The first summer blockbuster is out and we’re not talking about Pirates of the Caribbean.
The General Services Administration on Monday released the RFQ for the mammoth $2.5 billion cloud computing contract Federal CIO Vivek Kundra mentioned a few weeks ago.
“It’s a very exciting time for us,” said GSA Associate Administrator for the Office of Citizen Services & Innovation Technologies Dave McClure before his talk this morning at FedScoop’s Citizen Engagement & Open Government Summit.
“We’re expecting to get a number of tremendous proposals and not just from the big names like Microsoft and Google, but a number of small companies partnering as well to bring cutting edge technologies.”
McClure said Mary Davie in the Federal Acquisition Service is the best point of contact for all questions regarding the proposal.
The contract has a ceiling of $2.5 billion over five years. Vendors must submit bids by June 19 through the EBuy system and questions about the RFQ should be submitted no later than May 20. GSA and the Defense Department are working together on the BPA through the SmartBuy and Enterprise Software initiatives.