Notice of Intent to Sole Source HL7 Benefactor Membership Renewal

Status
Inactive
Published Date
December 12th, 2023
Response Deadline
December 20th, 2023
Location
Washington, DC, 20201, USA
Notice Type
Presolicitation
Solicitation No.
OS322969

Buyer

HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OFOFFICE OF THE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR ADMINISTRATION (ASA)PROGRAM SUPPORT CENTER ACQ MGMT SVCROCKVILLE, MD, 20857, USA

PSC

EDUCATION/TRAINING- TUITION/REGISTRATION/MEMBERSHIP FEES (U005)

Summary

Notice of Intent to Sole Source HL7 Benefactor Membership Renewal The Department of Health and Human Services, Department of, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Administration (ASA), Program Support Center Acq Mgmt Svc, has issued a Presolicitation notice for the renewal of HL7 Benefactor Membership. HL7 membership at the Benefactor Level is mission critical and necessary to actively participate in ONC-led standards projects. Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. The membership provides maximum voting rights which allows ONC to participate in creating standards and policies for the industry. It also allows for exclusive access to industry information which supports effective strategic decision-making. The membership also provides discounts on training and conference fees that are routinely attended by ONC staff to keep up and stay abreast with the latest standards and technology in electronic health records. The intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 541990 – All other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services. The acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13—Simplified Acquisition Procedures. The contract will be awarded without providing for full or open competition. The Government has determined that HL7 is the only vendor in the marketplace that can provide the services required by ONC. Interested parties may identify their interest and capability to respond to this notice, but this is not a request for competitive proposals. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency. All offerors must have an active registration in the System for Award Management (SAM) www.sam.gov. All responses must be received by the closing date and time of this announcement and must reference the solicitation number, OS322969.

Description

NOTICE OF INTENT to Sole Source SOLICITATION NUMBER: OS322969 TITLE: HL7 Benefactor Membership Renewal CLASSIFICATION CODE: U005 – Education/Training – Tuition/Registration/Membership NAICS CODE: 541990 – All other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services $16.50 RESPONSE DATE: December 20, 2023 at 12:00 PM EST PRIMARY POINT OF CONTACT: Thien Nguyen Thien.Nguyen@psc.hhs.gov Phone: 301-492-4527 DESCRIPTION: 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). Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) intends to negotiate on a sole source bases with Health Level Seven International, 3300 Washtenaw Avenue, Suite 227, Ann Arbor MI 48104-4261 NORTH AMERICAN INDUSTRY CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM (NAICS) CODE and SET ASIDE STATUS The intended procurement is classified under NAICS code 541990 – All other Professional, Scientific and Technical Services $16.50 REGULATORY AUTHORITY This acquisition is conducted under the authority of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 13—Simplified Acquisition Procedures. Contracts awarded using FAR Part 13—Simplified Acquisition Procedures are exempt from the requirements of FAR Part 6—Competition Requirements. FAR Subpart 13.106-1 (b) Soliciting from a single source provides that: 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 (e.g., urgency, exclusive licensing agreements, brand-name OR industrial mobilization). The resultant contract will include all applicable provisions and clauses in effect through the Federal Acquisition Circular (FAC) 20019-01 dated December 1, 2018. PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES: HL7 membership at the Benefactor Level is mission critical and necessary to actively participate in ONC-led standards projects. Health Level Seven International (HL7) is a not-for-profit, ANSI-accredited standards developing organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive framework and related standards for the exchange, integration, sharing, and retrieval of electronic health information that supports clinical practice and the management, delivery and evaluation of health services. HL7 is supported by more than 1,600 members from over 50 countries, including 500+ corporate members representing healthcare providers, government stakeholders, payers, pharmaceutical companies, vendors/suppliers, and consulting firms. HL& provides standards for interoperability that improve care delivery, optimize workflow, reduce ambiguity and enhance knowledge transfer among all of our stakeholders, including healthcare providers, government agencies, the vendor community, fellow Standards Development Organizations (SDOs) and patients. The ability to vote on HL7 standards is one of the most important benefits of membership. Benefactor membership provides maximum voting rights which allows ONC to participate in creating standards and policies for the industry.  It also allows for exclusive access to industry information which supports effective strategic decision-making. The membership also provides discounts on training and conference fees that are routinely attended by ONC staff to keep up and stay abreast with the latest standards and technology in electronic health records. The membership provides opportunity for ONC to leverage the expertise of HL7 and industry partners to develop implementation guidance more efficiently and effectively to meet the needs of our partners in data exchange activities. HL7 is uniquely positioned to engage critical industry partners to include the vendor community in developing public health information systems. HL7 can help manage implementation costs and speed time to market, learn best practices for industry, and influence the technical and policy environment of the future by voting on standards This is an annual membership that allow for 12 voting members. CONTRACTING WITHOUT PROVIDING FOR FULL OR OPEN COMPETITION (INCLUDING BRAND-NAME) DETERMINATION The determination by the Government to award a contract without providing for full and open competition is based upon the market research conducted. Specifically, HL7 is the only vendor in the marketplace that can provide the services required by ONC. The intended source is: HL7 3300 Washtenaw Ave, Suite 227 Ann Arbor, MI 48104 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. 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. All responsible sources may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation which shall be considered by the agency. 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. 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. All responses must be received by the closing date and time of this announcement and must reference the solicitation number, OS322969. Responses must be submitted electronically to Thien Nguyen, Contract Specialist, at thien.nguyen@psc.hhs.gov. U.S. Mail and fax responses will not be accepted.

Contact Information

PrimaryThien Nguyen
thien.nguyen@psc.hhs.gov

Opportunity Lifecycle

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