Request for Information (RFI)
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Request for Information (RFI)
This is an RFI as defined in FAR 15.201(e) to ascertain whether a commercial item exists that provides the capabilities described herein.
This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received in response to this RFI will be treated as business confidential information. Nonetheless, submitters should properly mark their responses if the information is confidential. Responses to the RFI will not be returned. Responses to this notice are not offers and cannot be accepted by the Government to form a binding contract. Responders are solely responsible for all expense associated with responding to this RFI.
RFI Response and due date: 4 June 2020
Instructions to Responders:
Responses from all capable and qualified sources are encouraged to respond to this request.
White papers should adhere to the following formatting and outline instructions:
1. All submissions shall be made electronically and be in one of the following formats: Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF.
2. Cover Page (1page)
Responders technical and administrative points of contact (names, addresses, phone, fax number and email addresses)
Topic area(s) addressed
3. Completed Attachment 1 and Attachment 2. Please note that the response shall provide sufficient technical data to determine how you fully meet the requirements as specified in Attachment 2.
Please note that responses are due no later than 4 June 2020, 4:00pm, Eastern. The preferred method of submission is via email. The point of contact for this action is Hugo Robinson, Contract Specialist, email@example.com. Only electronic responses are requested. No evaluation letters and/or results will be issued to the respondents. At this time no solicitation exists; therefore, please do not request a copy of the solicitation. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. It is the responsibility of any potential offeror to monitor this site for the release of any solicitation or synopsis.
United States Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) on behalf of its customer activities has a reocurring requirement for the supply of compressed medical gas-using customer leased and/or purchased cylinders. Laboratories within the DoD Medical community have an on-going need for medical gases to conduct analysis and research in accordance with their organization’s mission. These labs are located in Alabama, Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts.
This requirement is for a variety of compressed gases using customer-owned cylinders and a leased or purchased, bulk liquid nitrogen tank. The gas must be delivered in cylinders that are hydrostatic tested and meet local, state, and federal regulatory requirements.
The requirements listed in the table below shall be accommodated by the responder offering a complete satellite cell modem system with the minimum essential characteristics listed below. Please indicate Y (Yes) or N (No) if your system meets each requirement in the requirements list below, and use the comments column to further justify how your product meets the requirement.
The requirements listed in the table below shall be accommodated by the responder offering of medical gases. Please indicate Y (Yes) or N (No) if you meet each requirement in the requirements list below, and use the comments column to further justify how your product meets the requirement.
Provide compressed medical gases as helium, nitrogen, oxygen, CO2, methane, argon, ammonia, and dry ice using customer-owned cylinders and a leased or purchased, bulk liquid nitrogen tank.
Deliver medical gases in cylinders that are hydrostatic tested and meet local, state, and
federal regulatory requirements.
Deliver medical gases to DoD Medical Research Laboratories in Natick, MA; Dover, DE; Frederick, MD; Silver Spring, MD, Aberdeen, MD & Ft. Rucker, AL.
Conform to the purity levels and
specifications as identified in regional and federal laws.
Receive orders of specialty/mixed gases within a 48 hours’ notice.
Provide emergency deliveries within 24 hours after receipt of the Government request.
Have all markings pertaining to cylinder gases comply with all local laws, regulations and specification established for medical and specialty gas generation, storage, sales, distribution, and delivery.
Comply with all local laws, regulations and specifications established for gases pertaining to safe handling of Compressed Gas Cylinder Valve Outlets and Inlet connections.
Perform visual inspection of hydrostatic testing in accordance with local and regulatory standards
Cylinders are correctly identified with the UN (United Nations) and or NA (North America - DOT
(Department of Transportation) number identifying contents of cylinder.
Cylinders are routinely hydrostatically tested as required and cylinders reflect latest test date.
Compliance with all ISO standards applicable to the manufacturing, handing, storage, and distribution of