General Dynamics Bests Leidos With Consolidated $4.5 Billion NGA IT Contract
09 December, 2021 4:07 am
General Dynamics has been awarded a consolidated $4.5 billion, 10-year IT contract by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The award adds incremental revenue for GD and involves replacing Leidos as NGA's end user IT services provider.
The new award, called User Facing and Data Center Services (UDS), combines two current contracts set to expire in 2022: a $988 million, five-year contract currently held by Leidos (called User Facing Services), and a $664 million, five-year contract currently held by General Dynamics (called Data Center Services).
GD's new award was disclosed in a government posting on Dec. 8 that provided few details about the classified project.
The new contract also includes IT support for a new NGA campus being built in St. Louis called Next NGA West (N2W). NGA in 2019 announced its intention to combine the two IT contracts, saying the consolidation would improve efficiency and "provide consistent and stable support to the N2W program through procurement, installation, deployment, and sustainment."
The contract is a single-award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, meaning General Dynamics is the only vendor selected for the contract, but the $4.5 ceiling value isn't guaranteed. The actual value of the award will depend on specific task orders that will be issued during the 10-year period of performance.
The contract has an "overarching scope of work" that involves providing "the full suite of user-facing and data center Information Technology (IT) services in support of the NGA Geospatial-Intelligence (GEOINT) mission. UDS services will be on multiple networks and security domains, inclusive of Intelligence Community (IC) Cloud Environments and Desktop Environments (DTE), and at multiple locations worldwide to include new facilities and building(s) under construction," according to the solicitation documents.