Deltek Analyst Derek Johnson reports.
Over the next 6-12 months, a multitude of contracting opportunities will be coming down the pipeline for vendors providing IT solutions. Here is a roundup of some of the largest and most lucrative projects INPUT is currently tracking:
Transforming New York’s Information Technology Environment
New York is in the midst of completely revamping the procurement process for IT and IT-related services. In early August 2011, the state released a request for information (RFI) asking vendors for advice on how best to proceed with future solicitations regarding data center consolidation, voice over Internet telecommunications, identity and access management, as well as enterprise-wide procurement strategies for IT hardware, software and services. While this RFI will not lead to a comprehensive formal solicitation for these services, it will serve as a vehicle for future requests for proposals (RFPs) and RFIs, including opportunities for IT Office and Equipment and Cloud Computing that INPUT is already tracking.
IT Hardware Services, Computers and Servers
The Executive Office of Administration and Finance for Massachusetts has decided to consolidate a handful of major statewide hardware contracts into a single term contract. Contracts ITC16, ITC16A and ITC36 are all scheduled to expire and will be replaced by contract ITC47 for hardware services, computers and servers. This opportunity has been valued at more than $630 million. A draft request for responses was released by the state to be evaluated by vendors. A formal solicitation is expected to be released in mid-October.
Originally, this opportunity began with a 2010 notice by the Massachusetts Operational Services Division for Telecommunications Network Services for telecommunications equipment, maintenance, implementation services, and related supplies for communication, voice, data, paging, IP, Web, and radio. However, in April 2011, the state modified the notice while simultaneously bumping the expected value of the contract from $250 million to $350 million. The state confirmed the scope of the services desired was expanded and delayed a solicitation release by several months. Since receiving vendor feedback through several meetings and an August 2011 RFI, the state has increased the overall value of this contract again to $600 million. A solicitation release is expected within the next 2-3 months.
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