The Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of the Chief Financial Officer (OCFO) releases solicitation for its Financial System Modernization Project, a key element of the overall Financial Replacement System plan.
"The project is framed by EPA's business requirements and the objectives set forth by the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Financial Management Line of Business (FM-LoB) initiative under the President's Management Agenda. EPA will ensure that it implements a solution consistent with the FM-LoB vision: to establish the framework for a government-wide financial management solution that is efficient and improves business performance while ensuring integrity in accountability, financial controls, and mission effectiveness.
EPA will use a single stage acquisition that includes three elements - software, integration, and hosting. Consistent with the FM-LoB approach, EPA will consider Government designated Centers of Excellence for Financial Management as well as private sector providers as part of its best-value determination. Centers of Excellence are the Department of Transportation, Department of the Interior, General Services Administration, and Bureau of the Public Debt."
Proposals are due March 7, 2006.