Who won the biggest contracts of 2015?

Each month, Washington Technology posts a list of the top 10 contract awards, with giant contracts taking the top spots each time.

But with 2015 in the rear-view mirror, we can look back and see one remarkable trend:

Washington Technology reported on 569 contracts in 2015, down from the 635 contracts reported on in 2014. Contract counts varied from month to month, but most of the time, the 2015 count paled in comparison to the contract count of 2014.

Only four months in 2015 -- July, August, September and November -- saw more contract awards when compared to the same months the previous year.

Individual month counts are below:


2014: 53 awards

2015: 38 awards


2014: 43 awards

2015: 33 awards


2014: 66 awards

2015: 58 awards


2014: 69 awards

2015: 41 awards


2014: 63 awards

2015: 43 awards


2014: 46 awards

2015: 39 awards


2014: 44 awards

2015: 52 awards


2014: 49 contracts

2015: 55 contracts


2014: 58 awards

2015: 70 awards


2014: 54 awards

2015: 49 awards


2014: 31 awards

2015: 46 awards


2014: 59 awards

2015: 45 awards

As we look at the top awards from 2015 it is important to note that were many contracts, especially the big ones, that shared the same ceiling value; therefore, there are a few ties within rankings. This list also includes contracts that may be currently under protest. If it was awarded, and if that award was not overturned, it appears on this list.

Of the top 30 contracts in 2015, 13 were single award contracts, the rest are multiple award contracts.

The list kicks off at No. 30:


Honeywell wins $805.2M Navy C4ISR contract

Honeywell Technology Solutions has won a contract to install command and control equipment and systems on Navy vessels.


The Aerospace Corp. wins $828.3M contract to continue space community support

The Aerospace Corp. has won an $828.3 million contract modification with the Air Force to continue supporting the national space community.


Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. wins $833.3M sustainment contract

Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has won an $833.3 million contract modification to provide the Army with a number of sustainment services.


Ten small businesses win spots on $851M engineering, tech acquisition support contract

Ten small businesses have won spots on a $851 million Air Force contract for engineering and technology acquisition support services contract.


M.C. Dean wins $853.8M Navy C4ISR contract

M.C. Dean has won a contract to install command and control equipment and systems on Navy vessels.


Lockheed wins $870M contract to continue support of missile defense system

Lockheed Martin has won an $870 million contract to continue to support the Missile Defense Agency’s Ballistic Missile Defense System.


GDIT wins $881M enterprise IT contract

General Dynamics Information Technology has won an $881 million contract to deliver enterprise IT in support of the U.S. Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems Extended program.


Four nab places on $900M Special Operations Command contract

Four companies have won spots on a $900 million contract to provide mission support services to the U.S. Special Operations Command.


Air Force adds 10 more companies to NetCents 2 contract

The Air Force has made another set of awards under its troubled $960 million NetCents 2 Applications Services contract.


Northrop nabs $963.5M contract to support missile subsystems

Northrop Grumman has won a five-year, potentially $963.5 million contract to support the Air Force’s Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) Ground Subsystems.


Accenture win means it keeps $966M student loan contract

Accenture Federal Services has won a 10-year $966 million contract with the Education Department to continue operations and maintenance of the federal financial aid system.


Four win spots on $994.7M small biz contract to support Army intel directorate

Four small businesses have won spots on a $994.7 million Army contract to support the Intelligence and Information Warfare Directorate.


Army taps 21 to be on $1.1B maintenance procurement

The equipment related services contract has a $1.1 billion ceiling and will be used for maintenance, repair and overhaul, equipment modification and technical representative services.


PAE prevails in battle for $1.2B NASA contract

PAE and its partner, BWXT Nuclear Operations Group, have successfully fought off a bid protest, and now can move forward on a $1.2 billion contract to consolidate operations and maintenance at two NASA space centers.


Bechtel team wins $1.5B Air Force engineering contract

Bechtel-led team has won a $1.5 billion contract to run the Arnold Engineering Development Complex at Arnold Air Force Base in Tennessee.


Army names 26 to $1.8B knowledge-based services contract

Twenty-six companies have won spots on a $1.8 billion contract to provide knowledge-based services.


CGI protest nets $2.5B contract

Thanks to a successful bid protest, CGI Federal has landed a spot on a $2.5 billion multiple award Navy contract to modernize ship-based networks.


Northrop Grumman gets $3.2B sole source contract for Global Hawk support

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $3.2 billion sole sourced contract to support the Air Force’s Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle fleet.


Harris scores $3.9B rifleman radio contract

Harris has won a 10-year $3.9 billion contract to provide the Army with Rifleman radios and associated services under the Joint Tactical Radio System Handheld, Manpack and Small-form Fit program.


Leidos wins huge DOD health records deal

A team led by Leidos and including Accenture and Cerner has won a $4.3 billion contract to build the Defense Department's massive electronic health records system.

DISA names eight to $4.3B telecom contract

Eight telecom companies have been named to a $4.3 billion Defense Information Systems Agency contract to support its enterprise-level infrastructure.


Eight companies win $5B contract to support USAF contract augmentation program

Eight companies will compete for work under a $5 billion contract with the Air Force to support the Air Force Contract Augmentation Program.

Small biz winners named for $5B Air Force cyber contract

Seven small businesses have won spots on a $5 billion contract to provide the Air Force with cybersecurity and information systems support.

These small business winners will share the $5 billion ceiling with a not-yet-awarded full and open competition pool of winners, the Defense Department said in a release.

Air Force adds large biz winners to $5B cyber contract

The Air Force has added ten large businesses to the winning pool of a $5 billion cybersecurity and information systems contract first named in October 2015.


Navy adds 464 companies to $5.3B SeaPort-e contract

The Navy has added 464 more contractors to its $5.3 billion SeaPort-e contract vehicle.

These 464 companies will join the other 2,420 companies in providing support to the Navy across 22 functional areas including IT support, research and development, systems engineering, modeling and simulation, software engineering, quality assurance, and other areas.


Air Force names 17 to $5.8B NetCents 2 NetOps contract

The Air Force has made another round of NetCents 2 awards, this time for its $5.8 billion NetCents network operations and infrastructure contract.


50 companies named to $6B DIA IT contract

Fifty companies have won spots on a $6 billion information technology enterprise solutions contract awarded by the Defense Intelligence Agency.


Army opens $7.2B intell contract for business

The Army is cleared to continue on with its $7.2 billion Global Intelligence Support Services contract.


Air Force names 20 to $7.9B NetCents 2 NetOps contract

The Air Force has made another round of NetCents 2 awards, this time for the $7.9 billion, full-and-open portion of the agency’s NetCents network operations and infrastructure contract.


Leidos lands $12B U.K. logistics contract

In its biggest win since changing its name from SAIC, Leidos has won a $12 billion U.K. contract to provide Britain’s Ministry of Defense to manage logistics.


SEWP V take 2: NASA names 65 winners

NASA has named 65 companies winners of prime contracts under its Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V contract, which has been delayed by bid protests.

NOTE: NASA only awarded groups A and D in March. Click here to see the winners of groups B and C.

NASA taps 107 small businesses on SEWP V contract

NASA has named 107 small businesses winners of prime contracts under its $20 billion Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement V contract.

NASA made a total of 120 awards in Groups B and C to 107 companies. Thirteen companies won in both groups.

Click here for a list of the winners.

65 win spots on $20B NIH IT contract

NIH has named 65 winners of its $20 billion CIO Commodities and Solutions contract, the follow-on to its Electronic Commodities Store III contract.


25 companies win spots on $20.9B Air Force training contract

Twenty-five companies have won spots on a $20.9 billion Air Force contract for training systems support.

The contract is the third version of the Training Systems Acquisitions program and is a partial small business set-aside contract, the Defense Department said, with 13 of the 25 winners being small businesses.


Will bomber deal spark more changes at Northrop?

Northrop Grumman has captured the $55 billion Air Force contract to build the Long Range Strike Bomber. It bested a team comprised of Lockheed Martin and Boeing.

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