The US Department of Defense has been facing serious accounting and finance-related issues for years. Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. is one of many consulting companies trying to help them change that, and in May 2006 they received a new blanket purchase agreement (BPA) under contract HQ-0423-06-A-0011 in support of the Defense Finance and Service (DFAS) agency transformation initiative. The contract covers program management, accounting, training, human resource services and Information Technology services in support of the Transformation Directorate at DFAS Indianapolis, IN. Booz consultants role will assist DFAS in planning and executing agency efforts and lead a team of vendors under the BPA through 21 contractor teaming arrangements. These services will be temporary support to closing DFAS locations, and are not anticipated to be required after agency transformation is complete.
Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. in McLean, VA received a $10.5 million modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N00421-06-C-0003), exercising an option for an estimated 149,760 man-hours of technical, engineering, professional and management services. The contract will support the Special Communications Requirements Division of the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, which in turn supports programs for the US Department of Defense, plus American military services and federal agencies.
Booz Allen Hamilton in Norfolk, VA received a $25.6 million cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract to provide expertise in change management, organizational barrier identification and removal, and key enterprise performance metrics to the US Navy. This contract includes a base year and 4 one-year options, which if exercised, bring the total estimated value of the contract to $120.1 million.
Work will be performed in various locations around the continental United States (CONUS), and the base year will be complete by January 2009. Contract funds will expire at the end of the fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured though Government-wide Points of Entry, Navy Electronic Commerce On-line, and Federal Business Opportunities websites, with 3 offers received by the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk (N00189-08-D-0022).
Back in March 2005, DID noted that the US Army had narrowed the field for its $20 billion ITES-2 IT contract to 17 potential prime contractors. At the time, we also noted the Army’s plan to issue the formal RFP in May 2005. Later, in April 2005, DID covered Kevin Carroll, “the $36 billion man” who leads the office in charge of ITES and ITES-2 as the Army pursued its vision of a major long-term contract vehicle for a wide range of information technology and computing services.
In September 2005, the U.S. Army released its RFP for its $20 billion Information Technology Enterprise Solutions-2 Services program via the Army Small Computer Program, the Army Contracting Agency, and the Information Technology, E-Commerce, and Commercial Contracting Center. After that, things didn’t go as well. A major kerfuffle and 2 rounds of GAO protests followed the award, which led to a revised list of winners in November 2006.
They’ve also just announced the selection of 29 firms for award under the maximum $50 billion Alliant Governmentwide Acquisition Contract. The Alliant umbrella contract provides all US federal government agencies, including the Pentagon, with a centralized source to acquire integrated Information Technology (IT) solutions worldwide. The contract has a 5-year base period with a 5-year option period, and replaces two similar contracts set to expire: Millenia, and ANSWER (Applications ‘N Support for Widely diverse End user Requirements)…
The US Navy has issued a set of consulting firm contracts to help the Director of Material Readiness and Logistics (OPNAV N4) with business process improvements. These are cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity contracts with options. Contract funds associated with the contract guaranteed minimum amounts will expire Sept. 2007, while work is expected to be complete Mar. 2008. Work will be performed in Washington, DC (95%); and other Department of Navy CONUS(CONtinental US) locations (5%). These contracts were competitively procured and solicited through Navy Electronic Commerce Online, with 15 offers received by the Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Contracting Department, Philadelphia Division. Winners included:
Accenture National Security Services LLC in Reston, VA. $11.6 million, $57.5 million if all options are exercised (N00189-07-R-Z018).
AMSEC LLC in Virginia Beach, VA. $8.9 million, $44 million if all options are exercised (N00189-07-R-Z019).
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in McLean, VA. $9.5 million, $47 million if all options are exercised (N00189-07-R-Z020).
IBM in Fairfax, VA. $9.3 million, $47 million if all options are exercised (N00189-07-R-Z021).
In FY 2005, the US Air Force designated 8 five-year NetCents contract winners: 4 small businesses and 4 large ones. Each, it turn, brings a host of partners in with them but manages any contracts received through one point of contact & responsibility. In short, NetCents created a single contract to competitively buy IT products and services, aimed at increasing the standardization of hardware and software service-wide.
A November 2005 article in Federal Computer Weekly reported that the US Air Force’s CIO was readying a new memo covering policy, marketing and training information for the $9 billion Network Centric Solutions (NetCents) contract so it will be used 80% of the time to buy IT products and services. At the moment, they’re a long way from that.
The patterns within the NetCents awards are interesting, and DID will discuss some of them. We’re also going to highlight one of the small business winners, a company called Telos. They’ve picked up an impressive share of NetCents awards. Their people also took the time to talk to DID about the dynamics of NetcCents – and even some best practices for other government agencies agencies looking at implementing these kinds of large, omnibus umbrella contracts.
Booz Allen, Hamilton Incorporated in McClean, VA received a $56.6 million (estimated) cost-plus fixed-fee contract modification for operation of the Survivability/ Vulnerability Information Analysis Center (SURVIAC) for a 4-year option period beginning January 2006. “The mission is to perform the functions of a full service Department of Defense Information Analysis Center as described in DoD Regulation 3200.12-R-2, “Centers for analysis of scientific and technical information in the vital technical area of non-nuclear survivability/ vulnerability.”
Well, that’s what DefenseLINK says. Enlightening, isn’t it? So, what is SURVIAC, really…
Booz-Allen and Hamilton in McLean, VA received a $5.5 million contract modification for advisory and assistance services that focus on acquisition program management and systems engineering/ analysis capability. This will support future system programs that include, but are not limited to: land based strategic defense, common air vehicle (the hypersonic spaceplane portion of the FALCON program), intercontinental ballistic missile demonstration/ validation, integrated applications programs, and ICBM long-range requirements planning studies.
This action exercises option one of the contract, and implements a period of performance from December 1, 2005 through November 30, 2006. The location of performance is Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH. Headquarters 526th ICBM Systems Wing at Hill Air Force Base, UT issued the contract (FA8204-05-C-0022/P00002).
Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in McLean, VA received a $16.4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for training, education, engineering, technical and management support services for the Royal Saudi Naval Forces (RSNF) under the Foreign Military Sales Program. This contract includes a base year and four one-year options which, if exercised, would bring the total estimated value of the contract to $100 million. Work will be performed in Saudi Arabia (65%); McLean, VA (34%); and other locations (1%); and is expected to be completed by July 2006. Funding is provided by several RSNF FMSO cases through multiple funding documents citing FMS no-year appropriation. There are no U.S. Navy funds or U.S. budget funds required for this sole source procurement by the Government of Saudi Arabia via Letter of Offer and Acceptance. The Fleet and Industrial Supply Center Norfolk, Philadelphia Division issued the contract (N00140-05-C-0088).
As a side note to DoD DefenseLink: it isn’t “Booze Allen Hamilton,” though that was funny in the context of the strictly Islamic Saudi Navy.