$10B AFCAP III Program Contract Provides “Expeditionary Engineering”
DID has covered special contracts before, wherein the US government can issue “extreme situations, massive response” requests and demand to have them met, quickly, by private sector entities. Since that kind of capability used to require large numbers of extra troops, including numerous domain expert specialists, it’s worth reminding ourselves what a change this represents.
The $10 billion US Air Force Contract Augmentation Program III (AFCAP III) is such a program, also referred to as “expeditionary engineering.” The Air Education and Training Command at Randolph Air Force Base, TX has just issued a set of indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contracts, which define the small roster of firms who have shown them the capabilities and capacities to handle the kinds of situations that AFCAP III may cover.
Essentially, AFCAP III provides commanders and/or any US government agency the option to vastly expand or relieve the burden of base operation support functions anywhere in the world. They can contract for responses to meet a wide range of support activities, focusing on temporary contingency skills and/resources to sustain military forces (e.g. disaster response and/or recovery, Global War on Terrorism, peacekeeping missions, humanitarian response, nation building, etc.) anywhere in the world (including inside the USA) and in minimal time.
The short-list contract recipients include:
- Washington Group International in Denver, CO (FA3002-06-D-0001)
- CH2M Hill Global Services in Englewood, CO (FA3002-06-D-0002)
- URS/Berger JV in Washington, DC (FA3002-06-D-0003)
- Bechtel National in Frederick, MD (FA3002-06-D-0004)
- DynCorp International in Fort Worth, TX (FA3002-06-D-0005)
- Readiness Management Support in Panama City, FL (FA3002-06-D-0006). RMS is a subsidiary of a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnson Controls Inc., a Milwaukee, WI company that is a global market leader in automotive systems and facility management.
AFCAP III is managed by the Air Force Program Executive Officer for Combat and Mission Support, in Washington, DC. The Air Force can issue tasks orders totaling up to the maximum $10 billion ceiling established for the AFCAP III Program, although actual requirements may not require the full amount.
There is no pre-determined contract value or location for the individual contracts to be awarded, except for a minimum contract value of $15,000. The actual value for each contract will be determined by the total value of all task orders won by each firm over the life of each contract (up to 10 years).
Solicitations began February 2005, and negotiations were completed in September 2005. For more information, contact AETC/PA, Lt Elaine Larson at 210-652-4400.