Update: DOC OSSD/OCIO to award IT Support Services follow-on task to Patriot

Notice ID 21-3-22

Contract Award Number: 1331L521F13OS0203

Task/Delivery Order Number: 1331L521F13OS0203

“This is a justification for an exception to fair opportunity for a new task order for the former Office of Enterprise Solutions and Services (OESS), now known as the Office of Solutions and Service Delivery (OSSD).

This action would be for a new 18-month task order (6-month base, 6-month option, and up to an additional 6 months under FAR 52.217-8, option to extend services) for OSSD/OCIO. The new task order would have a base period expiration date of August 22, 2021.

The current task order for the services stated herein was awarded as a logical follow-on to a competed action under the CIO-SP3 vehicle which is set to expire on March 22, 2021. A larger enterprise-wide vehicle for IT services is currently in development but is not estimated to be in place until July 2021 at the earliest. As the current IT support services task order will expire in March 2021 this would result in a gap in service. A break in services would be detrimental to Commerce’s Quarterly reporting and submissions to OMB, FISMA and FITARRA, DOC’s Architectural Infrastructure, IT Support Services to its stakeholders, Enterprise Project Management Office (ePMO) chartered Projects and possible lapse Other Direct Costs (to include Licensing and supporting software requirements for major networks and applications). The new task order will ensure no gap in services occurs, among other benefits, while final IT Assessments are underway, contract recompete is conducted, and the new vehicle is established.

Additionally, the new task order would provide a safety net to allow services to continue even in the event of unexpected delays in the award of the new vehicle or subsequent task order under that vehicle.

These services are far-reaching as OCIO provides full lifecycle support of multiple Department of Commerce (DOC) Operating units to include Office of the Secretary (OS), Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), Business Industry Security (BIS), Economic Development Agency, Office of General Council (OGC), and Office of Inspector General (OIG)which includes IT services, and solutions in support of a variety business processes employed by these customers. Additionally, OS/OCIO has partnered (in addition with the forementioned OUs) with two major Bureaus to include the International Trade Administration (ITA) and Bureau of Investigative Services (BIS) who joined in this major effort.

Only one awardee is capable of providing the supplies or services required at the level of quality required because the supplies or services ordered are unique or highly specialized. Specifically, under the current order, Patriot provides lifecycle support for multiple projects towards automating OESS/MBDA lifecycle processes, OS/EDA/MBDA/BIS Cloud Services, MBDA Artificial Intelligence, OS and stakeholder website enhancements to include migrating BIS, EDA and OIG websites from unsupported platforms, Salesforce CRM, System Administration and Assessment and Authorization IT Security Support. To transition toanother vendor at this point, would create two contract transitions this year (first from Patriot to another vendor, then from that vendor to the new upcoming Enterprise-wide BPA) which would result in duplication of costs and potentially missed information. The transition to the Enterprisewide vehicle will be very important as this vehicle will be in place for up to 10 years and the 3 potential loss of knowledge and information from the first transition (Patriot to a new vendor) could potentially impact services for years to come.

While the plans for recompete started in 2019, the effort to further develop the original requirement has taken another direction than previously planned. This endeavor has extended the recompete schedule, but it is still in the best interest of the government to establish the requirement as an Enterprisewide solution and to ensure it is thorough and complete prior to solicitation…”

“As the current task order is set to expire in March 2021, this has led to a possible gap in service as the requirement cannot move forward without this new order. The 18-month new order that is being requested would allow sufficient time to obtain all required approvals, solicit, award, allow for a needed transition period and provide a vehicle for these IT services should any issue prevent the timely award of the recompete, such as a protest or other issue.”

Read more here.

Posted March 25, 2021

SDVOSB Patriot was awarded an 18-month task by the Department of Commerce for IT support services. This task, valued at $6M, was awarded on the CIO-SP3 SB contract vehicle.

Awardee Name: PATRIOT L.L.C.
Contract Duration: 18 months
Total Contract Value: $6,300,925.79
Number of Bidders: 1
RFP ID: 1331L521Q13OS0011
Award ID: 1331L521F13OS0203


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