The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services awarded its $4 billion Enterprise System Development (ESD) contract to a set of 16 contractors.
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services will use the contract to procure and purchase IT over the next 10 years as the agency updates and brings to speed Medicare & Medicaid services & attempts to upgrade health care quality & reduce costs.
ESD is Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ new approach for acquiring, delivering & managing Information Technology. Services provided under the contract will include planning, business requirements, design, development, testing & maintenance.
Indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts were awarded to 16 firms, with a minimum value of $1,000 in orders per contractor & a maximum of $4 billion in total. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services announced the multiple awards on Federal Business Opportunities Monday.
The ESD Service Model includes systems development & integration, system & application engineering & technical support to upgrade the automated systems & agency wide applications of the Health & Human Services Department.
With the development of its Enterprise Data Centers & a Common Enterprise Infrastructure, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services wants a common approach to system & software development & a contracting vehicle that provides for these services, the agency said in solicitation documents previously posted on FedBizOpps.
The contract supports Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ Integrated Information Technology Investment & System Life Cycle Framework, a uniform approach for Information Technology systems development & the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Information Technology Modernization Program & initiatives. Task orders will cover life cycle services within a system or application development program, relate with other task orders under the same program & have defined exit criteria for successful completion.
Compliance with the life cycle framework will ensure that current & future application development will meet enterprise architectures & support Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services’ investment management process.
The 16 awardees are:
- Northrop Grumman
- CGI Federal
- Computer Science Corp.
- Lockheed Martin
- Science Applications International Corp.
- ViPS of Baltimore, Md.
- Buccaneer Computer Systems of Baltimore, Md.
- IDL Solutions of Vienna, Va.
- Quality Software Services of Gaithersburg, Md.
- Maricom Systems of Baltimore
- 2020 LLC of Falls Church, Va.
- iFed LLC
- Alta Systems Inc. of Fairfax, Va.
- Data Computer Corp. of America (DCCA) of Ellicott City, Md.