Notice Type: Special Notice
Posted Date: 15-JAN-14
Office Address: Environmental Protection Agency; Office of Acquisition Management; EPA/Headquarters; SRRPODUS Ariel Rios Building1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N. W.Mail Code: 3805RWashingtonDC20460USA
Subject: D-- BPA for Twitter
Classification Code: D - Information technology services, including telecommunications services
Contact: Wanda Carrier mailto:Carrier.Wanda@epa.gov
Description: Environmental Protection Agency
Office of Acquisition Management
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Acquisition Management in Washington, D.C. requests establishment of a blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the successful offeror(s) over a sixty (60) month period. The BPA will be used to establish an account to fill recurring requirements. Your offer shall include all associated price reductions for the requirement and the associated BPA. Price and other price related factors will be subject to negotiation by the Government. The desired vendor will be technically sound, have experience working with the government. In addition, quick response times and good customer support. Flexibility in the formatting of the collected data will also be desirable. These agreements will be processed under commercial item procedures in the accordance with FAR 12, 13 and 15. Award will be made based on the best value offered to EPA. The BPA is conducting a study to develop the use of social media to identify individuals in the United States that are suffering from Acute Gastroenteritis Infections (AGI). The Office of Research and Development (ORD), National Exposure Research Laboratory (NERL) located in Cincinnati, OH is requesting a BPA to purchase Twitter messages based on search criteria EPA provide the vendor. The information gather will then be used to compile cause and affect analyses for research. The following example search terms are considered evidence of AGI:
Stomach flu, stomach bug, stomach ache, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea
These as well as other terms and various attributes (e.g, geotags, dates, etc.) will be supplied to the vendor. The vendor will use these terms and attributes to obtain Twitter messages that will be evaluated by U.S. EPA human health specialists to determine if they are indicative of AGI. The number of tweets from each search will be verified by the vendor and in-house U.S. EPA human health specialists. In-house statistical analysis will be performed to determine if the tweets correlate with epidemiological data from the CDC.
The following are the required products:
Product Coverage Days Volume (Tweets) Price Historical Power 10 3,000,000 Track for Twitter Historical Power 10 5,000,000 Track for Twitter Historical Power 10 10,000,000 Track for Twitter Historical Power 30 3,000,000 Track for Twitter Historical Power 30 5,000,000 Track for Twitter Historical Power 30 10,000,00 Track for Twitter
The National American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for the requirement is 548210, Data Processing, Hosting, and Related Services.
The desired firm will be technically sound and have experience working with the government. Examples, understand human health issues and computer science search tools. The vendor will have flexibility in the formatting of the collected data. The vendor will have affordable pricing for the tweets and labor associated with them. The vendor will have quick response time and good customer support.
Any firm that is capable of meeting the EPA requirements described herein may submit a response; by January 24, 2014 @ 3:00pm EST. Responses to this posting must be submitted in writing via e-mail only. Any questions or comments should be directed via e-mail to Wanda Carrier at email@example.com. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE