Navy Awards NGEN-X Contract Extension to Enterprise Services
By RICHARD R. BURGESS, Managing Editor
ARLINGTON, Va. — The Navy has awarded a modified contract to Enterprise Services LLC of Herndon, Va., that extends the existing Next-Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) ordering period for a year while the NGEN-Recompete (NGEN-R) competition is ongoing.
According to a Sept. 5 Defense Department announcement, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command awarded Enterprise Services a modified indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract with a maximum potential value of $787.3 million for the existing NGEN contract. This modification will add a new option period that will extend the potential ordering period by 12 months from Oct. 1 through Sept. 30, 2019.
“On Sept. 5, 2018, we executed NGEN-X, the extension to the Next Generation Enterprise Network contract that provides information technology services to the Navy Marine Corps Intranet and the Marine Corps Enterprise Network,” Capt. Ben McNeal, Naval Enterprise Networks program manager, said in a Sept. 6 release from the Navy’s Program Executive Office-Enterprise Information Systems.
“This award, which was initially announced last year, is an anticipated and necessary step that ensures the continuation of network and computing services while the Next Generation Enterprise Network contract recompete family of contracts are procured. In July, the Department of the Navy announced its intent to release request for proposals [RFPs] for the two NGEN-R primary contracts, End User Hardware and Service Management, Integration and Transport. We are in the process of finalizing the RFP documents for release in the near future.”
“NGEN-X is part of an overall approach the Department of the Navy is executing with the existing service provider to guarantee continuity of services as we award and transition to the NGEN-R family of contracts,” said Ruth Youngs Lew, program executive officer for Enterprise Information Systems. “This just awarded 12-month extension, along with an expected eight-month option period, will ensure our Sailors, Marines and civilians have access to the network and computing capabilities and tools they need on a daily basis for both career management and mission success.”