12 win chance to chase $3B in defense R&D work
- By Mark Hoover
- Jun 06, 2014
Twelve companies will compete for work under a $3 billion Air Force contract for a variety of research and development efforts.
The contract, known as the Defense Systems Technical Area Tasks (DS TATs), is a recompete of an existing contract that the Air Force uses for R&D, research and evaluation of new technologies focused on weapons systems, survivability, advanced materials and other areas.
The winners of the recompete are:
Alion Science and Technology
Battelle Memorial Institute
Booz Allen Hamilton
Georgia Tech Research Institute
ManTech TSG-2 Joint Venture
Prescient Edge Corp.
Strategic Analysis Inc.
URS Federal Services
The new contract runs through June 2019. Twelve companies bid on the contract and all 12 won. They'll compete for task orders under the new contract.
Booz Allen, Wyle, Alion and Georgia Tech are holdovers from the earlier contract. Booz Allen captured the largest amount of work with $3.9 billion in task orders since first winning the contract in 1999. Wyle pulled in another $2 billion. The contract has been worth $951.5 million to Alion and $685.7 million to Georgia Tech.
A fifth contractor, John Hopkins University, apparently did not bid and only pulled in $17 million in task orders.
In total, $7.5 billion in task orders have gone through the contract, according to Deltek.
A similar, $900 million contract for Homeland Defense and Security TATs was awarded to a number of companies in April.
Mark Hoover is a senior staff writer with Washington Technology. You can contact him at email@example.com, or connect with him on Twitter at @mhooverWT.