A research request was sent to OS AI last week from a small business looking for a list of some of the top partner [and/or competitor] options related to a recently published RFI out of the Treasury Department for IR Mod Information Returns Intake System (IRIS) Support Services.  

Please note that as this was requested research, only a high-level view is provided here. The research requester received the complete report and list of partner options.  

Provided below are some of the competitive details shared with us by the requestor, followed by some high-level research, and what we call our Six Four One. 

Details Provided by Requestor 

Scope: The purpose of this requirement is to obtain Contractor Technical Labor support/services and Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) for the IR Mod IRIS ecosystem that encompasses software development/maintenance of existing IRIS microservices (web applications), ecosystem operational support, business requirement analysis, incident/trouble-report response and resolution, work request impact assessment, support with microservice application infrastructure changes, ensuring stable web application server environment, and project management support of IR Mod IRIS Filing Season and O&M (Operation & Maintenance) deliveries. These Technical Labor, Subject Matter Expert (SME), and project management support resources will assist the IRS IR Mod IRIS project team with the full Software Development Life Cycle (SDLC) phases covering translation of business to technical requirements, requirements definition and management, design, implementation, unit and integration testing, configuration management and deployments to lower and production tiers, collaboration with IRS Enterprise Architecture (EA) team, support of functional testing, system acceptance, and performance testing with IT Enterprise System Testing (EST) partners 

Competitive Details (if known):  

  • Funding Agency: Department of the Treasury / Internal Revenue Service 
  • Contract Vehicle: tbd 
  • NAICS Series: 54151X 
  • Expected Competition Date: Fiscal Year 2023 – date tbd 

Related Data: 

Key Points of Contact: 

  • Kafi Grigsby Dade, Director, Information Returns Modernization, IRS 
  • Jeff Gill, ACIO, Enterprise Operations, IRS 
  • Debra Hemingway, Project Manager, IRS  

The Top Partners and Competitors and the Six Four One 

A list of 32 large and small companies who were well positioned to win this contract, as well as 12 key influencers, was generated and provided to the research requestor. The full list will not be published publicly, but we are including here what we call our Six Four One.   

Six emerging small businesses to know

Four large firms making strategic investments in support of the agency

Note: This group of 10 companies is a subset of the 32 companies we identified and provided as part of the broader partners and competitors list. Whether it is key hires, key investments, or a proven ability to win, the list highlighted companies positioned to bid and win this contract, as a sub or Prime. Investments do not guarantee success, but they do signify intent.  

One agency opportunity influencer  

Note: OS AI provided a list of 12 key opportunity influencers to the requester. Whether it is a current government leader driving change, an industry leader, or a recent former Federal official who can support capture, serve as key personnel, or ensure delivery upon award, this is a group of leaders any bidder will want to get to know.  

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  1. Johnson, M.T., PMP

    RFP is out – good luck to all!