The winning vendors reveals a who’s-who of IT defense contractors.
NASA has a host of new vendors to buy IT services from, after awarding 56 contracts to more than 40 companies under the latest version of its Solutions for Enterprise-Wide Procurement, known as SEWP.
Announced Oct. 1, SEWP V is the fifth generation of the multiaward governmentwide acquisition contract. This particular iteration has a total value of up to $10 billion over the next decade.
NASA staggered its SEWP V vendor and contract announcements. The Oct. 1 announcement covered two subcategories: Group A, for computer-based systems, and Group B, for networking, security, video and conference tools.
Over the next few days, NASA is expected to announce additional winners for other services, including high-end scientific and engineering processing capabilities.
Through SEWP V, any NASA center – as well as any federal agency and their contractors – can order services with a minimum value of $25. Each contract will have an ordering period of up to 10 years, with a five-year base that extends to Oct. 31, 2019, and a single five-year option that could extend it through 2024.
A quick glance at the winning vendors reveals a who’s-who of IT defense contractors, including IBM, Dell, HP, General Dynamics, Unisys and several others.
The Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland, one of NASA’s 10 nationwide centers, manages SEWP V.