Three Significant Product IDIQs to Watch Out For

We are tracking three product IDIQ’s expected to drop in the first half of 2020: First Source Information Technology Commodity Solutions III (FIRSTSOURCE III), Information Technology Acquisition Program 2 (ITAP 2), and Information Technology Enterprise Solutions 4 Hardware (ITES-4H). Learn more about these opportunities in the descriptions below.

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First Source Information Technology Commodity Solutions III (FIRSTSOURCE III)

Program Snapshot:

Expected Release Date: March 2020 (Deltek Estimate)
Value: $3 Billion
Competition Type: 8(a) Set-Aside | Small Bus Set-Aside | HUBZone Set-Aside | Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business | Economically Disadvantaged Women Owned Small Business

Program Summary: The DHS Enterprise Solutions Office, Information Technology Acquisition Center’s (ITAC) has a requirement for commercial IT commodity solutions for a wide variety of applications throughout the Department and its 22 Operating Components.

 Previous Requirements:

First Source Program Objectives:

  • System Requirements – All hardware and software components must be factory-installed and ready for immediate use (e.g., device drivers loaded; all cables and adapters included). Documentation must be included and/or available on-line for all products offered. DHS intends to integrate products provided from these contracts into various DHS network environments. For this reason products provided under this contract must contain industry-standard ports and interfaces for network connectivity, printing, communications, device control, etc.
  • Contractor Provided Software Licenses – All software ordered under this contract must be furnished with a perpetual, transferable, right-to-use license.
  • OEM Management Considerations – The prime contractors will be responsible for the management of their OEMs, suppliers and subcontractors during the term of the contract. Because of this, contractors shall consider the assessment, coordination, and management of its OEMs, suppliers, and subcontractors who provide the products included in the proposed catalog.
  • Management of Technology Refreshment – DHS requires that the contractors be responsible for introducing new equipment (both hardware and software) to the DHS catalog as soon as it is available commercially from the OEM(s).

Previous Scope:

The purpose of the FirstSource II contracts is to provide DHS with the ability to purchase a full array of value-added reseller (VAR) services for Information Technology (IT) commodities and solutions. VAR services include, but are not limited to:

  • Configuration consulting and design
  • Systems integration
  • Installation of multi-vendor equipment
  • Customization of hardware or software
  • Training
  • Product technical support
  • Product maintenance
  • End-user support
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Information Technology Acquisition Program 2 (ITAP 2)

Program Snapshot:

Release Date: April 2020 (Deltek Estimate)
Value: $415 Million
Competition Type: SB Set-Aside

Program Summary: The US Department of Justice (DOJ), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has a continuing requirement for the Information Technology Acquisition Program (ITAP).

Previous Requirements: DOJ/FBI has the following requirements for the Information Technology Refresh Program (formally TRP now known as Prevention of Information Technology Obsolescence) on existing information technology equipment deployed in FBI Headquarters and Field Offices

The equipment and services to be purchased falls within the following areas:

  • Workstations/Desktops
  • Laptops
  • Printers/Scanners
  • Servers
  • Network Storage
  • Backup/Recovery
  • Other IT related equipment
  • Asset Recovery

The vendor must be able to:

  • Provide support services to assist the government with obtaining extended maintenance
  • Maintaining accountable property
  • Processing orders for equipment
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Information Technology Enterprise Solutions 4 Hardware (ITES-4H)

 Program Snapshot:

Expected Release Date: May 2020 (Deltek Estimate)
Value: $10 Billion
Competition Type: Full and Open | Unrestricted

Program Summary: The Department of the Army, Assistant Secretary for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (OASALT), Program Executive Office, Enterprise Information Systems (PEO-EIS), PD Computer Hardware, Enterprise Software and Solutions (PD CHESS), has a requirement for the fourth iteration of Information Technology Enterprise Solutions (ITES) hardware (ITES-4H).

Requirements: The contractor shall provide for the purchase and lease of the following items:

  • Commercial UNIX Based Servers
  • Non-UNIX based servers
  • Desktops
  • Notebooks
  • Workstations
  • Thin clients
  • Storage systems
  • Networking equipment, including wireless
  • Imaging equipment
  • Product ancillaries, including
    • Equipment cabinets
    • Racks
    • Mounts
  • Peripherals, including monitors
  • Network cabling products
  • Video teleconferencing (VTC) products
  • Standalone displays (e.g., plasma screens, HDTVs)
  • Scanners
  • Everything over Internet Protocol (EoIP) products
  • Communication devices
  • Power devices
  • Software provided as part of the end-to-end solution, which includes
    • Joint/Enterprise License Agreements (J/ELAs)
    • DOD Enterprise Software Initiatives (DOD 2 ESI)
    • Information Technology Enterprise Solutions – Software (ITES-SW)
  • Warranty variations
  • Other related incidental services, accessories, and options

All desktops, notebooks, workstations, and thin clients shall be Army Golden Master (AGM) (see paragraph 4.2(d) for the AGM definition) compliant. These products will be provided as catalog or non-catalog offerings as defined under paragraph 3.1 and 3.2 below. In this context, a catalog is the list of equipment that is authorized to be published under the ITES4H catalogs.

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