SAIC protests elimination from $1.3B NASA IT competition Rettedal

The company is the incumbent on several contracts that are being bundled into this single-award task order.

Science Applications International Corp. is unhappy that it was eliminated from the competition for the $1.3 billion NASA Consolidated Applications and Platform Service award.

The NCAPS requirement consolidates about 10 existing contracts into a single task order to be awarded under the Alliant 2 vehicle. SAIC is an incumbent several of the existing contracts.

In its protest, SAIC objects to how its proposal was evaluated in several areas.

The solicitation for the contract came out in March 2023 and proposals were submitted at the end of April.

NASA wants to bundle the requirements to standardize how it manages IT systems and applications. NCAPS will have a nine-month base period, followed by up to seven individual option years.

The final prime will be responsible for general IT, customer support, information management, mission support systems, and the integration of currently decentralized services contracts.

SAIC filed its protest on Feb. 2. A decision from the Government Accountability Office is due by May 13.

NASA can continue to evaluate proposals, but cannot make an award until the SAIC protest is resolved.

In a statement to Washington Technology, an SAIC spokesperson said the comany cannot comment on an ongoing protest, "but we can share that we are fully invested in the success of NASA’s mission, and we look forward to continuing our relationship with this valued customer."