Report: EAGLE II


EAGLE II Builds on Success

Key changes in DHS’s new agency-wide contract for IT services offers more value to users, more opportunities for industry

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EAGLE II Aims to Boost Small Business Participation

New provisions will help agencies achieve small-business goals

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Contractors Gear Up for EAGLE II Competition

When the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced its intention to create the first EAGLE contract, Kadix Systems officials immediately began preparing to compete for a spot on the agency-wide vehicle for IT services. Founded in 2001, Kadix specializes in organizational transformation, IT, and program management solutions – capabilities that a newly formed organization such as DHS would greatly need.

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EAGLE II: A $22 Billion Bull's-Eye

Although the first EAGLE contract will not come close to its ambitious ceiling of $45 billion, analysts see many reasons to believe that EAGLE II will be more widely used than its predecessor. When DHS officials began planning EAGLE I in late 2004, the Department of Homeland Security was still coming together as an agency, so not all components were ready to embrace an agency-wide, indefinite quantity/ indefinite delivery (IDIQ) contract.

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EAGLE II to Offer More Guidance to DHS Contracting Officers

When Soraya Correa and other Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials were creating the ordering guide for the first EAGLE contract, they tried to give agency contracting officers as much flexibility as possible in putting together task orders for the new agency-wide contract. As a former contracting officer and head of contracting, Correa didn’t want to be overly prescriptive in the guidance provided to her counterparts. And while EAGLE was generally successful in introducing standardized procurement processes to disparate DHS components, those processes were not as consistent across the agency as she would have liked.

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DHS Official: Expect a Follow-on to FirstSource

The Department of Homeland Security will create a successor contract to FirstSource to replace that contracting vehicle before it expires, said Soraya Correa, director of the DHS Office of Procurement Operations. “FirstSource has been an extremely successful program. You can definitely expect there will be a follow-on to FirstSource,” she said.

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Industry Partnership Strengthens EAGLE Program

One of the chief successes of the EAGLE program has been its ability to forge a strong partnership with contractors to better serve the IT needs of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

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