Army Sends Contractors Survey Questions for New Procurement System

The U.S. Army‘s Contracting Command is asking contractors to fill out a questionnaire and a worksheet pertaining to a new procurement management system, according to an Oct. 29 FedBizOpps post.

In March, the Army released a request for information announcing its pursuit of a new system, dubbed the Army Procurement EXecution program, to replace the two systems it currently uses.

Both the Procurement Automated Data and Document System/Virtual Contracting Enterprise and Standard Procurement Systems support approximately 8, 000 users at 273 different locations, the Army said.

In October, Frank Kendall, then the Pentagon’s acquisition and procurement policy director, directed defense agencies to stop using SPS and start planning and budgeting for a replacement system.

The Army is requiring a new system to already be in use at another defense or civilian agency, be designed to manage the full end-to-end procurement process and be deployable immediately.

For the questionnaire, contractors are asked if they have a standard configuration for an enterprise-wide deployment of a system, including any hardware or software requirements to deploy that configuration.

The Army also is asking how many platforms a system can support and if the vendor has a process for supporting a continuity of operations environment.

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