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Subject: RFP: Preservation services

RFP: Preservation services

From: Anne Harrison <anha>
Date: Friday, January 2, 2004
The Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK) posted a new
Request for Proposal for preservation services to the Federal
Business Opportunities (FedBizOpps) web site on December 31, 2003. A
copy of the RFP may be viewed and downloaded by
<URL:>  and
clicking on the link for Solicitation 01.

FEDLINK is a nationwide interagency consortium sponsored by the
Library of Congress through its Federal Library and Information
Center Committee.  FEDLINK offers contracting and support services
to federal libraries and information centers of any size, located
across the nation and abroad.

The majority of federal agencies have no facilities or staff to cope
with their preservation problems.  Successful preservation treatment
or reformatting of collections requires outsourcing to well-trained,
experienced professionals with special skills as well as specialized
equipment.  The purpose of the RFP is to identify multiple qualified
vendors and establish a basic ordering agreement for preservation
services.  It is divided into six sections, or lots:

    Lot 1: Conservation of Rare Books and Other Bound Rare Library
    and Archival Materials (Including Protective Enclosures).

    Lot 2: Conservation of Flat Paper and Other Unbound Rare Library
    and Archival Materials  (Including Protective Enclosures).

    Lot 3: Preservation Photocopying/Scanning of Books.

    Lot 4: Preservation Microfilming.

    Lot 5: Preservation Duplication of Photographs and Negatives.

    Lot 6: Preservation Consultation and Training.

FEDLINK encourages all qualified vendors to respond to the RFP.   A
vendor may submit a proposal for any or all lots (or parts of lots),
as deemed appropriate.

For questions about the RFP, please contact the contracting officer,

    Deborah Burroughs
    dbur [at] loc__gov

To learn more about the FEDLINK program, please visit
<URL:> or contact

    Anne Harrison
    anha [at] loc__gov

Anne Harrison
FEDLINK Network Program Specialist
Library of Congress
101 Independence Ave. SE LA 217
Washington, DC  20540-4935
Fax: 202-707-4873

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:49
                  Distributed: Friday, January 9, 2004
                       Message Id: cdl-17-49-011
Received on Friday, 2 January, 2004

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