Posted: 12:53 am EDT
[twitter-follow screen_name=’Diplopundit’ ]
On March 31, 2015, the State Department awarded a $2.8 million “High Availability and Disaster Recovery Services” contract to VMware. The contract awarded on behalf of the Bureau of Information Resource Management, Operations, Systems Integration Office, Enterprise Server Operations Center or IRM/OPS/SIO/ESOC is for 12 months, and appears to be a modification of a prior task order. The J&A document posted online justifying “other than full competition” indicates “only one source capable” in handwritten notation. “Persistent security concerns,” “changing strategic landscape” and “heightened vulnerability” all appear in the limited source justification for the award. VMware is located in Palo Alto, CA and Reston, VA.