Notice ID: 2020-111720
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, NCIRD/DVD/OD, 1600 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA, 30333, hereby announces its intent to issue a sole source contract in accordance with FAR 6.302-1 to Berry Technology Solutions, LLC, 525 Westpark Dr, Suite 310, Peachtree City, GA 30269, to provide support for all aspects of VTrckS operations and maintenance. This includes maintenance of the SAP software, SAP functional and development support, interfaces monitoring and maintenance, data warehouse maintenance, service level agreements, end user support – technical support, test management, release management, technical change management, defect resolution and its management, and data conversion and master data maintenance. The scope of work also includes operation and maintenance of the NCIRD Advanced Business Analytics Platform. The contractor will also provide necessary support to respond to public health emergencies as it relates to the VTrckS system. The purpose of this contract is to ensure continuity of operations during COVID-19 vaccine implementation in VTrckS and to eliminate transition-related risk during the COVID-19 vaccine distribution. Awarding a follow-on contract to a new vendor during this time period introduces risk that is inherent to the transition to a new vendor. Such a transition could negatively impact system support of VTrckS and the central role it has been designed to play in the nation’s COVID-19 vaccination program. Specifically, any interruptions in the support of VTrckS could result in delays or disruptions to COVID-19 vaccine distribution, at the time that the vaccine is anticipated to become widely available. Such delays would increase the morbidity, mortality, and associated economic and societal hardships in the United States that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused over the course of the last 10 months.