military and Department of Defense Education Activities (DoDEA) libraries by providing Web-based access to news and information on
current issues and events, people, science, business, statistics, reviews,
the arts and much more. NewsBank's comprehensive
resources are comprised of primary sources published
around the world. This in-depth information on literally thousands of subjects
supports the specific research needs of military personnel, their dependents and others.
FEDLINK Basic Ordering Agreement Information
NewsBank's FEDLINK BOA Number is LOC04C-7009. Its Service ID is NB. Both Transfer or Direct Payment Options are available.
Contract Period: Oct. 1, 1997 to current.
NewsBank has a contract with FEDLINK, the federal procurement program administered by the Library of Congress. FEDLINK facilitates the purchasing process for federal and military librarians.
GSA Multiple Award Schedule Contract Information
NewsBank’s GSA Number is GS-02F-1405H, Contract Period: Nov. 26,
1997 to current.
NewsBank has a contract with the U.S. General Services Administration
(GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) program, which facilitates federal
and military librarians’ access to selected NewsBank information
resources. The MAS program allows federal agencies to purchase commercial
products and services directly from vendors simply by citing a GSA contract
number rather than entering into individual purchase negotiations and
a lengthy procurement process.
Agencies are required to consider products on the MAS schedule before
turning to “open market” sources of supply. In addition, GSA
protects the financial interests of agencies by ensuring that contracts
are awarded only to products determined to be fairly and reasonably priced.