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The U.S. Air Force's Network Centric Solutions 2 (NETCENTSII) contract consists of a collection of acquisitions that will replace the current NETCENTS contract vehicle with seven separate indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts. The total value of NETCENTSII is $24+ billion over a seven-year period. NETCENTSII is managed by the AFPEO Business Enterprise Services (BES) at Gunter Annex, Maxwell AFB.
  • Twenty NETOPS Full & Open Awards Announced

    Twenty happy new primes tonight as award announcements were received late this afternoon.  Twenty-three submissions result in twenty awards.

    No: CR-092-15

    May 15, 2015

    CONTRACTS
    AIR FORCE

    • "AT&T Government Solutions Inc., Vienna, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0031);
    • BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc., McLean, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0033);
    • Booz Allen Hamilton Inc., McLean, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0034),
    • Computer Sciences Corp., Falls Church, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0036);
    • Federal Network Systems LLC, Chantilly, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0037);
    • General Dynamics Information Technology Inc., Needham, Massachusetts (FA8732-15-D-0038);
    • Harris IT Services Corp., Herndon, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0039);
    • HP Enterprise Services LLC, Herndon, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0040);
    • IBM U.S. Federal, Reston, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0041);
    • LGS Innovations LLC, High Point, North Carolina (FA8732-15-D-0042);
    • Lockheed Martin Corp., Rockville, Maryland (FA8732-15-D-0043);
    • L-3 National Security Solutions Inc., Reston, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0044);
    • NCI Information Systems Inc., Reston, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0045);
    • Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., McLean, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0046);
    • NextiraOne Federal LLC, doing business as Black Box Network Services, Herndon, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0035);
    • Raytheon Co., Dulles, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0047);
    • Science Applications International Corp., McLean, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0048);
    • SRA International Inc., Fairfax, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0049);
    • Telos Corp., Ashburn, Virginia (FA8732-15-D-0050);
    • and URS Federal Services Inc., Germantown, Maryland (FA8732-15-D-0030),

    are being awarded a $7,910,000,000 multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS-2) network operations and infrastructure solutions.

    This contract vehicle will provide a wide range of services and solutions that support existing legacy infrastructure, networks, systems, and operations, as well as evolving the infrastructure, networks, systems and operations to comply with the Air Force enterprise architecture. It is the network operations, full and open, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract vehicle for Air Force users as well as other Department of Defense and federal agencies. This contract vehicle is the mandatory source for all Air Force units purchasing services that fall under the scope of the contract.

    The location of performance is not known at this time and will be cited on individual task orders. The initial ordering period is three years. This award is the result of a competitive acquisition with 21 offers received. NETCENTS-2 is a set of five categories of contract capabilities spanning netcentric products, network operations and infrastructure solutions, applications services, enterprise integration and service management, and information technology professional services.

    The contracting activity is Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Alabama."

  • NETCENTS-2 NETOPS Small Business Kick-off scheduled

    Multiple NETOPS Small Business Primes confirm the Air Force has scheduled a Program Kick-off for the MITS week in Montgomery, to be held at Gunter Annex on Thursday, May 21st.

    The annual AFCEA Montgomery IT Symposium is scheduled for May 18-20 in downtown Montgomery.

     

  • NETCENTSII NETOPS Small Business Contract Stay Has Been Lifted

    NETCENTSII.com has confirmed with NETCENTSII NETOPS Small Business Primes that they've been notified the recent Agency Level protest has been resolved.  The stay of the NETOPS SB contract has been lifted according to three sources. A kick-off conference is being scheduled.

  • NETCENTSII Application Services Matchmaking and Industry Day

    AFICA-763d Specialized Contracting Squadron will host an Information Technology (IT) and NETCENTSII Application Services Matchmaking and Industry Day on 4 Jun 2015 from 0800-1600.

    An overview of upcoming procurements for IT and NCII Application Services will be presented in the morning along with brief training/tips and Small Business (SB) capability presentations from SBs capable of teaming on IT & NCII Application Service Acquisition Pipeline list. In the afternoon, the Government will be conducting one-on-one sessions for each acquisition on the acquisition pipeline list. Additionally, the Small Business Specialist (SBS) will have appointments available.

    763 SCONS is soliciting capability briefings from Small Businesses interested and capable of teaming with NCII Application Services prime contractors and other IT contractors in attendance for the requirements on the acquisition pipeline list. Due to schedule constraints, we only have room for eleven SB capability briefings. However, SBs are encouraged to attend and network. SBs who wish to present their capabilities to all in attendance must sign up at the Eventbrite link listed below.

    Event Location:
    MITRE Corporation
    505 Corporate Center Drive (Intersection of 158 and Siebert Road)
    Shiloh, IL 62221.

    Register for this event at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afica-763-scons-it-nc2-industry-day-2015-tickets-16535112968 Password: FA4452

    A limit of 2 one-on-one appointments for the acquisition pipeline list allowed per company.
    A limit of 2 people per company may attend the event.

  • What Is An ‘Agency Level Protest” Exactly?

    Grounds for Protesting

    The most common grounds for protest include the following:

    • Improper Agency Evaluation
    • Lack Of Meaningful Discussions
    • Defects In The Solicitation
    • Cancellation Of A Solicitation
    • Improper Exclusion From The Competitive Range
    • Cost Realism
    • Changes to an already published solicitation
    • Bias Or Bad Faith On The Part Of The Agency

    Agency Level Protest

    Strictly speaking, there is no legal requirement for a protester to file first at the agency level before going to GAO or the courts. As a matter of policy, however, both the FAR and Executive Order 12979 encourage the direct resolution of any issue by the contracting parties themselves.

    Indeed, FAR 33.103(b) directs:

    “Prior to submission of an agency protest, all parties shall use their best efforts to resolve concerns raised by an interested party at the contracting officer level through open and frank discussions.”

    The contractor is encouraged to lodge his protest first with the agency. If the agency has in fact made an error, the agency is best situated to quickly and efficiently implement a remedy. Also, if the agency’s actions are proper, the contracting officer may be able to demonstrate this to the protester’s satisfaction, thereby saving both parties the time and expense of a GAO or judicial proceeding.

    https://learn.test.dau.mil/CourseWare/801702_8/media/protest_printfile.pdf

    Agency review of protest

    While the Agency Level Protest is an informal process for resolving protests, there are specific actions the Agency's Contracting Officer  must take once a protest is received:

    • review it to determine if the protest is timely:
      • improprieties in a solicitation must be filed by the bid opening or RFP closing date;
      • all other protests must be filed no later than 10 days after the basis of the protest is or should have been known, whichever is earlier; or
      • if the protest raises issues significant to the agency’s acquisition system or shows "good cause" you may consider it at any time;
    • identify the basis for the protest;
    • seek legal advice; and
    • make best efforts to resolve the protest within 35 days after it is filed
      • if appropriate try using Alternative Disputes Resolution (ADR) procedures to resolve the protest;
      • issue a decision that is “well reasoned” and provides sufficient factual detail explaining the agency position; and
      • provide the protester a written copy of the decision via a delivery method that provides evidence of receipt.

    Reference: FAR 33.102(a), FAR 33.103(e), and FAR 33.103(g)

    Protester appeal

    If the protestor is unhappy with the Agency's decision, he may file a protest with either the General Accountability Office (GAO) or Court of Federal Claims (COFC).  If the protestor elects to proceed to the GAO, it must file its protest within 10 days of receiving notice of the agency’s initial adverse action.

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