The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is seeking contractors for its Information Technology Supplies and Support Services 2nd Generation (ITSSS-2) contract, an IT services vehicle that will provide IT services to the FBI and be available to the broader Department of Justice. This is a follow-on contract to the ITSSS contract, a BPA awarded to 46 contractors in 2010.

Competition for this contract is expected to be aggressive, with an unknown number of final awards and many incumbents with long-term FBI expertise. The FBI ITSSS-2 response effort is anticipated to be an “evidence-based” response, with Past Performance as a critical element in convincing the agency to award the contract.

The Bureau partnered with the General Services Administration (GSA) to create the ITSSS-2 BPA, which is a full and open/unrestricted competition with an estimated value of $5B -$7B.

The FBI seeks a wide range of IT services, including workplace, business application, infrastructure and platform services, and other IT services to support the FBI and the Department of Justice.

The FBI is seeking industry input as it finalizes the draft Request for Proposals (RFP), expected for release on May 15, 2023. An Industry Day is planned for June 7, with a final RFP to follow later that month. The agency issued the following initial proposed schedule:

  • Draft Solicitation (RFQ) Released: May 15, 2023
  • Industry Event: June 7, 2023
  • Release Final RFQ: June 21, 2023
  • Vendor Questions Due: June 28, 2023
  • Vendor Responses Due: July 7, 2023
  • Quotes Due: July 24, 2023
  • Evaluation Start: July 25, 2023
  • Evaluation Complete: November 1, 2023
  • Contract Award: December 11, 2023

Market Research available last May indicated that the performance areas of ITSSS2 could include the following areas:

  • Workplace Solution/Services
  • Business Application Solution/Services
  • Delivery Solutions/Services
  • Platform Solutions/Services
  • Infrastructure Solutions/Services
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Other IT Solutions/Services

Positioning Your Team to Win

The FBI is actively seeking industry input to shape the next version of this solicitation, so the time to perform capture and position your team to win is now. Vendors considering a bid are encouraged to submit questions, comments, and ideas about ITSSS2 to the Bureau at [email protected].

Interested bidders should also start identifying their potential proposal team and begin the staffing process to onboard any third-party proposal specialists. These could be Past Performance writers and others with an emphasis on Technical and Management Volumes. If you are not among the current vendors on the FBI’s original ITSSS vehicle, consider a third-party Price-to-Win (PTW) effort to ensure your pricing is competitive. Given the breadth of services, there will no doubt be numerous labor categories to be priced, and an outside PTW will most likely have a broader set of data with which to work.

OST Global Solutions is a professional business development consulting firm. We have experience winning large, strategic bids like ITSSS2. 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 ITSSS2 consist of capture management, cost volume development, price-to-win analysis, team identification/negotiation, proposal management, proposal writing, editing, graphics, and desktop publishing.

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

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