Notice of Intent to Award a Sole Source Order for the Electronic Subscription for the Hein On-line Core Collection of Publications
Posted Date: August 20, 2012
Procurement Office : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters Procurement Operations Division (3803R)
Response Due Date: August 30, 2012
William S. Hein & Co., Inc. (HEIN), 1285 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14209
The U.S. Environment Protection Agency’s (EPA) Office of Environmental Information (OEI) intends to purchase an online subscription to HEIN Incorporated for access to its exclusion core collection of publications on a sole source basis and the American Indian Law Collection. OEI’s Information Access Division (IAD) manages access to Congressional, Legislative, and U.S. code information on the Agency’s intranet site. The Agency makes this online resource to more than 24,000 Agency users via the Agency’s Desktop Library via its four umbrella EPA Internet Protocol (IP) servers. HEIN online is the world’s largest image-based legal research collection and contains more than 9 centuries of legal history. It provides exact page images of the documents in PDF format just as they appeared in the original print. The access provides a fully searchable, image-based format of more than 80 million pages of legal history of Federal regulations. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this requirement is 519130. The estimated value of this procurement is $15,865.00.
Under FAR Part 13.105 synopsis and posting requirements, this is neither a request for proposal nor a solicitation for offers. All inquires and concerns must be addressed in writing to Venus Weaver via the email address below. Telephone requests will not be accepted. Responses to the notice must be submitted within ten (10) calendar days of the electronic posting. A determination not to compete this requirement is within the discretion of the Government. Any response to this notice must show clear and convincing evidence that a vendor other than HEIN, Inc. is capable of providing the same access.
The point of contact for this procurement is Venus Weaver, Contract Specialist, at email@example.com.