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About Commerce Business Daily

The Commerce Business Daily (CBD) lists notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, sales of government property, and other procurement information. Each edition contains approximately 500-1,000 notices. Each notice appears in the CBD only once.

 

All Federal procurement offices were required to announce proposed procurement actions over $25,000 and contract awards over $25,000, that are likely to result in the award of any subcontracts, in the CBD.

 

General Exceptions: The CBD usually does not list procurement notices for; (1) classified services or supplies, (2) services or supplies that are required immediately due to an unusual or compelling emergency, (3) services or supplies that are required from specified sources as a result of the terms of an international agreement or treaty, (4) services or supplies where U.S. law specifies a specific source or requires that the procurement be made by another federal agency, (5) certain utility services where only one source is available, (6) a contract action where an order is placed under a requirements contract, (7) a contract action that would result from the acceptance of a proposal under the Small Business Innovation Development Act of 1982, (8) a contract action that would disclose or jeopardize innovative research, (9) perishable supplies, (10) resale of brand name commercial items, (11) supplies or services obtained under the terms of an existing contract that was previously announced in the CBD, (12) services and supplies obtained by the Department of Defense which will be performed or made outside the U.S., its possessions, Puerto Rico, and only local sources will be solicited, and (13) contract actions made through FACNET that meet acquisition threshold regulations.

 

If you wish to review previous editions of the CBD contact your local public library for assistance. Copies of the CBD are maintained in over 700 Federal Depository Libraries located throughout the United States.

 

NOTE: CBDNet previously allowed you to search both active and archived databases. On FDsys, the files are available as a bulk data download.

 

In accordance with the recent changes in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) designating Federal Business Opportunities as the single point of universal electronic public access on the Internet for government-wide Federal procurement opportunities that exceed $25,000, CBDNet ceased to accept notices after midnight, January 1, 2002. Notices received on GPO's CBD system by midnight, January 1, and manuscripts received by 3:00 p.m. on January 2, are included in the final GPO print version of the CBD that was issued on January 4, 2002.

Any notices validated for inclusion in the January 4 printed issue of CBD have been transferred into the archive database so the active database was shut down. The archive database will continue to be available on CBDNet as part of the Federal Depository Library Program Electronic Collection. As the manager of this collection, the Superintendent of Documents at the U.S. Government Printing Office has a commitment to maintaining permanent public access for the materials included in the collection.

 

The following is the full text of the Special Notice from the Department of Commerce:

PART: SPECIAL NOTICES OFFADD: Department of Commerce, Office of Acquisition Management, 14th and Constitution, NW, Room 6412, Washington, DC 20230 SUBJECT: FEDERAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES TO REPLACE THE COMMERCE BUSINESS DAILY DESC: This is a special notice for information. Recently, Federal Business Opportunities (www.fedbizopps.gov) was designated in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) as the single point of universal electronic public access on the Internet to governmentwide Federal procurement opportunities that exceed $25,000 (see 66 Fed. Reg. 27407, May 16, 2001). The FAR requires agencies, as of October 1, 2001, to use FedBizOpps to provide access to public notices of procurement actions over $25,000 that are currently required to be published in the Commerce Business Daily (CBD) along with associated solicitations and amendments. Designation of this one-stop online gateway represents an important step in the ongoing transformation to a more efficient, accessible, citizen-centric e-government. Agencies will be in a transition period through December 31, 2001. During this time, the FAR requires agencies to ensure that notice is provided both to FedBizOpps and the CBD. However, the FAR provides that, as of January 1, 2002, agencies will no longer be required to provide duplicate notice in the CBD and instead may rely exclusively on the mandatory notice in FedBizOpps to provide the required access. This transition will enable agencies to realize the efficiencies in electronic processes that help to justify their investments in e-government. Accordingly, effective January 4, 2002, the Department of Commerce will cease publication of the CBD through the U.S. Government Printing Office (GPO). Agencies should recognize FedBizOpps as the official source for all procurement information and notices to be published under 41 U.S.C. 416(a)(2)(B) and the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 637(e) and (k)). Other notices that would be published, such as notices of subcontracting opportunities (15 U.S.C. 637(k)) will also be made available to FedBizOpps. Agencies and business concerns should modify their solicitation practices to use the electronic notice services of FedBizOpps. Notices received on the CBD system by midnight, January 1, and manuscripts received by 3:00 p.m. on January 2, will be included in the final GPO print version of the CBD to be issued on January 4, 2002. Any notices validated for inclusion in the January 4 printed issue of CBD will remain available in the CBDNet database of active notices for the required 15 days. Once they have all successfully been transferred into the archive database the active database will be shut down. This archive database will continue to be available on CBDNet as part of the Federal Depository Library Program Electronic Collection. As the manager of this collection, the Superintendent of Documents at the U.S. Government Printing Office has a commitment to maintaining permanent public access for the materials included in the collection. The General Services Administration, which manages FedBizOpps.gov, will provide files which can be downloaded free of charge to any vendor, service provider, government entity, or other public or private organization that wishes to print the content of FedBizOpps. The files provide the same information that is currently in the CBD printed version. These files are available at FTP://FTP.EPS.GOV. If you have questions regarding the ftp site, please contact the FedBizOpps support desk at fbo.support@gsa.gov or toll-free at 877-472-3779. If you are interested in obtaining a printed version of FedBizOpps/CBD, please contact Yancey Stern (202) 482-5781 or ystern@doc.gov at the Department of Commerce. A list of service providers who offer this service to the public will be made available on a Department of Commerce website in the near future, a list of service providers who provide printed versions of the FedBizOpps. Accordingly, service providers who offer printed versions of FedBizOpps and wish to be identified on this website should provide the following information to Mr. Stern by e-mail or mail (Department of Commerce, Office of Acquisition Management, 14th and Constitution, NW, Room 6412, Washington, D.c 20230): (1)name of entity, (2) phone number, (3) fax number, (4) e-mail address, (5) URL, and (6) contact point. CITE: (M-362 SN5160V6)

 

CBDNet was provided through an alliance of the United States Department of Commerce and the United States Government Printing Office.

 


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