$132.9M to Apptis for U.S. Army C4I Systems
Apptis in Chantilly, VA won a $132.9 million time and material task order to provide management, engineering, integration and acquisition of U.S. Army command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) systems worldwide. Apptis will provide the systems to the Command Center Upgrades/Special Projects Office, which is part of Team Defense Communications and Army Transmission Systems (TEAM DCATS). Work is to be determined by mission requirements with an estimated completion date of June 30/11. For the contract, 16 bids were solicited and 3 bids received by Army Contracting Command in Alexandria, VA.
Located at Fort Monmouth, NJ, TEAM DCATS manages more than 100 projects that support soldiers, major commands and combatant commanders worldwide. Projects include strategic satellite communications and wideband control systems, long-haul terrestrial microwave and fiber optic communications systems, tech control facilities, Combat Service Support Communications systems, critical power infrastructure, command center upgrades, base radios and combat vehicle intercom systems.
The Apptis work is being performed under the $20 billion Army Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services (ITES-2S) multiple-award contract vehicle. DID has more on ITES-2S, including a list of companies that are eligible to compete and their contract numbers…
ITES-2S is a consolidated contract vehicle for IT products and services and serves as a follow-on to the original ITES program, which was a relatively “small” $500 million vehicle that was used as a learning experience. The ITES-2S contract vehicle runs through Dec. 19/15 and provides a wide-range of services that support the Army’s enterprise infrastructure.
Although the administration of ITES 2S is handled by the Army, all Federal agencies are authorized to fulfill requirements under this multiple-award contract vehicle. Companies selected [PDF] to compete and their contract numbers are:
- Apptis (W91QUZ-06-D-0014)
- BAE Systems IT (W91QUZ-07-D-0003)
- Booz Allen Hamilton (W91QUZ-06-D-0019)
- CACI ISS (W91QUZ-06-D-0020)
- CSC (W91QUZ-06-D-0018)
- EDS (W91QUZ-06-D-0013)
- General Dynamics IT (W91QUZ-06-D-0012)
- Harris (W91QUZ-07-D-0001)
- IBM (W91QUZ-06-D-0010)
- Lockheed Martin Integrated Systems (W91QUZ-06-D-0017)
- NCI Information Systems (W91QUZ-07-D-0004)
- Northrop Grumman IT (W91QUZ-07-D-0005)
- Pragmatics (W91QUZ-07-D-0002)
- QSS Group (W91QUZ-06-D-0011)
- SAIC (W91QUZ-06-D-0016)
- STG (W91QUZ-06-D-0015)
The products and services provided under the contract include: business process reegineering (business case analysis, gap analysis, risk management); information systems security (computer security incident response); information assurance (cyber security); IT services (biometrics, configuration management, video teleconferencing, performance benchmarking); enterprise design, integration, and consolidation (information and knowledge engineering, market research and prototyping, integrated solutions management); network support (network and telecom infrastructure support, office automation support, seat management/asset management); systems operation and maintenance (help desk support, computer center tech support, legacy system maintenance), program and project management (IT policy and planning, change management, IT strategic planning); education and training.