The Defense Department has asked industry to submit proposals for a potential nine-year, $28 billion contract for research, development, test and evaluation support and R&D-related analytical services.
A FedBizOpps notice posted Tuesday says the Defense Technical Information Centerâs Information Analysis Center Multiple-Award Contract seeks to consolidate task orders distributed across three technical task area vehicles that include defense systems; cybersecurity and information systems; and homeland defense and security.
DTIC will award contracts under IAC-MAC through three competition pools: full-and-open competition; partial small business set-aside; and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense laboratories pool.
The agency will accept past performance reports through Nov. 2 and proposals through Nov. 17.
The cyber and information systems technical area task contractÂ awarded in December 2015 is set to expire in November 2020, while the defense systems vehicle awarded in June 2014 is scheduled to conclude in June 2019, according to DTICâs website.
The center awarded in May 2014 the homeland defense contract that is set to end in April 2019.
Contractors that currently hold spots on those three vehicles includeÂ AECOM (NYSE: ACM), Alion Science and Technology, Battelle, Booz Allen HamiltonÂ (NYSE: BAH)Â Data Systems Analysts, Engilityâs Â (NYSE: EGL) TASC subsidiary,Â Harris (NYSE: HRS),Â Jacobs Engineering Groupâs (NYSE: JEC) technology business, KBRWyle, Leidos (NYSE: LDOS), ManTech InternationalÂ (Nasdaq: MANT) andÂ Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC).