As we head into the second half of FY2021, it is important to recap and analyze some of the major ($200M+) contract wins that kicked off this fiscal year. This post is a follow-up of our November 2020 blog, which highlighted some of the major wins and losses at the end of FY2020.
Take note of what these wins may mean for your competition, including how they impact competitor standings in certain agencies and the success stories they can leverage for future bids.
Highlights of major wins
- GDIT cloud wins – GDIT was awarded a potential four-year, $241 million ceiling value task order to help the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) implement a multi-cloud computing environment. The company was also re-awarded the 10-year, $4.4 billion ceiling value Defense Enterprise Office Solutions blanket purchase agreement, which was originally awarded to legacy CSRA and has been mired in protest since August 2019. On the BPA, GDIT will help the DoD implement cloud-based communication and collaboration applications.
- Noteworthy USAREUR-AF win – General Dynamics will also continue to help United States Army Europe and Africa (USAREUR-AF) manage IT mission command systems and networks under a potential five-year, $695 million ceiling value USAREUR Enterprise Mission Information Technology (EMITS) task order. The EMITS task order also includes cybersecurity work and builds upon General Dynamics USAREUR G6 Theater Mission Command Contract II, awarded in 2016.
- NISC IV Follow-On – Leidos will continue to help the FAA integrate and implement National Airspace System modernization programs under a potential 10-year, $1.76 billion ceiling value follow-on contract. The NAS Integration Support Contract IV (NISC IV) succeeds the agency’s NISC III contract awarded to legacy Lockheed Martin’s Information Systems and Global Solutions (IS&GS) unit, which Leidos acquired in 2016.
- Major NASA takeaway– Leidos won the 10-year, $2.5 billion ceiling value follow-on contract to provide IT and communications network services to all facilities and centers run by NASA. SAIC performed similar tasks for NASA via the Integrated Communications Services (NICS) contract awarded in 2011.
- Wins at the VA – The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awarded three large IT contracts centered on modernization and automation efforts:
- The $1.1 billion ceiling value VA Benefits Integration Initiative contract (winner: Booz Allen Hamilton) which was a follow-on to related work around the Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS).
- The $453 million ceiling value GI Bill Claims Processing modernization contract (winner: Accenture Federal Services)
- The $500 million ceiling value Cloud Migration Services contract (winner: Peraton, via the acquisition of Perspecta). This contract award is currently under protest from ThunderCat Technology, with no decision yet reached by the GAO.
- NASA follow-on victory – Raytheon secured the five-year, $275 million ceiling value follow-on contract, Earth Observing System Data and Information System (EOSDIS) Evolution and Development (EED)-3. The company will continue to help NASA update the hardware and software for the EOSDIS.
- Noteworthy DCSA applications development OTA– Peraton, via legacy Perspecta, received a potential five-year, $474 million ceiling value other transaction agreement from the Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency to provide enterprise IT application development support services. The agreement was awarded following Perspecta’s creation of a data analytics and security enterprise architecture prototype.
- SAIC modeling and simulation wins with the U.S. Army – SAIC won a potential five-year, $800 million ceiling value modeling and simulation support contract to facilitate wargames, training sessions and battlespace effectiveness experiments. The company will also lead a potential eight-year, $3.6 billion ceiling value contract to help the Army’s Aviation and Missile Center engineer hardware-in-the-loop testing platforms for embedded devices and other systems.
In other news…
The JEDI cloud contract was called off. The Department of Defense announced the cancellation of the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract that was the subject of a major legal battle between cloud-vendors Amazon and Microsoft. According to the department, the contract was cancelled, “due to evolving requirements, increased cloud conversancy, and industry advances.” The DoD subsequently announced a new multivendor contract known as the Joint Warfighter Cloud Capability that would procure cloud services. It will solicit bids from Amazon and Microsoft, which were recognized as the only qualified vendors.
The FedSavvy Strategies’ Takeaway
- GDIT remains a significant threat in enterprise environments as the company continues to win large-scale enterprise IT and cloud bids.
- Leidos has continued to secure their position at the FAA over the past two fiscal years. In addition to the NISC IV follow-on, Leidos was also recently awarded contracts supporting the FAA’s Operational Analysis and Reporting System and Enterprise Information Display System.
- SAIC’s major Army wins highlight their expertise in modeling and simulation and their strong footprint in the U.S. Army.
- Leidos’ NASA IT and Communications Network Services takeaway from SAIC builds on the company’s 2019 NASA NEST award, which was also a take-away win (from Perspecta). These awards demonstrate Leidos’ growing presence within NASA, greatly expanding IT business, and capacity to take away major work from incumbent contractors.
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