The Department of Interior (DOI) has issued the final version of a solicitation that would offer a single cloud service provider up to $1 billion to support the agency’s transition to a single hybrid enterprise cloud cluster.

In the solicitation posted to, DOI details the requirements for the Cloud Hosting Solutions (CHS) III acquisition, which is an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.

The contract has a five-year base period of performance and three two-year option performance periods. DOI said the minimum amount for the contract is $10 million, with a maximum amount of $1 billion.

“This will result in profound changes in the DOI computing environment, technology refresh, and leverage existing efforts, forging a path on how to move pieces of the enterprise to full cloud adoption, significantly improving DOI’s delivery of enhancements to each of DOI’s unique bureaus and service delivery programs, driving down information technology (IT) sustainment costs, and enabling resources to fund high priority emerging requirements,” the solicitation says.

DOI hopes the transition to enterprise cloud services will provide more efficiency, align with the government’s cloud smart and data center consolidation goals, and make technical sense – offering a consistent platform for development and enabling new technology adoption.

“Cloud services provide a wealth of benefits that DOI can leverage to provide the right services, at the right place, at the right time in service to our country needs,” the solicitation says. “Cloud services will enable the bureaus to improve efficiency, align with administration goals and provide a sound technical platform for our future.”

Questions regarding the solicitation are due by Nov. 18, and DOI will post Q&As “on or about” Dec. 5. Final proposals are due Dec. 19 at noon.

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