The US Army has confirmed the winners of its delayed $20bn Information Technology Enterprise Solutions 2, ITE-2, procurement after evaluating protests lodged by a number of losing bidders.
Eight IT services vendors, plus three small business contractors were announced as the successful bidders in February, but the awards were subsequently challenged by five unsuccessful vendors including BAE Systems, NCI Information Systems, Northrop Grumman, Pragmatics, and Multimax.
However, the Army Source Selection Authority has now confirmed that the original awards will stand. The Government Accountability Office has until mid-October to decide whether to uphold this decision or to make any additional recommendations on the back of the protests.
The eight major winning vendors are: Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI International, CSC, EDS, General Dynamics, IBM, Lockheed Martin, and Science Applications International. The three small business contractors are: Apptis, STG, and QSS Group.
All these companies will compete for a share of work to support the Army, the Department of Defense, and other federal agencies with services including business process re-engineering, IT and security services, network support, systems operations and maintenance, systems integration, and training.