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Army awards RS3 contract to 55 companies

May 16, 2017 |
Marjorie Censer

Close to five-dozen companies on Monday won slots on an Army contract vehicle worth up to $37.4 billion, the Pentagon announced.

Among the large companies winning spots were BAE Systems, Booz Allen Hamilton, General Dynamics and ManTech International. Nearly 40 of the slots were reserved for small businesses.

According to the contract announcement, the Army received 387 bids for the program, which will provide "knowledge-based professional services for programs with command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance related requirements."

Brian Friel, principal with Nation Analytics, told Inside Defense the award is for the Army's Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services vehicle, better known as RS3. He noted that several incumbents from the predecessor contract are not on the list, suggesting there may be protests in the weeks ahead.