We're working on some great new features for 2015 and, in the process, have been digging in to GSA schedule, government-wide area contract (GWAC), and indefinite quantity contract (IQC) procurement vehicle data. (For a primer on what these are, and how they operate, check out this previous blog post.) In short, the federal government does a large number of procurements through limited competition vehicles. And the data around the work done under these vehicles is more difficult to obtain than the full-and-open procurements posted on fbo.gov. This is something we're working to change in the coming months, so stay tuned.
In the meantime, I thought it would be interesting to look at just one of these vehicles to see how it's performing. I chose EAGLE II – the Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) seven-year, $22 billion, multi-award IQC vehicle.
- Functional Category 1: Service Delivery, including Integration, Software Design/Development, Operations & Maintenance
- Functional Category 2: Information Technology Program Support Services
- Functional Category 3: Independent Verification and Validation
To date, 58 task orders have been issued under EAGLE II with a total award ceiling of $447 million. Of that ceiling, $94 million (21%) has been obligated against all active task orders. The following graphics illustrate total obligations under EAGLE II from inception-to-date, based on available data, unless otherwise noted.
Obligations by Functional Category
The majority of obligations (66%) under EAGLE II have been for task orders in functional category 1. Here's a little more detail on the vehicle activity by category.
Across the board, functional category 1 is producing the most work. The largest number of task orders were issued in that category, and it has the highest average TO award ceiling.
For all categories, the average duration of a task order is about three years, and between 20-30% of the award ceiling is obligated in year one of the contract.
Obligations by Office
Immigration Services has obligated the most under EAGLE II, and by a significant margin. The Office of Procurement Operations appears to handle task order procurements for general DHS contracts, not specific to a sub-agency entity.
Obligations by Set-Aside Type
Interestingly, so far DHS has awarded almost entirely to companies on the small business track (94%). More than half of EAGLE II awardees are on the unrestricted (non-small business) track - 86 of the 150 companies. This includes all of the familiar names (Lockheed, Northrop, Raytheon, Booz Allen, Accenture, CACI, etc.) but very few have been the recipients of direct task order awards to date. I also dug in to the sub-award data to see if any of the usual suspects are getting EAGLE II money as subcontractors but did not find anything. This seems to indicate that the EAGLE II vehicle is, so far, benefiting only small businesses. (It may also mean that the available sub-award data is incomplete or not up-to-date, so I hesitate to make any firm conclusions on this.)
Obligations by Company
Overall, the top five companies (all small businesses) have received 60% of all obligations under EAGLE II to-date. Of those, Computer World Services Corp. (CWS) has taken the largest slice of the EAGLE II pie so far, followed closely by VariQ Corp. They've received three and six task orders respectively since late FY 2013. CWS has been working primarily with Immigration Services. VariQ has gotten the most work from Coast Guard task orders.
SRA International is the only non-small business track company to win task orders in functional category 1 - a single, $10.5 million contract with the Transportation Security Administration. NTT Data and DCS Corp. are unrestricted track companies that managed to grab some IV&V work (functional category 3). No large companies have gotten any functional category 2 task orders.
You can look forward to seeing information like this integrated into the GovTribe website and app in the near future. And if you'd like GovTribe to do some analysis on your segment of the federal government market, you can contact us at email@example.com or submit a request here.