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State Business Incentives Database

Solicitation Number: SB1350-14-I-04420
Agency: Department of Commerce
Office: National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
Location: Acquisition Management Division
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Sources Sought
Added: Aug 13, 2014 2:56 pm
This notice is for market research and planning purpose only and does not obligate the Government to any contractual agreement. This is not a request for proposal. The Government does not intend to award a contract on the basis of responses, nor otherwise pay for the preparation of any information submitted, nor will respondents be notified of the review of the information received. The information obtained from this Request for Information (RFI) will be utilized as market research for consideration in development of the Acquisition Strategy and Acquisition Plan for this requirement. The Government will not reimburse interested sources for any costs incurred in preparation of a response to this notice. Information provided herein is subject to change and in no way binds the Government to solicit for or award a contract.

SelectUSA, established by Executive Order of the President and located within the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC), is a U.S. Government-wide effort to encourage, facilitate, and accelerate business investment in the U.S. by both domestic and foreign firms - a major engine of economic growth and job creation. SelectUSA provides enhanced coordination to existing resources and functions within DOC and across all federal departments and agencies with operations relevant to business investment. It also works with states, regional and local economic development organizations to promote and facilitate overall U.S. business attraction, retention and re-shoring. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) is a major economic driver of globalization, accounting for over half of all cross border investments. Companies are rapidly globalizing through FDI to serve new markets and customers, map out their value chains in the most efficient locations globally, and to access technological and natural resources. To facilitate investment in the United States and support job creation, SelectUSA requires access to a comprehensive, accurate and updated web-based database of all business incentives offered by U.S. states to facilitate the attraction or retention of business. The State Business Incentives Database will be used by businesses considering locating in the United States and will directly encourage, facilitate and accelerate business investment in the United States. Access to such intelligence is necessary to adequately fulfill SelectUSA's role and mission as a Government-wide initiative to promote direct investment in the U.S. economy.
SelectUSA would receive one complete State Business Incentives Database with unlimited public access for one year. The State Business Incentives Database will be placed on and embedded into the SelectUSA website (
The web-based State Business Incentives database must provide a comprehensive, regularly-updated, and searchable database with the following fields and functions:
• A detailed description of existing business incentives offered by each U.S. state, territory, and the District of Columbia. The description must include:
• Program type (e.g., equity investment, grant, loan, tax credit, tax abatement)
• Business need addressed (e.g., site location, process improvement, workforce development)
• Program industry (by NAICS code)
• Geographic focus (e.g., rural, urban, redevelopment zone)
• Eligibility and application process
• Statutory Background or legal authorization
• Direct link to State-provided information
• Contact information
• A narrative overview of the program
• Searchable and by keyword, program type, business need addressed, program industry, and geographic focus
The database needs to have an API (application programming interface) that SelectUSA could use to display the application functions and features on a website. C2ER's offer must meet the requirements set forth in the ITA User Support Approval Process.
The State Business Incentives data should be updated or information validated at a minimum every six months. The database must meet Federal Government and agency 508 Compliance standards.
The DOC is requesting that interested contractors provide a brief capability/information statement demonstrating their ability to provide this service and provide the following information:
The statement of capabilities should include:

1. Firm name, address, e-mail, telephone and fax numbers

2. Small business certification - 8(a), HubZone, Service Disabled Veteran or Women-owned.

3. Applicable contract vehicles (i.e. DOC, GSA, NASA SEWP) available for Government-wide use.

4. Past Experience - describe your experience of similar type, size and complexity to that which is the subject of this Sources Sought.

5. Provide a listing of three (3) most recent projects your firm has performed.

6. Your firms Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS)

7. System for Award Management (SAM) registered NAICS Codes.
Interested parties should submit their responses in either a .doc or .pdf compatible format via email. Submissions should be no more than three (3) pages plus cover sheet. The DOC does not intend to respond to questions concerning this requirement at this time.
Responses should be submitted to

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United States
Monica Brown
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