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Notice of Intent to Award a Sole Source Purchase Order to Proquest for an organization-wide annual subscription of New York Times and Environmental Science Collection On-Line

Posted Date: December 18, 2013

Procurement Office: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters Procurement Operations Division, (3808R) 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20460

Response Due Date: December 28, 2012 by 6:00 PM EST

THIS IS A SOLE SOURCE PROCUREMENT, NOT AN REQUEST FOR QUOTE (RFQ).  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA), Office of Acquisition Management (OAM), Headquarters Procurement Operations Division (HPOD) intends to award a sole source purchase order to Proquest in accordance with FAR 6.302-1 - Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements.

This sole source procurement is for an annual electronic subscription to Proquest's agency-wide annual subscription of the New York Times periodical and Environmental Science Collection On-Line.  The US EPA requires access to the annual subscriptions of New York Times and Environmental Science Collection On-Line for all US EPA staff and contractors based at EPA Headquarters including regional and lab locations.  Proquest is the sole source provider of New York Times subscriptions and Environmental Science Collection On-Line subscriptions.

NO SOLICITATIONS OR REQUEST FOR QUOTE (RFQ) IS AVAILABLE.  No contract will be awarded on the basis of offers received in response to this notice.  Notwithstanding, any firm who believes it is capable of meeting EPA's requirement as stated herein (or equivalent/adequate substitution) may submit a response, which if received within 10 calendar days of the date of this announcement, will be considered.  All questions and/or responses must be directed to Brent Maravilla via email at maravilla.brent@epa.gov.  Telephone inquiries will not be accepted.

The point of contact for this procurement is Brent Maravilla, Contracting Officer, at maravilla.brent@epa.gov.


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