Government releasing three big contracting programs later this year

The Defense Department, Army and Government Accountability Office are each opening sizeable technology contracting programs for competition later this year.

Deltek takes a look at each of the three:

Defense Department

The program, known as the Software-Defined Data Center Enterprise IT Support contract, is meant to provide IT support and services in various locations.

The previous version of the program required services in Hawaii, Illinois, North Carolina and Virginia. It was awarded as an 8(a) set-aside with a ceiling value of more than $18 million.

The new contracts are anticipated to have one base year with four one-year option periods, for a maximum of five years.

The contract has one incumbent vendor and is expected to be worth up to $25 million. Deltek estimates a May solicitation release.


The contract, known as the Command Post Client program, will provide the Army Program Executive Office, Control and Communications — Tactical with software development, integration, maintenance and technical support services.

The Army is seeking to award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contracts that will last for five years.

The government estimates that this procurement will have a ceiling value of $200 million. Deltek estimates a solicitation release in April.


The Enterprise Application Development and Integration contract will provide the GAO’s information systems and technology services office with technical expertise and consulting services for software development.

The program will be awarded using an unrestricted competition, and the contract performance period is projected to be five years — one base year with four additional one-year options.

The government estimates the ceiling value of this contract to be $50 million and anticipates a solicitation in April.

Ashley Bergander is research manager at Herndon-based Deltek, which conducts research on the government contracting market and can be found at



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