Air Force issues timeline for NetCents 2 product rebid
- By Defense Systems Staff
- Jun 22, 2012
The Air Force has issued a new timeline for its $6.9 billion NetCents II products contract following corrective action in the wake of multiple bid protests over awards made in April.
Only companies that qualified for the first attempt were allowed to bid again, states a June 21 Air Force memo on the matter. The memo includes the timeline.
The Air Force expects to request final proposal revisions June 25, with responses due June 27.
The memo also reminds bidders that they must comply with the Trade Agreements Act and offer products that were either made in the United States or in a qualifying country. Products that don’t meet that requirement can cause the bidder to be disqualified.
Price changes also need to be substantiated and explained.
The Air Force also is using the lowest price, technically acceptable criteria to make awards.
This NetCents II product contract is primarily for hardware and is one of several contracts under the NetCents II umbrella.