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Interior Department Awards 7 Spots on $2B Foundation Cloud Hosting Services II Contract

The Department of the Interior has selected seven companies for a potential 10-year, $2 billion follow-on contract for cloud license and support services.

The awardees under the Foundation Cloud Hosting Services 2 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract are Accenture Federal Services, IBM (NYSE: IBM), CGI Federal, Cognosante, Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC), Smartronix and Zivaro, according to award notices.

The department issued a solicitation for the multiple-award FCHS2 contract in April 2023.

According to the statement of work, FCHS2 requires software, infrastructure and platform as a service license and support services for hosting applications, storage, backup, archival/disaster recovery, virtual machine, database hosting, web hosting, development and test environment and application hosting services.

Cloud service offerings should provide bundled workspace tools, including a combination of compute, software, operating system and storage resources.

The contractors should provide technical advisory services to enable the government to fully migrate their target applications and services to the cloud, create pre-award plans, use automated toolsets for discovery and be prepared to establish environments for development, production, integration and sandbox purposes to support the complete systems lifecycle.

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