Notice of Intent to Award a Sole Source Purchase Order to Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP)
Posted Date: June 8, 2012
Procurement Office : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters Procurement Operations Division (3803R)
Response Due Date: June 18, 2012 NLT 3:00 PM EST
The U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Center for Environmental Economics (NCEE), under the authority of Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures, intends to issue a sole source purchase order to Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP).
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) routinely confronts a number of analytical challenges when conducting economic analyses, such as regulatory impact assessments, benefit/cost analyses, economic impact analyses, small business impact analyses, environmental justice assessments, general equilibrium analyses. These analyses support the policy making process and must use the best science and economics available. Many times EPA must deal with issues that are not resolved in the scientific and economic literature. For example, researchers often propose conflicting methods to measure the benefits of reduced mortality risks. Other examples might include discounting, value of morbidity effects, measuring the costs of environmental protection over time, forecasting future environmental costs, and the so-called health-wealth trade-off. EPA needs to engage a broad section of the economic community to gather information on how experts in academics, research “think tanks” and elsewhere might resolve these issues.
EPA believes that Review of Environmental Economics and Policy (REEP), a journal published twice a year, is the only offeror who can meet this need and fill the gap between traditional academic journals and the general interest press by providing an easily accessible source for up-to-date environmental economics and related policy issues.
- REEP is the only environmental economics (EE) journal that publishes for a wider audience than the other EE journals, which are focused on the academic sector, and are read only by the academic community (Note: ECOS is not peer-reviewed and has a different focus).
- REEP is the only policy oriented peer-reviewed publication. While there are popular press publications, advocacy publications, and industry publications that cover policy, they are not peer-reviewed (Note – Ecological Economics is peer-reviewed, but does not focus on policy issues, although it does include them).
- REEP is put out by The Association of Environmental and Resource Economists (AERE), which is identified by EPA as the premier (and largest) organization of environmental economists, and thus has a wider circulation, and can reach a larger audience than other journals. AERE also puts out the Journal of Environmental Economics and Management (JEEM), which is consistently ranked as the number one (1) journal in the field.
- Although a contractor could publish a journal for us, it would not have the name recognition REEP gets from being associated with AERE.
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