Treasury IRS to host Virtual EDOS Pre-Proposal Conference

Updated November 3, 2021

“The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is hosting a virtual Pre-Proposal Industry Day on Nov. 18, 2021 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. EST to provide an overview of the ‘Enterprise Development Operations Services (EDOS)’ requirement.  This event is intended to raise awareness of the technology and skills that will be anticipated to implement the EDOS requirement. The IRS anticipates a solicitation for EDOS on or about June 2022. We request that industry please submit all questions/comments for consideration NLT Nov. 2, 2021 by noon (ET) but we will still accept questions/comments after that date. We look forward to an engaging and informative session.  Please use the following link to submit your questions: https://www.pscouncil.org/a/Content/2021/IRS_EDOS_Industry_Day.aspx…”

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Posted March 19, 2021

Notice ID IRS_EDOS

“The primary objective of this acquisition is to establish a single award, Task Order from a Best in Class (BIC) Government-wide Acquisition Contract (GWAC) for ‘Enterprise Development, Operations Services (EDOS)’ that will enable the IRS to obtain the necessary Development & Modernization and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) services to meet IRS needs in an efficient and cost-effective manner. Upon conclusion of transition of current IRS IT services requirements to EDOS, the level of effort for this agreement is anticipated to have a total contract ceiling of $2,600,000,000; require up to 2.5 million annual man-hours; and leverage 10+ labor categories with skillset levels ranging from Junior to Subject Matter Expert (SME).

Under the EDOS Task Order, the IRS seeks to:

  • Reduce operational costs while maintaining current operational effectiveness utilizing the existing system architecture. Reduce operational costs by minimizing or eliminating system, management, or operational redundancies.
  • Establish a contract structure to include performance-based services, measurable standards and new cost cutting incentives…”

“Objectives

The scope of work for this requirement is set forth as a collection of task areas necessary for successful project planning, management and execution. The task areas are:

  1. Development, Modernization and Enhancement (DME)
  2. Sustainment – Operations and Maintenance (O&M)

The contractor shall provide support services regardless of the selected engineering lifecycle path, methodology or approach for development and delivery of program capabilities. IRS development paths may include: Agile, Waterfall, Iterative, Commercial-Off the-Shelf (COTS), Mobile Apps, Managed Services or other IRS approved paths.

Capability development and delivery may be accomplished using traditional, largely sequential or waterfall-based approaches, as well as more iterative and incremental approaches that include leveraging Agile and Development Operations (DevOps) principles, methodologies, practices and tools. The contractor shall assist the IRS in defining, managing and executing strategies that result in the delivery of high-value, high-quality IT services and capabilities to meet both current and emerging IRS business needs…”

“Scope of Work

The scope of this PWS encompasses Contractor support for AD and IRS IT activities including, but not limited to, project management, customer consultation/coordination, web design, requirements specification analysis, planning, application development, Enterprise Life Cycle (ELC) processes and documentation, and similar complex services in support of IRS IT missions. The IRS mission requires a Contractor who has expertise in such areas as program and project planning, creating web-based applications, databases, and associated utilities for servicewide communications, program management and administration, performance measurements, cost reporting, and recommended solutions based on understanding of IRS’s information architecture, infrastructure, and organization.

As the federal agency that collects taxes and administers internal revenue laws, the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is required to administer the tax provisions included in all legislation. The Contractor will provide services to support current tax code applications and build new processes that do not exist in tax administration today.

Contractor support is required for a wide range of design, development, implementation, operations, and maintenance tasks. Applications, Programs and Legislative Mandates to be supported include, but are not limited to:

  • IRS Integrated Financial System (IFS)
  • IT Financial Management Information Systems (ITFMAS)
  • Customer Account Data Engine 2 (CADE2)
  • IRS Integrated Enterprise Portal (IEP)
  • IRS Public User Portal (PUP)
  • IRS Registered User Portal (RUP)
  • IRS Employer User Portal (EUP)
  • Integrated Production Model (IPM)
  • Application to Application (A2A) Simple Object Access Protocol (SOAP)
  • ISR-Analytics & Reporting
  • XRDB Database…”

“Description of Tasks

4.1 Task Area 1, Transition-in (T&M)…
4.2 Task Area 2, Project and Program Management Support (T&M)…
4.3 Task Area 3, Development, Modernization and Enhancement (DME) for significant changes requiring software  development and associated activities that Applications Development (AD) must execute quickly. (Agile Points)
4.4 Task Area 4, Sustainment – Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for changes to existing software where AD must execute quickly. The IRS requires support for existing Software Applications and Program areas. (FFP)
4.5, Task Area 5 – Transition to Support (T2S)/Knowledge Transfer (T&M)
4.6, Task Area 6 – Earned Value Management (T&M)
4.7, Task Area 7 – Configuration Management (T&M)
4.8, Task Area 8 – System Upgrades (T&M)…”

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