DOD names 7 to $142M deal for modernizing contract system
- By Kevin McCaney
- Jul 11, 2016
The Defense Department, which has been looking for ways to streamline its acquisition processes, has named seven companies to a $142 million contract to modernize its mechanization of contract administration services, known as MOCAS, along with related systems and DOD e-commerce programs.
The Defense Contract Management Agency has for some time been looking to modernize MOCAS, a Cobol-based mainframe system that dates back about 58 years. Designed to manage complex contracts, the system handles some 334,000 of them valued at about $1.2 trillion, via 50 different interfaces to other DOD financial and contract writing systems. In 2014, DCMA issued a request for information seeking ideas on converting the Cobol-based system into a more integrated system to support DCMA Contract Administration Offices, DFAS contract pay, procurement offices and funding stations.
The contracts awarded are for two years with four two-year options, totaling 10 years. The six awardees, chosen from among 10 bids received, will complete for work under the contract, which is a multi-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract.
The seven companies awarded deals are:
- Net-Centric Enterprise Solutions
- Booz Allen Hamilton
- Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services
- Solutions by Design II
- Ventech Solutions
- CSG Government Solutions
Kevin McCaney is a former editor of Defense Systems and GCN.