To establish a Task Order (TO) for services under the IAS Master Contract, agencies must prepare and solicit a TORFP.
Agencies must use the latest TORFP Template (either Long Form or Short Form) to construct a TORFP. Use of a template not customized for use with IAS is not acceptable, and will result in the TORFP being returned to the Agency for rework. Obtaining satisfactory turn-around time for TORFP reviews is dependent upon authors using the latest version of the template to reduce the need to review standard text included in the template. Mandatory changes to the standard language occur frequently, so if you use an old template, you create extra work and delay, both
for yourself as well as for DoIT reviewers.
What is it exactly that you are trying to accomplish with this Task Order? Before you begin writing the TORFP, you must be very clear on exactly what it is that you wish to accomplish with the Task Order. Without this, you will not write an effective TORFP that will have good results. The more clearly you can articulate the purpose, objective and specific deliverables that you will require from the contractor the better the result will be.
All independent assessments have some common elements:
In order to create an IAS TORFP, you must define:
If what you wish to accomplish in the procurement does not fit this mold, then IAS may not be the right procurement vehicle for you. IAS is not an appropriate procurement vehicle if:
If you are not sure if IAS is the right procurement vehicle, please contact
ITPO.DoIT@Maryland.gov for assistance.
Here is a list of things that can help you prepare a good TORFP regardless if you are using the Short Form or the Long Form:
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