CMS to seek enterprise data center services for Medicare

CMS to seek enterprise data center services for Medicare

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services intends to issue a request for proposals to establish enterprise data center services as part of its modernization effort, the agency announced today in a notice on FedBizOpps.

CMS, an agency of the Health and Human Services Department, will establish multiple data centers that will be owned and operated by a number of vendors, who should be experienced in developing and operating large-scale and complex data centers.

According to the announcement, contractors should have an understanding of Medicare claims processing and experience in handling large volumes of transactions'tens of millions of transactions annually. Potential vendors must be able to provide dedicated infrastructure within existing facilities to ensure the integrity and security of CMS' enterprise operations.

CMS plans a full and open competition resulting in multiple awards with indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts. The agency will issue a request for information on or before a planned industry day meeting on Nov. 8.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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