We are tracking three prominent government contracts this month: Alliant 2 Small Business (Alliant 2 SB), 8(a) Streamlined Technology Application Resource for Services (STARS) III, and Business Oriented Software Solutions (BOSS). Learn more about these opportunities in the descriptions below.
Government Contract #1: Alliant 2 Small Business (Alliant 2 SB)
Release Date: June 2016 – Source Selection
Value: $15 Billion
Competition Type: Small Business Set-Aside
The General Services Administration (GSA) has a continuing requirement for the provision of worldwide IT solutions to client agencies.
The Master Contract provides all Federal government agencies and other eligible entities the ability to perform all current, leading edge and/or emerging integrated Information Technology (IT) services to satisfy all IT services requirements anywhere and anytime worldwide. IT services and solutions within the scope of this Master Contract include new, leading edge and emerging technologies that will evolve over the life of the Master Contract as supported by the Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA).
The Master Contract leverages the existing Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) and the Department of Defense Information Enterprise Architecture (DoD IEA) version 2.0 as the basis of its IT scope. Task Order requirements under the Alliant 2 Scope are broken down into reportable Product Service Codes (PSCs) which will be met by industry through the use of standardized Labor Category Codes (LCATS) taken from the Department of Labor (DOL) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
The Master Contract provides maximum flexibility in acquiring an IT services-based solution for any conceivable IT services-based requirement driving government savings through efficiencies and improved reporting data with greater integrity while maintaining an “Anything IT Anywhere” philosophy.
The Master Contract scope includes any and all components of an integrated IT services-based solution, including all current leading-edge technologies and any new technologies which may emerge during the Master Contract period of performance. The Master Contract scope includes IT services-based support of National Security Systems, as defined in FAR 39.002. The Master Contract provides IT Solutions through the performance of a broad range of services which may include the integration of various technologies critical to the services being acquired. The foundation of the Scope of Master Contract is built on the most current FEA and DoD IEA Reference Models.
The intention of the Master Contract is to allow maximum flexibility in acquiring an IT services-based solution for any conceivable IT services-based requirement while simultaneously incorporating standardization through the use of standardized LCATs and Product Service Codes (PSCs) to improve reporting and metrics. This design contributes towards driving government savings through efficiencies and improved reporting data with greater integrity while maintaining an “Anything IT anywhere” philosophy.
Government Contract #2: 8(a) Streamlined Technology Application Resource for Services (STARS) III
To get even more information on STARS III, check out our analysis here.
Expected Release Date: December 2019 (Deltek Estimate)
Value: $20 Billion
Competition Type: 8(a) Set Aside
The General Services Administration, Federal Supply Services, has a continuing requirement for an 8(a) Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) – STARS III, which will provide Federal government agencies with IT services and IT services-based solutions on a global basis, and is designed to support emerging technologies (ET).
The General Services Administration, Federal Supply Service (GSA FSS) Small Business Governmentwide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) Center, located in Kansas City, Missouri, has responsibility for awarding and administering contracts with small disadvantaged 8(a) firms.
The resultant contracts provide high-quality information technology (IT) solutions. These contracts will enable the federal marketplace to fulfill IT requirements. These contracts also provide the Small Business GWAC Center with the opportunity to offer Federal Agencies innovative solutions that deliver the best value to support their missions worldwide.
- The Master Contract will provide Federal government agencies with IT services and IT services-based solutions on a global basis and is designed to support emerging technologies (ET)
- In addition to IT services, IT services-based solutions are comprised of a range of ancillary support, but maintain focus on IT services-based outcomes
- The scope of the contract will be based on six Functional Areas (FAs), described in paragraph 3 below. The ordering contracting officer (OCO) is responsible for determining the FA that most accurately represents the IT services being procured
- The primary NAICS code for the Master Contract is designated as 541512 Computer Systems Design Services. Requirements that align with other IT services NAICS codes are within the scope of the STARS III GWAC. These NAICS codes include, but are not limited to: 541511, 541512, 541513, 541519, 518210
Government Contract #3: Business Oriented Software Solutions (BOSS)
Expected Release Date: January 2020 (Deltek Estimate)
Value: $2 Billion
Competition Type: Small Business Set-Aside (Partial)
The Department of Commerce, United States Patent and Trademark Office has an ongoing requirement for software development and integration next generation, professional Information Technology (IT) services.
Formally known as Software Development and Integration – Next Generation (SDI-NG) 2, Business Oriented Software Solutions (BOSS) is the USPTO’s requirement for software development and integration services for commercial off the shelf (COTS) products with customized software applications, database applications, and other solutions. The USPTO Office of the Chief Information Officer’s (OCIO) vision is to transform the agency with next generation technology and services with BOSS.
The core elements of this contract are Software Development and Integration, Development Testing, Configuration Management Support, Production Support and Software Maintenance and Transition, and Program Management Support. Integration may include the integration of technical components, organizational components, and documentation.
- Program Management
- System and Software Development
- Architecture and Design
- Unit, Integration, and Regression Test
- Configuration and Release Management
- Defect Triage
- Production Support
- User Experience Design