Federal contract opportunity AG-32SB-S-17-0042 for all other support services at Agricultural Research Service National Capital Region Business Service Center, response due Jun 15, 2017.
The National Agricultural Library (NAL), part of the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), is one of four national libraries of the United States. The NAL collection consists of over 3 million physical items (stored in the fourteen-story Abraham Lincoln Building in Beltsville, MD) as well as extensive electronic collections. The NAL collection as a whole is a unique and valuable resource, and the centerpiece for all the services NAL provides. As a national library, NAL has a twofold mission regarding its collection: to provide access for current users and to preserve the collection for the use of future generations. NAL requires a contractor to provide maintenance support for the physical collection and document delivery service for NAL users. The goal of this contract is to maintain the NAL collection in the best possible physical condition, to provide customers with quick and easy access to materials from the NAL collection, and to provide USDA employees with documents needed to support their work. This procurement is being conducted as a Commercial Item acquisition under FAR Part 12. Offerors will be required to submit a technical and price proposal for evaluation by the Government. It is anticipated that a single Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract will be awarded. The period of performance will be for a 12 month base period plus four (4) additional 12 month option periods. Award will be made to the offeror who submits the proposal considered most advantageous to the Government considering price and technical evaluation factors. The award will contain provisions for issuance of firm fixed price task orders. THIS REQUIREMENT WILL BE A HUBZONE SET ASIDE. The offers must conform to the RFP instructions and be received by the closing date specified in the RFP. The anticipated release date of the RFP is on or about June 1, 2017, with an anticipated offer due date of on or about June 15, 2017. The firm date of receipt of offers will be stated in the RFP. Any questions concerning the RFP are to be submitted in writing not later than June 8, 2017. The solicitation will be issued electronically and will be available as an amendment to this notice. It is the offerors responsibility to monitor this site for the release of the solicitation and amendments (if any).