VA Awards $12 Billion in IT Contracts
July 1, 2011
Fourteen contractors will share in a $12 billion Veterans Affairs Department information technology project aimed at improving access to health care and winnowing the backlog of veterans' benefits claims, the agency said Friday in a news release.
The winners, chosen out of more than 90 bidders, include CACI, Booz Allen Hamilton, Systems Made Simple and Technatomy, VA said in an accompanying fact sheet. Half of the 14 contracts are set aside for service-disabled-veteran small businesses and veteran-owned small businesses. A 15th contract is on hold pending resolution of a protest to the Government Accountability Office, the release said.
The five-year indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity task-order contracts are part of the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology, or T4, program. Among other products and services, the chosen companies will provide systems and software engineering, cybersecurity and facilities support.