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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.
The Air Force released a new NETCENTSII Notional Award Schedule on June 28th. In the recent June 19th Industry Day, Deputy PEO, Scott Warren, detailed the funding and staffing cuts that BES is now experiencing. He stated shortened work week furloughs begin 8 July and that all work on furlough days is prohibited.
- Application Services Full&Open award date – April August 2013.
- Products award date – May October 2013.
- NETOPS Small Business award date – August November 2013.
- NETOPS Full&Open – December 2013, off the chart, no date known.
- ITPS remains “on Hold.”
For NC2 devotees there was no new information provided by Stephen Davis and Ardis Hearn at the NETCENTSII briefing held at AFITC this week in Montgomery. The presentation was clearly aimed at Air Force users, not industry, in focusing on the Mandatory Use Policy, its rationale, governance, and waiver process might be used. Stephen Davis is the Chief, Enterprise Systems Branch, AFPEO-EIS, and Ardis Hearn is the Chief Engineer, NETCENTSII, Enterprise Services Division. The Mandatory Use Policy was signed out in May (2011) by SAF/A6 and SAF/AQ.
In a departure from previous AFITC briefings, Mr. Davis took questions from the packed session from both industry and NC-2 Users. A question was asked about the postponement of the NETCENTSII ITPS contract competition which was answered as a resource availability issue, not a change in the requirement or commitment for the ITPS contract competition. An Air Force user brought up a problem he encountered on the awarded EISM contract in pursuing a Waiver whose delay resulted in lost funding. A question was asked about how the NETOPS contract Task Orders would be assigned to either the Unrestricted or Small Business Companion contract given that the RFP requirements were identical; would there be a DELEX Decision/Rule of Two type determination made centrally? Mr. Davis answered by saying the Contracting Officer at origin would make that determination. Ardis Hearn added that the two efforts were not identical as the Unrestricted competition required a “CMMI or ISO Qualification.” (ED: The Small Business Companion RFP also required CMMI or ISO qualiifications to bid.)
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On the eve of the AFITC 2011 conference in Montgomery, the NETCENTSII Contract Award dates for NETOPS and Infrastructure Solutions were moved out one quarter. The NETOPS Unrestricted contract award is now scheduled for May 2012 and the Small Business Companion contract award date is now August 2012. The Service Disabled Veteran set-aside ITPS contract has been postponed indefinitely; the Air Force offered “resource constraints” to explain the postponement.