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VA looks to recompete cloud infrastructure contract

The Veterans Affairs Department is looking to improve how it serves veterans and one of the primary tools it wants to use is mobile computing.

The VA already has established a mobile infrastructure, which is hosted by Booz Allen Hamilton and Terremark. According to a new sources sought notice, the VA is starting the process of recompeting that contract.

The mobile infrastructure includes an environment for mobile app user demos and agile development. It also has a mobile application environment for web and mobile application development, and a mobile framework for production of web and mobile applications.

In the draft performance work statement, the VA describes the new contract as a three-year pact.

A Booz Allen announcement in 2015 pegs the contract at around $87 million in value. The contract was described as a task order but the primary vehicle it went through was not named. Booz Allen holds a position on VA’s T4NG multiple award contract.

The contractor will perform project management, mobile cloud migration, cloud development, migrate applications, identity and access management, and maintain an Authority-to-Operate across all accounts, enclaves and namespaces.

The contractor also is responsible for operations and maintenance, technical support, security and asset management. There also are software licenses to manage.

There also are security requirements to be met as described throughout the RFI.

The VA is particularly interested in whether any service-disabled, veteran-owned businesses are capable of providing these services.

The RFI was released Aug. 8 and comments are due Aug. 15.

Earlier this year, the VA released another RFI for mobile device management. I wrote about that one as well but as far as I can tell nothing has come of it.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Aug 09, 2017 at 12:39 PM

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