USAF issues presolicitation for Cloud One Next contract

By Apurva Minchekar / May 18, 2023

The Air Force is seeking information for data modernization and migration into commercial cloud environments, the service said in a May 18 notice.

The service is conducting market research as part of its effort to compete the Cloud One follow-on contract, Cloud One Next, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center noted in its request for information.

The Defense Department said it requires an enterprise-scale contractual vehicle to modernize and migrate applications/systems and data into commercial cloud environments. This work will include performing deep application assessments and modernizing and migrating applications into DOD-authorized Impact Level 2, 4, 5 and 6 commercial cloud environments, according to the RFI.

Furthermore, the application assessments shall allow the Air Force to make an intelligent business decision as to whether and how to refactor, replatform, recode or replace each application to meet mission requirements.

The C1 Program Management office intends to award a single contract to a contractor, according to the document. This contractor will act as the prime integrator to manage the application migrations process based on the prime contractor’s expertise in migrating applications into cloud environments.

The base period of performance will be no more than one year from the date of award with the end date correlating to the end of quarter two/ quarter three of the government fiscal year, the service noted in its statement of objectives material.

The June 1 industry day will provide an opportunity for potential offerors to learn more about the government’s requirements and expectations for cloud computing services, the notice reads.