Accenture has secured a blanket purchase order agreement (BPA) from the US Department of Energy (DOE) that blends core information technology (IT) services with ongoing and new modernization priorities for DOE technology systems and infrastructures.
Accenture said that the CIO Business Operations Support Services (CBOSS) contract has been awarded for a potential value of $2bn, spanning a five-year performance period and covers general IT support, telecommunications, cybersecurity, systems architecture and engineering, and shared services.
Under the CBOSS contract terms, Accenture Federal Services (AFS) is expected support DOE’s plan to migrate from an on-premises service model to a modern, cloud-based IT services model that will incorporate leading-edge, commercially available products and services.
The company said that the approach targets improvement in IT flexibility and reduce redundant infrastructure and commodity services while strengthening the overall security of the DOE’s IT environment.
Accenture Federal Services chief executive John Goodman said: “We are honored to partner with the Department of Energy to support their journey to the cloud and beyond. DOE has clearly charted a new course to get to the cloud — one where the office of the CIO will embrace innovative approaches, new models, and emerging technologies to put its end-user customers at the center.
“We will use our market-leading expertise to help the DOE strengthen its IT security environment and achieve greater flexibility through the cloud to ensure successful mission outcomes.”
AFS said that it will leverage the newly expanded Accenture Federal Digital Studio that brings leading service-design innovation methods and expertise to the federal agencies for speeding up the DOE’s modernization priorities. The Studio is located in Washington Metro DC and is dedicated for co-creating digital solutions through a human-centered design approach.
With the new capabilities that accelerate applied intelligence solutions and enable rapid prototyping of IT modernization solutions, the Studio is expected to help the DOE with outcomes more quickly than what is possible with traditional methods.