Deltek market researchers estimate the top 20 federal contracts anticipated for award in fiscal year 2013 will be worth around $92 billion, a year-over-year decrease of about 38 percent, Federal Times reports.
According to Sarah Chacko’s story, the Air Force‘s $21 billion Training Systems Acquisition III program is the top contract for 2013, up one spot from the research firm’s 2012 list.
In September, the Army awarded its potential $23 billion Enhanced Army Global Logistics Enterprise contract, Deltek’s top contract for 2012 (click over to GovCon Wire to see a list of initial awardees).
Kevin Plexico, vice president of Deltek’s federal information solutions unit, said the firm believes spending will pick back up after what Deltek believes will be a low point in spending between 2013 and 2014.
Chacko reports Deltek also compared the smallest contracts for both fiscal 2012 and 2013, citing a $2 billion Defense Department weapons of mass research contract as the smallest in fiscal 2012.
By comparison, the smallest contract included on Deltek’s top 20 list for fiscal 2013 is for health marketing communication services at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, potentially worth $870 million.