5000107135 – Sources Sought – Request for Infromation (RFI) – Tax Notes Subscription

Sep 17, 2020 | Sources Sought

TO ALL INTERESTED PARTIES

THIS REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI) IS RELEASED PURSUANT TO FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION (FAR) PART 10, MARKET RESEARCH.

Disclaimer – This RFI is issued solely for information and planning purposes. This notice should not be construed as a commitment by the Government for any purpose other than market research. This announcement does not commit the Government to any contractual agreement. The Government is not seeking proposals and will not accept unsolicited proposals.

No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this announcement or any follow-up information requests.

Respondents will not be notified of the results of the analysis. All data received in response to this Request for Information that is marked or designated a corporate or proprietary information will be fully protected from release outside the Government. The Government shall not be liable for or suffer any consequential damages for any proprietary information not properly identified. Proprietary information will be safeguarded in accordance with all applicable Government regulations. All documentation shall become the property of the Government and will not be refunded.

Background: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Office of Procurement, Office of Business Solutions Acquisition (OBSA), is issuing this Request for Information, (RFI) as a means of conducting market research to identify parties having an interest in and the capability to provide printed access to Tax Notes and Tax Notes Today (Federal Package) and under certain circumstances Federal, US State and International Tax Notes and Tax Notes Today (Combo Package). The result of this market research will contribute to determining the method of procurement. The applicable North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) code could potentially be for 511120 Periodical Publishers.

Capabilities: Any organization responding to this RFI shall demonstrate the follow in their capability summary:

Ability to provide a rich source of information for the tax administration-related research.

Ability to provide a in-depth commentary and analysis of publication  and reflects the work of a multidisciplinary group of authors primarily from the legal, legislative, accounting, and economics professions.

Ability to provide an electronic subscription to this material directly from the publisher provides the most timely, complete, and usable source of the material as well as archival research access for each researcher.  

Vendors shall reference “RFI_IRS_TaxNotes” in the subject line of their response as well as in the subject line of any other e-mail correspondence referencing this notice.

Interested companies are requested to provide the following:

1. Company name, DUNS Number, point of contact, telephone number, and e-mail address;

2. Vendor Responses to the above requested information;

3. Level of interest in this requirement: Highly likely to propose, may propose, or unlikely to propose.

Submission Instructions:

Please provide responses no later than Septeber 21, 2020, 12:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Brian Carter at brian.j.carter@irs.gov

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