General Dynamics, PAE & CGI Awarded Prime Contracts on $3.3b State Department Global Support Strategy 2.0 IDIQ

General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE:GD), announced that it has been selected as one of three prime contractors on the U.S. Department of State’s Global Support Strategy (GSS) 2.0 indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract vehicle (IDIQ). The IDIQ, awarded in fourth-quarter 2020, has a total estimated value of up to $3.3 billion over a 10 year period, inclusive of a one-year base period and nine one-year options.

“We have been providing visa-related services to the U.S. Department of State for more than 20 years and look forward to building on this legacy with innovative technical and process solutions to improve service efficiency and customer experience,” said Paul Nedzbala, GDIT senior vice president for the federal civilian division. “The Bureau of Consular Affairs is the department’s public face for the global community, and this contract will provide responsive and efficient consular services to facilitate travel to the United States for millions of people.”

Under the contract, GDIT will deliver overseas consulate support services to the Bureau of Consular Affairs in support of visa application and issuance at U.S. embassies and consulates throughout the world. GDIT will build upon an extensive record under the previously awarded GSS 1.0 contract to provide services such as fee collection, document delivery and mission-focused enterprise IT tailored to the complex global environment.

PAE (NASDAQ: PAE, PAEWW) has been selected as one of three prime contractors on the U.S. Department of State’s Global Support Strategy 2.0 indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract vehicle, valued at up to $3.3 billion over 10 years. Under this contract, the company will provide integrated business process solutions to assist with the worldwide processing of non-immigrant and immigrant visa applications. PAE will compete for task orders by leveraging the company’s strengths in biometric collection solutions, secure data processing and integrated technology services.

Through the contract, which facilitates 98 percent of the State Department’s visa processing across the world, PAE will have the opportunity to provide integrated solutions for consular operations at U.S. embassies and consulates in 120 countries.

“Leveraging our innovative capabilities, enhanced through our 2017 acquisition of FCi Federal, we believe PAE is uniquely positioned to deliver proprietary, customized, technology-enabled solutions for the State Department, adding to our expanding and diverse portfolio of support for the U.S. government,” said PAE President and CEO John Heller. “This program highlights PAE’s continued success executing our strategy of leveraging past acquisitions to apply acquired capabilities, open significant addressable market areas for growth, and win new mission-critical programs across the globe.”

CGI (NYSE: GIB) (TSX: GIB.A) announced that it has been selected by the U.S. Department of State (DOS), Office of Acquisition Management as a prime contractor on the Global Support Strategy for Overseas Consular Support Services 2.0 (GSS 2.0) multiple award, Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. CGI’s awarded GSS 2.0 contract has a 10-year period of performance comprised of a 1-year Base Year and nine 1-year Option Periods; task orders will be competed among the three contract awardees against a cumulative $3.3 billion ceiling for all awarded IDIQ contracts.

The GSS 2.0 contract is a follow-on to the current GSS Program, under which CGI provides support services that enable the Bureau of Consular Affairs to efficiently process non-immigrant and immigrant visa applications at U.S. embassies and consulates located in more than 70 countries.

CGI will continue to leverage its omni-channel customer relationship management and business process solution, CGI Atlas360® – a part of the CGI CustomerAdvance suite of solutions, to help the Bureau of Consular Affairs facilitate the visa applications process. The GSS 2.0 scope of services includes a website, 24/7 information services, appointment scheduling, fee collection, biometric data collection, greeter services and document delivery services.

“Our team is proud to extend our relationship with the Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs, using our international experience and performance-driven management approach to help them serve foreign customers and provide national information security through the visa process,” said Kenyon Wells, Senior Vice-President, CGI. “We look forward to continuing to deliver a successful customer experience, enabling transparency and visibility throughout the entire visa application process as customer, agency and technology needs change.”