More than a year after the initial award, the General Services Administration and the Defense Department chose the same contractor for the Defense Enterprise Office Solutions (DEOS) contract.
GSA announced it again picked the team led by CSRA LLC, now known as General Dynamics-IT, for the 10-year, $4.4 billion blanket purchase agreement. The initial award back in August 2019 was estimated to be worth between $7.6 billion and $12.6 billion. It is unclear why the estimate of the BPA changed. GSA declined to comment about the award until after the 10-day protest period.
GD-IT, which also runs the MilCloud 2.0 platform, is teaming with Dell Marketing L.P. and Minburn Technology Group LLC.
“DEOS is a key part of the department’s Digital Modernization Strategy and its fit-for-purpose cloud offering will streamline our use of cloud email and collaborative tools while enhancing cybersecurity and information sharing based on standardized needs and market offerings,” said Dana Deasy, the DoD chief information officer, in a statement. “The last six months have put enormous pressure on the department to move faster with cloud adoption. All across the department there are demand signals for enterprisewide collaboration and ubiquitous access to information.”