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Report: Federal Agencies, Services to Begin Solicitations for Billion-Dollar Contracts in Fall 2017

Two federal agencies, two service branches and a Defense Department component are expected to launch solicitations for billion-dollar contracts by fall and winter of 2017, Federal News Radio reported Monday.

John Cavadias, a governmentwide acquisition contract contracting officer at the General Services Administration, told the radio station GSA remains on track to award the potential $65 billion multiple-award GWAC for information technology services – Alliant 2 – before winter.

Aliya Moyers, a research analyst on the civilian team for Deltek, said vendors also expect GSA to award the Veterans Technology Services 2 GWAC and the second pool of the One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services contract’s small business portion this year.

She noted that GSA received approximately 175 bids for the $5 billion VETS 2 GWAC and could award the contract before the end of December.

The agency is also expected to the award contracts under the OASIS SB’s pool 2 prior to the end of fiscal 2017 with plans to add 31 more companies to the pool to provide professional services.

Lisa Pafe, vice president of Lohfeld Consulting Group, said the Department of Homeland Security’s procurement innovation lab will accept offers for the potential $500 million data center support services vehicle through Aug. 28 with plans to award contracts within a month.

Corrie Plaugher, a research analyst for Deltek, said the company expects the U.S. Air Force to issue a solicitation for the Small Business Enterprise Applications Solutions vehicle in August with plans to award the potential 10-year, $13.3 billion contract by January.

Plaugher noted that Deltek also expects the service branch to release a request for proposals for the potential $6.4 billion Air Force Contract Augmentation Program 5 contract in the summer of 2018 with plans to make awards by March 2020.

Stephanie Antona, a research analyst for Deltek, said the firm expects the U.S. Army to issue the RFP for the Logistics Civil Augmentation Program 5 contract in October and award the potential 10-year, $82 billion contract by June 2018.

Warren Lane, also a research analyst for Deltek, said the Defense Technical Information Center is scheduled to issue the final RFP for the information analysis centers multiple-award contract for research and development services in October with plans to make up to 29 awards under the potential $28 billion contract vehicle by Sept. 30, 2018.

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