State to hold Vanguard 2.3 industry day

The State Department’s Bureau of Information Resource Management will host an industry day on Oct. 9, 2012, to discuss the Vanguard 2.3 program, part of the department’s information technology consolidation strategy.

According to a notice on FedBizOps, the event will run from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in the George C. Marshall Conference Center East Autorium at the Harry S. Truman building located at 2201 C St. in Washington, D.C.

Attendance is limited to two people per organization with priority given to 8(a) STARS II and FSS IT 70 contract holders. Registration closes on October 4. All interested parties must email to participate.

From FBO:


The purpose of Industry Day is to exchange preliminary information with industry and to answer questions posed by industry. A summary of the scope for each Vanguard 2.3 task order is attached to this notice, to enhance industry’s understanding of the requirement and to allow interested vendors to email questions to the Government in advance of Industry Day. Questions will be addressed during Industry Day, however, the Government may not respond to all specific questions or comments submitted in response to this announcement or information provided as a result of this announcement. The deadline for emailed questions is October 4, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. EDT. Send all questions via email to The Government anticipates entertaining additional questions during Industry Day that were not submitted in advance, if time permits. However, questions submitted in advance will afford the Government time to research answers as necessary. Accordingly, questions submitted in advance will be given priority during the Question and Answer period at Industry Day. The Government may not respond to all specific questions or comments submitted during the Industry Day Question and Answer period.

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