The Office of Personnel Management has issued a request for proposals for a potential 10-year contract to consolidate data centers, Washington Technology reports.
Proposals are due March 11 and the agency will award the program as a full set-aside for small businesses, according to the report.
OPM is seeking to consolidate five of its data centers into a single commercial center that would host the agency’s information technology resources.
Awardees will be responsible for providing floor space, power, air conditioning, network cross connecting and physical security for the data center, according to Washington Technology.
The Department of Homeland Security recently awarded a set-aside contract worth up to $3 billion to 29 small businesses for information technology products.
Some awardees won positions in multiple sections, bringing the total number of awards to 36.