The Office of Acquisition Management is conducting this acquisition for support and maintenance of previously purchased IBM i2 software on behalf of Diplomatic Security, Visa and Passport Analysis Unit (VPAU). The requirement is to provide renewal of existing maintenance agreements for already purchased licenses and software from IBM. This will allow the VPAU to maintain software licenses that are currently being used as a visualization tool for ongoing criminal investigations.
All the renewals are commercial off the shelf (COTS) software products used to create investigation visualization, increase in productivity through sharing of investigation and offers users the ability to customize how that information is being shared. The continuing use of the proprietary software and licenses was determined to be not only cost efficient but provide the needed product and support.
The estimated period of performance is for one base year with four option years of continued support on the software licenses and training.