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Industry Courtesy Visits

Solicitation Number: TIB-2012-0001
Agency: Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
Office: Office of Financial Service
Location: Office of Financial Service-Procurement and Contracts
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Special Notice
Added: Jun 14, 2012 12:58 pm

Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board

Thrift Savings Plan

Industry Courtesy Visits


The Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB or Agency) is an independent Federal agency in the Executive Branch that administers the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).  The TSP is a retirement savings plan for Federal employees; it is similar to the 401(k) plans offered by many private employers.  As of April 2012, TSP assets totaled approximately $313 billion, and retirement savings accounts were being maintained for roughly 4.5 million TSP participants.  Participants include Federal civilian employees in all branches of Government, employees of the U.S. Postal Service, and members of the uniformed services.  Additional information can be found at .


The FRTIB plans to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) to acquire Technical and Enterprise Support Services (TESS).  The purpose of the TESS acquisition is to competitively select a company to provide a broad range of information technology (IT) support services, including Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) record keeping support, in accordance with the Agency's responsibility to administer the TSP. 


The draft schedule for the TESS acquisition is as follows:

June-August 2012                             Industry courtesy visits

September 2012                               Industry Awareness Conference

December 2012                                Issue the TESS Request for Proposal (RFP)

January - September 2013              Contract Award


As part of its market research efforts, the FRTIB plans to conduct courtesy visits with potential offerors beginning in June, 2012.  The agenda for each session will be set as follows:

FRTIB:            Overview of the Agency and the TSP today.

Industry:          Corporate capabilities in:               

•-          servicing defined contribution record keeping activities (please note if capabilities include use of SunGard Omni products).

•-          incorporating information security,

•-          managing data centers,

•-          providing and provisioning IT infrastructure and operations,

•-          developing and integrating software solutions, and

•-          applying project management rigor.


Subject to staff availability, the FRTIB will conduct up to three 90-minute courtesy visits a week at its office located at 77 K Street, NE, Washington, DC 20002.  To request an appointment, send a request to  Include your company name (or names, if partnering), website address, and contact information.  Please limit your participant number to a maximum of 5; all participants must attend in person.


The FRTIB Program Manager will assist contractor personnel in obtaining badges for access to our facility.  Contractor personnel are required to wear or prominently display identification badges or contractor-furnished, contractor identification badges while visiting our facility.  The contractor personnel shall abide by all Government rules, procedures, and standards of conduct.

1250 H. Street, N.W., Suite 200
Washington, District of Columbia 20005
United States
Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board
77 K Street, NE, Suite 1000

Washington, District of Columbia 20002
United States
Marisol Vargas-Busch,
Contracting Officer
Phone: 2029421621