CBD: NASA: Subscription to Congressional Quarterly On-line at NASA MSFC

Status Report From: Marshall Space Flight Center
Posted: Wednesday, September 19, 2001

[Commerce Business Daily: Posted in CBDNet on September 18, 2001]
[Printed Issue Date: September 20, 2001]
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CLASSCOD: 76--Books, Maps and Other Publications
OFFADD: NASA/George C. Marshall Space Flight Center, Procurement Office, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL 35812
SOL 8-1-1-C5-D6249
DUE 092501
POC Vickie J. Ivey, Contract Specialist, Phone (256) 544-0366, Fax (256) 544-9080, Email - Michael L. Sweigart, Contracting Officer, Phone (256) 544-0281, Fax (256) 544-4400, Email

DESC: NASA/MSFC plans to issue a sole source RFQ to Congressional Quarterly ( for a subscription to Congressional Quarterly On-Line. provides indepth coverage of legislative developments, detailed legislative histories on bills introduced in congress, floor votes, and legislative forecasts. This procurement is being conducted under the Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP).

NASA/MSFC intends to purchase the items from Congressional Quarterly ( pursuant to FAR 13.106, for the acquisition of supplies and services determined to be reasonably available from only one source. Competition is impractical for the following reasons: (1) is the only comprehensive and integrated legislative tracking system available. (2) provides detailed legislative histories of each bill introduced in Congress with direct links to the Congressional Record, committee reports, related bills, floor votes, and stories from CQ Weekly and CQ Daily Monitor. (3) provides summaries and forecasts for all major bills before Congress. (4) Vote summaries are prepared by CQ editors and posted within an hour after floor votes. (5) provides specialized e-mail alerts on a variety of topics, including NASA programs.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using FAR Part 12. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on September 25, 2001. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis.

A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice.

All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. An Ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note "B". Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL:

LINKDESC: Click here for the latest information about this notice EMAILADD:
EMAILDESC: Vickie J. Ivey CITE: (D-261 SN50X9H2)

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