14-5242 Amendment 2 Questions

14-5242 Amendment 2 Questions
University of Wisconsin - Madison
REQUEST FOR SERVICES
THIS IS NOT AN ORDER
AGENT: Carla Parker
Questions regarding this bid – see Section 3.1
For Submittal of Bid Instructions – see Section #1.
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CONTRACT NUMBER: 14-5242
ISSUE DATE:
03/05/14
DUE DATE: 03/14/14
2:00 PM CDT
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Bid prices and terms shall be firm for sixty (60) days
from the date of bid opening, unless otherwise specified
in this Request for Bid by the UW-Madison Purchasing
Services.
Unless otherwise noted, public openings will be on the
date and time specified. Award(s), if any, will be made
as soon thereafter as possible.
The bid abstract will be on file and is open to public
inspection only after award determination has been
made.
14-5242 / AMENDMENT #2 / NONHUMAN PRIMATE VIRAL SEROLOGY AND PCRTESTING SERVICES
Amendment #2 issued to answer vendor questions.
If this amendment is not returned, it shall be assumed your original bid meets all conditions of the amendment.
All other terms and conditions remain the same. If needed, please revise and submit your bid accordingly.
In signing this bid, we have read and fully understand and agree to all terms, conditions and specifications and acknowledge that the UW-Madison
Purchasing Services bid document on file shall be the controlling document for any resulting contract. We certify that we have not, either directly or
indirectly, entered into any contract or participated in any collusion or otherwise taken any action in restraint of free competition; that no attempt has
been made to induce any other person or firm to submit or not to submit a bid; that this bid has been independently arrived at without collusion with any
other bidder, competitor or potential competitor; that this bid has not been knowingly disclosed prior to the opening of bids to any other bidder or
competitor; that the stated statement is accurate under penalty of perjury. I certify that the information I have provided in this bid is true and I understand
that any false, misleading or missing information may disqualify the bid.
By submitting a bid, the bidder certifies that no relationship exists between the bidder and the University that interferes with fair competition or is a
Conflict of Interest, and no relationship exists between such bidder and another person or firm that constitutes a Conflict of Interest. Further, bidder
certifies that no employee of the University whose duties relate to this request for bid assisted the bidder in preparing the bid in any way other than in his
or her official capacity and scope of employment.
The Bidder certifies by submission of the bid that neither it nor its principals is presently debarred, suspended, proposed for debarment, declared
ineligible, or voluntarily excluded from participation in this transaction by any federal department or agency.
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UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN
MADISON, WISCONSIN 53715-1218
CONTRACT NO.: 14-5242
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
AMENDMENT #2
QUESTIONS & ANSWERS FOR 14-5242
Nonhuman Primate Viral Serology and PCR Testing Services
1Q In order to submit a bid for this proposal is it a requirement that the contractor have an E-commerce system
in place to receive electronic orders and payments?
1A No
2Q On Page 17, Attachment B: Specifications, in section 1. “perform serology testing for Herpes B, SIV, STLV, SRV,
RRV, and AAV and PCR for STLV and SRV according to specifications in 2.
My question is that 2.1 states that “the primary method for serological testing could be a multiplexed
fluorometric immunoassay utilizing bead-based Luminex platform or ELISA or any other novel system that
provides accurate and reproducible results.”
As a multiplex assay, it would be the individual test (Herpes B, SIV, STLV, SRV) are all represented in a single
test that provides results for all the tests. But the pricing is as a multiplex, so includes all of the results for 1
price. How can I reflect this in the current bid? Attachment C has each listed as an individual test, and I would
like to indicate that it is one price for Panel A (Herpes B, SIV, STLV, SRV), another price for the PCR (STLV and
SRV), another price for just RRV, and another price for the AAV 1-8 panel?
2A Please note on attachment C which items your pricing includes. If you need to include additional pages or
information, please include with your bid.
3Q Please clarify which strain(s) of Adeno Associated Virus you would like your NHP colony screened for.
Typically screening is performed for AAV-2, but we can test for other strains. Was the intent to have
screening for all 11 strains of AAV?
3A. Our current PIs are interested in animals that are AAV-1 negative but we may request testing for other
AAV strains.
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