IAP Gets Call for CENTCOM Air Traffic Control (updated)
Aug 14/07: IAP Worldwide Services, Inc.’s wholly-owned subsidiary Readiness Management Support, LC in Panama City, FL received a $63.7 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, performance-based contract for year one services, with a provision for firm-fixed-price task orders. RMS will provide aviation technical services, which is the combination of equipment maintenance of Air Traffic Control and Landing Systems (ATCALS) and flight operational services at US Central Command (CENTCOM) air bases/stations. CENTCOM covers the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Horn of Africa. As one might expect, air traffic patterns are rather busy these days. IAP/RMS had played a leading role in developing Afghanistan’s air traffic control system to support Operation Enduring Freedom, and also established the Kabul Area Control Center.
This procurement provides for electronic equipment maintenance services and air traffic management to support air traffic control operations and maintenance (O&M), airfield management, air to ground communications O&M, and aviation weather systems O&M at multiple locations in US CENTCOM. To that end, IAP has built a team of key providers: Midwest Air Traffic Control Service Inc. (air traffic management functions), Lockheed Martin Information Systems (ATCALS equipment maintenance) functions. Depending on the scope of additional work, AIR Inc. (Micro Earth Resources Technology Satellite programming) and/or Scientific Research Corporation (meteorology), may be called upon. The contract includes 4 one-year option periods which, if exercised, would bring the cumulative value of the contract to an estimated $388.3 million.
Work will be performed in Southwest Asia, primarily Iraq and Afghanistan, and is expected to be completed August 2008. If all options are exercised, work could continue until August 2012. The contract was competitively procured under full and open competition, and the Request for Proposal was posted on the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center E-commerce website, with 2 offers received. The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Charleston, SC, issued the contract (N65236-07-D-6872). IAP release.