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August 11, 2014

Notice Type: Special Notice

Posted Date: 08-AUG-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


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

Solicitation Number: NB133020-14-03958

Contact: Randy E. Schroyer, Contract Specialist, Phone (301) 975-6314, Fax (301) 975-3839, Email - Andrea A Parekh, Contracting Officer, Phone (301)975-6984, Email

Setaside: N/AN/A

Place of Performance (address): 100 Bureau Dr.Gaithersburg, MD

Place of Performance (zipcode): 20899-0001

Place of Performance Country: US

Description: Department of Commerce

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

Acquisition Management Division

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with the American Mathematical Society (AMS), Providence, RI under Other Than Full and Open Competition by the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Subpart 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source and No Other Supplies or Services Will Satisfy Agency Requirements, to acquire on-line access to AMS' MathSciNet database. This is a sole source inasmuch as AMS is the developer and owner of the online database, MathSciNet, as a product derived from its Mathematical Reviews database. The database is copyrighted by the AMS with the legal rights to publish and distribute the content worldwide. A firm fixed-price purchase order will be issued on or about September 19, 2014 for a 1-yr. base period beginning January 1, 2015 and will include four (1-yr.) option periods. No solicitation package will be issued. This notice is not a request for competitive proposals; however, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement. Inquiries will only be accepted via e-mail to The government will consider responses received by 5:00PM, EST, August 18, 2014. Written responses to this synopsis shall contain sufficient documentation to establish a bona fide capability to fulfill the requirement. A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed requirement based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement in the future. This notice of intent is not a Request for Proposal (RFP) nor is it a request for competition. No telephone requests will be honored. The North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS) code for this acquisition is 519130 and the size standard is 500 employees.


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