FirstSource III

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On 2/25/2021 the second version of the FirstSource draft was released. The final RFP is expected in early April 2021.

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Get started with the draft.  Fedmarket is offering a model proposal template based on the draft SOL.  Purchase of the draft proposal includes an update once the final RFP is released, and additional updates to include all amendments and changes to the final RFP.

FirstSource III is a 100% small business set-aside with five (5) separate set-aside tracks:

  • 8(a)
  • Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone)
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
  • Women-Owned Small Business (WOSB)
  • Track 5 will be set-aside for all small businesses (which includes all small businesses and socioeconomic designated small business concerns)

>> 5 awards in each SB category

Contract Ceiling: $10 Billion
Period of Performance: 10 years, 5 years, 1 three-year option, 1 two-year option

Scope: Full array of Value-Added Reseller services and access to a wide and renewable variety of IT commodities and solutions (hardware and software) from multiple Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that will be available through Delivery Order competitions.

  • Hardware, Software, Managed IT Services

541519 - Other Computer Related Services, 511210 - Software Publishers

Evaluation Factors:

  • Prior Experience
  • Ability to Achieve Results
  • Past Performance
  • Price

The FirstSource III solicitation is a 2 phase proposal. After submittal of Phase 1, you will be notified if the evaluators wish to invite you to complete Phase 2.

Be prepared to provide:

Phase I
Volume I - Technical Proposal
*Cover Letter

Factor 1 - Ability to Achieve Results:
1) Must prove you have broad range of IT and new technology in your published IT catalog
2) Must prove you currently hold reseller authorizations with major distributors
3) Must prove you currently hold ISO 28001:2007 Supply Chain Certification; must also describe your supply chain risk management approach and how you mitigate risk in your supply chain

Phase II
Volume II - Technical Proposal
*Cover Letter

Factor 2 - Demonstrated Prior Experience:
1) Experience providing VAR services and access to wide variety of IT hardware and software from multiple OEMs
2) Experience providing IT software from multiple OEMs at scale
3) Experience providing IT hardware from multiple OEMs at scale
4) Experience providing Software perpetual licensing, software as a service and software configuration and customization
5) Experience providing IT managed services

Factor 3 - Past Performance:
1) CPARS required for cited experience references in Factor 2

Volume III - Price Proposal
*Cover Letter
*Completed Attachment 1 Price Schedule and supporting pricing detail.

Factor 4 - Price
1) Sample task to complete and a total evaluated price will be developed for evaluation purposes only
2) Sample task will be broken into several parts - those categories represented within the current FirstSource II SOW. Small Form Factor Devices, Static Devices, Domain Devices, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Devices, Peripheral Devices and Software.
3) Labor categories will probably be included with the sample task

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FirstSource III

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FirstSource III - Phase 1$750