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SEC. 866. PLAN TO INCREASE NUMBER OF CONTRACTORS ELIGIBLE FOR CONTRACTS UNDER AIR FORCE NETCENTSII CONTRACT
A 25-line segment of the National Defense Authorization Act gives the Defense Department six months to submit a plan for increasing the number of contractors eligible to be awarded contracts under NetCentsII.
SEC. 866 achat de viagra acheter on line. PLAN TO INCREASE NUMBER OF CONTRACTORS ELIGIBLE FOR CONTRACTS UNDER AIR FORCE NETCENTSII CONTRACT.
(a) PLAN REQUIRED.—Not later than 180 days after the date of the enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to the congressional defense committees a plan to increase the number of contractors eligible to be awarded contracts under the Air Force’s Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTSII) indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract.
(b) CONTENT.—The plan required under subsection (a) shall include the following elements:
(1) A recommendation and rationale for a maximum number of contractors to be eligible for contract awards under NETCENTSII to foster competition and reduce overall costs associated with hardware and operation and maintenance of Air Networks.
(2) The methodology used to periodically review existing eligible NETCENTSII contractors and contracts.
(3) A timeline to increase the current number of eligible contractors under NETCENTSII and dates of future ‘‘on-ramps’’ under NETCENTSII to assess current eligible contractors and add additional eligible contractors.
The NETCENTSII Executive and Program Management offices are undergoing change. AFPEO BES Enterprise Services Division Chief, Debra Foster, briefed industry at the PEO-BES Vendor Exchange Day held last week at Gunter AFB. Ms. Foster announced her own retirement and replacement by Herb Hunter. Ms Foster briefed three additional changes:
Steve Davis who has been the NC PMO for 4 years is being replaced by Gerry Smothers (formerly Deputy PMO).
Management continuity will be provided by Ardis Hearn, Engineering branch and Cynthia Crews, Contracting branch. The award time line for both the NETOPS Full & Open and the Small Business contracts are being “reevaluated.” ( no longer March 2013).
NOTE: The NETCENTSII Awards timeline graphic on the USAF site continues to show March 2013 for both NETOPS contracts.
In other sidebar discussions at the Vendor Exchange Day, BES personnel indicated it was likely that the NETOPS Small Business contract would be awarded before the Full & Open category contracts. This would be consistent with the renewed emphasis on Small Business utilization signed off by USAF senior executives earlier this year.