ICE chooses 7 for $340M rapid tech development vehicle / Andriy Onufriyenko

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency is using the "Center of Excellence" terminology for this effort.

Seven companies have won positions on a five-year, $340 million contract vehicle to help the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency stand up rapid technology development and accelerated service delivery models.

ICE broke out the awards across four domains for its Scalable Ways to Initiate Flexible Tasks vehicle also known as SWIFT. Two of them were set aside for small businesses, the agency said in a Sept. 22 notice.

Unissant won a place in both the hyperautomation and visualization domains, making that company the lone awardee selected for more than one track.

Other awards are as follows:

  • Collaborative services domain -- DevTechnology and Procentrix
  • Platform-as-a-service domain -- GovernmentCIO and ICF
  • Hyperautomation domain (SB set aside) -- Stella joint venture
  • Visualization domain (SB set aside) -- Indev

Federal Procurement Data System records indicate ICE received four bids in the collaborative services domain, five in PaaS, five for hyperautomation and four in visualization.

Solicitation documents describe ICE as having tasked the awardees to help build a "Center of Excellence" foundation in order to build new development solutions or bring in third-party services across the agency's environment.

Companies involved in SWIFT will also work with the agency on building a software platform architecture and provide middleware to mission users so they can access the IT infrastructure environment.