Special Notice: imap3 Subscription Sole Source Change Order
Posted Date: August 21, 2013
Procurement Office : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Headquarters Procurement Operations Division (3803R)
Response Date: August 23, 2013, NLT 10:00 AM ET
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Acquisition Management (OAM) intends to award a change order to a sole source contract for the Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) Biological and Economic Analysis Division (BEAD) under the authority of FAR 6. 302-1 “Only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements” to GfK Kynetec (GfK) for Sigma CP Studies.
The EPA requires a 1-year subscription to the i-map3 subscription
The required period of performance for this purchase is: August 23, 2013 – August 22, 2014
Before the EPA takes regulatory actions on pesticides, studies are conducted on human health, environmental, economic and social impacts as required by FIFRA 92-515, as amended. In order to adequately evaluate health, environmental, social and economic aspects of the use of substitutes for pesticides, a database is needed which contains accurate, current usage data for agricultural pesticides by chemical active ingredient, end-use product, pesticide type, and crop protected. The type of usage data needed includes the following: total and base acres treated, total pounds applied, the number of farms treated, the time of application, the stage of the pest infestation, pesticide prices and expenditures, the rate of application, target pest and pest complex, the method of application, and other related factors, by state or designated region.
This purchase will make available to EPA data which will serve as a critical input in conducting economic and related analyses of pesticide regulatory matters. These data are for internal use within the EPA, not for release to nonsubscribers or the general public without prior permission of the contractor.
NO SOLICITATION OR REQUEST FOR QUOTE (RFQ) IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS PROCUREMENT. It has been determined that GfK is the only source for this data that meets the Governments requirements. No other source has been located which can provide as robust data that is required. Notwithstanding, any firm that believes it is capable of meeting EPAs requirement as stated herein, may submit its capability by 10:00 am on Friday, August 23, 2013, which may be considered by the Government. A determination not to compete the purchase order based upon the responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. All questions or comments regarding this procurement shall be addressed in writing to Abbie Jemmott at Jemmott.Abbie@epa.gov.
The point of contact for this requirement is Abbie Jemmott, Contract Specialist, at Jemmott.Abbie@epa.gov.