CONTRACT OPPORTUNITY

FBI needs more time to recompete $5B IT product contract

The FBI says it needs more time to move forward on the recompete of its primary contract vehicle for commodity IT products and services.

In a FedBizOpps notice Thursday, the bureau said it plans to extend by another year current Information Technology Supplies and Support Services contract, also known as ITSSS or “IT Triple-S.”

ITSSS is now slated to expire in April 2020 as the FBI looks to move forward on the successor contract now known as Information Technology Engineering Contract Support, or ITECS, which is in the process of being approved.

The FBI also laid out a new timeline for ITECS that the bureau expects to be awarded between October and December of this calendar year, or the first quarter of the government’s 2020 fiscal year. Release dates for both a draft and final solicitation were not given, but Deltek data indicates the latter could come out in April. The contract is worth $5 billion.

The five-week partial government shutdown halted the FBI’s work on the contract and that has evidently pushed back the release of a draft solicitation.

Absent that disruption, draft request for quotations to industry is scheduled for release April 29 with a due date of May 13 for responses and indications of intent to bid. A vendor day will be held either June 4 or June 5, according to the FBI’s latest notice.

Between 15 and 22 awards are anticipated on each of six tracks: end user services, business application services, delivery services, platform services, infrastructure services and delivery services. Large vendors should see 10-to-15 awards on each track and small businesses will have 5-to-7 reserved for them.

ITECS will be competed on the General Services Administration’s Schedule 70 contract. So far, approximately $2 billion in work has been awarded over the lifetime of IT Triple-S since its 2010 award to 46 companies.

About the Author

Ross Wilkers is a senior staff writer for Washington Technology. He can be reached at rwilkers@washingtontechnology.com. Follow him on Twitter: @rosswilkers. Also find and connect with him on LinkedIn.

Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • VIDEO: Explore the 2019 M&A Trends

    Editor Nick Wakeman interviews Kevin DeSanto of the investment bank KippsDeSanto about the highlights of their annual M&A survey and trends driving acquisitions in the federal space. Read More

  • PROJECT 38 PODCAST

    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman and senior staff writer Ross Wilkers discuss the major news events so far in 2019 and what major trends are on the horizon. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.