VA awards $22B IT contracts for MyVA transformation
The Department of Veterans Affairs awarded numerous contracts amounting to $22.3 billion Tuesday for the technical support services, program management and infrastructure development behind its MyVA transformation.
Using the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation acquisition program, or T4NG, the department Tuesday awarded 21 companies of various sizes contracts to support MyVA, a departmentwide initiative launched last year to improve customer service to veterans.
“This suite of contracts will provide solutions to support IT security, health IT, and telecommunications, including cloud mobility, cybersecurity support, mobile application development, and application development and sustainment,” a VA spokesperson told FedScoop.
The spokesperson added, “Through awards like those in the T4NG suite, VA is harnessing internal capabilities and private sector innovation to enhance strategic partnership and expand the reach of services available to veterans and their families. Ensuring that the department acquires the right solutions, the right way, from the right sources allows VA the tools to keep pace in an ever-changing IT environment.”
VA developed the awards as a multi-agency indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity task order contract. VA awarded places on the contracts issued Tuesday to 10 service-disabled veteran owned small businesses, two other small businesses and nine large businesses, including Accenture Federal Services; SRA International Inc.; Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.; and IBM.
“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,” Secretary Robert McDonald said in a statement. “The T4NG will help meet and strengthen VA’s long-term technology needs.”