Many government agencies now seek the products and services of GovCon firms through indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contracting vehicles, where companies compete for orders to provide that product or service to an agency.
The General Services Administration says it uses IDIQs when it cannot determine a specific amount of supplies or services the government needs during the contracting period.
GovCon Wire, Executive Mosaic‘s real-time avenue for industry news, has stayed ahead of this trend through its coverage of the latest IDIQ awards of all sizes and how companies will compete for business with their customers.
May’s largest IDIQ covered on GovCon Wire was awarded by the U.S. Navy, who selected 15 companies for a potential $899.5 million contract covering C5ISR equipment and services.
The Navy received 19 offers for this potential five-year IDIQ and will award up to $179.9 million in orders during the initial base year.
Of the 15 winners, eight hold positions on another IDIQ awarded by the Navy in April for C5ISR capabilities.
GovCon Wire also highlighted the U.S. Marine Corps‘ latest IDIQ as the branch picked 30 contractors that will compete to provide the branch logistics services under a contract potentially worth $854 million over five years.
Winners were separated into three categories, with two portions set aside for small businesses and a third section deemed full and open.
Up to $170, 925, 015 could be awarded during the initial base year alone.
Agencies also have looked to IDIQs for both devices and services and the Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a potential $200 million vehicle to three firms for its mobile programs.
AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless and A&T Systems will provide voice, text and data services to the VA over five years for the National Mobile Devices and Service program.