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Special Notice - Sole Source - Tableau Public Premium

July 10, 2014

Notice Type: Special Notice

Posted Date: 09-JUL-14

Office Address: Federal Housing Finance Agency; Top Level; Constitution Center400 7th Street, SW Washington DC 20024

Subject: Sole Source - Tableau Public Premium

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

Solicitation Number: FHF-14-Q-0326

Contact: Wanda I. Cruz, Contracting Officer, Phone 2026493784, Email

Setaside: N/AN/A

Place of Performance (address): Constitution Center400 7th Street, SW Washington, DC

Place of Performance (zipcode): 20024

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Federal Housing Finance Agency

Top Level

Federal Housing Finance Agency

The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) intends to solicit from a single source and award a purchase order to Tableau Software, 837 N 34th ST, STE 200, Seattle, WA 98103-8965, since no other supplies or services will satisfy FHFA's requirement. The anticipated period of performance is for a one-year base and eight (8) one-year options. Statement of Work - The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) requires Tableau Public Premium subscription services. Tableau Public Premium is an implementation of Tableau Server in a cloud server environment provided exclusively and solely by Tableau Software. Tableau Public Premium allows for content designed using Tableau Desktop to be made available for the general public. Content is uploaded to cloud servers owned and operated by Tableau Software and can then be embedded in web sites accessible by the general public. Tableau Public Premium eliminates the need for FHFA to develop, support, and fund server hardware/licensing dedicated to the publication of content (designed using Tableau Desktop) for the general public.

Rationale for Sole Source - Tableau Software is the only one source reasonably available because as the developer of this product, is the only vendor that maintains the proprietary rights to Tableau Public Premium.

This product, Tableau Public Premium, is necessary to meet the Government's requirements. Content designed using Tableau Desktop, when published to a Tableau server, enables users interactive-type access to the content and access to the underlying data. FHFA has implemented Tableau Server on internal FHFA servers for the purpose of delivering content to internal FHFA staff. For delivering content to the general public, only Tableau Public Premium is compatible with the Tableau Desktop to enable interactive-type access to the content and the underlying data. Tableau Public Premium is an implementation of Tableau Server in a cloud server environment implemented and maintained by Tableau Software, with virtually unlimited data limits.

No other option is viable, and procuring an entirely new and dedicated server system solely for this purpose would be inefficient and cost prohibitive.

The applicable NAICS is 511210 - Software Publishers with a small business size standard of $35.5 Million. There are no-set-asides identified for this procurement.

This notice is neither a request for quotations nor a solicitation of offers. No formal solicitation package is available.

Interested sources may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement, and should furnish detailed data concerning their capabilities to provide the services sought including pricing data and technical data sufficient to determine that a comparable source to the Government is available. The Government shall be the sole source of determining an offeror's ability to meet all requirements. The Government will consider all expressions of interest received prior to the close of this synopsis. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will be considered solely for determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.

Only written responses sent via electronic mail will be accepted. The responses must be received by July 23, 2014at 10:00 AM (local time). The Government will not be responsible for any costs in the preparation of responses to this announcement.


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