Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Proposal Request: AI for Regulatory Streamlining – seeking an SaaS solution with integration support

FEDSIM is accepting solution briefs in response to the solicitation(s) below during the indicated time periods. Submissions received after indicated time periods will not be considered.

GSA has developed this pilot program to be implemented outside the normal Federal Acquisition Regulations (FAR) requirements to engage traditional and non-traditional Government contractors, including start-up companies. This pilot program is intended to promote competition in accordance with the Competition in Contracting Act (CICA) with a streamlined approach to address specific needs for innovative commercial items. This pilot program offers a range of advantages to open up the field of competition so that the Government and taxpayers benefit from a large pool of solutions at a better cost and performance.

The GSA Technology Transformation Service (TTS) Centers of Excellence (CoE) seek to accelerate adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) to discover insights at machine speed. GSA FEDSIM, in partnership with the TTS CoEs and their federal customers, is seeking commercial technology solutions in AI aimed at supporting regulatory streamlining efforts. The sponsoring customer, Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) seeks a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) based solution with integration support to be used and deployed by regulatory agency staff in order to modernize workflows in accordance with several regulatory streamlining Executive Orders (EOs).The current workflow process for regulatory work is burdensome on two accounts: a) the nature of regulatory work is largely analytic and b) the applications currently utilized to support the workforce are antiquated. Much of the process is accomplished by performing manual checks through the aid of applications such as email and spreadsheets. None of the current software applications facilitate the actual work required with sorting through agency regulations such as: capturing or facilitating the appropriate document workflow for approval and routing, the need to identify outdated regulations, duplicative language, and broken links, the requirement for analyzing public comments to regulatory changes, the need to identify conflicting regulations, and the requirement to provide cost estimations of regulatory implementation and/or deletion and projected timelines for rollout of regulatory change impacts. These tools also do not provide a cross agency verification to identify if there are contradictions across or within agency regulations.

The successful offeror will provide a SaaS based solution with integration support for federal agency staff to modernize regulatory workflows. This solution may require minor agile software development in order to meet agency specific security requirements and or implement workflow processes unique to integrating and modernizing client agency sub regulations during performance. 2.1.1 The government seeks a self-service SaaS tool that includes the following features. The tool may include additional features beyond what is listed. Solutions are encouraged if the majority of the following product features are supported: 1. Regulatory workflow component – including: a. Collaborative guidance and regulation editing b. Document history c. Regulation change tracking d. User attributed changes…

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