Federal contract opportunity F4BWB10133A001 for analytical laboratory instrument manufacturing at Direct Reporting Units USAF Academy - 10 CONS, response was due Jul 13, 2010.

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The 10th Contracting Squadron, United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), Colorado, intends to award a sole source purchase order to Accuri Cytometer for the following: C6 Cytometer, CFlow Plus Software, Workstation Computer, 1- Year Maintenance, Installation and New User Training Service. These items are required for cadet research in the Department of Biology at the Air Force Academy (please see attached J&A). This acquisition will be done in accordance with FAR 12 and 13 procedures. This reference document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular Fac 2005-44, Effective 08 July 2010.
The North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) is 334516 and the size standard is 500 employees.

This synopsis is for notification purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation for bids or proposals. *******DO NOT submit a bid/quote at this time.

Any vendor that feels they have the ability to meet this requirement may submit information (2 pages or less) to support their claim. The government does not intend to pay for any information provided under this synopsis.

5352.201-9101 OMBUDSMAN (AUG 2005)

(a) An ombudsman has been appointed to hear and facilitate the resolution of concerns from offerors, potential offerors, and others for this acquisition. When requested, the ombudsman will maintain strict confidentiality as to the source of the concern. The existence of the ombudsman does not affect the authority of the program manager, contracting officer, or source selection official. Further, the ombudsman does not participate in the evaluation of proposals, the source selection process, or the adjudication of protests or formal contract disputes. The ombudsman may refer the party to another official who can resolve the concern.

(b) Before consulting with an ombudsman, interested parties must first address their concerns, issues, disagreements, and/or recommendations to the contracting officer for resolution. Consulting an ombudsman does not alter or postpone the timelines for any other processes (e.g., agency level bid protests, GAO bid protests, requests for debriefings, employee-employer actions, contests of OMB Circular A-76 competition performance decisions).

(c) If resolution cannot be made by the contracting officer, concerned parties may contact the USAF Academy Ombudsmen, Kim Diercks
8110 Industrial Drive, Ste 103
USAFA, CO 80840
Telephone number 719-333-2074
FAX 719-333-9018
email: kim.diercks@usafa.af.mil

Concerns, issues, disagreements, and recommendations that cannot be resolved at the MAJCOM/DRU level, may be brought by the concerned party for further consideration to the Air Force ombudsman, Associate Deputy Assistant Secretary (ADAS) (Contracting), SAF/AQC, 1060 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1060, phone number (703) 588-7004, facsimile number (703) 588-1067.

(d) The ombudsman has no authority to render a decision that binds the agency

(e) Do not contact the ombudsman to request copies of the solicitation, verify offer due date, or clarify technical requirements. Such inquiries shall be directed to the Contracting Officer
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Package File Description
Unspecified Signed Sole Source (Cytometer).pdf J&A for Accuri Cytometer
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