Army considers $48.5m small biz geospatial contract
- By Matthew Weigelt
- May 12, 2016
The Army is considering how to proceed with a five-year, $48.5 million indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract for integrating geospatial information across the department.
Currently, officials want to determine whether or not there are enough capable small businesses to set up a total set-aside.
Through the IDIQ, the Army would standardize the Installation Geospatial Information & Services (IGI&S) services and support for installations, regions, and the Army’s headquarters. The IDIQ would become a centrally managed contracting vehicle for use throughout the Installations, Energy and Environment (IE&E) domain.
Task areas may include:
- IGI&S program support, such as geospatial implementation strategies, developing long-term initiatives and plans to enhance geospatial capabilities.
- Spatial data standards for facilities, infrastructure and environment
- IGI&S technical support
- Enterprise geospatial system sustainment and maintenance
- The Army’s IGI&S program provides oversight on the creation, maintenance, and management of installation geospatial data.
The Army released its sources sought notice May 10. Responses are due by June 9.
Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.