Air Force takes corrective action, reopens bidding on NetCents 2

The Air Force has reopened the bidding for its $6.9 billion Network Centric Solutions-2 products contract, according to an announcement on the FedBizOps website.

When the military service awarded contracts to nine companies April 16, a number of losing bidders protested. As a result, Air Force procurement officials reviewed the awards.

In regard to the protests, the Air Force said in a May 31 memo that offerors might have inconsistently interpreted the requirements of the request for proposals as it related to the completion of contract documents, and, in some cases, even technical and price requirements.

The Air Force said in the memo that it has not responded to the merit of any allegations nor agreed any allegations had merit; nevertheless, it has notified the Government Accountability Office that it is taking corrective action to ensure fairness to all offerors.

The corrective action includes:

  • Reopening discussions with all offerors in the competitive range.
  • Allowing all offerors in the competitive range an opportunity to submit another round of final proposal revisions.
  • Considering a new award decision if necessary.
  • Taking, if necessary, additional action to ensure that the procurement complies with the solicitation and procurement laws and regulations.

Revisions are due June 6, and bidders must file a Trade Agreements Certificate and contract mediation form SP30 by that date.

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