DISA issues details of $4.6B grid support opportunity

Agreement to cover program management, network ops

The battle for a $4.6 billion opportunity is swinging into full-force as the Defense Information Systems Agency has released a request for proposals for the management support contract for the Global Information Grid.

The task order contract is expected to be a single award with a minimum guarantee of $175 million over three years. The ceiling of $4.6 billion includes task orders that would be issued over seven years.

The current contract has two primes -- Science Applications International Corp. and Apptis Inc.

Apptis officials declined to comment on whether the company would bid as a prime again. SAIC officials could not be reached for comment.

According to data on FedSources, the current contract has been worth $4.2 billion to SAIC since 2004 and $562 million to Apptis.

Services to be provided under this contract include program management, network operations, and network assurance. The winning contractor will be responsible for supporting day-to-day operations of the GIG.

DISA plans for the contract to be a managed services offering.

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