Solicitation Number - 13-22104 (A) – Illumina Maintenance Agreement

Solicitation number Solicitation Number - 13-22104 (A) – Illumina Maintenance Agreement

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Closing date and time 2014/02/04 14:00 EST

    Solicitation Number - 13-22104 (A) – Illumina Maintenance Agreement  
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    Provisions in accordance with the Government Contracts Regulations - only one person or firm are capable of performing the contract.
    The National Research Council wishes to award a maintenance agreement for a number of our Illumia instruments including three Ultra High throughput sequencers and a number of our cBot automated systems. The agreement will be directed to the Original Equipment Manufacturer of the equipment “Illumina Inc as they are the “OEM” and the only source of supplier that’s capable of fulling NRC technical requirements for on-going repair and maintenance.  It is not feasible to compete this requirement through open competition as there exist sole source issues that only one vendor can address (interchangeability of OEM parts and components, data compatibility, OEM software and certified OEM technicians). 
    Proposed:  Vendor:  ILLUMINA INC.  5200 ILLUMINA WAY, SAN DIEGO CA 92122 USA
    Contract duration is to commence upon contract signature and terminate one year after the fact.
    Contract may be subject to negotiation with the supplier.
    Contract Value for one year - $177,793.00 USD 
    There is an option to renew at NRC’s discretion for two subsequent one-year periods
    Contract Value including the optional Years - ($550,000 USD) 
    IP: There is no IP involved with this contract.
    Suppliers who consider themselves fully qualified and available to provide the services/goods described herein (including the interdependency criteria from a scheduling perspective with other work being done internally that results in, as well as impacts, the timeline alluded to above), as well as with the necessary expertise and appropriate contacts with relevant and major global semiconductor memory device manufacturers for the associated critical market analyses (and understanding of paths to markets), may submit a statement of capabilities in writing to the contact person identified in this Notice on or before the closing date of this Notice.  The statement of capabilities must clearly demonstrate how the supplier meets all of the advertised requirements.

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    Contracting organization

    National Research Council Canada
    100 Sussex Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0R6
    Contracting authority
    Gillis, Johnathon
    1200 Montreal Road, M22
    Ottawa, ON, K1A 0R6

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    National Research Council Canada
    100 Sussex Dr
    Ottawa, Ontario, K1A0R6
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