New requirements to HSPD-12 RFP

The General Services Administration has added a new milestone to the Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12 shared-services request for proposals for vendors to deploy up to 60 enrollment stations per month to federal buildings nationwide from January to October 2007.

GSA expects about 450 enrollment stations'300 fixed and 150 mobile'will be needed to help the government meet the presidential mandate. GSA updated its requirements in a number of areas under an amendment to the RFP issued late last week.

GSA, which released the RFP in conjunction with the Agriculture Department, also pushed the response date back to July 24 from July 12.

The fixed-price contract also would be extended to Sept. 2011 under three option periods for continued operations and support, the RFP said. The original solicitation did not have option periods beyond Jan. 2007.

Additionally, GSA now is asking the winning vendor to successfully demonstrate the enrollment system in a test environment in 14 days instead of 20 days, and substituted Atlanta for Baltimore in the list of four cities for the initial implementation. At one of the four sites the vendor must implement at least one mobile enrollment station. The mobile stations should be in a 'ruggedized suitcase' that should weigh no more than 40 pounds.

GSA also now is asking vendors to have 'near real-time interfaces' for all four human resources Lines of Business shared-services providers. The solicitation previously asked for the vendor to integrate with a minimum of two HR LOB providers.

'A standard interface shall be required to accept direct feeds from governments' HR LOB systems,' the RFP said. 'These feeds will transmit in real-time or batch-mode personnel identity, employment status and personal identity verification card requirement information from the HR LOB systems to the HSPD-12 system.'

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