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National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)

Solicitation Number: NLM-10-031-AN
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Office: National Institutes of Health
Location: National Library of Medicine
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NLM-10-031-AN
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Added: Nov 30, 2009 3:56 pm
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is soliciting proposals from medical libraries for the purpose of establishing and managing a variety of health information services at a regional level in accordance with Public Law 89-291, the Medical Library Assistance Act of 1965 and its latest extension. Public Law 89-291 and its amendments limit participation in the Nation Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) program via the contract mechanism to existing public and private non-profit medical libraries (or parent institutions of medical libraries) so as to enable each of them to serve as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for the geographic area in which it is located. The mission of the NN/LM program is to advance the progress of medicine and improve the public health by 1) providing equal access to biomedical information to all U.S. health professionals and 2) improving the public's access to health information. The program is coordinated by the National Library of Medicine, and carried out through a nation-wide network of health science libraries and information centers. Awards under this NN/LM program will be made in eight regions. The RML for Region 1 must be located in and provide service to the states of Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The RML for Region 2 must be located in and provide service to the states of Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The RML for Region 3 must be located in and provide service to the states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The RML for Region 4 must be located in and provide service to the states of Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Utah, and Wyoming. The RML for Region 5 must be located in and provide service to the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas. The RML for Region 6 must be located in and provide service to the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington. The RML for Region 7 must be located in and provide service to the states of Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, and U.S. Territories in the Pacific Basin. The RML for Region 8 must be located in and provide service to the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

Each RML must possess a strong collection of health science literature, must be able to exercise strong leadership in developing and coordinating activities with other libraries in the region, and must have a strong commitment to providing outreach services to health professionals and to the public. It is anticipated that eight (8) awards will be made under this solicitation (one award per Region). The awards are anticipated to be cost-reimbursement type contracts with a total performance period of five (5) years. The RFP NLM 10-031-AN will be available in mid to late March 2010, and available for download at www.fedbizopps.gov . Paper copies will NOT be issued. T he RFP will specify the due date for the proposals. All responsive sources may submit a proposal which will be considered by the NLM.

Please visit this posting periodically for any amendments, and changes to anticipated release date of the RFP in 2010.

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Contract performance at location of Contractor(s).

United States
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Alex Navas,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-435-4393
Fax: 301-402-8169
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Erin - Goldstein,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 301-496-6546
Fax: 301-402-0642