Agriculture chooses three dozen for cloud integration pacts / Ernie Vater 500px

This is the initial batch of awards for Stratus, a centralized mechanism to further drive cloud computing adoption across the department.

The Agriculture Department has chosen 37 companies for a set of 10-year basic ordering agreements that designate them as main providers of cloud integration and development support services.

Agriculture issued those awards Friday for the second pool of Stratus, a centralized procurement designed to further drive cloud computing adoption across the department.

Pool two is largely geared toward technology system and solution integrators, and had both full-and-open and small business set-aside tracks.

The department received 122 quotes in total for pool two, which does not have a disclosed ceiling value, but the specs and scope of Stratus suggests a sizeable opportunity set for the winners.

Unrestricted awardees are:

  • 22nd Century Technologies
  • Accenture's U.S. federal subsidiary
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • CGI Federal
  • Deloitte
  • General Dynamics' IT services unit
  • Guidehouse
  • ICF
  • Leidos
  • LMI
  • MetroStar Systems
  • Nava Public Benefit Corp.
  • Science Applications International Corp.
  • Steampunk
  • Ventera Corp.

Small business awardees are:

  • Accelera
  • Agiliko
  • Appddiction Synergy Labs
  • Aquia Nava II
  • Assyst
  • AtechGov
  • AttainX SHR
  • BridgePhase
  • Credence Dynamo Technologies
  • Easy Dynamics Corp.
  • Epsilon
  • Inonde
  • ITCON Services
  • Koniag Technology Solutions
  • LightFront
  • MetaPhase Consulting
  • Plus3 IT Systems
  • Pulsebyte
  • Technology Solutions Provider Inc.
  • TechTrend
  • Vision Cove Solutions
  • VivSoft Technologies

Pool one of Stratus is for hyperscale cloud infrastructure providers and that final solicitation is currently under construction. The third pool is in source selection move and is for resellers and other similar-type providers of software-as-a-service products that are accessed in cloud environments.

In a set of procurement documents from April, Agriculture describes one goal for the Stratus pacts as further expanding them as a more consolidated "easy button" for incorporating cloud tools.

Agriculture's Digital Services Center is managing the procurements as part of its effort to give buyers across the department a single point-of-contact for cloud brokerage services, identifying approved sources of supply for commercial cloud landing zones, and bringing in more enterprise data offerings.