Fewer big wins kick off fiscal 2011 contract awards

Our countdown finds that fiscal 2011 opened with fewer large contract wins than the previous months. Who were the big winners in October and November?

Other than a couple of big blockbusters, October and November didn’t see the large mega-contract awards that were released during the close of fiscal 2010.

Three contracts broke the $1 billion mark, compared to six contracts in the previous month’s countdown. To see the September countdown, click here.

But on a brighter financial note, the smallest contract in the top 10 reached $300 million in value. Not a shabby award, particularly for a contract going to a single winner.

Our contract countdown is based on contracts covered by Washington Technology during October and November.

The countdown for October begins now:

10. BAE wins $300 million intelligence contract

BAE Systems will modernize the Defense Intelligence Agency information system under a five-year award worth $300 million.
The company will work on DIA's trusted computer workstations by creating a worldwide virtualized desktop infrastructure for DIA users and intelligence analysts.

As the prime contractor on the Next Generation Desktop Environment project, BAE Systems will create a multiple-security-level, multi-intelligence-analyst environment that maintains DIA’s compliance with DOD standards for intelligence systems and applications, the company said in a statement.

9. TCS to upgrade Navy satellite system for $315M

TeleCommunication Systems Inc. will provide satellite communications assistance to the Military Sealift Command under a $315 million task order contract, known as the Next Generation Wideband commercial satellite communications infrastructure and service. 

The satellite company based in Annapolis, Md., will provide integrated systems and services to build a highly secure, turnkey solution using a proven commercial antenna systems and comprehensive wideband satellite coverage. The company will provide program management, managed services, and operations and maintenance services.

8. SAIC captures $321.2M NASA consolidation contract

This is the first award under NASA’s $4 billion Information Technology Infrastructure Integration Program. SAIC will provide services to operate and maintain NASA’s enterprise application systems that support all ten NASA field centers, NASA headquarters in Washington, and the NASA shared services center in Bay St. Louis, Miss.

7. Unisys hired to scan license plates at border crossings

Unisys Corp. will build an advanced identification system for people and vehicles entering and exiting the United States across the borders with Mexico and Canada under a $350 million contract.

The five-year Land Border Integration contract from U.S. Customs and Border Protection allows for additional scope to be added at the government’s discretion.

The new contract follows Unisys’ work on the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative contract, awarded in 2008, the company said.

6. CACI nabs DHS financial services deal for $450M

The Homeland Security Department has awarded CACI International a $450 million contract to consolidate and integrate the department’s enterprise financial, acquisition and asset management systems.

According to the statement of objectives, the Transformation and Systems Consolidation contractor will provide integration services and program management support and enterprise applications that to integrate financial, acquisition and asset management processes.

5. Trio vie for $565M in missile defense work

Computer Sciences Corp., General Dynamics and Sparta will compete for task orders under the new Missile Defense Agency infrastructure and deployment services contract. The five-year, $565 million contract will provide advisory and assistance services to the MDA’s Military Construction and Environmental Management Office, Worldwide Deployment Program Office, Combatant Commands, and Wargames Exercises and Operations Office.

Work under these contracts will be performed in Huntsville, Ala.; Colorado Springs, Colo.; the National Capital Region; and other MDA locations, according to a CSC announcement.

4. TASC takes on $828M FAA NextGen award

TASC Inc. will help the Federal Aviation Administration transition to the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) under a 10-year contract worth as much as $827.8 million.

The National Airspace System support services award will help FAA move to the satellite-based network that will replace the current radar-based air traffic control system. 

The scope of the contract covers advanced systems engineering, investment and business case analysis, planning and forecasting, as well as business, financial and information management support services related to the development and transformation of the national air transportation system. 

NextGen, which is slated for completion in 2025, will result in fewer scheduling and weather delays and other air traffic snarls, reduced fuel consumption, lower carbon emissions, and greater safety and security, TASC officials said.

3. Outside ‘contractor’ tapped for $1B HHS research tool

A company not often associated with the government contracting world has been selected to develop a secure, interactive research tool for the Health and Human Services Department.

Thomson Reuters, best known as a collector and disseminator of news and information, has been chosen by HHS' Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation to develop the tool, which will enable researchers to perform comparative effectiveness studies without the need for professional computer programming, the media company announced today.

As part of the project, Thomson Reuters will develop a pilot system linking multiple health care data sources and test it by conducting two high-priority analyses of care-delivery options for selected medical conditions.

2. $5B sitcom contract opens for business

With the addition of more contractors to the $5 billion Future Commercial Satellite Communications Acquisition, competitions under the task order contract can begin. The addition of Segovia Inc., Hughes Network Systems LLC and CapRock Government Solutions gave the General Services Administration enough vendors to be competing task orders.

Artel Inc. previously won a spot on the Schedule 70 award, but until others were picked there was not adequate competition.
The contract will be used by GSA and the Defense Information Systems Agency for a variety of satellite communications-related work.

1. FBI lands 46 contractors in $30B IT services award

The FBI named 46 contractors to its $30 billion Information Technology Supplies and Support Services contract – IT-triple-S. The contract is for a broad range of IT services.

Competing for task orders under the contract are:

  • Accenture.
  • Apptis
  • Azimuth Inc.
  • BAE.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton.
  • Buchanan-Edwards.
  • CACI International.
  • Caprock Government Solutions.
  • Cascade Technologies.
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • Dell Federal Systems.
  • Deloitte Consulting.
  • DHA American Operations.
  • Emtech..
  • Fusion Technology LLC.
  • Galaxy Global Corp.
  • General; Dynamics Information Technology.
  • GTSI.
  • Hewlett-Packard Corp.
  • HPTI (High Performance Technologies Inc.).
  • IBM Corp.
  • ICS Nett Inc.
  • IMTAS.
  • IMTS.
  • Intelligent Decisions.
  • Keane Inc.
  • Keylogic Systems Inc.
  • L-3 Communications Corp.
  • Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • ManTech Information Systems & Technology.
  • MicroTech.
  • Norseman Defense Tech.
  • Phacil.
  • Platinum Solutions Inc.
  • Powertek Corp.
  • PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
  • Raytheon.
  • SAIC.
  • SAVA.
  • SGIS (SkillStorm Inc.).
  • Technica Corp.
  • The Analysis Corp. (TAC) Gtec Intelligence Solutions.
  • Tygart Technology Inc.
  • Unisys.
  • Visionary Integration Professionals.
  • WWT
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