Defense IT

DISA moves back deadline for $17.5B Encore III contract

The deadline for submitting bids to the Defense Department’s $17.5 billion Encore III enterprise IT contract has been extended by two weeks, following some changes made by the Defense Information Systems Agency to the solicitation, which was released earlier this month.

As a result of the changes, the deadline for bids has been moved from April 4 to April 18.

The multiple-award Encore III will provide customers with a host of products and services covering enterprise IT, application development, cloud computing, managed services and others under a five-year contract with five one-year options. It will replace Encore 2, a $12 billion deal with 26 prime contractors and is set to run for 10 years, ending in 2018.

Pentagon officials are looking for Encore III to help usher in the Joint Information Environment, which is intended to provide a secure environment capable of hosting all of the military services, other DOD components and coalition partners.

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