GSA Clarifies Security Requirements for Potential $7.8B DoD Cloud BPA

The General Services Administration has clarified that vendors interested to pursue the Department of Defense’s potential $7.8B blanket purchase agreement for back-office cloud services will not be required to be certified to host classified data prior to the date of award.

GSA said in a FedBizOpps notice posted Monday that businesses with level 5 certification can bid for the potential 10-year Defense Enterprise Office Solutions contract.

However, the agency noted the winning contractor must secure a level 6 or classified certification as it begins work under the BPA to provide enterprise cloud services to DoD.

GSA made the clarification about the security requirements for DEOS ahead of the Feb. 15 deadline for vendors to submit questions on the contract.

The program seeks an integrated cloud platform to support communications, productivity and collaboration across the department.

An initial DEOS solicitation stated that GSA will evaluate potential vendors based on proposed technical or management approach, past performance and price.

The agency expects to award the BPA in April.

You may also be interested in...

Shyam Salona CEO REI Systems

REI Wins GSA Task Order to Support SAM Operations; Shyam Salona, Pradeep Krishnanath Quoted

REI Systems has been awarded a task by the General Services Administration (GSA) to provide Development, Operations and Maintenance (O&M) for the Integrated Award Environment (IAE) and System for Award Management (SAM). REI will provide Agile, cloud-native development, testing, transition and O&M services for the Federal Acquisition Service (FAS). 

Dennis Eger Director Aptive

Army Vet Dennis Eger Joins Aptive Resources as Director

Dennis Eger, a retired U.S. Army sergeant major and former senior intelligence adviser, has been named director of Alexandria, Virginia-based consulting firm Aptive Resources. The 32-year Army veteran will support the service-disabled, veteran-owned company's efforts to grow presence in the intelligence and national security markets, Aptive said Thursday.

Brian Harrell Advisory Board Member CyVision

Former DHS Official Brian Harrell Named to CyVision Advisory Board

Brian Harrell, former assistant secretary for infrastructure protection at the Department of Homeland Security, has joined the board of advisers of Bethesda, Maryland-based cybersecurity firm CyVision Technologies. He served as the first assistant director for infrastructure security at DHS' Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and is the chief security officer at energy company Avangrid.