Synopsis detail

Subject:A--Global Social Media Archive, 350 billion digital data records (text)
Synopsis Date:May 23, 2019
Contracting Office
N00244 NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center San Diego Regional Contracts Department (Code 200) 3985 Cummings Road Bldg 116 - 3rd Floor San Diego, CA
NAICS Code:511210 Software Publishers
Classification Code:A - Research and Development
Solicitation Number:N0024419R0035
Response Date:May 27, 2019
Contact Points:Damon Griffin 6195657651 Damon Griffin 619-565-7651
Set-Aside:Total Small Business
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This is Amendment 01 to combined synopsis/solicitation N00244-19-R-0035. This Amendment is to answer contractor questions via the attached Q and A document (Amendment01_QA).
This is a COMBINED SYNOPSIS/SOLICITATION for commercial items prepared in accordance with the format in FAR subpart 13.5 and 12.6 as supplemented with additional information included in this notice. This solicitation has been prepared with the intent to award on a competitive basis. This announcement constitutes the only solicitation, quotations are being requested and a written solicitation will not be issued. PAPER COPIES OF THIS SOLICITATION WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE. The solicitation number N00244-19-R-0035 is issued as a request for quotation (RFQ).
The closing date is 27 May 2019 at 06:00pm PT. This solicitation documents and incorporates provisions and clauses in effect through FAC 2019-01 and DFARS Change Notice 20190215.
Questions regarding this procurement must be submitted through email to the contract specialist at All questions submitted shall include the solicitation number in the subject line. Other methods of question submittal will not be acknowledged. The Government will make every attempt to answer all questions in a timely manner; however, questions submitted within 7 days of the posted closing date may not allow ample time to respond and offerors cannot be guaranteed a response. All questions and answers will be posted for viewing by all other potential offerors.
It is the contractor’s responsibility to be familiar with the applicable clauses, provisions, and the attached Evaluation Criteria.
The clauses may be accessed in full text at these addresses: and The North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) Code for this acquisition is 511210 – Software Publishers; Size: $38.5M. This acquisition is a total small business set-aside in accordance with FAR subpart 19.5. The contract type is Firm Fixed Price.
Brief Requirement Description (for full description, see attached Statement of Requirements):
This project is part of ongoing research efforts conducted through the Department of Defense and Analysis at the Naval Postgraduate School. Our research aims to provide enhanced understanding of fundamental social dynamics, to model the evolution of linguistic communities, and emerging modes of collective expression, over time and across countries.
As a central requirement for this research, we seek to acquire a large-scale global historical archive of social media data, providing the full text of all public social media posts, across all countries and languages covered by the social media platform. We aim to use this research to advance knowledge through scientific publications. This data will also be used for pedagogical purposes in the classroom, giving students new opportunities for thesis research and the development of “big data” analytic skills.
The Government is looking for a contractor furnished Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) data collection of social media records. Fleet Logistics Center San Diego requests responses from qualified sources capable of providing the following items:

CLIN 0001, Global Social Media Archive.
QTY: 1, Unit of Issue: Group, Price: TBD
Minimum Time Period: 7/1/2014 - 12/31/2016
Minimum Number of Total Records: 350,000,000,000 (The minimum number of records shall be from the minimum time period. Additional records outside of the minimum time period are allowable.)
Minimum Platform Requirements:
• Data must consist of records drawn from a single social media platform.
• Data must consist of all publically available messages, comments, or posts transmitted on the platform over the specified time period.
• Data includes messages from at least 200 million unique users in at least 100 countries, with no single country accounting for more than 30% of users.
• Data must include messages written in at least 60 languages, with at least 50% of the messages written in non-English languages.
Minimum Record Requirements:
• Must consist exclusively of publically available information.
No private communications or private user data will be included.
• Each record in the archive must provide the full text of a social media post, unaltered from its original content and formatting, with all publicly available meta-data, including country, language, hashtags, location, handle, timestamp, and URLs, that were associated with the original posting.
• All records must include the time and date at which each message was sent and the public user handle associated with the message.
• Approximate location information, providing self-reported user hometowns, or other publically available geo-location information, must be included for at least 20% of the records.
Delivery Requirements:
• Data will be delivered as compressed text files, using UTF-8 encoding, with all records in JSON format.
• Data will be delivered in bulk, as a one-time purchase of a single historical archive.

• Data may be transmitted either via a secure, dedicated online hosting (e.g. SFTP), or via shipping of physical storage media (e.g. portable hard drives).
Place of Delivery: Dataset may be available for download as stated above, or:
Naval Postgraduate School
1 University Circle
Monterey, CA. 93943-5021
Delivery Date: 30 Days after delivery of contract.
• For transmission mechanisms requiring fixed time periods (e.g. online hosting), vendor must allow at least 30 days, following initial delivery, for data to be transferred and stored by the customer, and vendors must ensure that sufficient transmission bandwidth will be available to allow transferring the archive within this 30 day period.

Payment: Wide Area workflow (WAWF)

The following FAR/DFARS provisions and clauses are applicable to this procurement:
52.203-3, Gratuities
52.203-6 Alt 1, Restrictions on Subcontractor Sales to the Government
52.203-18, Prohibition on Contracting with Entities that Require Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements-Representation.
52.203-19, Prohibition on Requiring Certain Internal Confidentiality Agreements or Statements.
52.204-10, Reporting Executive Compensation and First-Tier Subcontract Awards
52.209-9, Updates of Publicly Available Information Regarding Responsibility Matters
52.209-10, Prohibition on Contracting with Inverted Domestic Corporations
52.212-1, Instructions to Offerors - Commercial Items;
52.212-3 and its ALT I, Offeror Representations and Certifications - Commercial Items;
52.212-4, Contract Terms and Conditions - Commercial Items;
52.212-5, Contract Terms and Conditions Required to Implement Statutes or Executive Orders – Commercial Items
52.219-6, Notice of Total Small Business Set-Aside.
(Deviation 2019-O0003)
52.219-8, Utilization of Small Business Concerns
52.219-28, Post Award Small Business Program Rerepresentation
52.222-3, Convict Labor
52.222-21, Prohibition of Segregated Facilities
52.222-26, Equal Opportunity
52.222-35, Equal Opportunity for Veterans
52.222-36, Equal Opportunity for Workers with Disabilities
52.222-37, Employment Reports on Veterans
52.222-40, Notification of Employee Rights Under the National Labor Relations Act
52.222-50, Combating Trafficking in Persons
52.223-18, Encouraging Contractor Policies to Ban Text Messaging while Driving
52.227-17, Rights in Data--Special Works
52.239-1, Privacy or Security Safeguards
52.247-34 -- F.o.b. – Destination
52.252-1 – Solicitation Provisions Incorporated by Reference;
52.252-2 – Clauses Incorporated by Reference;

Offerors are reminded to include a completed copy of 52.212-3 and its ALT I with quotes.
All clauses shall be incorporated by reference in the order. Additional contract terms and conditions applicable to this procurement are:

252.203-7000, Requirements Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials
252.203-7005, Representation Relating to Compensation of Former DoD Officials
252.204-7012, Safeguarding of Unclassified Controlled Technical Information
252.211-7003, Item Unique Identification and Valuation
252.215-7007, Notice of Intent to Resolicit
252.215-7008, Only One Offer
252.222-7007, Representation Regarding Combating Trafficking in Persons
252.225-7000, Buy American—Balance of Payments Program Certificate
252.225-7012, Preference for Certain Domestic Commodities
252.227-7015, Technical Data–Commercial Items
252.227-7020, Rights in Special Works
252.227-7037, Validation of Restrictive Markings on Technical Data
252.232-7003, Electronic Submission of Payment Requests and Receiving Reports
252.232-7006, Wide Area WorkFlow Payment Instructions
252.232-7010, Levies on Contract Payments
252.239-7017, Notice of Supply Chain Risk
252.239-7018, Supply Chain Risk
252.243-7002, Requests for Equitable Adjustment
252.244-7000, Subcontracts for Commercial Items
252.247-7022, Representation of Extent of Transportation by Sea
252.247-7023, Transportation of Supplies by Sea
Unit Prices
• Contractor unit prices, when incorporated into a Government contract, may be releasable under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in the event NAVSUP FLCSD receives a FOIA request.
Review of Agency Protests
• The contracting activity, Fleet Logistics Center San Diego (FLCSD) will process agency protests in accordance with the requirements set forth in FAR 33.103(d).
Pursuant to FAR 33.103(d)(4), agency protests may be filed directly with the appropriate reviewing authority; or, a protester may appeal a decision rendered by a contracting officer to the reviewing authority.
Authorized Changes only by the Contracting Officer
(a) Except as specified in paragraph (b) below, no order, statement, or conduct of Government personnel who visit the Contractors facilities or in any other manner communicate with Contractor personnel during the performance of this contract shall constitute a change under the Changes clause of this contract.
(b) The Contractor shall not comply with any order, direction or request of Government personnel unless it is issued in writing and signed by the Contracting Officer, or is pursuant to specific authority otherwise included as a part of this contract.
(c) The Contracting Officer is the only person authorized to approve changes in any of the requirements of this contract and notwithstanding provisions contained elsewhere in this contract, the said authority remains solely with the Contracting Officer.
In the event the Contractor effects any change at the direction of any person other than the Contracting Officer, the change will be considered to have been made without authority and no adjustment will be made in the contract price to cover any increase in charges incurred as a result thereof. The address and telephone
number of the Contracting Officer is: TBD

The Government intends to award a firm, fixed price contract resulting from this combined synopsis/solicitation to the responsive and responsible offeror whose conforming response is determined to provide the best value to the Government, utilizing a lowest price technically acceptable evaluation. Offerors are required to become familiar with the attached Evaluation Criteria.
The Government will only consider firm fixed-price quotations.
Offeror must complete and submit with the quotation FAR provision 52.212-3 Offeror Representations and Certifications-Commercial Items (OCT 2018) Offeror must be registered in the System for Award Management (SAM) prior to award. The website address is A Data Universal Number System (DUNS) number is required to register. Email your quote to Damon Griffin on or before 06:00pm Pacific Time on 27 May 2019. Email:
Place of Performance:Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA, 93943, US

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