Defense IT

Air Force gives 20 companies a spot on $7.9B NetCents 2 contract

The Air Force has awarded 20 companies a spot on its latest NetCents 2 contract, this one a $7.9 billion deal for network operations and infrastructure solutions over the next three years.

The companies will compete for orders under the indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for a range of services in support of the Air Force’s infrastructure, networks, systems, and operations.

NetCents 2—officially Network-Centric Solutions 2—is $24.2 billion family of contracts covering five technology areas, and is a mandatory purchasing vehicle for Air Force organizations. In April, the Air Force awarded the $5.8 billion small-business portion of its NetOps and infrastructure contract to 17 companies, following protests of its original award to 12 companies in March 2014.

For the large-company portion of the contract, 21 companies submitted bids, the Air Force said; only one was left out.

The 20 companies eligibly for work under the deal are:

  • AT&T Government Solutions
  • BAE Systems Information Solutions
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Computer Sciences Corp.
  • Federal Network Systems
  • General Dynamics Information Technology
  • Harris IT Services
  • HP Enterprise Services
  • IBM U.S. Federal
  • LGS Innovations
  • Lockheed Martin
  • L-3 National Security Solutions
  • NCI Information Systems
  • Northrop Grumman Systems
  • NextiraOne Federal (as Black Box Network Services)
  • Raytheon
  • Science Applications International Corp.
  • SRA International
  • Telos
  • URS Federal Services

In addition to NetOps and infrastructure, the other areas covered by NetCents are applications services, enterprise integration and service management, and information technology professional services.

About the Author

Kevin McCaney is a former editor of Defense Systems and GCN.

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