NTT Data loses shot at CDC data center support award

DMI weathered a series of protests before finally prevailing to take over the $27 million contract.

After a few back-and-forths with the agency, NTT Data has lost its fight for a task order to support data centers at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

NTT Data was embroiled in a battle with DMI, which won the four-year award in May. That was first followed by a protest by NTT Data challenging how CDC evaluated the proposals.

CDC pulled back the award in early June to re-evaluate proposals, but selected DMI again in July. CDC competed the order through the General Services Administration's Alliant 2 vehicle.

Then NTT Data filed a second protest, after which CDC took a corrective action in late August.

For third time, DMI won the contract and NTT Data filed another protest in September.

But CDC did not take a third corrective action and the Government Accountability Office denied NTT Data’s protest.

The contract now belongs to DMI. It is structured with an eight-month transition period, followed by a one-year base and two individual option years,

Under the task order, DMI will provide on-site software application hosting and monitoring services at CDC data centers in Atlanta. According to Federal Procurement Data System records, the contract is worth $27 million.