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Client: Maryland State
Rate $80/hr on W2 with health benefits
Duration : Six months.
Place of Performance: Department of Information Technology (DoIT), 100 Community Place, Crownsville, MD 21032
DoIT provides technology services statewide in the areas of data networking (data, video, voice, and wireless communications), application hosting and support (financial management, personnel, procurement, and web applications), IT staffing and support, and support for the Maryland.gov web portal.
In anticipation of the current Windows 7 OS going out of support in 2020, DoIT is seeking to evaluate Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions that will leverage and repurpose existing PC hardware to continue desktop services to State personnel. Currently, the State supports an estimated 10,000 State employee endpoints and a virtual desktop platform will support all of the current software being used, including client/server and hosted applications.
DoIT requires a VDI Subject Matter Expert (SME) to act as a consultant in performing an evaluation of current State hardware and infrastructure and make recommendations for a VDI solution. The VDI SME will also provide expert-level requirements development and program management guidance for the development of the selected VDI solution.
Role Definitions 1.
Task Order (TO) Procurement Officer – State staff person responsible for managing the RFR process up to the point of TO award. 2.
TO Manager – State staff person who oversees the work performance for the resource and administers the TO once it is awarded. 3.
TO Contractor – The CATS+ Master Contractor awarded a TO Agreement as a result of this RFR. The TO Contractor shall provide the resource and be accountable for the resource's work performance under the TO Agreement.
Duties / Responsibilities
1. Evaluate existing DoIT hardware and infrastructure, including desktop and server hardware and network architecture, and make recommendations for potential VDI solutions.
2. Design and define VDI solution requirements for a future solicitation.
3. Perform technical planning, system integration, verification and validation, cost and risk, and supportability and effectiveness analyses for a proposed VDI solution.
4. Arrange and schedule demos of potential VDI solutions to State management.
a. Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university in the specific discipline required by the State. A Master's Degree or Ph.D. Degree is preferred.
b. 8-10 years of experience in full implementation of VDI projects.
c. 8-10 years of related systems architecture experience with Thin Client/VDI/Virtualization technologies.
d. Experience in evaluations of large (5-10K users) agency business and application requirements for systems transition to VDI.
e. Experience in making recommendations for leveraging system installation and reducing operating costs.
f. Experience with VDI solutions from multiple vendors, especially VMWare, in single and multi-tenancy hosting environments, on converged and hyper-converged platforms, and which support up to 10,000 virtual desktops.
g. Experience with solutions which include application virtualization.
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