“The Department of the Interior is developing a contract that would offer a single public cloud service provider up to $1 billion to help move the department’s various agencies to a streamlined hybrid cloud environment.
Interior’s U.S. Geological Survey issued a draft solicitation Friday for its departmentwide Cloud Hosting Services (CHS) III contract. Under the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract, Interior looks to ‘establish enterprise cloud services brokers to manage a portfolio of cloud computing, storage and application services across multiple vendor offerings, supplying DOI with a flexible solution for the delivery of those cloud services.’…
Throughout the proposed solicitation, the department stresses the importance of moving agencies across Interior to a more standard, shared services IT experience away from local data centers while also providing flexibility for each of those agencies’ distinct IT needs and environments, as directed in the 2019 federal Cloud Smart policy.
This new CHS III acquisition comes as Interior’s Foundation Cloud Hosting Services contract, awarded to a group of 10 contractors in 2013 with a total ceiling of $10 billion, is set to expire next year. That contract saw a lengthy bid protest process led by losing bidder Centurylink…” Read the full article here.
Source: Interior preps cloud acquisition worth up to $1B – By Billy Mitchell, May 31, 2022. FedScoop.