SECTION C DESCRIPTION/SPECIFICATIONS
The principal goal of the Commerce Information Technology Solutions Next Generation
(COMMITS NexGen) program is to continue the momentum established by the
COMMITS predecessor. COMMITS NexGen will provide an attractive alternative GWAC
vehicle that allows small businesses to change the way Government IT problems are
solved. The GWAC is established under the explicit statutory authority of the Clinger
Cohen legislation, to provide a pool of exceptionally qualified, high quality small, small
disadvantaged, small 8(a), small women owned, small veteran owned, and small service
disabled veteran owned, and small HUBZone businesses. These partners will deliver
information technology solutions to the Department of Commerce and other Federal
agencies through a performance based, streamlined method of acquisition.
The COMMITS NexGen contract program is a true solutions based vehicle. Under this
structure the contracts contain neither fixed labor rates nor categories, nor do they
contain pre established line items. The COMMITS NexGen solution approach does not
limit the partners to predefined contract line items. For each fair opportunity task order
competition, the COMMITS NexGen partners are free to identify and propose the best
solution, with the focus on results. Unless exempted (see FAR 16.505(b)(2)), each task
order will be competed under the COMMITS fair opportunity competitive procedures
(see attachment J 1). The COMMITS Fair Opportunity competitive procedures will
maintain an ongoing competitive environment throughout the life of the contracts. Free
from the constraints of prescribed CLINS and products, the solution based structure will
significantly improve each Contractor's ability to craft innovative and state of the art
COMMITS NexGen is a broad "solutions" based vehicle. The contract scope includes all
products and services necessary to meet the requesting activity s requirement.
COMMITS NexGen contracts are available to both the Department and other
government agencies and provide a pool of high quality talent from which to acquire
information technology services and solutions. Work may be performed at headquarters
and/or field offices located throughout the United States and abroad.
As described in the chart below, the COMMITS NexGen ordering methodology will utilize
a three tier process for task order competition. Contractors who certified at $6 million or
$12.5 million size standards will be allowed to compete on task orders with a life cycle
value of equal to or less than $5 million (Tier I). Contractors who certified at $21 million
or 500 employees will be allowed to compete on task orders with a life cycle value
between $5 million and $40 million (Tier II). Contractors who certified at 1500
employees will only be allowed to compete on task orders with a life cycle value of more
than $40 million (Tier III).
Contractors in Tier I or Tier II, in addition to competing on task orders in their respective
Tier, may compete on task orders in a higher Tier. However, those in Tier II or III may
not compete in task orders in a lower Tier unless they are the incumbents. The
incumbents will be able to propose on any follow on task order regardless of lifecycle
value or Tier.