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Presolicitation Notice - Notice of Intent to Sole Source: Economist Intelligence Unit Subscription

July 16, 2014

Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice

Posted Date: 15-JUL-14

Office Address: United States International Trade Commission; Office of Facilities Management; Procurement; 500 E Street, SW, Room 414 Washington DC 20436

Subject: Notice of Intent to Sole Source: Economist Intelligence Unit Subscription

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

Solicitation Number: ITC-RFQ-14-0059

Contact: Michael Pigram, Contracting Officer, Phone 2022053386, Email

Description: United States International Trade Commission

Office of Facilities Management


The U. S. International Trade Commission (USITC or Commission), intends to solicit and negotiate under the authority of FAR 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements, with the Economist Intelligent Unit, 750 Third Avenue, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10017. The USITC anticipates award of a Purchase Order, on a sole source basis, to the Economist Intelligence Unit. The Economist Intelligent Unit will provide the USITC country, commodity, industry, and political information for most developed and developing nations worldwide. Economist Intelligent Unit also will provide the Commission news related items to the above statistical data services. These services are a heavily relied upon resource for analyst and economists working on investigations, research assignments and commodity and country monitoring. The anticipated period of performance is expected to be 12 months from date of award. This notice is not a request for competitive quotations. The intent of this notice is for informational purposes only. However, any information received within five business days after the date of publication of this notice will be considered by the Government. Information in response to this notice may be sent to Michael Pigram, Contracting Officer, at A determination by the Government not to compete this action based on this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government.

Telephonic questions or requests are strongly discouraged.


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