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D -- MIDAS Project Management Services

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Notice Type
Award Notice
541519 — Other Computer Related Services
Contracting Office
Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency, Acquisition Management Division, Contracts Operations Branch, 1280 Maryland Avenue, SW, Portals Bldg., Room 508A, Washington, District of Columbia, 20250-0567
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Point of Contact
William I. Hummel, Phone: 2026904030
E-Mail Address
Small Business Set-Aside
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Award Date
Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, LLC, 2111 Wilson BLVD STE 200<br />, Arlington,, Virginia 222013, United States
Award Amount
THIS NOTICE IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IS INTENDED TO PROVIDE NOTIFICATION OF THE USE OF FUNDS AUTHORIZED UNDER THE AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT OF 2009 (ARRA) ON THIS CONTRACT. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Farm Service Agency (FSA), awarded a contract modification to Torres Advanced Enterprise Solutions, LLC on September 11, 2009 for a six month extension of project management services. This contract modification adds Recovery Act funds in the amount of $852,080.75 to the contract. This is only available to the aforementioned contractor under contract AG-645S-C-09-0011. This project will: •Support activities to plan, manage, control, and govern the execution of the MIDAS program, •Support the acquisition process with planning, quality assurance, performance measures, cost/budget estimates, and source selection criteria, •Support the capital planning and preparation of the various Capitol Planning & Investment Control documents needed for the yearly submission to the Office of Management and Budget, •Support the preparation of budgets, cost estimates, risk adjusted costs development, performance work breakdown structure costs development, benefits cost development, and development of an earned value management system, •Support planning, analysis and reporting of enterprise architecture and strategic alignment with other modernization initiatives, •Provide progress reports and earned value management reporting. MIDAS is an initiative to streamline FSA business processes and develop an effective long-term information technology system and architecture for FSA farm program delivery. MIDAS will replace FSA’s current farm programs information technology structure of nationally distributed systems with a centralized system that modernizes the delivery of farm programs, improves customer service and satisfaction, achieves federal compliance, and supports USDA and FSA strategic plans. The MIDAS project management services effort will define, plan, monitor, control and document processes to ensure FSA’s modernization initiative is delivered within defined scope, quality, time, and cost constraints. To reduce risks associated with this effort, an ANSI Standard 748 certified Earned Value Management System will be used to report schedule and cost performance, and track, monitor, and correct any performance issues. The award was made non-competitively as authorized by FAR 6-302-5(b) (4) under the Small Business Administration 8(a) Program pursuant to 15 U.S.C. 637. A time-and-materials contract was determined to be the only type of contract suitable for this effort. The nature of the work on this contract involves a number of factors that are outside the control of the contractor that could impact the contract performance. Because of this, a fixed price contract would not be suitable for this effort without a significant markup in price to compensate for risks.
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