Deadlines loom for ITIP contract
- By Nick Wakeman
- Dec 15, 2008
The clock is ticking for the companies chasing the Transportation
Security Administration’s $2 billion Information Technology
Infrastructure Program contract.
On Dec. 12, TSA released the
request for proposals for the contract, which is expected to be worth
$2 billion. Proposals are due at the end of January, TSA officials
said. Awards are expected by late April.
contenders for the contract include Computer Sciences Corp., General
Dynamics Corp., Lockheed Martin Corp. and incumbent Unisys Corp.
contract has gone through a down-select process once before, which
resulted in protests being filed by Northrop Grumman Corp. and Unisys.
TSA decided to let those companies back into the competition along with
No new protests have been filed at this stage, a TSA spokesman said.
contract is particularly important to Unisys, which won the original IT
Managed Services contract in 2002 to build and maintain TSA’s networks
and infrastructure. The contract brings in about $200 million a year
A Unisys spokesman confirmed that the company is bidding on the contract as a prime.
Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.