The Department of the Interior (DOI) awarded an indefinite delivery indefinite quantity (IDIQ) up to $10B ($1B per contractor) to expedite the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. The contract provides for Information Technology (IT) solutions to take full advantage of cloud computing benefits such as scalability and elasticity to meet existing and future mission needs while maximizing long-term return on investments.
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The DOI Foundation Cloud Hosting Services Contract (FCHS) includes:
- Eight FCHS contractors review your requirements to determine the best fit for your unique business solution,
- The customer will select which of the seven cloud service offerings support their business need(s), and
- cloud-based storage,
- secure file transfer,
- virtual machine,
- web hosting,
- development and test environment support, and
- SAP application hosting services
- Based on the FCHS Contract and selected service offerings, the Prime Contractors prepares proposals for the customer. Each proposal is competed amongst the other FCHS Prime Contractor proposals. The Customer then chooses which Prime Contractor's proposal best meets their business needs.
The FCHS eight prime contractor logos below illustrate the depth of flexible contract options and capabilities based on your unique business needs. All of the FCHS Prime Contractors have relationships with the major Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) who have solutions that meet the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) requirements. The FCHS prime contractors are awardees on the IDIQ where the CSPs are contracted to perform work as sub-contractors who specialize in cloud. Most commonly used cloud service providers include:
- External customers are federal customers outside of the Department of the Interior (DOI) Agency. External customers must follow the FCHS Assisted Acquisition Services process.
- Internal customers are DOI Programs, Offices, or Bureaus. Internal customers should use to the DOI Intranet Cloud site.
IDIQ Prime Contractors
The contract scope includes seven technical service line areas and all associated agency internal data center and commercial cloud hosting services. Services include, but are not limited to, defining and architecting FedRAMP and Section 508 compliant cloud solutions that take full advantage of cloud computing benefits to maximize capacity utilization, improve IT flexibility and responsiveness, and minimize cost over time. Solutions include Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and hybrid solutions.
Although Technical Service Line Areas are defined in the base contracts, all on-premise and commercial production environment cloud hosting and ancillary services, including professional services (labor) are within the scope of the contracts. The Service Line Areas are:
- Storage Services: Store information such as COOP, Disaster Recovery, and Data center consolidation transition support requirements.
- Secure File Transfer Services: Transfer files of any size and type securely to internal or external business partners.
- Virtual Machine Services: Find an alternative to technical refreshes of physical servers or create multi-machine simulation environments.
- Database Hosting Services: Provide stand-alone, shared data sources, or tiered database solutions in support of data center consolidation efforts.
- Web Hosting Services: Share information on the web to share with employees or stakeholders.
- Development and Test Environment Services: Develop, test, stage, and perform quality assurance check before release new applications.
- SAP Application Hosting: Acquire cloud-based hosting services and transition support for certified SAP applications.
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