The US Army has awarded a prime contractor spot on its $37bn Responsive Strategic Sourcing for Services (RS3) contract to Science Applications International Corp (SAIC).

SAIC will compete for task orders under the multi-award indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract.

The order will cover multiple areas, including specialty engineering, research and development, test and evaluation, logistics, acquisition, and strategic planning, as well as education and training services.

The contract includes a five-year base ordering period and an option for an additional five years.

SAIC Defense Systems Group executive vice-president and general manager Jim Scanlon said: “We are very pleased to continue SAIC’s decades-long support of the army around the world.

“Our expertise in systems engineering, deep analytics, cyber operations, and soldier training, to name a few, will help the army and other customers meet and defeat the threats of tomorrow.”

In October last year, the Army awarded RS3 contract spots to 198 companies to provide knowledge-based professional engineering support services. The US Army Contracting Command received a total of 388 bids.

Large business awardees included Abacus Technology, IBM, Accenture, CACI International, Dynetics, Cubic, KBRwyle, L3 Technologies, Leidos, and Northrop Grumman.

The RS3 contract will provide services to several federal and state agencies with C4ISR mission requirements.

Earlier this year, NextGen Federal Systems and homeland security consultant IEM won positions on the contract.

In August last year, SAIC received a task order from the US Army and the General Services Administration to support the Maneuver Center of Excellence at the Maneuver Battle Lab in Fort Benning, Georgia.