Energy awards billion-dollar IT consolidation deal to EES

The Energy Department has awarded a $1 billion competitive sourcing contract to Energy Enterprise Solutions LLC for consolidated IT services'one of the largest federal IT services contracts ever awarded to a small business.

The award marks one of the few times that federal employees have teamed with industry to win a competitive sourcing contract through the A-76 process, said William Teel Jr., chairman of the board for EES. The Energy Department's IT workforce was part of the EES team bidding on the contract.

Under the contract, EES' IT services will include enterprise architecture and capital investment planning, cybersecurity, applications and Web design and engineering for the Energy Department's corporate systems. The company also will provide technical support for the department's IT infrastructure and operations, including telecommunications, network engineering and operations, applications hosting, desktop management and user support services.

Other contractors on the EES-Energy Department team are ASRC Airfield and Range Services Corp., Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., CNSI Inc., Computer Sciences Corp., DSD Laboratories Inc., e-Management Inc., Highland Technology Services Inc., IBM Corp., Project Performance Corp., Qwest Communications International Inc.'s federal systems division, Science Applications International Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc.'s federal network systems division.

Roseanne Gerin is a staff writer for Government Computer News' sister publication Washington Technology.

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