2017 is shaping up to be an insanely competitive year for IT contracts across the U.S. military branches and Defense Department (DoD).
According to research from big data and analytics firm Govini, $210 billion in DoD contracts are set to expire during the 2017 calendar year, and no market will be more competitive than that of IT and services.
Govini projects an average of seven bids per expiring contract in 2017 across IT — up from six bids per contract in 2016 — meaning increased competition among vendors competing for an estimated $9 billion in expiring contracts and untold billions more in new ones.
“2017 is going to be a big year for IT contractors and systems integrators,” said Matt Hummer, director of analytics and professional services for Govini. “It’s going to be really competitive, with shorter contracts and higher churn. If you’re not having a unique solution that is fitting in some side of mission IT, you could be in trouble.”
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