I hear that 60% of the new DHS contract was awarded to Paragon because they were the lowest bidder. The other vendors (Omniplex, ADC, GDIT, Perspecta, and CACI) are not happy with this and in 09/2022 there will be a rebid to the three lowest bidders. Only three vendors will remain and not six like there are now.
Say goodbye to IC’s working on the DHS contract after 09/2022. The vendors more than likely that will be selected on the contract will be the three DCSA vendors (CACI, Perspecta, and Paragon) as they can bid the contract low because Perspecta doesn’t pay mileage and drive time to IC’s and CACI and Paragon don’t use IC’s for this type of work.
I guess DHS will get what they pay for…inexperienced F/T hourlies working the DHS contract as I don’t see Omni, ADC, or GDIT being able to compete with the low bids. This will be another nail in the coffin for the IC in the BI industry.