The Contract Acquisition Life-cycle Management (CALM) solution includes three best-in-class technologies that together form a single system that automates and streamlines the entire life cycle of contract management—from early stages of market research to solicitation generation, evaluation, award, tracking, and contract close-out, all in a single application. The CALM program integrates two commercial-off-the-shelf (COTS) products to meet the overall objectives of the CALM solution, Unison PRISM and Bizagi Cloud. Unison’s PRISM COTS Software as a Service (SaaS) handles most of the acquisition life cycle’s requirements and is hosted within the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. Supporting proposal evaluation is Bizagi Cloud for Government, which provides workflow automation based on business rules. Bizagi is offered as a Platform as a Service (PaaS) and is implemented and hosted in the Microsoft Azure cloud. The capabilities of these two products are enhanced by a third product, Contract Acquisition Lifecycle Intelligence (CALI). Provided by Octo, CALI uses machine learning to streamline the compliance evaluation of vendor proposals against the solicitation requirements. CALI is offered as an Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution hosted within Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud.
The July 2022 delivery marks the completion of CALM’s full capabilities of over 1600 requirements. As of July 2022, CALM also fully integrates the Pegasys financial management system and launches CALM’s new AI-assisted proposal compliance evaluation solution with a completely refreshed look and feel that greatly enhances CALM’s user experience. By the end of FY22, it is anticipated that CALM will include relevant data to support 3,000 active contracts including VETS2, Allliant2, Stars3, and Oasis, among others. Phase 3 of CALM focuses on transition of legacy systems and begins in October 2022.