The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced on Thursday, April 18 that it would cancel its solicitation to add 10 new small business contractors to the agency’s 2.5 billion ONE OIT contract due to a pre-award protest.
“After review of the pre-solicitation protest filed and a thorough assessment of the SEC’s business needs, a determination was made to take corrective action,” the agency stated. “A new solicitation under separate number will be issued in the near future,” it said.
The ONE OIT contract, initially awarded in June 2018 to 18 vendors, was looking to add small business contractors for IT services through an on-ramping addition to the contract. The contract puts forward seven channels for IT services that contractors must be able to provide:
- Application Management and Development
- Business Solutions Delivery
- IT Infrastructure and Operations Management
- Information Security
- Data Management
- IT Governance
- Technology Business Management
As SEC noted, a new on-ramping effort is expected soon.