Northrop tops rivals to capture $2.6B prize

But speculation high that protests will be filed

Northrop Grumman Corp. beat some of the leading companies in the government information technology space to capture the IT infrastructure contract for the Homeland Security Department’s new headquarters campus.

Five companies competed for the 10-year contract, but sources said the closest competition was between General Dynamics Corp. and Northrop. Other bidders included Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications and Serco Inc., sources said.


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Spokespersons for those companies either declined to comment or did not return phone calls or e-mails requesting comment.

One source said the expectation is that General Dynamics will protest the award because of the background it has in managing large IT infrastructure work that involve construction projects.

General Dynamics has been the prime contractor for the Pentagon renovation since 1998. It also recently won a $146.2 million contract to support the Defense Department’s Washington Headquarters Services, which is locating to a new building as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act.

Northrop Grumman had not issued a statement on the win and was referring inquiries to DHS.

The General Services Administration awarded the contract for DHS as a task order under the Alliant contract.

DHS is consolidating its headquarters and the leadership of its component agencies to the St. Elizabeths Hospital campus in Southeast Washington. DHS will be using about 200 acres of the site for its campus.


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Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

Reader Comments

Mon, Sep 27, 2010 Steve Chantilly

Nick, Wow! Big award. Is it true that GSA has yet to give official notice to the losing bidders? This I have heard from multiple sources. Why would that be? Was the procurement run by GSA National Capital Region or FEDSIM? I have heard both and I am confused.

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