​Sources Sought: CMS Multidimensional Information and Data Analytics System (MIDAS)

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Multidimensional Information and Data Analytics System (MIDAS), Solicitation Number: 170748, FBO.gov

“The purpose of this market research is to identify the availability and capability of qualified small business that can assist in development, maintenance and operation services to support the Multidimensional Information Data Analytics System (MIDAS), obtain IT solutions that cover the initiation, planning, integration, design, development, testing, and operational services to support the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)…”

“… The MIDAS Contractor shall evaluate, design, implement, and test enhancements stemming from new data and functional requirements over the period of the contract. The MIDAS contractor shall provide the necessary data analysis and technical expertise to enable CMS to host data and conduct data mining and analysis functions. MIDAS serves as CMS' s central repository for capturing, organizing, aggregating, and analyzing information related to CMS' s mission of supporting The Patient Protection and Affordability Care Act. The contractor shall perform Database Development, Data Modeling, Reporting, Query, Business Intelligence (BI) and Analytics Development, and operation and maintenance of MIDAS…”

Response Due: Feb 08, 2017 10:00 am

G2X TAKE: Originally awarded as a 75 month $59M task in 2011, this effort to support the central repository for capturing, organizing, aggregating, and analyzing information related to CMS's mission of implementing and operating Affordable Care Act programs has grown over time and will be one of the more pursued and watched contracts this year. 

Over the course of the past 5+ years, this contract has ballooned in value, with obligated funds to date of $127M. The incumbent on this is CACI.  The current CMS forecast values this at greater than $100M. Originally competed on ESD, this sources sought is intended to help identify appropriate contract vehicle options. 

The big unknown on this, and really any contract related to the ACA, is the new administration and how repeal efforts will impact the release, size and scope of these contracts. Have some ideas about how this contract and similar ones will be impacted? Any chance this never gets released? Comment below. Note: you will need to be logged in. 


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