Sep 01, 2009 20:20 UTC
Small businesses – which traditionally have done very well competing against larger firms for the first NetCents program – are now complaining that the Air Force is gaming the system to gut set-aside requirements to small businesses in the second NetCents round.
The Network Operations and Infrastructure Solutions project – a $4.2 billion Air Force effort to provide IT purchasing services to various government agencies, part of the Network Centric Solutions 2 (NetCents 2) contract – will likely employ NAICS codes that include a greater number of potential vendors than was the case in the first round.
Defense Systems reports hearing from small businesses, cited anonymously, that they fear the Air Force is broadening the pool of vendors for its convenience, contravening stated precedence. The story reports that an official from the Air Force Small Business Programs Office warned that recent proceedings indicated this change may make the whole program vulnerable to successful challenges and related delays.
Sep 01, 2009 16:18 UTC
NAS JRB New Orleans
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Small business qualifier Atlantic Electric in N. Charleston, SC won a $14.9 million firm-fixed-price contract for repair and replacement of airfield lighting at Naval Air Station (NAS) Joint Reserve Base (JRB) New Orleans in Louisiana. Atlantic Electric will demolish and replace runway lights, guidance signs, taxiway lights with LED, transformers/ pads, electrical conduits and circuits, main 5kv feed, control panels, threshold lights, wave off lights, handholds, vaults, helipad lighting system and wind socks.
The proposed construction will also consist of repaving shoulders on Runway 4-22, Runway 14-32, Taxiways A, B, J & K, along with adjacent shoulder areas for the purpose of providing positive drainage runoff. Portions of some runway and taxiway areas themselves will require demolition and replacement.
Atlantic Electric expects to complete the work by April 2011. Funds for this project are provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. This contract was competitively procured via the Navy Electronic Commerce Online website, with 4 proposals received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southeast in Jacksonville, FL (N69450-09-C-0762).
NAS JRB New Orleans is located 12 miles south of downtown New Orleans…
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Sep 01, 2009 14:06 UTC
Harris Technical Services in Colorado Springs, CO received a $10 million contract modification for operations, maintenance, and logistics support to the US Air Force Space Command’s 50th Space Wing. At this time the entire amount has been obligated. 50 CONS/LGCZW at Schriever Air Force Base in California manages the contract (FA2550-08-C-8011, P00032).
The 50th Space Wing is responsible for the operations and support of more than 170 US military satellites…
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Sep 01, 2009 12:00 UTC
Stronghold Engineering in Riverside, CA won a $10 million firm-fixed-price task order (#0006) under a multiple-award construction contract (N62473-06-D-1057) for modernization of barracks – Buildings 14 and 15 – at Naval Air Station Lemoore in California.
Stronghold Engineering will repair the existing barracks, converting 130 rooms from 2+0 to 1+1E bachelor housing standard. The 1+1E module will feature two private sleeping rooms with closet, a shared bathroom, kitchenette, an area for stackable washer and dryer, and telephone, internet, and cable TV capability in each private room. Stronghold will replace the associated furniture, fixtures, and equipment necessary for a complete usable facility.
The task order also contains one planned modification, which, if issued, would increase cumulative task order value to $11.4 million. Work will be performed in Lemoore, CA and is expected to be completed by January 2011. For this task order, 4 proposals were received by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest in San Diego, CA.
NAS Lemoore is the US Navy’s newest, largest, and only West Coast master jet base…
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