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GSA’s Centers of Excellence, OPM Issue RFIs on Retirement Benefit App Modernization Projects

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The General Services Administration’s Centers of Excellence initiative and the Office of Personnel Management have partnered to modernize OPM’s two applications used to determine retirement benefits of federal employees, Federal News Network reported Wednesday.

The CoE and OPM issued two requests for information with regard to a plan to replace the desktop FACES application and the calculator of the latter’s Federal Annuity Claims Expert System.

The first RFI focuses on the replacement of the FACES desktop app with a modern web app designed to optimize the performance of legal administrative specialists. The vendor should come up with back-end code, develop tools and design training to help retirement services personnel handle changes to the app’s front-end.

The second RFI deals with a project to replace the calculator with a “service that will introduce a system for managing business rules that, when applied, will result in calculations.”

The FACES app and calculator replacement are two separate projects and only open to vendors with spots on the Alliant 2 contract vehicle.

GSA and OPM expect the FACES desktop app replacement project to conclude first and want the contractor responsible for the calculation service to provide the app replacement group with application program interface specifications.