Monthly Archive for: ‘February, 2014’
Conversations with Air Force personnel over the last two days reveal frustration with the extended time being taken by the Small Business Administration to complete their Size Standard Determination following a protest in November 2013.
Federal Acquisition Regulations seem pretty clear in specifying the time SBA is to respond within - (§ 121.1009) "After receipt of a protest or a request for a formal size determination, the SBA Area Office will issue a formal size determination within 15 business days, if possible."
The Size Protest was sent to the SBA on December 17th, reportedly.
Once the SBA determination is received, there is a month or more expected for review and reporting to external parties, such as Congress, that must precede public announcement of awards.
On the eve of the February PEO-BES Vendor Exchange Days, the Air Force has released a new delayed NETCENTSII Award Schedule labeled 3 February 2014. All remaining NETCENTSII contract award dates have been delayed again.
NETOPS Small Business award date - April 2014.
Application Services Full & Open award date - April 2014.
NETOPS Full & Open - November 2014
ITPS remains "on Hold."
Just last week USAF personnel stated NETOPS Small Business award would be made before the end of February.
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