Home Office Releases Draft Solicitation for Potential $1 Billion Cloud Hosting Solutions III IDIQ

The Department of the Interior has released a draft tender for a potential 11-year, $1 billion contract that aims to support DOI’s transition to a single hybrid enterprise cloud cluster.

Cloud Hosting Solutions III is a single, indefinite delivery/indefinite delivery contract that aims to “establish enterprise cloud service brokers to manage a portfolio of cloud computing, storage and application services across multiple vendor offerings”, according to the draft solicitation released Friday.

Through the CHS III IDIQ contract, the Department’s Chief Information Officer’s Office and the US Geological Survey hope to secure a single virtual private center that would meet cloud and managed service requirements.

The DOI expects the procurement effort to support the design, implementation, and maintenance of a virtual private cloud; enforce policies within the VPC environment; provide a targeted location for customers to host applications; offer various managed services optimized to operate within the partner cloud service provider’s environment; and provide a central financial control center over the entire contract award.

The department also expects the CSP or broker to provide the DOI with the ability to purchase “third-party” services from vendors who provide services on a “pay-as-you-go” or rental basis.

DOI said data center consolidation and cloud migration mandates were key drivers of the proposed procurement effort for CHS III, which has a base term of five years and three option periods of two years.

The department will host an industry day on June 15 and will be accepting questions related to the draft solicitation until June 24.

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