VA Customer Experience, DevOps & Agile Releases (CEDAR) IDIQ Industry Event Updates

Updated December 2, 2019

VA has posted an update related to NVSBE

For CEDAR specifically, please register at the VetBiz Portal (https://www.vetbiz.va.gov/) for either Networking Round Tables or Business Opportunity Sessions with Jeff Barnes and/or Mark Junda.

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VA has posted updates related to an Industry Day Information Session and Matchmaking/Networking Event:

Limited space is available.

Read more here.

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Updated November 25, 2019

“The Department of Veterans Affairs has posted the slides for the $250M CEDAR1 (formerly the Digital Services IDIQ) contract from the Industry Engagement and Information Session that was held in San Francisco on 11/20/19. with the final solicitation expected in early 2020.”

Access the slides here.

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Updated November 7, 2019

Solicitation 36C10B19Q0076

“Please note this effort was originally referred to as the Digital Services IDIQ and/or the Agile DevOps IDIQ, however, in the name of agile and incremental improvement, we’ve updated to the much catchier Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Customer Experience, DevOps and Agile Releases (CEDAR1) IDIQ***

This posting is to provide additional details to the message posted this morning. The Government will be holding at least three events over the next 6 weeks to engage and provide information to industry. The first will be an Industry Engagement and Information Session at the W Hotel in San Francisco, CA on 11/20/19 from 1230PM PST to 130PM PST. Please find additional information and register at the following link (space is limited so please sign up asap):

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/va-customer-experience-devops-and-agile-releases-cedar1-idiq-discussion-tickets-80785821567

The second event will be a series of roundtable and networking tables at the National Veterans Small Business Engagement (NVSBE) 2019 in Nashville, TN from December 9, 2019 to December 11, 2019. More specifics on this event will be provided ASAP. You can find more information and register for NVSBE at the following link:

https://www.vetbiz.va.gov/nvsbe2019/home/

The third event will be a matching-making event in the Washington, D.C. metro area in mid-December. Plans are still being finalized and the Government will provide details ASAP.

The tentative schedule for this effort will start with a draft solicitation to be released in mid-January 2020, with the formal RFP release by the end of January 2020. This RFP will lead to the award of a multiple award Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract for agile, DevOps, User Centered Design, and other modern software development methodologies in support of VA s on-going transformation efforts and VA s digital modernization strategy. VA intends to solicit this as a 100% Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business set-aside…”

Read more here.


Posted June 20, 2019

The Department of Veterans Affairs is continuing with the award of a multiple award vehicle for procuring agile delivery and DevOps services previously known as the Digital Service BPA. The effort will still be multiple award, however, it will no longer be a Blanket Purchase Agreement, and it s the Government s intention to solicit on the open market as a Service Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB) set aside for the award of an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) Task Order Contract.  The timeline is still tentative, but currently the solicitation is planned to be released towards the end of Fiscal Year 2019, with evaluations taking place in the early Fall 2019, with awards scheduled to be made prior to January 1, 2020.

Read more here.

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