DHS previews timeline for SETA vehicle recompete

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This will be the fourth iteration of a go-to contract for the Homeland Security Department to acquire industry support for its science and technology team.

The Homeland Security Department has given industry an initial look at its timeline for releasing a final solicitation for the next recompete of its main contract vehicle for systems engineering and technical assistance.

DHS is eyeing May 2024 as when it will unveil the SETA IV request for proposals and expects the ceiling value to exceed $100 million, the department said in a Nov. 15 notice to its Acquisition Planning Forecast System.

SETA IV will have a five-year performance period and be a multiple-award contract like its predecessors.

DHS uses the SETA vehicle to acquire professional scientific, technical support, programmatic assistance and administrative services in support of its Science and Technology Directorate.

The current SETA III contract is slated to expire in June 2024 and has an estimated $575 million ceiling. Amentum, ManTech, Noblis, Peraton and Science Applications International Corp. are the incumbents.

DHS plans to make awards for SETA IV in the fourth quarter of calendar year 2024, which is the first quarter of the government's 2025 fiscal year.