[UPDATE 3] CACI Loses $343 Million TSA 'IMPACT' IT Contract to Peraton
19 December, 2021 9:43 pm
(12/19/2021) -- Peraton has been selected to replace incumbent contractor CACI on a $343 million, five-year contract to provide the U.S. Transportation Security Administration with a broad range of IT services. The award to Peraton's Perspecta subsidiary was signed on Dec. 17 and hasn't been announced by the company.
Called IMPACT II, the award is the re-compete of a contract that CACI won in 2018. CACI's IMPACT contract has generated about $60 million/year in revenue. A recent six-month extension is set to expire at the end of March 2022.
In 2018, CACI won the IMPACT contract as a takeaway from General Dynamics, then overcame a protest from Perspecta to retain the award. Peraton beat two other bidders for the new IMPACT II award. As with most large IT services contracts, a protest should be considered very likely.
The IMPACT program stands for IT Management, Performance Analysis and Collaborative Technologies. It involves providing enterprise IT infrastructure and IT service-desk and field support to 60,000 TSA employees who serve at 550 airports and TSA offices.
UPDATE (1/5/2022) -- As expected, CACI has filed a protest with the Government Accountability Office over the IMPACT II loss. A decision is due by April 13. No detail about CACI's allegations has been publicly disclosed.
UPDATE 2 (4/8/2022) -- CACI's protest was sustained by the Government Accountability Office. The successful protest likely means the TSA will rescind Peraton's contract and issue a new award decision. CACI on April 6 received a $29 million, four-month interim contract to continue the IMPACT work while the agency reconsiders bids. A new award decision is likely by July 31.
UPDATE 3 (11/10/2022) -- A second protest from CACI has been denied by the Government Accountability Office. This likely ends CACI's attempts to overturn the award and clears the way for Peraton to takeover. CACI's work on the interim contract will likely be wound down by the end of the current option period on 2/28/2023.