Request for Information (RFI) Scientific Library - Consultant

Solicitation Number: 
S20-132
Brief Description: 
Background Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. (LBR) provides operational and technical support to the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) and NCI programs located at the NCI-Frederick Laboratories in Frederick, Maryland. Operations and technical support involves the management and execution of projects sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In support of the FNLCR, LBR oversees a Scientific Library that has a central location and one satellite location in Frederick, Maryland. Project (Basis for RFI) LBR is seeking responses from qualified individuals/vendors with expertise and knowledge in Scientific Library management and operations that includes (1) best practices with respect to library services and activities that are common among libraries in similar research and scientific facilities (2) leverage current information resource technologies for both users and library staff and (3) effective mechanisms for communicating and facilitating services and support to research groups, investigators and administrative staff.
Vendor Name: 
Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc.
POC Name: 
Maureen Wilson
Proposal Due Date: 
Thursday, July 23, 2020
Research Category: 
Research & Development Services & Subcontracts
NAICS Codes: 
541990
561330
541611
541690
NCI OA Contract Number: 
75N91019D00024 – NCI-FFRDC
Proposal Instructions: 
Please contact Maureen Wilson at maureen.wilson2@nih.gov to receive a copy of the RFI. Responses should be e-mailed by 3pm (ET) Thursday, July 23, 2020 to Maureen Wilson: maureen.wilson2@nih.gov Please contact Maureen Wilson with any questions.

Solicitation Updates

Section Modified: Brief Description
Modified By: wilsonmf
Change Date: 07/13/2020 - 17:44
Original Content: Background Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. (LBR) provides operational and technical support to the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) and NCI programs located at the NCI-Frederick Laboratories in Frederick, Maryland. Operations and technical support involves the management and execution of projects sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In support of the FNLCR, LBR oversees a Scientific Library that has a central location and one satellite location. The main library is located within the boundary of Fort Detrick, Frederick Maryland but on Health and Human Services (HHS) property with 10,545 square feet of patron and staff offices. The satellite location is located at the Advanced Research Technology Facility (ATRF) a research and administrative building in Frederick, Maryland. The satellite location has 700 square feet for patron use. The NCI-Frederick Scientific Library (Scientific Library) maintains a book and journal collections along with journal subscriptions, a training facility and computer and technology support for the NCI-Frederick Community. All resources are provided and owned by the US Government. The contributions of the Scientific Library enable scientific and administrative staff to efficiently and effectively perform their responsibilities in response to the mission of the NCI-Frederick and FNLCR. The use of contemporary technologies in information resources and provision along with guidance and training is important for the Scientific Library to fulfill the mission. Project (Basis for RFI) LBR is seeking responses from qualified individuals/vendors with expertise and knowledge in Scientific Library management and operations that includes (1) best practices with respect to library services and activities that are common among libraries in similar research and scientific facilities (2) leverage current information resource technologies for both users and library staff and (3) effective mechanisms for communicating and facilitating services and support to research groups, investigators and administrative staff. Submission Details Interested parties are encouraged to respond to this Request for Information (RFI) as outlined below. • Response Narrative Narratives shall be no longer than ten (10) pages and should provide the following information. Do not include any confidential or proprietary information. 1. Description of the responder’s capabilities, resources and experience. 2. Listing of any libraries currently under management, size and staff 3. Experience in supporting either a FFRDC or Scientific Library in support of Cancer and AIDS research. • Estimated time frame and cost for performing the project defined above • Organization name and contact information to include: 1. Company address 2. Name and contact information for a point of contact 3. Company or Consultant designation Disclaimer: This RFI is solely for informational purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received will be handled as Proprietary Information. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with their respective response. This Request for Information is for Information Purposes Only and shall not be construed as a solicitation or an obligation on the part of LBR. Based on responses LBR may issue a formal Request for Proposal.
Updated Content: Background Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. (LBR) provides operational and technical support to the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) and NCI programs located at the NCI-Frederick Laboratories in Frederick, Maryland. Operations and technical support involves the management and execution of projects sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In support of the FNLCR, LBR oversees a Scientific Library that has a central location and one satellite location. The main library is located within the boundary of Fort Detrick, Frederick Maryland but on Health and Human Services (HHS) property with 10,545 square feet of patron and staff offices. The satellite location is located at the Advanced Research Technology Facility (ATRF) a research and administrative building in Frederick, Maryland. The satellite location has 700 square feet for patron use. The NCI-Frederick Scientific Library (Scientific Library) maintains a book and journal collections along with journal subscriptions, a training facility and computer and technology support for the NCI-Frederick Community. All resources are provided and owned by the US Government. The contributions of the Scientific Library enable scientific and administrative staff to efficiently and effectively perform their responsibilities in response to the mission of the NCI-Frederick and FNLCR. The use of contemporary technologies in information resources and provision along with guidance and training is important for the Scientific Library to fulfill the mission. Project (Basis for RFI) LBR is seeking responses from qualified individuals/vendors with expertise and knowledge in Scientific Library management and operations that includes (1) best practices with respect to library services and activities that are common among libraries in similar research and scientific facilities (2) leverage current information resource technologies for both users and library staff and (3) effective mechanisms for communicating and facilitating services and support to research groups, investigators and administrative staff. Submission Details Interested parties are encouraged to respond to this Request for Information (RFI) as outlined below. • Response Narrative Narratives shall be no longer than ten (10) pages and should provide the following information. Do not include any confidential or proprietary information. 1. Description of the responder’s capabilities, resources and experience. 2. Listing of any libraries currently under management, size and staff 3. Experience in supporting either a FFRDC or Scientific Library in support of Cancer and AIDS research. • Estimated time frame and cost for performing the project defined above • Organization name and contact information to include: 1. Company address 2. Name and contact information for a point of contact 3. Company or Consultant designation Disclaimer: This RFI is solely for informational purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received will be handled as Proprietary Information. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with their respective response. This Request for Information is for Information Purposes Only and shall not be construed as a solicitation or an obligation on the part of LBR. Based on responses LBR may issue a formal Request for Proposal.
Section Modified: Brief Description
Modified By: wilsonmf
Change Date: 07/13/2020 - 17:51
Original Content: Background Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. (LBR) provides operational and technical support to the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) and NCI programs located at the NCI-Frederick Laboratories in Frederick, Maryland. Operations and technical support involves the management and execution of projects sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In support of the FNLCR, LBR oversees a Scientific Library that has a central location and one satellite location. The main library is located within the boundary of Fort Detrick, Frederick Maryland but on Health and Human Services (HHS) property with 10,545 square feet of patron and staff offices. The satellite location is located at the Advanced Research Technology Facility (ATRF) a research and administrative building in Frederick, Maryland. The satellite location has 700 square feet for patron use. The NCI-Frederick Scientific Library (Scientific Library) maintains a book and journal collections along with journal subscriptions, a training facility and computer and technology support for the NCI-Frederick Community. All resources are provided and owned by the US Government. The contributions of the Scientific Library enable scientific and administrative staff to efficiently and effectively perform their responsibilities in response to the mission of the NCI-Frederick and FNLCR. The use of contemporary technologies in information resources and provision along with guidance and training is important for the Scientific Library to fulfill the mission. Project (Basis for RFI) LBR is seeking responses from qualified individuals/vendors with expertise and knowledge in Scientific Library management and operations that includes (1) best practices with respect to library services and activities that are common among libraries in similar research and scientific facilities (2) leverage current information resource technologies for both users and library staff and (3) effective mechanisms for communicating and facilitating services and support to research groups, investigators and administrative staff. Submission Details Interested parties are encouraged to respond to this Request for Information (RFI) as outlined below. • Response Narrative Narratives shall be no longer than ten (10) pages and should provide the following information. Do not include any confidential or proprietary information. 1. Description of the responder’s capabilities, resources and experience. 2. Listing of any libraries currently under management, size and staff 3. Experience in supporting either a FFRDC or Scientific Library in support of Cancer and AIDS research. • Estimated time frame and cost for performing the project defined above • Organization name and contact information to include: 1. Company address 2. Name and contact information for a point of contact 3. Company or Consultant designation Disclaimer: This RFI is solely for informational purposes and does not constitute a solicitation. All information received will be handled as Proprietary Information. Responders are solely responsible for all expenses associated with their respective response. This Request for Information is for Information Purposes Only and shall not be construed as a solicitation or an obligation on the part of LBR. Based on responses LBR may issue a formal Request for Proposal.
Updated Content: Background Leidos Biomedical Research Inc. (LBR) provides operational and technical support to the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR), a Federally Funded Research and Development Center (FFRDC) and NCI programs located at the NCI-Frederick Laboratories in Frederick, Maryland. Operations and technical support involves the management and execution of projects sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In support of the FNLCR, LBR oversees a Scientific Library that has a central location and one satellite location in Frederick, Maryland. Project (Basis for RFI) LBR is seeking responses from qualified individuals/vendors with expertise and knowledge in Scientific Library management and operations that includes (1) best practices with respect to library services and activities that are common among libraries in similar research and scientific facilities (2) leverage current information resource technologies for both users and library staff and (3) effective mechanisms for communicating and facilitating services and support to research groups, investigators and administrative staff.
Section Modified: NAICS Codes
Modified By: wilsonmf
Change Date: 07/15/2020 - 09:24
Original Content: 541990 561330
Updated Content: 541990 561330 541611 541690
Section Modified: Proposal Instructions
Modified By: wilsonmf
Change Date: 07/13/2020 - 17:51
Original Content: Responses should be e-mailed by 3pm (ET) Thursday,, July 23, 2020 to Maureen Wilson: maureen.wilson2@nih.gov Please contact Maureen Wilson with any questions.
Updated Content: Please contact Maureen Wilson at maureen.wilson2@nih.gov to receive a copy of the RFI. Responses should be e-mailed by 3pm (ET) Thursday, July 23, 2020 to Maureen Wilson: maureen.wilson2@nih.gov Please contact Maureen Wilson with any questions.
Section Modified: Title
Modified By: wilsonmf
Change Date: 07/13/2020 - 17:44
Original Content: Scientific Library - Consultant
Updated Content: Request for Information (RFI) Scientific Library - Consultant