Maxwell Air Force Base   Right Corner Banner
Join the Air Force

News > NETCENTS-2 application services support contract officers, program managers
NETCENTS-2 application services support contract officers, program managers

Posted 1/13/2014   Updated 1/13/2014 Email story   Print story

    


by Neil Probst
42nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs


1/13/2014 - Maxwell Air Force Base, Ala. -- Air Force contracting officers and program managers now have a tool that simplifies the process of procuring application services.

The service is part of the NETCENTS-2 contract vehicle, which is designed to meet information technology challenges through purposeful and dedicated use of innovative business practices and tools that establish relationships between the government and industry.

Application services include IT services and capabilities, such as sustainment, migration and integration of software, training, helpdesk support, testing, information assurance and operational support.

For users, the process begins when contracting officers and program managers send a completed needs statement, or Performance Work Statement, to the Netcents-2 team at netcents@us.af.mil and request a scope read. A sample PWS is available on the NETCENTS-2 website to assist users in creating a new one (www.netcents.af.mil).

"This process ensures that requirements of customers match those that were evaluated for the Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity contract," said Gena Howard, application services program manager, Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate. "The program office has already accomplished the performance measurements on each awarded vendor. They have been determined capable of performing the services specified by the PWS."

Shortly after, contracting officers and program managers will receive an analysis. If it is a match, AFWay (www.afway.af.mil) can be used to input documents for establishing a request for proposal. Once submitted and approved, system requirements will go to each vendor in the application services small business pool. The vendor will then review requirements and, according to the contracting officers' and program managers' directions, create a proposal for evaluation. Contracting officers and program managers will then base their selection on prior established criteria and complete the process in AFWay.

Customers who have used the system say it is very helpful.

"The greatest compliment that we can receive is from the heart of the customer," said Howard.
"The team was elated when one customer described a positive experience with NETCENTS-2 and said he is very encouraged about utilizing the contract vehicle for other efforts."

More detailed instructions can be found at http://www.netcents.af.mil/shared/media/document/AFD-131030-103.pdf. Questions can be emailed to netcents@us.af.mil.



tabComments
No comments yet.  
Add a comment

 Inside Maxwell AFB

ima cornerSearch

tabSocial Media Dashboard
tabTop StoriesRSS feed 
Maxwell ACSC instructor accepts DoD award

Congressional Gold Medal honors Civil Air Patrol’s World War II service

Governor visits Gunter CDC

International military leaders inducted into AU Honor Roll

Tool to safeguard PII to rollout December

BOV excited about Air University's future

32nd Annual Glenn Miller Concert returns to Montgomery

Glenn Miller

ACSC vice commander honored by Cambridge University

Innovating education: New commander of Air University challenges Airmen

  arrow More Stories

tabAETC NewsRSS feed 
Altus instructor selected for KC-46 test and evaluation team

Lackland Sergeant completes formal course from all military branches

New 19th Air Force commander visits Vance

International military leaders inducted into AU Honor Roll

Sheppard Airmen disarm potential threat, earn medal for courage  1

Flying Training Wing gains new squadron

Recording history: One man records Laughlin's heritage


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