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Microconsulting Work Statement - Governance Models in Public and Private Sector #18

JCQuin opened this Issue May 17, 2018 · 3 comments


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JCQuin commented May 17, 2018

Microconsulting Work Statement - Governance Models in Public and Private Sector


VA has the need to establish a governance model for the Lighthouse program. The goal of the governance model is to create standardized processes for deciding (1) the prioritization of which APIs to build, (2) the data models and standards to which to build the APIs (such as dates and times should follow RFC 3339), (3) how to get the APIs to production usage, and (4) how to make the APIs valuable to third party consumers. VA believes each of these processes should follow a standard policy driven approach based on private and public sector best practices and this governance model will define how VA builds and manages APIs.

It is not anticipated that this work will conflict the Contractor out of future Lighthouse work. Any OCI concern can be directed to the Contracting Officer.

The Play

As the VA Lighthouse Product Owner seeking the appropriate Governance model, I would like to understand, with the intention to adopt, best practices from the private and public sector, specifically for prioritizing APIs to build, standards to which to build APIs, and making the APIs usable by external consumers. We would like the primary research performed to gather best practices around:

  • Characteristics of effective models in the public and private sector, and who is successfully using them.
  • Lessons learned from these organizations (both what is working and what isn't)
  • Highlight strengths and weaknesses of selected governance models.

The Contractor shall participate in a combined retrospective upon completion of performance estimated to be one hour in duration.


  • Vendor shall highlight strengths and weaknesses for selected VA governance models based on best practices learned from the evaluated entities. Data shall be presented to VA in the most appropriate way, as defined in the proposal.
  • Vendor shall provide all data/research learned from each entity to build the recommendation.

Definition of Done

  • Deliverable representative of the effort described in vendor's proposal.
  • Submission to VA GitHub as .md file, or other submission as described in the proposal.

Time Box

VA anticipates a 2-week iteration to be sufficient. 2-week iteration shall start on an agreed upon date. Vendors may propose alternate time frame for VA's consideration.


In performance of this effort, the contractor shall not perform a function that requires access to a VA system or VA sensitive information (e.g., system administrator privileged access to a VA system, or contractor systems or processes that utilize VA sensitive information). Additionally, the contractor shall not connect one or more contractor-owned IT devices to a VA internal trusted network. Finally, this acquisition does not involve the storage, generating, transmitting, or exchanging of VA sensitive information.


  • Vendor shall describe their ability to collect information from public and private entities to evaluate their governance models and present them in the most logical way.
  • Vendor shall provide a fixed price for the entire work effort.
  • Government will determine which proposal is most beneficial to the Government.
  • Government reserves the right to award to multiple vendors as a result of this RFQ.

Submissions shall be made to the following email addresses by 3pm ET, May 23, 2018., Contracting Officer, Contract Specialist

Solicitation Provisions

FAR 52.204-7 System for Award Management (OCT 2016)

Purchase Order Clauses

FAR 52.204-13 System for Award Management Maintenance (OCT 2016)
FAR 52.227-14 Alternate IV Rights in Data—General (DEC 2007)
FAR 52.232-33 Payment by Electronic Funds Transfer—System for Award Management (JUL 2013)
FAR 52.232-39 Unenforceability of Unauthorized Obligations (JUN 2013)
VAAR 852.232-72 Electronic submission of payment requests. (NOV 2012)


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CS-118 commented May 18, 2018


Q1. Is there a page limitation?
A1. No


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JCQuin commented Jun 6, 2018

Ad Hoc LLC, Skylight Digital LLC, and Sprezzatura Management Consulting LLC have been selected for award of the Governance Models in Public and Private Sector Microconsulting effort with a total value of $8,500.00, $9,395.00, and $10,000.00 respectively. A total of three quotes were received in response to the Request for Quotation. Deliverables will be available on the VA-Micropurchase-Repo once completed.


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