Federal contract opportunity VA26114Q0203 for internet publishing and broadcasting and web search portals at VA Palo Alto Health Care System Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System, response was due Jan 7, 2014.

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This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in Subpart 12.6, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice in conjunction with procedures in FAR Part 13. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation.

The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106(b)(1). Interested persons may identify their interest and capability to respond to the requirement or submit proposals. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. However, all proposals received prior to 01/07/2014 will be considered by the Government. A determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.

The solicitation number, VA261-14-Q-0203 is issued as a Request for Quotation (RFQ). This document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-70 effective December 26, 2013 and Veterans Affairs Acquisition Regulation Supplement (VAAR) current to September 13, 2012. The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 519130, Size Standard: 500

Requirement Description:



Item Information

ITEM NUMBER DESCRIPTION OF SUPPLIES/SERVICES QUANTITY UNIT UNIT PRICE AMOUNT

1 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC. AAFP Conditions A to Z included with subscription at no charge. 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

2 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC. ACP Medicine 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

3 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC. Adult-Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Certification Examination: Review questions and strategies. 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

4 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC. Advanced Assessment: Interpreting Findings and Formulating Differential Diagnoses. 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

5 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC. Burket's Oral Medicine. 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

6 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC. Comprehensive Periodontics for the Dental Hygenist. 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

7 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC. Game-Based Teaching and Simulation in Nursing and Healthcare. 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

8 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC. Handbook of Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid-Base Imbalances. 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

9 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC. Human Simulation for Nursing and Health Professions. 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

10 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC Manual of Clinical Microbiology. 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

11 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC. MedCalc 3000 Complete edition. This is included with subscription at no charge. 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

12 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC. Meeting the Joint Commission's 2013 National Patient Safety Goals. 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

13 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC. Outcome Assessment in Advanced Practice Nursing. 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

14 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC. Stedman's Medical Dictionary. This book is included at no charge with subscription. 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

15 Digital subscription for 2 concurrent users for the IP range of the San Francisco VAMC. Surgical Procedures and Anesthetic Implications: A Handbook for Nurse Anesthesia Practice. 1.00 BK __________________ __________________

16 Annual Maintenance fee and web hosting 1.00 EA __________________ __________________

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SOLICITATION PROVISIONS/CONTRACT CLAUSES:



FAR Number Title Date

52.212-5 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS REQUIRED TO IMPLEMENT STATUTES OR EXECUTIVE ORDERS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS

For the purposes of this clause items (b) 1, 4, 6, 7, 8, 12, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 38, 39,42, 45, 48 are considered checked and apply. NOV 2013

52.212-1 INSTRUCTIONS TO OFFERORS--COMMERCIAL ITEMS JULY 2013



FAR Number Title Date

52.212-4 CONTRACT TERMS AND CONDITIONS-- COMMERCIAL ITEMS SEP 2013

FAR Number Title Date

852.203-70 COMMERCIAL ADVERTISING JAN 2008



852.232-72 ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION OF PAYMENT REQUESTS (NOV 2012)

(a) Definitions. As used in this clause-

(1) Contract financing payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001.

(2) Designated agency office has the meaning given in 5 CFR 1315.2(m).

(3) Electronic form means an automated system transmitting information electronically according to the

Accepted electronic data transmission methods and formats identified in paragraph (c) of this clause. Facsimile, email, and scanned documents are not acceptable electronic forms for submission of payment requests.

(4) Invoice payment has the meaning given in FAR 32.001.

(5) Payment request means any request for contract financing payment or invoice payment submitted by the contractor under this contract.

(b) Electronic payment requests. Except as provided in paragraph (e) of this clause, the contractor shall submit payment requests in electronic form. Purchases paid with a Government-wide commercial purchase card are considered to be an electronic transaction for purposes of this rule, and therefore no additional electronic invoice submission is required.

(c) Data transmission. A contractor must ensure that the data transmission method and format are through one of the following:

(1) VA's Electronic Invoice Presentment and Payment System. (See Web site at http://www.fsc.va.gov/einvoice.asp.)

(2) Any system that conforms to the X12 electronic data interchange (EDI) formats established by the Accredited Standards Center (ASC) and chartered by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI). The X12 EDI Web site (http://www.x12.org) includes additional information on EDI 810 and 811 formats.

(d) Invoice requirements. Invoices shall comply with FAR 32.905.

(e) Exceptions. If, based on one of the circumstances below, the contracting officer directs that payment requests be made by mail, the contractor shall submit payment requests by mail through the United States Postal Service to the designated agency office. Submission of payment requests by mail may be required for:

(1) Awards made to foreign vendors for work performed outside the United States;

(2) Classified contracts or purchases when electronic submission and processing of payment requests could compromise the safeguarding of classified or privacy information;

(3) Contracts awarded by contracting officers in the conduct of emergency operations, such as responses to national emergencies;

(4) Solicitations or contracts in which the designated agency office is a VA entity other than the VA Financial Services Center in Austin, Texas; or

(5) Solicitations or contracts in which the VA designated agency office does not have electronic invoicing capability as described above.

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52.252-1 SOLICITATION PROVISIONS INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)

This solicitation incorporates one or more solicitation provisions by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. The offeror is cautioned that the listed provisions may include blocks that must be completed by the offeror and submitted with its quotation or offer. In lieu of submitting the full text of those provisions, the offeror may identify the provision by paragraph identifier and provide the appropriate information with its quotation or offer. Also, the full text of a solicitation provision may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):



http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html

http://www.va.gov/oamm/oa/ars/policyreg/vaar/index.cfm



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52.252-2 CLAUSES INCORPORATED BY REFERENCE (FEB 1998)

This contract incorporates one or more clauses by reference, with the same force and effect as if they were given in full text. Upon request, the Contracting Officer will make their full text available. Also, the full text of a clause may be accessed electronically at this/these address(es):



http://www.acquisition.gov/far/index.html

http://www.va.gov/oamm/oa/ars/policyreg/vaar/index.cfm



(End of Clause)



Contracting Office Address:

Department of Veterans Affairs; VISN 21

3801 Miranda Avenue

Palo Alto, CA 94304

Primary Point of Contact:

Carol Lam

Carol.lam@va.gov

Phone: 650-493-5000 X65825

Fax: 650-493-2546