The State Department has announced plans to launch a full and open competition for a potential 10-year, $ 2.5 billion contract to establish, maintain, enhance, operate and support the Integrated logistics management system.
ILMS is a supply chain management system that supports the procurement, demand, warehousing, tracking and transportation of departmental goods and services, management and processing of federal aid, asset and fleet management; and diplomatic bag and courier service, according to a draft RFP posted Monday.
The indefinite term / indefinite quantity delivery contract will have a base period of one year and nine option years.
The State Department plans to select an entrepreneur with capabilities in the areas of global logistics and supply chain management, global systems integration, and global change management. The agency described five areas of capacity that the vendor should provide support under the IDIQ contract: program management and support; agile product management; data management and analysis operations; Technology management; and customer support and services.
The ministry will accept questions on the draft RFP until July 20 and plans to post a virtual pre-solicitation event on August 2. A final solicitation for the ILMS procurement effort is expected to be released in September.