The Navy has extended the deadline to submit proposals for the $4.5 billion Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) contract.
The deadline has been pushed back three weeks from July 18 to August 8 because of recent amendments to the request for proposal, along with recent weather events and power outages in the Washington, D.C., area, according to a post on FedBizOps.
All other guidance and parameters associated with the RFP remain in effect.
The contract is to manage and modernize the second largest computer network in the world and comprises the primary information technology infrastructure for more than 900,000 Navy personnel.
“The release of the RFP is a significant milestone and it reflects critical insight from industry as we compete the world’s largest enterprise network,” said Capt. Shawn Hendricks, NGEN’s program manager in a statement when the contract was released. “The comments from our ongoing dialogue with industry were carefully reviewed and reflected in the government’s position in the NGEN RFP.”
The performance work statement indicates the department could award a single contract to cover all 34 services called for by the solicitation or split it into separate contracts for enterprise and transport segments.