“The Federal Financing Bank (FFB) is a government corporation created by the Federal Financing Bank Act of 1973. The mission of the FFB is to reduce the costs of Federal and federally-assisted borrowings, to coordinate such borrowings with the Government’s overall fiscal policy, and to ensure that such borrowings are done in ways that least disrupt private markets. To accomplish this mission, the FFB exercises its broad statutory authority to purchase obligations issued, sold, or guaranteed by Federal agencies.
The FFB uses a proprietary loan management system referred to as the Loan Management Control System (LMCS) to manage the full life-cycle of its multi-billion dollar portfolio of loans. The LMCS was originally coded in the 1980’s using Fortran, but has recently been converted into Java. The LMCS stores promissory note details, which define the terms of loan commitments; generates loan interest rates and repayment schedules; manages General Ledger (GL) balances and ensures repayment of the loans. Because the LMCS performs loan pricing and scenario modeling functions, the system coding contains many complex mathematical algorithms.”
“The objective of this task order is to provide comprehensive technical documentation explaining in detail the underlying mathematical and financial logic within the loan pricing programs of LMCS. This technical documentation must be written in a clear and detailed manner that permits understanding by newly hired programmers and computer scientists. This documentation may only be completed successfully using detailed analysis of technical concepts in mathematics, computer science, and finance.”