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SOLE SOURCE Online Access to AASHTO/ACI/ASTM Standards and/or Manuals

Washington, United States
Government : Federal
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This is a Sole Source Procurement

This combined synopsis/solicitation is prepared in accordance with FAR Subpart 12.6, Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items, in conjunction with the policies and procedures for solicitation, evaluation, and award as prescribed in FAR Part 13, Simplified Acquisition Procedures.  This announcement constitutes the only solicitation; quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued.


This is a FIRM FIXED PRICE Request for Quotation (RFQ) being issued by the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) Western Federal Lands Highway Division (WFLHD) for renewal of online access to American Association of State Highway Transportation Officials (AASHTO) manuals and standards, American Concrete Institute (ACI) standards, and American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) standards.


The solicitation document and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-101.


The proposed contract action is for supplies or services for which the Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source, IHS Global, Inc, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO 80112,, under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1)(i).  IHS Global, Inc is the only company that provides the necessary online access, to the exclusion of other sources, because of the multiple standards being accessed, historical documents provided, and interaction with individual users that WFLHD requires.  All responsible offerors may submit a quote that will be reviewed by the Government, however, a determination by the Government not to compete with this proposed contract based upon responses to this solicitation is solely within the discretion of the Government.  Information received will normally be considered for the sole purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement.


The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code for this solicitation is 519190 with an industry size standard of $27.5 million and the Product Service Code (PSC) is D317.  A responsible quoter is one whose offer conforms to the solicitation and will be most advantageous to the Government. 


FAR Provisions and Clauses may be viewed and/or downloaded from


It is the responsibility of the interested parties to incorporate any amendments and check the site for Question and Answers.


All contractors are reminded they must be registered in the database in accordance with FAR 52.204-7, System for Award Management (SAM).

Douglas G Taylor, Purchasing Agent, Phone 3606197738, Email

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