The Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) awarded $12.6 billion to 144 contractors through its Solutions for Information Technology Enterprise (SITE III) acquisition contract, according to a March 2 Department of Defense announcement.
An overwhelming majority of the awarded contractors are of the small business variety, with 107 of the 144 being categorized as small businesses. Beyond just assisting DIA, contractors will also be charged with supporting the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency.
“This SITE III contract will address the evolving needs vital to the security of the U.S. and facilitates worldwide coverage for integrated information technology intelligence requirements and technical support services to the Defense Intelligence Agency and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency,” the announcement says.
With such an expansive list of contractors, the chosen group will have to compete with each other for task orders. The 144 contractors will compete for four different contract-types for those task orders over the next decade.
The SITE III acquisition contract is a 10-year vehicle with an expected completion date of March 1, 2031.