VA awards 21 spots on $22B IT contract

The Department of Veterans Affairs announced 21 awards on its massive Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG) contract for IT infrastructure, operations and cybersecurity services.

The $22.3 billion contract vehicle is mainly designed to facilitate the MyVA transformation, a set of policies and programs intended to leverage technology to provide better services to veterans seeking VA care.

“This T4NG award is one of the many ways the department is supporting the MyVA breakthrough initiatives by directly providing the technology that our veterans need to support the services they receive from VA,” said Secretary Robert McDonald. “The T4NG will help meet and strengthen VA’s long-term technology needs.”
However, the multi-agency vehicle is also open to other departments that might be interested in buying from the award winners.
The vehicle has a five-year base period with an additional five-year add-on option.
Of the 21 awardees, 10 are service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB), two are small businesses and nine are large businesses.

“IBM is honored to be selected by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs for the next generation of its IT modernization efforts and to continue supporting the Veterans community,” said Sam Gordy, General Manager for IBM Federal, one of the large business contractors. “We look forward to helping the agency embrace agile approaches to new innovations, advance its cloud strategy, modernize health records and explore how analytics and mobility can enhance vital veteran services.”

Systems Made Simple, a Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) company, today announced that it has been awarded the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG) contract.

The T4NG contract vehicle is designed to promote the seamless integration of health information technology, information technology (IT) and telecommunication solutions to better serve Veterans’ health needs.

“T4NG is essential as the VA continues its business transformation toward a Veteran-centric, results-driven and forward-looking organization,” said Horace Blackman, vice president health and life sciences at Lockheed Martin Information Systems & Global Solutions. “We look forward to providing our IT and health expertise to deliver the right solutions to meet these goals and ultimately improve Veterans health and benefits experiences.”

Systems Made Simple has supported the VA through the legacy T4 contract for the past 5 years and was awarded contracts supporting mobility, software development, beneficiary access and data center management. Lockheed Martin has an extensive history with federal health and benefits agencies such as Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, Social Security Administration and the Defense Health Agency.

The full list of winners include:

  • AbleVets, LLC, Centreville, Virginia — SDVOSB
  • Accenture Federal Services, Arlington, Virginia — Large Business
  • B3 Group, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia — SDVOSB
  • Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc., Red Bank, New Jersey — Large Business
  • Business Information Technology Solutions, Inc., Falls Church, Virginia — SDVOSB
  • By Light Professional IT Services, Inc., Arlington, Virginia — Large Business
  • CACI-ISS, Inc., Chantilly, Virginia — Large Business
  • Ellumen, Inc., Arlington, Virginia — Small Business
  • Favor TechConsulting, LLC, Richmond, Virginia — SDVOSB
  • Halfaker & Associates, LLC, Arlington, Virginia — SDVOSB
  • HMS Technologies, LLC, Martinsburg, West Virginia — SDVOSB
  • Information Innovators, Inc., Springfield, Virginia — Large Business
  • Intelligent Waves, LLC, Reston, Virginia — SDVOSB
  • International Business Machines, Corp., Bethesda, Maryland — Large Business
  • Kforce Government Solutions, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia — Large Business
  • Liberty IT Solutions, LLC, Herndon, Virginia — SDVOSB
  • Nester Consulting LLC, dba GovernmentCIO, Columbia, Maryland — SDVOSB
  • SRA International, Inc., Fairfax, Virginia — Large Business
  • Systems Made Simple (SMS), Syracuse, New York — Large Business
  • The Informatics Applications Group, Inc., Reston, Virginia — Small Business
  • TISTA Science and Technology Corp., Rockville, Maryland — SDVOSB