This justification supports the award of two out of scope modifications which both included the addition of open market items to a GSA Schedule 70 task order with Terremark Federal Group, Inc. The out of scope services can be justified with a Limited Source Justification (LSJ) in accordance with FAR Part 8 because CMS is procuring these services from a GSA Schedule 70 contract. The open market items require a Justification for Other than Full and Open Competition (JOFOC) since the items are not included on a GSA Schedule contract, they are treated as brand-name specific requiring justification in accordance with FAR Part 6.3.
For administrative convenience, CMS is consolidating the information required in the LSJ and JOFOC into one combined document that fully addresses the requirements of each justification.
CMS executed urgently required modifications 00011 and 00012 in rapid succession to add technology infrastructure and service requirements not contemplated at time of award. The additional services are required to provide sufficient cloud computing to support the operations of the Federally Facilitated Marketplace (FFM) and Data Services Hub (DSH). These two projects support the Affordable Care Act (ACA) health care reform implementations.