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According to NETCENTSII PMO Gerry Smothers at Feburary’s “Straight Talk About NETCENTSII” briefing when discussing the number of awards column in a ‘NETCENTS In A Nutshell” slide he displayed, “If you do the math and think fast-forward, I think it wouldn’t be unreasonable to have eighty (80) of you folks on these contracts.”
So, Hypothetical Scenario #1 assumes the long delayed ITPS contract will eventually be competed as it is a Small Business category contract and that both NETOPS contracts competitions will be awarded. This scenario also assumes the Air Force awards to substantially all Products contract submitters as a timely resolution to the ongoing protests.
Hypothetical Scenario #2 (low probability) recognizes that the current resource/staffing issues are not resolved due to Sequestration pressures and the NETOPS Full & Open contract is eliminated with a slightly expanded NETOPS Small Business award base. Even with the expanded number of Products awards, the total award count drops below the eighty (80) discussed by the NETCENTSII PMO.
The analysis above is purely hypothetical with no input or information from any Air Force source. It’s as likely to completely dead wrong as it is to be right.
NETCENTSII.com has confirmed that NETCENTSII NETOPS Small Business RFP submitters have received ENs. This supports the update provided at the recent PEO-BES Vendor Exchange Day briefing by the NETCENTS PMO, Gerry Smothers, on the shift of source selection resources to the NETOPS Small Business procurement. The Award Date for the NETOPS Small Business contract is early August 2013 as indicated in the graphic shown below.
The firms we spoke with indicated they had until early April to respond to the ENs received. We do not know whether all submitters received notices or not.
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.