The Navy released the request for proposal for its $4.5 billion Next Generation Enterprise Network contract on Wednesday.
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. “The comments from our ongoing dialogue with industry were carefully reviewed and reflected in the government’s position in the NGEN RFP.”
Proposals are due by July 18, and an award is expected by February of next year.
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.
The solicitation comes amid reports that Lockheed Martin has teamed with incumbent HP Enterprise Services rather than pursue a prime bid, leaving just a joint Harris and CSC team as the only prime competitor.