DHS makes awards on $3B comms equipment contract

The Homeland Security Department finalizes awards on version two of its main $3 billion contract for commodity communications equipment and services.

The Homeland Security Department has made awards on a potential five-year, $3 billion contract for communications equipment and services.

DHS chose 39 companies for this second iteration of its Tactical Communications contract now known as “TACCOM II” and they will vie for delivery orders over the initial base year and up to four individual option years.

DHS first unveiled the list of awardees in a May 6 FedBizOpps notice and CACI International confirmed its seat on the vehicle in a release Thursday, which indicates the period for disappointed bidders to file protests has passed.

Other federal agencies can place orders against the contract for commodity products as they are made available from commercial and General Services Administration catalogs.

Awards are broken out into two technical categories: one for equipment including radios, software and other supporting infrastructure, satellites and other end-user items. The second track is for services such as maintenance, installation, repair, deployment, spectrum support and project management.

Equipment category winners are:

  • ACG Systems Inc.
  • ADS Inc.
  • AEG Group
  • CE Acquisition (does business as Procom Communications)
  • Commdex Consulting LLC
  • Cynergy Professional Systems
  • Eastern Communications
  • Edge Technology Distributors
  • EF Johnson
  • Harris Corp.
  • Hughes Network Systems
  • Inmarsat Government
  • IT Tech Direct
  • Knight-Sky
  • Micro Tech
  • Motorola Solutions
  • New Tech Solutions Inc.
  • Red River
  • RELM Wireless
  • Rockwell Collins
  • Telephonics Corporation
  • Tribalco
  • Ultisat

Services category winners are:

  • ACET
  • Acquisition, Research and Logistics
  • AT&T
  • Black & Veatch
  • CACI International
  • CDS2
  • Chartis Federal
  • Commdex Consulting
  • Cynergy
  • Eyak Tek
  • Federal Engineering
  • General Dynamics
  • Harris Corp.
  • IT Tech Direct
  • Long Wave
  • Motorola Solutions
  • Procom Communications
  • Rivada Port Graham
  • Rockwell Collins
  • SimpleCom Solutions
  • Soft Tech Consulting
  • Tribalco

Six companies won seats on both categories: Commdex, Harris, IT Tech Direct, Motorola Solutions, Rockwell Collins and Tribalco. Bidders had to submit completely separate proposals if they wanted an award for both categories.

Rockwell Collins was acquired by United Technologies Corp. in November of last year and is now part of UTC's "Collins Aerospace" segment.

The first TACCOM contract was awarded in 2012 to 30 companies with a $3 billion ceiling and expired in 2017.

TACCOM supports voice communications and interoperability efforts among federal, state and local law enforcement and public safety entities. Other