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DISA seeks single contractor for Defense Enclaves Services provision

28th August 2020 - 10:10 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


A new $11.7 billion tender is being prepared by the US Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for a single industry partner to consolidate, modernise and make more secure the various IT networks used by DoD support agencies.

In a pre-solicitation meeting (the transcript of which was released by DISA), the agency described the Defense Enclaves Services (DES) programme as an initiative to ‘eliminate unnecessary complexity within the IT space’.

Services will include infrastructure provision, cybersecurity, technical refreshes and full-spectrum support across 22 non-warfighting support organisations.

DISA aims to issue a final RfP in late September. Later, it will award an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with task orders for specific projects. The base period will be four years with three optional two-year extensions.

The single-contractor model for DES may attract criticism, as a similar approach was used in the $10 billion Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure (JEDI) cloud contract, awarded to Microsoft in October 2019. Since then, constant bid protests have delayed implementation of JEDI.

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