Retrospective Cataloging Conversion Project

Agency: Library of Congress
State: District of Columbia
Type of Government: Federal
FSC Category:
  • R - Professional, Administrative and Management Support Services
Posted Date: Sep 18, 2017
Due Date: Oct 5, 2017
Solicitation No: LSB20180001
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Notice Type :
Sources Sought
Synopsis :
Added: Sep 18, 2017 12:05 pm

The Library will host a site visit on the afternoon of Tuesday, September 26th, 2017 at the James Madison Building at the Library of Congress' Capitol Hill Campus in Washington, D.C. where the anticipated contract tasks will be performed. Vendors will be able to inspect the work site and ask questions about the tasks and work to be performed under the resulting contract.

Interested vendors should RSVP to both James Graham at and Jacob von Reyn at by 12:00 pm (noon) on Monday, September 25th, 2017.


A retrospective conversion contractor is needed to convert cataloging data on printed catalog cards in the Rare Book and Special Collections Division (RBSCD) Shelflist (RSL) and the Special Files into online MARC records for the Library of Congress Voyager Online Catalog.
The Government anticipates a single-award, Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Contract with Firm-Fixed Price Orders.
Anticipated Period of Performance: five years
Sources Sought Instructions
This sources sought is a market research tool being used to (a) solicit industry input on the attached draft Statement of Work (SOW) and Retrospective Conversion document and (b) determine potential sources that are capable of providing the services described herein prior to determining the method of acquisition and issuance of a Request for Proposal (RFP).

Specifically, the Library wishes industry feedback on the following questions:

1. Does your company have experience with providing retrospective conversion as described in the attached SOW? Is your company able to guarantee the availability of the required technician and project management staff throughout the entire project to ensure completion within the specified period of performance?
2. Is the draft SOW clear and comprehensive enough for offers to be made? Please provide feedback on areas of the SOW that need clarification and/or more information; specifically any barriers to free and open competition and any text in the sow that is vague or unclear to prospective offerors.

Interested parties are invited to submit a capability statement package, including responses to questions, inputs to the draft SOW, and relevant experience and expertise. All responses must include the following information: Company Name; Company Address; and Point-of-Contact (POC) name, phone number, and e-mail address. There is no page limit to this response.

Please send responses by email to Contract Specialist James Graham at and a cc: to Contracting Officer Jake von Reyn at Submissions must be received by email no later than 12:00 p.m. ET on Thursday October 5th, 2017. Questions or comments regarding this notice may be addressed to James Graham via email at

The Government is not obligated to and will not pay for any information received from potential sources as a result of this sources sought.

Please consult the list of document viewers if you cannot open a file.
Other (Draft RFPs/RFIs, Responses to Questions, etc..)
Posted Date:
September 18, 2017
SOW.doc (94.00 Kb)
Description: SOW
Contracting Office Address :
Library of Congress, Contracts Services, Contracts Services, 101 Independence Ave SE, Washington, DC, 20540-9411
Place of Performance :
101 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, District of Columbia 20540-9411
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
James C. Graham,
Contract Specialist
Phone: 2027070734
Secondary Point of Contact :
Jake von Reyn ,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 202-707-0589
Fax: 202-707-8611

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