On 21 September 2020, in accordance with 10 U.S. Code § 2371b, the Army Contracting Command – Orlando has awarded an Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) via the Training and Readiness Accelerator (TReX) for the Advanced Distributed Learning (ADL) Initiative cmi5 Player and Test Suite (PTS)prototype project.

A Request for Solutions for these efforts was issued through TReX on 11 May 2020, which resulted in the submittal of five total responses. As a result of the competition, the prototype project was awarded to Rustici Software LLC located in Franklin, TN. The total value of this prototype project is $866,250.00.

The purpose of this agreement is to provide software, modified courseware, and technical reports to theGovernment that specifically aid the migration of distributed learning solutions leveraging Sharable Content Object Reference Model (SCORM) to those of cmi5. The vendor shall perform web development services, to include technical, administrative, and professional services for the purpose of developing the cmi5 Content Player software, cmi5 Conformance Test Suite software, cmi5 exemplar content (5 courseware examples), and associated documentation as well as other administrative deliverables that support these efforts.

Upon successful completion of this prototype effort, the Government anticipates that a follow-on production effort may be awarded via either contract or transaction, without the use of competitive procedures if the participants in this transaction successfully complete the prototype project as awarded. The Government defines success as the vendor successfully completing project technical objectives, tasks, submission of deliverables, and Government validation and acceptance of the prototype.

Note: Should the selected vendor fail to demonstrate progress or be unsuccessful in the accomplishment of the goals of this prototyping effort, the Government reserves the right to return to the results of this competition and award additional Other Transaction Agreements to one or more of the vendors that responded to the initial Request for Solutions, as appropriate within the scope and evaluated results of the competition.