Most, if not all, of the women-owned small business CIO-SP3 SB Primes that were gearing up to compete on an upcoming RFP which is expected out mid-Summer to support this program which provides information technology tools that facilitate the identification of criminal aliens for removal from the U.S., will now need to find an 8(a) STARS III Prime contract holder if they want to be in play to compete for this 5-year Department of Homeland Security Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) software support services contract.

The focus for the next generation of the Criminal Alien Identification Initiative (CAII) Software Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Support Services contract is to take corrective, adaptive, or perfective actions (to include enhancements) to the CAII application system and to provide some limited enhancement of the systems, subsystems, databases and web services for the Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) group of systems, to include the Alien Criminal Response Information Management (ACRIMe) system. Earlier this year, DHS had announced that this RFQ would be released as a WOSB set-aside on CIO-SP3 SB, but the agency recently noted that this is now expected out in mid-July on the GSA STARS III GWAC.

The predecessor contract to provide Agile software development for Solution Integration and Tier III support for CAII and ACRIMe was last awarded in 2019 to Credence. Specific award details and spend to date on that contract can be found here. Of note is that Credence is part of an SBA-approved 8(a) Joint Venture (JV) between Dynamo Technologies (Protégé) and Credence (Mentor), with this JV entity holding a Prime position on STARS III GWAC.

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DHS ICE focused firms drawing the most attention:

Below is a list of the large and small companies we have noted as drawing the most views by Government and industry leaders on the OrangeSlices AI consultant directory since the beginning of 2023 and that bring direct past performance and/or related relationships in support of ICE.

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We cannot and will not speculate here as to the reasons for the increased interest, but whether it is a company evaluating them as a potential partner; a federal acquisition leader doing their due diligence; or a consultant weighing their next job move, this group of companies has been receiving increased interest.

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