Army looks to boost environmental management system
- By Matthew Weigelt
- Feb 20, 2015
The Army wants to improve the efficiency, productivity and lower costs of its Headquarters Army Environmental System that manages the quality of training lands and facilities.
In a new request for information, officials are seeking best practices and potential solutions from industry to meet that goal.
The current contract expires in September, but a three month to six month extension is expected.
The headquarters needs to modernize its IT solutions to align with its new enterprise resource planning, commercial-off-the-shelf software package. The scope of a potential project would include overall program management support, help-desk services to troubleshoot incidents, ongoing security management, and maintenance of the headquarter’s software and hardware to keep operations running smoothly. The Army expects to have knowledge management capabilities and transition support to guide the migration of systems from an incumbent to a new service provider.
Officials are also looking into application development. The contractor would provide detailed functional and technical designs for the Army as it develops requirements for future system enhancements. Work would include programming for configuring and customizing application modules, and validation and verification of the solution.
Known as HQAES, the system is used at 200 sites by 1,600 users and provides environmental data to the Army.
The Army released its RFI Feb. 20. Responses are due March 16.
Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.