HP Enterprise Services submitted a protest to the Government Accountability Office on March 9 of the $29 million award to Knowledge Consulting Group under task order 2.
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Newly-released results of three parallel investigations into last September’s Washington Navy Yard shootings point to serious gaps in the government’s own security process. But the Navy’s review finds the killings could have been prevented if the shooter’s employer had disclosed troubling details about his recent behavior.
Navy officials said Friday that a bid protest to the new Next Generation Enterprise Network contract played a part in once again delaying the transition away from the Navy Marine Corps Intranet, which has been outsourced to an outside vendor for more than a decade.
The Government Accountability Office upheld the Navy’s award to HP of its $3.5 billion Next Generation Enterprise Network contract after two losing bidders protested.
Without commenting on the reasons behind the protest, a team led by Computer Sciences Corporation challenged the Navy’s decision to award a multibillion dollar contract to operate IT networks to a competing team headed up by HP.
The Department of the Navy has announced it may spend up to $1.2 billion more for support of its Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI). In a Feb. 20 FedBizOpps posting, the Navy issued sole-source justification, detailing a notice of intent to increase the price of Hewlett-Packard’s continuity-of-service contract (CoSC). The notice also allows the Navy to extend the CoSC services from April 2014 through September 2014 to ensure the department can complete the transition to its Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN). However, that contract option would only be exercised if the NGEN transition is further delayed.
The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded a five- year, $36 million contract to HP Enterprise Services to move 600,000 VA users to the cloud for email and calendar use.
The total cost for the continuity of service contract could increase to more than $5 billion. The Navy’s deadline for bids for the follow-on contract to NMCI are due Aug. 8.
Agency CIOs need to find creative ways to lower the cost of their technology services. DHS is testing the concept of “workplace-as-a-service.” OMB soon will issue a new shared services architecture to help agencies understand how best to move to enterprisewide systems.