DISA slots 14 companies on $7.5B SETI contract

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The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded 14 businesses contracts as a part of its $7.5 billion Systems Engineering, Technology, and Innovation contract vehicle, better known as SETI.

The multiple-award indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract is designed to give the Pentagon an overarching streamlined process for ordering a variety of IT engineering services, DISA says in its materials. The vehicle has a five-year base period with one five-year option, DISA said in a Friday press release.

In specific, the SETI contract “is designed for current and future mission requirements, next-generation technological advancements, and disruptive innovation that looks to create paradigm shifts in the ways warfighters interact with DOD’s information technology,” the agency said in its release.

DISA solicited two pools for the contract. It chose the 14 companies from the unrestricted competition pool, which had 35 proposals. The separate, small business pool will be awarded before the close of fiscal 2018.

In the solicitation, DISA put out two problem statements to suggest the type of work defense agencies might solicit under the contract for the unrestricted pool. The companies’ responses to the problem statements are meant to be used as the basis for technical proposals for potential future task orders, DISA says in its solicitation.

In one, the agency proposed the need for an innovative solution to help it make a concept determination for its requirement to create “an internal consolidated personnel management system capable of managing the applicable aspects of the DoD’s Hire to-Retire (H2R) program for civilian employees at DISA.”

The other was focused on developing a plan to improve the architecture of DISA’s mobile ecosystem.

“These high-level problem statements will be just one of the many mechanisms we use to engineer and develop innovative solutions for unique capability gaps identified for SETI (and DISA) throughout SETI’s lifecycle,” program manager Chris Riley told FedScoop. In total, DISA issued four problem statements between the unrestricted and small business pools. They “were in no way limited to the scope of problems that will be addressed by this contract,” Riley said, adding that DISA intends to “release further problem statements to our pre-qualified competition pools.”

All of DISA’s immediate plans “are about agility,” Vice Adm. Nancy Norton said in May at AFCEA’s 2018 Defensive Cyber Operations Symposium in Baltimore.

“How do we adapt to changing needs for our warfighters as quickly as the requirements change from the mission partners?” she said.

SETI is one of those plans to get agile solutions, FedScoop previously reported.

The vehicle is available to all Defense Department mission partners, according to the solicitation.

Here are the winning vendors:

  • AASKI Technology, Inc., Tinton Falls, N.J.
  • Accenture Federal Services, Arlington, Va.
  • BAE Systems Technology, Rockville, Md.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., McLean,Va.
  • Deloitte Consulting, LLP, Arlington,Va.
  • Peraton, Inc. (formerly Harris Corporation), Herndon, Va.
  • International Business Machines Corporation, Reston, Va.
  • KeyW Corporation, Hanover, Md.
  • LEIDOS Innovations Corporation, Gaithersburg, Md.
  • Linquest Corporation, Los Angeles, Calif.
  • NES Associates, LLC, Alexandria, Va.
  • Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation, McLean, Va.
  • Parsons Government Services, Inc., Pasadena, Calif.
  • Vencore, Inc., Chantilly, Va.

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