Serials Subscription Services

Request for Proposal (RFP)

This request for proposal (RFP) is for placement of new and renewal subscriptions to single or multiple addresses for domestic and foreign serials and publications and for related services. Vendors of appropriate services may submit proposals in response to this solicitation. All proposals must be received at the FEDLINK section of the Library of Congress Contracts and Logistics Services by the deadline to be considered for the FY 2000 FEDLINK program.

NOTICE: Effective January 25, 1999, the closing date for receipt of proposals under this RFP has been extended to 12:00 noon EDT, Monday, February 1, 1999.

Vendors who meet the requirements specified in the document and who are awarded a Basic Ordering Agreement by the Library of Congress may offer products and services through the FEDLINK program to federal libraries and other offices of the US federal government.

The RFP describes the LC/FEDLINK program and its requirements for serials subscription services, explains the requirements and procedures for submitting proposals, and sets the terms under which LC/FEDLINK will conduct business with selected vendors. Contacts for further information are also provided. All prices submitted in response to this RFP must be keyed to the Contract Line Item Numbers (CLINs) displayed in Section B of the RFP.

Please read and follow all instructions and Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) clauses regarding this RFP. Understanding and following all of the guidelines may greatly reduce the possibility of a delay of any award that may result from this RFP. The FAR clauses referenced in the RFP are online at

The solicitation is offered in WordPerfect 6.1 and ASCII Generic Word Processor Text formats. Printed copies of the RFP will not be mailed out. Please check this website periodically for amendments or clarifications to the solicitation. You are responsible for ensuring that you receive all amendments to the RFP before submitting your company's proposal.

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SHIFT-CLICK on the file you want, then use your browser's "Save As" function to save the file to your system. Once the file is saved to disk you can load it into your word processor.

If you have any questions or difficulties regarding any aspect of the RFP, please immediately e-mail your concerns to Deborah Burroughs, LC Contracting Officer, at or fax them to the attention of "FEDLINK RFP #S-LC99015" at (202) 707-0485. You must submit all questions or requests for clarification prior to 12:00 P.M. EDT January 7, 1999.

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Updated 1/26/99
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