Veteran-owned Firm Wins $341M ICE Cloud Services Award / traffic_analyzer

The Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency makes this award nearly a year after it started the procurement all over again.

IT product and solution reseller Four Points Technology has won three contracts with a combined $341.5 million ceiling value for cloud computing services to the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.

Each award is technically a blanket purchase agreement with a five-year duration, during which Four Points will work with ICE to acquire storage and hosting that resides in the Amazon and Microsoft cloud infrastructures.

ICE made the awards on Aug. 5 and received nine proposals, according to Federal Procurement Data System records.

This is a part of a second attempt at the procurement by the Homeland Security Department and its ICE component agency, which cancelled the prior solicitation last year after protests by Oracle and Mythics, one of its major resellers.

Both companies objected to the original requirement that the Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure offerings be a part of all proposals. DHS and ICE hit the reset button before the Government Accountability Office could render a decision, so the protests were dismissed.

Oracle and Mythics won a protest two years ago on similar grounds when the Library of Congress limited a solicitation to the AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud offerings. Four Points won that contract.

Chantilly, Virginia-headquartered Four Point is a service-disabled, veteran-owned small business whose strategic partnership network as listed on its website includes AWS and Microsoft. No mention of Oracle anywhere on the website as a partner.

ICE awarded each BPA via the General Services Administration's Federal Supply Schedule program that agencies use to acquire commercial products and services, according to GovTribe data.