General Dynamics secures $456M Army security tech order
- By Ross Wilkers
- May 28, 2020
General Dynamics has won a potential five-year, $455.9 million task order to help the Army run a complex security technology system for protecting its personnel and sites at overseas locations.
The Army awarded the work on Feb. 5 through its large RS3 contract vehicle and received four bids, according to a recent notice in the Federal Procurement Data System. Defense awards typically take around three months to enter in FPDS for security reasons.
General Dynamics secured the Integrated Base Defense Sustainment Support order through the company’s Global Force that comprises of its IT services, mission systems, and ordnance and tactical systems divisions. General Dynamics Global Force is one of 260 large and small businesses with prime positions on RS3.
IBD-SS is a consolidation of 20 different task orders, of which the former CSRA was an incumbent. General Dynamics acquired CSRA in 2018 to add resources and capabilities into the former’s IT services segment, which sought greater probability of winning larger contracts such as IBD-SS.
Raytheon and Leidos were also lined up as teammates of GD Global Force to pursue the order.
The IBD-SS effort calls on General Dynamics Global Force to sustain a technology environment with radars, cameras, night-vision sensors, infrared gravity sensors, metal detectors x-ray systems. GD Global Force is also responsible for any repairs, changes and upgrades to the systems.
Work will take place over one initial base year and then up to four individual option years.
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