Elsevier has replied directly to Sally on this topic, as per her request.  I would like to also comment here publicly to allay any concerns of our valued US Federal customers in this regard.  Elsevier B. V. is not in any way an Inverted Domestic Corporation.  Elsevier B.V. for decades has been in compliance with all requirements for US Federal contracting and is not an IDC. Elsevier B. V. is the exclusive provider of services such as ScienceDirect, Scopus and Compendex.  For these services and many others we also continue to maintain a valid Fedlink contract under Cage Code H1J06.


Please do not hesitate to contact me directly with further questions. 


Robert J.  Bruning| Director of Sales

Federal, Canadian & Great Lakes Regions, North America | Elsevier

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From: Federal Librarians Discussion List [mailto:[log in to unmask]] On Behalf Of Roberts, Sally
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2016 10:25 AM
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Subject: [FEDLIB] Elsevier purchasing


Hello all,


Has anyone else been experiencing push back from their Contracting Office about purchasing directly from Elsevier?  We've been told that Elsevier is considered an 'Inverted Domestic Corporation' and we are no longer allowed to buy directly from them according to FAR 9.108 and 52.209-10.  I was hoping to have some examples from other federal libraries to add to my ongoing conversation to try and work through this issue.  


Please respond directly to me at [log in to unmask].  If there is interest, I can compile the responses and send them back out to the list.  


Thanks so much!


Sally J. Roberts

Chief, Technical Services

USGS Libraries Program


U.S. Geological Survey