SET-ASIDES

JIEO awards protested

The Defense Information Systems Agency has suspended the recently awarded Joint Interoperability and Engineering Organization's Systems Engineering (JIEO) contract in light of an agency-level protest filed by Science Applications International Corp.

The JIEO program was awarded in late January to Logicon Inc. and seven small businesses. Work on all contracts has been suspended according to DISA which is currently preparing a response to SAIC. Duane Andrews corporate senior vice president and director of corporate development at SAIC declined to comment on why SAIC filed the protest.

JIEO will support Defense Department systems including the Defense Information Systems Network the Defense Message System the Global Command and Control System and the Global Combat Support System.

GSA Navy get Hammer

A team of 13 people from the General Services Administration and the Navy last week received a Hammer Award for developing a less expensive way to buy information technology products and services.

The GSA/Navy team spearheaded a program to set up blanket purchase agreements with product and service suppliers rather than creating traditional indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contracts. The nine BPAs allow the Navy to make purchases through GSA's Federal Supply Service schedules program but generally at discounted prices.

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