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The Director for Enterprise Services Division – PEO-BES, Mr. Herb Hunter briefed industry and Air Force attendees at the Montgomery IT Summit last week in Montgomery, Alabama.
NETCENTSII Scope Reads to Date
Since the start of the NETCENTSII contract there has been 264 Scope determinations for opportunities presented. Sixty-two (62) were evaluated as NETOPS, 115 as Products, 79 App Services, and eight were determined to be with-in scope of EISM.
NETCENTSII Award Schedule
NETCENTSII Contracts Updates
There has been $16.35 Million Total Sales (Obligated) for NetCentric Products contract since award.
Application Services (SB)
Mr. Hunter disclosed total ceiling value for awards to-date but did not provide Total Sales (Obligated) for App Services SB contract.
Enterprise Integration & Service Management (EISM)
For EISM, slides reported $36.6 Million in Total Award value and Total Sales (Estimated Ceiling) in text and graphics respectively.
Application Services (F&O)
Originally awarded in July 2013, there were six (6) protests received. The protests were sustained and Air Force agreed to take Corrective Action and is currently completing award documentation. Awards now expected July 2014.
NETOPS & Infrastructure Solutions (SB)
Awarded in April 2014, there were ten (10) protests received. Five have been dismissed and Air Force response to remaining protests have been submitted to GAO. This suggests the Air Force believes their position is strong and does not need to volunteer Corrective Action.
Mr. Hunter briefed there were $1B in backlog identified but, when asked during Q&A, would not provide any details regarding the claimed backlog.
NETOPS & Infrastructure Solutions (Full & Open)
Air Force announced they will resume the stalled NETOPS Full & Open source selection. They will release an amendment, open discussion, and a later call for Final Proposal Revisions. Mr Hunter briefed an expected award date of Dec 2014 but there’s little chance that date will be met.
NETCENTSII Total Task Order Results
In the four years since the first NETCENTSII contract award, only $225.87 Million Ceiling has been awarded of the $24.2 BILLION ceiling.
The vast majority (87%) of these opportunities came from the AFMC of all the participating MAJCOMS.
Of the $226 Million ceiling dollars awarded, only one third (33%) or $76 Million has been Obligated to the awarded companies.
The Air Force announced twenty-five (25) awards were made to NETCENTSII Netcentric Products Contract in a briefing on Wednesday at the PEO-BES Vendor Industry Day. According to Defense.gov posting 5 Nov 2013, Federal Networked Systems LLC., Dell Federal Systems L.P., Harris IT Services Corp., Sterling Computers Corp., Force 3 Inc., PCMall Inc., Insight Public Sector Inc., Presidio Networked Solutions Inc., and FCN Inc. have all been awarded a firm-fixed-price, multiple-award, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity (ID/IQ) contract with a maximum potential value of $6,900,000,000. These nine awards were made in addition to the original eight Awards in April and eight additional awards made in August.
This contract vehicle is mandatory for the purchase of Netcentric products for Air Force customers. This contract vehicle will provide for commercially available off-the-shelf products to support the Internet Protocol Network and will include the following categories of Netcentric products and associated support worldwide: networking equipment, servers/storage, peripherals, multimedia, software (not included on other enterprise licenses), and identity management/ biometric hardware and associated software. Because this is an ID/IQ, the location of performance is not known at this time and will be cited on individual delivery orders. Generally, work will be performed at Air Force facilities.
Offers were originally solicited electronically through Federal Business Opportunities and 26 offers were received, but only 25 awards were made. The contract ceiling for NETCENTSII Netcentric Products is $6,900,000,000. NETCENTSII Netcentric products is one of a set of five categories of contract capabilities spanning Netcentric products, network operations and infrastructure solutions, applications services, enterprise integration and service management, and information technology professional services all included under the broader NETCENTSII program. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center/HICK, Maxwell Air Force Base-Gunter Annex, Ala., is the contracting activity.
Contract# / Task Order#
FA873213D0010 FEDSTORE CORP 04/19/2013 04/18/2019 FA873213D0011 INTELLIGENT DECISIONS, INC 04/19/2013 04/18/2019 FA873213D0012 WORLD WIDE TECHNOLOGY, INC 04/19/2013 04/18/2019 FA873213D0013 CDW GOVERNMENT LLC 04/19/2013 04/18/2019 FA873213D0014 ACE TECHNOLOGY PARTNERS LLC 04/19/2013 04/18/2019 FA873213D0015 COUNTERTRADE PRODUCTS, INC. 04/19/2013 04/18/2019 FA873213D0016 GENERAL DYNAMICS CORPORATION 04/19/2013 04/18/2019 FA873213D0017 IRON BOW TECHNOLOGIES, LLC 04/19/2013 04/18/2019 FA873213D0018 IMMIX GROUP, INC 08/26/2013 08/25/2019 FA873213D0028 M2 TECHNOLOGY, INC. 08/26/2013 08/25/2019 FA873213D0029 BLUE TECH INC 08/26/2013 08/25/2019 FA873213D0030 UNICOM GLOBAL 08/26/2013 08/25/2019 FA873213D0031 GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES INC 08/26/2013 08/25/2019 FA873213D0032 MICROTECH INC 08/26/2013 08/25/2019 FA873213D0033 RED RIVER COMPUTER COMPANY INC 08/26/2013 08/25/2019 FA873213D0034 INTEGRATION TECHNOLOGIES GROUP INC 08/26/2013 08/25/2019 FA873214D0001 FEDERAL NETWORK SERVICES INC 11/05/2013 11/04/2019 FA873214D0002 DELL INC 11/05/2013 11/04/2019 FA873214D0003 Harris IT Services Corporation 11/05/2013 11/03/2019 FA873214D0004 STERLING COMPUTER CORPORATION 11/05/2013 11/04/2019 FA873214D0005 FORCE 3, INC 11/05/2013 11/04/2019 FA873214D0006 PC MALL, INC 11/05/2013 11/04/2019 FA873214D0007 INSIGHT PUBLIC SECTOR, INC. 11/05/2013 11/04/2019 FA873214D0008 PRESIDIO NETWORKED SOLUTIONS 11/05/2013 11/04/2019 FA873214D0009 FCN INC 11/05/2013 11/04/2019
When discussing the Netcentric Products awards, Herb Hunter, Director, Enterprise Services Division, explained that CPARS will their ‘Consumer Reports style’ reporting tool to communicate the capabilities and performance of suppliers. He said they “tried” to select only offerors who demonstrated capability to perform, but protests prevailed. CPARS will be used to report performance. The Products contract period of performance is three years with three one-year options. Presumably, firms who not not perform according to contract requirements will not receive option year awards.
The Air Force released a new NETCENTSII Award Schedule on October 25th.
NETCENTRIC Products award date – Thanksgiving 2013.
NETOPS Small Business award date – Thanksgiving 2013.
Application Services Full & Open award date – Thanksgiving 2013.
NETOPS Full & Open – slips six (6) months to October 2014
ITPS remains “on Hold.”
According to a Washington Technology article released on October 1, 2013, all of the protests filed against the third round of awards have been dismissed and the USAF intends to take corrective actions that will include awards to all bidders on the contract. Previously, 16 contract awards have been announced. An article in GOVCONWIRE on 27 August 2013 stated there were twenty-six offerors who submitted proposals. Therefore, a total of 26 awards are now expected.
The protestors listed on the GAO Bid Protest Docket site include: Harris IT Services Corporation, Global Technology Resources, Force 3, Inc., Sterling Computers Corporation, Integration Technologies Group, Inc., Global Technology Resources, Inc., Blue Tech, Inc., Insight Public Sector, Inc., UNICOM Government, Inc., Presidio Networked Solutions, Inc., FCN Inc., Red River Computer Company, Inc., immixTechnology, Inc., M2 Technology, Inc., Dell Federal Systems L.P., and MicroTech, LLC.
Eight of these firms were not awarded in the August 26th “Sweet Sixteen” announcement: Force 3, Inc., Sterling Computers Corporation, Insight Public Sector, Inc., Presidio Networked Solutions, Inc., FCN Inc., Dell Federal Systems L.P., Harris IT Services Corporation, and Global Technology Resources, Inc.
There has not been an official announcement or confirmation from the Air Force.