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Hitachi Vantera Federal challenges plan for SSA data storage contact

Hitachi Vantera Federal is objecting to terms of a solicitation issued by the Social Security Administration for an enterprise data storage solution.

The contract is being competed as a lowest price, technical acceptable procurement. But that isn’t what Hitachi Vantera is objecting to. They claim SSA isn’t following the rules for using LPTA, but aren’t specifically arguing that LPTA is improper for this instance.

SSA's procurement is known as the Enterprise Data Storage and Services -- Open Systems Contract. It is a successor to the contract won by Del won in 2014 and has been worth about $171.9 million. Deltek estimates that the follow-on will be worth about $130 million.

Hatachi Vantera Federal declined to comment on the protest, but in following their history this kind of work is part of their legacy of providing data solutions.

Some requirements include storage subsystems hardware and software, connectivity, de-duplication, virtualization, warranty and maintenance support and implementation.

The contract is expected to be a single award.

Hitachi Vantera Federal filed its protest on June 8. A decision is due Sept. 16.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Jun 10, 2020 at 1:32 PM

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