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Current Procurements

ITPS Work Request 19-12: Mainframe Programming Services

Updated Sept. 9, 2019

The Department of Retirement Systems is seeking Contract Mainframe Programmers with Natural/Adabas experience to assist with projects on an as-needed basis.

NOTE: Proposals will only be entertained from companies that are currently listed on the Department of Enterprise Services’ Master Contract 08215, Information Technology Professional Services (ITPS), Category 11, Mainframe Services.

Work Request

Amendments and Addenda

Exhibits

Estimated Procurement Schedule*

Issue Request for Proposals Aug. 23, 2019
Vendors' written questions due Aug. 30, 2019
DRS' answers to written questions posted Sept. 9, 2019
Complaints due Sept. 11, 2019
Proposals due Sept. 18, 2019 – 4:00 pm Pacific Time
Finalists notified  Oct. 9, 2019
Onsite Interviews/Presentations (at DRS' discretion)  Oct. 14-15, 2019
Notice of Apparent Successful Bidder (ASB) Oct. 16, 2019
Last day to request debriefing conference Three days after ASB announcement 
Last day to submit a protest Five business days after debriefing
Estimated Contract start date Nov. 13, 2019

*DRS reserves the right to revise the above schedule.

This Work Request has also been posted on the Department of Enterprise Services' Washington's Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) website. Amendments to this Work Request will be published on both the DRS website and on WEBS. It is the Bidder's responsibility to access the Work Request, amendments, questions and answers, and related documents on either the DRS website or WEBS.

ITPS Work Request 19-09: Quality Assurance and Technical Quality Review Services

Updated July 3, 2019

The Department of Retirement Systems is seeking a Quality Assurance and Technical Quality Review Consultant to provide independent and objective oversight to assist in the successful outcomes of its Creating an Outstanding Retirement Experience (CORE) Program. This Program will plan and implement a series of projects to replace mission-critical legacy systems.

NOTE: Proposals will only be entertained from companies that are currently listed on the Department of Enterprise Services’ Master Contract 08215, Information Technology Professional Services (ITPS), Category 5, Project Quality Assurance.

Work Request

Amendments and Addenda

Exhibits

Estimated Procurement Schedule*

Issue Request for Proposals May 28, 2019
Vendors' written questions due May 31, 2019
DRS' answers to written questions posted June 7, 2019
Complaints due June 10, 2019
Proposals due June 13, 2019 – 4:00 pm Pacific Time
Finalists notified  June 21, 2019
Onsite Interviews/Presentations (at DRS' discretion)  June 24-28, 2019
Notice of Apparent Successful Bidder (ASB) July 2, 2019
Last day to request debriefing conference July 8, 2019
Last day to submit a protest Five business days after debriefing
Estimated Contract start date July 23, 2019

*DRS reserves the right to revise the above schedule.

This Work Request has also been posted on the Department of Enterprise Services' Washington's Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) website. Amendments to this Work Request will be published on both the DRS website and on WEBS. It is the Bidder's responsibility to access the Work Request, amendments, questions and answers, and related documents on either the DRS website or WEBS.

Diversity and Inclusion Consulting: Intent to Award Sole Source Contract

Posted May 17, 2019

The Washington State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS) contemplates awarding a sole source contract to deepSEE Consulting for services that will better enable leaders to foster a safe, inclusive and welcoming workplace for all team members, partners, customers and visitors. For more information, including a description of the contract deliverables and instructions for vendors interested in competing for this opportunity, see the Intent to Award Sole Source Contract. The deadline for vendors to submit capability statements is June 3, 2019.

Questions and requests for public inspection of the proposed contract should be directed to the DRS RFP Coordinator. Contact information is listed below.

Request for Proposals No. 19-01: Mainframe Rehosting Services

Updated July 23, 2019

The Washington State Department of Retirement Systems is issuing this Request for Proposals to migrate its applications off legacy mainframe technology into a new non-mainframe Linux environment. This mainframe rehosting is an interim step in the process of system modernization. This project will move legacy applications to a cloud environment, without modifying the applications’ functionality.

Request for Proposals

Amendments and Addenda

Exhibits

Unless otherwise noted, documents are provided as PDF files.

Estimated Procurement Schedule*

Issue Request for Proposals April 16, 2019
Mandatory Letter of Intent to Propose due April 30, 2019
Vendors' written questions due April 30, 2019
DRS' answers to written questions posted May 9, 2019
Complaints due May 20, 2019
Proposals due May 28, 2019 – 4:00 pm Pacific Time
Finalists notified  June 21, 2019
Pre-assessments, presentations, interviews, reference checks (at DRS' discretion)  July 8-29, 2019*
Notice of Apparent Successful Bidder (ASB) No later than July 29, 2019*
Last day to request debriefing conference Three business days after notice of ASB
Last day to submit a protest Five business days after debriefing**

*Updated July 23, 2019. DRS reserves the right to revise the above schedule.

**Aggrieved foreign Bidders from WTO GPA signatory nations may file a protest up to 10 calendar days following the debriefing.

This Request for Proposals has also been posted on the Department of Enterprise Services' Washington's Electronic Business Solution (WEBS) website. Amendments to this RFP will be published on both the DRS website and on WEBS. It is the Bidder's responsibility to access the RFP, amendments, questions and answers, and related documents on either the DRS website or WEBS.

Contact Information

RFP Coordinator:

Jilene Siegel

Telephone:

(360) 664-7291

Fax:

(360) 753-5397

Email the RFP Coordinator

Mailing Address:

Washington State Department of Retirement Systems
PO Box 48380
Olympia WA 98504-8380

Street Address:

6835 Capitol Boulevard SE
Tumwater, WA 98501