Notice Type: Presolicitation Notice
Subject: Request for Information:
Classification Code: D - Information technology services, including telecommunications services
Solicitation Number: HSTS03-14-Q-CIO656
Place of Performance Country: US
1. Introduction The
To this end, TSA requires Information Technology (IT) enterprise managed services capable of supporting the operational requirements of the agency and communications with the general public and other governmental organizations.
Through this Request for Information (RFI), TSA is seeking input from industry regarding the following:
1. Utilization of DHS strategic source vehicle (example, EAGLE II) for a managed services contract; and
2. Mitigating the impact a managed services IT contract may have on achieving small business goals.
Any information provided will only be used to inform TSA of the industry best practices, capabilities and trends associated with enterprise managed service contracts.
1.2 Background and Overview
TSA's IT infrastructure and customers are currently supported by the IT Infrastructure Program (ITIP) contract. The ITIP contract provides the skill sets necessary to operate and maintain the TSA IT Enterprise to include supporting the TSA end users. TSA determines and provides for all the hardware and software that is included in the enterprise and supports the users. The TSA IT Enterprise supports approximately 60,000 employees at various locations, including TSA Headquarters in
2. Scope of this
TSA released RFIs in
2.1 Strategic Source Contracts
DHS Directive 060-01 requires mandatory usage of DHS strategic source contracts, such as EAGLE II. TSA is interested in understanding industry's ability to deliver a managed service to TSA under the DHS EAGLE II contract. In the
* Does industry believe that EAGLE II can be used to deliver the most cost effective technical solution which supports continual innovation and service improvement Why or Why not
2.2 Small Business Participation
Under its current operations and maintenance model TSA has contracted with small businesses for most of its hardware and software requirements in an effort to achieve TSA's Small and Disadvantaged Business Procurement Goals. See Table 1.0, TSA FY14 Small and Disadvantaged Business Procurement Goals. Table 1.0 TSA FY14 Small and Disadvantaged Business Procurement Goals Prime Contracts Subcontracts Small Business 23% 45% Small Disadvantaged Business 5% 14.50% Women-Owned Small Business 5% 5% HUBZone 3% 3% Veteran-Owned Small Business Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business 3% 3%
Under the proposed managed services strategy, the functionality provided by various hardware and software components of the enterprise would be delivered as a service to TSA with TSA accepting ownership of the components delivering the service as agreed to within the contract.
* TSA is seeking industry's input as to how TSA can execute a managed service strategy while continuing to aggressively pursue its small business and small disadvantaged business contracting goals and contribute to the pursuit of DHS' small business and small disadvantaged business contracting goals as well.
3.0 Respondent Information
Respondents must provide the following vendor profile information:
* Company name * Company address * Company website URL * Company point of contact (name, telephone number, and email address) * Business type (large business, small business, small disadvantaged business, 8(a), etc.)
4.0 RFI Response Criteria
TSA requests responses to this
TSA will not take telephone calls regarding this
Link/URL: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DHS/TSA/HQTSA/HSTS03-14-Q-CIO656 /listing.html
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