Giant Oak® is pleased to offer GOST® (Giant Oak Search Technology) as part of the GSA Federal Acquisition service schedule 70. Please see the direct pricing in the PDF link below.
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The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) is an organization of federal agencies working together to achieve optimum use of the resources and facilities of federal libraries and information centers by promoting common services, coordinating and sharing available resources, and providing continuing professional education for federal library and information staff. FEDLINK serves as a forum for discussion of the policies, programs, procedures and technologies that affect federal libraries and the information services they provide to their agencies, to the Congress, the federal courts and the American people.
Contract Number: 03310319D0061
With Direct Express, the member agency's contracting official may simply cite the FEDLINK contract number on their agency purchase order and send it directly to the vendor. When citing FEDLINK procurement vehicles, members are responsible for executing all contract actions in accordance with applicable regulations.
For IDIQ contracts, no FBO synopsis or further competition is required on purchases over $25,000. When comparing two vendors with similar database offerings, customers may want to compare prices or choose a vendor based upon their interface.
Under the Transfer Pay option, customers transfer both FEDLINK administrative fees and estimated annual service dollars to Library of Congress (LC)/FEDLINK via a signed Interagency Agreement (IAA). On behalf of the customer, LC/Contracts issues a delivery order to the vendor in the amount specified on the IAA. After receiving the delivery order, the vendor provides service to the customer and submits the customer's invoices to FEDLINK. FEDLINK reviews the invoices, rejects improper ones, and pays acceptable ones from the customer's account. FEDLINK sends the customer copies of rejected invoices, paid invoices, and a monthly statement of account.
Another major benefit of Transfer Pay is extended order deadlines. Instead of having to fulfill a member's order either by providing services or by issuing delivery orders to vendors prior to the end of the fiscal year, before their funds expire, FEDLINK is able to accept signed IAAs with firm orders late in September every year. In addition, FEDLINK is also authorized to accept IAAs and amendments by fax, pending receipt of originals via courier service or mail. This reduces the lead time necessary to add funds to purchase information products and services at the end of the fiscal year.