CONTRACT AWARDS

Parsons can claim $3B in MDA services wins

Parsons Corp. is on the winning end of two major contract awards worth up to $2.8 billion combined that were announced Wednesday by the Missile Defense Agency: one as the sole prime and the second through a joint venture.

The potential $2.2 billion contract Parsons has all to itself for now covers broad engineering and technical support services for the country’s missile defense system. MDA received one other bid for the award, so a protest is possible pending the agency’s debrief to both competitors.

Solicitation documents indicate the work will also include studies, analysis, evaluations to help MDA evaluate the system’s overall architecture including its so-called neural network including sensors and communications functions.

MDA awarded the contract through its Technical, Engineering, Advisory and Management Support program that seeks industry support for administrative and acquisition support. This piece Parsons won is formally known as TEAMS-Next MDS Engineering.

Deltek data lists Modern Technology Solutions Inc. is the incumbent on the current contract that expires in November 2023.

Win number two as detailed in the Pentagon’s Wednesday awards digest has gone to Mobius Parsons Solutions. That is a joint venture of Parsons and Mobius, a HUBZone-certified woman-owned small business founded in 2011 as a lifecycle engineering and management company.

MPS will provide test support services to the agency under a six-year, $566.6 million contract that also had one other bidder. This award is also part of the TEAMS effort with the formal name of Next Program Planning and Acquisition.

The venture will also help MDA with acquisition management, schedule integration and analysis.

Alexandria, Virginia-headquartered MPS was formed via a mentor-protégé arrangement between Mobius and Parsons.

For that contract, Millennium Engineering And Integration Co. and Torch Technologies are listed as the incumbents with those contracts' expiration dates respectively being December 2021 and March 2023.

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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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