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The Interior Department has awarded a swath of multiple award indefinite delivery, identified quantity contracts for cloud hosting services about two months after the Government Accountability Office denied a protest filed by CenturyLink objecting to the solicitation's terms.

The IDIQs, which have a maximum value of $1 billion and a maximum term of 6 years, including a 3 year base period, include cloud-based storage, secure file transfer, virtual machine, database, web hosting, development and test environment, and SAP application hosting service.

CenturyLink's protest included a number of objections, including that the solicitation inadequately set out Interior requirements and didn't provide sufficient information to allow vendors to intelligently and equally prepare proposals. The GAO denied (.pdf) the protest in March.

Interior awarded contracts to Aquilent, AT&T, Automonic Resources, IBM, CGI, GTRI, Lockheed Martin, Smartronix, Unisys and Verizon.

For more:
- go to the award notice on FBO

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