Air Force Awards Nearly $7 Billion in Network Hardware Contracts
April 17, 2012
The Air Force on Monday awarded to nine companies contracts valued at a total of $6.9 billion over 10 years for network hardware, servers, storage and biometric systems for identity management.
The winning companies of the fixed-price, indefinite delivery-indefinite quantity contracts have the right to compete for task orders on the Air Force Network-Centric Solutions-2 (NETCENTS 2 )contract. They are:
-- Ace Technology Partners LLC
-- Blue Tech Inc.
-- FedStore Corp.
-- General Dynamics Information Technology
-- Global Technology Resources Inc.
-- GTSI Corp.
-- Iron Bow Technologies LLC
-- M2 Technology Inc.
-- Red River Computer Co.
The Air Force Program Executive Office for Enterprise Information Systems at Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala., kicked off the NETCENTS 2 procurement in 2008 to replace its original $9 billion single network contract, which was awarded to eight vendors in September 2004 under seven separate procurements valued at $24 billion. The contract serves Air Force customers and the Defense Information System Agency.