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ManTech faces recompete of $300M TSA IT contract

The Transportation Security Administration is kicking off the recompete of a nearly $300 million contract held by ManTech International for the last 13 years to provide IT operations and maintenance.

Technically, the contract has been held by InfoZen since 2006. ManTech acquired InfoZen for $180 million in late 2017.

Deltek estimates the new contract to be worth $297 million over seven years. The current contract is worth $212 million over five years and is slated to expire in November.

TSA released a sources sought notice to start the traditional market research phase of developing a new contract. The notice was first released in Dec. 21, the day before the government shutdown. An update was released Monday, the first day back to work after the shutdown ended.

This document describes a scope of work that includes project management, on-site operations support, systems and infrastructure monitoring, systems security and analysis, network operations support and infrastructure support.

The contract also will include help desk support, physical data access control, incident and problem management escalation, configuration management, change management, and quality assurance.

ManTech has been supporting four mission essential systems for TSA: Secure Flight, Transportation Vetting Systems, Consolidated Security Gateway, and Technology Infrastructure Modernization. There also is a Security Threat Mission Platform that hosts credentialing applications for the Transportation Vetting Systems, Consolidated Security Gateway and Technology Infrastructure Modernization systems.

Questions on the request for information are due by Feb. 1 and responses are due Feb. 8.

This kind of work is precisely why ManTech acquired InfoZen. The company brought IT skills around modernization as well as strong customer relationships.

The acquisition of InfoZen increased ManTech’s presence at DHS and made it one of the largest IT services providers to the department, ManTech CEO Kevin Phillips said when the deal was announced.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Jan 29, 2019 at 11:15 AM

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