This solicitation is now closed.
A consortium of 13 Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) issued the official Request for Proposal (RFP) on March 23, 2012 for the maintenance and operation (M&O) of the SPIRIT system. The contract requirements include hosting the software and hardware environment, providing Service Desk support, performing database management, and supporting the network and its associated infrastructure. Wichita-Caddo-Delaware Enterprises, Inc. (WCD), an ITO member of the SPIRIT consortium, is letting the contract on behalf of the consortium. The estimated term of the M&O contract will consist of a base period of two years and five one- year options for a total performance period of 84 months. The contract has projected award date in June 2012 and the decision will be made using a best value approach. Bidders will be required to offer firm fixed-prices for all services, and performance-based contracting will be employed.
The scope of this contract is to provide for the domestic outsourcing of the hosting and tiered support of the SPIRIT technology environment and in addition to provide support for the continuous delivery of new SPIRIT system functionality while partnering with the SPIRIT-WIC user community of tribal government-administered WIC programs in Oklahoma and New Mexico. These services will be transitioned from the current service provider, the Chickasaw Nation Information Technology (CNIT), located in Ada, Oklahoma.
Wichita-Caddo-Delaware Enterprises, Inc.