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R -- Collection Development and Management Services for the Images and Archives Collections of the National Library of Medicine

Notice Date
Notice Type
Solicitation Notice
519120 — Libraries and Archives
Contracting Office
Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Library of Medicine, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD, 20894, UNITED STATES
ZIP Code
Solicitation Number
Small Business Set-Aside
Total Small Business
This is a synopsis for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format under Simplified Acquisition Procedures in accordance with FAR Part 13.5, as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This solicitation document incorporates provisions and clauses that are in effect through the February 2007 Federal Acquisition Regulation revision, which includes the consolidation of all Federal Acquisition Circulars through 2005-15. This acquisition is 100% small business set-aside and the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code is 519120 with a small business size standard of $6.5 million. It is the intent of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) to procure a collection management archivist to assist in supporting the Images and Archives Programs of the History of Medicine Division (HMD) at the National Library of Medicine to acquire and manage collections in archives and manuscripts; prints, photographs, and other graphical materials; historical films, videos, and other audiovisuals; and electronic media. The collection management archivist assists the Images and Archives staff as they evaluate, acquire, and transfer collections to the Library; plan collections storage and processing space for these collections; obtain collection processing services; and maintain collection management manuals. In particular, the collection management archivist will: 1) maintain contact with prospective donors, survey and evaluate prospective collections for acquisition, assist in negotiations as necessary, arrange for transfer of materials to the Library, and maintain regular contact with donors during and after transfer; 2) maintain good statistics on collection size and growth, as well as size and configuration of collection storage spaces, maintain information on the size and configuration of collection processing spaces, and assist in planning and reconfiguring spaces as needed to facilitate collection management work; 3) evaluate the need for, define scopes of work for, assist in obtaining, and evaluate the delivery of collection processing services in arrangement, description, cataloging, and holdings maintenance; 4) analyze and capture in writing existing procedures and collate existing policies for Images and Archives programs, assist in writing or revising collection management manuals, and suggest areas for further policy or procedure development. The purchase order term will be May 16, 2007 through May 15, 2008 with options for two (2) successive one-year periods. Request for Quotations (RFQ) Number NLM-07 077-UHP will be available on or about April 2, 2007. Request for RFQ-NLM-07 077-UHP may be obtained by writing to the National Library of Medicine, Office of Acquisitions Management, 8600 Rockville Pike, Building 38A, Room B1N20, Bethesda, Maryland 20894; Attention: Uyen H. Phuong, Contracting Officer. Facsimiles WILL NOT BE ACCEPTABLE. All responsive sources may submit a proposal which will be considered by the NLM.
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