BANC3 wins US Army's SSES NexGen contract

BANC3 has secured a contract for the supply of software and systems engineering services (SSES) to the US Army Communications Electronics Command's (CECOM) Software Engineering Center (SEC).

Specifically, the company has been chosen for a prime position for both restricted and unrestricted access on the SSES next generation multiple-award, indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract, which has a maximum potential value of $7bn for all 12 awardees.

Managed by the US Army acquisition center in the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, the contract features a two-year base performance period, along with one two-year option, as well as an additional one-year option.

Under the contract, the company will deliver lifecycle support services for all software requirements of military systems, including system architecture, acquisition, software development, testing, change management, information assurance, certification and sustainment services.

In addition, the company will primarily provide support services to the command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance organisations.

"The contract represents the second large prime army contract secured by the company in the last two consecutive years."

Commenting on the contract award, BANC3 president Babu Cherukuri said the contract demonstrates the government's confidence in the company's ability to guide clients through various complex military software systems that require a high level of expertise.

The company will provide an array of technology-focused services and solutions to enhance the army's ability to successfully accomplish its missions, Cherukuri said.

''We look forward to supporting the SEC in its mission of lifecycle support services for soldiers.''

The contract represents the second large prime army ID/IQ contract secured by the company in the last two consecutive years, the first being the $1.78bn award for warrior enabling broad sensor (WEBS) services to the army's research, development and engineering command, development and engineering centre's night vision and electronic sensors directorate (NVESD).

SEC helps army and Department of Defense (DoD) personnel in development, maturity and timely delivery of software solutions and services to ensure information dominance and superiority in the battlefield.

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