The State Department announced today that a follow-up industry listening session (Gov Zoom) is scheduled for Wednesday, August 10, 2022, to focus specifically on questions previously received from industry on outsourcing, teamwork, and small business participation in the Multi-Billion Dollar “Evolve” Acquisition Strategy to Modernize US Diplomatic Technology.
Businesses of all socio-economic categories are welcome, including large corporations.
Registration link for https://www.eventbrite.com/e/evolve-listening-session-small-business-tickets-395399339067?keep_tld=1 Attendance is first come, first served.
Evolve will enable the Department to acquire technology services from proven companies and advance modern American diplomatic goals, including the application of emerging technologies, cybersecurity, data analytics, climate and health, as well as the accessibility of labour.
Evolve Technology Services will be purchased under multiple-award, indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contracts with a performance period of five to seven years. The scope includes IT management, network and telecommunications, cloud and data center, application development, and customer and end-user support services. The expected vesting cap for all contracts is $8-10 billion. Liberation of the official The RFP is expected in the current fiscal year.
Evolve also promotes expanded opportunities for small businesses and disadvantaged businesses, through set-asides, small business participation targets, and the inclusion of small business pass/fail pledge requirements for all. the big bidders. Existing IT services provided to the Department under the 8(a) program will remain outside the scope of the Evolve program – ensuring that these opportunities continue to be available to small businesses.