The Department of Veterans Affairs Technology Acquisition Center (VA TAC) is seeking sources to provide SenSage Software Update in Sacramento, CA (upgrade can be done virtually). This system provides automated collection, storage, correlation and reporting to allow enhanced security and to effectively monitor activity and events from thousands of different servers throughout the enterprise. Currently this is executed with 15 physical servers hosted in Sacramento. This project provides a superior ability to conduct investigations and forensic analysis. The need to upgrade is based on legacy equipment that is no longer under warrantee and lacks standardization of platforms. The new software would be hosted on virtual servers running REDHAT 5.x operating system.
This is a request for information (RFI) only. Do not submit a proposal or quote. It is requested that all companies interested in participating in this effort please note their interest and provide indication of their respective capabilities to perform the effort described in the paragraphs below.
The contractor shall provide all resources necessary to accomplish the tasks specified below. The Contractor shall provide one (1) or more qualified senior level consultant(s) experienced in the deployment and customization of the SenSage solution. The consultants shall provide analysis, configuration and deployment services with the co-operation of the appropriate VA resources needed to successfully complete this implementation project.
The following objectives are defined as the scope of work associated with the SenSage solution implementation.
Project Management Plan Presentation
" Present detailed PMP.
Install software on new VM environment
" Provide kickstart script to support standardized REDHAT OS install to include all required disk configurations and base software package required to run SenSage prior to the start of project.
" Perform standard installation steps
o Install most current version of SenSage
o Configuring the Windows Retriever
o Configure Real-Time components
o Configure software for specific environment
o Validate installation
o Install most current Compliance Report packages
" Configure Active Directory integrated authentication to the SenSage GUI for VA end users
" Test installation with sample data from all Region 1 domains
" Install standard out-of-the-box
o Install alerts
o Validate functionality
Move old data stores to VM environment
o Replicate customizations from existing environment to new servers.
o Validate new reports that are included in the new Sensage version and ensure reports copied from the system execute without errors.
Upgrade Existing Reporting
" Migrate and Update Adapters and Modules
" Load VA production data to validate functionality
Migrate and Update Reporting Functionality
" Identify reports and libraries for potential upgrade as needed
" Restore existing and updated reports to new system
" Ensure connector views display summary information for identified reports
" Validate each report so that there is no loss of functionality
Sensage 4.6.3 Virtual Training
Provide formal product training based on current training offering. The actual training courses shall be virtual and defined as:
" SenSage Administrator
" SenSage Report Development
" New Features (Including Real-Time Alerting and other enhancements)
The VA may choose to utilize each class as a series of training sessions, not to exceed 8 hours for all training hours.
This RFI is for planning purposes only and shall not be considered an Invitation for Bids, Request for Quotations, or a Request for Proposal. Additionally, there is no obligation on the part of the Government to acquire any products or services described in this RFI. Your response to this RFI will be treated only as information for the Government to consider. You will not be entitled to payment for direct or indirect costs that you incur in responding to this RFI. This request does not constitute a solicitation for proposals or the authority to enter into negotiations to award a contract. No funds have been authorized, appropriated or received for this effort. The information provided may be used by the VA in developing its acquisition strategy and Performance Work Statement. Interested parties are responsible for adequately marking proprietary, restricted or competition sensitive information contained in their response. The Government does not intend to pay for the information submitted in response to this RFI.
The following information must be submitted with your comments:
Name of Company:
Point of Contact:
Electronic responses preferred.
POC: Carolyn Klein, Carolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org
Responses are due no later than 12:00 PM EST, Friday, December 7, 2012.