The U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USMRAA) on behalf of the U.S. Army Medical Research institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) has recurring requirements for the purchase of various small laboratory research animals including mice, rats, rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters, and gerbils.
These laboratory research animals are needed to support USAMRIID’s mission as a leader in providing biodefense solutions to protect our nation. Specifically, USAMRIID conducts basic research for GLP/FDA studies which may require the use of small laboratory research animals.
The requirement for these animals, as well as associated laboratory services, is very broad as the research conducted by USAMRIID researchers spans a vast range of topics. Additionally, as the IDIQ contract is expected to satisfy the needs of other DOD medical agencies, USAMRAA seeks to establish a contract instrument to reduce the delivery time and obtain discounts for bulk orders.
Since the current need for specific strains, ages, and genders is extensive and ever changing, the government is seeking information from interested vendors to include electronic copies of catalogs to better establish the scope of this contract.
The vendor must be AAALAC accredited and should have been providing these types of products for multiple, consecutive years to ensure the operation has provided a quality product that will not negatively impact ongoing research. All laboratory animals must be negative for standard host specific protozoa, viral, and bacterial agents specific for each species.
The government intends to award multiple Indefinite Quantity IDIQ contracts, with a base year and four 12 month option periods.
Further details are available under Solicitation Number: W81XWH-14-R-0083. The response deadline is August 18, 2014.