The health information technology team of Leidos, Cerner and Accenture Federal Services can proceed unchallenged on the U.S. Department of Defense’s big electronic health records contract.
Losing bidders could have protested within 10 days of the July 29 bid award, but none did. The team won the contract over at least four competitors, including the widely predicted winning team of Epic Systems and IBM.
The initial two-year contract was valued at about $4.33 billion, followed by options to extend the contract up to 10 years for a total estimated value of $9 billion.
The health records system will be used in 55 hospitals and 600 clinics for active duty and retired military personnel and their families.