Registration Open - VA TAC-OIT Short Code Aggregator Virtual Vendor Demonstration One-on-One Meetings
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Office of Procurement, Acquisition, and Logistics
(OPAL), Technology Acquisition Center (TAC)
Office of Information and Technology (OIT),
Connectivity and Collaboration Services (CCS)
Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization
Direct Access Program (DAP)
Short Code Aggregator Virtual Vendor Demonstrations
Date: Monday, March 6, 2023
Time: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM ET, by confirmed appointment only
Virtual Format: Powered by Cisco Webex with audio and video capability.
Deadline to register for consideration: 3:00 PM ET, Wednesday, February 22, 2023, or when capacity has been reached, whichever comes first.
REGISTRATION IS CLOSED
- Completing registration does NOT guarantee the scheduling of a virtual demonstration session with VA TAC and OIT.
- Please carefully review the referenced RFI and enclosed list of Minimum Technical Requirements (MTRs) associated with this opportunity.
- Minimum Technical Requirements.pdf
- You must fully complete the entire registration process, including the upload of your company’s capability statement, to be considered by HCSC for a virtual demonstration.
- Selection and session scheduling is at the sole discretion of the VA TAC-OIT panel.
- Firms that are NOT selected will receive communications from VA TAC-OIT staff.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Procurement, Acquisition, and Logistics (OPAL), Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) and the Office of Information and Technology (OIT), Connectivity, in collaboration with the Direct Access Program, will host virtual vendor demonstration sessions focused on providing the small business community an opportunity to present their capabilities as they relate to the Business Sectors, NAICS, and Capabilities listed below.
Company representatives selected by the VA TAC-OIT panel will participate in a 30-minute videoconference to demonstrate the solution's capabilities as outlined in the referenced RFI and Minimum Technical Requirements.
VA TAC-OIT is seeking information in support of moving toward an innovative agile single platform to manage learning content development across the Department.
This event is an extension and in support of the following RFI via SAM.gov:
DA10—Short Code Aggregator Industry Day (VA-23-00027181)
Notice ID: 36C10A23Q0045
Published date: 12/29/2022
Community of Interest (COI)
Goals and Outcomes for this event
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Information and Technology (OIT), Connectivity and Collaboration Services (CCS) is looking to establish a National Contract to implement short codes within the Department of Veterans Affairs National Telephony Ecosphere. The goal is to be able to reserve short codes and establish a Tier 1 short code aggregator in-order to route Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)/Short Message Service (SMS)/Rich Communication Services (RCS)/Electronic Mail (EMAIL) to short code recipients. The Connectivity and Collaboration Services Department is looking for industry feedback from potential industry aggregators to see what solutions and products are available in the marketplace.
VA TAC-OIT seeks information from companies with operations related to the following NAICS:
Computing Infrastructure Providers, Data Processing, Web Hosting, and Related Services
Other Computer Related Services
TAC-OIT seeks information from companies that encompasses the following capabilities:
- Ability to reserve short codes in the national database and register them to the Dept of VA.
- Routing of MMS/SMS/RCS/E-Mails with all major cellular carriers (T-Mobile/ATT/Verizon).
Ability to provide Opt In/Opt out options over SMS/MMS/RCS over all major wireless carriers.
- Ability to provide Software as a Service (SaaS) / Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud based options
- FEDRAMP Approved
Compatibility with both iOS and Android systems.
- What other Federal agencies are using Short Codes
Desired Federal Socio-Economic Classifications:
Firms with the following socio-economic classifications are encouraged to register for consideration:
- Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
- Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
- Woman-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
- Historically Underutilized Business Zones (HUBZone)
- Small Business
- Large Business
About VA Office of Procurement, Acquisition, and Logistics, Technology Acquisition Center
The Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) has a highly specialized team of IT experienced contracting officers and specialist who are bolstered by a cadre of program management subject matter experts and engineers well versed in the intricacies of IT requirements and emerging industry capabilities. It is this type of team approach to supporting customers which enables the TAC to provide customized, impactful IT solution support within the federal space.
As the proud home of VA’s IT Acquisition Innovation Lab, the TAC uses forward-thinking, agile acquisition methods to procure cutting-edge IT goods and services for customers such as VA’s Digital Service Team, the VA Center for Innovation, the VA Office of Information and Technology, the Veterans Benefits Administration, the Veterans Health Administration, the National Cemetery Administration as well as other Federal agencies.
The TAC manages several strategic enterprise contract vehicles such as the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology-Next Generation (T4NG) contract for IT services, which is a multi-agency contract, and OMB-designated Tier 2 vehicle. Customers/Business Partners will benefit from this type of contract by seeing cost and schedule efficiencies, as well as being provided a total IT services solution to meet their requirements. TAC enterprise vehicles are also structured to support VA’s statutory mandate to provide contracting preference to Veteran-owned small businesses.
About the Office of Information and Technology (OIT)
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Information and Technology (OIT), Connectivity and Collaboration Services (CCS) provides high quality, effective, and efficient mobility services to VA Medical Centers (VAMCs), Community Based Outpatient Clinics (CBOCs), Field and Program offices and other remote users that are geographically dispersed throughout the United States (US), Guam, Saipan, American Samoa, Philippines, and Puerto Rico.
If you have questions about the virtual event, please contact the Direct Access Program by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at 202-461-4694.