WT Business Beat

By Nick Wakeman

Blog archive
Nick Wakeman

$6.8B VA contract hit with bid protests

The Veterans Affairs Department’s $6.8 billion contract for medical disability exams has run into several protests, which will delay the start of the program.

The contract is a series of 12 awards that went to three companies, including Lockheed Martin’s QTC Medical Services business. QTC will become part of Leidos later this year when it acquires Lockheed’s IT business.

Other winners are VetFed Resources and Veterans Evaluation Services. Veterans Evaluation Services has filed three protests.

The contract has separate awards in seven different regions or districts. Some districts have more than one winner. Veterans Evaluation Services won spots in three of the seven districts.

VA is using the contract to centralize how it manages and delivers disability benefits claims decisions. Each contract is for 12 months with four 12-month options.

QTC, VetFed and Veterans Evaluation Services are all incumbents from previous contracts, but this contract puts all of the work into a single program management structure with a central management group from both Veterans Benefits Administration and the Veterans Health Administration.

The goal is to reduce veteran wait times for examinations and make faster claims decision, the agency said.

But with the protests, the start of the contract will be delays.

Veterans Evaluation Services filed its protest April 4. A decision from the Government Accountability Office is due July 13.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Apr 06, 2016 at 11:34 AM


Reader Comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

What is your e-mail address?

My e-mail address is:

Do you have a password?

Forgot your password? Click here
close

Trending

  • POWER TRAINING: How to engage your customers

    Don't miss our June 7 Washington Technology Power Training session on Mastering Stakeholder Engagement, where you'll learned the critical skills you need to more fully connect with your customers and win more business. Read More

  • PROJECT 38 PODCAST

    In our latest Project 38 Podcast, editor Nick Wakeman and senior staff writer Ross Wilkers discuss the major news events so far in 2019 and what major trends are on the horizon. Read More

contracts DB

Washington Technology Daily

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.