Commerce issues RFP for $1.5B business IT contract

Written by

Dave Nyczepir

The Department of Commerce issued a ask for for proposals Friday for an company IT deal value up to $1.5 billion in task orders around the following 10 yrs.

The Commerce Acquisition for Transformational Technology Services (CATTS) contract handles 6 undertaking spots: chief data officer help, digital doc and information management, managed service outsourcing and consulting, IT functions and upkeep, IT solutions administration, and cybersecurity.

Commerce’s CIO business office would like to use cloud platforms to supply as-a-provider offerings to its organizations to meet their small business wants.

“The department is shifting in a course of reducing the cash investments desired every 3-to-five several years for a technology refresh of out of date infrastructure devices and components,” reads the ask for for proposals, very first introduced as a draft in August. “Utilizing IT as a assistance, the DOC can posture itself to meet the strategic plans, provide its missions and be regarded as a chief in long run administrations and the federal organization in its use of information technological innovation.”

The indefinite-shipping and delivery, indefinite-amount deal has a greatest value of $1.5 billion and a a person-year foundation period of time with 9 selection years. Endeavor orders could be issued on a organization-mounted-price tag or time-and-material/labor-hour basis and might be overall performance-based mostly.

DOC needs contractors that can cut down its on-premise footprint in favor of the cloud as considerably as achievable.

In just the 6 undertaking parts, DOC anticipates getting synthetic intelligence, DevSecOps and Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act system help expert services in addition to as-a-service offerings. Added job perform could involve Cybersecurity Maturity Product Certification assistance, procurement files clearly show.

Commerce will accept proposals as a result of Jan. 17, 2022.