“The IRS is preparing to rebid a contract for the digital platform that connects taxpayers, paid tax preparers and IRS employees to agency systems.
The Integrated Enterprise Portal (IEP) contract is currently held by Accenture and has a ceiling value of $692 million. The eight-year contract was awarded in 2017. The IRS anticipates making a new award in the second or third quarter of fiscal year 2023, according to contracting documents…”
“In the current version of the IEP contract, the vendor is working on integration between IRS and the Treasury Department’s enterprise cloud – and that work will likely continue under the new contract according to the request for information released Jan. 10.
The RFI instructs contractors to avoid the use of custom software in the IRS infrastructure, and notes that the contract holder will have to obtain special permission from the tax agency to incorporate custom solutions. Additionally, the document notes, the IEP infrastructure must be ‘capable of being decoupled from IRS enterprise systems and processes.’…”
“The EDOS solicitation is expected to land by the end of the second quarter of the current fiscal year…” Read the full article here.
Source: IRS plans new version of its $700M digital platform contract – By Adam Mazmanian, January 12, 2022. FCW.