The Homeland Security Department has released its request for proposals for the Eagle project, a program to purchase IT support services that is expected to garner billions of dollars of task orders over the next seven years.
Eagle and its partner procurement for hardware, FirstSource, form DHS’ latest effort to centralize IT procurement across the department’s 22 agencies. DHS now buys IT support services under dozens of contracts it inherited from its component agencies.
The RFP released Thursday calls for prime contractors to establish teams to carry out specific task orders issued under the contract. During an industry day in early August, DHS officials said they expect Eagle contracts to progressively supplant work done under existing department pacts.
The Eagle procurement could account for more than three-quarters of the department’s IT purchases of about $6 billion annually.