The Navy will not release a final request for proposal to industry for its Next Generation Enterprise Network (NGEN) program as planned, according to a post Friday on the Federal Business Opportunities website.
The RFP likely will not be released before the end of January 2012, the Navy said in a follow-up news release. Initially, the Navy had planned to release an RFP to industry on Dec. 21. Instead, the Navy will release an update to its draft RFP around Dec. 19 for industry review and comment. The revisions include sections L and M of the draft RFP, which detail instructions, conditions and notices to offerors as well as evaluations ratings.
NGEN will replace the current Navy-Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) as the world’s largest network. It will serve both sailors and Marines on land and overseas.
“We are using the insight from all responses to further solidify the requirements and to ensure that we release a quality RFP that industry will be able to bid on and execute in order to provide enterprise network services to our Sailors and Marines,” said NGEN program manager U.S. Navy Capt. Shawn Hendricks.