BPA for preventative maintenance of Agilent Technologies HPLCs and GCs

Agency: Department of Agriculture
State: Colorado
Type of Contract: Awards
Type of Government: Federal
  • J - Maintenance, Repair, and Rebuilding of Equipment
Posted: Jun 23, 2019
Solicitation No: PR-19-956951
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Award Number: 12639519A0043
Award Dollar Amount: $ 461,370.00
Contract Awardee:


2850 Centerville Rd Wilmington, DE 19808-1610

Phone:800-227-9770 Fax:302-993-5788

Opportunity History
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Contract Award Date :
June 13, 2019
Contract Award Number :
Contract Award Dollar Amount :
$ 461,370.00
Contract Line Item Number :
001 - 005
Contractor Awarded Name :
Agilent Technologies, Inc.
Contractor Awarded DUNS :
Contractor Awarded Address :

WILMINGTON, Delaware 19808
United States
Synopsis :
Added: May 14, 2019 9:39 am

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Animal Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)/ National Wildlife Research Center, in Fort Collins, CO intends to award a sole source, five-year Blanket Purchase Agreement against GSA Contract GS-07F-0564X to Agilent Technologies, Inc. / DUNS: 195823570 CAGE Code: 0YSC6, to provide service and preventative maintenance for the facilities' Agilent Technologies High Pressure Liquid Chromatography (HPLCs) and Gas Chromatography (GCs) with associated detectors. The total estimated dollar value is $ 461,370.00 for a period of five years from 06/01/2019 - 05/31/2023

Agilent will provide the following services:

I. on-site repair within 3 business days of a services request.

II. Factory recommended software and firmware updates/upgrades, engineering upgrades and maintenance procedures for all instrumentation and software.

III. The software will include Open Lab and Masshunter software packages. Agilent will use only OEM and not third party or remanufactured parts. There is no upper limit on the cost for any repair and no further authorization from management is needed to complete a repair request.

IV. Remote Advisor option on some models. This allows on-line tracking of problems and faster diagnosis and responses for repairs supporting the following instruments:

• Agilent Liquid Chromatography (LC) models: 1100 and 1200 Infinity Series

• Agilent Gas Chromatography (GC) models: 6850, 7820A, 7890 Series

• Agilent Liquid Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (LCMS ) models: single quad 1946, Q-TOF 6140 Series, triple quad 6400 Series

• Agilent Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GCMS) models: 5973-5977A Series

• Waters Liquid Chromatography (LC) models: Alliance and Acquity

V. Remote Advisor is a real-time support and reporting tool that works on Agilent and non-Agilent systems regardless of the controlling software or chromatography data system in use.

• Assist: Virtually eliminates trial and error troubleshooting to quickly resolve problems

• Reports: Monitor and optimize equipment utilization and effectiveness

• Alerts: Prevent downtime and reduce sample re-work with real-time alerts

VI. Agilent is also offering module replacements at no charge for any modules or instruments which cannot be repaired. The USDA/WS Facility in Ft. Collins, CO will be able to ship broken modules to them and they will replace it with the same module free of charge.

The authority and supporting rational (see 8.405-6(a)(1)(i) (B) Only one source is capable of providing the supplies or services required at the level of quality required because the supplies or services are unique or highly specialized and a demonstration of the proposed contractor's unique qualifications to provide the required supply or service.

• To our knowledge the property or services needed are available from only one responsible qualified source at this time and no other type of property or services will satisfy these needs.

• As the company which manufactures these instrument, Agilent Technologies is the only company that can provide the software and firmware updates and proprietary factory recommended upgrades and service notes needed.

• Only factory certified engineers with access to ongoing factory updates are to be used; proof of training records beyond basic operator training is required. Any training or updated training must be recent (within 1-2 years) and cover all modules of a system.

• According to Service Sales Product Specialist Life Sciences & Chemical Analysis At Agilent Technologies Inc; Agilent does not authorize either of these companies to provide services on Agilent Instrumentation. They do not have current manufacturer's certified service training on software, hardware, or firmware used in the operation of the instruments.

This Notice of Intent is not a request for competitive proposals. No solicitation documents are available and telephone requests will not be honored. However, if a firm believes it can meet the requirements it must furnish information about its products and services to the Contract Specialist listed on this notice by 4:00pm. Mountain Time (MT) on or before the closing date of this notice. Supporting evidence must be furnished in sufficient detail to demonstrate the ability to comply with the above requirement.

The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 811310 Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance, and the Small business size standard is $ 7.5Mil.

Responses received after the response date or without the required information will be deemed nonresponsive to the synopsis and will not be considered. Capability statements may be sent to: Carol Dingess, Contracting Officer , USDA-APHIS-MRPBS, AAMD Procurement Branch, 2150 Centre Avenue Building B MS (2E20) Fort Collins , CO 80526, or via email @ Carol.Dingess@.usda.gov or fax @ 970-494-7228.

Added: Jun 21, 2019 6:00 pm
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Sole Source Document
Posted Date:
June 21, 2019
Description: Sole Source Document
Contracting Office Address :
Marquette Plaza
250 Marquette Ave, Suite 410

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55401-2329
United States
Place of Performance :
4101 La Porte Ave

Fort Collins, Colorado 80521
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Carol R. Dingess,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 970-494-7360
Fax: 970-494-7228
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General Information
Notice Type:
Original Posted Date:
May 14, 2019
Posted Date:
June 21, 2019
Response Date:
- Mountain
Original Response Date:
Jun 13, 2019 4:00 pm Mountain
Archiving Policy:
Automatic, 15 days after award date
Original Archive Date:
August 30, 2019
Archive Date:
August 30, 2019
Original Set Aside:
Set Aside:
Classification Code:
J -- Maintenance, repair & rebuilding of equipment
811 -- Repair and Maintenance/811310 -- Commercial and Industrial Machinery and Equipment (except Automotive and Electronic) Repair and Maintenance

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