This PWS establishes the requirements for Contractor-provided solutions and services in support of Information Technology (IT). Contractor-provided solutions may support the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other Federal Agencies. The Contractor shall provide total IT service solutions to include the following functional areas: program management, strategy, enterprise architecture and planning; systems/software engineering; software technology demonstration and transition; test and evaluation; independent verification and validation; enterprise network; enterprise management framework; operations and maintenance; cybersecurity; training; IT facilities; and other solutions encompassing the entire range of IT and Health IT requirements, to include software and hardware incidental to the solution. Accordingly, Task Orders may include acquisitions of software and IT products. T4NG2 is not intended as a mechanism to solely purchase IT products. Such products may be purchased to the extent that those products are necessary to deliver the solution required. IT services, as well as related IT products, may encompass the entire life-cycle of a system. Moreover, IT services and related products covered under this contract shall be global in reach and the Contractors must be prepared to provide services and deliverables worldwide.
4.0 TECHNICAL FUNCTIONAL AREAS
Individual Task Orders may encompass more than one functional/sub-functional area. Further functional/sub-functional area details are described in subsequent sections to provide greater insight into the complexity and uniqueness of some potential Task Order requirements covered by this PWS. Requirements are not mutually exclusive and may apply across multiple functional/sub-functional areas. If efforts to be performed by the Contractor under this contract are of such a nature that they may create a potential organizational conflict of interest as contemplated by Subpart 9.5 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR), then Contractor personnel may be required to sign a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).
4.1 Program Management, Strategy, Enterprise Architecture and Planning Support
4.2 Systems/Software Engineering
4.3 Software Technology Demonstration and Transition
4.4 Test & Evaluation (T&E)
4.5 Independent Verification and Validation (IV&V)