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Treasury Department Issues Update to $1B Cloud Contract Search – MeriTalk

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The Treasury Department has issued another update in its search for a vendor for the department’s TCloud enterprise cloud contract.

The $1 billion contract is designed to meet the Treasury’s needs for rapid cloud adoption. The sources sought notice was originally posted on Sam.gov in June of last year, and since then the Treasury Department has issued several updates.

In its most recent update, Treasury said it intends to release a draft Statement of Objectives (SOO) for industry comment during the last quarter of FY2021 or the first quarter of FY2022. At that time, industry will be invited to ask questions about the contract’s requirements and offer suggestions for changes, or other considerations, in response to the release. Treasury said that additional details will be released alongside the SOO, including the selected contract vehicle, small business participation, and contract-type if developed and ready for release. The update also clarifies that at this point no industry days or other industry interaction is planned, but says that this decision may be altered based upon the results of the SOO release.

The TCloud enterprise cloud contract is part of the Treasury Cloud Acquisition Roadmap, released in September 2019, which detailed the agency’s goals and vision for the move to cloud services.

“At present, Treasury Bureaus are individually moving forward with cloud solutions, and have implemented a number of cloud solutions to address unique mission priorities requiring agile and elastic approaches, often through duplicative contract actions,” the roadmap says. “This scattered approach, while offering varying degrees of agility for individual customers, ignores opportunities for cost reduction through service deduplication and consolidated procurement actions.”

The roadmap says the desired end goal for the Treasury’s cloud strategy is “a major contract for the enterprise with a 7+ year period of performance, a ceiling in excess of one billion dollars, and a complete range of cloud and professional services, competed to the maximum extent possible.”

In April of this year, Treasury announced that the contract would likely be awarded to a single vendor.

“Treasury envisions the utilization of a single vendor to facilitate holistic cloud solutions to meet Treasury’s enterprise-wide needs,” the two-page clarification document says. “Information received through the RFI and continuing market researched indicates this approach to be the most advantageous for the organization, having the capability to meet all of Treasury’s needs and stimulate the desired rapid adoption of cloud across the organization.”

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