The US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) has awarded a contract to SOS International (SOSi) for analytic and operational support services.

The potential ten-year, multiple-award indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract has a ceiling value of $17.1bn.

Known as Solutions for Intelligence Analysis 3 (SIA 3), the IDIQ contract is used to source intelligence analytical support for the US Department of Defense (DoD) troops, planners and policy professionals.

The companies selected for the IDIQ will bid for task orders to support five mission priorities, namely analysis, engineering, scientific military research, network operations and counterintelligence.

SOSi president and CEO Julian Setian said: “SOSi has supported the SIA programme for several years going back to the first iteration of the contract, and this award reflects our growing leadership in the national security community.

“The unique capabilities we’ve developed supporting intelligence operations at the strategic and operational levels, coupled with our proven success supporting our deployed forces, make us a highly valuable DIA SIA 3 partner.”

The DIA awarded positions on the SIA 3 contract to a total of 16 companies to provide military intelligence to troops, defence planners and policymakers.

The contract solicitation attracted 29 bids. Awardees also include BAE Systems, Bluehawk, Booz Allen Hamilton, CACI, Calhoun International, Celestar, CSRA, Edge Analytic Solutions, Fulcrum IT Services, Invictus International Consulting, Leidos, Mission Essential Personnel, Preting, The Buffalo Group and Vencore.

The contract has a five-year base period and five one-year options.

SOSi already provides mission-critical language and IT services to DIA under separate contracts.

The company also provides US military and other agencies with intelligence collection and analytic support.