GovFlex is actively seeking independent experts and 1099 consultants with backgrounds supporting national security programs and contracting requirements. Opportunities are projected for a wide range of technical, management and advisory services for both pre-award and post-award support.
The latest is a $100 million U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) modernization and support opportunity for Enterprise Gateway and Integration Services (EGIS). The requirement is to be set aside for small business GSA IT Schedule 70 contract holders.
USCIS scheduled the release the RFP on February 8, 2019. The DHS Acquisition Planning Forecast System projects award for the Third Quarter of 2019. The contract completion date is currently projected for May, 2021.
NEAR TERM FEDERAL BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES:
According to Nextgov’s February 5 posting by Aaron Boyd, “the move to schedule 70, rather than full and open competition for a unique vehicle that mirrors that of other government agencies in the past year. In October, three agencies shifted their procurement strategy on multi-billion dollar contracts…..to buying off GSA’s Schedule IT 70.” They are:
Federal Bureau of Investigation
$5 billion IT Supplies and Support Services (ITSSS). Contracting officials provided an update on 1/31/19 noting that recent Government partial shutdown has delayed plans for this BPA re-compete by more than one month. They will post updates via FedBizOpps.gov.
U.S. Air Force
$5.5 billion Network-Centric Solutions 2 (NETCENTS-2) replacement. The new requirement is being called Second Generation Information Technology (2GIT). Draft RFQ comments were due in January.
Department of Defense
Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS). The draft RFQ was posted on 1/31/19, with comments due 2/15/19. In an FCW article on 12/3/18 Lauren C. Williams indicated that he projected value for this requirement is approximately $8 billion. Services include replacing legacy applications with “cloud-based e-mail, productivity, chat, voice and video functions at headquarters agencies and across the military services.”