Defense IT

Air Force adds another 10 companies to NetCents 2

The Air Force has added 10 more companies to its $960 million NetCents 2 contract for applications services, doubling the number of vendors eligible for work under the oft-protested contract vehicle.

The additions follow successful protests by four of those 10 companies after the Air Force’s original awards. The Government Accountability Office ruled in favor of those protests in November, citing missteps in several areas, including technical evaluations, cost analyses and past performance evaluations.

The 10 companies added are:

  • Accenture Federal Services
  • BAE Systems
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • Dynamics Research Corp.
  • Harris IT Services
  • HP Enterprise Services
  • ManTech Systems Engineering Corp.
  • Vencore
  • Leidos

Booz Allen, CSC, HP and Harris were the protesters.

They join the 10 companies already on board:

  • Lockheed Martin
  • Jacobs Technology
  • SRA International
  • L-3 National Security Solutions
  • Raytheon
  • InfoReliance Corp.
  • CACI International
  • Northrop Grumman
  • General Dynamics
  • IBM Corp.

NetCents 2, formally Network-Centric Solutions-2, is a massive, $24.3 billion family of contract vehicles for support of communications, information services, solutions and IT products. Among of its other vehicles, for instance, is a $5.8 billion contract for computer network operations and infrastructure, which it awarded to 12 small businesses in March 2014.

Using NetCents-2 contracts is mandatory for Air Force organizations, and is also available for Army, Navy, and other Defense Department and federal agencies.

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