The Department of Treasury released a cloud acquisition roadmap based on the department’s cloud strategy that took effect July 1, 2019, according to special notice. The end-game of the acquisition roadmap for Treasury is to have an enterprise contract with a ceiling of $1 billion to accompany a complete range of cloud and professional services.
Treasury wants to share its cloud acquisition roadmap with the Internal Revenue Service, other procurement offices, and other stakeholders across the department, and said it aims to “increase efficiencies through maximizing the sharing of resources for planning, acquisition, execution, and operation of cloud services in a manner similar to other shared IT services” in the space.
“At present, Treasury Bureaus are individually moving forward with cloud solutions, and have implemented a number of cloud solutions to address unique mission priorities requiring agile and elastic approaches, often through duplicative contract actions,” the notice says. “This scattered approach, while offering varying degrees of agility for individual customers, ignores opportunities for cost reduction through service deduplication and consolidated procurement actions.”
The acquisition road map also includes plans to increase the contract ceiling of Treasury’s shared services Workplace Community Cloud from $6.4 million, to $9.6 million, in an effort to support the migration of pending IRS cloud projects.