Nikon A1 NiE Upright Confocal Microimaging System
|Agency:||HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF|
|Level of Government:||Federal|
|Posted Date:||Dec 3, 2019|
|Due Date:||Dec 9, 2019|
- Contract Opportunity Type: Special Notice (Original)
- All Dates/Times are: (UTC-05:00) EASTERN STANDARD TIME, NEW YORK, USA
- Original Published Date: Dec 02, 2019 04:18 pm EST
- Original Response Date: Dec 09, 2019 05:00 pm EST
- Inactive Policy: 15 days after response date
- Original Inactive Date: Dec 24, 2019
- Original Set Aside:
- Product Service Code:
- NAICS Code: 811219 - Other Electronic and Precision Equipment Repair and Maintenance
Place of Performance:
Bethesda , MD 20892USA
NOTICE OF INTENT TO AWARD A SOLE SOURCE CONTRACT
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) intends to negotiate a contract on a sole source basis with Nikon Instruments Inc., Melville, NY. The purpose of the contract is for the contractor to provide all labor, materials, and equipment needed for service maintenance of Nikon A1 NiE upright confocal microimaging system and its operating system NIS-Elements for the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD). The NIDCD currently conducts experiments at both the cellular and sub-cellular level, using the Nikon A1 NiE upright confocal microimaging system to visualize real-time activities in hair cells or hair cell organelles. The ability to observe responses of hair cells or hair cell organelles to specific molecular or genetic manipulations will yield valuable data regarding both changes that lead to developmental defects, hair cell loss, and/or potential regenerative treatments. NIDCD’s goal and expectation for this work are to maintain the function and the high quality of images and data collected from this Nikon A1 NiE upright confocal microimaging system. Nikon Instruments would ensure that the imaging system is fully functional for ongoing experiments by the labs. As the instrument’s manufacturer, Nikon Instruments Inc is the only company with the specialized knowledge, experience, and supplies necessary to properly perform the maintenance. Thus, contractor technicians should be equipped with the Nikon specialized knowledge, experience, and supplies necessary to properly perform the maintenance. They will also ensure that the microscope operates optimally during and after maintenance.
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- BETHESDA , MD 20892
- Dec 02, 2019 04:18 pm ESTSpecial Notice (Original)
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