THIS IS A SOURCES SOUGHT SYNOPSIS.  This is only a sources sought announcement and not an intent to procure.  A solicitation is not available at this time and any requests for a solicitation will not receive a response.  The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) Troop Support Indo-Pacific is conducting a market research to identify local sources capable and interested in fulfilling a requirement for the procurement and delivery of CLASS VIII, Medical Laboratory Reagents, in support of United States Naval Hospital (USNH), located in Yokosuka, Japan.   The responses to this sources sought synopsis will be used to make appropriate acquisition decisions for the next procurement phase.  After review of the responses submitted regarding this potential acquisition, a solicitation announcement may be published in Federal Business Opportunities if and when the Government intends to continue with the procurement.

The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 325413 In-Vitro Diagnostic Substance Manufacturing.  This United States (U.S.) industry comprises establishments primarily engaged in manufacturing in-vitro (i.e., not taken internally) diagnostic substances, such as chemical, biological, or radioactive substances. The substances are used for diagnostic tests that are performed in test tubes, petri dishes, machines, and other diagnostic test-type devices.

DLA Troop Support Pacific contemplates a Firm-Fixed Priced Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity type contract for a period of 6 months estimated under $90,000.00; which is inclusive of shipping and delivery.

The delivery locations will be the U.S. Naval Hospital (USNH) Laboratory Department, Yokosuka, Japan.

The delivery schedule and unit amounts will vary and be based on monthly, quarterly, and semi-annually deliveries.

EQUIPMENT AND TESTS SUPPORTED:

Equipment Item

Manufacturer

Owner

Tests Performed

VITEK® 2 Compact

Biomerieux

USNH Yokosuka

Microbial identification and antibiotic susceptibility testing

BacT/ALERT®

Biomerieux

USNH Yokosuka

Microbial detection in blood

Aution IQ /Aution Max

Arkray

USNH Yokosuka

Urinalysis and Microscopy

i-STAT

Abbott

USNH Yokosuka

Blood gas and basic chemistry analyses

HEMOCUE

HEMOCUE

USNH Yokosuka

Hemoglobin

Aerospray Slide Stainer

Wescor

USNH Yokosuka

Blood smear staining

The small business size standard is 1,250 employees.  Interested parties shall provide the following information to the Government: (1) Name of company – include company address, a contact person’s name, telephone number, and email address; (2) Company size (please specify as either large, small business, etc.; (3) Describe in detail the firm’s capability to provide the items listed above along with item lead times.  Respondents should include applicable Duns and Bradstreet Number (DUNS), Tax Identification Number (TIN) and System for Award Management (SAM) Commercial and Government Entity (CAGE) code number; (4) Brief Capabilities Statement of Company.

 ***THIS NOTICE IS NOT A SOLICITATION ANNOUNCEMENT AND A CONTRACT WILL NOT BE AWARDED FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. NO REIMBURSEMENT WILL BE MADE FOR ANY COSTS ASSOCIATED WITH PROVIDING INFORMATION IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT AND ANY FOLLOW-UP INFORMATION REQUESTS.  ALL INFORMATION SUBMITTED WILL BE HELD IN A CONFIDENTIAL MANNER AND WILL ONLY BE USED FOR PLANNING PURPOSES***

The Government will not pay for any materials furnished in response to this notice. Submittals furnished will not be returned to the sender. Responses must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. Japan Standard Time (JST) on Friday, April 9, 2021 JST.  Please submit all information via email to allison.higashi@dla.mil and arlene.renner@dla.mil.