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Acta Horticulturae Publication Access

General Information

Document Type:PRESOL
Posted Date:Jul 24, 2017
Category: Photographic, Mapping, Printing and Publication Services
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address

Agricultural Research Service - National Capital Region Business Service Center


THIS NOTICE OF INTENT IS NOT A REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS. This notice is for informational purposes only and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government. This procurement will be processed pursuant to FAR part 12, Acquisition of Commercial Items. No solicitation will be issued. Potential sources who believe they can provide the services listed are invited to submit substantiating documentation in writing to the identified point of contact. Information received will be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. A determination by the Government to compete this proposed contract based on responses to this notice is solely at the discretion of the Government. Responses are to be received within 10 days of this notice. No telephone calls are being accepted. The United States Department Agriculture (USDA), Agriculture Research Service (ARS), intends to negotiate and award on a sole source basis, a two (2) year Firm Fixed Price contract to International Society for Horticultural Science for continuous electronic access via IP authentication over the Internet to current and archival content of Acta Horticulturae. NAICS Code/Size is 511120. Electronic access shall be provided with a period of performance from September 30. 2017 - September 29, 2019. Award is pursuant to 41.U.S.C.253(c)(1)-Only One responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Only the International Society of Horticultural Science, as the copyright holder of its journals, can and will provide perpetual access and perpetual data rights to its content. Access shall be for all USDA employees, contractors, authorized public on-site users, cooperators, and volunteers performing work on behalf of USDA. All USDA locations worldwide are considered authorized premises. In addition to internal use, authorized users have the right to use journal content for ordinary business, scholarly and educational purposes of the Government, including but not limited to viewing, printing, saving, reusing and disseminating content. The publisher shall make Acta Horticulturae content accessible via the internet 24 hours per day. Authorized users will be granted access to the current and archival issues of Acta Horticulturae through the IP recognition authentication process without any impediments. NAL is mandated by 7 USC 3125a to serve as the primary agricultural information resource of the United States. One of its functions is the comprehensive acquisition of material that contains reports of original research, new scientific findings, information of potential historical value, and information that would support USDAs research. In order to meet its mission, NAL must obtain immediate, un-embargoed access, to journals and related information products that support USDAs research.

Original Point of Contact

POC Shelia D Tucker, Phone: 301-504-6346

Place of Performance

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