$25B VA professional services contract hit with protests

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Three companies are challenging how the VA evaluated their bids to join the vehicle called VECTOR.

Several companies are challenging their elimination from the on-ramp competition to join a large, multiple-award professional services contract at the Department of Veteran Affairs.

The Veteran Enterprise Contracting for Transformation and Operational Readiness is a professional services vehicle with a $25 billion ceiling. A total of 68 service-disabled, veteran-owned small businesses won a place on the contract in 2017.

Earlier this year, the VA carried out an on-ramp that resulted in awards to 11 companies. We confirmed four of them in late November.

The original round of awards in 2017 had categories of services: management, oversight and improvement, analysis, training, outreach, supply chain, and human resources and staffing.

On-ramp awards only covered the areas of management, oversight and outreach.

Sprezzatura Management Consulting, JSToogood Kizano Corp are the protestors challenging the VA's evaluation of their bids for the on-ramp.

The Government Accountability Office's bid protest docket indicates a decision is due during the first two weeks of March 2023.