Army Seeking Contractor to Integrate Branch-Wide HR System

The U.S. Army is in the process of identifying a contractor who can help integrate Army business processes and data into a single human resource and pay system.

The Army said it plans to award a contract for a wide range of services, including design, development, testing, implementation and deployment of a web-based tool for the work.

Integrators will need to use a commercial-off-the-shelf Oracle PeopleSoft product to be considered, according to a Federal Business Opportunities post that was updated March 12.

The work is meant to fulfill the second phase of establishing an integrated personnel and pay system.

The goal of the first phase, which is currently in development, is to establish a human resource and personnel database for the entire Army.

Other goals include allowing interface communication and report production.

First phase activity is meant to provide the system infrastructure necessary for the future contractor to establish the fully integrated system.

The post said the second phase would be developed incrementally over four 14-to-18 month periods, with capability fielding every 12 months.

The releases will address services in the following order:

  1. personnel accountability
  2. essential personnel services
  3. pay services
  4. remaining personnel services

Contractor responsibilities include program management, systems engineering, technical architecture software configuration and data management.

A successful integrator will further need to demonstrate experience in incorporating “inventive and evolving technologies, ” as well as agile and modular development and ERP implementation.

The post said the successful integrator will be expected to produce a feasibility analysis of potential “major application” upgrades to the system and then produce the upgrade if asked by the government.

The U.S. Army Contracting Command New Jersey at Fort Dix is leading the current market research and first posted the sources sought notice on Feb. 29.

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