NGEN RFI deadline extended

By Justin Doubleday / October 19, 2015 at 5:12 PM

The Navy is extending the deadline for companies to respond to a request for information on its multibillion-dollar Next Generation Enterprise Network re-compete until Oct. 23, the service announced Oct. 19.

The original deadline was Oct. 19. The Navy is extending the deadline by four days "to give more time for the small business community to respond," according to the announcement.

"We are committed to providing optimized enterprise services to our Sailors and Marines and we are committed to working with the small business community to do so," Program Manager Capt. Michael Abreu stated in the release.

The NGEN contract supports the Navy/Marine Corps Intranet, the largest internal computer network in the world. The current contract was awarded to Hewlett Packard Enterprise Services in 2013, with a total cumulative value of $3.45 billion. It expires on June 27, 2018.

The Navy is using the RFI to start measuring the Information Technology services market ahead of the re-compete, Inside the Navy reported in September. For the follow-on effort, "the key tenets of any potential future contracts include: global reach; speed to delivery; cloud-based services; innovation; mobility; data analytics; and cybersecurity," the Sept. 17 notice states. The service plans to release a second RFI by the end of calendar year 2015.