TSA to use ITOP for $1B infrastructure contract

At the next step in creating itself as an agency, the Transportation Security Administration released a statement of objectives June 13 for its $1 billion Nationwide Information Technology Infrastructure contract.

The agency will use the Transportation Department's Information Technology Omnibus Procurement II (ITOP II) contract as its purchasing vehicle, and the statement of objectives has been provided to the 25 ITOP vendors.

Some of the largest systems integrators hold ITOP contracts, and so will be eligible to bid on the TSA contract, including Lockheed Martin Corp. of Bethesda, Md., Northrop Grumman Corp. of Los Angeles (through its acquisitions of Logicon Inc. and Litton TASC), Science Applications International Corp. of San Diego, and Unisys Corp. of Blue Bell, Pa.,

Cost proposals are due July 8. An award is anticipated before the end of the month.

TSA has been tight-lipped about elements of the infrastructure contract, which is thought to include data centers, seat management and telecommunications. An agency spokesman did not return telephone calls asking about its requirements.

ITOP has been in place for more than three years. The seven-year vehicle, with a $10 billion ceiling, is broken into three components: information systems engineering, systems operations and management and information systems security.

Thirty-five awards were made. Some companies won in two components, but no single company holds a position on all three, according to vendor lists provided by Input Inc., the Chantilly, Va., market research firm.

The companies on the ITOP contract, according to Input:


* Advanced Management Technology Inc. (8(a))

*Anteon Corp. (large)

*Catapult Technology Ltd. (small)

*The Centech Group Inc. (8(a))

*Computer Resource Management Inc. (small)

*Datamat Systems Research Inc. (8(a))

*FC Business Systems (small)

*GTE Government Systems Inc. (now Dyncorp) (large)

*Performance Engineering Corp. (small)

*Science Applications International Corp. (large)

*Signal Corp. (large)

*SRA International Inc. (large)

*Stanley Associates Inc. (large)

*Unisys Corp. (large)


*Advanced Management Technology Inc. (8(a))

*Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc. (large)

*Computer Resource Management Inc. (small)

*Electronic Data Systems Corp. (large)

*EER Systems Inc. (large)

*FC Business Systems (small)

*Lockheed Martin Services Inc. (large)

*QSS Group Inc. (8(a))

*RS Information Systems Inc. (8(a))

*Science Applications International Corp. (large)

*SRA International Inc. (large)

*Stanley Associates Inc. (large)

*Unisys Corp. (large)


*Allied Technology Group Inc. (8(a))

*Booz-Allen & Hamilton Inc. (large)

*Integrated Management Systems Inc. (8(a))

*Litton TASC (large)

*Lockheed Martin Services Inc. (large)

*Logicon Inc. (large)

*TWM Associates Inc. (8(a))

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