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DISA opens competition for massive IT services contract

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The Defense Information Systems Agency is now taking proposals for its 10-year, $902 million Communications Capacity Services Contract (CSC II), a single-award task order contract.

DISA will use the contract to get reliable, responsive, and cost-effective communications infrastructure services.

The winning contractor will provide defense customers with hardware and software equipment, including routers, switches, appliances, monitoring equipment, monitoring and reporting software and other supporting devices.

The incumbent contract is with Knight Point Systems, which has booked $182.9 million in task orders since winning the contract in 2011, according to Deltek.

The old contract was competed only among service-disabled, veteran-owned companies. The new contract, however, is being competed as full-and-open, according to Deltek.

DISA will use the contract to buy hardware and software equipment, including routers, switches, appliances, monitoring equipment, monitoring and reporting software and other supporting devices.

For all communications capacity requirements, the company will buy and provide the necessary hardware, hardware maintenance, communications operating software and service to support the communication infrastructure associated with the capacity service. The contractor will also have cabinets, racks and cabling as supply items, owned by DISA.

DISA released the RFP Aug. 2; responses are due by Sept. 1.

A version of this article first appeared on Washington Technology, a sister site to FCW.

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Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.

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