GPO to schedule industry day for FDsys project

The Government Printing Office anticipates holding a second industry day for vendors interested in bidding to take the lead role on its massive content management and data storage modernization project.

In a recent posting, GPO said its target date for the next meeting is Jan. 24.

The meeting is intended for large vendors that are interested in being the chief integrator of GPO's Future Digital System (FDsys) for content management. FDsys, a $29 million project, will digitize nearly every federal document published since the birth of the nation, starting with the 1787 Federalist Papers, transforming the way GPO collects, authenticates, stores and shares federal documents.

GPO will select one large vendor to integrate the project, which will involve developing and integrating the various technologies, including some that are commercially available.

The agency held its first industry day in October, where it anticipated awarding the master integrator contract by Feb. 22.

But that date was pushed back after potential bidders asked the agency to issue a draft request for proposals for comment before issuing a final RFP.

GPO released the draft in late December.

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