Solicitation Overview

This solicitation is now closed.

SPIRIT Software Enhancement
Solicitation No.

The State of Missouri Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) program issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) to provide software enhancement services to the Successful Partners in Reaching Innovative Technology (SPIRIT) IT system, which supports nearly half a million WIC participants around the country. The draft Performance Work Statement (PWS) was released in July with a final Request for Proposal (RFP) released November 21, 2012. The State of Missouri WIC State agency (SA) is letting the contract on behalf of a number of geographic SAs and Indian Tribal Organizations (ITOs) using or implementing SPIRIT to deliver WIC benefits. WIC is administered by the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) to provide supplemental food, nutrition education and referrals to healthcare for low-income women, infants and children up to age five who are at nutritional risk.

The contract for software enhancement services is performance-based with requirements for software development of new functionality, defect fixes, Level-3 support for source code related issues and support for new State agencies adopting SPIRIT. In addition, there is a requirement to support a SharePoint project collaboration site and a JIRA application for the management of issues and enhancements. Contractors responding to the RFP must provide a transition plan detailing how the Contractor will relocate the SPIRIT software from the incumbent contractor and assume responsibilities for the enhancement services. It is anticipated the contract award will be determined using a lowest and best approach.

Procurement Type
Single Award IDIQ
Solicitation Type
Request for Proposal (RFP)
Contract Type
Firm Fixed Price
Release Date
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Close Date
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Projected Award Date
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Point of Contact (POC)
Gary Eggen
Manager, IT Procurement Section
Office of Administration
Division of Purchasing and Materials Management