Special Notice - Notice of Intent to Sole Source with CB Information Services, Inc.
Pursuant to (FAR) 13.106-1(b), The National Science Foundation (NSF) the Directorate for Technology, Innovation and Partnerships (TIP) to negotiate a sole source purchase order for the Sponsorship with CB Information Services, Inc. (CBI) for December 2022 – December 2023.
The purpose of this sole source with CB Information Services, Inc. is to evaluate third-party methods for collecting commercial metrics and data on private for-profit technology companies who are/were SBIR/STTR grantees. Our goal is to subscribe to a service that provides the following characteristics: broad coverage of former grantees, specific data on acquisitions and investments, and capability to be automated for scaling up to thousands of records. CBI provides the only service that gleans data from the web and company reporting (crowd sourcing), provided access to Application Programing Interface (API) and extensive information on NSF funding rounds.
CB Information Services, Inc. is the only one capable of meeting NSF's need and is the only organization of its kind that can provide this service.
The notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. This synopsis is for informational purposes only.