RFQ ID RFQ1512138
Products and technical support listed under the scope section will primarily be used to sustain operation of the Innovation Lab and ISTS, and on-going projects executed by the Innovation Lab and ISTS. However, other offices, installations, projects, or functions within GAO needing these same products and services may also issue task orders under the BPAs…”
This procurement is a requirement to acquire technical products and support services for cloud services. All task orders issued under the BPA require project management and transition support for the technical activities. The consumption of cloud resources likely will start modestly and accelerate over time…”
“Because GAO already has an operational and authorized instance of Amazon Web Services (AWS) infrastructure, at least one task order will be issued for AWS cloud services to sustain that instance. However, GAO intends to adopt a multi-cloud strategy under this BPA to support the agency’s complex mission needs.
3.1 CLOUD SERVICES
The BPA is open to all cloud service providers (CSP) accredited at Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) moderate level, as GAO intends on operating a multi and hybrid cloud ecosystem. However, all Vendors awarded under the BPA must, at minimum, be an authorized government reseller (Partner) of AWS. This is because the Innovation Lab and significant parts of ISTS infrastructures have been built, have obtained an Authority to Operate (ATO), and have ongoing mission-critical operations on AWS at the FedRAMP moderate level…”
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