VA Awards $12 Billion in IT Contracts
The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded 14 major technology contracts worth up to $12 billion aimed at closing the agency’s gaps in acquiring IT services to integrate systems, networks and software.
Know as the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology program (or simply T4), the program will consist of 15 prime contracts (one is undergoing protest and has yet to be awarded), including seven awards for service-disabled Veteran small businesses and Veteran-owned small business.
“This five-year program will help VA transform into a 21st century organization and enable us to deliver the high-quality health care, benefits, and services Veterans have earned,” Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki said. “In addition, it opens an opportunity for Veterans in business to grow and claim a share of VA’s business.”
The T4 program will be a single focal point for managing the multiple contracts; give VA access to the best industry capabilities without the traditional long acquisition lead time; and help the department meet its Veteran small-business goals, the agency said.