The U.S. Army has invited 17 companies to compete for a piece of Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2, its $20 billion information technology services contract and follow-on contract to the original $500-million ITES program. Qualifications like experience with performance-based contracting were among the criteria used. An RFP is expected in April, and the contract is expected to be awarded by the end of June.
The products and services contract will run for nine years, and the Army expects to award eight contracts, four to large businesses and four to businesses having 1,500 employees or fewer. Then the companies will compete with each other for work assignments under the contract. Some of the services the Army is seeking include business process re-engineering, systems and network integration, application development, and systems security. Source: Army Invites Firms to Pursue $20 Billion IT Bid