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Protests push DOJ to rethink IT support contract

A $117 million Justice Department contract is entering its third round after two sets of protests have pushed DOJ to rethink the solicitation.

DOJ first awarded the contract to Hygeia Solutions Partners, a joint venture formed by six companies, to support the department’s Executive Office of Immigration Review.

ManTech International and NTT Data both filed protests with the Government Accountability Office. Justice agreed to re-evaluate the award so those protests were dismissed. But DOJ again selected Hygeia.

That sparked another round of protests by ManTech and NTT Data.

After seeing those protests, DOJ said it would cancel the award to Hygeia so it can make changes to the solicitation and then make new award.

In other words, it is starting all over.

The contract is being competed under the NIH CIO-SP3 contract.

Hygeia was formed in 2012 by IntelliDyne, Govplace, ERT and Argentys Informatics. In 2020 it added Geocent and sometime later it added IPRO.

Customers it has captured over the years include NIH, where it provides IT support services to the Division of Physical Security Management, and DOJ where it supports the Justice Consolidated Office Network.

Posted by Nick Wakeman on Sep 23, 2021 at 1:14 PM

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