The Defense Enclave Services contract could go out for bid as soon as late September.
Despite significant delays to two large, single-award contracts, the Defense Department plans to bid out the next major multibillion IT contract next month.
According to procurement documents, the Defense Enclave Services contract will be a single-award contract valued at up to $11.7 billion over 10 years, with a four-year base period and three two-year options. Through it, the Defense Information Systems Agency, the Defense Department’s IT arm, seeks to acquire “common use IT systems,” including infrastructure, network operations and cybersecurity support services while it integrates and consolidates the Pentagon’s “fourth estate” agencies.
“As threats within the cyberspace domain become increasingly sophisticated, DoD is looking for solutions to eliminate unnecessary complexity within the IT space,” according to slides shared with vendors last month during a virtual industry day.
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