Top 20 Contract Awards Projected to be Billions of Dollars Smaller in 2013

October 10, 2012

Agencies are expected to open markedly smaller contracts for competition in the coming year, a new market analysis shows.

The top 20 contracts anticipated for fiscal 2013 represent about $92 billion, a 38 percent decrease from the total value of last year’s top 20, which totaled $148.5 billion, according to a report by Deltek market researchers released Wednesday.

For example, the smallest contract included on Deltek’s top 20 list last year was the Defense Department’s contract, to research threats involving weapons of mass destruction, worth $2 billion. This year, the smallest contract, for health marketing communication services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, has an estimated value of $870 million.

The top contracts for both years are relatively the same in size. Last year’s top contract, the Army’s Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise (EAGLE) contract, worth up to $23.5 billion, was awarded in September. The No. 2 contract in 2012, the Air Force’s Training Systems Acquisition III program, worth $21 billion, is the top contract for 2013.

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