The U.S. Interior Department has issued a request for proposals for hosting services based in cloud computing, the department’s acquisition directorate announced in a July 19 FedBizOpps notice.
DOI issued a similar RFPRequest For Proposal -A document outlining a government agency's requirements and the criteria for the evaluation of offers. in February, seeking a contractor to merge seven email platforms into one cloud-based system and provide collaboration services.
The government expects to award several indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracts through a full and open competitionWith respect to a contract action, "full and open" competition means that all responsible sources are permitted to compete., according to the most recent RFPRequest For Proposal -A document outlining a government agency's requirements and the criteria for the evaluation of offers..
Vendors will be required to provide hosting services for file transfer, virtual machine, database, web hosting, development, test environment and SAPSimplified Acquisition Procedures / Special Application Program applications.
DOI intends for this contract to support the government’s 25-point information technology reform plan, data center consolidation initiatives and the cloud-first policy.
Responses are due byBudget Year 2 p.m. Sept. 7 and the department plans to hold a pre-proposal conference Aug. 2.