“The IRS Office of Enterprise Program Management on behalf of the Web Apps Program is issuing this Sources Sought Notice as part of market research in an effort to improve the Web Apps’ program understanding of vendor capabilities and to finalize the acquisition strategy. The Office of EPMO on behalf of Web Apps is looking for vendors that are capable of providing high level description of the services required, e.g. (Agile methodology framework, Program/Portfolio Management, System Engineering, application Delivery Services, Testing and Automation, and DevSecOps development, application modernization, IT modernization, etc.) support services for the IRS enterprise support systems. The IRS anticipates soliciting and awarding one or more Blanket Purchase Agreements for a one (1) year base period and four (4) on-year option periods.”
“IRS seeks to continue its development and use of Agile development methods to support the following objectives:
- Deliver applications that support access by taxpayers and others to their information at any time through the development of web-based interfaces and account structures. Some examples might include: online look up of tax information, online bill paying, and the ability to get help with tax issues.
- Address common customer service issues by reducing the need to use a call center, walk in office or other access methods that require a significant investment in the customer’s time.
- Help the IRS transition its current development environment to establish and continuously improve a disciplined practice that increases delivery velocity, quality and job satisfaction, while reducing cost and risk. Although IRS’s Enterprise Life Cycle (ELC) has already changed to include an Agile ELC path; there are still transformational activities that need to occur with the IT Product Owners and the ELC process to be able to get closer to a DevOps operating model.”