Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice
Posted Date: 05-FEB-14
Office Address: Library of Congress; Contracts Services; Fedlink Section; 101 Independence Ave SELA-318 Washington DC 20540-9414
Subject: FEDLINK Information Retrieval Services
Classification Code: R - Professional, administrative, and management support services
Solicitation Number: LCFDL14R7000
Contact: Deborah B Burroughs, Senior Contract Specialist, Email email@example.com
Description: Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is issuing the Request for Proposal (RFP) #LCFDL14R7000, for Information Retrieval Services Strategic Sourcing for the LC/FEDLINK Program. The objective of the solicitation is to establish multiple Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contracts for acquisition of or access to commercial off-the-shelf electronic information resources in many publication formats for the FEDLINK program. FEDLINK is a nationwide interagency consortia sponsored by the Library of Congress. These will be multi-agency contracts (MACs) established in accordance with the Library of Congress (LC) Fiscal Operations Improvement Act, P.L. 106-481, Section 103 (2 U.S.C. [Section] 182c.) Any federal entity including the executive branch, the legislative branch, the judicial branch, and independent agencies as well as contractors to government agencies who are authorized to use federal sources of supply may be authorized to place orders under these contracts in accordance with the terms and procedures described in the solicitation. Contractors shall be capable of providing products/services for ordering agencies with multiple organizational levels and geographic locations nationwide and/or worldwide. The Contractor shall also be capable of handling multiple purchase orders simultaneously. Contracts may be divided into four lots. Lot 1- Electronic Databases/Publications is the core of this solicitation. Vendors must offer products/services under Lot 1 in order to provide products/services under Lot 3 and must offer products/services under Lot 1 and/or Lot 2 in order to provide products/services under Lot 4. The four lots to be offered are:
Lot 1 - Electronic Databases/Publications. Products under Lot 1 covers publishers and vendors who provide access to commercial off-the-shelf electronic materials in many publication formats: information retrieval database services, newsfeeds, current awareness services, portal or content management services, electronic serials, and electronic books.
Lot 2 - Document Delivery Services. Under Lot 2 vendors shall provide machine-readable or print copies of published and unpublished materials in response to specific citation requests. Materials typically include journal and newspaper articles, conference papers and proceedings, annual reports, technical reports, dissertations and theses, official legal, financial and patent documents.
Lot 3 - Vendor Associated Publications. Under Lot 3 vendors and publishers that offer Electronic databases/publications under Lot 1 may also provide their commercial off-the-shelf print, video, microform or multimedia publications.
Lot 4 - Specialized Access/Product Integration. Under Lot 4 vendors that offer commercial electronic databases/publications or document delivery services under Lots 1 and/or Lot 2 may tailor their electronic resources packages for individual customers. Vendors may offer specialized file groupings, access to customer's own files, special interfaces, and research assistance.
The RFP will be issued on or about Wednesday, February 5, 2014. The services of book jobbers and serials subscription agents are covered under separate LC/FEDLINK solicitations and are not the subject of this solicitation. This solicitation EXCLUDES general or standard computer or telecommunications equipment not essential for content access or retrieval; furniture and supplies; database development and implementation for customers; and personal services such as on-site reference/research staff. Vendors are responsible for ensuring that all RFP amendments are received prior to submittal of proposals. Please check this site periodically for amendments or clarifications to the RFP. All proposals must be submitted as specified in Section L of the solicitation. For information about the Library of Congress FEDLINK Program, please visit our website at www.loc.gov/flicc. For additional information about other FEDLINK services, please contact Jim Oliver, FEDLINK Vendor Services Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.