The FBI has asked industry for insights on how to design and execute a multiple-award blanket purchase agreement to acquire contractor Agile teams to meet mission requirements.
The bureau plans to use Scaled Agile Framework methodologies and principles for the FBI Agile Services Teams acquisition effort, according to a request for information posted Friday on the SAM website.
Other core objectives set by the FBI for the FAST acquisition initiative are the use of task orders tailored for unique scope and team sizes, focus on value delivery, maximum telecommuting and establishment of partnerships, on and off ramps, mission and vendor transparency.
The bureau expects the multiple-award BPA to be a five-year vehicle and plans to use a federal supply source contract vehicle like the General Services Administration’s Schedule 70 to procure Agile services through individual task orders.
“The flexibility of the FAST BPA will allow customers to elect one or multiple task orders be issued to a particular service. It would also permit acquired services to augment existing teams, create a new cross functional team, or create a new agile release train,” the RFI reads.
Interested stakeholders should provide a statement of capability and technical insights on the FAST solicitation.
For the technical insight aspect, vendors should specify organizational characteristics that are key to ensuring delivery of value using SAFe principles, suggest strategy or approach for the requirement and come up with an outline of FAST BPA description of services that would be applicable to all task orders, among others.
Responses to the RFI are due Aug. 30.