Pursuant to the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b)(1)(i), the Contracting Officer may solicit from one source if the Contracting Officer determines that the circumstances of the contract action deem only one source is reasonably available. The Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Program Support Center (PSC), Acquisition Management Services (AMS), on behalf of The Office of the Secretary,Immediate Office of the Secretary (OS/IOS), intends to sole source to:
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OSSI requires use of a social media exploitation platform with streamlined and efficient access to open source data that aids in ensure the safety and wellbeing of HHS and its personnel for national security threats and other intelligence related items.
HHS OSSI-IAD has inquired with multiple other departments(DHS, DOS and several IC agencies) on the best open source intelligence tool for social media exploitation. OHS highly recommended Babel Street and has a department/component wide contract with them. HHS OSSI-IAD requested that Babel Street provide a demo of their product. OSSI-IAD has a current requirement from the Office of the Secretary and needed to meet very specific requirements.
BabelStreet is the only vendor who provides this specialized service to OSSI in order to meet the goal and strategic priorities of intelligence and counterintelligence for the entire Department of Health and Human Services. OSSI currently has contract with Babel Street with period of performance 8/30/2018 - 08/29/2019. OSSI needs to increase the number of users from 2 to 18 to support ongoing efforts analyzing social media threats for all of HHS.
Babel Street meets these requirements, such as: They are able to provide multi-lingual, geo-enabled, text-analytics, social media and web monitoring platform designed to fully leverage publicly available information. Meaning if there is anything mentioned that would concern HHS and or National Security (even if in a foreign language) OSSI-IAD would be able to report it to the HHS Secretary.
The purpose of this acquisition is to acquire Babel Street Subscription.
This is not a solicitation for competitive proposal. No solicitation document is available. All responsible sources that have determined that they can provide the same services may submit product information and a capabilities statementaddressing their specific abilities regarding this requirement. The email subject line must reference OS233030. All responses are due by December 22, 2018, at NOON EST and can be sent to Azeb Mengistu at email@example.com . A determination by the Government not to compete this proposed contract base upon responses to this notice is solely within the discretion of the government.