U.S. Department of State

Evolve Request for Proposal (RFP)

Solicitation in a Nutshell:



Agency: Department of State
Office: Acquisitions - AQM Momentum
Status: Final RFP Published on: Dec 02, 2022 05:50 pm EST
Solicitation Number: 19AQMM23R0042
NAICS Codes: 541513 - Computer Facilities Management Services
Contract Vehicle: Alliant 3
Contract Period: 7 Years
Type of Contract and Award: MAC IDIQ
Number of Awards: 34 Awards
Contract Value: Estimated to be $10,000,000,000
Set-Aside: A portion of the contract is reserved for small businesses
Security Clearance: Top Secret
Due Date & Time: Phase 1: January 18, 2023 02:00 pm EST
Summary: Evolve is Department of State's multiple-award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) acquisition program for IT services with a goal of improving the Department’s security posture and promoting innovation and IT modernization across the organization. This will help to eliminate duplication, leverage economies of scale, and centralize management of IT services under one vehicle.
The Evolve acquisition enables State Department to buy technology services from companies with proven track records to implement Secretary Blinken’s modernization agenda.Evolve also promotes expanded opportunities for small and disadvantaged businesses, through set-asides, small business participation goals, and inclusion of pass/fail small business commitment requirements for all large business offerors. Existing IT services provided to the Department under the 8(a) program will remain outside the scope of the Evolve program – ensuring those opportunities continue to be available to small businesses.
Scope: The scope includes:

  • IT Management: Includes IT Portfolio Management, Architecture, and Cybersecurity & Compliance categories of requirements.
  • Network and Telecommunications: Includes voice and data network, and supporting services such as load balancing, domain services, VPN, Intranet, Radio services, and RIMC network support.
  • Cloud and Data Center: Includes internal and external cloud services (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS) and Data Center and their supported services.
  • Application Development: Includes software application development, testing, release, support, and operations.
  • Customer and End User Support services: Includes support for end users and mobile computing devices.
Proposal Structure: PHASE 1:

Cover Page & All Minimum Standard Criteria

Volume 1: Technical

  • Superior Qualifications (Self-Scoring Submission)
  • Technical Challenge White Paper

Volume 2: Past Performance


Volume 3: Sample Task Order Technical Proposal

Volume 4: Management Approach

  • Program Management
  • IDIQ PM POC Resume
  • Quality Control Solution
  • Recruitment, Retention and Training e. Program Risk Management

Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM)

Volume 5: Small Business Participation

  • Small Business Participation Commitment Document (Required for ALL Offerors)
  • Small Business Subcontracting Plan (Only required for Other than Small Offerors)

Volume 6: Pricing

  • Pricing Narratives
    • 6a: IDIQ Pricing Narrative
    • 6b: Sample Task Order (STO) Pricing Narrative
  • Pricing Workbook
    • Pricing Cover Sheet
    • 6a: IDIQ Pricing
    • 6b: Sample Task Order (STO) Pricing
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Solicitation Documents:

Item Link
Final RFP PDF File
Standard Form 33 PDF File
Attachments ZIP File
Solicitation page on SAM.gov Evolve on SAM.gov

Related Webinars:

Webinar Date
GDIC Evolve Webinar (Jan 4 & 5, 2023) Replay
Winning Self-Scoring Solicitations (Oasis, Alliant, etc.) Self-Scoring Webinars

GDIC Relevant Material:

Service Category Service Title
Case Study Winning Alliant 2 SB GWAC
Article First Step Before Bidding on Government Contracts
Proposal Support Self-Scoring Proposal Services

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