VA to award action for Workers without Compensation (WOC) on- and off-boarding solution to IBM

Solicitation: ID02120052-101

Contract: GS02F0036

This action will provide the Department of Veterans Affairs requires the development and implementation of an end-to-end WOC on- and off-boarding solution, enhancement of current reporting and tracking capabilities, and creation of interfaces between between HR·Smart and USA staffing, as well, as between ICAM (Identity, Credentialing, and Access Management) and HR·Smart specific to WOC data and requirements.  The HR·Smart enhancements will enable an efficient process for onboarding WOCs each year and maintain them throughout their tenure with the VA.

This contract action is for a sole source award of a modification to International BusinessMachines (IBM), 6300 Diagonal Highway, Boulder, CO 80301 80301 for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Office of Academic Affiliations (OAA) access to the solution for Workers without Compensation (WOC).

The requesting activity has an awarded requirement for the design, development, testing, training, deployment, hosting, help desk support, and also operations and maintenance (O&M) services for an enterprise Human Resources Information System (HRIS) that has replaced the legacy 50+ year old Personnel Accounting and Integrated Data (PAID) which is at its end of life. The new system, provided by IBM, provides VA Human Resource (HR) Specialists with personnel action processing capabilities, and both HR Specialists and all VA employees with benefits administration and compensation management capabilities. This enterprise system serves the entire VA and over 400,000 personnel.

The current contractor, IBM is the developer of the proprietary HRIS SSC solution VA is currently utilizing.

This action will provide the The Department of Veterans Affairs requires the development and implementation of an end-to-end WOC on- and off-boarding solution, enhancement of current reporting and tracking capabilities, and creation of interfaces between between HRꞏSmart and USA staffing, as well, as between ICAM (Identity, Credentialing, and Access Management) and HRꞏSmart specific to WOC data and requirements. The HRꞏSmart enhancements will enable an efficient process for onboarding WOCs each year and maintain them throughout their tenure with the VA. It will streamline the application process, create consistent standardized documentation for records and reporting, and allow for a trackable functional population.

No actions were taken as this is a one-time upgrade with follow on operations and maintenance that must be performed by the developer of the system.

Because of the Private Shared Service Center solution described in IV, market research was not conducted. IBM, as the developer of the proprietary HRIS SSC solution, which includes the software, hardware, hosting and maintenance, prevents any market research from being conducted for this requirement

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