Revision Control System needed by Defense Contract Management Agency

Solicitation Number: PR05062015
Response Date: Jun 23, 2015 7:00 am Eastern
Contact.: Larry Gillead, Contract Specialist
Phone: 8047340792
SPECIAL NOTICE: SOURCE SOUGHT & REQUEST FOR INFORMATION (RFI). THIS IS NOT A REQUEST FOR QUOTES. This notice does not represent a commitment by the Government to issue a solicitation or award a contract. The Government is not obligated to and will not pay for information received as a result of this announcement. No reimbursement will be made for any costs associated with providing information in response to this announcement and any follow-up information requests to include an invite to further explain/demonstrate aspects of their propose approach. Requests for a solicitation will not receive a response. As part of this special notice DCMA will be evaluating for planning purposes if there exist an adequate number of qualified interested small business contractors capable of providing the required services and/or products.
The Defense Contract Management Agency (DCMA) develops applications for supporting both internal business processes and Department of Defense (DoD) Government Contract Writing and Administration Systems (CWASs) in addition to other DoD eCommerce tools.
The source code for these applications is currently maintained in Concurrent Versions Systems (CVS), or a Gitblit Git distributed revision control system. The CVS and Git systems are supported internally. In addition to application source code, a variety of scripts and configurations files utilized by IT Staff for operational support of DCMA systems is not stored in any revision control system.
The developers and IT Staff vary in knowledge and experience with revision control systems, ranging from understanding and utilizing these systems on a daily basis to being unfamiliar with the concepts of revision control and never using these systems.
DCMA is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) component that works directly with Defense suppliers to help ensure that DoD, Federal, and allied government supplies and services are delivered on time, at projected cost, and meet performance requirements. DCMA directly contributes to the military readiness of the United States and its allies, and helps preserve the nation’s freedom.
DCMA provides Contract Administration Services to the DoD Acquisition Enterprise and its partners to ensure delivery of quality products and services to the warfighter; on time and on cost. DCMA is a recognized leader of, and contributor to many of DoD’s business reform initiatives. Those initiatives’ goals are to improve the Nation’s defense in the most economical and efficient ways possible. This involves managing 334,000 prime contracts valued at approximately $1.2 Trillion.
DCMA is headquartered in Ft Lee, Virginia and currently employs approximately 10,500 civilian and military professionals worldwide. DCMA consists of over 50 Contract Management Offices (CMOs) with over 800 employee duty stations worldwide, working with over 19,000 Defense related firms.
The purpose of this RFI is to gather information pertaining to different revision control systems with the intent of migrating the existing CVS and Git system to a single platform to be utilized by all developers and IT Staff. This will require support for the design and installation of the solution, including support for the migration of existing data, and training for personnel that will be utilizing the system.
Responses to this RFI will be reviewed by DCMA for their applicability to the Government’s need and determined to be “Relevant” or “Irrelevant” to the above problem. Offerors of “Relevant” responses may be requested to demonstrate their approach/product to a Government panel of Subject Matter Experts to help DCMA determine the to-be-state of revision control.
All responses to this RFI should include the following:
• Comprehensive overview of solution
• Examples of projects where the solution has been deployed
o Scope
o Environment (Federal Government, State/Local Government, Private Industry)
o Timelines – actual and expected
o Outcomes
• Lessons learned from previous similar projects
• Timelines to expect for each stage of process and overall timeline from start to finish
• Expectations of the type and number of personnel required for the project
• Suggested roles and responsibilities of the contractor and the Government
• Implementation approaches – system resources required, transition timelines, sustainment, etc.
• Comprehensive outline of security approach
• Training approach for staff
Relevant Technical Specification/Information
• Be supported on virtual servers (VMware) platform
• Supports Git repositories
• Provides identity management through use of external LDAP and can use LDAP-based certs for both Web-interface login and Git tooling (Active Directory preferred)
• Supports multiple modes of authentication support (DoD Common Access Card preferred)
• Provides method of backup
• Has web interface with repository browser, in-browser diff capability, and “click” to zip and download
• Provides repository usage analytics through an API (e.g. service-based), in addition to a UI/Web dashboard
• Have fine grained access control at the repository level, ideally at the branch level
• Have pull request capability for repositories
• Have Git-Hook and/or plugin capabilities
• Have Git submodule support
• Provide image diff capability in addition to text-based diff capability
• In addition to the above; each response must contain:
o An executive summary describing the content and scope of proposed solution
o Company profile
o Primary points of contact
• Page Limit of Responses: 20
• Submit Responses to:
• Administrative questions concerning this RFI:
RFI Release: 05/06/15
Responses Due: ASAP but NLT 27 May 2015, 7:00AM (EST)


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