Who won March's biggest contracts?

March’s contract countdown includes a pair of major wins by one company, a $1.5 billion contract that cleared the protest hurdle and only two multiple award contracts.

For the month, Washington Technology covered 28 contract awards, compared to 21 in February and 40 in January.

The total value of the contracts awarded in March was just over $7 billion. Of course, that is the ceiling value of the contracts. Only time will tell how closely they get to those kinds of numbers.

So starting at No. 10, the March contract countdown begins with….

10. CACI wins $78M pact to update Air Force IT 
CACI International Inc. won a $78 million contract to help update aging systems within the Air Force's NextGen IT program with new technologies. The award covers integration, sustainment and deployment services for the Air Force Civil Engineer's Office, which ensures that all Air Force buildings, structures and utilities are maintained and combat ready. 

9. Harris wins delayed VA contract for $80.3M 
Harris Corp. will be taking over the Veterans Affairs Department contract to create software for the agency’s integrated-electronic health records system, known as iEHR. The contract is worth $80.3 million

The original software contract awarded to ASM Research in January was canceled on Feb. 28 after a conflict of interest, and was reopened to the original bidders. 

8. 8 bid on $93M Navy education-training contract 
The Navy has selected eight contractors to provide education training products and services for the Naval Education Training Command under a cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price multiple-award contract with a maximum value of $97.3 million.
The winning contractors will compete to provide support and services to the Naval Education Training and Professional Development and Technology Center, which works to educate Navy sailors in a variety of ways.

The eight contractors are:

URS Federal Inc.
Raytheon Technical Services Co.
Technical Software Services
Camber Corp.
General Dynamics Information Technology
Northrop Grumman Corp.
Logistics Services International Inc.
Sonalysts Inc.

7. Northrop nabs $189M DISA cyber task 
Northrop Grumman Corp. has won a $189 million contract to support the Defense Information Systems Agency’s cybersecurity efforts. The company will be implementing the host-based security system across the Defense Department and intelligence agencies. The HBSS is part of DOD’s Information Assurance and Computer Network Defense contract. Northrop will provide software license management support, training, help desk and architectural infrastructure support personnel. 


6. CSC wins $297M Maryland Medicaid upgrade
Computer Sciences Corp. will completely revamp Maryland’s Medicaid information system under an eight-year contract that has an estimated total value to $297 million. The contract from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene calls for CSC to replace the state’s Medicaid Management Information System and to provide fiscal agent services for selected DHMH programs. 

5. 14 vie for $500M Navy purchases
Fourteen government contractors, including nine small businesses, will share a potential $500 million Navy supply contract for IT equipment and services.

Each company has been awarded an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price supply contract for the procurement of commercial-off-the-shelf, network and communications equipment, and related incidental support services.

The contract winners are:

ACG Systems Inc., Annapolis, Md.
Atlantic Diving Supply Inc., Virginia Beach, Va.
Blue Tech Inc., San Diego.
CDW Government LLC, Vernon Hills, Ill.
Global Technology Resources Inc., Denver.
Iron Bow Technologies LLC, Chantilly, Va.
Marshall Communications Corp., Ashburn, Va.
Mercom Inc., Pawleys Island, S.C.
Mutual Telecom Services Inc., Needham, Mass.
Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Va.
Scientific Research Corp., Atlanta.
Strategic Communications LLC, Louisville, Ky.
Tribalco LLC, Bethesda, Md.
World Wide Technology Inc., St. Louis.

4. Northrop wins $504M Air Force job 
Northrop Grumman Corp. will modernize the Air Force’s Air and Space Operations Center as the result of an eight-year contract that has a potential value of $504 million if all options are exercised. The Air and Space Operations Center Weapon System in Newport News, Va., is the command and control center for planning, executing and assessing joint air operations during contingency operations or conflict. 

3. Xerox captures $848M cloud project
Xerox has won a nine-year, $848 million contract from the state of Texas to create secure cloud-based services by modernizing and consolidating its data centers. The upgrade will be one of the largest projects of its kind in the country. 

2. Protest denial clears $1.5B contract for VSE
VSE Corp. can now begin work on a $1.5 billion contract to help the Navy transfer U.S. vessels to foreign buyers. The contract was protested by Booz Allen Hamilton but the Government Accountability Office denied the protest. VSE services will include design, configuration management, spare parts support, training and depot-level repair.

And the biggiest contract award for the month of March goes to...

1. Xerox takes over $1.6B Medi-Cal contract 
Xerox wins a $1.6 billion contract to manage the processing of Medicaid claims in the state of California, which serves more than 7.5 million people. Xerox got into the Medicaid processing business with its acquisition of Affiliated Computer Services. It now processes claims in 12 states and the District of Columbia.

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