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The Social Security Administration (SSA)issued this Request for Proposals (RFP) for the competitive acquisition of software support services for the agency's National Vendor File (NVF). The Agency uses the NVF to support its disability processes and applications by cataloging standardized data about disability providers and other vendors that support the agency. This data includes information for the agency to request medical evidence; schedule medical/vocational exams; and process vendor (provider) payments. A critical feature of NVF is the ability for SSA personnel to search for specific information about disability providers and other vendors. SSA intends to use the open source software packages Solr and Lucene within NVF to support this critical search feature....read more