$22B Eagle II lands with 68 winners
The Homeland Security Department has probably cleared up the bid protest issues around its Eagle II contract by making awards to nearly all the bidders.
After getting flooded with bid protests following up the awards of contracts to 15 companies in the unrestricted competition for the service delivery portion of the $22 billion contract, DHS has made new awards to 68 companies.
That’s not a typo.
Here is a link to all 68 winners. We moved the list into an spreadsheet that you can download.
All of the original 15 winners held onto their spots but you can probably hear a collective sigh of relief from some of the biggest names in the business who failed to win the first time around.
This group of winners returns some of the most prominent companies in the market to prime positions on Eagle II including:
- CGI Federal
- Harris Corp.
- Lockheed Martin
- Northrop Grumman
- SRA International
- Unisys Corp.
It was a surprise to many in the market when these companies failed to win spots the first time DHS made awards in the service delivery portion of the contract, particularly when you consider how much business some of these companies did under Eagle I.
Among the 68 winners are 18 companies that filed protests with the Government Accountability Office. Those protests led DHS to pull back the awards and make a take a corrective action, which led to this larger set of winners.
DHS faced a similar onslaught of protests for the small business portion of the service delivery track of the contract. It pulled back the original set of 15 awards to small businesses and a new award notice is imminent.
Sources told me that companies were being told to update their points of contact. That was two weeks ago, but there has still been no official word on new awards.
If the new unrestricted awards are an indication, we should expect to see a similar deluge of awards in the small business category.
Eagle II has been plagued by delays and bid protests. And DHS has seen work that previously was done under Eagle I shift to other vehicles such as Alliant because Eagle II wasn’t ready for task orders.
We seem to be completing the protest phase, especially once the small business awards are made.
Once the competition for task orders gets underway, it’ll be interesting to see how many of these companies win spots on the contract, and how many will be primes in name only.
Posted by Nick Wakeman on May 12, 2014 at 12:01 PM