VA announces $22.3B IT services contract

Federal Times, by Aaron Boyd:  The “next generation” of the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Program (T4NG) — the Department of Veterans Affairs’ contract to manage its IT systems — will almost double in scope from the current T4 contract, with the projected value rising from a ceiling of $12 billion to $22.3 billion.

VA awarded the current T4 contracts to 15 vendors in June 2011. They expire in June 2016.

The awards will be decided on the best value offered, with consideration given to technical ability, past performance, price and an emphasis on veteran employment with the respective vendor.

The RFP is expected in November, with proposals due in December. The final award announcements are slated for December 2015.