A trade group representing federal contractors says it is frustrated the Department of Homeland Security has left vendors in the dark after scrapping a 2-year competition for cybersecurity support jobs.
The explanation for the cancellation of the Cyber Centric Mission Support Services program, according to the Professional Services Council, had to do with DHS changing work requirements and needing less assistance. Little else is known about why Homeland Security called off the contract, says the group’s vice president, Alan Chvotkin.
A bidding war began in December 2013 among some 160 interested parties for the multiple-award venture worth up to $675 million.
The group said each team of contenders had spent hundreds of thousands of dollars preparing proposals for the 5-year contract that entailed responsibilities running the gamut from clerical work to technical assistance.
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The link to Department of Homeland Security’s Acquisition Planning Forecast System is at: http://apfs.dhs.gov/