The Naval Medical Logistics Command intends to negotiate on a sole source basis (IAW FAR 13.501) with The Advisory Board Services, 2445 M Street, NW, Washington, DC 20037-2400 as the only responsible source. The Advisory Board provides a highly specialized membership service through an extensive array of research, executive education and development, decision support tools, and consulting; all designed to meet the member’s individual needs and move Navy Medicine towards best practices in the health care industry. This membership is provided via personal communication or a search engine process through their database and internet site. The Advisory Board is the only organization that provides this extensive scope of services, tailored to the needs of the member and widely available to the member’s employees.
They also provide web based services that include access to research and regularly scheduled (daily and weekly) updates about national and regional health care news, including oncology, cardiovascular services, financial and nursing issues. The Advisory Board information is delivered through a variety of means including national meetings, meetings at the member’s facilities, published research, technology briefs, and web based access.
The following is a sample list of BUMED required resources that would be affected if the Advisory Board membership is not continued. This does not include projects initiated at the Regional or Medical Treatment Facility (MTF) level.
1. Provides timely, customized information on virtually any health care marketing and planning topic for BUMED’s thirteen Advisory Boards and Action Teams.
Continuous request for publications that highlight frontier practices in setting and executing strategy across larger hospitals.
3. Access to educational intensives teleconferences that serve as a major conduit for discourse on both completed research and related hot topics of importance.
4. Access to the user-friendly on-line best practice compendia which extract the most popular best practices from major publications.
5. Daily email briefings and watches to track the latest health care developments.
6. Access to online tools that are quantitative in nature and supported by their Data and Analytics Forecasting Center.
7. Access to lead study authors for follow-up inquiries and discussion to consult specific challenges, matching the most relevant best practices with the most pressing challenges.
This acquisition is being conducted under the FAR 13.5 Test Procedures for Commercial Items.
Provisions and clauses in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-24 are incorporated.
This acquisition is being conducted under simplified acquisition procedures. There are no set-aside restrictions for this requirement. The intended procurement will be classified under North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) 541618 with a Small Business Size Standard of $7M. This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals and no solicitation document exists for this requirement. However, parties interested in responding to this notice shall submit technical data, including cost, sufficient to determine capability in providing the same product. All capability statements received by closing of this notification of this synopsis will be considered by the Government.
A determination by the Government not to compete based on 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.
Based on the above information, the only technically acceptable system is provided by The Advisory Board.
Submit email capability statements (using PDF, MS Word, Excel attachments) to Thea Hofgesang at firstname.lastname@example.org. Statements are due not later than 1:00 P.M. EST on 27 September 2010. No phone calls accepted.