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Graduate Medical Education Accreditation

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published November 10, 2015  -  Deadline November 30, 2015
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This is a NOTICE of INTENT the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center (CC), Office of Purchasing and Contracts (OPC), on behalf of the CC/OPC Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education (OCRTME) intends to solicit and negotiate on a sole source basis and award a contract for the administrative support and oversight of graduate medical education programs to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education under NAICS code 611710. The Government intends to solicit and negotiate with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1). The NIH Clinical Center is the sponsoring institution at the NIH responsible for the administrative support and oversight of graduate medical education programs designed to train physicians, recruited through a competitive nation-wide search process, in a total of 18 nationally recognized medical/surgical specialties. These graduate medical education programs provide prescribed structured, standardized clinical and research training experiences to these physicians that permits their certification as specialists in a recognized medical or surgical field by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS), a national organization that has established a process for verifying the competence of individual physicians in such recognized medical or surgical specialty fields. However, the prescribed standards and program structure required for the training for physicians in a given medical or surgical specialty field are developed and verified, both for training programs and institutions which sponsor those training programs, through a national process of accreditation established by another organization, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), located in Chicago, Illinois. The ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that accredits approximately 8,700 residency programs in 130 specialties or subspecialties that educate about 109,000 residents nationally. Its mission is to improve health care nationally by assessing and advancing the quality of resident physicians' education through an exemplary accreditation process. Graduate medical education training programs and those institutions that sponsor medical or surgical training programs in a recognized specialty field, such as the NIH Clinical Center, are expected to be accredited by the ACGME in order to permit training program graduates to be certified by the ABMS. It should be noted that those graduate medical education programs and sponsoring institutions that are not accredited by the ACGME are not recognized as providing the required training that permits physicians to be certified as medical or surgical specialists by the ABMS. Thus, physicians who complete specialty training in non-ACGME accredited programs, with rare exception, are not eligible for certification by the ABMS, and are not considered bona fide medical or surgical specialists by health care delivery organizations, medical schools, and academic medical centers throughout the United States. Finally, many states require completion of an ACGME-accredited training program before granting a license to practice medicine and surgery. Thus, accreditation of both individual graduate medical education programs, and the NIH Clinical Center as a sponsor of graduate medical education on the NIH campus, by the ACGME is essential for the NIH Clinical Center and the NIH to meet its mission of training highly competent (i.e., ABMS certified) and qualified physician-scientists and clinician-investigators in the recognized specialty fields of medicine or surgery. The ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that accredits approximately 8,700 residency programs in 130 specialties or subspecialties that educate about 109,000 residents nationally, and no other national accreditation institution satisfy agency requirements. This notice of intent to award is not a request for competitive quotations. Interested concerns capable of providing the same or similar products or services as described in this notice may submit a capability statement outlining their capabilities. No solicitation is available. Information received will be evaluated for the purpose of determining whether to conduct a competitive procurement. Capability Statements must be received within the time set forth in this synopsis to be considered by the Government. A determination to compete this proposed contract based on responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. LOCATION NIH Clinical Research Center, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892 Business information: a. DUNS b. Company Point of Contact, Phone and Email Address c. Company Address (Company Point of Contact, phone number and email address) d. Type/Size of company, NAICS code, and Social Economic status, as validated at SAMs. e. Current GSA Schedule, if applicable The synopsis is for information and planning purposes and is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government. This is not a solicitation announcement for proposals and no contract will be awarded from this announcement. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this announcement and any follow-up information requests. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. All information submitted in response to this announcement must arrive on or before the closing date. Responses must be submitted to the Daytona Philpotts within 14 calendar days from the date of this synopsis. Responses shall be limited to 15 pages. All responses must reference Notice Number HHS-NIH-CCOPC-16-001311, no phone calls please. Attn: Daytona Philpotts, Contract Specialist E-mail: daytona.philpotts@nih.gov

Promotional Access of the Special Issue on Education and Health

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published January 5, 2015  -  Deadline January 14, 2015
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This is a presolicitation/notice of intent to sole source for commercial services prepared in accordance with FAR Parts 12 and 13. It is the intent of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Science Research (OBSSR) to procure professional services on a sole source basis from Elsevier Ltd., The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford, United Kingdom OX51GB under the authority of FAR 6.302-1(a)(2) to provide the OBSSR with Promotional Access of the Special Issue on Education and Health in the Journal of Social Science & Medicine (SSM). The North American Industry Classification System Code (NAICS) is 511120- Periodical Publishers with a small business size standard of 500 employees. Mission/Vision OBSSR furthers the mission of NIH by emphasizing the critical role that behavioral and social factors play in health, health care and well-being. OBSSR serves as the focal point for coordination and development of NIH policies, goals, and objectives in the behavioral and social sciences at NIH. OBSSR is also a liaison between the NIH intramural and extramural communities, other Federal agencies, academic and scientific societies, national voluntary health agencies, the biomedical research community, the media, and the general public on matters pertaining to behavioral and social sciences research. OBSSR's vision is to bring together the biomedical, behavioral, and social science communities to work more collaboratively to solve the pressing health challenges facing our nation. OBSSR's plan includes facilitating: (a) the next generation of basic behavioral and social science research; (b) transdisciplinary "team science" that integrates biomedical, behavioral and social-ecological perspectives; (c) research that integrates the systems and multiple levels of analysis - from cells to society - required to understand and model how individual, group, societal and contextual factors interact; and (d) the translation, implementation, dissemination and maintenance of best practices to strengthen the science of dissemination, put what is known into widespread practice, reduce the burden of chronic disease and help eliminate inequities in health and health care. Background In 2003, OBSSR spearheaded a bold scientific initiative to encourage the research community to answer the question: "What are the causal pathways/mechanisms that may explain the apparent positive statistical relationship between educational attainment and health?" As a result of this initiative, OBSSR funded thirteen (13) grants which directly contributed to dozens of original peer reviewed scientific papers on the subject of Education and Health. A history of the 2003 effort and its results can be found at: http://obssr.od.nih.gov/scientific_areas/social_culture_factors_in_health/health_disparities/index.aspx In 2014, OBSSR revisited the above question by convening a meeting of scholars and science stakeholders to summarize the lessons learned and possible new directions and unanswered questions that need to be addressed in order to improve the scientific understanding and advance the literature. A formal science report of that meeting can be read here: http://obssr.od.nih.gov/pdf/OBSSR_Education_and_Health_REV_8-22-2014_FINAL_RLA.pdf The journal's open access will expand the leadership and possible research interest in the BSSR Education and Health research topic that spans both the behavioral/social sciences in addition to the clinical and health sciences. Purpose The purpose of the requirement is for a Contractor to assist OBSSR with providing Promotional Access of the Special Issue on Education and Health in the Journal of Social Science & Medicine (SSM) to subscribers and non-subscribers of SSM. This effort will promote research excellence and knowledge development in this area of research which coincides with OBSSR's mission of facilitating the next generation of basic behavioral and social science research. Impact of the Special Issue SSM has an impact factor of 2.558, and is regularly in the top 25 read public health journals (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/social-science-and-medicine/). Open access to this special issue will also allow SSM and NIH to distribute the journal far beyond its normal circulation pattern. Contractor Tasks Specifically, the Contractor shall perform the following tasks: ● Provide promotional access of the Special Issue on Education and Health in the Journal of Social Science & Medicine to subscribers and nonsubscribers of SSM for twelve (12) months Period of Performance The period of performance shall be a 12-month Base Period from the Date of Award. Sole Source Justification Pursuant to 41 U.S.C. 253(c)(1) as set forth in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) at 6.302-1, Only One Responsible Source, Elsevier Ltd. is the only professional organization which manages and publishes the Journal of Social Science and Medicine (SSM) which is a peer-reviewed academic journal. The journal publishes peer-reviewed articles and topics devoted to public health, social science, and medicine. SSM will be producing the Special Issue on Education and Health in 2015. The special issue will explain the empirical linkage between education and health. Currently, no other publisher or journal is offering a special issue on this specific topic of Education and Health. Because Elsevier manages and publishes SSM, it is uniquely positioned and qualified to implement this project as the organization is in alignment with the NIH/OBSSR's endeavors to help span behavioral and social science research by expanding the knowledge and understanding of education and health. Therefore, in the best interest of the government this purchase order should be awarded to Elsevier Ltd. The following provisions and clauses apply to this acquisition and are incorporated by reference. Full text may be found at https://www.acquisition.gov/Far FEDERAL ACQUISITION REQULATION (FAR) CLAUSES FAR 52.212-4 Contract Terms and Conditions-Commercial Items FAR 52.212-5 Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes and Executive orders This is not a Request for Proposals (RFP), nor is a RFP available; however, all responsive sources may submit a proposal in a timely manner which will be considered by NLM. Firms interested in responding to this notice must be able to provide the referenced service as specified above. Responses must be in writing and must be received electronically at the Government infrastructure by 12:00 NOON EST on Wednesday, January 14, 2015. Proposals must include pricing information and should reference Solicitation No. NIHLM2015370SRE and should be submitted to sheila.edmonds@nih.gov. Inquiries regarding this procurement shall be submitted electronically to sheila.edmonds@nih.gov and shall be received by 3:00 PM EST on Friday, January 9, 2015.

Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium (MEEC) Microsoft Campus Agreement

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published September 2, 2015  -  Deadline October 2, 2015
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. USU intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with Bell Industries, Inc., located in Indianapolis, IN for the renewal of various Microsoft products through the Maryland Educational Enterprise Consortium (MEEC). The award will be for a base period of 12-months with three (3) 12-month options. This software renewal will be procured in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12 – Commercial Items and FAR Part 13 – Simplified Acquisition Procedures, to include FAR Subpart 13.5 – Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items. Sole source determination is made in accordance with: FAR Part 13.106-1 Soliciting Competition (b) Soliciting from a single source (1) For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, contracting officers may solicit from one source if the contracting officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available. The mission of USU is to provide the highest quality education programs in the health sciences to those selected individuals who demonstrate dedication to a health profession career in the Uniformed Services. As such, it is essential USU provide the necessary training and equipment required for our students to become successful doctors and nurses and to be able to provide the best care possible for our soldiers and to support our research efforts. The Maryland Education Enterprise Consortium offers centrally coordinated and negotiated procurement opportunities for member organizations to gain economic advantage and value in the acquisition of products and services that are beneficial to the educational enterprise. These member organizations collectively interact with prospective vendors and develop specifications to procure cost effective, high quality product and service solutions. USU has been a member of MEEC since 1999. MEEC has had an agreement with Microsoft since July 1999. Membership in this consortium allows USU to receive full licensing of Microsoft products at educational discounts. USU has benefitted from this agreement providing the university with standard and service software products. Bell Techlogix (Bell Industries, Inc.) manages the agreement between Microsoft and MEEC and has been doing so since 1999. As such, Bell Industries, Inc. acts as a reseller for Microsoft products to MEEC members. Bell Industries, Inc. is the only known source that can provide this Microsoft software renewal through MEEC. This is not a request for quotes and a solicitation package will not be issued. Sources interested in responding to this requirement must be able to provide compelling evidence that they can provide the above-mentioned requirement as specified. Responses must be received via email at melissa.beale@usuhs.edu by 10pm Eastern Local Time on Friday, 2 October 2015.

Education and public engagement film services

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published March 30, 2015  -  Deadline April 3, 2015
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INTRODUCTION THIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NON-COMPETITIVE (NOTICE OF INTENT) SYNOPSIS TO AWARD A CONTRACT OR PURCHASE ORDER WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME). The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Office of Acquisitions (OA) on behalf of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) intends to negotiate and award a Purchase Order without providing for full and open competition to History A&E, 235 East 45th Street, New York, NY, 10017,for education and public engagement film services. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT Background: NHGRI would like to use footage previously recorded for the exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, including stock footage and graphics, to develop educational and outreach videos on topics related to the Human Genome Project. The final production videos created will be determined through discussion with NHGRI staff and based upon the ability to optimize the resources provided. The original interviews were produced as a set of four films covering the history of the Human Genome. The interviews captured the thoughts and words of genomic thought leaders. Hours of video footage was recorded, but only a small portion was utilized in the exhibition's interactive. NHGRI proposes to use the remaining footage to create educational and public engagement films that will underscore the historical and social relevance of the Human Genome Project and genomics. In spring of 2013, a new exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) opened that focuses on the human genome and who humans are in the context of the natural world. The 4,000 square-foot exhibition is the product of a partnership between the museum and the NHGRI. The exhibition celebrated the 10th anniversary of sequencing of the human genome and the 60th anniversary of Watson and Crick's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. After a year at the museum, the exhibit will travel to other venues, extending its reach to an even broader audience. The exhibition featured a number of engaging interactives, including a 32-inch video monitor featuring a timeline on genomics with researchers describing early scientific discoveries, the Human Genome Project, and what's been learned from sequencing the genome. Interviews with researchers involved in current genomic studies communicate their excitement about the future. Throughout the videos, renowned scientists reflect on the challenges and achievements surrounding the Human Genome Project. The scientists also look to a future when we can harness the power of DNA in hundreds of new ways, opening up opportunities for research and work in everything from healthcare to agriculture to environmental monitoring. In 2014, HISTORY® created four unique videos for the exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code currently on display at the National Museum of Natural History. The videos chronicled the Human Genome Project from its early beginnings to its effect on science and society. Videos included interviews with genomic luminaries and visionaries. These four unique videos have been viewed by more than a million people at the exhibition and online at the exhibition's website, unlockinglifescode.org. - This effort is to create short educational and outreach films using footage recorded by the HISTORY® as part of its task to produce films on the history of the Human Genome Project that are now part of the exhibition "Genome: Unlocking Life's Code." - Footage not used in production of the exhibition films mentioned above will be used to generate films covering a broad range of genomics topics, such as human history, medicine, genome technology, careers in science, data science, etc. - Products would be made available through the exhibition's web site http://unlockinglifescode.org/. Purpose and Objectives: Use footage previously recorded for Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, stock footage, and graphics to develop educational and outreach videos on topics related to the Human Genome Project and genomics. Type and format of the pieces to be determined through discussion with NHGRI staff and to optimize use of resources provided. Expected number and type of video pieces: - Four short films (3 to 5 minute) on particular topics using footage from multiple interviewees -Threes edited interviews of individual interviewees Period of Performance: Base Year: April 2015 - April 2016 Option Year 1: April 2016 - April 2017 Project Description: Contractor Requirements: - Participate in bi-weekly teleconferences as needed to communicate with NHGRI staff. - Produce educational and outreach films that are web-ready and pass federal Section 508 testing requirements, as well as all NIH requirements. - The final products will be compatible with and ready for immediate upload to http://unlockinglifescode.org/ and http://www.genome.gov/. Government Responsibilities: - No Government-furnished data, property, or facilities are required. - National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will determine the topics to be covered by the individual pieces. - NHGRI will provide input on the design and production of the pieces. Reporting Requirements and Deliverables: - Provide monthly report on progress made. Inspection and Acceptance Requirements: - NHGRI will review and approve the final product. Government Furnished Equipment: - NIH will provide the website server (located at the NHGRI), a website URL, a majority of the website's supporting content files, and technical IT support. CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION: The determination by the Government to award a contract without providing for full and open competition is based upon the market research conducted as prescribed in FAR Part 10-Market Research, specifically the review and evaluation of the responses to the sources sought notice published in the FedBizOpps on March 23rd, 2015, HHS-NIH-NHLBI-CSB-HG-2015-095-KEW, The Human Genome Project: Education and Public Engagement Films. HISTORY® offers programming that features historical figures and events. They were responsible for the scripting and production of the Human Genome Project video interactive found in the Genome: Unlocking Life's Code exhibition. The original interviews were produced as a set of four films covering the history of the Human Genome. The interviews captured the thoughts and words of genomic thought leaders who helped write the history of the Human Genome Project and shape the future of genomics. Hours of video footage were recorded, but only a small portion was utilized in the exhibition. 1. HISTORY® has extensive expertise in the production of educational films. In addition to work in TV, the HISTORY® produces numerous education videos that are made available on its web site. 2. This is an extension of the work that led to the creation of the four films regarding the history of the Human Genome Project. 3. HISTORY® is ideally positioned to create additional films that will complement those already produced. 4. HISTORY® owns the original footage. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE: The intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 541840 with a Size Standard of $15M. REGULATORY AUTHORITY: The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-80 effective 02 MAR 2015. This acquisition is conducted under the procedures as prescribed in FAR subpart 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures at an amount not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold ($150,000). STATUTORY AUTHORITY: This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Subpart 13.106-1 (b) (1), Soliciting from a single source and is not expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6-Competition Requirements. CLOSING STATEMENT: This synopsis is not a request for competitive proposals. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. Responses to this notice shall contain sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement and include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov." A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement. All responses must be received by April 3rd, 2015 9:00 AM EST and must reference number NHLBI-CSB-HG-2015-103-KEW. Responses may be submitted electronically to Kyle Wisor, Kyle.Wisor@NIH.GOV, or by U.S. mail to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Office of Acquisitions, COAC Services Branch,6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 6150B, Bethesda, MD 20892-7902, Attention: Kyle Wisor. Fax responses will not be accepted. "All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency."

Human Genome Project Education and Public Engagement Films

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published July 18, 2016  -  Deadline July 24, 2016
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INTRODUCTIONTHIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NON-COMPETITIVE (NOTICE OF INTENT) SYNOPSIS TO AWARD A PURCHASE ORDER WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL AND OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME). The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Office of Acquisitions (OA) on behalf of The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) intends to negotiate and award a Purchase Order without providing for full and open competition (Including brand-name) to 42°N Media, 284 Amory Street, Suite 111, Boston, MA 02130, USA, for "Genome: Unlocking Life's Code." educational and outreach films. NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODEThe intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 541840, Media Representatives, Size Standard $15M. REGULATORY AUTHORITYThe resultant Purchase Order will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 05-89 effective 14 July 2016. This acquisition is conducted under the procedures as prescribed in FAR subpart 13.5- Simplified Procedures for Certain Commercial Items exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold ($150,000). STATUTORY AUTHORITYThis acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures, Subpart 13.106-1 (b) (2), Soliciting from a single source expected to exceed the simplified acquisition threshold. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13.5-Simplified Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6-Competition Requirements. DESCRIPTION OF REQUIREMENT Background In spring of 2013, a new exhibition at the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) opened that focused on the human genome, and who humans are, in the context of the natural world. The 4,000 square-foot exhibition is the product of a partnership between the museum and the NHGRI. The exhibition celebrated the 10th anniversary of sequencing of the human genome and the 60th anniversary of Watson and Crick's discovery of the double helix structure of DNA. After a year at the museum, the exhibit is travelling to other venues throughout the United States, extending its reach to an even broader audience. The exhibition features a number of engaging interactives, including a 32-inch video monitor featuring a timeline on genomics with researchers describing early scientific discoveries, the Human Genome Project, and what's been learned from sequencing the genome. Interviews with researchers involved in current genomic studies communicate their excitement about the future. Throughout the videos, renowned scientists reflect on the challenges and achievements surrounding the Human Genome Project. The scientists also look to a future when researchers can harness the power of DNA in hundreds of new ways, opening up opportunities for research and work in everything from healthcare to agriculture to environmental monitoring. In 2014, 42°N Media on behalf of HISTORY® created four unique videos for the exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code currently on display at the National Museum of Natural History. The videos chronicled the Human Genome Project from its early beginnings to its effect on science and society. Videos included interviews with genomic luminaries and visionaries. These four unique videos have been viewed by more than a million people at the exhibition and online at the exhibition's website, unlockinglifescode.org. • This effort is to create four (4) short educational and outreach films using footage recorded by the 42°N Media on behalf of HISTORY® as part of its task to produce films on the on topics related to the Human Genome Project that are now part of the exhibition "Genome: Unlocking Life's Code.";• Footage not used in production of the exhibition films mentioned above will be used to generate films covering a broad range of genomics topics, such as human history, medicine, genome technology, careers in science, data science, etc; • Products would be made available through the exhibition's web site http://unlockinglifescode.org/ and genome.gov;• An animated infographic on the basics of genomics. Purpose and Objectives NHGRI would like to use footage previously recorded for the exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, including stock footage and graphics to develop educational and outreach videos on topics related to the Human Genome Project. The final production videos created will be determined through discussion with NHGRI staff and based upon the ability to optimize the resources provided. The original interviews were produced as a set of four films covering the history of the Human Genome. The interviews captured the thoughts and words of genomic thought leaders. Hours of video footage were recorded, but only a small portion was utilized in the exhibitions interactive. NHGRI proposes to use the remaining footage to create educational and public engagement films that will underscore the historical and social relevance of the Human Genome Project and genomics. The newly created videos will also serve as supplemental materials that will support the exhibition. Project Description Tasks:The contractor shall: a. Use footage previously recorded for Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, stock footage, and graphics to develop educational and outreach videos on topics related to the Human Genome Project and genomics; b. Type and format of the pieces to be determined through discussion with NHGRI staff and to optimize use of resources provided; c. Expected number and type of video pieces: • Four (4) short films (2 to 3 minute) on particular topics using footage from multiple interviewees;• 1 animated infographic. Contractor Requirements • Participate in bi-weekly teleconferences or as needed to communicate with NHGRI staff; • Produce educational and outreach films that are web-ready and pass federal Section 508 testing requirements, as well as all NIH requirements;• The final products will be compatible with and ready for immediate upload to http://unlockinglifescode.org/ and http://www.genome.gov/;• The contractor must be authorized to use the four unique videos for the exhibition, Genome: Unlocking Life's Code. Government Responsibilities • National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) will determine the topics to be covered by the individual pieces;• NHGRI will supply interview and stock footage and static infographic;• NHGRI will provide input on the design and production of the pieces. Reporting Requirements and Deliverables • The contractor shall provide monthly report on progress made. Inspection and Acceptance Requirements • NHGRI will review and approve the final product provided by the contractor. Government Furnished Equipment • NIH will provide the website server (located at the NHGRI), a website URL, a majority of the website's supporting content files, and technical IT support with existing ISSO security clearance. Optional Year 1 • Development of additional videos based on existing interviews covering abroad range of genomics topics, such as human history, medicine, genome technology, careers in science, data science, etc. • Development of videos to accompany Massive Open On-­‐line Course (MOOC) on genomics Anticipated Period of Performance Base Year: 12 month period of performance from contract awardOption Year 1: 12 month period of performance after option is exercised CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME) DETERMINATIONJustification Rationale: Only one source is available: The determination by the Government to make a single-sole source award is based upon the market research conducted as prescribed in FAR Part 10-Market Research, specifically the results of the market research concluded that 42°N Media is the only responsible source to provide the required services. 42°N Media was responsible for the scripting and production of the Human Genome Project video interactive found in the Genome: Unlocking Life 's Code exhibition for HISTORY®. The original interviews were produced as a set of four films covering the history of the Human Genome. The interviews captured the thoughts and words of genomic thought leaders who helped write the history of the Human Genome Project and shape the future of genomics. Hours of video footage were recorded, but only a small portion was utilized in the exhibition. 42°N Media's unique qualifications are as follows: 1. 42°N Media has extensive expertise in the production of educational films. In addition to work in TV, 42°N Media produces numerous education videos that are made available on its web site. 2. This is an extension of the work that led to the creation of the four films regarding the history of the Human Genome Project. 3. 42°N Media is ideally positioned to create additional films that will complement those already produced. 4. HISTORY® owns the original footage and has given 42°N Media permission to utilize. CLOSING STATEMENTThis synopsis is not a request for competitive proposals. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. Responses to this notice shall contain sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement and include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov." A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement. All responses must be received by July 24th, 2016 9:00 AM EST and must reference number NHLBI-CSB-DE-2016-220-KEW. Responses may be submitted electronically to Kyle Wisor, Kyle.Wisor@NIH.GOV, or by U.S. mail to the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Office of Acquisitions, COAC Services Branch,6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 6150B, Bethesda, MD 20892-7902, Attention: Kyle Wisor. Fax responses will not be accepted. "All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency."  

NIH Pain Consortium Centers of Excellence in Pain Education

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published September 21, 2015
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Med-U electronic medical cases student databases - renewal

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published June 21, 2016  -  Deadline June 29, 2016
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), located in Bethesda, MD, intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with the Institute for Innovative Technology in Medical Education, located in Lebanon, NH for subscription renewal to Med-U electronic medical cases student databases.This membership will be procured in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12-Commercial Items and FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures.Sole source determination is made in accordance with: FAR Part 13.106-1 Soliciting Competition(b) Soliciting from a single source(1) For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, contracting officers may solicit from one source if the contracting officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available.The mission of USU is to provide the highest quality education programs in the health sciences to those selected individuals who demonstrate dedication to a health profession career in the Uniformed Services. As such, it is essential USU provide the necessary training, equipment and institutional memberships required for our students to become successful doctors and nurses and to be able to provide the best care possible for our soldiers and to support our research efforts. The mission of The Institute for Innovative Technology in Medical Education (iInTime) is to advance medical education through the collaborative development, maintenance, and research of innovative and comprehensive computer-assisted instruction programs. iInTime, creator of MedU, was launched in 2006 by Dartmouth pediatricians Dr. Leslie Fall and Dr. Norm Berman as a proactive response to changing requirements in medical education. iInTime meets its mission through its role as a developer and distributor of virtual patient cases and other medical education programs designed for third year medical students throughout the United States, Canada and beyond. iInTime is a 501(c)(3) organization.iInTime is the only provider of innovative and comprehensive computer-assisted instruction programs specializing in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Radiology and Surgery and paid subscriptions to this organization enhance the mission of USUHS.In addition iInTIME is a non-profit and under UCC Title 10, Subtitle A, Part III, Chpt 104 Sec178 USU is authorized to enter into contracts with non-profits for the purpose of carrying out cooperative enterprises in medical education.This is not a request for quotes and a solicitation package will not be issued. Sources interested in responding to this requirement must be able to provide compelling evidence that they can provide the abovementioned requirement as specified. A determination by the government not to compete this proposed contractual action based upon responses received is solely within the discretion of the government. Responses must be received via email to carolyn.randolph@usuhs.edu by 5:00 p.m. EST on 29 June 2016.

SPSS Statistic Standard Campus Edition Value Unit Term License

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published July 16, 2015  -  Deadline July 27, 2015
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU), located in Bethesda, MD, intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with International Business Machines (IBM), to renew the University's SPSS Statistic Standard Campus Edition Value Unit Term License, including subscription and support. This service will be procured in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12-Commercial Items and FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Sole source determination is made in accordance with: FAR Part 13.106-1 Soliciting Competition (b) Soliciting from a single source (1) For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, contracting officers may solicit from one source if the contracting officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available. The mission of USU is to provide the highest quality education programs in the health sciences to those selected individuals who demonstrate dedication to a health profession career in the Uniformed Services. As such, it is essential USU provide the necessary training and equipment required for our students to become successful doctors and nurses and to be able to provide the best care possible for our soldiers and to support our research efforts. SPSS is designed to perform statistical procedures to ensure the accuracy of research analyses and provides a better understanding of data and report results. SSS is used in several education courses for Graduate Education School and Graduate School of Nursing. In addition, the software is used in a variety of research project in the University. IBM is the only known source that can provide the requested software to educational institutions. This is not a request for quotes and a solicitation package will not be issued. Sources interested in responding to this requirement must be able to provide compelling evidence that they can provide the abovementioned requirement as specified. A determination by the government not to compete this proposed contractual action based upon responses received is solely within the discretion of the government. Responses must be received via email (stephen.enokida@usuhs.edu) by 10:00 a.m. EST on July 27, 2015.

ACGME Accreditation

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published August 30, 2016  -  Deadline September 30, 2016
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. USU intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), located in Chicago, Illinois to renew the University's accredited status for one year. This accreditation will be procured in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12-Commercial Items and FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures, to include 13.5. Sole source determination is made in accordance with: FAR Part 13.106-1 Soliciting Competition (b) Soliciting from a single source (1) For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, contracting officers may solicit from one source if the contracting officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available. The mission of USU is to provide the highest quality education programs in the health sciences to those selected individuals who demonstrate dedication to a health profession career in the Uniformed Services. As such, it is essential USU provide the necessary training and equipment required for our students to become successful doctors and nurses and to be able to provide the best care possible for our soldiers and to support our research efforts. ACGME is recognized by the Federal Government for the accreditation of MD Medical Training Programs within the United States. The University teaches many of these ACGME-derived programs, and needs to remain accredited with ACGME in order to continue teaching these courses. No other accrediting bodies may offer access to these courses. ACGME is the only know source that can provided the requested service.This is not a request for quotes and a solicitation package will not be issued. Sources interested in responding to this requirement must be able to provide compelling evidence that they can provide the abovementioned requirement as specified. Responses must be received via email (pierre.smith@usuhs.edu) by 3:00 p.m. EST on September 30, 2016.

ACGME Accreditation

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published September 3, 2015  -  Deadline October 4, 2015
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. USU intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), located in Chicago, Illinois to renew the University's accredited status for one year. This accreditation will be procured in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12-Commercial Items and FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures, to include 13.5. Sole source determination is made in accordance with: FAR Part 13.106-1 Soliciting Competition (b) Soliciting from a single source (1) For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, contracting officers may solicit from one source if the contracting officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available. The mission of USU is to provide the highest quality education programs in the health sciences to those selected individuals who demonstrate dedication to a health profession career in the Uniformed Services. As such, it is essential USU provide the necessary training and equipment required for our students to become successful doctors and nurses and to be able to provide the best care possible for our soldiers and to support our research efforts. ACGME is recognized by the Federal Government for the accreditation of MD Medical Training Programs within the United States. The University teaches many of these ACGME-derived programs, and needs to remain accredited with ACGME in order to continue teaching these courses. No other accrediting bodies may offer access to these courses. ACGME is the only know source that can provided the requested service. This is not a request for quotes and a solicitation package will not be issued. Sources interested in responding to this requirement must be able to provide compelling evidence that they can provide the abovementioned requirement as specified. Responses must be received via email (pierre.smith@usuhs.edu) by 3:00 p.m. EST on October 4, 2015.

SPSS Statistic Standard Campus Edition Value Unit Term License

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published June 10, 2016  -  Deadline June 20, 2016
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda.USU intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with International Business Machines Corporation (IBM), located in Gaithersburg, Maryland to renew the University's SPSS Statistic Standard Campus Edition Value Unit Term License, including subscription and support. This equipment will be procured in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12-Commercial Items and FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures.Sole source determination is made in accordance with:FAR Part 13.106-1 Soliciting Competition(b) Soliciting from a single source(1) For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, contracting officers may solicit from one source if the contracting officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available.The mission of USU is to provide the highest quality education programs in the health sciences to those selected individuals who demonstrate dedication to a health profession career in the Uniformed Services. As such, it is essential USU provide the necessary training and equipment required for our students to become successful doctors and nurses and to be able to provide the best care possible for our soldiers and to support our research efforts. SPSS Statistical Standard Campus Edition is designed to perform statistical procedures to ensure the accuracy of research analyses and provides a better understanding of data and report results. SPSS has been utilized at USUHS since 2007. Specifically SPSS is used in several education courses for Graduate Education School and Graduate School of Nursing. In addition, the software is used in a variety of research project in the University. The research community at USUHS requires statistical software and utility with capabilities and features that are exclusive to SPSS. IBM is the only known source that can provide the requested software. This is not a request for quotes and a solicitation package will not be issued. Sources interested in responding to this requirement must be able to provide compelling evidence that they can provide the abovementioned requirement as specified. A determination by the government not to compete this proposed contractual action based upon responses received is solely within the discretion of the government. Responses must be received via email (stephen.enokida@usuhs.edu) by 1:00 p.m. EST on June 20, 2016.  

Sole Source Notice - AAHC Membership

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published July 1, 2016  -  Deadline July 11, 2016
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda.USU intends to negotiate on a sole source basis with Association of Academic Health Centers (AAHC), located in Washington, DC for annual membership dues. This equipment will be procured in accordance with the procedures of FAR Part 12-Commercial Items and FAR Part 13-Simplified Acquisition Procedures.Sole source determination is made in accordance with:FAR Part 13.106-1 Soliciting Competition(b) Soliciting from a single source(1) For purchases not exceeding the simplified acquisition threshold, contracting officers may solicit from one source if the contracting officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source reasonably available.The mission of USU is to provide the highest quality education programs in the health sciences to those selected individuals who demonstrate dedication to a health profession career in the Uniformed Services. As such, it is essential USU provide the necessary training and equipment required for our students to become successful doctors and nurses and to be able to provide the best care possible for our soldiers and to support our research efforts. AAHC is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance the nation's health and well-being through vigorous leadership of the nation's academic health centers. The mission is to improve the nation's healthcare enterprise in health professions education, patient care and research.Based on the authority provided by 10 USC 2113(g) and the USU Standard Operating Procedure No. 24, USU is authorized to enter into contracts with any non-profit entity for the purpose of carrying out cooperative enterprises in medical research, medical consultation and medical education, to include orders for memberships.AAHC is the only organization of its kind and membership in this organization enhances the mission of USUHS. For these reasons, AAHC is the only source reasonably available to meet this requirement.This is not a request for quotes and a solicitation package will not be issued. Sources interested in responding to this requirement must be able to provide compelling evidence that they can provide the abovementioned requirement as specified. A determination by the government not to compete this proposed contractual action based upon responses received is solely within the discretion of the government. Responses must be received via email to sherri.ori@usuhs.edu by 3:00 p.m. EST on July 11, 2016.

Liquid Nitrogen and Argon Services

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published August 17, 2016  -  Deadline August 31, 2016
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Additional information regarding USU can be found on our website: www.usuhs.mil. USU has a requirement for delivery of liquid nitrogen, liquid argon and container rentals in accordance with the attached Statement of Work. See attachments for full RFQ.

Catalogic Software Data Protection

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published September 13, 2016  -  Deadline September 20, 2016
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Additional information regarding USU can be found on our website: www.usuhs.mil. USU has a requirement for renewal of Catalogic Software Data Protection licenses- Bronze Level Service. Part Number 9901. See attachments for full RFQ details.

Upright Refrigerator and Freezers

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published May 24, 2016  -  Deadline June 8, 2016
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Additional information regarding USU can be found on our website: www.usuhs.mil. USU has a requirement for an upright refrigerator and multiple freezers meeting the specifications listed below. See attachments for full RFQ.

Nonhuman Primate Play Cage

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published May 11, 2016  -  Deadline May 25, 2016
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Additional information regarding USU can be found on our website: www.usuhs.mil. USU has a requirement for one (1) Nonhuman Primate (NHP) Play Cage with electronic touch pad tablet for NHP See attachments for full RFQ.

USU Tent and Poster Board Service

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published April 21, 2016  -  Deadline May 5, 2016
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Additional information regarding USU can be found on our website: www.usuhs.mil. See attachments for full RFQ

Ferret Cages

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published June 14, 2016  -  Deadline June 22, 2016
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Additional information regarding USU can be found on our website: www.usuhs.mil. USU has a requirement for six (6) custom ferret cage racks with 2 cages in each rack. See attachments for full RFQ.

Google Apps

Other Defense Agencies, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences | Published November 13, 2015  -  Deadline November 24, 2015
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The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. We provide the Nation with health professionals dedicated to career service in the Department of Defense and the United States Public Health Service and with scientists who serve the common good. We serve the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation; we are unique in relating these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness. USU is located in Bethesda, MD on the grounds of the Naval Support Activity Bethesda. Additional information regarding USU can be found on our website: www.usuhs.edu. USU has a requirement for one-year site licenses for Google Apps and CloudLock software components. Please see attachements for full details and deadlines. Thank you.

Hosting, Enhanement and Upgrade of Existing Interactive Web-based System

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health | Published July 6, 2015  -  Deadline July 13, 2015
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Introduction: THIS IS A PRE-SOLICITATION NON-COMPETITIVE (NOTICE OF INTENT) SYNOPSIS TO AWARD A CONTRACT WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME). THIS IS A NOTICE OF INTENT, NOT A REQUEST FOR A PROPOSAL. A SOLICITATION DOCUMENT WILL NOT BE ISSUED AND PROPOSALS WILL NOT BE REQUESTED. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) Office of Acquisition (OA) on behalf of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), intends to negotiate and award a purchase order on a noncompetitive sole source basis to d'Vinci Interactive, Inc., 28 S. Potomac Street #4, Hagerstown, Maryland 21740-6195, a follow-on to continue hosting and development of the Genetics/Genomics Competency Center (G2C2). This is a Follow-On Requirement. ISSO EXISTING IT SECURITY PROVISIONS AND 508 COMPLIANCE LANGUAGE IS ALREADY OBTAINED FROM PREVIOUS CONTRACT. Procurement: 1. Hosting, Support and Maintenance for 12-Months; 2. Project Coordinator Role; 3. Narration for Videos; and 4. Enhancements Background: The National Institutes of Health (NIH) mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and. The National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) mission has expanded to encompass a broad range of studies aimed at understanding the structure and function of the human genome and its role in health and disease. To that end NHGRI supports the development of resources and technology that will accelerate genome research and its application to human health. The Genomic Healthcare Branch (GHB) of the Division of Policy, Communication, and Education (DPCE) at the NHGRI was created to promote the effective integration of genomic discoveries into healthcare, lead the Institute's health professional education efforts, and advises the NHGRI director and senior staff on a broad range of issues regarding healthcare professional needs and involvement in the translation of genome research to clinical benefit. GHB activities are grouped into four broad areas: 1. Developing priorities for translational genomic research at the NHGRI and beyond. 2. Promoting the development and evaluation of tools that enable healthcare providers to take more effective advantage of advances in genomics. 3. Promoting genetics literacy among the full spectrum of healthcare providers and their patients. 4. Serving as a liaison between the healthcare community and the NHGRI, and encouraging dialogue with healthcare providers and organizations with an interest in the role of emerging genomic technologies in reshaping healthcare. Genomic applications in healthcare are increasingly relevant to the day-to-day delivery of care to patients by all healthcare professionals. The NHGRI has been assisting the U.S. nursing, physician assistant, genetic counselor, pharmacist, and physician communities to apply standard competencies for genomics as well as supporting access to the educational resources necessary to achieve competency. In response to many organizations in these communities expressing a strong interest in having a centralized web resource for their educators, NHGRI funded the creation of an online tool to help educate the next generation of healthcare disciplines about this new frontier. The Genetics/ Genomics Competency Center is a free, web-based repository of curricular materials on genetics and genomics designed for nurses, physician assistants, genetic counselors, pharmacists, and physicians that facilitates communication, development, and dissemination of educational resources and approaches to achieve genetic/genomic competency. Providing healthcare professionals with a learning management system, based on a core set of competencies that organize genetic/genomic education materials enhances efforts to develop trans-disciplinary approaches to genetics/genomics education. The nursing, physician assistant, genetic counselor, pharmacist, and physician education communities have been working together to create this web-based education repository and have developed synergy between the five disciplines. Efforts to provide shared, competency-based curricular resources can now serve as a model for genetics/genomics education for the broader healthcare community which remains challenging to reach. Access this resource is available at http://www.g-2-c-2.org. Justification: d'Vinci Interactive have been the prime contractor since the inception of this system as well as hosting, upgrades and maintenance in 2011. The d'Vinci Team is adept at skills needed for the hosting and maintenance for G2C2 including: prior experience and proficiency in designing and developing applications and websites; working with NHGRI to redesign the previous G2C2 site to be more user friendly; and to work collaboratively to evaluate the change implications and impact. Also, d'Vinci provides Clinical Research Training at NIH for medical and healthcare e-learning solutions. D'Vinci facilitated beta-testing of the site with educator groups, and suggested modifications based on this pilot with a redesign of the G2C2 site. The d'Vinci Team has required proficiency in designing and developing applications and websites with: o HTML and DHTML; programming with JavaScript and Cascading Style Sheets; o Flash to create powerful freestanding sites, and sites with embedded animation and interactivity; o Dreamweaver, Captivate and other tools that help program efficiency; o Server languages including WebDNA, PHP/MySQL and ColdFusion; o 508 compliance at the highest level; and o Meeting NIH security standards. Period of Performance: September 2015 to September 2016 Regulatory Authority: This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) Subpart 13.106-1(b) Soliciting from a single source, only one responsible source and no other supplies or services will satisfy agency requirements. Additional Information: Industry Classification (NAICS) Code is 541511, Custom Computer Programming Services and the Small Business Size Standard is 500 Employees. The acquisition is being conducted under FAR Part 13, simplified acquisition procedures, therefore the requirements of FAR Part 6 B Competitive Requirements are not applicable (FAR Part 6.001). The resultant Contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 2005-83 (July 2, 2015). This requirement is under the SAT of $150,000.00. This synopsis is not a request for competitive proposals. However, interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice. Responses to this notice shall contain sufficient information to establish the interested parties' bona-fide capabilities for fulfilling the requirement and include: unit price, list price, shipping and handling costs, the delivery period after contract award, the prompt payment discount terms, the F.O.B. Point (Destination or Origin), the Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS), the Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN), and the certification of business size. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov." A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract based upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the Government. The information received will normally be considered solely for the purposes of determining whether to proceed on a non-competitive basis or to conduct a competitive procurement. All responses must be received by July 13, 2015, 7:30 a.m. Eastern Time (EST) and must reference synopsis number HHS-NIH-NHLBI-CSB-(HG)-2015-158-DLM, may be submitted to the National, Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, Office of Acquisition, COAC Services Branch, 6701 Rockledge Drive, Suite 6149, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-7902, Attention: Dorothy Maxwell. Response may be submitted electronically to maxwelld@mail.nih.gov. Faxes will not be accepted. Responses will only be accepted if dated and signed by an authorized company representative. "All responsible sources may submit a bid, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency."