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Small Firms to Compete for $1.42 Billion in DISN Funds

January 4, 2013
George I. Seffers

 
Global Information Grid Services Management - Engineering, Transition and Implementation; Digital Management Inc., Bethesda, Md.; Onyx-Technica Joint Venture, Columbia, Md.; NES Associates LLC, Alexandria, Va.; Cambridge International Systems Inc., Arlington, Va.; TurningPoint-EMW Joint Venture LLC, Rockville, Md.; By Light Professional IT Services Inc. Arlington, Va.; and IPKeys Technologies LLC, Stafford, Va., were recently awarded, a multiple indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for worldwide support necessary to carry out required engineering, transition, implementation, integration; connection approval and IT service management activities, in support of existing and future Defense Information System Network (DISN) networking capabilities. Performance will predominantly be within the continental United States; however, support services are also required at multiple overseas locations. The period of performance includes a base period of two years, one two-year option period and one one-year option period for a total period of five years. The estimated contract ceiling value for the two-year base period of this action is $568 million. Furthermore, $1.42 billion is the sum total ceiling value for all seven GSM-ETI contracts, which cannot be exceeded over the life of the potential five years. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., is the contracting activity.

Lockheed Wins Potential $4.6 Billion DISA Contract

June 15, 2012
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions Division, Manassas, Virginia, was awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that includes a mix of firm-fixed-price, fixed-price with incentive, cost-plus-incentive-fee, and cost-plus and fixed-fee pricing plans. The contract is for worldwide support services necessary to carry out the day-to-day operations of Global Information Grid networks and related services, and to sustain the existing network and subsequent technology enhancement. The total cumulative face value of the contract is $1,911,000,000. The performance period includes a base period of performance of three years, from July 9, 2012 through July 8, 2015, and two two-year option periods, for a total period of seven years. Performance will predominantly be within the continental United States; however, support services are also required at multiple locations outside the continental United States. Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

Global Solutions Contracts Increased by $635 Million for Re-compete

March 24, 2011
By George Seffers

APPTIS Incorporated (formerly, SETA Corporation), McLean, Virginia, and Science Applications International Corporation, San Diego, California, were awarded two contract modifications to the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Global Solutions (DGS) contracts. The increase to the ceiling amounts were to ensure continuous, uninterrupted services provided under the DGS contracts as the government re-competes the associated efforts. As a result of these changes, the DGS contracts lifecycle period of performance end date will be changed to March 31, 2012, and the total combined ceiling will be changed from $4.2 billion to more than $4.8 billion, an increase of $635 million dollars. The DGS contracts are open for use to all federal agencies whenever the requirement to be placed is associated with the lifecycle management of the DISN. These efforts include, but are not limited to:  program management; cost/schedule; management; financial management; systems engineering; hardware and software management; test and evaluation; manufacturing; engineering; logistics; and other services required for DISN support. Defense Information Technology Contracting Organization, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

AT&T Receives Nearly $219 Million Video Services Contract

December 6, 2010
By George Seffers

AT&T Corporation, Oakton, Virginia, was awarded a nearly $218 million contract for Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Video Services-Global (DVS-G) which provides video service and video teleconference services. This contract will provide interoperable global unclassified and classified video services and a full-service video teleconferencing utility for all DISN users. The video teleconferencing service is a real-time, near-full motion video service that allows simultaneous video and audio communications between two or more dedicated or dial-up sites worldwide. DVS-G provides critical support to a variety of overseas contingency operations missions. The Defense Information Technology Contracting Office, Scott Air Force Base, Illinois, is the contracting activity.

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