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IRS Needs Contractor to Modernize Digital Platform for Business Partners

Request for information

IRS Needs Contractor to Modernize Digital Platform for Business Partners

The Internal Revenue Services is looking for a company capable of operating and maintaining the platform that taxpayers and tax professionals use to connect to the agency’s systems.

Known as the Integrated Enterprise Portal, the platform serves as a virtualized infrastructure that provides information technology, operations, security, application, integration and program management services for the agency’s employees and business partners, according to a performance work statement posted on SAM .gov.

The incumbent service provider, Accenture, is working under the terms of an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract awarded in 2017 that has an eight-year period of performance and a price ceiling of $692 million, FCW reported.

As part of the new IEP 2.0 acquisition, the IRS needs a contractor that can transition and fully operate all IEP services before the end of the current contract’s period of performance.

According to the agency’s request for information, the contractor will also provide expertise in program and project management, technical solutions and analysis and systems integration support.

The contractor will be responsible for the infrastructure necessary to deliver IEP services, including the facilities, hardware, software, middleware, network connectivity, operating system, compute resources, storage and peripherals.

All of the said services will be required in all aspects of the IEP 2.0 program, which the IRS said will involve the development and deployment of new applications that meet taxpayers’ changing needs.

The IRS said that the selected vendor may not use custom solutions in the IEP infrastructure without first securing permission from the agency.

Interested offerors have until Jan. 19 to respond to the RFI.

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