IRS prepares for IT competitive sourcing study

The IRS seeks industry capabilities that are available for a seat-management competitive sourcing study under the Office of Management and Budget's Circular A-76.

The competition would involve about 2,700 IRS IT positions, an IRS official said.

Providers would have to be able to adapt to surges in workload situations because of the tax-processing environment and fluctuations in users, ranging from 90,000 to 120,000 IRS employees depending on the time of year, the IRS said in a request for information posted this week on FedBizOpps.gov.

Seat management includes hardware and software acquisition, regularly scheduled technology refresh for hardware and software, voice services, local area network services, account administration, server infrastructure, asset management, application management, help desk services, customer support, installation services, training, and relocations.

It also incorporates support for the IRS Common Operating Environment, which includes, among other things, Microsoft Outlook and Office Suite, Symantec AntiVirus and Cisco VPN Client.

Responses are due Nov. 14.

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Mary Mosquera is a reporter for Federal Computer Week.

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