“The Internal Revenue Service recently set sights on introducing new technology-driven capabilities and applying innovative data science techniques to improve and elevate its procurement operations.
And last week, the agency launched a research partnership valued at almost $1 million that marks a deliberate move in that direction…”
“For this new partnership, IRS followed category management contracting principles and issued a task order against Data and Analytic Solutions’ General Services Administration 8(a) STARS contract. The small business set-aside governmentwide acquisition contract offers federal agencies customized information technology-centered solutions from a broad pool of pre-selected partners.
The work’s period of performance spans from Sept. 2020 to Sept. 2021, and the contract is a firm-fixed-price in the amount of $800,000, Webbers confirmed…” Read the full article here.
Source: IRS Moves to Speed Up Contracting Through New Procurement Research Partnership – By Brandi Vincent, December 2, 2020. Nextgov.