The highly anticipated services portion of a multibillion-dollar contract to maintain and modernize the U.S. Navy’s IT networks has hit the streets.
The Navy has issued a request for proposals for Next Generation Enterprise Network Recompete, or NGEN-R. An update posted to the FedBizOpps notice says the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command plans to award a single indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract with a five-year base period and three option years.
The so-called service management, integration and transport (SMIT) piece of NGEN-R encompasses network services, service desk support and network defense. Capt. Ben McNeal, program manager for Naval Enterprise Networks, called the release of the RFP a “major achievement” in technology procurement. Separating the hardware and services contracts, he added, “makes management, financial and competitive sense for the Navy.”
The Navy is accepting proposals through Jan. 10.
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