NGA plans contract extensions for four incumbent vendors

Collecting hydrographic data at sea
Collecting hydrographic
data at sea

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) intends to award sole source, non-competitive “bridge contracts” to four incumbent vendors — BAE, Leidos (formerly SAIC), CACI and Boeing — to support the agency’s maritime safety office by providing geospatial products and services.

The maritime safety office provides global maritime geospatial intelligence, as required by various laws, treaties and maritime resolutions, explains a notice released by the NGA on May 1.

The four incumbent contractors, who will be offered contract extensions ranging from two to five months, produce and maintain what is called “hydrographic foundation data” in the following functional areas: digital nautical charts, continuous maintenance, tactical ocean data and vector data updates, says the NGA notice.

Other vendors who believe they can offer comparable capabilities have until May 9 to respond to the NGA’s announcement. Further information is available from Kelly Ashton, a contrct specialist, at 571-557-2440 or