Navy Awards $2.5 Billion in IDIQ Network Systems Contracts

The Department of Defense has announced that CGI Federal Inc., of Fairfax, Virginia, and DRS Laurel Technologies, of Johnstown, Pennsylvania, are each being awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services production units. 

CANES serves as the bridge to the future of Navy afloat networks, consolidating existing legacy and standalone networks and providing the necessary infrastructure for applications, systems and services to operate in the tactical domain. CANES delivers its capabilities within a single complete system, establishing the necessary infrastructure that will enable timely and interoperable information exchange among tactical, support and non-tactical or administrative users, applications and information technology platforms.

The contracts have an eight year ordering period. The estimated cumulative value of the multiple-award CANES contract is $2,529,500,000.

Five other CANES production contracts were awarded on August 20, 2014

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, San Diego, California, is the contracting activity.

For more information, see the DoD release.

About William Van Huis

Bill Van Huis is a Senior Writer/Analyst for Wolters Kluwer Law & Business who tracks and analyzes new regulations impacting federal government contracting. He also follows court decisions involving bid protests and contract disputes. You can find his work in WK publications like Government Contract Reports and the FAR and DFARS Matrix Tools. Bill is a Certified Professional Contracts Manager, and he has a law degree from Southern Illinois University, where he graduated summa cum laude. Prior to joining WK, Bill worked both inside and outside state and local government in the areas of procurement and municipal finance. Bill also worked as a staff attorney for the Illinois Supreme Court.
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