Notice ID DOIDFBO220032
“The Interior Business Center’s Acquisition Services Directorate (AQD) is a shared service provider within DOI providing assisted acquisition services in support of this requirement to provide a competitive source of Section 508 Support Services for bureaus/offices. The primary stakeholder for this initiative is DOI’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) in concert with bureau/office Section 508 Program Managers and other Section 508 stakeholders.
AQD plans to solicit General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple-award Schedule (MAS) contract holders for a multiple-award Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA). DOI bureaus/offices will have delegated authority to issue BPA orders. The BPA will be a preferred rather than a mandatory-use acquisition source. The solution will provide bureaus/offices with the resources to become fully compliant, and DOI’s leadership with the information necessary to understand the requirements that bureaus/offices generate to ensure Section 508 compliance or remediation, and the spending patterns for those efforts. DOI will also be able to analyze the problems the purchases are intended to remediate (e.g., detect root causes or systemic issues), and to plan interventions that improve Section 508 compliance while reducing the resources required to achieve compliance...”
“The Requirement AQD will solicit GSA MAS contract holders for a multiple-award BPA. DOI bureaus/offices will have delegated authority to issue BPA orders. The BPA will be a preferred rather than a mandatory-use acquisition source in order to provide bureaus/offices with the resources needed to ensure compliance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 when procuring or operating information and communication technology. Examples of information and communication technology include but are not limited to: computers and peripheral equipment; information kiosks and transaction machines; telecommunications equipment; customer premises equipment; multifunction office machines; software; applications; Web sites; videos; and, electronic documents. The requirement includes the following scope:
Sign Language Interpretation;
Section 508 Testing;
Section 508 Training;
“Requirements Being Consolidated to Meet Mission Objectives
Following a review of Government records and interviews with Section 508 Program Managers and stakeholders, it is determined that there are no incumbent awards that are directly comparable to the requirement. The review located three avenues for the procurement of Section 508 Services of any sort:
Source #1: Use of optional Section 508 Services under the eMail Enterprise Records and Document Management System (GSA MAS task order 140D0421F0002) which provides records management functions for DOI; ...”
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DOI OCIO to award Synopsis of eMail Enterprise Records and Document Management System contract (November 17, 2020)
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