Updated 04/03/2023 

For those not watching closely, the Department of Homeland Security confirmed late last week that this upcoming RFP to support the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Office of Information and Technology (OIT), Enterprise Infrastructure and Operation Directorate (EIOD), Network Architecture and Engineering Division (NAED), will not be released on the MAS schedule. 

The recompete of this high-profile 5-year contract that was last awarded to Sev1Tech in 2018 is expected to be released in early May on the GSA Alliant 2 GWAC. A focus for this efforts will be to perform network architecture tasks, engineering tasks, and network implementation services in the following areas for NAED: Integrate Emerging Technologies, Develop Enterprise Network Strategy and Standards, Engineer and Implement Network Solutions, Network Performance Engineering, Network Security, Escalation Support, Program / Project Management, Transition Planning, On-Demand Services, Task Management, AirWatch Support, and Video Teleconferencing VTC System Support. The competition for this contract drew 4 bidders the last time it was competed and we are aware of several large and small firms who were weighing a big response.  

Included below are some of the details from an article OS AI posted last year about this. We have updated a few key areas, to include points of contact, spend to date, forecast and a link to the RFI posted late last year. 

Posted July 28, 2022

A research request was sent to OS AI on Monday of this week from a rapidly emerging mid-tier looking for a list of some of the top partner [and/or competitor] options related to a potential FY 2023 recompete of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) ENAESS program support contract. 

Please note that as this was requested research, only a high-level view is provided here. The research requester received the complete report. 

Details Provided by Requestor 

Scope: A focus for this effort by the incumbent was to leverage ITSM tools, automation, and analytics to provide 24x7x365 support for CBP’s network and security infrastructure, to include mission-essential data communications and applications. Support services covered under this contract can range from providing network and security engineering, network performance monitoring, and communications infrastructure modernization for field sites and multiple Program Directorates, to network troubleshooting, evaluation and testing, and performance analytics. This covers network, cloud and security infrastructure support for 72,000+ users at 1,600+ field sites across 3 Enterprise Data Centers, including, DevSecOps services, ATO support, change management support, enterprise performance management and 24x7x365 Tier III escalation support. 

Competitive Details (if known):  

  • Funding Agency: DHS / U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) 
  • Incumbent: Sev1Tech 
  • Contract Vehicle: This was last competed on GSA IT Schedule 70.   
  • NAICS Series: 541513 
  • Expected Competition Date: Fiscal Year 2023 – date tbd 

Relevant Data: [Updated]

Key Points of Contact: 

  • Tara LeBlanc, EVP, DHS Mission Solutions – Sev1Tech
  • Dawn Ford, Contracting Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Tiffany Smoot, Supervisory Contract Specialist, Customs and Border Protection
  • Sonny Bhagowalia, Chief Information Officer (CIO), U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Sunil Madhugiri, Chief Technology Officer, U.S. Customs and Border Protection
  • Jean Valdellon, Director Network Architecture & Engineering Division Enterprise Networks & Services Directorate 

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You can filter the list by several key indicators, to include socio-economic status, NAICS, Contract vehicle, etc.

Most Viewed Partners at CBP [Updated]

Included below is a list of the IT consulting firms we have noted as drawing the most views by Government and industry leaders on the OrangeSlices AI consultant directory since the beginning of 2023 and that bring direct past performance and/or related relationships in support of CBP. 

** An Elev8 GovCon Honoree, noted for a corporate culture that demonstrates excellence, making the company a beacon for talent, for partners, and for clients.    

We cannot and will not speculate here as to the reasons for the increased interest, but whether it is a company evaluating them as a potential partner; a federal acquisition leader doing their due diligence; or a consultant weighing their next job move, this group of companies has been receiving increased interest.  

If you are a large or small business with capabilities and socio-economic status that might support this effort, comment below. 

About OrangeSlices AI 

Developed by a team of government and industry contracting subject matter experts, the OrangeSlices AI data driven platform is a publicly available searchable listing of the top information technology and consulting services contractors doing business with the Federal government today. Driven by a robust and comprehensive set of authoritative and trusted data sources, the OS.ai tool is intended to help government and industry leaders find the right partner to help deliver on the important missions of the Federal government. 

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