Acquisition

Air Force makes more NETCENTS-2 awards

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The Air Force on May 15 announced that 20 firms had been chosen for the network operations and infrastructure solutions portion of its Network-Centric Solutions-2 contract.

NETCENTS-2 NetOps and Infrastructure covers a wide range of services and solutions to support infrastructure, networks, systems, and general IT operations. The Air Force is required to use the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract vehicle for any services that it covers; other federal agencies may buy off of NETCENTS-2 as well.

The following firms were announced as awardees:

  • AT&T Government Solutions Inc.
  • BAE Systems Information Solutions Inc.
  • Booz Allen Hamilton Inc.
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • Federal Network Systems LLC
  • General Dynamics Information Technology Inc.
  • Harris IT Services Corp.
  • HP Enterprise Services LLC
  • IBM U.S. Federal
  • LGS Innovations LLC
  • Lockheed Martin Corp.
  • L-3 National Security Solutions Inc.
  • NCI Information Systems Inc.
  • Northrop Grumman Systems Corp.
  • NextiraOne Federal LLC
  • Raytheon Co.
  • Science Applications International Corp.
  • SRA International Inc.
  • Telos Corp.
  • URS Federal Services Inc.
  • The award notice said that 21 offers had been received.

    The Air Force has had several setbacks with the various components of NETCENTS-2, including successful protests that forced certain portions to be recompeted. The $5.8 billion small-business NetOps and Infrastructure contract, for example, was awarded in early April to 17 firms, after an initial award in 2014 was derailed by protests.

    Note: When originally published, this article failed to include Computer Sciences Corp. on the list of winners.

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