The Biosafety Officer at Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory (SEPRL) has the need to purchase two hydrophobic filter water intrusion testing devices. Hydrophobic filters are utilized on decontamination system plumbing vents within the biocontainment facility for filtration during the decontamination of biological waste processes. Hydrophobic filters ensure proper microbial filtration of the vented air from the decontamination processes in humid and high temperature conditions to provide proper environmental protection. Water intrusion testing devices ensure the integrity of these high temperature hydrophobic filters through a series of testing utilizing water intrusion testing technology. These water intrusion testing devices should electronic means that ensure the hydrophobic filters within the filter housings themselves are properly validated regarding the integrity of the hydrophobic filter. The required specifications for the two hydrophobic filter water intrusion testing devices are that they are portable and have the ability to be connected to hydrophobic filter cartridge housings that contain high temperature hydrophobic filters for water intrusion testing purposes. The two hydrophobic filter testing devices must have the ability to connect to hydrophobic vent filter housings via a quick connection and valve to perform hydrophobic filter water intrusion testing. The two hydrophobic filter testing devices should also have the ability to print or electronically export out a report of the testing parameters and the results of the water intrusion tests performed on the hydrophobic filters.
The government anticipates award of a contract resulting from this solicitation to the responsible offeror whose offer conforming to the specifications will be most advantageous to the Government. 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. Please note on your proposal if you will accept a government purchase (Mastercard) card. This solicitation incorporates the following FAR clauses, provisions, and addendums: 52-212-1 Instructions to Offerors-Commercial Item; 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items – annual representations and certifications are required. Offers shall include a statement as follows on their offer: the offeror verifies by submission of this offer that the representations and certifications currently posted electronically at https://www.sam.gov have been entered or updated in the last 12 months, are current, accurate, complete, and applicable to this solicitation (including the business size standard applicable to the NAICS code referenced for this solicitation), as of the date of this offer and are incorporated in this offer by reference, except for paragraphs ______________; 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items; 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statues or Executive Orders-Commercial Items. In paragraph B of 52.212-5, the following apply: 52.219-28, 52.222-3, 52.222-19, 52.222-21, 52.222-26, 52.222-36, 52.225-3, 52.225-13, and 52.225-33. In the event the vendor will accept payment via the Government Purchase Card (Mastercard), the vendor shall annotate on its offer that it will accept the purchase card, and clause 52.232-33 will be superseded by clause 52.232-36. All sources wishing to provide a quotation must respond by 5:00 PM, August 17, 2020. Quotations should be addressed to USNPRC 950 College Station Rd, Athens, GA 30605. POC is Kelly Bero, Purchasing Agent, 706/546-3025. Please email to Kelly.Bero@usda.gov. All responses will be evaluated to determine the equipment’s capability to meet the above requirements.