VA Direct Access Program – Office of HR and A, Human Capital Services Center (HCSC) Learning Content Management System (LCMS) Market Research Virtual Vendor Demonstration Event
REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED
Date: Tuesday, April 20 and Thursday, April 22, 2021
Time: By confirmed appointment only, 45-minute virtual demonstration sessions from 10:00am – 4:00pm ET
Deadline to register for consideration: 4:00 p.m. ET, Friday, March 5, 2021 or when capacity has been reached, whichever comes first.
Format: Virtual session powered by Cisco Webex with audio and video capability.
- Completing registration does NOT guarantee the scheduling of a virtual
demonstration session with HCSC.
- You must fully complete the entire registration process, inclusive of answering all of the technical requirements questions, followed by clicking “submit” to be considered by HCSC for a virtual demonstration.
- Selection and session scheduling is at the sole discretion of HCSC.
- Firms that are NOT selected will receive communications from HCSC.
The Department of Veterans Affairs, Office of Human Resources and Administration (HRA), Human Capital Services Center (HCSC), in collaboration with the Direct Access Program, will host a virtual vendor demonstration event focused on providing the small business community an opportunity to present their capabilities as they relate to the Business Sectors, NAICS, and Capabilities listed below.
Goals and Outcomes for this event
· Upon completion of all the demonstrations, the HCSC would like to have several viable options when selecting a new Learning Content Management System (LCMS).
· Provide in-depth demonstrations for HCSC participants. This would give the VA a scope of what systems are available and what services the participating companies can provide.
· Ensure all HCSC participants’ technical questions about each system have been addressed.
HCSC is seeking information in support of moving toward an innovative agile single platform to manage learning content development across the Department.
The scope of the VA Secretary’s goal involves implementing a solution that will provide a content development platform for educators to build online courses for the VA’s Talent Management System (TMS). Key requirements and aspects of HCSC’s business requirements include, but are not limited to:
· Learning Content Development
· Digital Publishing
HCSC seeks market research information from firms in the following business sectors:
· Human Resources
· Learning Management Systems
HCSC seeks information from companies with operations related to the following NAICS:
511210 Software Publishers
541511 Custom Computer Programming Services
541512 Computer Systems Design Services
611420 Computer Training
611430 Professional and Management Development Training
HCSC seeks information from companies with a learning management system that encompasses the following capabilities:
· The ability for content developers to create courses with multiple custom viewers in a user friendly and intuitive application (i.e., wrappers).
· The ability to import and export native content for editing and disbursement.
· The ability for content developers and SMEs to review and resolve lesson deficiencies.
· The ability to quickly develop content objects and courses within the LCMS using any combination of new material and existing content objects or templates (in all media forms).
· The ability for content developers to archive existing online course components (Sharable Content Objects [SCOs]) within the LCMS for developers to repurpose or modify and combine with newly created SCOs to form online courses.
· The ability for content developers to create and archive content and templates within the LCMS at varying levels of granularity to make the retrieval of very specific content components readily available to developers and to online course users for real-time, ad hoc performance support.
· The ability for content developers to develop content that adheres to all content. communications standards (e.g., AICC, SCORM, or other).
· The ability for content developers to test developed content against Section 508 standards through a checker that highlights potential compliance issues for remediation.
· The ability for multiple developers to collaborate on content or templates simultaneously.
· The ability to develop objects and courses that include assessment elements, interactive elements, rich media elements, and text elements.
· The ability for developers to format content using a tool that allows page breaks, hard breaks, and special characters in various forms within the system (i.e., what you see is what you get [WYSIWIG]) with a preview feature.
· The ability for developers to build mobile courseware.
· The ability for enterprise solution managers to archive content files for the time span determined by legal requirements (NARA).
· The ability to autogenerate master templates such as agenda (learning plan), participant guide and instructor guide based on content developed/input.
· The ability to auto-populate course record document templates based on initial data entry of the course record in LCMS (Enter information once, saved in multiple locations… title, description, objectives, etc.).
· The ability for content developers to develop objects and courses with cross browser output functionality (i.e. Chrome, Edge, Safari, IE)
Desired Federal Socio-Economic Classifications:
Firms with the following socio-economic classifications are encouraged to register for consideration:
· Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB)
· Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB)
· Small Disadvantaged Business
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), Office of Human Resources and Administration/Operations, Security, and Preparedness (HRA/OSP), Human Capital Services Center (HCSC), provides quality human capital products and services across the VA enterprise. These products and services include learning management, employee accountability, internships and learning content to more than 600,000 VA employees, contractors, volunteers and academic affiliates. Our products and services reduce costs, streamline processes and save VA employees time so they can focus on delivering the best care to our Veterans.
Some of our main services are:
· VA Talent Management System (TMS 2.0) contracts and backend
· VA department-wide electronic training courses, audio and textual books, video learning;
· Three internship programs (Pathways, National Diversity Internship Program (NDIP) and Workforce Recruitment Program (WRP));
· VA Emergency Alerting and Accountability System (EAAS); and
· Leadership Development and Chief Learning Officer (CLO) support services.
If you have questions about the virtual event, please contact the Direct Access Program by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 202-461-4694.