G2X TAKE: While unrestricted competitions have been few and far between at VA in FY17, this large T4NG prime continues to have great success to the tune of more than 2/3 of a billion dollars in new VA contracts. This includes recently beating out 3 bidders for this 4-year task to support BIP, an IT initiative which provides for the reduction of the technology footprint supporting VBA and NCA through the expansion and reuse of Veterans Benefits Management System (VBMS) technology solutions.
As part of this effort, Booz Allen Hamilton will be expected to provide a range of support services, to include systems engineering, development and production support services for BIP; support for the decommissioning and transitioning from legacy applications; data migration services from legacy systems; Operations and Maintenance (O&M) support; and project management and reporting, business requirements analysis, software and web service development, software integration, data conversion, testing and release management.
The number of new contract actions at VA this year for Booz Allen is not staggering in itself, but they have made each count, to include beating out 8 other bidders this summer to pick up a 58-month $230M contract out of the Veterans Benefits Administration (VBA) Office of Transition and Economic Impact (TEI) for support of the Military’s Transition Assistance Program (TAP).
Noted earlier this year as one of the 11 firms that came to play in 2017, Booz Allen continues to prove they are a threat to take down any opportunity, though that is not going to be news to current competitors and partners at VA.