Synopsis – Jul 11, 2012

      General Information

      Solicitation Number: 4200437003
      Posted Date: Jul 11, 2012
      FedBizOpps Posted Date: Jul 11, 2012
      Recovery and Reinvestment Act Action: No
      Original Response Date: Jul 27, 2012
      Current Response Date: Jul 27, 2012
      Classification Code: 65 — Medical, dental and veterinary equipment and supplies
      NAICS Code: 339112

      Contracting Office Address

      NASA/Ames Research Center, JA:M/S 241-1, Moffett Field, CA 94035-0001


      NASA/ARC has a requirement for one (1) Next Generation Portable Ultrasound Vivid q from GE Healthcare. NASA has six (6) Vivid q ultrasound machines already in use to support International Space Station (ISS) medical projects.

      NASA/ARC intends to purchase the ultrasound equipment from GE Healthcare of Waukesha, WI. The required Vivid q ultrasound is only available from GE Healthcare and no other make or model will suffice. Prior to the 2011 purchase of the six (6) Vivid q ultrasound machines, NASA conducted extensive testing, research, and analysis. Much more research has been conducted following the purchase of the six (6) GE Ultrasound machines, and NASA is unable to provide resources to conduct repeat tests on different makes and models of ultrasound machines at this present time.

      The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12.

      Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on July 27, 2012. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government.

      Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

      All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency.

      NASA Clause 1852.215-84, Ombudsman, is applicable. The Center Ombudsman for this acquisition can be found at https://prod.nais.nasa.gov/pub/pub_library/Omb.html .

      Point of Contact

      Name: Elizabeth A Baierl
      Title: Contract Specialist
      Phone: 650-604-5082
      Fax: 650-604-0932
      Email: Elizabeth.A.Baierl@nasa.gov

      Name: Manuel Herrada
      Title: Contracting Officer
      Phone: 650-604-1192
      Fax: 650-604-0932
      Email: Manuel.Herrada-1@nasa.gov

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