The Department of Homeland Security plans to use a set of existing procurement vehicles for information technology services to replace the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading-Edge Solutions II contract, Nextgov reported Thursday.
Soraya Correa, chief procurement officer at DHS, announced Monday that agencies within the department will start using six governmentwide acquisition contracts as early as Feb. 4 to procure IT services as part of the EAGLE Next Gen strategy.
Those GWACs are Alliant 2, Alliant 2 Small Business, VETS 2 and 8(a) STARS II managed by the General Services Administration and CIO-SP3 and CIO-SP3 Small Business contracts of the National Institutes of Health.
“DHS conducted a thorough and collaborative analysis across the information technology and procurement communities in identifying DHS's IT priorities, evaluating the IT services requirements needed to support those priorities and in establishing an overarching acquisition strategy that enables continued mission success,“ Correa said.
Correa noted that DHS will continue to use the EAGLE II contract, which is set to expire in September 2020.
The report said DHS officials plan to compete new contracts to meet other mission requirements in the event that existing vehicles fail to address those needs.