The Department of Commerce (DoC) is accepting bids from small businesses to pursue a potential 10-year, $ 1.5 billion Information Technology (IT) contract service contract.
“The department is moving [to] minimize the capital investments required every three to five years for a technological update of obsolete equipment and infrastructure material ”, a solicitation posted on SAM.gov Noted. “By using IT as a service, the DoC can position itself to achieve strategic objectives, fulfill its missions and be recognized as a leader within future administrations and federal enterprise in its use of IT. “
The ministry expects to award between 15 and 20 awards for its Trade Acquisition Contract for Transformational Technology Services (CATTS). And it intends to award half to small businesses with socio-economic designations, disabled and veteran-owned businesses to women-owned businesses, and businesses with the HUBZone designation.
During the bidding process, competitors must go through a two-phase evaluation. It begins with competitors providing proof of having top-secret installation clearance and a self-assessment of what the bidder says they can provide to Commerce. In the second phase, companies must submit a written submission describing their overall technical proposal, past performance, and pricing information.
The scope of CATTS Trade Work Orders is divided into six different areas:
- Task area 1: Support of the chief information officer
- Task area 2: Document management and digital records
- Task area 3: Outsourcing of managed services and consulting
- Task area 4: IT operations and maintenance
- Task area 5: Management of information technology services
- Task area 6: Cybersecurity
Proposals must be submitted to Commerce by January 17th.