Army extends $907 million IDIQ with Telos

The Army has extended the $907 million Small Multiuser Computer II contract with Telos
Corp. through Jan. 31, 1999.


Under the contract, the Ashburn, Va., company provides servers, network and application
software, and technical services governmentwide. SMC-II was set to expire Sept. 30, but
the Army extended the indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract until the end of
January. By then, the Army plans to have a follow-on contract in place.


The service plans to award the follow-on, Infrastructure Solutions-1, by Nov. 23. It
will include PCs, networking equipment, engineering services and peripherals as well as
integration services.


IS-1 will have one base year and five option years.


“We were going to call the follow-on contract Infrastructure Architecture
Solutions 1, but it was changed to Infrastructure Solutions-1,” said Adelia Wardle,
product manager for the Army’s Small Computer Program at the
Communications-Electronics Command’s Systems Management Center at Fort Monmouth, N.J.


“We didn’t call the follow-on contract SMC-III because our parent
organization’s acronym is SMC, and we didn’t want to confuse them,” Wardle
said.


The service issued the IS-1 request for proposals in July. It expects to award a single
contract worth $350 million.


“The delegation of procurement authority for IS-1 started out as $250 million, but
it’s gone up,” Wardle said.


Electronic Data Systems Corp., Government Technology Services Inc. of Chantilly, Va.,
Litton PRC Inc. and Telos submitted bids.


Telos will continue to provide a three-year warranty on SMC-II hardware and software.
For more information, visit Telos’ Web site at http://www.smcii.com.
  

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