We are tracking three Department of Commerce (DOC) contracts that are expected to drop this month and next: Infrastructure Design Engineering Architecture and Integration 3 Small Business Set Aside (IDEAI-3), Information Technology Software Testing Services, and NOAA Mission Information Technology Services (NMITS). Learn more about these opportunities in the descriptions below.

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Government Contract #1: Infrastructure Design Engineering Architecture and Integration 3 Small Business Set Aside (IDEAI-3)

Agency: USPTO
Expected Release Date: March 2019 (Deltek Estimate)
Value: $188.7 Million
Competition Type: SB Set-Aside
Summary of Requirements: The Department of Commerce, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has a recurring requirement for Infrastructure, Design, Engineering, Architecture, and Integration (IDEAI) services for independent, objective, and expert technical advice and assistance for ongoing and future information technology initiatives.

Previous Requirements
The contractor shall provide the following areas of support:

  • System Design
  • Infrastructure Engineering
  • Network Engineering
  • Security Engineering
  • Certification and Accreditation
  • System Engineering
  • Accessibility Engineering
  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Data Architecture
  • Application Architecture
  • System Development Life Cycle Support
  • Design of Infrastructure System Components

Technical efforts include, but are not limited to, the design and implementation of:

  • Distributed computer systems
  • Office automation capabilities linked together through a USPTO-wide and wide area or remote (Telework) communications network
  • Capabilities for full deployment of the automated patent text and image search, storage, and retrieval systems
  • Capabilities providing automated support of administrative and management functions
  • Automation of patent application receipt, assignment, and tracking functions, including the electronic receipt of all patent applications
  • Optical character recognition capabilities
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Government Contract #2: Information Technology Software Testing Services

Agency: USPTO
Expected Release Date: April 2019 (Deltek Estimate)
Value: $110 Million
Competition Type: SB Set-Aside
Summary of Requirements: The US Department of Commerce, Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has a requirement to provide Information Technology (IT) testing support services.

Background
The USPTO has a requirement to test software developed for and used by USPTO. The OCIO intends to reorganize testing into a single division that will conduct database testing, functional testing, interface testing, software compatibility testing, user acceptance testing, regression testing, end-to-end testing, testing in the cloud, performance testing, load testing, Section 508 testing, and disaster recovery testing. This one testing division will support all aspects of software testing throughout the SDLC. Both automated and manual test methods are used at USPTO to provide testing services.

Requirements
The Contractor shall provide the following testing support services of software developed for and used by USPTO in accordance with direction from the USPTO Task Order Manager (TOM) and USPTO Test Managers. These testing support services shall be provided for IT projects that are utilizing either: traditional Waterfall, Agile, or a DevOps methodology for software development. Currently, the projects tested are 50% Agile and 50% Waterfall. The USPTO is moving towards DevOps software implementation.

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Government Contract #3: NOAA Mission Information Technology Services (NMITS)

Agency: NOAA
Expected Release Date: April 2019 (Deltek Estimate)
Value: $2.1 Billion
Competition Type: SB Set-Aside
Summary of Requirements: The U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Office of Chief Information Officer (OCIO) has a requirement for NOAA Mission Information Technology Services (NMITS).

Requirements
According to the RFI released on March 21, 2018, the contractor shall perform the following Core Management Components:

  • Enterprise Services
  • Customer Support Services
  • Mission and Business Applications, Tools, Portals, and Web Services
  • Enterprise Computing, Cloud, Storage, Shared and Field Services
  • Data and Voice Network Services
  • Cybersecurity and Information Assurance Services

Cross-cutting services include:

  • Program Management
  • Subcontracted Technical Support Services
  • Call Out/Per Call Support Services
  • Surge Support Services
  • Deployment Support Services

If you were not able to attend December’s NOAA NMITS Industry Day, check out the highlights here. We provide more details on the opportunity timeline, eligibility, and requirements.

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