​SOURCES SOUGHT: CMS One PI System Support Contractor (SSC)

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** Updated 12.5.16

“Purpose and Objectives: The purpose of this contract is to have a One PI System Support

Contractor (SSC) maintain the current capabilities of One PI while seeking ways to improve it and develop new data analysis capabilities for CMS and One PI. The following are examples of One PI SSC activities:

  • Ensure that data available in the IDR is available to One PI users.
  • Evaluate new data sources, design appropriate solutions, and implement the solutions as directed.
  • Assure that the One PI Portal supports access to the One PI analytic tools and is used as the primary access point for program integrity information sharing…”
  • Response Date: December 12, 2016

    G2X TAKE: The CMS acquisition shop continues to keep the vendor community guessing as they seek to find the right vehicles with the right vendors who can meet their specific needs.

    Originally released as a sources sought on CIO-SP3 SB, a revised version of the sources sought was released on Alliant SB. Need a copy of the Sources Sought? Email us at admin@g2xchange.com

    Know what is driving this change? Does this impact your ability to bid? Let us know what you think by commenting below.

    ** Updated 10.26.16

    This sources sought for CIO-SP3 SB 8(a) primes was cancelled and re-released on CIO-SP3 SB for all Small Business categories. The new tracking Number is SS-37841-SB. The remainder of the RFI appears to be the same. 

    Know what is driving this change? Will this change the final acquisition approach? Let us know what you think by commenting below. 

    ** Posted 10.26.16

    The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the creation of the Center for Program Integrity (CPI) in April 2010. CPI is tasked with preserving and protecting the integrity of the Medicare and Medicaid programs by developing strategies to identify, deter, and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse (FWA) through effective public and private partnerships. Through such a partnership One PI was created. One PI provides “one-stop-shopping” for fraud-fighting data analysts. One PI provides data analysts with data from the Integrated Data Repository (IDR) and analytic tools that can be accessed via the One PI Portal. The commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) analytic tools currently available in One PI are SAP BusinessObjects (BO), SAS Enterprise Business Intelligence (EBI) and General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) STARSInformant (STARS). The Office of Technology Solutions (OTS) is responsible for the administration and management of One PI while CPI is responsible for any development specific to One PI users….

    Response due Friday November 8, 2016, 10:00 AM

    G2X TAKE: This contract is to maintain the current capabilities of One PI, an initiative by CMS to “provide “one-stop-shopping” for fraud-fighting data analysts”, with a focus on seeking ways to improve and develop new data analysis capabilities.

    The incumbent on this appears to be QSSI/Optum and this was awarded as unrestricted on the CMS ESD contract. The initial value was $92M, though the obligated spend to date is understiod to only be $67M, with the contract ending in March 2017.  

    Looking to Partner? At this point, it is hard to know whether this will end up as 8(a) or as unrestricted and, if so, how CMS wll invoke any recertification requirements around 8(a) status.  A few firms who are likely to be viewed as potential partners based on relationships and experience with this program include GDIT, CSRA, Accenture, Booz Allen, Northrop, HMS, HPE and Signature Consulting Group. 

    What are the odds this ends up as an 8(a) set aside? Should you be on this list? Let us know. Comment below. 

    Known to have been released on CIO-SP3 SB to 8(a) firms, the notice does mention a desire for SDVOSB, HUBZone small business, WOSB as potential targets, though we have not confirmed it was released to these groups. Need a copy of the SOW? Email us at admin@g2xchange.com

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