnel that performs service on the above instrument, must be able to demonstrate that they are trained,  in testing, service and software support, for this instrument, and can replace internal parts of this equipment.  The repair coverage for the above instrument will include: Parts, Components,  labor, travel, and phone support.   Perkin Elmer Health Sciences, Inc. is the sole source provider for factory new or factory re-manufactured parts, local service representation and factory trained/certified engineers to provide service and installation for all instrumentation  manufactured and sold by Perkin Elmer, Inc.   Perkin Elmer does not certify third party technical service nor does Perkin Elmer have any dealers or distributors selling parts.    The base year of this maintenance contract will run from March 27, 2013 to March 26, 2014, then option year I would run from March 27, 2014 to March 26, 2015 and Option Year II would run from March 27, 2015 to March 26, 2016  This notice of intent is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government.  This notice is not a request for competitive quotations.  No solicitation document is available and telephone requests will not be honored.  Any firm that believes it can provide the equipment listed above may submit substantiating documentation in writing to the identified point of contact not later than COB March 22, 2013.  The successful company must be registered at the web site: SAM.GOV and also the Online Representations and Certification (ORCA) at http://orca.bpn.gov.  Information received will be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.  Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.  A determination not to compete this proposed contract based on responses to this notice is solely at the discretion of the Government.  The Point of Contact for this action is Mr. John Wilkinson  and may be reached at  john.wilkinson@ars.usda.gov    Anticipated award date is  March 26, 2013

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