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Four companies push back after T4NG on-ramp elimination

Four companies have protested after they were eliminated from the competition for the on-ramp to the Veteran Affairs Department's $22.3 billion T4NG contract vehicle

The companies were not removed because of inadequate technology proposals and it appears that the VA never looked at them.

Rather, they apparently didn’t follow instructions on how to prepare those proposals.

Ironclad Technology Services, MicroHealth LLC, Tucker-Rose Associates and One Federal Solution Corp. all disagree and have now gone to the Government Accountability Office with their complaints.

All of them are service-disabled, veteran-owned companies: the only kind of firms competing for the on-ramp and the opportunity to participate in the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology vehicle.

VA uses the contract for a wide range of IT services. Functional areas include program management, systems and software engineering, software technology demonstration and transition, independent validation and verification, enterprise network, cybersecurity, and training.

Ironclad filed its protest Feb. 10 and MicroHealth followed Feb. 28. Both One Federal and Tucker-Rose submitted their challenges March 2.

The range of dates tell me the VA is eliminating companies as it works through proposals, so more could be coming.

On those four protests, GAO is expected to rule between May 20 and June 10.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Mar 06, 2020 at 10:34 AM

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