The Department of Defense divided the potential $8 billion Defense Enterprise Office Solution cloud contract into three phases as part of a revised contracting strategy, Nextgov reported Thursday.
DEOS will serve as the initial phase of DoD’s Enterprise Collaboration and Productivity Services program and will be competed through the General Services Administration’s IT Schedule 70, while the second and third phases will cover video, voice and assured voice services.
“DEOS really is the mother of all enterprise IT contracts, it’s the largest contract you’ve probably never heard of,” a former senior defense official told the publication.
Elissa Smith, a spokeswoman for DoD, said the Pentagon envisions DEOS replacing all disparate collaboration tools across the department and service branches.
“It is expected that DEOS will be designated as an enterprise solution for DOD-wide adoption and organizations,” Smith told Nextgov. “Components that have already implemented different solutions with similar functionality will be required to migrate to DEOS.”
GSA officials told the publication they expect to open DEOS for competition by mid-April.