VA to enhance data warehouse report analysis

The Veterans Affairs Department is seeking information about industry capabilities to implement and maintain an enterprise data warehouse project for its benefits administration.

VA expects to create and enhance business intelligence reports, as well as maintain existing reports and information management systems residing in the Veterans Benefits Administration's data warehouse.

VA intends to award a contract for one base year plus four one-year options to begin Oct. 1, the department said in its posting on FedBizOpps. Contractors must be on the GSA Federal Supply Schedule.

With data warehouse technology, VA obtains the number of benefit claims completed or pending and the timeliness of benefits delivery, which enables managers to identify bottlenecks and make quick decisions to correct the problem. VA also must improve its business intelligence to enhance its reports. The data warehouse includes reports on balanced scorecards, quality assurance and appeals.

The contractor must provide requirements analysis, application design and development, and application deployment and maintenance for an operational data store and data warehouse for information management and report requirements. The benefits agency uses two Oracle 9i databases for its data store and warehouse and two development databases running on Sun Solaris 7.

Capability statements are due April 1. VA will publish a final request for proposals July 1.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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