Maxwell Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > Air Force awards netcentric products contract
Air Force awards netcentric products contract

Posted 4/26/2013   Updated 4/26/2013 Email story   Print story

    


from Courtesy of
The Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate


4/26/2013 - MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. - -- The Air Force announced the award of a set of contracts worth up to $6.9 billion that will make providing innovative information technology products and capabilities covering the full spectrum of operations and missions to its warfighters quicker and easier.

The Air Force's Network Centric Solutions-2, or NETCENTS-2, team awarded its netcentric products contracts April 19, which have an aggregate ceiling of $6.9 billion with a three-year base ordering period and three 12-month options.

The multiple award indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contracts were awarded to eight businesses and are expected to be available for ordering this month.

The netcentric products contract provides the Air Force with a full range of innovative, competitively-priced, world-class netcentric IT products to support the full spectrum of netcentric operations and missions.

Commercially available off-the-shelf products offered on the netcentric products contract include: networking equipment, servers/storage peripherals, multimedia hardware, software, identity management/biometric hardware and associated software. The contracts will provide for delivery and warranty as well.

"The netcentric products contracts are a mechanism to ensure more efficient, secure and compliant IT solutions by addressing such areas as gray market equipment, supply chain risk management, Energy Star and the use of [Department of Defense] and [Air Force] approved product lists," said Robert Carl Shofner, director of the Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate. "We also expect to achieve considerable cost savings by leveraging nearly a billion dollars of annual IT purchasing to resellers instead of integrators as we did with the original NETCENTS contracts."

The netcentric products contract is mandatory for Air Force use. However, use of the contract may be available to DOD and other federal agencies when it is related to requirements for interoperability with Air Force capabilities, supports Air Force IT infrastructure, applications or operations, supports host-tenant arrangements involving Air Force units, or is in support of joint operations and solutions.

Although the netcentric products contracts will be managed by the NETCENTS-2 team at Gunter, delivery orders against the contracts will be placed by contracting officers in the requiring agencies. Additional information on the use of the netcentric contracts will be distributed to Air Force contracting officers and through major command and reporting unit directors of communications and information as the contracts are made available for ordering.

NETCENTS-2 is a set of five categories of contract capabilities spanning netcentric products, network operations and infrastructure solutions, applications services, enterprise integration and service management, and information technology professional services.



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Maxwell AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabSocial Media Dashboard
Facebook

Facebook

Twitter

Twitter

YouTube

YouTube

tabTop StoriesRSS feed 
Maxwell Child Development Center teams up with Montgomery Humane Society for Month of Military Child

42nd ABW to open resiliency center

AWC international culture event celebrates diversity, strengthens bonds

IFOP seeks volunteers, donations

National Drug Take-Back Day

Acting Deputy SecDef talks budget, urges innovation

Defenders set to defend softball title

Maxwell events aim to end child abuse

Base leaders recognize ‘Hometown Heroes’

Maxwell key spouses complete crisis intervention training

  arrow More Stories

tabAETC NewsRSS feed 
Altus, McConnell AFBs selected to receive KC-46A Pegasus aircraft

Plane crash, coma doesn't deter pilot

Heroes walk amongst us every day

Doolittle Tokyo Raiders: Anniversary event draws crowd to honor heroes

Flying squadron honors, remembers instructor pilot's ultimate sacrifice

JBSA-Randolph to host commemorative toast for Doolittle Raider

AETC award winner says it's not about him


Site Map      Contact Us     Questions     USA.gov     Security and Privacy notice     E-publishing  
Suicide Prevention    SAPR   IG   EEO   Accessibility/Section 508   No FEAR Act