Status Report

NASA Presolicitation Notice: Electronic News Clipping Services

By SpaceRef Editor
January 12, 2005
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General Information

Document Type: Presolicitation Notice

Solicitation Number: NNH05094378Q

Posted Date: Jan 12, 2005

Original Response Date: Jan 19, 2005

Current Response Date: Jan 19, 2005

Original Archive Date: Jan 12, 2006

Current Archive Date: Jan 12, 2006

Classification Code: R — Professional, administrative, and management support services

Naics Code: 511120 — Periodical Publishers

Contracting Office Address

NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, NASA Headquarters Acquisition Branch, Code 210.H, Greenbelt, MD 20771


With today’s complex global communication, the NASA Administrator and other key agency officials have a critical need for a comprehensive review of the days’s major news stories from all aspects of the media, including national and local television, national and local newspapaers, news wires, Internet publications, magazines, legal journals, telelevision, radio, and specialty press.     This information is crucial for NASA management to make informed decisions on aeronautics and aerospace policies. The requirements includes providing a complete, complied eletronics news document, which summarizes the day’s news while eliminating redundancy by providing a master edit of available news articles.     Provide an electonic clips packages that gives summaries and the full length versions of news articles.     post the daily summary on an Internet accessible by NASA personnel across the entire agency.       The summary will be organized by story and subject including a customized index divided by subject matter and media.     The final product should contain     the nsummery, clips and be in a printable format for unllimited internal distribution, in hard copy.     Must be electronically in Microsoft Word, Adobe format or some other mutually agreeable PC-standard format each weekday, Monday through Friday, by 7:00 a.m. ESR shall cover weekend and holidays. The Government plan to award a sole-souce purchase order to Bulletin News, Inc. for these specialized services based on its ability to provide NASA a highly customized news briefing service that is timely, relevant, and focuses on the latest developments about NASA.     Bulletin News, Inc, will provide NASA customized news briefings with a highly qualified team of expert editors that work around the clock to make through thousands of media reports and analyze those relevant to the NASA organization and its mission.     Bulletin news, Inc. is unique in its ability to provide services fully customized to the exact needs of NASA, including coverage of NASA in general Aerospace, Aeronautics, Earth Science Spaace Sciences, Humannn Space Flight, Space Shuttle, and the International Space Stations.     Bulletin News provides 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and is able to further customize agency requirements at a moment’s notice.     Bulletin News, Inc. is also uniquely qualified to provide NASA management critical information about developing policy, political, and personnel issues within the Administration and the Congress through its Washington Morning Update service.       This procurement is being conducted under the Simplified Acquisition Procedures(SAP). The Government intends to acquire a commercial item uing FAR Part 12. Interested organizations may submit their capabilities and qualifications to perform the effort in writing to the identified point of contact not later than 4:30 p.m. local time on January 19, 2005.     Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct this procurement on a competitive basis.     A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed effort on a full and open competition basis, based upon responses to this notice, is solely within the discretion of the government. Oral communications are not acceptable in response to this notice. All responsible sources may submit an offer which shall be considered by the agency. [OMBUDSMAN STATEMENT IS REQUIRED] An Ombudsman has been appointed.     See NASA Specific Note “B”. Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

See NASA Specific Note “B”. Any referenced notes may be viewed at the following URLs linked below.

Point of Contact

Felecia L. London, Simplified Acquisition Specialist, Phone (301) 286-4112, Fax (301) 286-0356, Email

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