Treasury office ready for enterprise approach to IT

Comptroller of the Currency Supervisory PMO Integrator Support Services

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The Treasury Department seeks industry proposals to integrate disparate systems and examine approaches for business system development for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), which charters and regulates national banks.

The Program Management Office Integrator Support Services contract will have a one-year base period beginning in October with five one-year options until 2012. It will also have the opportunity for three one-year award terms expiring in 2015. The minimum order for the base year is $100,000 and the maximum, including all time periods, is worth $200 million, OCC said in its posting on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site June 12. Proposals are due July 23.

Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12, which directs agencies to implement a standard identity credential for federal employees and contractors, is representative of the activities OCC will complete under this contract. While Treasury will be delivering an enterprise HSPD-12 solution to all its bureaus, OCC will be responsible for implementing HSPD-12 physical and logical access controls and the public-key infrastructure to support them. OCC will require support services. The program requires close coordination between the OCC HSPD-12 working team and the Treasury HSPD-12 program management office.

OCC historically has issued information technology contracts as requirements were identified, a practice that resulted in numerous contracts, a variety of quality standards and inconsistent performances. This approach has increased the administrative burden significantly. Recent organizational changes also have created misalignments between contract responsibilities and changed organizational responsibilities.

The office aims to gain consistency and standardization with an enterprise approach to categorical and repetitive contract activities. The agency also wants assistance in generating approaches that will provide the required technologies while improving the efficiency, effectiveness and quality of the products and services delivered.

The task orders may run the gamut from software integration to custom development to application service provider models. The contractor will perform documentation, such as for system development life cycle, use cases and risk assessment; hardware, software and network engineering; and data model definition. The contractor also will identify and prioritize user requirements, create repositories for business and system requirements for new IT systems, and align requirement to architecture.

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