The Energy Department is looking to modernize the Human Capital Management System (HCMS) at its Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) in New York, according to an Oct. 23 request for proposal (RFP) posted on Beta.Sam.Gov.

BNL, which has 2,500-plus staff members, is a multidisciplinary laboratory that seeks to address the DoE’s mission by addressing the country’s energy, environmental, and nuclear challenges through “transformative science and technology solutions.”

In the RFP, the Energy Department explains that currently BNL uses an in-house HCMS but is looking to move to a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model. The RFP notes that BNL has been using its current HCMS for 20 years and while it has been expanded and enhanced significantly over the last two decades, BNL is undertaking an overhaul of its existing business processes to align with a cloud service technology. The goal of the overhaul is to reduce risk and sustain long-term support. BNL plans to acquire a “robust and flexible SaaS solution that will support the changing needs of its HCMS” and expand the Laboratory’s capabilities.

The proposals will be evaluated on an array of criteria, including:

  • The proposed integration and implementation plan;
  • Ability to handle core HR functions, including recruitment and onboarding, benefits administration, compensation functions, and overall talent management;
  • Prior experience and past performance delivering and supporting or implementing an HCMS and the proposed project team; and
  • How user-friendly the solution is and its capacity for business analytics and ongoing innovation, and integration with other systems.

Proposals, due on Nov. 30, will be scored on a 100-point scale. Energy said that proposals that scored more than 65 points will be invited to give presentations on or about Dec. 21 at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, pending COVID-19 restrictions. Energy anticipates awarding the contract in March of next year.

Read More About
More Topics
Kate Polit
Kate Polit
Kate Polit is MeriTalk's Assistant Copy & Production Editor covering the intersection of government and technology.