The U.S. Department of Treasury released a new document this week to clarify its TCloud enterprise cloud contract, stating that the $1 billion contract will most likely be awarded to a single vendor to meet the Treasury’s needs of rapid cloud adoption.
“Treasury envisions the utilization of a single vendor to facilitate holistic cloud solutions to meet Treasury’s enterprise-wide needs,” the two-page clarification document said. “Information received through the RFI and continuing market researched indicates this approach to be the most advantageous for the organization, having the capability to meet all of Treasury’s needs and stimulate the desired rapid adoption of cloud across the organization.”
In September 2019, the department released the Treasury Cloud Acquisition Roadmap, which detailed its goals and vision for the move to cloud services.
“At present, Treasury Bureaus are individually moving forward with cloud solutions, and have implemented a number of cloud solutions to address unique mission priorities requiring agile and elastic approaches, often through duplicative contract actions,” the roadmap said. “This scattered approach, while offering varying degrees of agility for individual customers, ignores opportunities for cost reduction through service deduplication and consolidated procurement actions.”
The roadmap stated the desired end goal for the Treasury’s cloud strategy is “a major contract for the enterprise with a 7+ year period of performance, a ceiling in excess of one billion dollars, and a complete range of cloud and professional services, competed to the maximum extent possible.”
The contract is still in the market research phase, so the agency said it does not have an estimated request for quotation release or award date.