The Interior Department has awarded 10 vendors a spot on its potential $10 billion cloud services contract.
Under the 10-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract, vendors will provide a variety of services, including cloud storage, secure file transfer, database hosting, Web hosting, development and testing, and virtual machine services. The latter will allow agencies to create virtual, rather than physical, versions of their servers and virtual desktop capabilities that allow employees to access work documents and applications from any device.
The Foundation Cloud Hosting Services contract was awarded May 1 and will be available to other agencies. The procurement could be worth up to $1 billion for each company.
Most of the winning vendors are also on the General Services Administration’s cloud email and infrastructure services contracts, including Autonomic Resources, CGI, Lockheed Martin, Unysis, IBM, Smartronix, Verizon and AT&T. Global Technology Resources and Aquilent were the other winning vendors.
Interior’s contract has three base years and several option periods through 2023.