The Veterans Affairs Department is planning to open an on-ramp next month to allow more companies to participate in its Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology (T4NG) contract, according to documents released on July 30.
T4NG is a multi-agency, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ), multiple-award contract with a base ordering period of five years and one five-year option period. The contract provides information technology (IT), health IT, and telecommunication — including services and incidental hardware and software — to the VA and other government agencies. The contract began in June 2016 and runs through June 2026.
To date, 29 companies on the contract have received $3.7 billion in obligations, and the ceiling value is $22.3 billion, according to Bloomberg Government data. Most of the work has been for the VA, though the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, and Housing and Urban Development have used the contract as well.
According to the Q&A document, the government expects to release a draft request for proposal (RFP) in September and a final RFP in November. The VA plans to make as many as seven awards by March 2021.
The on-ramp will be limited to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Businesses(SDVOSB). Prime contractors employed 24,438 veterans as of June 6. Joint ventures under the Small Business Administration’s All Small Mentor-Protégé program will be permitted to submit proposals. The additional companies will receive awards under the same terms as the original vendors and neither the ceiling value nor the period of performance will be increased.
For a list of more than 50 task orders on T4NG expiring in the next year, click here.
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