FAA starts to craft cloud services recompete

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General Dynamics IT can tout almost 10 years of incumbency on the current contract.

The Federal Aviation Administration has started its work on putting together the recompete of its main cloud computing services contract and wants to widen the scope this time around.

By releasing a sources sought notice Monday, the FAA is beginning its market research effort to determine the best acquisition approach for its Cloud Services 2.0 competition.

Responses to that request for information are due April 9.

General Dynamics IT is the incumbent contractor, having inherited the work through its acquisition of CSRA in 2018.

CSRA took in the FAA Cloud Services program when that company launched in 2015 via a complex merger involving the then-Computer Sciences Corp. federal business, which won the work earlier in that same year.

The current contract expires in August 2025 and has seen 68% of its current $361 million ceiling value obligated, according to GovTribe data.

In its new RFI, the FAA outlines its current cloud environment as a 95%-5% split between Amazon Web Services and Microsoft respectively. The environment also currently has 200 roughly discrete and individually funded delivery orders, plus at least 500 discrete cloud hosting accounts.

The FAA is interested in having access to more cloud hosting providers in the new contract, which the agency currently estimates to have a 5-year performance period.