Twenty-one companies were awarded spots on the Department of Veterans Affairs' $22.3 billion Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation acquisition program, or T4NG, the federal agency announced this week.
The IT modernization project supports the MyVA Initiative -- designed to realign and integrate the VA's disparate organizational boundaries to better serve veterans.
This award is unrelated to the VA's recently reported discussions around its VistA electronic health record system.
"This T4NG award is one of the many ways the Department is supporting the MyVA breakthrough initiatives by directly providing the technology our Veterans need to support the services they receive from VA," said VA Secretary Robert McDonald, in a statement. "The T4NG will help meet and strengthen VA's long-term technology needs."
T4NG will deliver awardees contractor-provided IT service solutions, such as technical support, program management, strategy planning, systems/software engineering, enterprise network engineering, cybersecurity and other IT and health IT support.
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Under T4NG, the firms can bid on any T4NG requirements or service task orders. The base ordering period is five years and a five-year option period.
Among the firms included in the IT contracts were Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI-ISS, HMS Technologies, Kforce Government Solutions, Ellumen and SRA International.
This round of T4NG awardees builds upon the last five-year, $12 billion T4 contract given to 15 vendors in July 2011. Some companies, such as Booz Allen and CACI were included in the 2011 awards.