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Ohio, United States
Government : Military
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Sources Sought Synopsis

This is a Sources Sought Synopsis published by the United States Air Force (the Government or USAF). There is no solicitation available at this time. Requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. The purpose of this sources sought notice is to conduct market research to determine whether there are businesses available capable of providing an alternative product that meets the characteristics below. The Air Force anticipates the period of performance for this subscription as 01 September 2018 - 31 August 2019. Responses to this sources sought notice will assist a determination of whether it is in the best interest of the Government to conduct a sole-source acquisition or to proceed with a competition.

FSC: 7630

NAICS: 519130

Size Standard: 1000 employees

Subscription name: Safari

Supplier name: O'Reilly Media, Inc.

Product description:

Safari is an e-reference resource for technology and business professionals providing access to over 54,000 eBooks, videos, and tutorials featuring technology, digital media & professional development topics.

Product characteristics an equal item must meet to be considered:

• Must be able to provide online research tools from professionally curated sources that offer trusted information eBooks, videos, case studies, and interactive tutorials that focus on technology, digital media, coding, cybersecurity, web design and professional development topics
• Must be able to provide live online training with instructors in real time
• Must include over 43,461 eBooks, 1,186 Journals, 1,032 articles, 4,021 streaming videos, and 776 books & 148 videos on technology and professional test preparation from publishers such as including O'Reilly, Pearson, Wiley, Packt, Harvard Business Review, and Wharton Digital Press

The Government will consider responses received within 30 days of issuance of this notice. Information received will normally be considered solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct a full and open competitive procurement or a small business set aside competitive procurement. The Government will not pay for any information received in response to this announcement.

If the Government competes this requirement, a synopsis shall be issued utilizing the combined synopsis/solicitation procedure identified in FAR 12.603. If this effort becomes a Small Business Set-Aside, FAR 52.219-14, Limitation on Subcontracting, will apply. Therefore, small businesses that want to be considered for a small business set-aside should demonstrate how they intend to comply.

A determination not to compete this requirement based upon responses to this notice is an administrative decision by the Government that is solely within its discretion.

Contractors should be aware of the following information:

1. Contractors must include the following information:

a. Points of contact, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers.

b. Identification as a large U.S. business, a small U.S. business, or a foreign business. Please note that size indicated should be based on the NAICS code for this effort listed above.

c. Identification of any other socioeconomic status including: Women-Owned Small Business, Economically Disadvantaged Small Business, 8(a), Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business, Veteran Owned Small Business or HUBZone.

d. Company CAGE Code or DUNS Number.

2. In your response, you must address how your product meets the product characteristics specified above.

3. Submitted information shall be UNCLASSIFIED.

4. Responses are limited to of 10 pages in a Microsoft Word compatible format.

Any information submitted by respondents to this sources sought synopsis is strictly voluntary. The Government will not reimburse the respondents for any costs associated with their response. This synopsis does not constitute a Request for Proposals nor does its issuance restrict the Government as to its ultimate acquisition approach. The Government reserves the right to contact the submitting parties, on an as required basis, for further clarification on material provided. Respondents should not construe this notice as a commitment by the Air Force for any purpose.

Responses should be emailed to Nicole Cantrell at and Joelynn Laux at no later than 3 July 2018, 2:00 PM EST. Any questions should be directed to Nicole Cantrell through email.

All responses should be received no later than 3 July 2018, 2:00 PM (Eastern).

Nicole L. Cantrell, Phone 9372557862, Email

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