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Audiobooks, Provided by Recorded Books, LLC

General Information

Document Type:SNOTE
Posted Date:Apr 08, 2020
Category: Miscellaneous
Set Aside:N/A

Contracting Office Address



This is a�public notice prepared in accordance with Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) 5.2�Synopsis of Proposed Contract Actions. The Library of Congress, Contracts and Grants Directorate, intends to award a sole-source firm fixed price contract to Recorded Books, LLC (270 Skipjack Road,�Prince Frederick,�MD,�20678).�The work to be performed under the contract will be performed at the Contractors facilities, and any assocaited deliveries shall be made to the Library of Congress in Washington, DC. The period of performance of the intended contract shall run for 5 years and is valued at an estimated amount of $650,00.00 for all 5 years of performance. NLS has contracts with many companies and services to obtain audiobooks, to create them on behalf of NLS, or to provide already commercially available audiobooks to NLS patrons. However, some highly requested books are not available due to permissions with copyright. To that end, NLS requires�access to Recorded Books, LLCs collection of audio books that only they have permission for, due to copyright laws.� The scope of the contract entails the company making its publically available catalog of audiobooks available to NLS for purchase through delivery orders and distribute the books to NLS patrons. Pricing for each book shall be consistent with the publisher�s commercially-available public pricing list. This announcement constitutes the only public notice, proposals are not being requested from other parties and a written solicitation will not be issued. This public notice accomplishes the following: 1.�� �Notice of the LCs intent to sole source to Recorded Books, LLC; 2.�� �Synopsizing the requirements in accordance with the FAR; and, 3.�� �Publically posting the approved Justification and Approval (J&A)�to the public in advance of the contract award. As a result of this, a second posting of the J&A is not required after the award has been made, as the public posting is being accomplished via this public notice. The following attachments are included in this notice: Attachment 1:�Audiobooks Statement of Work - Draft For Public Posting Attachment 2: NLS Audio Book IDIQ JA - Fully Signed and Approved - For Public Posting_Redacted No further public notices shall be pursued at this time in regards to this contracting action.

Original Point of Contact

POC James Robinson, Phone: 2027079053, Quinn C. Cartheuser, Phone: 2027072339, Fax: 2027078611

Place of Performance

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