The Defense Information Systems Agency has awarded $7.5 billion in systems and engineering services contracts to 14 companies, the agency said on Friday.

The new Systems Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI) contract vehicle is intended to meet flexible technology needs across the Pentagon and deliver near-term, agile solutions, including for network programs and warfighter mobility services.

Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) logo. Image: U.S. Department of Defense
Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) logo. Image: U.S. Department of Defense

“The SETI multiple-award task order contract indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity is designed for current and future mission requirements, next-generation technological advancements, and disruptive innovation that looks to create paradigm shifts in the ways warfighters interact with DoD’s information technology,” DISA officials wrote in a statement.

The 14 SET awardees include BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton [BAH], IBM [IBM], Leidos [LDOS], and Northrop Grumman [NOC].

DISA received 35 proposals for the first round of SETI contracts, which will run on a five-year base period of performance followed by one five-year option period.

Other contract winners were AASKI Technology, Deloitte Consulting, Peraton, KeyW Corporation, Linquest, NES Associates, Parsons Government Services and Vencore Inc.

A second set of SETI awardees, designated for small businesses, is expected to be picked in the fourth quarter of FY 18.

Vice Adm. Nancy North, DISA’s director, told attendees at an AFCEA conference in May that SETI will streamline future agency acquisition efforts and agency officials plan to release an “Innovative Contracting Playbook” for the new contract vehicle (Defense Daily, May 15).