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VA restarts on-ramp for $25B services vehicle

The Veterans Affairs Department has restarted the on-ramp process for a potential $25 billion professional services contract vehicle first awarded nearly two years ago.

Service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses who missed the cut can now officially get to work on their proposals for the Veteran Enterprise Contracting for Transformation and Operational Readiness contract.

Bids to gain a seat on the potential 10-year VECTOR program through this on-ramp are due no later than 1 p.m. Eastern on March 1, the VA said Monday in a Beta.Sam.Gov notice.

This is not for every single portion of the vehicle however. In a LinkedIn post on the opportunity, Red Team Consulting points out that only three groups are covered under the on-ramp.

Contractors will have to focus their attention on Group 1 (management, oversight and improvement), Group 2 (analyses) and Group 4 (outreach). There are no on-ramps for the other half.

A second big idea Red Team Consulting highlighted is that this is apparently attempt number two by the VA to get through the on-ramp process for VECTOR. The VA cancelled its first request for proposals for this on-ramp due to the coronavirus pandemic and issued this latest RFP Monday as a replacement.

That gives new bidders a limited time to prepare a proposal, so those who already had a bid in may only have to make small updates and resubmit their bids.

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

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