The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Technology Acquisition Center (TAC) unveiled its first draft for a $60.7 billion IT contract vehicle, according to the draft request for proposal (RFP) posted by the agency on Jan. 13.

Transformation Twenty-One Total Technology Next Generation 2 (T4NG2) is the second iteration of the VA’s main contract for acquiring technology transformation services and solutions.

The agency is putting the pressure on industry to respond quickly to its draft solicitation – with questions and comments due only a week later, on Jan. 20.

Version two of the five-year contract continues the mission of T4NG to be the VA’s primary IT vehicle, including the “entire range of IT and Health IT requirements”:

  • Program management, strategy, enterprise architecture, and planning;
  • Systems and software engineering;
  • Software technology demonstration and transition;
  • Test and evaluation;
  • Independent verification and validation;
  • Enterprise network;
  • Enterprise management framework;
  • Operations and maintenance;
  • Cybersecurity;
  • Training; and
  • IT facilities.

According to the draft, the VA TAC plans to make 30 awards. Of those, 15 will go to service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses (SDVOSB). The government intends to give one of the 15 contracts set aside for SDVOSBs to a woman-owned small business, and a second to a small business in a historically underutilized business zone.

VA TAC anticipates issuing the final draft of T4NG2 next month.

The current T4NG vehicle has a ceiling of $22.3 billion and has seen $11.7 billion in task order obligations to date since it opened for business in 2016. Booz Allen Hamilton and its Liberty IT Solutions subsidiary lead the way with a combined haul of $3.8 billion in obligations.

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Cate Burgan is a MeriTalk Senior Technology Reporter covering the intersection of government and technology.