As we edge closer to the anticipated release of the Department of Energy’s (DOE) Chief Information Officer Business Operation Support Services (CBOSS) 2.0 in 2024, it’s crucial for potential bidders to stay ahead of the curve. The CBOSS vehicle is pivotal for the DOE, serving 79 entities across 27 states, making CBOSS 2.0 a critical opportunity for IT vendors.

With this in mind, we at OST Global Solutions are here to offer insights and strategies to ensure your company is well-prepared for this $10B Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA).

The Anticipated Timeline and Its Implications

The current five-year, $10 billion CBOSS contract will expire in 2024. Industry experts are anticipating that the Request for Proposals (RFP) could be issued as soon as the first quarter of 2024. This timeline would create a swift procurement process, meaning companies must be proactive in their preparations before the final RFP is issued. It’s essential to have a thorough understanding of the DOE’s objectives and requirements as outlined in the Draft Master Scope of Work. The Pre-solicitation documents can be found on

Key Preparation Strategies

Deep Dive into the Scope of Work: Understanding the comprehensive requirements of CBOSS 2.0 is fundamental. This includes familiarizing your team with the DOE’s expansive mission, the five key areas of IT support services, and the specific objectives laid out by the DOE.

Align Capabilities with DOE’s Objectives: Ensure your company’s capabilities and offerings align with the DOE’s focus areas, such as cloud-based solutions, cybersecurity, and customer-centric IT services. Preparing case studies or examples of past successes in these areas could strengthen your proposal.

Build a Strategic Partnership Approach: The DOE values a collaborative and partnership-driven approach. Consider how your company can demonstrate this ethos in your proposal, showing a commitment to aligning with the DOE’s goals and ensuring mutual success.

Staying Agile and Responsive: Given the evolving nature of IT and cybersecurity, showcase your company’s ability to adapt and respond to emerging technologies and practices. This agility will be a key factor in the DOE’s evaluation of proposals.

The impending release of the CBOSS 2.0 RFP presents a significant opportunity for IT vendors. Preparation is key, and starting early can make all the difference. With OST Global Solution’s expertise and support, we are confident that together, we can develop a compelling, winning proposal.

How OST Can Guide You to Success

OST Global Solutions is a professional business development consulting firm. We have experience supporting large, strategic bids like CBOSS 2.0. We can provide capture and proposal teams to develop a complete, winning proposal. Or we can provide consultants on a case-by-case basis to fill gaps on your business development team. Our services related to CBOSS 2.0 consist of capture management, team identification/negotiation, proposal management, pricing support, price-to-win, proposal writing, graphics support, editing, desktop publishing, color reviews, and cost volume development.

Contact us to discuss your bids, so we can help you develop a winning proposal.

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