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Overdrive D and F Sole Source Fy12pt2

Overdrive D and F Sole Source Fy12pt2

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19 DCMR § 4320.7.
2.Minimum Need:
The District of Columbia Public Library has a need to purchase additionalOverDrive Inc. digital content and download services.
3.Estimated Fair and Reasonable Price:
Facts That Justify a Sole Source Procurement :
The District of Columbia Public Library (DCPL) is committed to purchasing and providing access to digital content in a varietyof formats.OverDrive provides a series of services and digital content materials thatenable public libraries to lend download popular audiobooks,eBooks, music, download video and other digital content via thelibrary’s website.The Library has the need to issue a new sole source agreement for FY12.The initial funding allocation for FY12 reflected a 40% budgetdecrease. Additional funds have been received to address the fundinggap. Demand for digital content has doubled over the past 10 months.OverDrive is the sole source provider of these unique features andsystems:• A customized website service for download digital materials integratedwith the Library’s ILS system for real-time patron authentication;
• Control for the Library to set digital book lending policies and manageaccess and usage of materials;• Download eBooks capable of operating on portable devices such asiPads, Blackberrys and Smartphones, as well as on all generationsof the Amazon Kindle;• OverDrive Media Console for Windows and MACs, a single integrateddesktop client software application for use of download audiobooks,music and video;• Download audiobooks and music with accessibility features for the blindand visually impaired;• Download audiobooks and music divided in parts, some with permissions for patrons to burn to standard CD;• OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks compatible with MAC/OS, iPods and other Apple devices;• Digital audio and eBook materials from Brilliance Audio, Hachette,HarperCollins, Weston Woods, Phoenix Audio and other publishersonly available from OverDrive; and• Download video materials including documentaries, travelogues, featurefilms and concerts for use with the same integrated desktop clientthat supports audiobook and music titles.
5.Certification By the Contract Specialist:
I hereby certify that the above facts are accurate and complete. ________________________________________ Contract SpecialistDate
Based on the above findings and in accordance with the DCPL procurement regulations, 19 DCMR § 4320.7 I hereby determinethat the award of a sole source contract for the services describedherein is in the best interest of the D.C. Public Library. ________________________________________ 

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