FBO Notice Date 12/14/17
BIDS Reference Number 945
Document Type: Fair Opportunity Notice
Installation Of Equipment

General Services Administration, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS), Assisted Acquisition Services Division (4QFA), 30308

N -- AVAYA (Brand Name Only) Telecommunications Switch System Fleet Readiness Center - East SOL ID04170045 POC Keierrah P. Beasley, Contract Specialist, Phone 4043570614, Email Keierrah.Beasley@gsa.gov - Kevin Albertson, Senior Contracting Officer, Phone 334-328-7646, Email kevin.albertson@gsa.govOther Statutory Authority AWARD NUMBER: GS-35F-0156V AWARD DATE: 120817ID04170045000Hing Pan Wong, Phone 3019756289, Email Hnw6@nist.govOnly One Source (except brand name) AWARD NUMBER: GS-35F-0119Y AWARD DATE: 121217SB134118NC0041This Limited Source Justification is posted in accordance with FAR 8.405-6(2).

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently migrated its public facing website to Drupal utilizing a cloud-based platform. NIST would like to build on this successful project by continuing to consolidate numerous internal and external web properties into its Drupal cloud-based host environment. Additionally, NIST's Web Content Management (WCM) team has been tasked to perform more and more as the consolidations move forward. This requires NIST's WCM team to have access to the tools that will allow the team to continuallyimprove and scale the site as well as the ability to add resources to the site as necessary. To do this, NIST needs a flexible acquisition mechanism to allow us to take advantage of the Cloud's ability to scale as resource needs change or to add resources that were not part of the original plan. This requires NIST to seek a cloud host that will provide the tools, resources, and computing cycles that will allow us to fulfill our web communications mission.

Acquia is the first company to receive a Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) Authorization to Operate (ATO) for federal customers using Acquia Cloud. It is one of the two providers to offer enterprise Drupal cloud services with a FISMA moderate ATO. In 2016, NIST spent significate amount of resources to migrate its primary websites to a Drupal Cloud hosted environment.

Drupal is an open source content management software maintained and developed by a community of over one million users and developers. It is distributed under the terms of the GNU General Public License, which means anyone is free to download it and share it with others. This open development model means that people are constantly working to make sure Drupal is a cutting-edge platform that supports the latest Web technologies. The Drupal platform encourages modularity, standards, collaboration, and ease-of-use.

The Government's market research identified one other vendor with the capability to provide Drupal Cloud hosting services, Blackmesh. However, the Government determined that Blackmesh does not meet the Government's requirements after additional testing of the product.

As such, the Government's market research determined that only Drupal Cloud Hosting Services through Acquia meets the Government's security and functionality requirements. Carahsoft Technology has certified to be the sole GSA schedule holder offering Acquia products and services. It serves as Acquia's master GSA schedule holder and aggregator for US Federal Government Sales (GSA Schedule #: GS-35F-0119Y).

An award was made to Carahsoft Technology, GSA Schedule #: GS-35F-0119Y, on 12/12/17 for Drupal Cloud Hosting Services.

CITE: https://www.fbo.gov/spg/DOC/NIST/AcAsD/SB134118NC0041/listing.html