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R -- Foreign Serial Subscription Services

Notice Date
Notice Type
Solicitation Notice
Contracting Office
Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Procurement and Property Division, Procurement and Property Branch (Beltsville), 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Building 3, Mailstop: 5118, Beltsville, MD, 20705
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Archive Date
Point of Contact
Kevin Clark, Contract Specialist, Phone 301-504-1744, Fax 301-504-1751, - Kevin Clark, Contract Specialist, Phone 301-504-1744, Fax 301-504-1751,
E-Mail Address
kclark@ars.usda.gov, kclark@ars.usda.gov
The National Agricultural Library (NAL) is seeking to acquire serial subscription services for titles published in foreign countries, with the exception of India, Japan, the former Soviet republics, the United Kingdom and Canada. NAL acquires and preserves agricultural and related literature from various countries and in various languages in print and electronic formats. Core to its collection are publications in agriculture, food and the life sciences published worldwide by commercial, societal, and government bodies. Much of this material is sold by subscription only. At the end of FY 2002, the NAL collection stood at approximately 3.4 million items including book and serial volumes, audio-visuals and computer software packages, manuscripts, prints and photographs. During FY 2002 NAL staff processed approximately 81,000 serial issues for approximately 19,000 distinct serial copies, including numerous gift and exchange titles. In a full year approximately 2,565 serial subscriptions are acquired from many countries from around the world. The Contractor shall provide support for the ordering of subscriptions over the life of the contract and be responsible for ensuring delivery of all subscriptions to the correct location within the publisher's agreed-to time frames in accordance with commercial practices. The Contractor shall provide administrative services for each subscription placed until three (3) months after its expiration, or receipt of the last issue purchased by the library, whichever is later. The Contractor shall be able to supply a machine-readable equivalent of their paper invoices in EDI invoice message format that is certified by Endeavor, Information Systems for use in the Voyager Integrated Library System. The requested subscription term shall commence upon contract award through the 2004 subscription year with four one-year options periods. The solicitation issuance date is expected to be on or about May 1, 2003 under NAICS Code: 511120, with a closing date of May 30, 2003. Solicitation requests should be sent to the attention of Kevin Clark (kclark@ars.usda.gov), U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, ARS/PPD/PPB, 5601 Sunnyside Avenue, Mail Stop 5118, Beltsville, MD 20705-5118, or by fax to: (301) 505-1751.
Place of Performance
Address: U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Library, Beltsville, Maryland
Zip Code: 20705
Country: United States
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