Lease of Mass Spectrometer

State: Florida
Type of Government: Federal
  • 40 - Rope, Cable, Chain, and Fittings
Posted: Jan 11, 2020
Due: Jan 25, 2020
Solicitation No: 12405B20Q0007
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Lease of Mass Spectrometer
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  • Contract Opportunity Type: Combined Synopsis/Solicitation (Updated)
  • All Dates/Times are: (UTC-06:00) CENTRAL STANDARD TIME, CHICAGO, USA
  • Updated Published Date: Jan 10, 2020 02:34 pm CST
  • Original Published Date: Jan 10, 2020 02:27 pm CST
  • Updated Date Offers Due: Jan 25, 2020 02:00 pm CST
  • Original Date Offers Due: Jan 27, 2020 02:00 pm CST
  • Inactive Policy: 15 days after date offers due
  • Updated Inactive Date: Feb 09, 2020
  • Original Inactive Date: Feb 11, 2020
  • Initiative:
    • None
  • Original Set Aside: Total Small Business Set-Aside (FAR 19.5)
  • Product Service Code: 6640 - LABORATORY EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES
  • NAICS Code: 334516 - Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing
  • Place of Performance:
    Gainesville , FL 32608

This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested, and a written solicitation will not be issued. The solicitation number is 12405B20Q0007 and is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ). The NAICS code is 334516, Analytical Laboratory Instrument Manufacturing. This solicitation document incorporates those provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2020-02.

The USDA, ARS, at Stoneville, MS intends to acquire a Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometer, with high-resolution real-time ultra-sensitive online trace gas (VOCs) analyzer, based on proton transfer reaction- mass spectrometry, that includes the following:

Configuration specifications:

Instrument: Proton Transfer Reaction Mass Spectrometer

Inlet system: inlet flow rate f 50 ml – 250ml/min

Ion Source: Hydronium ions

Ion Purity: > 99%

Detection System: Time of Flight (positive ion mode)

Detection Time resolution

Performance Specifications

Mass resolution (typical): > 1500m/ delta m (FWHM) for m/z > 79

Pulse frequency: up to 80 kHz

Sensitivity: m/z (Benzene): typical >500 cps/ppbv @ 1500 m/delta m (FWHM)

Detection limit: m/z 79 (benzene)


Delivery of instrument on or before January 30, 2020.

Maximum lease period: 9 months

The equipment is to be delivered to the USDA-ARS, 1600 SW 23rd Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608.

Any quotes not meeting the minimum specifications will not be considered.

DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED IN QUOTE: In order to be considered for award Offerors shall provide 1) a Quote on company letterhead detailing the item description, unit price per item, discounts for trade-ins, total price and valid for at least 60 days after receipt of quote; and 2) FAR 52.212-3, OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATION-COMMERCIAL ITEMS; The Representation and Certification section must be completed electronically in the System for Award Management (SAM) website at

REJECTION OF QUOTATION: Failure to demonstrate compliance will be caused to reject the quote without further discussions. All responsible sources may submit an offer and will be considered.

The following clauses and provisions apply to this acquisition. 52.252-2 Clauses Incorporated by Reference; 52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS; 52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS applies,; 52.222-3, Convict Labor; 52.233-3, Protest after award; 52.222-26, Equal Opportunity; 52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans; 52.222-36, Affirmative Action for Workers with Disabilities; 52.222-37, Employment Reports on Special Disabled Veterans, Veterans of the Vietnam Era, and Other Eligible Veterans; 52.222-19, Child Labor - Cooperation with Authorities and Remedies; 52.223-2 Affirmative Procurement of Biobased Products Under Service and Construction Contracts; 52.223-15 Energy Efficiency in Energy-Consuming Products; 52.223-17 Affirmative Procurement of EPA-designated Items in Service and Construction Contracts; 52.225-13, Restrictions on Certain Foreign Purchases; 52.232-33, Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer - System for Award Management; applicable to this acquisition; 52.252-1 Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference; 52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS; 52.223-1 Biobased Product Certification; 52.223-4 Recovered Materials Certification; 52.212-2 Evaluation-Commercial Items ; 52.212-3 OFFEROR REPRESENTATIONS AND CERTIFICATIONS - COMMERCIAL ITEMS; 52.217-8 Option to Extend Services.

DELIVERY: FOB Destination. Deliver to the USDA-ARS, 1600 SW 23rd Drive, Gainesville, FL 32608.

QUOTED PRICE MUST INCLUDE: any delivery costs as well as any applicable duties, brokerage, or customs fees.

DELIVERY DUE DATE: The Government requires delivery on or before 30 ARO, however, each offeror shall include their proposed delivery schedule as part of their quotation.

PAYMENT: Any award made under this solicitation is subject to 31 CFR Part 208 which requires all payments made by the government to be made by electronic funds transfer.

Contractors intending to conduct business with the Federal Government MUST register with the System for Award Management (SAM) database prior to submitting quotation. You may register online at Any amendment and documents related to this procurement will be available electronically at the Internet site:

FAR 52.212-2, Evaluation-Commercial Item, the significant evaluation factors, in the relative order of importance, are (i) technical capability of the item offered to meet the Government requirement including delivery date; (ii) past performance; and (iii) price (based on F.O.B. Destination), technical and past performance are more important than price. Award will be made based on overall BEST VALUE to the Government.

The government anticipates award of a firm fixed priced contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforms to the specifications that will be the most advantageous to the government in accordance with FAR 13.106-2. Responses shall include technical specifications, descriptive material and capabilities of the offeror’s equipment. Offerors shall identity where the offered item meets or does not meet each of the Government's functional and performance minimum specifications listed herein. All sources wishing to furnish a quotation must respond by 2:00 p.m. central standard time, January 25, 2020. Quotations are to be addressed to Jessica Pacheco, Contract Specialist, at or USDA, ARS, SEA, P. O. Box 225, 141 Experiment Station Road, Stoneville, MS 38776-0225. Additional information may be obtained by contacting the Contracting Officer by email.

Place of Performance:

1600 SW 23rd Drive

Gainesville, FL 32608

Primary Point of Contact:

Jessica Pacheco

Contract Specialist

Secondary Point of Contact:

Nicholas Langley

Contract Specialist

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  • STONEVILLE , MS 38776
  • USA
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