NASA names SEWP V winners
- By Mark Rockwell
- Oct 01, 2014
NASA has awarded contracts to more than 40 vendors for parts of its massive $10 billion Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement multi-award Government-Wide Acquisition Contract.
SEWP V, the fifth iteration of the popular IT GWAC, began publicly disclosing the contract winners on NASA's SEWP website late on the afternoon of Oct. 1. The contract has four subcategories of products, and NASA named winners of Group A for systems/servers and computer-based systems and for the Group D subcategory.
NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, which manages the SEWP V contract, said in a statement it plans to announce Group B and C awards within the next few days.
NASA's statement said the agency awarded 56 commercial firm-fixed-price, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contracts to 43 vendors under the SEWP V Group A and Group D competitive procurements.
The final awards for SEWP V had been delayed a month as NASA waded through a slew of proposals. However, the November start date remains for SEWP V winners to begin filling orders, according to Program Manager JoanneWoytek. SEWP IV contracts had been extended to bridge the gap, but the effective ordering period under that contract is slated to end Oct. 31.
According to FCW sister publication Washington Technology, NASA received 233 proposals for SEWP V for awards in five business categories, including full-and-open, small business and service-disabled veteran-owned. There also are technology categories such as computer-based systems, mass storage devices, server support devices and networking tools.
Both SEWP IV and SEWP V contracts are awarded based on a competitive source selection process. SEWP V contracts will be awarded for a period of 10 years with a five-year base and a five-year option period.
Mark Rockwell is a senior staff writer at FCW, whose beat focuses on acquisition, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Energy.
Before joining FCW, Rockwell was Washington correspondent for Government Security News, where he covered all aspects of homeland security from IT to detection dogs and border security. Over the last 25 years in Washington as a reporter, editor and correspondent, he has covered an increasingly wide array of high-tech issues for publications like Communications Week, Internet Week, Fiber Optics News, tele.com magazine and Wireless Week.
Rockwell received a Jesse H. Neal Award for his work covering telecommunications issues, and is a graduate of James Madison University.
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