Office In Charge of Trying Guantanamo Detainees Needs IT Support

A task force member walks past the Camp VI detention facility at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba in 2018.

A task force member walks past the Camp VI detention facility at the Guantanamo Bay U.S. Naval Base, Cuba in 2018. Ramon Espinosa/AP

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The Office of Military Commissions is conducting market research on a $20 million IT support contract.

The military office responsible for holding trials for detainees at Guantanamo Bay needs about $20 million in IT support services.

The Office of Military Commissions, based out of the U.S. Naval Station in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, “tries accused alien unprivileged enemy belligerents who have engaged in hostilities, or who have purposefully and materially supported hostilities against the United States, its coalition partners or was a part of Al Qaeda,” according to a notice posted to FedBizOpps Thursday.

The notice seeks feedback on a potential contract for IT support for the office’s connection to Pentagon networks, such as NIPRNET, SIPRNET and JWICS. Those services would include system administration, help desk, cybersecurity support and network engineering, among other tasks.

The office expects to award a contract before the end of the fiscal, with a one-year base period and four one-year options. The contract is projected to be worth $20 million if all options are exercised. The primary place of performance would be the Guantanamo Bay Naval Station.

Contracting officers are encouraging all sized businesses to respond. Interested companies must be able to field contractors with top-secret facility and sensitive compartmented information security clearances.

Responses, including a three- to five-page breakdown of past performance in similar areas, are due by 10 a.m. April 4.