NASA launches $20B SEWP V contract

The long-awaited NASA SEWP V request for proposals is out with awards expected in four groups including set asides for veterans and HUBZone businesses. Based on SEWP IV results, who are the top five contenders for this iteration?

Depending on how you look at it the countdown has either ended or is about to begin for NASA’s $20 billion SEWP V contract.

The space agency has released the request for proposals for the fifth iteration of the Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement, which NASA first started in 1993 to deliver a wide range of products and related services to government agencies.

The deadline for proposals is Oct. 14 and NASA said it will award contracts with a five-year base and one five-year option, which will take the contract out to 2024.

Awards will come in four groups. One group is in Category A for computer-based sysems, which will be a full-and-open competition.

There are three groups under Category B:

  • Group B for mass storage devices, which will be reserved for service-disabled, veteran owned small businesses and historically underutilized small businesses, also known as HUBzone businesses.
  • Group C is for server support devices/multi-functional devices and is reserved for small businesses.
  • Group D is for networking/security/video and conference tools and will be a full-and-open competition.

The current SEWP contract is held by some 50 companies and has had $10.3 billion in task orders run through it since it got started in 2006. By 2007, it had over $500 million in task orders. It broke the $1 billion in annual task order in 2008 and has averaged about $2 billion a year since 2010, according to the market research firm Deltek.

The top five companies are:

  • World Wide Technology with $991.3 million in task orders
  • CDW-G with $650.9 million
  • GTSI with $585.7 million
  • Sword & Shield Computer Services with $551.8 million
  • ImmixGroup with $536.5 million