NOAA strikes on $2.1B IT modernization pact awards
With all protests now within the rear view, the Nationwide Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has moved forward on making dozens of awards for a $2.1 billion IT methods modernization blanket buy settlement.
The Commerce Division company has thus far chosen 81 corporations to compete for job orders over the 10-year period of the NOAA Mission IT Providers contract, in accordance with our evaluation of Federal Procurement Knowledge System info.
NMITS is a small enterprise set-aside contract with 5 base years and a five-year possibility interval. Bidders submitted responses to a ultimate request for quotations launched in Might 2019 with quotes due on Oct. 1.
NOAA issued the awards on Thursday, Friday and Monday. Awardees recognized in FPDS can be seen here.
Work areas embrace enterprise companies, buyer assist, purposes, enterprise and cloud computing, information and voice community companies, cybersecurity and data assurance.
ASRC Federal seems to be the lone protestor who challenged their elimination from consideration from an award and made the ultimate minimize of 81.
5 protestors not chosen have been MKS2, Redhorse Corp. RIVA Options, Techniques Integration & Growth LLC and Expertise Options Supplier Inc.
ASRC Federal and MKS2 noticed their protests dismissed in October and August respectively, Redhorse withdrew in July and Expertise Options Supplier did the identical in September.
RIVA and Techniques Integration & Growth acquired Authorities Accountability Workplace denials of their protests in late October and early November respectively. The latter ruling stays sealed beneath a protecting order.
A redacted model of GAO’s ruling against Riva was posted Nov. 5 and exhibits NOAA evaluated 85 responses it deemed as passing an preliminary compliance and eligibility assessment. All 85 costs have been deemed honest and cheap together with that of RIVA’s.
The place RIVA apparently fell brief in NOAA’s eyes was on the technical functionality entrance with an “Unacceptable” ranking, whereas administration strategy and previous efficiency have been rated “Acceptable.”
In its RFQ, NOAA requested distributors within the BPA to make use of a technical matrix format that outlines their company expertise throughout six core administration parts and 40 service areas.
NOAA decided that RIVA’s citation didn’t tackle sure areas known as out as necessities within the RFQ and RIVA didn’t dispute such. RIVA as an alternative argued that the company unreasonably required all necessities be addressed in a bid.
GAO discovered in any other case and stated the solicitation articulated that each one service areas should be mentioned in proposals.
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