The Defense Information Systems Agency has issued the final request for proposals for the potential 10-year, $11.65B Defense Enclave Services information technology contract.
A solicitation notice posted Tuesday says the single-award DES contract seeks to consolidate IT systems, staff, functions and program elements at the Department of Defense’s 22 “fourth estate” agencies under a single service provider to help reduce costs and improve cybersecurity.
The scope of the contract includes network operations and management, infrastructure, transition, cybersecurity, technical refresh support and engineering and innovation services for a SSP network environment with all fourth estate agency users. DES will also support Defense Agency and Field Activities mission partners’ legacy operations and sustainment requirements as separate task orders.
“The network will consist of Non-classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNet) and Secure Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNet) domains, and will use the DISA DoDNet as the technical baseline for standardization between agencies upon transition,” the RFP reads.
DISA expects to complete the migration and sustainment of Phase I agencies by fiscal year 2025 and migration of Phase II agencies by FY 2026 under the DES indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract, which has a four-year base term and three two-year options.
The agency reserves the right to require Level 3 certification under the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program once the standards are available and will establish the certification timeline at the task order level.
Responses to the final solicitation are due Feb. 8 and DISA expects to award the contract in the first quarter of FY 2022.
Danielle Metz, acting deputy chief information officer for information enterprise at DoD, said DES will provide DAFAs better access to cloud services in addition to improved cybersecurity and integration, Nextgov reported Tuesday.