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Sources Sought Notice - Subscription Service

June 30, 2014



Notice Type: Sources Sought Notice

Posted Date: 27-JUN-14

Office Address: Department of Commerce; National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); Acquisition Management Division; 100 Bureau Drive, Building 301Room B130 Gaithersburg MD 20899-1410

Subject: Subscription Service

Classification Code: D - Information technology services, including telecommunications services

Solicitation Number: SB1350-14-I-02952

Contact: Monica Brown, Phone 2024820932, Email monica.brown@trade.gov

Description: Department of Commerce

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Acquisition Management Division

This notice is for market research and planning purpose only and does not obligate the Government to any contractual agreement. This is not a request for proposal. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of responses, nor otherwise pay for the preparation of any information submitted, nor will respondents be notified of the review of the information received. The information obtained from this Request for Information (RFI) will be utilized as market research for consideration in development of the Acquisition Strategy and Acquisition Plan for this requirement. The Government will not reimburse interested sources for any costs incurred in preparation of a response to this notice. Information provided herein is subject to change and in no way binds the Government to solicit for or award a contract. The International Trade Administration (ITA) is the US Department of Commerce bureau that helps create economic opportunity for American workers and businesses by promoting trade and investment, strengthening industry competitiveness, and ensuring fair trade. ITA consists of three business units (for additional information, please see: http://trade.gov

The Enforcement and Compliance unit within ITA has determined that there is a need for 24-hour a day, global financial information network providing real- time and historical pricing, indicative and fundamental data, and customized Analytics. The staff will use the service to access information and benefit from extensive and in-depth coverage of individual country financial data and information from sources around the world.

The online subscription service shall provide the staff access to a 24-hour a day, global financial information network providing real- time and historical pricing, indicative and fundamental data, and customized Analytics.

Subscription services should include but are not limited to the following:

1. Require news, data, and information related to financial companies and organizations around the world and will require an information network service which possesses sophisticated financial software tools, analytics, data, and news services.

2. Provide information concerning international trade, commerce, and economies, presented in the form of news and data all on one consolidated platform.

3. Need extensive and in-depth coverage of individual country financial data and information gathered from sources around the world.

4. Have detailed coverage of non-proprietary industry, financial, and company information and data, such as steel industry and production prices, Chinese financials, bond rates, and International company histories.

5. Require extensive reporting of up to the minute interest rates in various markets is essential for the staff to accurately analyze data streams and make trade recommendations.

6. Information must be presented in an aggregated, in-depth, accurate, and real-time manner

The statement of capabilities should include:

1. Firm name, address, e-mail, telephone and fax numbers

2. Small business certification - 8(a), HubZone, Service Disabled Veteran or Women-owned.

3. Applicable contract vehicles (i.e. DOC, GSA, NASA SEWP) available for Government-wide use.

4. Past Experience - describe your experience of similar type, size and complexity to that which is the subject of this Sources Sought.

5. Provide a listing of three (3) most recent projects your firm has performed.

6. Your firms Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)

7. System for Award Management (SAM) registered NAICS Codes.

Interested parties should submit their responses in either a .doc or .pdf compatible format via email. Submissions should be no more than five (5) pages plus cover sheet. The DOC does not intend to respond to questions concerning this requirement at this time. Responses should be submitted to Monica.Brown@trade.gov.

Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOC/NIST/AcAsD/SB1350-14-I-02952/listing.html


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