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Synopsis 49100418Q1014: 2018 Innovation Research Interchange Standard Sponsorship

The National Science Foundation (NSF) intends to negotiate a sole source purchase order with Innovation Research Interchange (formerly the Industrial Research Institute) for 2018 standard Sponsorship dues. The are they only source to provide membership to IRI that shall allow NSF to have free access to all online content for all employees; one complimentary Annual Conference registration, three complimentary at-large registrations and twp print RTM subscriptions.

Innovation Research Interchange (IRI) is an inclusive membership organization with nearly 200 global members in private-sector companies and federally funded laboratories. Founded in 1938, IRI lead and advance the field of innovation management by creating contemporary practices. Some of the world's most widely adopted models – such as "open innovation," "front end of innovation," and "stage-gate" – were born from the work of our members. We value strength in cooperation and partner with other organizations at the forefront of developments in innovation management, creating a hub for all to convene and contribute in an experimental, noncompetitive, and noncommercial environment.

The proposed contract action is for services for which the Government intends to sponsor with only one source under the authority of FAR 13.106-1(b). This notice of intent is not a request for competitive proposals. This synopsis is for informational purposes only.

Point of Contact:

Sarah H. Khan, Contracting Specialist
Contracts Branch
Telephone: (703) 292-7349
Fax: (703) 292-9140
Email: sakhan@nsf.gov