All signs point to the Defense Department awarding its multi-billion Defense Healthcare Management System (DHMS) contract by the end of July.
The Pentagon’s public notice for the contract, which was first released almost 18 months ago, was closed for discussion July 14, one month after DOD’s Office of Inspector General announced it would be looking into DHMS’s acquisition strategy. Bloomberg also reported a DOD spokeswoman confirmed an award would be made by July 31.
The 10-year contract is one of the largest in recent memory for DOD and is expected to have a total lifecycle value of $11 billion.
For more information about DHMS, visit: http://www.health.mil/dhms