Notice of Intent to Award a Sole Source Purchase Order to GFK Custom Research, LLC
Posted Date: April 3, 2012
Procurement Office: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters Procurement Operations Division, (3803R) 1200 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Washington, DC 20460
Response Date: April 13, 2012 by 11:00 AM EST
The United States Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Administration and Resource Management (OARM), Office of Acquisition Management (OAM), on behalf of the Office of Environmental Information (OEI), intends to award a sole source purchase order under FAR Part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items, using FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, to GFK Custom Research, LLC pursuant to FAR 6.302-1 under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code 541910. EPA will subscribe to the GFK Green Gauge Report 2012 and its associated database. The Office of Environmental Information has been given the responsibility of increasing public access to environmental information, and in order to address these responsibilities, OEI must maintain an understanding of public behaviors and attitudes regarding environmental issues. The Green Gauge Report biannually provides information that tracks consumer attitudes and behaviors with respect to environmental issues. Additionally, subscription to the Green Gauge Report includes 40 hours of consultation for additional information and data. As GFK Custom Research, LLC is a unique provider of this subscription and utilizes no resellers, it is in the Government’s best interests to enter into a sole source agreement to obtain the services and products from GFK. The eventual Purchase Order is to be administered for the period of one (1) year from Date of Award plus one (1) option year.
This is a sole source procurement under the authority of 10 U.S.C. 2304(c)(1) and FAR 6.302-1, Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. All responsible sources that feel they should be considered qualified to provide the foregoing product may submit a response to this notice within 10 days of synopsis publication to Ms. Sini Jacob at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information furnished shall include detailed documentation to allow the government to perform a proper evaluation. 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. THIS NOTICE OF INTENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR COMPETITIVE PROPOSALS. A SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE ISSUED.
The point of contact for this procurement is Sini Jacob, Contract Specialist, at email@example.com.