Notice ID FY21-0093
“Contract Award Number: 47QTCK18D0008
Task/Delivery Order Number: 70SBUR21F00000196…”
“2. Nature and/or description of the action being approved.
USCIS intends to award a task order to Leidos Innovations Corporation, hereinafter referred to as LEIDOS, under its GSA Alliant 2 contract, contract number 47QTCK18D0008. LEIDOS is the incumbent contractor currently providing support under task order HSHQDC-14-DE2042/70SBUR18F00000703 for Outcome-based Delivery and DevOps Services (ODOS) II…”
“3. Description of Supplies/Services.
The proposed task order to be awarded will continue vital ODOS II DevOps services that provide development and support in IT development, security integration, and maintenance efforts for sustaining the Electronic Immigration System (ELIS). These services provide ELIS and NonELIS related Outcome-Based Delivery and DevOps design, User Experience Design (UXD) and Operations and Maintenance for the delivery of solutions that adapt to the changing business needs and efficiently deliver business results. The specific tasks, as described in the Performance Work Statement, include DevOps; development; code quality, security and standards compliance; test, integration and deployment; quality control; operations and administrative activities. These services are critical to the USCIS directorate and TDD program to continue to deliver the business value, planned roadmap to incorporate new forms and functionality into ELIS, support our USCIS/DHS/Department of State (DoS) stakeholders with accurate applicant benefits information, reduce fraud, enhance security and integrity of the application, maintain the current cadence of the requirement delivery and maintain quality of the program.
The period of performance for the proposed action consists of a four (4) month base period and one (1), three-month option period as follows:
Base: 08/25/2021 – 12/24/2021
Option I: 12/25/2021 – 03/24/2022…”
“4. Statutory exception and supporting rationale…”
Currently, LEIDOS performs the required services under the ODOS II task order (HSHQDC-14- D-E2042/70SBUR18F00000703) until 08/24/2021. The ODOS II DevOps support services currently provided utilize the best DevOps practices in IT development, security integration, and maintenance efforts for sustaining the system.
This justification supports the agency’s requirement to continue ODOS II support commencing on 08/25/2021. Market research that was conducted for the competitive re-compete currently inprogress indicated that there are contractors capable of performing services required by ODOS on multiple EAGLE NextGen contracts. However, based on the research conducted for this task order, it has been concluded that only LEIDOS has the specific skills, knowledge and experience needed to provide the required specialized services at the level of quality required at this time…”