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State Department Updates EVOLVE IT Ceiling to Potentially Reach $10B

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State Department Updates EVOLVE IT Ceiling to Potentially Reach $10B

The Department of State has raised the ceiling of its EVOLVE IT solicitation to between $8 billion and $10 billion, according to a request for information posted on SAM .gov.

EVOLVE is an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract that allows the State Department to procure IT services. It is designed to continue obtaining services through the expiring Vanguard 2.2.1 contract and other needs that were not met by the aforementioned vehicle.

According to a draft solicitation, the agency is seeking information on what the IDIQ should look like.

The department will also host a question and answer session on July 26 to gather input for EVOLVE. Responses to the RFI are due July 22, FedScoop reported.

The contract has five service pools, namely IT management, network and telecommunications, cloud and data centers, application development, and customer and end-user support. According to the State Department, the contract is expected to have a period of performance of between five and seven years.

The agency plans to award up to six spots to federal contractors in each category.

The anticipated IDIQ was originally intended to meet the needs of the department’s Bureau of Information Resources Management but was expanded to be used to acquire more common services. An award was supposed to be made by the end of June.

Keith Jones, the former chief information officer of the State Department, previously said Vanguard task orders will continue to be issued on a rolling basis until EVOLVE becomes active. The Vanguard contract was awarded to Science Applications International Corp. in 2010 for $2.5 billion.

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