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News Monitoring Services

Solicitation Number: HR0011-14-T-0001
Agency: Other Defense Agencies
Office: Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
Location: Contracts Management Office
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Combined Synopsis/Solicitation
Added: Jun 18, 2014 1:16 pm
This is a combined synopsis/solicitation for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR Subpart 12.6 - "Streamlined Procedures for Evaluation and Solicitation for Commercial Items", as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation. Quotes are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. Solicitation number HR0011-14-T-0001 is a Request for Quote (RFQ) issued by the Defense Advance Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The solicitation documents and incorporated provisions and clauses are those in effect through Federal Acquisition Circular 2005-74. The associated North American Industry Classification Code (NAICS) is 519130 - Internet Publishing and Broadcasting and Web Search Portals, with a small business size standard of 500 employees. This is a total small business set-aside.

The Government anticipates award of one firm fixed price (FFP) purchase order, if any, to the responsible offeror whose offer, conforming to the combined synopsis/solicitation, is determined to be most advantageous to the Government, price and other factors considered. The determination of which offer is most advantageous will be made utilizing the following evaluation factors in descending order of importance: extent of compliance with government technical requirements; the usability, relevance, uniqueness, quality, and accessibility of the sample report; past performance; and price.The Government intends to evaluate offers and award a purchase order without conducting discussions with offerors. Therefore, offers submitted in response to the solicitation shall conform to all the requirements of this solicitation. However, at its discretion, the Government reserves the right to conduct discussions.

The deadline for submission of questions is June 25, 2014 12:00 PM EST. All questions shall be submitted in writing to Mr. Jimmy Hupalar, Contracting Officer via email at Questions received after the deadline will not be answered. Questions directed to other sources will not be addressed.

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Mission Services Office (MSO), Research Support Center has a requirement for news monitoring and reporting services to equip DARPA personnel with the necessary tools needed to keep the Agency well-informed of breaking and ongoing news/activities as they relate to continuing or future Agency research programs. The service shall include daily curated coverage of international news provided electronically as described in the Statement of Objectives (SOO) (See Attachment A).

The period of performance is a twelve (12) month base period with four (4) twelve (12) month options.

Offerors shall provide a FFP quote to complete all of the tasks as described in the SOO.

To be considered for award, offerors shall submit quotes electronically to no later than the quote due date. Quotes shall be submitted in accordance with FAR 52.212-1 - "Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items (Apr 2014), and Attachments A and B. Send offers via email to The files shall be created in any Microsoft Office product and provided in PDF format. Responses are due no later than 12:00 PM EST, July 2, 2014.

See Attachment B hereto.

Added: Aug 26, 2014 3:26 pm

Dear Vendor:

The above referenced solicitation has been canceled.

Responses to the previous RFP received by our agency will be retained in our procurement file.

We sincerely appreciate your interest in doing business with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at the address listed below.


Jimmy K. Hupalar

Contracting Officer

Phone: (571) 218-4810


Solicitation Number and Title: HR0011-14-T-0001, News Monitoring Services
Opening Date:  June 18, 2014
Date Cancellation Notice Issued: August 26, 2014

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Package #1

Posted Date:
June 18, 2014
Description: Attachment A - Statement of Objectives
Description: Attachment B - Applicable Clauses

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions

Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
Posted Date:
June 25, 2014
Description: Amendment number 1 to RFQ number HR0011-14-T-0001 is to incorporate the attached Answers to Frequently Asked Questions. All other requirements remain unchanged.

Amendment 1

Posted Date:
June 26, 2014
Amendment_2.doc (24.50 Kb)
Description: The purpose of Amendment 2 is to (1) extend the question period, (2) answer additional frequently asked questions, (3) amend the SOO, and (4) extend the deadline for quotes. All other terms and conditions remain unchanged.

Amendment 3

Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Amendment 3
Posted Date:
July 1, 2014
Amendment_3.pdf (35.04 Kb)
Description: Amendment 3 - Answers to Frequently Asked Questions
675 North Randolph Street
Arlington, Virginia 22203-2114
United States
Jimmy K. Hupalar
Stephanie R. Gilbert,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 5712184615