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66--Volumetric Flow Controlled High Volume Total Suspended Particulate (TSP) Air Sam

Solicitation Number: SOL-NC-12-00030
Agency: Environmental Protection Agency
Office: Office of Acquisition Management (OAM)
Location: RTP Procurement Operations Division (RTPPOD)
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Special Notice
Added: Apr 10, 2012 9:51 am
Solicitation Number:SOL-NC-12-00029Notice Type: Special Notice Synopsis:

US Environmental Protection Agency Research Triangle Park Procurement Operations Division intends to issue a sole source contract in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 6.302-1, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.

The requirement consists of purchasing ten (10) Tisch Environmental, Inc. Volumetric Flow Controlled High Volume Total Suspended Particulate (TSP) Air Samplers with Plus Technology Audit Devices for the Ambient Air Monitoring Group (AAMG), a division of the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards (OAQPS) in the Office of Air Radiation (OAR). The AAMG develops guidance and regulations for network design, air monitoring, and operation of samplers for all criteria and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). In 2010, the EPA started implementation of the Pb-Performance Evaluation Program (PEP). The Tisch Environmental, Inc. Volumetric Flow Controlled High volume TSP Air Sampler with Plus Technology Audit Devices is the only sampler in production using the PLUS technology microprocessor which provides the accuracy and stability required for the measurement of run time parameters when conducing lead audits for the Pb-PEP. In addition, the government implements only one type of monitor in all EPA regions so as to maintain consistency in training and implementation of standard operating procedures and to maintain data comparability to perform nation bias assessments. The government has determined that Tisch Environmental, Inc. is the only source that can satisfy this agency requirement. The Justification For Other Than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC) will be posted on the EPA?s website:

THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE OFFERS and a solicitation will not be issued. Any response to this notice must show clear and convincing evidence that competition of this requirement would be advantageous to the Government. If no affirmative written response is received, the award will be made without further notice. Oral communication is not acceptable in response to this notice. RESPONSES ARE DUE NO LATER THAN April 25, 2012, 2:00 PM EST at USEPA - RTPPOD, Rodney-Daryl Jones, email:, and Bridget Findley, email:

Contracting Office Address:

US Environmental Protection AgencyRTP Procurement Operations Division (E105-02)490 Page RoadDurham, NC 27703

Points of Contact(s):

Rodney-Daryl Jones, jones.rodney-daryl@epa.govContracting Officer

Bridget Findley, findley.bridget@epa.govContract Administrator
RTPPODUS Environmental Protection Agency109 T.W. Alexander DriveMail Code: E105-02Research Triangle ParkNC27709USA
Rodney-Daryl Jones