Monthly Archive for: ‘March, 2012’
Officials from the Air Force Small Business Programs Office describe the multi-year decline in utilization of Small Business in contracting opportunities at several AFCEA or MAJCOM Industry day events this Spring. Mr, Eugene Toni, Director, Socio-Economic Programs, SAF/SB, used the following chart on March 8th to describe the projected continued decline in FY12. With half the fiscal year gone, it appears to be a sound projection as there are, apparently, no projected contracting awards to reverse the trend until NETCENTSII Small Business Companion contracts come on-line in FY13.
This slide identifies a reduction in the AF FY12 Small Business Utilization Goal to 16.9%.
Reporter Kimberly Johnson reports that a “top service official” stated that the much delayed NETCENTSII contract will be completed in April. The article goes on to quote Stephen Davis, Chief of the Enterprise Systems Branch of the Air Force Program Executive Office-Enterprise Information Systems (AFPEO-EIS) “We’re projecting awards for those beginning in April, with the last one in September of this year.” This latter statement is consistent with the last schedule release for the NETCENTSII program from December of this year.
We noted two themes weaved into the story (full text below). Mr. Davis is quoted as saying the NETCENTSII contract will make the Air Force more agile and Small Business friendly. Ms. Johnson did not question these statements.
We hope her opening paragraph statement comes true.