Solicitation Number: YA1323-20-MG-0005
“This is a logical follow-on for Acquisition Support Services from Erimax, Inc currently provided to the Census Bureau via two call orders issued under Blanket Purchase Agreement YA1323-15-BU-0006 that was competitively awarded in 2015. The proposed task order will allow for a continuation of the specific support services included in the two call orders under BPA YA1323-15-BU-0006. No additional support services are included in the new task order. The new task order will be awarded against the Erimax, Inc General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule (GS-10F-0099S).”
“The Acquisition Division staff supports the U.S. Census Bureau’s mission; ‘To serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation’s people and economy,’ by awarding and administering purchase orders and contracts for mission essential goods and services, and by managing the Bureau’s purchase card program. This task order will provide ACQ with mission critical support for all phases of the acquisition life-cycle from pre-award planning through contract closeout as well as support to administer the purchase card program within the Census Bureau. The period of performance includes one (1) one-year base period from August 15, 2020 through August14, 2021, and a one (1) year option period. The total estimated value of the task order is $9,544,725…”
In addition to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, the Census Bureau was (and still is) in the middle of operations for the 2020 Decennial Census. The Decennial Census is the largest operation conducted by the Census Bureau and employs over 450,000 full time and part time employees across the United States and U.S Territories. The Acquisition Division staff manage numerous large and highly-complex contracts that directly support the 2020 Decennial Census as well as many other critical infrastructure and management support contracts across other areas of the Census Bureau. Many of these contracts are requiring an increased level of attention and additional contract actions in order to ensure the continuity of operations during the COVID-19 pandemic…
This task order will provide the Acquisition Division with continued un-interrupted support during and immediately following the critical period surrounding the 2020 Decennial Census. Upon expiration of this task order, if there is a continued need for the required support services the Census Bureau intends to compete the requirements. Prior to competing the requirements the Acquisition Division will conduct additional market research to identify capable companies, any new developments within the industry, and to develop an acquisition strategy that maximizes competition.