General Dynamics [GD] was awarded a contract worth potentially $881 million by the Air Force Material Command to provide enterprise IT services to global U.S. combatant commands, the company said Wednesday.
The contract calls for GD to provide enterprise IT services to the United States Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems Extended (U.S. BICES-X) Program. The company will also deliver global defense organizations and combatant commands with “secure, agile support to deliver timely information sharing and collaboration services,” GD said in a statement.
U.S. BICES is the designated Defense Department coalition intelligence sharing capability for the Defense Department, the services, combatant commands, and their component commands, according to the original solicitation posted to FedBizzOpps. U.S. BICES-X allows international information sharing and intelligence communication between U.S. and allied/partner forces operating at a SECRET Releasable classification level.
The program ensures commanders at all levels are equipped with functionality and services for the timely and efficient sharing, collaboration, and dissemination of intelligence with NATO, coalitions, and key partner nations, the solicitation said.
The contract is an indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity competitive bid single award worth up to $881 million over eight years if all options are exercised. The contract was competitively bid for the first time, GD said.
“General Dynamics is delivering vital services for U.S. BICES-X customers across the globe and we are committed to ensuring that the Program continues to meet the operational needs of all of its warfighting stakeholders,” Bernie Guerry, senior vice president of General Dynamics Information Technology’s intelligence solutions division, said in a statement.
The company claimed its 30 years of experience serving American operations with NATO bolstered GD’s bid. This contract expands GD’s role working with the Defense Department to allow the department to support worldwide coalition operations, the company said.