The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) was declared last month the winners of the last 15 spots on its broad enterprise IT contract that worth USD 2.5 billion for over 10 years. Now, with all the awards presented, the agency seeks to expand the contractor base and is planning to open an on-ramp period to add more vendors. In June, the SEC granted three spots on the ONE IT contract intended to help the agency unify its IT systems under a single architecture using a trusted pool of vendors to large companies like Accenture, Attain and Booz Allen Hamilton. Those awards were followed by 15 more in October under the limited pool for small businesses.
With all the initial awards addressed, the Securities and Exchange Commission now plans to resume the contract with an on-ramp period for the limited, small business pool before the end of the month. The agency incipiently announced plans in October to reopen the contract by mid-December. An updated notice on FedBizOpps now stated that the on-ramp period could open as soon as Nov. 30. However, Securities and Exchange Commission contracting officers didn’t provide an estimation on the number of vendors that would be added through this period.
According to a pre-solicitation notice, this acquisition action aims to add a reasonable number of multiple award contractors to the current ONE IT pool, rely on business needs or quality proposals that received. According to the original solicitation, Securities and Exchange Commission had always intended to hold an on-ramp event shortly after the initial awards. The commission also planned on 18 initial awards, in which three unrestricted and 15 set aside for small businesses.