Army holds up IMOD

The Army has delayed the release of a solicitation document for the multibillion-dollar Infrastructure Modernization (IMOD) program.

The Army notified industry June 1 about the postponement of the draft request for proposals for IMOD on the Federal Business Opportunities' Web site. The service did not provide a reason for the delay, and it did not immediately respond to a media request seeking comment on it.

IMOD represents a multiyear, $4 billion contract to update telecommunications lines including installing fiber-optic cable at major Army installations in the United States. It replaces multiple contracts related to the service’s Digital Switched Systems Modernization Program.

The Army planned to release the draft RFP for IMOD May 18. The service said it received documents from companies related to the IMOD procurement April 4, and it evaluated them later that month.

The Army said it sent letters April 25 to vendors informing them if they were viable prime contractors for IMOD. The service said it does not intend to publish a list of companies determined viable.

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