By Jonathan Sanders, Director, Research, GovExec
In early January 2023, GovExec’s Insights & Research Group covered the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issuing of a draft RFP for the Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation (T4NG2) contract. The T4NG2 represents a potential $60.7 billion contract vehicle for information technology products and services.
The VA has decided to delay the release of the final solicitation for the $60 billion potential contract until March 14, as opposed to the original February 28, date, with final proposals due April 17 instead of March 30.
On Sam.Gov, the VA noted, “Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation 2 Solicitation Update February 24, 2023 — VA is carefully considering questions and suggestions received in response to the 2nd draft RFP and, as a result, is postponing the anticipated solicitation release date to March 14, 2023, with proposals being due by April 17, 2023. The Agency is still anticipating a 2023 fiscal year end award.”
Both the first and second drafts each only had one week for comment, with the original draft released Jan 13, with comments due Jan 20, and the second draft at Feb 14, with a Feb 21 comment deadline. Given the size of the contract and the T4NG contract being the VA’s vehicle of the future, this presented a major challenge for the participating companies seeking to work with the VA.
With awards expected to come before the end of 2023, industry must stand by in preparation for additional deadline changes.
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