VA Veteran Enterprise Contracting for Transformation and Operational Readiness (VECTOR)
The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded 68 companies spots on a potential 10-year, $25 billion contract vehicle that covers general management and business support services to VA. Cogent Solutions will compete for task orders to provide analyses, training management and improvement, supply chain support, outreach and human resources and staffing services through VA's Veteran Enterprise Contracting for Transformation and Operational Readiness contract.
VECTOR is a multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that has a five-year base period and five option years and is a set-aside program for service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses.
3.1 General Requirements
Contractor personnel shall have the level of experience necessary to accomplish the requirements of this PWS. In addition, contractor personnel shall be acceptable to the Government in terms of personal and professional conduct, and in technical knowledge. Furthermore, contractor personnel are expected to be proficient in using office automation equipment and software, and have sufficient written and verbal communication skills to support VA program offices, their customers and any other VA organizations. Should any contractor personnel be determined to be unacceptable in terms of technical competency or unacceptable conduct or behavior while on-site or while working on contract activities, the contractor shall immediately remove and replace the unacceptable on-site personnel at no additional cost to the Government. Contractor personnel are to serve in a support role; therefore, final decisions regarding inherently governmental functions will always be made by Government personnel.
3.2 Service Requirements
Services performed shall be of a non-personal nature. VA organizations will not provide supervision of contractor personnel. Contractor personnel shall at no time allow an employeremployee relationship to develop with VA organizations or their staff. VA organizations will refrain from any activities that create the appearance of such a relationship. Contractors shall not perform inherently governmental functions including: decision-making, supervision of Government employees, supervision of other contractors on other contracts, and activities that create the appearance of performing such functions.
3.3 Service Groups
The contractor shall provide services, labor categories, and solutions necessary to fulfill the cope of one or more of the following groups:
3.3.2 Group 2 – Analysis
The contractor shall provide services as they related to studies and analysis and information and records management, as outlined below.
The contractor shall provide studies as they relate to staffing, evaluation, human resources, organization, leadership, efficiency, effectiveness, gap analysis, organization development, and emergency preparedness. These services may include management analysis, including organizational studies that specifically assess and analyze current organization states and management systems and perform gap analysis of differences between current and targeted states, including findings and recommendations, return of investment analysis conducting surveys, focus groups, and other accepted techniques for data collection in support of organization studies that specifically assess and analyze current organization states and management systems.
184.108.40.206 Statistical and Actuarial Analysis
The contractor shall evaluate, recommend, design, and develop solutions to compile, evaluate, analyze, control, secure, and disseminate timely, relevant, objective, and accurate data and information to VA and VA stakeholders, including web-based designs, operational systems, document storage, applications, models, and assessment of existing legacy systems.
220.127.116.11 Management Analysis
The contractor shall conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively.
18.104.22.168 Records Information Management
The contractor shall conduct the proper practice of life cycle managing and editing the records of a VA entity. These services may include the digitization of hard records to electronic media, disposition of records, and storage of records in accordance with specific regulations.
22.214.171.124 Financial and Business Performance Auditing
The contractor shall conduct independent audits of designated programs and financial services to ensure compliance of applicable laws and statutes for various VA entities. These services may include pre-audit activities to ensure compliance, adherence to Generally Accepted Governmental Auditing Standards (GAGAS), and attestation engagements.
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