Example Statement of Objectives for a Needs Assessment

As part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI), we are working to make it easier for Federal agencies to obtain electronic records management (ERM) services and solutions that will meet their needs.  Agencies often request sample procurement documents from other agencies, such as Statements of Objectives, Statements of Work, Requests for Information, and … Continue reading Example Statement of Objectives for a Needs Assessment

New Product Service Codes for Records Management

We are pleased to announce another important accomplishment for the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). Our partners at GSA recently issued two new Product Service Codes (PSC) for records management: PSC R616 – Physical Records Management Services PSC R617 – Electronic Records Management Service These PSCs align with the GSA Schedule 36 Special Item … Continue reading New Product Service Codes for Records Management

Vendors Under Schedule 36 Can Now Submit Demos to GSA

We are pleased to announce vendors with contracts under GSA Schedule 36, Special Item Number 51-600, Electronic Records Management Solutions, can now submit demos to GSA! As part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI) we have been working with GSA’s Schedule 36 team to create a market research tool where agencies can view … Continue reading Vendors Under Schedule 36 Can Now Submit Demos to GSA

Common Questions about NARA’s Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI)

We provided a general FERMI update last month. We wanted to take the opportunity to answer some of the common questions we’ve received about FERMI. We will be following up with a third post, so please feel free to ask any additional questions here as a comment or email RMPolicy@nara.gov. Here are some common questions … Continue reading Common Questions about NARA’s Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI)

Update on the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI)

Here is the latest on the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI), our effort to make it easier for Federal agencies to obtain electronic records management (ERM) services and solutions. Since last August when we hosted an Industry Day with GSA, we have been working on a number of FERMI-related projects. We are continuing to … Continue reading Update on the Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI)

Industry Day for Electronic Messages on August 6

We will be co-hosting an Industry Day with GSA on August 6 to launch the next phase of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). The Industry Day will be held from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM Eastern in the McGowan Theater at the National Archives Building. We will announce how vendors listed on GSA … Continue reading Industry Day for Electronic Messages on August 6

Opportunity to Comment: Draft ERM Federal Integrated Business Framework and Use Cases for Electronic Messages

We are requesting comments on two draft documents as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). The documents are the Electronic Records Management Federal Integrated Business Framework (ERM-FIBF) (Excel spreadsheet) and the Use Cases for Electronic Messages (Word document). Through FERMI, we have been working to improve the way agencies acquire ERM services and solutions. … Continue reading Opportunity to Comment: Draft ERM Federal Integrated Business Framework and Use Cases for Electronic Messages

GSA Posting Updates to Schedule 36

We have  been working with administrators from GSA to insert new language on Electronic Records Management (ERM) into Schedule 36, which deals with records management services. As a result, we have updated the existing SIN (51 504) and created a new Special Item Number (SIN 51 600) - one solely for the description of physical … Continue reading GSA Posting Updates to Schedule 36

Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements

We are pleased to announce the release of the Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements as part of our Federal Electronic Records Modernization Initiative (FERMI). Through this initiative, we have been working to improve the way agencies acquire ERM services and solutions. Agency staff can use the Universal ERM requirements as a starting point when writing a … Continue reading Universal Electronic Records Management Requirements