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Coast Guard Awards First TABSS Contracts

 

June 20, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Coast Guard announced the award of contracts for three of the seven tracks of the Technical, Acquisition and Business Support Services contract (TABSS) today.  TABSS is a multiple-award, Indefinite-Delivery, Indefinite-Quantity contract vehicle designed to provide a wide range of strategically-sourced acquisition support services for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components. 

“The award of these first tracks is a major milestone for this strategic effort that involved active participation from across the entire DHS acquisition community," said Ms. Claire Grady, Coast Guard’s Head of Contract Activity.  “TABSS marks a significant step forward in the Coast Guard and DHS’ efforts to promote organizational collaboration and repeatable acquisition processes that reflect best practices.”

The TABSS contract will provide a comprehensive range of support services in the areas of program management, finance, and acquisition support and will consolidate several Coast Guard contracts and replace three expired DHS-wide blanket purchase agreements.  It is divided into three domains that represent the different scopes of services provided and seven tracks that identify the size of the businesses eligible to compete under each track. 

Today’s awards are focused on the 8(a) tracks under the Program Management, Engineering and Technology Support Services Domain and the Contract Management Support Services Domain and the Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business track under the Business Management, Financial Management and Audit Services Domain.  “In addition to increased efficiency, capabilities and competition, TABSS will assist our efforts to support small and disadvantaged businesses,” said Grady.

Each contract has a guaranteed minimum of $250 and the contracts covering all of the awarded and remaining tracks together have a combined maximum cumulative potential ceiling of $11 billion over a five-year period. The Coast Guard plans to award the remaining tracks as they are completed, with all tracks being awarded by the end of this fiscal year.

 

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