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As stated in FEDLINK Information Alert 2008-02, "Planning for Final
Fiscal Year 2008 Transactions" database subscription renewals must be
placed in accordance with GAO’s decision B-309530 (September 17,
2007).  It found that electronic subscriptions starting October 1 of the
next fiscal year, for which there is a bona fide need in the current
fiscal year, may be renewed with current fiscal year funds, but that a
bona fide need could not be held to exist in the current fiscal year for
a database subscription beginning October 31 or later.  A copy of the
decision is attached.  A copy of the Information Alert is available at 
http://www.loc.gov/flicc/publications/ia2008/ia2008_02.pdf.

Some providers of electronic subscriptions may be able to prorate
subscriptions, for example to make the period begin October 1 and end
September 30.  Subscription periods may cross fiscal years, e.g. begin
September 1 and end August 31, in keeping with rules governing severable
services.