VA RFI: New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) Subscription Re-compete

Notice ID: 36C77622Q0069

“The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Veterans Health Administration (VHA) requires a commercial off-the-shelf web based, full-text, electronic journal collection subscription from the Massachusetts Medical Society Publisher that will be made available throughout the VA healthcare system. Here are the links that must be provided, found at https://www.nejm.org/medical-index and https://catalyst.nejm.org/

“VHA’s goal is to ensure uniform availability to a subscription-based collection of high quality, clinical, full-text electronic journals across the VA system to improve clinical decision making at the point of care.”

“The desired goals of the nationwide provision of a subscription to a collection of full text, electronic journal are as follows:

  • Providing access nationwide to a collection of full-text, electronic journal that will build on the enterprise-wide availability of knowledge-based resources in the National Core Collection of Online Resources available to all VA staff.
  • Initiating a nationwide, centralized purchase to capitalize on the economies of scale offered by vendors.
  • Negotiating one contract to decrease the current contracting and reviewing efforts that are required at the facility and/or VISN level and thereby avoid the costs and workload associated with multiple procurements.”

“Scope of Work: The vendor shall provide all sites on the VA network with access to a single online, web-based product. Main authentication will be through VA gateway IP addresses…”

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