The U.S. Coast Guard last Friday awarded a Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) to Mythics of Virginia Beach, Va., for software licenses for the Coast Guard Logistics Information Management System (CG-LIMS).
By using state-of-the-market, commercial off-the-shelf software applications configured to meet Coast Guard requirements, CG-LIMS will help the Coast Guard better manage configuration, maintenance, supply chain and technical data for its assets by migrating legacy logistics systems into a single new one via incremental technical refreshments.
“This project will provide the mission support community with the modern tools they deserve to support Coast Guard mission execution,” explained Capt. Dan Taylor, CG-LIMS project manager. “They deserve a system that's easy to use and supports a single Coast Guard business model so they'll have the right parts in the right place at the right time to maintain all of our different assets.”
The CG-LIMS project intentionally separated the competitive selection of the software from the configuration and implementation of the software system. The Coast Guard is serving as the system integrator and will be directly involved in the software’s configuration and deployment, which will take place one product line at a time.
Under this agreement, Mythics will provide Oracle e-business products as its CG-LIMS software solution and Ventureforth's vMobile software to support offline capability, which preserves data that would otherwise be lost in the event an asset in the field loses communications with CG-LIMS software hosted ashore.
The BPA was awarded under the vendor’s General Services Administration Multiple Award Schedule contract and will run for a period of five years—Dec. 16, 2011 to Dec. 15, 2016—at a ceiling value of approximately $42.8 million. The first task order was also awarded for approximately $678,000 to procure 40 user licenses to support the initial configuration for one year.
“This BPA award is a significant step in executing the Coast Guard strategy of streamlining the logistics support for the aircraft, ships, boats, shore facilities and C4 [command, control, communications and computers] systems needed to execute missions,” Taylor said. “For more than five years, the Coast Guard has been transforming its logistics processes to eliminate the separate business processes and separate information technology systems. This standardized system will provide better support at a lower cost and provide significant improvements over the current system.“
For more information on CG-LIMS, please visit the project’s website at www.uscg.mil/acquisition/cglims.