(Richmond, VA) -
The Virginia Information Technologies Agency (VITA) today announced the award of a five-year contract to CAI for the Commonwealth’s information technology contingent labor (ITCL) program. The contract provides an easy and quick way for public bodies to access quality information technology labor resources.
“Our information technology contingent labor program has been a tremendous success over the past 16 years; I am pleased that we can continue to deliver comprehensive consulting service options and a flexible process for our customer agencies,” said Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth, Nelson Moe. “This contract provides for enhanced alignment between contract rates and the local labor market for maximum cost savings.”
The ITCL program provides opportunities for small, women-owned and minority-owned (SWaM) businesses to compete for Commonwealth business. SWaM suppliers make up 35% of the program’s subcontractor network that provides resources to state agency customers. During the current contract period, SWaMs have been awarded 50% of the overall contract spend.
“Providing opportunities for SWaM- and service-disabled-owned businesses to compete for Virginia’s business is critical and yields proven, measurable benefits for the Commonwealth,” said Chief Information Officer of the Commonwealth, Nelson Moe. “This partnership will continue to provide state agencies and public entities with an efficient and cost-effective purchasing vehicle to engage quality IT resources to augment their agency business teams.”
Resources can be obtained in the form of IT contractors or in the form of deliverables-based solutions. The hourly-based resource solution, also called staff augmentation, covers a broad range of services with 50 IT job titles that are available at varying degrees of experience. The deliverables-based solution provides fixed-price work initiatives in one of the 15 specialty areas currently in demand throughout Virginia.
Contract awards followed in-depth, multiagency evaluation of responses to VITA’s request for proposals (RFPs). The RFP was publicly issued in June 2020 and scored according to pre-established evaluation factors. Ten suppliers submitted proposals.
The Virginia IT Agency proudly serves the Commonwealth’s 65 executive branch agencies, workforce of 55,000 state employees and 8.6 million Virginians. VITA connects Virginians to critical government services through information and innovation technology, infrastructure, cybersecurity and governance.
CAI is a leading business technology services firm committed to helping private and public organizations drive value, improve productivity and enhance customer experience. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including application management, strategy and consulting, intelligent automation, contingent workforce solutions, IT service management and business analytics. Visit www.cai.io