FAR 6.302-1 - Only one responsible source (except brand name)
December 1, 2011
Added: Nov 03, 2011 3:07 pm
This is a notice of intent, not a request for proposal. A solicitation document will not be issued and proposals will not be requested.
The TRICARE Management Activity (TMA), Acquisition Management & Support (AM&S), Contracts Operations Division (COD) on behalf of the Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) intends to award a firm fixed price contract for Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) membership. OCIO utilizes HIMSS Organizational Affiliate Program as a baseline to assist with:
Executive mission and business activities Provide additional information needed for operations Research new technologies needed to support operations Provide assistance with implementing new processes and technologies to support changing business activities.
Membership to HIMSS would allow OCIO benefits crucial to making effective investments, supporting business objective alignments and the application of enterprise-wide IM/IT standards and processes as part of OCIO's integrated model - the most critical of these being the access to content expertise, professional development, research initiatives, and media vehicles designed to promote information and management systems' contributions to patient care. HIMSS Membership would provide unlimited individual HIMSS memberships; access to HIMSS e-Learning Academy (200 seats); access to over 80 committees, task forces, work groups and special interest groups; and 600 full registrations to the HIMSS 2012 Annual Conference.
This requirement is for a period of performance from December 1, 2011 through November 30, 2012.
The proposed acquisition is intended as a sole source acquisition to the Healthcare Information and management Systems Society. HIMSS is the only organization who can provide the membership. The NAICS code for the proposed procurement is 813920 and the annual size standard is $14 Million.
This acquisition is being conducted using FAR Part 6.302-1(a)(2)(i)(b). This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. Interested parties may identify their interest and capabilities in response to this notice. The determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely with the discretion of the Government.