(Editor's Note: This story has been updated to reflect that the hardware portion of the NGEN-R contract was scheduled to be awarded in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019. The contract’s second part, services management, is scheduled to be awarded in the second quarter of FY-20.)
The Navy last week awarded Pespecta a contract modification worth $656 million to extend the current Next Generation Enterprise Network contract by four months, further delaying a recompetition that was once planned for award in June 2018.
“This contract modification will extend the contract’s option year six (OY6) period of performance by four months, extending the potential ordering period from June 1, 2020, to Sept. 30, 2020,” according to a Sept. 20 Defense Department statement. NGEN provides the service’s intranet.
“The OY6 ordering period may be further extended through Dec. 27, 2020,” the statement continues.
The Navy has been conducting a recompetition, dubbed NGEN-R, since October 2018, when the second of two requests for proposals was published.
The Navy plans to award two separate NGEN-R contracts. The first, end-user hardware, is scheduled to be awarded in the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2019. The contract’s second part, services management, is anticipated in the second quarter of FY-20.