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Sources Sought Notice for Survey Collection Tool

ID: RFQ1679970 • Type: Solicitation


The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is the statistical and analytical agency within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). EIA collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment. EIA is the nation's premier source of energy information and, by law, its data, analyses, and forecasts are independent of approval by any other officer or employee of the U.S. Government. To accomplish its mission, EIA conducts a comprehensive data collection program that covers the full spectrum of energy sources, end uses, and energy flows. EIA also prepares informative energy analyses, monthly short-term forecasts of energy market trends, and long-term U.S. and international energy outlooks. EIA disseminates its data products, analyses, reports, and services to customers and stakeholders primarily through its website. EIA has a broad range of stakeholders, with its major customers including Congress, Federal and State governments, the private sector, the broader public, and the media. EIA is seeking information from sources that may be capable of providing a commercial off the shelf (COTS) solution for a survey collection tool that meets or exceeds minimum specifications in the attached draft Statement of Work. The anticipated period of performance for this requirement is a 1-year base with four 1-year options. This will be a Firm-Fixed-Price purchase order. If your firm is interested in this requirement, we request a response to the information contained in the attachment entitled, "Sources Sought Survey Collection Tool." This Sources Sought Notice does not constitute a solicitation. Instead, it is an opportunity for the DOE to measure the capacity and competency of businesses to perform in all areas of this acquisition. As permitted by Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) Part 10, this is a market research tool being utilized for informational and planning purposes. Your responses will assist the Government in the development of its acquisition strategy for a possible Request for Proposals (RFP), to be issued at a later date, and in determining whether contractors are capable of completing these requirements. This notice shall not be construed as an RFP or as any commitment or obligation on the part of the Government to issue a solicitation. The Government does not intend to award a contract based on this request, so quotes will not be considered. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this synopsis or any follow-up information requests. Response is strictly voluntary it is not mandatory to submit a response to this notice to participate in any formal RFP process that may take place in the future. However, it should be noted that information gathered through this notice may significantly influence our acquisition strategy. All interested parties will be required to respond separately to any solicitations posted as a result of this Sources Sought Notice. All responses shall be submitted via e-Buy on or before 5:00 PM Eastern Time (ET), Thursday, March 7, 2024 and must include the information requested in the attachment titled, "Sources Sought Survey Collection Tool." Late responses will not be accepted. This is strictly market research and the Government will not entertain any questions. Respondents will not be notified of the results of the evaluation. We appreciate your interest and thank you in advance for responding to this Sources Sought Notice.
The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) is seeking a commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) solution for a survey collection tool. The tool must meet specific criteria related to survey collection and data validation capability, scalability, integration with Oracle and PostgreSQL databases, data extract and connectivity options, support services, data confidentiality measures, technical limitations for security posture, user interface/experience design principles, and Section 508 compliance. The contract will have a 1-year base period with four 1-year options. This will be a Firm-Fixed-Price purchase order.


Response Deadline
March 6, 2024 Past Due
Feb. 20, 2024
Set Aside
Place of Performance
Not Provided

Current SBA Size Standard
$41.5 Million
Fixed Price
Est. Level of Competition
On 2/19/24 Department of Energy issued Solicitation RFQ1679970 for Sources Sought Notice for Survey Collection Tool due 3/6/24. The opportunity was issued full & open with NAICS 511210 and PSC 7A21.
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