UPDATE: State cancels RFI for 5-year $225M IT contract

NOTE: This story has been updated in light of the cancellation of the sources sought notice.

Just days after releasing a statement of work for a $225 million recompete, the State Department has cancelled its sources sought notice.

The department said it needed to conduct further review and analysis.

The contract, currently known as Vangaurd, covers department-wide IT help desk services. Digital Management Inc. is the incumbent contractor and has won about $178.7 million in task orders since 2012.

The department announced the cancelation April 11, just six days after releasing it.

You can still find the draft performance work statement.

Officials anticipated the contract would consist of a 90-day transition-in period, 9-month option period and four year-long option periods. The total contract value was pegged at $225 million.

Task areas include:

  • Provide program management
  • Transition in
  • Transition out
  • IT service management
  • Managed services
  • Sensitive but unclassified (SBU) items tool support
  • Classified IT service management tool support
  • Facility support
  • Project and surge support
  • Transition to unified government facility
  • IT service broker

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