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CSRA wins $252M in new work at SEC

CSRA Inc. has won a $252.6 million contract to supply infrastructure support services to the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Apptis Inc. originally won the contract in 2009. The company was later acquired by URS, which in turn was acquired by AECOM. I haven’t been able to confirm whether they bid on the recompete of the contract.

The contract was pursued by SRA International, which was folded into the Computer Sciences Corp.’s public sector business when CSC spun that business out to create CSRA at the end of November.

As far as I can find, neither SRA or CSC had much of a presence at the SEC, so this is a nice win that expands CSRA's customer base.

The contract has a two-year base and eight one-year options.

The scope of services under the contract is broken into four task areas:

  • Enterprise operations
  • Enterprise infrastructure
  • Enterprise architecture
  • Common services

A CSRA spokesman said the company's teammates are:

  • Ascella Technologies Inc.
  • National Capital Contracting LLC
  • Attain LLC
  • Novetta Inc.
  • Qbase LLC
  • SilverRhino LLC
  • Peridot Solutions LLC
  • FWG Solutions Inc.
  • Telesis Corp.

CSRA will be responsible for daily IT operations at SEC headquarters, data centers and 11 regional officials as well as future locations. The SEC expects there to be more than 6,000 users for CSRA to support.

Some of the tasks include service desk, end-user computing, servers and storage, asset management, and enterprise engineering, according to solicitation documents.

Each task area also carries service level agreements that the company will have to meet. For example, the service desk must answer the phone within 30 seconds. Servers and storage must be available 99.99 percent of the time.

To qualify for the option years, CSRA must meet or exceed the service level objectives, meet cost objectives, and continuously decrease cost objectives in the option years. The company also must obtain a minimum average satisfaction score of 4 out of 5.

The contract was awarded Jan. 25, so I assume that the losing bidders, presumably Apptis-URS-AECOM among them, will get their debriefings in the next week or so. After that, we’ll have to watch out for bid protests.

But for now, CSRA has captured a nice, new piece of business.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Jan 28, 2016 at 12:04 PM


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