The Defense Information Systems Agency has selected 23 small businesses to compete for task orders under a $7.5 billion systems and engineering services contract, the Pentagon said Monday.

The small business contract for the Systems Engineering, Technology, and Innovation (SETI) program arrives a year after DISA awarded the initial deal to 14 large vendors.

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

SETI is a contract vehicle intended to meet flexible technology needs across the Pentagon and deliver near-term, agile solutions, including for network programs and warfighter mobility services, according to DISA officials.

The latest IDIQ deal, which includes a five-year base period and one five-year option period, was specifically restricted to small business. 

Pentagon officials said DISA received 99 proposals for the “restricted pool.”

Last June’s $7.5 billion “unrestricted pool” contract for SETI included vendors such as BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton [BAH], IBM [IBM], Leidos [LDOS], and Northrop Grumman [NOC] (Defense Daily, June 15 2018). 

The small business awardees for Monday’s deal are Affinity Innovations, Applied Systems Engineering Joint Venture, A Square Group LLC, Business Computers Management Consulting Group, Bluestone Logic, Credence Management Solutions, DHPC Technologies Inc., InCadence Strategic Solutions Corp., INNOPLEX, Innovation Evolution Technologies JV, Innovative Government Solutions JV, Integrated Systems Inc., Interactive Process Technology, Mission Support LP, NetCentric Technologies, Riverside Engineering, Semper AASKI Alliance, Superlative Technologies, Synergy Business Innovation & Solutions, TekSynap Corp., Tiber Creek Consulting Inc., ValidaTek, and VOLANT Associates.