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US Energy Department Reopens Bids for $10 Billion IT Services Contracts

The US Department of Energy (DOE) has reopened bids for an IT contract worth more than US$10 billion.

The current contract (known as CBOSS) is held by Accenture, Unisys and Red River, and is set to expire in early 2024.

The five-year contract covers a wide range of services, including cybersecurity, innovation strategy and IT infrastructure management.

The DOE made it clear that a strong technology backbone is crucial to its mission, which includes overseeing nuclear security, supplying electricity and dealing with emerging environmental crises.

One of the biggest public utility services providers, the DOE comprises 79 separate entities, whose operations span 27 states across the US.

There have been a number of changes to the CBOSS contract. For example, the new contract will place a greater emphasis on cybersecurity and innovation.

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The DOE is also on the lookout for a technology partner that can help modernize its IT systems and migrate to cloud-based services.

The government agency expects to award the new CBOSS contract by the end of 2023. The contract will be effective as of February 1, 2024 and will run for five years.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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