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French explosive detection requirement and DHS Biowatch opportunity.

Paris: explosives detection system


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OJEU Ref: (12/S 18-29327/EN)

Tenders must be in French and are due by 13.2.2012 - 12:00

DHS Office of Health Affairs- BioWatch Quality Assurance, Testing, and Verification and Validation Program

POC Tamara Kelley and Tisha Blue

Further information

Contract Description:
This notice is amended to change the
notice description to \"BioWatch Quality Assurance, Testing, and Verification and Validation Program\" and to
state the response due date that was previously omitted. Responses are due by 3 PM EST on 02/03/2012. Synopsis: The U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Office of Health Affairs (DHS OHA)
the Joint Program Executive Office - Chemcial and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) is seeking capability statements from businesses that can provide the services listed in the attached Draft Statement of Work.
This is not a solicitation, or an announcement of a solicitation. This is a 'Sources Sought' action
only. The purpose of this 'Sources Sought' is to gain knowledge of potential qualified sources. Feedback on individual submissions will not be provided.
The applicable NAICS code is 541990 - All
Other Professiona, Scientific, and Technical Sevices.
Information Sought:
Businesses having the ability to proivde the services listed in the attached Draft
Statement of Work shall provide clear and comprehensive information supporting their expereince, expertise, and current company profile to include the number of employees, office location(s), DUNS number, CAGE code, small business designation/status claimed and annual revenue. Responses shall not exceed seven (7) pages and should clearly indicate whether the organization is able to provide the services listed in the Draft Statement of Work. Furthermore, responses should identify the specific task areas in Section
5.0 that the organization is capable of performing. Within your
seven (7) page response, please answer the following questions: 1. Is your company experienced and certified in establishing, operating, and maintaining quality assurance programs?

2. Is your company experienced in working with biological, chemical, and radiological data from environmental sampling and detection efforts?2a. Is your company familiar with working QA on molecular and immunological analytical data systems such as Polymerase Chain Reaction and Electrochemoluminesence?

3. Does your company have experience working with federal, state and local government agencies and their laws and regulations as applicable to Quality Assurance in laboratory analysis and environmental sampling?

4. Is your company experience in establishing systems/methods for assessing on-going performance and identifying discrepancies and/or unexpected results and establishing or performing corrective actions?

5. Please identify from the list which areas of subject matter expertise your company can provide:a. Laboratory QC/QA (i.e - aseptic technique/BSL-3/work flow/contamination control)b. Molecular biology/PCR, immunoassayc. Public Healthd. Environmental samplinge. Statistical analysis f. Data management systemsg. Program planningh. Technical/scientific writingi. SOP developmentj. autonomous detection systemsk. Proficiency Testing for various environmental analytes and methods (including chemical analysis utilizing GC/MS, microscopy, electronic data interpretation and case studies, radiological data interpretation l. Environmental laboratory accreditation/certification6. Are you accredited or certified by any association or agency in quality assurance? As a proficiency test provider? Please provide a description of your certifications and accreditations. Responses are due no later than 3:00 PM EST on February 3, 2012
and shall be sent via e-mail to Tamara Kelley at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and cc: Tisha Blue at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Telephone calls regarding this notice will not be accepted. This notice is for information and planning purposes only and does not commit the Government to any contractual agreement. This is not a request for proposals. The Government does not intend to award a contract based upon responses under this announcement, nor otherwise pay for preparing any information sent for the Government's use of the information. Any proprietary information should be marked as such.

ATTACHMENTS: Attachment 1 - Statement of Work for Department of Homeland Security Office of Health Affairs (DHS OHA) and Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) Analytical Laboratory Quality Assurance, Testing, and Verification and Validation Program (QA Program)

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