Status Report

Presolicitation Notice: Intent to Procure on a Sole-source Basis with Dow Jones & Company, Inc.

By SpaceRef Editor
January 14, 2003
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General Information

  • Document Type: Presolicitation Notice
  • Solicitation Number: RFQ-10-09072
  • Posted Date: Jan 14, 2003
  • Original Response Date: Jan 20, 2003
  • Original Archive Date: Jan 14, 2004
  • Current Archive Date:
  • Classification Code: D — Information technology services, including telecommunications services

Contracting Office Address

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


NASA/HQ plans to issue a Request for Quotation (RFQ) for monitoring a unique combination of major newspaper and news services and will make available articles and news releases of Interest to NASA which are reported by these news sources. Dow Jones News/Retrieval (NJN/R) is the exclusive product of Dow Jones & Company (DJ). DJN/R offers exclusive content, a combination of sources, and features that NASA needs which no other online provider offers. This procurement is being conducted under the Simplified Acquisition Procedures (SAP). NASA/HQ intends to purchase the items from Dow Jones & Company, Inc, as a Sole Source.

The Government intends to acquire a commercial item using 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 16, 2003. Such capabilities/qualifications will be evaluated solely for the purpose of determining whether or not to conduct his 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. An Ombudsman has been appointed. See NASA Specific Note “B”. Any referenced notes can be viewed at the following URL:

Original Point of Contact

Marion M. Jones, Contract Specialist, Phone (301) 286-6682, Fax (301) 286-0366, Email [email protected]

Email your questions to Marion M. Jones at [email protected]

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