Contract Award Number: 70CTD021FR0000019
“The Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), Office of Acquisition Management (OAQ), Information Technology Division (ITD) prepared this Limited-Sources Justification on behalf of the Office of Chief Information Office (OCIO), Office of Chief Financial Officer (OCFO), Office of Financial Management (OFM) Federal Financial Management System (FFMS) Portfolio.”
“DHS/ICE/OAQ intends to procure on a sole source basis mission critical Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Support Services for the financial system of record for ICE and for the six (6) DHS components that ICE services including; United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Science and Technology (S&T), National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), Office of Health Affairs (OHA), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), and OHS Management (MGMT) for a period of 36-months from the following company: Savantage Financial Services, Inc. (Savantage)…”
“Savantage developed the COTS integrated-web-based financial management application that was initially deployed in 1999. Savantage, as owner and developer, holds proprietary rights to the financial application software. There is no third-party supplier that is licensed to provide training, maintenance support, nor onsite support such as an authorized reseller or OEM There are two competitive DHS-wide procurements in process to establish strategically sourced contract vehicles to support the Department’s Financial System Modernization (FSM) initiatives: (1) Enterprise Financial Management Software (EFiMS); and (2) Enterprise Financial System Integrator (EFSI). ICE anticipates competing future orders against these multiple-award, strategic sourcing vehicles for future FSM requirements. However, pending the award of future orders against the strategic sourcing vehicles, ICE will need to ensure the current system is maintained to complete necessary financial functions. Therefore, it is determined that currently Savantage is the only source under the GSA Federal Supply Schedule capable of providing the required services.”
“…ICE will be competing future orders against the DHS strategic sourcing vehicles for financial system modernization. ICE limited the POP to 36-months and will continue to research opportunities to remove any barriers to competition prior to exercising option periods. However, ICE must maintain financial system services for itself and its serviced components pending the award of future orders against the DHS strategic sourcing vehicles for financial system modernization. DHS intends to post this requirement on beta.SAM.gov pursuant to FAR 8.405-6(a)(2).”
G2X TAKE: Savantage, a woman-owned small business software development consultancy, has been awarded a 3-year contract to ensure the current financial system of record for ICE is maintained, while the Agency continues the process of competing two DHS-wide procurements to establish contract vehicles to support the Department’s Financial System Modernization (FSM) initiatives. This contract was awarded as a sole-source action using GSA IT-70.
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