Northrop tops rivals to capture $2.6B prize

General Dynamics and Lockheed Martin were among other bidders that Northrop Grumman prevailed against. But speculation is high that protests will be filed.

Northrop Grumman Corp. beat some of the leading companies in the government information technology space to capture the IT infrastructure contract for the Homeland Security Department’s new headquarters campus.

Five companies competed for the 10-year contract, but sources said the closest competition was between General Dynamics Corp. and Northrop. Other bidders included Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications and Serco Inc., sources said.


Northrop wins $2.6B pact for IT at new DHS headquarters

Spokespersons for those companies either declined to comment or did not return phone calls or e-mails requesting comment.

One source said the expectation is that General Dynamics will protest the award because of the background it has in managing large IT infrastructure work that involve construction projects.

General Dynamics has been the prime contractor for the Pentagon renovation since 1998. It also recently won a $146.2 million contract to support the Defense Department’s Washington Headquarters Services, which is locating to a new building as part of the Base Realignment and Closure Act.

Northrop Grumman had not issued a statement on the win and was referring inquiries to DHS.

The General Services Administration awarded the contract for DHS as a task order under the Alliant contract.

DHS is consolidating its headquarters and the leadership of its component agencies to the St. Elizabeths Hospital campus in Southeast Washington. DHS will be using about 200 acres of the site for its campus.

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