Government Security News
October 25, 2013
CBP has decided to extend by 12 months a support contract held by InfoPro Incorporated, of McLean, VA, to allow the agency’s Border Enforcement Management Systems (BEMS) to continue running while CBP takes various “corrective actions” that have arisen since a post-award protest was lodged. The contract extension is valued at nearly $46 million.
InfoPro is the incumbent vendor under a contract designed to support CBP’s personnel management system, payroll system, financial systems and border enforcement systems, but the agency has decided to award a follow-on contract to Unisys Corp., rather than InfoPro. However, once a bid protest was filed with the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the agency decided to keep InfoPro in place while it sorted out those “corrective actions.”
“In response to the protest, CBP elected to pursue corrective action which is estimated to take approximately 7 months,” explained the agency in a justification and approval document it issued on October 23. “To sustain critical systems in the interim, a limited source bridge contract with the incumbent, InfoPro, is necessary until all corrective actions are completed and a new award decision is made.”